After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Today's Groupon offers respite from the chaos: for $160, you get a two-night stay at Kennett House Bed and Breakfast plus a Brandywine Valley Wine Trail tour(a $350 value). Hotel stays must be booked between Sunday and Thursday.
Built in 1910, the Kennett House maintains classic American Foursquare architecture with handsome granite construction, a sweeping veranda, and original chestnut molding and trim. Overnight guests can opt for the Delaware Room, which overlooks the back garden and carriage house and features a four-poster queen-size bed with an adjacent sitting room. Paintings by acclaimed local artists, N.C., Jamie, and Andrew Wyeth decorate the Wyeth Room, filled with a high-backed queen-sized bed, wicker chair, and Moroccan rug. Ensuite bathrooms fully equipped with toiletries, comfy bathrobes, and plush spa towels, make either room a romantic place to tell a loved one they’re okay, sometimes. A full breakfast consisting of local ingredients is available each morning, as well as complimentary drinks and snacks served all day in the second floor sitting room. An abundance of wineries dot the surrounding Pennsylvanian countryside and during the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail tour, guests can taste a variety of wines born and raised in Chester County. Each winery has a distinct personality, and since they are all within fifty miles of each other, stopping by each one is as easy as swirl, sip, and spit. Two souvenir Brandywine Valley tasting glasses are yours for keeps.
Kennett House sits two blocks from the center of town where visitors can converse over cappuccino, haggle with local book dealers, or complete a cat-like state of relaxation with a visit to a nearby spa. Other attractions include a variety of museums, golf courses, and horseback riding venues. Neighboring Longwood Gardens is a nature-lovers dream, while 1,050 flowered acres provide guests with Jane Austin-style backdrops for banter-filled strolls.
- The house was immaculate and the room cozy and inviting. – ThePhotoGuy, TripAdvisor
- The Kennett House Bed and Breakfast exceeded my expectations in every way and the location couldn't be beat. – A BedandBreakfast.com reviewer who stayed on 11/2010