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Fairville Inn

Ashley Nature Center

At a Glance

    Pros

  • gracious hosts
  • central location
  • spacious rooms

    Cons

  • some street noise
  • some bathrooms need updating
  • some rooms have small TVs

Fairville Inn Review

This B&B, halfway between Longwood Gardens and Winterthur, has bright, airy rooms furnished with Queen Anne and Hepplewhite reproductions and dramatic white-draped canopy beds. The main house, built in 1857, has a striking living room with a fireplace. Rooms in the carriage house and springhouse have decks; those in the latter have a sweeping view down to the pond. The Fairville serves a complimentary breakfast, which includes a choice of three entrées, such as an egg dish, homemade pancakes, or Belgian waffles, and an afternoon tea with home-baked cookies, fruit, and cheese.

    Hotel Details

  • 13 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-19-2011

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