Press Release: Normandy Farm's Historic Carriage House, Grand Opening
NORMANDY FARM HOTEL REVEALS GRAND OPENING OF $5 MILLION DOLLAR REBUILD OF THE HISTORIC CARRIAGE HOUSE The Montgomery County Landmark destroyed by fire is debuting a new farmhouse of modern luxury
BLUE BELL, PA (May 17, 2023) – Normandy Farm has re-opened the all-new Carriage House building, two and a half years after a devastating fire caused substantial damage. The contemporary Carriage House has been reconstructed from the ground up and features twenty-one hotel suites spanning over 18,268 square feet and three stories. The expansion will provide twelve additional guest rooms bringing the overall property capacity to 153 rooms. In March of 2021, a fire to the building caused tremendous destruction, requiring a complete rebuild. This project commenced in July, 2022 but the property’s story began in 1834 when it first opened its doors as a tavern called “The Franklinville House” offering food and lodging to travelers on the newly constructed State Road. “By 1900, the Carriage House was used as a prep area for horses, traveling this long road,” said Bud Hansen, President of Normandy Farm. “We are excited to bring history back to life for our guests.”
The new Carriage House architecture complements the other historic buildings on-site with the red and white barn theme. New upgrades include:
• The all-suite Carriage House has received stylish furniture, art, laminate hardwood floors and modern wall treatments.
• Select suites offer private patios, and/or state-of-the art fireplaces, lounging areas, and bridal vanities.
• The exterior grounds will feature a beautiful terrace and firepit area.
• 1GB Internet with enhanced WiFi speed, with expanded coverage to all corners of the Carriage House
This new building will further enhance the guest experience for bridal parties, families, and corporate groups, desiring connected rooms or booking the full farmhouse.
Photography by Hitched Productions, by Tyler Boye.