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Sweetwater Farm

  • 50 Sweetwater Rd. Map It
  • Glen Mills
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Elegant decor
  • Well-maintained grounds
  • Accommodating staff


  • Some guest rooms are small
  • Some may not like presence of pets
  • Late breakfast not available

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

This historic property—part of William Penn's land grant to the Hemphill family—carves out a tranquil 50 acres of Brandywine Valley countryside. Rooms in the 1734 Quaker farmhouse include the Dormer, once a hospital for the Underground Railroad. Rooms in the 1815 Georgian addition have four-poster beds and fireplaces. Among the seven cottages are a former greenhouse and the thoroughly modern Hemphill and Brandywine units, with gas fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. Both fun and nature are bountiful here, thanks to a billiards room, massage services, and hiking trails. The three-course breakfast is served in the dining room or on the outdoor patio, which overlooks the pond and the resident horses and goats.

Hotel Information


50 Sweetwater Rd., Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, 19342, United States

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610-459–4711; 800-793–3892

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 7 rooms, 7 cottages
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Updated 05/19/2011

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