From historic sights and world class arts to everyday recreation and experiential day trips, Brandywine Valley has more to it then friendly people and beautiful landscapes. A dynamic location with something for everyone, our Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania location affords all our guests a chance to explore a charming, entertaining side of the country. We’re also only 35 minutes from the city center of Philadelphia, so whether you’re going there for a day excursion or are escaping the bustle of the metropolis for a quiet country weekend getaway, the days won’t be long enough to see everything the Brandywine Valley has to offer.
The Brandywine Valley is home to world-class museums, lavish "American castles", formal and natural gardens and several unique events. . You won't find a hotel in the Brandywine Valley with a location so near the area's top attractions. We are right across the street from the Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth Museum), just minutes from the Brandywine Battlefield Park and a very short drive from Longwood Gardens.
Hunt for antiques, see a show, attend a polo match, play a round of golf on one of our championship courses, go to the races or the casino at Delaware Park, shop till you drop in tax-free Delaware, canoe or tube down the Brandywine... the possibilities are endless.
Check out our recreation directory for a list of what to see and do in the Brandywine Valley.
Take some time when staying at the Brandywine River Hotel to explore the many sights and sounds our area of Pennsylvania has to offer.
Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, whose passion was garden design, horticulture, education and the arts. The gardens comprise over 1,077 acres of 20 outdoor gardens and displays like the one above, when over 100,000 tulips were in bloom. There are also 20 indoor gardens within 4.5 acres of heated greenhouses that make up Longwood’s conservatory, one of the world’s greatest greenhouse structures.
The museum, a converted grist mill, houses the world’s premier collection of paintings from three generations of the Wyeth family that called Chadds Ford home.
Step back into history at the Brandywine Battlefield Park a mile north of the Brandywine River Hotel. The park commemorates the Battle of the Brandywine that took place from Chadds Ford to Dilworthtown on September 11, 1777 culminating with fierce fighting at the Friends Meeting in Dilworthtown where young General Lafayette was wounded.
The Winery is Pennsylvania’s largest and best known winery and is included on the Brandywine Wine Trail tasting tour. Today winemaker Jim Osborn carries on a thirty-year tradition of locally sourced, quality wines.
The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a 300-acre country estate with jardin à la française formal gardens and a classical French mansion in Wilmington, Delaware.
Winterthur (pronounced "winter-tour") is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with its singular collection of 85,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the 175-room house, which is has been maintained to represent how it was when the du Pont family lived there.
This Chadds Ford market features 40 dealers who work cooperatively to sell their antiques and collectibles, much like the antique mini-malls in Lancaster County.