Experience the world at a slower pace at the Inn at Montchanin Village.
Listed on the National Historic Register, this restored 19th century hamlet is located at the heart of the Brandywine Valley and is one of the last of its kind. It once served as a settlement to laborers who worked at the nearby DuPont gunpowder mills, but today incorporates eleven carefully restored buildings dating from 1799 to 1910.
In all, the village offers 28 richly furnished guest rooms and suites spread throughout these beautifully appointed private houses.
Each room and suite at the Inn at Montchanin Village is unique with its own individual character and is appointed with period and reproduction furniture, marble baths, and many enjoy private, professionally landscaped gardens, gas fireplaces, separate parlors and porches with rocking chairs.
Other extras provided include niceties like European towel warmers, French reflection mirrors, mini refrigerators with ice maker, complimentary bottled water and soft drinks and more.
Krazy Kat’s Restaurant
The inn’s Krazy Kat’s Restaurant was once the blacksmith shop. Today it is known for its creative cuisine, eclectic menu, and award-winning wine list as well as for its whimsical décor which includes tiger print chairs and portraits of felines dress in military garb.
Things to Do
The Inn at Montchanin offers solitude and an inspirational sense of history perfect for a romantic getaway or as a retreat. In fact, if you’ve been hankering to write a novel, this would be a great place to write your first draft.
Things to do and see near to the Inn include the Winterhur Museum, Longwood Gardens, Hagley Museum, Brandywine River Museum and more. Plus fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of the on-site exercise facilities or go outdoors to the jogging trails in the state park.
The Inn at Montchanin Village is located halfway between New York and Washington, DC, just five miles northwest of Wilmington and 25 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. It’s a beautiful opportunity to escape the hectic, the busy, and just relax and enjoy.
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