What Our Guests Say About Us
Visited for Memorial Day weekend and had a first class experience! The grounds are beautiful in bloom, we stayed in a cozy room that was extremely comfortable, and breakfast was top notch all three days. The Hay barn was quite nice, lots of snacks and drinks, and a friendly place to talk to other guests or the owners. Even got to watch the Longwood fireworks between the trees on the property!
Lance and Sandy were super friendly, and made an effort to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.
As others have said, it's close enough to the attractions you want, but secluded and quiet we were looking for.
Would HIGHLY recommend and can't wait to return again!
May 26, 2014
Great location for visiting Longwood Gardens. The innkeepers were warm and welcoming and tried to be very helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed. Breakfasts were delicious, ample and well-presented. We would definitely stay there again.
October 25, 2012
Mother Daughter weekend"
We were lucky to get a room last minute and I am so glad that we chose Whitewing instead of a standard hotel. I wish we had more time to just relax there since the property is so beautiful but our schedule was packed. It was wonderful to be so sincerely welcomed by Lance and Sandy and the set-up in the barn was perfect for a hot cup of tea late at night or a popcorn snack while waiting to go to dinner. The luscious breakfast was the icing on the cake!
September 25, 2012
"One of the Best"
This inn is the model for others. The main building is welcoming, comfortable and always supplied with coffee, cold drinks, small snacks and ice. Best of all, the place was not cluttered with "collectibles", knickknacks, and dusty crocheted armchair covers.
The room we had, Paddock, was in a building separate from the main building, so quiet. The room was clean and the bathroom was spacious. Whenever we check into a place, the key is the issue of 2 reading chairs (so often we find one "easy" chair and a desk chair so one of us ends up sitting on the bed to read). This inn had the desired 2 wing chairs!
Breakfast was outstanding - beautifully presented and delicious.
I only will all inns and B&B's were as good as this.
September 24, 2012
"Beautiful, Clean and Cozy"
Stayed at Whitewing for a girls weekend away. The B&B is lovely and the new owners are very nice and accomodating. It felt like home only on vacation. The entire facility was imaculate and I am already recommending it to my friends and family. The breakfast was delicious and I was sorry we missed the afternoon tea because I am sure that was wonderful as well. We just loved everything about the entire property. Will definately visit again.
September 16, 2012
"Romantic and relaxing"
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a short vacation. We were looking for quiet, relaxing atmosphere and we found it here. We stayed in the Pond House and loved it! The room was nicely decorated and clean. We had a problem with the TV and it was resolved quickly. The Inn's grounds are beautiful and spacious. The pool was a pleasant surprise and we enjoyed our afternoon swims. Lance is a great cook so breakfast was delicious. It is centrally located so we were able to wander the area without having to travel a lot. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend this Inn.
Somers Point, New Jersey
"Great Brandywine Valley place to stay"
In mid-August 2012, seven of us stayed at Whitewing for our annual family reunion. Some of us stayed for four nights and others for only two, but we all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The host family runs a successful Italian restaurant in addition to the inn, and the breakfasts revealed a very experienced cook in the kitchen. There are no short-cuts here: just the best ingredients, lovingly prepared. We had a lovely room with a balcony-porch, but we were so busy visiting the local sights--Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, the Brandywine River Museum, and the new Barnes in Philadelpha--that we never had time to sit in it! In addition to many menus from local restaurants, Sandy and Lance keep a notebook in which their guests record ther reactions to the restaurants as well: the Tripadvisor philosophy brought down to the local level. I've never seen so many inviting books in such good condition--every guest room, as well as the main gathering hall--was loaded with them.
September 1, 2012
"We can't wait to come back!"
Our girls group was thrilled with our visit to Longwood Gardens and our stay at the Inn. The new owners are so friendly and caring. They gave us the Gate House so our 3 rooms were all together in one building with our own deck and porch. the rooms were so beautiful. Newly renovated, nicely decorated, spotless and so comfortable. The gourmet breakfast was amazing! We can't to come back!
June 7, 2011
We had planned an overnight trip to see Longwood Gardens and came across an ad for The Inn at Whitewing Farm. We were delighted from the moment we drove up! The new owners could not have been more gracious, the property was so unique and the breakfast served was delicious! We are already looking forward to our next visit!
June 5, 2011
"Wonderful quiet B&B!"
I find this place online, It had just reopened under new owners. It has several rooms in various separate building around the property. Our room was the smallest but very pretty decor with a library of books available for borrowing. There is more privacy than most B&B. A large barn has been converted into the main breakfast and great room. Guests are free to come and go around the property. The location was great. Right behind Longwood Gardens. We visited, Nemours, Brandywine River museum, Longwood Gardens and the Hagley Museum. They all were within 20 minutes of the place. We had delicious gourmet breakfasts made by the owners. Sandy and Lance Shortt could not have been more welcoming. We plan to go back again.
May 31, 2011
We recently stayed here for a wonderful 3 day Mother/Daughter trip. The room by the pond was cozy and peaceful. Every night we were lulled to sleep by the water and loved sitting on the deck during the day to watch the ducks or read a good book in the sun. It is a gorgeous setting. The owners, Sandy and Lance, made us feel very welcome and made sure we had everything we needed. The breakfasts were cooked by Lance, a long time chef, and were absolutely amazing. There is so much to do in the area, we never ran out of things to do. Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and Brandywine Museum are all close by. There is also places to hike, bike and canoe close by for outdoor enthusiasts!
May 16, 2011
Los Alamos, New Mexico