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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I have never stayed at an Inn before. I was told by a friend to check it out so me and a couple girlfriends stayed their for a girls night out. What a beautiful place. We stayed in the Cottage suite. Its a two room suite with a king bed and pull out couch. The room was clean and cozy....

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

You ladies really know how to do a Girl's Getaway! 1, you book the Cottage. 2, you bring a bottle of wine. 3, you grab the Scrabble board off our game shelf. Then, after a nice dinner at one of our partner restaurants on the Village Green, you pour your wine, crack open the Scrabble game and gather round the...

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Homestead Inn for the weekend. Renee and Bob couldn't have made our stay any better. The Sherman room was lovely and breakfast in the morning was delicious. We look forward to staying here again. Thank you Renee and Bob, even if you are a Redskins fan! Dina and Ed

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Do you know what you have done? Eevery time a see a Patriots game I think of Ed pulling off two layers of Patriot gear and stopping (fortunately) at the third layer and then I wonder if he has his layers on for the current game! You two embodied the great time one can have at a B&B. Playing games...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Having lived in New Milford from 1972-1995 it was a wonderful to come back home to visit and stay at the Homestead. We highly enjoyed our stay. The warm environment and kind innkeepers made us feel at home while on vacation. The breakfasts were delicious and the newly renovated Inn was beautifully decorated. We stayed in the Monroe room and...

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Eileen, you and Toby were a true joy to host. Thank you for staying with us, now that you have tried the Monroe Suite, the Kennedy Suite is waiting for you. That two person jetted tub will take away winter's chill so come back and see us and try it out. We do hope to see you again soon. Bob

Mamaroneck, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I stayed at the Homestead Inn two weeks ago with friends, for a girls night getaway. We stayed in the Cottage House, it was beautifully decorated, roomy, and the fireplace made it feel cozy. The place is beautifully kept and clean! The Innkeepers,Bob & Renee were wonderful, they were attentive and hospitable during our stay. We'll definitely go back!

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. You three ladies were a joy to host and I hope your return visit will be soon. The Cottage is the perfect place for a Get-Away weekend. Plenty of room to spread out, two TV's for different viewing preferences and now that it is colder the gas fireplace not only looks good,...

Northfield, Ohio
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Renee and Bob were wonderful - they were like family to us when we left. They are very personable, friendly and made sure all your needs were met. Went over and beyond our expectations. The rooms are wonderful - comfy, cozy, very clean and all the amenities you want.

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Ann and Bob are wonderful as well. One of the great pleasures we have as Innkeepers is to meet wonderful people such as you. Thank you for the kind words and know that as "family" you are welcome back as often as you can come. With appreciation, Bob H.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Homestead Inn is a delight. We were in New Milford visiting relatives nearby for Thanksgiving, and were lucky to get the last room available at the Inn! The main house is a beautiful old Victorian that has been highly modernized (wifi, great tvs, lush bedding) without losing any of its old beauty. The Homestead is a true B&B--breakfast only--although...

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Renee here. Margaret, you're hired as our PR lady! Thank you for the kind words. You and (your)Bob were a blast and you, by the way, will be in my memoirs, "Secret Life of an Innkeeper" as the guest who made me laugh the most. Give Bob a kiss for me and think of us when you're sipping coffee from...

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was great to get away for a relaxing night in the beautiful town of New Milford, Connecticut. Walking out of the Homestead Inn and down into the town was like stepping right onto the set of Gilmore Girls. Friendly people all over town, including Bob and Renee, who were extremely polite and helpful. Looking forward to going back!

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review and you are right, our Village Green is like the Gilmore Girl's set. Also, who knew our Fall Foliage tour is almost exactly the same trail as seeing all the Gilmore Girl's sites! Just another reason to come back and visit with us again.

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at the Homestead Inn a few weeks ago, and it is truly the best place I've ever stayed. Our room and the enitre inn were beautiful and comfortable, our breakfasts were excellent and the innkeepers, Bob and Renee, truly are wonderful people. I can't imagine anyone being more welcoming, considerate or accommodating. The Homestead Inn...

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Homesteadct_com, Innkeeper at Homestead Inn, responded to this review

Jessica! You are so sweet. I wouldn't expect any less from a Charleston girl. It was a delight hanging out with you and Amy. You said you wanted to come back sometime when you'd be the only guests in the inn. Well, our presumed "slow season" has yet to come, but come back mid-week in the dead of winter and...

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...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 8,737 - ₹ 13,711 (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
3 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”
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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.”
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