Private "Tally-Ho" Suite in Historic Tip Top Manor


Private room in guest suite hosted by Douglas

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bath
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As guests have observed, Tip Top is much more than a stay, it's an experience. The private Tally-Ho Suite has been fully renovated and includes large screen cable HDTV, WIFI, Ethernet, tower fan, yoga mat, robes/slippers, Keurig coffee/tea service, snacks, bottled water, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and toiletries. The Suite has a bright, spacious Bedroom with King bed, Sitting Area, a desk and work area, and a large delightful Spa Bathroom with Kohler whirlpool and glass shower.

The space
Tip Top Farm, of which only the farm's Manor House remains today, was an equestrian estate that was an important part of the storied Great Gatsby era "Gilded Age" of Social Registers, Fox Hunting, Horse Polo and Jumping. The Tally-Ho Suite has been fully renovated and tastefully appointed to capture the essence of this unique bygone period, with all amenities including a bright, spacious Bedroom with King bed, an expansive Sitting Area, and an En-suite Spa Bathroom with Kohler whirlpool and glass shower. Your 2 room Tally-Ho Suite is totally private, accessed by a separate staircase & hallway. Your spacious Bedroom is bathed with natural light from three windows, with two walk-in closets, built-in bureau unit, and writing/work desk. Your Spa bathroom is also bright and spacious with two windows, and you can relax & unwind in our Kohler whirlpool.

Our home is perfect for couples enjoying a cozy & private romantic getaway, working persons, and solo travelers in a quiet tranquil setting, but with all modern conveniences while still close to restaurants, shopping, transportation, Philadelphia and other points of interest.

In addition to the Tally-Ho Suite, we also offer accommodations in another separate area of the house, which is listed with Airbnb as "The Huntsman Suite", which can be accessed by a separate search through Airbnb, or directly at

Just to be clear, we have three separate Suites in our home. Two Suites are offered through Airbnb: the Tally-Ho Suite and the Huntsman Suite. The third Suite is our own bedroom area. You are staying in the house with us, but you come and go through the front door with a separate driveway, parking area and front door while we use another separate driveway and parking area and we come and go through the back door. The three Suite areas are physically separated, so if you want privacy there is plenty.

The oldest part of the house was built in the first half of the 18th century (approx. 1745). The house has been fully restored and modernized, but as guests have observed, "somehow, even with the original details and period collectibles, it still feels like a home." Our guests have offered the following comments about their experience: "A unique and magical place, a hidden gem that offers a glimpse into history but with all of the modern amenities."; "It was a pleasure to meet them [the hosts], and they were so warm and friendly that it felt like we were visiting old friends."; "Spectacular home."; "Gorgeous setting in a beautiful neighborhood."; "Words cannot begin to do it justice."; "We hope to visit again many times in the future."

We invite you to stay and add your own commentary!!!

We are literally just minutes away from popular venues for weddings, banquets, and visits at Normandy Farms, the William Penn Inn, the Joseph Ambler Inn, Foulkeways & numerous area retirement communities, Gwynedd Mercy University, Montgomery County Community College, and many others.

For those requesting lodging, we'd appreciate it if you included your photo and something about yourself on your Airbnb profile. As well, we've found that guest stays are made even more enjoyable when guests let us know what's bringing them to the area and why they were attracted to our listing, which enables us to personalize their stays. We would also appreciate if you would leave a review with Airbnb after your stay. This is easily done using the review request page that Airbnb will send you on the day you check-out.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, United States

Formerly a horse farm and equestrian training center, our neighborhood is quiet, peaceful, and tranquil, situated alongside the Wissahickon Creek in the most prestigious area in Montgomery County.

Our home is on a cul-de-sac, with no through traffic.

It is a short walk (6-8 min) to the SEPTA train station, with frequent service to center city Philadelphia (40 min) and Philadelphia International Airport (1 hr. 20 min.)

The PA Turnpike and other Interstate highways are a short distance away (4-5 miles).

The nearest shops are a five-minute drive in various directions. There are 2 major shopping malls at 10-15 minutes driving distance. Valley Forge National Park and King of Prussia lie close by to the west. Doylestown with its quaint streets, shops, museums and restaurants is close by to the north. Next door, to the south, lies Ambler, experiencing a renaissance in its unique restaurants, theater, and playhouse. And, for those interested in history, Montgomery County takes great pride in its collection of restored properties from the Colonial era, all open to the public.

There is a wonderful creekside hiking trail within short walking distance (6-8 min), including access to a nearby nature preserve.

There is an Italian restaurant 7-10 minutes walk away. There are also many restaurants of various cuisines within a short driving distance (5-10 min.)

For bicyclists, our neighborhood lies astride one of Pennsylvania's premier bicycling routes, Bike Route S, the longest Bicycle PA Route, extending 435 miles from Washington County (east of Wheeling, W VA) to Washington Crossing Military Park on the Delaware River in neighboring Bucks County.

Hosted by Douglas

  1. Joined in February 2015
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My wife, Christine, and I are a semi-retired couple who remain very active, and share a close affinity with nature. Our property has extensive gardens, and hosts a Spring House feeding a small stream, waterfall and pond, surrounded by wildflowers and patios for relaxing. As an Advanced Certified Wildlife Habitat, our property hosts songbirds year-round, accompanied by foraging White-tail deer, the occasional Fox, and Great Blue Herons stalking the pond fish. We enjoy travelling whenever possible, in the Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. We've also traveled extensively in Europe, Central and South America, and Japan. We plan our travels by researching and developing our own itineraries to include both adventure (hiking, backpacking, mountaineering) and leisure. We enjoy good wine, (sourced locally when possible) , Italian, French, Japanese and Thai cuisine. Our favorite cuisine, however, is prepared by Chris and myself utilizing our fully functional and original open-hearth fireplace, combining our sense of adventure with hearth-side cooking in an innovative way to entertain friends. Our perfect evening is a meandering meal by the crackling fire in our Keeping Room illuminated only by candles and the fire, bringing old friends and new acquaintances together, to make hearts one. But, I have to confess, my homemade pizza and bread, cooked by the flames in our wood-fired beehive oven, is to die for. We love to meet new people and share their experiences. Our home begs to be shared with others, as it has been lovingly restored by the owners (Doug & Chris) to its Pre-Revolutionary roots, bringing the past alive and enabling visitors and friends to immerse themselves into the charm and ambiance of life as it was over 250 years ago. At the same time, the house has been completely brought up to modern standards, enabling our Airbnb guests to combine old charm with modern amenities. Chris and I realize it's a big world out there just waiting to be explored, but we also realize that there simply isn't enough time to experience it all. But we can experience a great deal of the world, by vicariously sharing experiences with our guests.
My wife, Christine, and I are a semi-retired couple who remain very active, and share a close affinity with nature. Our property has extensive gardens, and hosts a Spring House fee…


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During your stay

We are available and always willing to help our guests enjoy their stay. We are very knowledgeable about the area and its many attractions. Philadelphia Center City is only 44 minutes away by train or car (24.8 miles). Ambler is 8 minutes away by car (3.6 miles), 6 minutes by train. Doylestown is 20 minutes by car (11.9 miles), 37 minutes by train. King of Prussia Mall is 26 minutes by car (11.4 miles). Grocery stores (Whole Foods, Wegmans) are 5 to 7 minutes by car (2.2 to 3.6 miles). World-famous Longwood Gardens is less than 1 hour away by car (39.2 miles).
We are available and always willing to help our guests enjoy their stay. We are very knowledgeable about the area and its many attractions. Philadelphia Center City is only 44 mi…

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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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