Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley Fourth of July Events

Magnificent fireworks will explode over the Philadelphia Art Museum

Philadelphia is where it all began so why not celebrate July 4 in the cradle of independence?  There will be all types of events to celebrate Independence Day beginning the week prior to the fourth and running through the holiday. … Continue reading

Hiking and Biking in the Brandywine Valley

Darlington Walking Trail is 1/2 mile from Hamanassett

Although half of Delaware County is not technically in the Brandywine Valley, it is close enough to claim kinship.  And  most of the trails are close enough to claim kinship.  The good news is many are so close to Hamanassett.  … Continue reading

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

A blue water pond surrounded by purple flowers and tropical greenery.

The Christmas wrapping is tossed out, you’ve recuperated from New Year’s Eve, so now what?  No need to wait until spring for the wonders of gardening.   It isn’t too soon to start thinking about the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood … Continue reading

Brandywine Valley and Philadelphia Holiday Events

So much is happening in the Brandywine Valley and the Philadelphia area so make your plans now.  Even if you have been here before and visited Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours , or the Brandywine River Museum which are … Continue reading

Bed and Breakfast Cooking Classes Brandywine Valley 2018

Scallops served on sea shell

Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast, located in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, has posted its list of cooking classes for 2018.  There are several of the most popular classes brought back and a couple of new classes.  And we are in … Continue reading

The Compleat Angler – Fly Fishing in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania

Learn the art of tying fly fishing lures.

I’m sure most of you have heard about the book “The Compleat Angler” written by Izaak Walton in 1653.  Rather than being just a manual on fishing it is a story both in prose and verse which celebrates the joys … Continue reading

Elopements and Small Weddings in Pennsylvania

The Elopement package at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast includes appetizers, wedding cake, bouquet, and bouteniere for the groom.

Congratulations on your engagement.  You’ve got the ring and now starts the planning for your special small wedding or elopement in Pennsylvania.  Sometimes it can become oveerwhelming.  Who do we invite?  What is our budget?  There is a way to … Continue reading

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

Bright lights on Christmas trees are silhouetted against the dark sky at Longwood Garden's holiday festival.

“A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania begins Thursday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And no, even though we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving in the Brandywine Valley  it isn’t too soon to start … Continue reading