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Treat yourself to an elegant retreat at the Manor House, an 1898 Victorian Tudor estate, designated "Connecticut's most romantic hideaway", and described by Gourmet as "quite grand with its Tiffany windows". The antique decorated guestrooms are furnished with four poster, brass,and sleigh beds,covered with luxurious down comforters. Several rooms have fireplaces, private balconies, a Jacuzzi or a deluxe soaking tub. Our breakfast is hearty and includes homemade bread and pure local maple syrup. During the day, there is so much to see and do- music festivals, summer theater, antique and craft shops, vineyards, museums, gardens, hiking, biking, water sports, tennis, golf, riding stables, carriage and sleigh rides, alpine and cross country skiing. Children 12 and older if arranged in advance with Innkeeper. Price per room is for 2 persons - additional people are $35.00 per person. We can even arrange an appointment with a massage therapist.
5 on January 04, 2015
We were greeted graciously by Holly when we arrived at Manor House and invited to drinks and homemade cookies. My sister and I had stayed here years earlier so we knew how beautiful the inn was when my family and I decided to end our year in a cozy, quaint setting. We were supposed to have a 2-room suite with a gas fireplace but found out it was not working when we arrived. It was in the process if being fixed and because we were disappointed at not having a cozy fireplace Holly was able to offer us a different room with a wood-burning fireplace instead. The rooms were beautiful and clean and very comfortable. We hung out for awhile drinking tea and eating cookies and playing games with our kids. After dinner we continues our family New Year's Eve celebration in our room. Again Holly offered us champagne and treats throughout the evening, always making us feel at home. We lit the fire and created exactly what we wanted to end the year--a warm, fun family evening. We awoke the next day to the smell of bacon and had a delicious breakfast of spinach, tomato and feta omelets with bacon (but also had a choice of vanilla French toast with fresh berry syrup), which was tasty and filling. Our son got am extra bonus of having a chance to hang out with Hollys son after breakfast. We sat around for awhile more having a final cup of tea before we left. We left feeling as if we had made new friends; Holly even gave us a bag if cookies and candy for our trip back to New York. Our start to 2015 was exactly as we had wished for. Thanks again Holly and the Manor House! We would definitely come back again!
3.8 on January 03, 2015
This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay if you like historic and well preserved inns. The room we chose for our anniversary stay was the Spoffard room, the original master bedroom of the manor. It was fantastic, giving a warm feel as we walked in, with dark wood wainscoting, Tudor style windows, a working wood fireplace, window seat and a huge comfy bed. The room was clean and quiet and the bed, well, it just couldn't have been more plush and cozy. As we drifted off to sleep with the fire roaring, it felt like a little taste of heaven. The common areas are welcoming and interesting, maintaining the original feel of the 1898 structure, yet clean and comfortable. We walked a few times around the small town of Norfolk, enjoying the green, the historic buildings, and the restaurants, all within easy walking distance of the inn. Holly was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return! Room Tip: Check the website for excellent photos to choose your room. Both the Spoffard and English rooms were wonderful.
5 on December 31, 2014
Our room, The Spofford Room, was breathtakingly beautiful. Big, gorgeous four poster bed, comfy leather chairs by the fireplace, in all an incredibly warm and comforting atmosphere. Although too chilly to use, we had a private patio right off our room. The hospitality was outstanding. Holly was friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was lovely. We stayed for only one night, but wished we could stay longer! We will definitely be back.
4.6 on November 20, 2014
This is one of my family's favorite places to visit. The house is beautiful and the rooms are extravagant. The common living and bar area are great to hang out in, offering many good times with your party and other guests. Many of the rooms have jacuzzi/tubs, and the layouts of the rooms are always unique - you'll want to come back and stay in a different room every time. Around the corner from the great music venue Infinity Hall, catching dinner and a show there while staying at the Manor House is the recipe for a great weekend/overnight road trip to Norfolk, CT, and there's plenty to do and see in the surrounding areas as well. Highly recommended!!
3.6 on November 17, 2014
The house was magnificent. The fireplace enormous and welcoming. The Manor is situated on a lovely piece of property not far from town and relatively centrally located as a base for visiting other towns/sites within a 30 mile radius. If you can get the room with the fireplace and huge bed, you'll fall in love all over again.
4.8 on October 29, 2014
Our room had two plush chairs in front of a blazing fireplace, the most comfortable king bed of our 3-week trip, and a large balcony with a beautiful view! Several public rooms were elegant, comfortable, spacious, and outstanding! The most enjoyable of our 8 B&B stays in 4 states!
3.6 on October 27, 2014
We enjoyed our stay - the building is lovely - the Innkeeper, Holly was most gracious, The only negative thing I can say is, the breakfast was not great - we've been to many B & B's, and truly enjoyed the breakfast.
5 on October 09, 2014
I reserved a night at The Manor House for my fiances birthday. Holly was more then pleasant and helpful to speak with. As a little surprise I asked Holly if she could have a bottle of champagne in the room ready for when we arrive, and she was happy to do so. Holly gave us a tour, and gave us a brief overview and history on the house itself. The room in which we stayed in was spacious, cozy with a fireplace and comfortable for the both of us. The breakfast was delicious! For starters we were served granola with yogurt and blackberries with a drizzle of honey, yummy! After that we had a choice of an omelet, or french toast- both of which were freshly made with fruit on the side, and just so appetizing. One thing my fiance and I found even more attractive about The Manor House is that there are no TVs! This allowed us to read a nice book and just hang out without the distractions. We will most definitely return and hope that Holly and Michael see this review! The Manor House is a wonderful weekend getaway where you can enjoy the company of your significant other and just have a relaxing experience where the stress melts away!
4.2 on October 08, 2014
Would have loved to spend more time here! Very relaxing atmosphere. Loved sitting in front of the fire with my book. I would recommend this for anyone who needs some peace and quiet in a very nice and comfortable setting!
4.2 on October 07, 2014
This is our second time at the inn. We were going to a show at the Infinity Hall, and planned to continue to Albany the next day. Holly greeted us at the door. We found our room, Country French, which we stayed in the on our first visit. It is on the third floor. The rooms are good sized, larger than a standard hotel room. Beds are very high. The tube in our room was exceptionally large. The inn is a short walk from the Infinity Hall. Coming back it is a bit dark, so we brought a small flashlight this time. Breakfast was exceptional in a well-appointed dining room. Two entrees were offered, omlet and apple cider pancakes. We each had one and found the quite good. The Manor House inn is a nice place to stay for a quick get away.
The original master bedroom of the estate located on the second floor feels like a luxurious step back in time. The elegant king size four poster bed overlooks the spacious sitting area and wood burning fireplace. The private bath has a shower and also leads out to a private balcony with a panoramic view of the grounds.
Located at the North East corner of the second floor hall, is spacious and private. It offers a king size four poster bed and sitting area which opens to a private bath with a two person whirlpool bath and separate shower.
A wonderful romantic escape located on the third floor. This spacious room has a king size sleigh bed, a cozy sitting area with a gas burning fireplace, and a two person whirlpool with skylight.
Located on the third floor, is an elegant escape with a queen size antique French bed and armoire. The sitting area offers three large windows that overlook the grounds and gardens. The large cedar lined bath has a luxurious soaking tub and shower with a sky light.
Located on the second floor, is a cozy room with an antique French queen bed and a wood burning fireplace. Three large windows provide a beautiful view of the grounds and gardens.
Nestled on the third floor, this suite offers privacy with panoramic views. The stairway leads to two rooms that have an adjoining bath with a shower and skylight. One room offers an antique French queen bed and the other has a twin trundle bed and/or the rooms serves as a sitting room with a gas burning stove. Price is for 2 people, each additional person is $35.00.
This is an inviting room located on the second floor. It has a queen bed, a two-person whirlpool, and a cozy sitting area. The dutch door, leads out to a private balcony with a beautiful view of the gardens and gazebo.
This intimate room located on the third floor has a sloped ceiling and double sized bed. Enjoy a bird's eye view from the velvet corner chair. Bird theme very unique with peaceful shades of blues throughout.
Located on the second floor, this cozy room has an antique brass and iron queen size bed with a small sitting area and offers a view of the gardens,grounds and woods. The large bath has the original claw foot bathtub and shower.
Countryside, Mountains, Village
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.)
Interstate 84E to Exit Route 8N at Waterbury, CT. At terminus of highway (Winsted) take Route 44W to Norfolk (10 min. away)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
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BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , sleigh rides, horse and carriage, In house spa room, guided fishing tours, Canoe / Kayaking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Lime Rock car racing, summer theater, perennial gardens, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, Advise in Advance
Lady Spofford Croquets, Manor House Eggs
Toasted Sourdough Bread with Ham, Swiss Cheese, Manor House Sauce and Topped with Fried Egg. Manor House Eggs are a type of scrambled eggs filled with choice of smoked cheese (locally smoked).