Pennsbury Inn - Chadds Ford, PA, 19317, United States
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Alfred du Pont married Alicia, his second wife, in 1907 and loved showering her with gifts. By far the grandest of these was the spectacular new house that he built for her on a 3,000-acre plot of land in Wilmington. He hired Carrere and Hastings, a prestigious New York architectural firm, to design the mansion in the late-18th-century French style that Alicia adored. Alfred named the estate Nemours, after the French town that his great-great-grandfather represented in the French Estates General. While looking to the past and his ancestors for inspiration, Alfred also ensured that his new home was thoroughly modern by incorporating the latest technology and many of his own inventions.

The Long Walk

The 157 jets at the center of the one-acre pool shoot water 12 feet into the air; when they are turned off, the entire "Long Walk" is reflected in the pool. The pool, five and a half feet deep in its deepest section, holds 800,000 gallons of water and takes three days to fill. The Art Nouveau-style, classical mythology-based “Four Seasons” around the pool are by French-born American sculptor Henri Crenier (1873–1948).
http://www.nemoursmansion.org

Pennsbury Inn
883 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA, 19317, United States
Call: (610) 388-1435
610-388-1436

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A Brandywine Valley Bed and Breakfast in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

The Pennsbury Inn is a lovely and comfortable Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast inn near Longwood Gardens in the historic Brandywine Valley. Our historic Chadds Ford, PA bed and breakfast inn offers seven sumptuous bedrooms, private baths, large living room with huge open fireplace, library, music room, and private conference room. Discover the treasures of the Brandywine Valley, Philadelphia, and beyond from your exclusive Pennsylvania lodging home base. Located on eight acres of landscaped grounds bordered by woodland trails, this Chadds Ford bed and breakfast hideaway is perfect for intimate weddings, receptions, anniversary dinners, bridal showers, and business meetings.