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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Los Osos, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Sherman room, which is light and beautifully adorned with the original ceiling. Newly remodeled - everything is NEW!!! Even the brand new soft sheets are worthy of comment! From the smiling faces of Bob and Renee and warm cookies, quiche and lemonade that greeted us when we arrived to a different breakfast each... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Matawan, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Management response:

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... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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 More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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... More 

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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 More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: €122 - €225 (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
12 days 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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