Get Away: The Fairville Inn in Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley

Cozy up by the fire and escape to botanical wonderlands at Longwood Gardens and Winterthur this holiday season.

The Fairville Inn in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (Photo by Stacy Hart Photography)

Tucked into Pennsylvania’s bucolic Brandywine Valley outside of Philadelphia (a city known as “America’s Garden Capital”), the Fairville Inn is ideally situated a few miles from both Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library—botanical wonderlands that are all the more stunning during the holidays when festooned in seasonal finery.

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Dazzling lights at Longwood Gardens (Photo by Becca Mathias)

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The Fairville Inn (Photo by Stacy Hart Photography)

Fairville’s 10 guest rooms and suites—housed in two buildings adjacent to a well-manicured courtyard and grand trees—were completely renovated in 2020 with casually elegant furnishings and new tiled bathrooms. Some rooms have a fireplace and expansive porch overlooking the back hillside. Suites have their own sitting room, plus an in-room coffee station and Frette bathrobes. 

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A guest room at the Fairville Inn (Photo by Stacy Hart Photography)

The white Colonial building at the property’s front greets guests with a coffee, tea and snack bar, a dining room and a relaxing living area with scented candles. Pumpkin pancakes with maple cinnamon butter and a delicious fried egg tartine are just two of the complimentary breakfast choices.

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A holiday display at Longwood Gardens. (Photo by Harold Hank Davis)

Visit the nearby town of Greenville for good coffee and sandwiches at Brew HaHa, or for excellent pizza, salads and live music at Pizza by Elizabeths—its name, decor and marble bar a nod to famous Elizabeths. 

Rates begin at $240. For information about holiday lights, music and events, see, and

The Fairville Inn, 506 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 610-388-5900

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