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.
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.
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.
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.
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 longwoodgardens.org, winterthur.org and visitwilmingtonde.com/events/holiday/.
The Fairville Inn, 506 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 610-388-5900