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Sweetwater Farm

At a Glance

    Pros

  • elegant decor
  • well-maintained grounds
  • accommodating staff

    Cons

  • some guest rooms are small
  • some may not like presence of pets
  • late breakfast not available

Sweetwater Farm 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 Details

  • 7 rooms, 7 cottages
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-19-2011

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