8840 Stenton Ave.,
215/242-3333 or 800/347-6858,
Three beautifully decorated guest rooms ($85–125) are available in this 19th-century stone mansion. The Victorian-style rooms are complete with quilts, floral patterns, and lace—but the effect is cozy and warm, not stuffy or over the top.
Innkeeper and registered nutritionist Yolanta Roman uses herbs and vegetables she grows in her sprawling backyard to prepare a full breakfast for guests each morning. A shared kitchen and laundry room are also available.
Roman also rents out private two- and three-bedroom apartments nearby (no breakfast included). Each fully equipped unit ($130–150) includes use of an outdoor pool and fitness center and rates are reduced for long-term stays.