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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time and the inn was fabulous The food was great and the hospitality even better. Innkeeper was probably the best and keep her we've ever met and we will come back. Dennis and Christi Casey

Thank cms d
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dennis and Christi, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed your time here! I look forward to welcoming you both back soon! T.W. & Tabu (my German Shepherd)

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our room was immaculate and very comfortable, with an authentic New England "feel"; the attention to detail made our stay a pleasure from start to finish. T.W. made us a delicious breakfast and, once again, every detail had been thought of and executed perfectly--the fruit at breakfast was fresh and delicious; the raised waffles were wonderful; the food was locally...

Thank Danielle N P
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Hello Danielle, Thank you so much for your review! It's better than great when guests enjoy their stay here with us--and our breakfasts as well, of course! This is a unique property. 1763 for the main house--Norfolk was founded in 1758. Yes, we source our maple syrup locally--Canaan from a man named Winter (really). Great guy and great maple syrup....

Watertown, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a short ,but very pleasant stay at the Inn.J D was very welcoming and prepared a very nice breakfast for us ,before we left.Having no TV was a nice break,for a change! Thank you for a very pleasant stay!

Thank Rosmary C
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks too for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated!! Yes, it's true we do not have satellite TV service in the Carriage House, but we do have Wi-Fi. Thank you again! T.W. Innkeeper (not JD but close enough:-) as I answer to any two iniitals

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We celebrated our wedding in Norfolk, CT (a nearby town) and reserved the entire inn for our out-of-town guests. TW, the manager, was absolutely fantastic and professional! Everyone loved staying at the inn and thought the food was wonderful. We had an evening get-together in the common rooms, and it was cozy and warm, and TW had vases of roses...

Thank Tina L
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are delighted your very special occasion went so well!! It was fun being a part of it all actually. It's always nice when a wedding party reserves the entire Inn so they can do as they please, when the please...great atmosphere. The roses were from the Owner of the Inn. Thank you very much for...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We are not normally B&B people; however, this past weekend at The Blackberry River Inn changed our minds. The ambiance was warm and comfortable. T.W. , the owner, was so welcoming and very interesting as well. The breakfasts were delicious and served by friendly staff. Our room was so spacious and clean. It was a terrific experience.

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BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your B&B experience with us! Please note, I am not the Owner--I am the Innkeeper, hired by the Owner, to manage and operate Blackberry River Inn, and with her support we have made some nice improvements this season--particularly with the breakfast offerings, the use of almost all organic foods...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Seems like a lot of the former farmer-folk in this country have morphed into innkeepers and hoteliers. They have these beautiful, old almost-mansion sized properties that are just crying out for occupants, so why not bring them there? This grand dame has stood the test of time since 1763… during the heyday of colonial New England. It’s listed on the...

Thank Alok J
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Wow. This is quite a review--and I mean that in a good positive way! Thank you so much for taking the time for this review! Well, actually never was a farmer. I have been in the hospitality business since high school and I am Cornell Hotelie (Cornell Hotel School) as well. The Owner of BRI is also not a farmer--it's...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Breakast was excellent, friendly staff and nice accomodations. The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by US Department of Interior. We attended an event at Lime Rock Park and did not spend much time at the Inn. We did not have time to explore areas around the Inn. There did not seem to be many places...

Thank Kahiaukupaa
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to provide a review for others. Much appreciated! Yes, our main house was built in 1763. Amazing, but only 2 rooms and 2 suites in the main house. Still, the Carriage House is at least 130 years old. There are a variety of activities in this area--both indoor (music, concerts)...

Reviewed 17 August 2016

A good Bed & Breakfast starts at the top with the Inn Keeper - how devoted, dedicated, and concerned is this person for the visitor and the establishment. This was a great stay for many reasons but it really began with T.W. the Inn Keeper. Welcoming guy who knows the business inside out and take tremendous pride in everything from...

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BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! We are delighted you enjoyed your time here! BRI is a unique property. Never thought I would be preparing and serving breakfast in a building built in 1763:-) We really appreciate the fact that you took time to do a review of the Inn. It means a lot. It's a treat to get...

Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Blackberry River Inn! It was quiet, the bed was really comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious with great choices. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the innkeeper was great. It was very close to the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, where our daughter was performing. The performances were all top level chamber music...

Thank Cheryl B
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

We are very glad you had a wonderful time with us! Yes, we are literally a few minutes drive from the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Guests that have attended the Festival have all had very nice things to say about the music and the performers. The Norfolk Farmers Market on Saturdays is also very popular with our guests. Ah, that...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We loved staying at the BBRI! Beds are comfortable, and the breakfasts are delicious! TW and Tabu made us feel at home, and like family! The only recommendation we have would be to have fans in the rooms. The rooms can get stuffy, even with the windows open (the rooms do have a/c units). We will definitely return, next time...

Thank chrislbowen
BlackberryRiverInn, Manager at Blackberry River Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted you loved your stay with us! Good point about the fans. Most of the rooms and all the suites have ceiling fans actually, but there are a few rooms in the Carriage House that currently do not have a fan. They certainly should have. Thank you for that recommendation. Tabu and I look forward to welcoming you...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blackberry River Inn is a converted Colonial mansion that was built in 1763 and is now a Bed & Breakfast. The Inn lies nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains on 27 lush scenic acres. Restored to its original elegance, the Colonial Williamsburg buildings house 17 guest rooms and suites, many with working wood-burning fireplaces. Wi-Fi is throughout the property. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackberry River Inn

Address: 538 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT 06058
Region: United States > Connecticut > Norfolk
Price Range: ₹ 7,191 - ₹ 12,245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blackberry River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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