This Charming Restaurant In The Heart Of Chateau Country Is A Delaware Dream

When E. I. du Pont founded the DuPont Company in 1802, I wonder if he knew that his gunpowder mill at Hagley would transform an entire region. As the du Ponts became more and more successful, their influence spread out to the Brandywine Valley, and Delaware’s Chateau Country began to emerge. Many mansions were created with French influence, gardens were established throughout New Castle County, and wineries began to pop up, taking advantage of Delaware’s sandy soil. Now, decades later, Delaware’s Chateau Country remains a French-inspired escape from the busier regions of the First State.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

If you really want to spoil yourself, you can book a room at the attached Inn at Montchanin – it’s one of the best escapes in Delaware.