Romantic Guest Rooms and Afternoon Teas at Historical Countryside Estate
In 2010, Fairville Inn Bed & Breakfast was named the mid-Atlantic’s most romantic inn in by readers of Karen Brown’s travel guides. The elegant estate, built between 1825 and 1837, is situated on 5 acres in the Brandywine Valley, a region famous for its mansions and idyllic countryside. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn transports guests back to a quaint, peaceful time via country furnishings and decor.
The innkeepers take extra steps to maintain an elegant atmosphere. Every day, they host an afternoon tea where you can sample freshly baked treats. For an additional charge, grab a chocolate-truffle torte with key-lime caramel sauce or another tasty dessert.
In the morning, you’ll dive into a gourmet breakfast. Omelets are made with vegetables from the estate gardens, and sausages are smoked in-house with applewood or mesquite. The innkeepers take special pride in their scrambled eggs, which they say are “among the finest you will ever have.” If you are looking to go off-site, there are an array of fine dining choices within minutes of the Inn.
The rooms available with this deal can be found in the yellow-painted Main House, the whitewashed Carriage House or the Springhouse, which was built on the foundation of the original estate’s barn. Each unit has its own ambiance, but you can bet that whichever room you choose, you’re in for a romantic and relaxing experience.
Brandywine Valley: Cultural and Historical Countryside in Pennsylvania
Located in Pennsylvania’s southeast corner, the Brandywine Valley features rolling terrain and historic landmarks. During the early 20th century, wealthy families began building extravagant estates here, and many of them have been converted into museums offering tours. Once owned by the DuPont family, the 1,000-acre Longwood Gardens (located 3 miles from the inn) boasts 20 indoor and outdoor gardens, an extensive fountain system, and an orchid house.
Other nearby attractions with a DuPont connection include the Hagley Museum and Library, the Winterthur Museum, and the Nemours Mansion & Gardens. All of them are only minutes from the inn. Also close by: the Brandywine River Museum, a onetime mill that now showcases the work of artists N. C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth.