Philadelphia November 17, 2017
This Little Known Resort Near Philadelphia Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All
This time of year, plenty of Philadelphia families are planning their fall and winter getaways. We usually take the time to drive a few hours northwest to the Pocono Mountains, where we enjoy scenery and silence from way up in the sky. However, it can be tough to get that far away, and the Poconos can be a little, well,
too quiet sometimes. It’s possible to have an incredible stay a little close to home – in fact, I think the best getaway near Philadelphia is right in the Brandywine Valley.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
The Inn at Grace Winery dates back to 1734, when it was a working farm in the scenic Brandywine Valley.
You can find the Vineyard, Tasting Room, and Inn at 50 Sweetwater Rd., Glen Mills, PA. This is just about half an hour from Center City Philadelphia!
Grace Winery is located on 50 acres of farmland, and you'll find hiking trails, adorable farm animals, many cabins and old farm buildings, and fire pits when you explore the property.
If you choose to stay a few nights here, you won't regret it!
The Manor House dates back to 1734 and 1815, and the cozy rooms will make you feel so far away from it all.
Whether you stay in the Manor House or one of the kid-and-pet friendly cottages, you'll enjoy curling up by the fireplace or relaxing around the outdoor fire pit.
Each cottage brings you the charm of a country farmhouse with all the amenities of modern life.
When you book your stay, the Innkeepers can help you find the perfect cottage or room for your getaway.
There's plenty to do indoors at the Manor House, like play a game of pool or learn about the history of the original farm.
While The Inn at Grace Winery is perfect for a fall getaway, it's beautiful in the winter and a great way to escape the hectic, stressful holiday season.
Bring your wine out to the adirondack chairs and socialize around the fire pits, or keep to yourself and relax with the crackling sounds and smoky smell of a wintertime fire.
During the day, you'll want to head outside and meet all of Grace Winery's farm life!
From fainting goats and gorgeous horses to miniature donkeys with goofy, giant ears, you're sure to make a few fuzzy friends.
Five of the cottages are even pet friendly!
Your pup will be greeted with his or her own personal bed, water bowl, and towels to keep dry and warm.
Of course, a big part of staying at Grace Winery is the winery itself.
Step into the 1750s era bank barn that's now home to their award-winning tasting room.
The vines were brought into the winery in the early 2000s, and the sandy soil and moderate climate of the Brandywine Valley makes it the perfect location for growing grapes.
The tasting room is open to the public from Friday through Sunday. On Friday, join the vineyard in the barn or out on th patio from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, and on the weekends from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
For a truly luxurious getaway, plan your stay for a night when the Grace Dinner Club is gathering.
Executive Chef Scott Megill regularly prepares gourmet chef's tasting meals, focusing on local, seasonal and farm-to-table ingredients and ideals. The next one is their Wild Game Dinner on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM.
Call The Inn at Grace Winery at (610) 459-4711 to learn more about their seasonal suppers.
The Brandywine Valley is home to historic gardens and museums, and there are so many places to visit within a short drive of the Inn at Grace Winery.
Once you've stepped onto this magical property, you may never want to leave!
The Brandywine Valley is home to many spectacular sights – while you’re staying at Grace Winery, plan a short day trip to this
town near Philadelphia that’s straight out of a fairytale.