Sound Reach, recently recommended in "The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts in New England" (MacMillan), stands on a secluded hilltop that offers a distant view of Long Island Sound on clear days. The park-like grounds are extremely private and no road is visible from the top of our drive. There are perennial gardens, an herb garden, a spacious deck with great views, and a terrace. Dense woods lie beyond us and bring us frequent visitors such as deer and wild turkeys. The land is a birder's delight and wildflowers are exceptional. Hiking/cross-country ski trails are steps away. Sound Reach was built in 1968 by a three-generation team of the Bullard family. The exterior is made of cedar logs and built around a door the Bullards sailed over from London--an antique door four feet wide with a brass lion's head knocker. The interior is spacious and Scandinavian in feel. Central rooms are two stories high with skylights and cathedral ceilings. All rooms in the house have two exposures. Visitors are welcome to use
Beautiful large room with Swedish-style rocker, ash bed, original art. Rooms 1 & 2 are side-by-side (in private wing). There is one bath in the hall. Each may be booked with private bath (higher rate) or shared bath (lower rate).
Ample room with bookcases at ceiling, desk, views of woods to Sound. Rooms 1 and 2 are side-by-side in a private wing. There is one bath in the hall. Either room may be booked with private bath (higher rate) or shared bath (lower rate).
Charming and cozy white room off our dining room/kitchen area. Ash bed, original paintings, berber carpet, comfortable reading chair. Beautiful views.
5 on July 23, 2013
We had several days of business in Guilford and consider ourselves lucky to have chosen Sound Reach B&B. We felt like we had our own quiet retreat in the woods, albeit with a delicious breakfast served up every morning! Pam and Larry are extraordinarily gracious hosts and caring individuals who know the local places to go and things to do. We highly recommend anyone needing accommodations anywhere near Guilford to stay Sound Reach Bed & Breakfast.
5 on June 26, 2013
We fell in love with Sound Reach from the moment we arrived. A wonderful peaceful retreat tucked away amongst the trees far from the maddening crowd. But still within only a few minutes drive from the small town of Guilford, 1-95, and Hammonasset State Park with its beautiful shoreline. Pam, Larry & your best buddy Dolce the dog, aka Mr Happy are the most welcoming hosts, great company and are always keen to assist with any requirements. The guest quarters are tastefully furnished with a homely & comfortable feel, and the healthy fresh breakfast along with home baked fare is a perfect start to the day. We will definitely return next time we are in the area.
4.6 on April 19, 2012
I found this gem while looking for a place to stay in my old hometown to visit family. My son and I stayed in the room with two twin beds, and were pleasantly surprised to find out that half of the house was ours--Pam said she only rents out one room at a time, so no one has to worry about shared bathrooms. We had room to stretch out and enjoy coffee in the living room while working on our laptops. Pam and Larry made sure coffee was ready for me upon my early awakening. I so enjoyed taking the coffee out to deck and enjoy a cool morning sunrise from the east, with the views of Long Island in the distance to the south. The absolute forest silence giving way to birds tweeting was something you simply won't find in a hotel! The breakfasts were simple and delicious, and the conversation with Pam and Larry was a nice bonus. Two very interesting people with stories to tell. We will absolutely be back.
4.4 on September 03, 2010
A lovely, quiet, comfortable place to stay. Pam and Larry are warm, welcoming hosts. We felt so well-cared-for were sorry to leave and my husband and I look forward to returning to Sound Reach when we are back again in the area.
5 on September 02, 2010
Sound Reach is a very pleasant surprise, so relaxing and quiet high on the hill overlooking the canopy of trees with a view all the way to Long Island Sound but close enough to all attractions and highways. We enjoyed the lovely woods and trails and gardens and the rooms were beautiful. And the breakfasts were worth the price alone! Will definitely be going back.
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 30 miles
Take I-91 South to Route 9 S. to exit 13 which will bring you to Route 17 (toward New Haven). Take Route 17 to Route 77 until you see a sign that says Guilford. Once you cross the Guilford line, continue on Route 77 for 5.5 miles and turn right on County Road (Look closely for the turnoff after you have seen a sign for the Episcopal Church). Go .6 miles until you come to a 4-way stop sign. Go straight for .1 mile and then turn right on Christmas Hill Road. Ours is the driveway just to the left of the mailbox that says 50. Go all the way to the top.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic Towns, Craft Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming
Bed and Breakfast
Alarm clock, BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Hairdryer
Pam and Larry
Pam is passionate about gardening and cooking. She lived in Denmark for many years and speaks Danish. After having worked in the art end of publishing, she has now gone freelance. Larry is a professional musician and the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven. Together they share a great love of art and music.