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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 28 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 25 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 24 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...

Management response:

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...

Reviewed 21 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...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I spent 2 nights in the Monroe Suite last week. LOVED it! The room is absolutely beautiful and so comfortable--and really quiet! The inn is in a sweet little town--spectacular in the fall! And Renee and Bob were very friendly and accommodating. A perfect fall weekend trip!

Management response:

Carrie, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We try very hard to make our guests comfortable and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. You and Allen were great guests and it was our pleasure to have you in our quaint little town and get to spend some time with you. Next time you will have...

Reviewed 15 October 2016

They have actually two accommodation levels. Be sure to notice breakfast only with some rooms. Outbuildings clean, but accommodations small, bathrooms particularly tiny, no tub, very small shower. Amenities non existent. Not what I think of as a bed and breakfast in New England.

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Yes, Scott you are absolutely right; as is stated on our website, Homestead Inn encompasses two unique lodgings. We have an economically diverse clientele who come to the New Milford area and it is our desire to provide quality lodging no matter what your needs. The Homestead B&B (main house)...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I had an unexpected illness while my daughter and I were at the Inn and I cannot imagine a more kind, helpful, and supportive staff than Bob and Renee who literally walked me over to the ER literally across the street. I could barely have managed on my own. As far as the Inn goes, it is absolutely lovely: clean,...

Management response:

Nina You are so kind for writing such a nice review. When you came in that evening feeling so sick, Renee and I couldn't help but feel bad for you. Imagine my relief (and yours as well I'm sure) when you looked and felt so much better the next morning. Your daughter was a great care giver and I certainly...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were lucky to find this newly renovated B&B. The rooms were great, the innkeepers made us feel at home, and the Breakfasts were indulgent! Perfect spot to spend a weekend in New Milford area, walking distance to top notch restaurants (Lucia's was great Italian). Thanks Bob and Renee for making our weekend stay so enjoyable. We will be back....

Management response:

Stephen, it was so nice for Bob and I to get to watch you and your family spending time together. Here's an idea--next time rent the entire inn and get the whole family together. How fun would that be?! ♥Renee

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Pristine! Is the word my wife uses to describe the Homestead Inn. Sleeping on the bed in the Marilyn Monroe room is like sleeping on a cloud. Soft and luxurious. The view of the rolling hills in the distance and the fall foliage was a sight to be seen. Our hosts, Renee and Bob were most gracious and the breakfasts...

Management response:

Vince, Thank you so much for your kind review! You and Colleen were a joy to have as guests and we hope you will come back soon. Renee is very happy you commented about the bedding as she really sought out the best to make our guests comfortable. Your trip to the Village Green and the gift you had delivered...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $173 - $272 (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

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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“if you can get a room in the main house, not a bad pick and all have there own special character.”
 of 5 bubbles robertsD1903DX, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sherman and Boardman rooms are the best. Monroe suite roomy but no view.”
 of 5 bubbles NellyBligh, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Monroe room was beautifully decorated and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles margaretdonlin, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Roger Sherman room has a lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles JimT887, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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