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Homestead Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The hosts, Renee and Bob and all staff were wonderful. The Inn itself is beutifully restored. All of the charm and elegance remains alongside all modern conveniences. Would highly recommend Homestead to anyone looking near the New Milford, Danbury, Litchfield Co area!

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Homesteadct_com, innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin! We're glad you appreciate the rich history of the inn, our goal was to create the right blend of history with convenience. We hope to see you here again soon! Renee

Matawan, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Prompted by the excellent reviews we saw on TripAdvisor, we selected The Homestead Inn for a Saturday night stay during a weekend of touring the Litchfield Hills. The 5-start reviews of this newly-renovated B&B were clearly spot-on. We stayed in the Kennedy Suite, which was among the finest rooms we've had in a B&B. In fact, we were so impressed...

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Renee here. Bill, you are a man after my own heart! It is so nice to know that guests are noticing the little details that we add, like "cuddling blankets". I 'm glad you and Shelley had the chance to discover New Milford and the awesome Litchfield Hills. But you've only scratched the surface--come back when you can take a...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Inn keepers Renee and Bob have found their forte in their roles at the charmingly renovated inn! They have created an atmosphere where the guests feel welcomed and pampered as they cater to individual circumstances. Bob's breakfasts will spoil you! My husband and I spent six nights at the Homestead on a business trip with a demanding timeframe and Renee...

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Beth! We miss you and Jim already! It was so great having you AND so exciting to share in the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, which was the reason for your visit. Always nice to meet a fellow History lover. Come back when you're in vacation mode! ♥Renee

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Homestead Inn has been beautifully renovated and is the perfect place to stay when visiting the area. It was the perfect weekend getaway from our room - the Marilyn Monroe room to the service and breakfast. We would definitely go back and recommend the Homestead Inn.

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Thank you so much for the review. What really makes the Monroe Suite great is not so much that she stayed there as the great guests that visit now. You are the "Star" for us as you bring your personality to brighten up the place. Come back and see us again soon and see the different treasures each season brings...

Waalwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have stayed in the Homestead many times during two decades. My most recent stay in the Horowitz room was the best! Restored, refreshed and modernized to today's standard and maintaining the warm and welcoming atmosphere is really an achievement which will make this a must-stay when in the area.

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Huub, you were a joy to have as a guest. I so enjoyed seeing you take advantage of the deck to enjoy a glass of wine and relax before going to dinner. Your enthusiasm and zest for life were contagious and I found myself encouraged by you. We will always have a place for you when you come for work...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stayed in the Sherman room, which has the best view. it was nicely appointed and clean. The house, completely renovated and reopened in the summer, has a great history. Inn keepers Renee and Robert regaled us with the story of the Inn and and the history of Roger Sherman and his significance from colonial times. They were great in...

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We have to make the inn as spiffy as we can so it is worthy of you parking your Tesla in the lot☺ Hope to see it and you again soon. Best, Renee

Little Neck
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I just spent 3 perfect days at this beautiful Inn. Bob and Renee could not have been more gracious and hospitable hosts.We stayed in the Boardroom, beautiful decor and ambiance. Breakfast was an exceptional treat, one which we never experienced in all of our previous visits elsewhere. Definitely a must for anyone looking for a New England...

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Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to know that guests are pleased with the their room breakfasts and even their hosts. You are kind to mention all three. It was certainly a joy to have you with us and hope that next time you have the chance you will come and visit us...

Lynn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were in town for the Gilmore Girl Fan Festival in Washington Depot. We were thrilled with the Inn and the Inn keepers, Renee and Bob. I have a real concern when it comes to hotels and where I sleep! Not this time, I was completely comfortable here. We stayed in the Noble room and it was...

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Well, those are words I never thought I'd hear when I entered the world of Innkeeping: "Renee was very knowledgeable about the Gilmore Girls", but when you have more Gilmore Girls fans in Litchfield County, CT than you have leaf-peepers, well, you have to give the people what they want! I am so glad you decided to give the B&B...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Charming & helpful hosts . Homestead inn is the best in town .... it's the only one in town ! BUT if there were 20 , it would still be no:1 ! Rooms are individual , full of character & very clean . Totally charming . Breakfast was good , not the greatest of choices but very adequate. This was...

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Thank you for such kind remarks and for taking the time to write a review. Our desire is to make each guest feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible and nothing does that better than a clean room and comfortable bed. I truly hope your entire trip was filled with wonderful experiences and that you will keep us in mind...

Tallahassee
Reviewed 22 October 2016

After searching for lodging in and around western CT, I settled upon the Homestead Inn--even though there wasn't an enormous amount of reviews at the time of our booking. It proved to surpass my expectations! Online reservations were simple with a more than adequate Website describing the rooms with accompanying descriptions. The hosts were friendly & helpful with recommendations/suggestions for...

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Nina, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. You and Garry were a pleasure to have as guests and it was great seeing you celebrate your 44th anniversary! Such a great accomplishment. It was a joy to be able to host you here at Homestead Inn. We would love to have you stay with us every anniversary, or sooner...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint fifteen room Inn is located at the North end of the New Milford Green, the longest town Green in New England. Your visit with us includes our hearty continental breakfast served every glorious morning in our Victorian dining room. Enjoy a variety of yogurts, cereals, jams, cheeses, fruits, breads, muffins, juices, teas and coffee. And don't pass up the opportunity to try our signature dishes: fluffy egg bakes, bread puddings, French toast bakes, homemade breads and of course, Bill's (Not So) Secret Waffles which are talked about around the globe. This lovely corner of the Litchfield Hills offers something for everyone: fine dining; great antiquing; a wealth of trails for hiking, running, and cycling; lakes and rivers for boating, beaching, rowing and fishing; slopes for skiing and snowboarding; parks and playgrounds; local farms with seasonal fruits for the picking; year round festivals that showcase art, dance, and music; and so much more! And for those who don't want to stray too far from the Inn, downtown New Milford is just a short walk away. Main Street, Bank Street and Railroad Street are lined with shops and offer a wealth of restaurants - Italian, German, Mexican, Chinese, and Irish, just to name a few. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the town's antique homes, buildings, and churches; take in a movie at the Bank St. Theater; delight in the many summer concerts on the Green or simply take a stroll around the Canterbury School campus where both President John F. Kennedy and Paris Hilton were once students. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Homestead Inn

Address: 5 Elm St, New Milford, CT 06776-2903
Region: United States > Connecticut > New Milford
Price Range: RM563 - RM951 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Homestead Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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New York City, New York
5 months ago

Thank you for the kind words. We try to be all about service here at the Homestead and it sounds like we managed to meet that expectation set for ourselves.

I apologize for not following up on some of the important observations you shared in your review, sooner. In deed, I was filling in as innkeeper for owners Bill & Sherry Greenman while you visited. Unfortunately, Bill never made it home from that trip as he passed away from cancer after a month-long stay in the hospital in Seattle, WA. I mention this for 2 reasons: 1) Bill had been very ill the past several years; apparently, more ill than he had let on, even to his wife. As he spent 3+ years regularly undergoing radiation, chemo and various surgeries, his stamina just wasn't the same and once the cancer metastasized to the brain effecting his vision, among many other things, his ability to keep up with the aesthetic maintenance of the Inn was definitely compromised. As Sherry spent all of her time caring for Bill and providing for guests as time allowed and as best she could, her ability to pay more attention to such things was also limited; 2) while Sherry will maintain ownership of the Homestead, she has hired me as full-time Innkeeper and I, in turn, have begun increasing our staff so as to be able to address many of the things you referenced in your review.

At present, we are diligently working to spruce up the Main House and the Treadwell Annex with newer flooring and draperies. Some new guestroom bath fixtures are anticipated in the near future. Our new gardener has been hard at work on our gardens for which we hope to add better seating come Spring. We have also hired a professional chef who we expect will make some great additions to our hearty continental breakfast, though we promise to always offer Bill's famous waffles and Sherry's raved about egg bake!

You are certainly not the first guest to point out that our typically Victorian staircase can pose a challenge for some. I am in the process of providing a major information overhaul of our website; this will be one of the many specifics addressed in our updated descriptions. Additionally, when taking reservations over the phone, this is now something we specifically mention to all guests.

As for being asked for payment at time of check-in, we are finding that this is becoming an increasingly common practice among small B&Bs such as ours. It didn't always used to be this way! We felt it necessary to make this policy change a few years back when we experienced an increasing number of instances where guests would leave their room key in their guest room and "sneak out" prior to breakfast, never having paid for their stay. I suppose another alternative would be to do what the big chain hotels do, which is to record guests's credit card information at time of check in and keep it on file. Personally, I'd rather not have my credit card info retained as such, indefinitely.

I am open to suggestions and of course, we're always willing to work with our guests individually to do what makes them most comfortable and ensures that when they leave us, they do indeed feel that the Homestead is one of the best B&Bs they've ever visited!

Again, I thank you for this constructive criticism. It is extremely useful in helping us move forward and plan for the future.

With gratitude,

Francesca Morrissey

over a year ago

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“The Monroe or Kennedy rooms are amazing”
jbwhatnot81, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“if you can get a room in the main house, not a bad pick and all have there own special character.”
robertsD1903DX, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sherman and Boardman rooms are the best. Monroe suite roomy but no view.”
NellyBligh, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Monroe room was beautifully decorated and comfortable.”
mertoneileen, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go to the website to see the rooms online, then choose from among a variety of sizes and decorating styles.”
margaretdonlin, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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