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This lovingly restored, Gilded Age Victorian is a Norfolk tradition, owned and hosted by Dean and Jean Marie Johnson. Nestled in the scenic Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, Mountain View Inn is the closest Inn to Yale's Summer Chamber Music Festival and Infinity Music Hall. A short 5 minute walk to either. During your stay, we invite you to enjoy period appointments, an Art Gallery featuring original paintings and Giclee prints, along with The Gilded Peacock, a Whimsical Vintage Boutique. Our Oak paneled Great Room accommodates private parties and special interest events for the culturally minded. Our brand new Victorian Courtyard is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding and our Uniquely decorated guestrooms with private baths offer spacious, comfortable accommodations filled with period antiques. Mountain View is located 1/4 mile south of the quintessentially New England village Town Green (voted "prettiest green in Connecticut")and Norfolk's Town Center featuring Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Mizza's Pizza, The Artisan's Guild and other speciality shops offering unique treasures. With over 80% of its land preserved, Norfolk is home to 3 State Parks. There are hiking trails in the parks as well as in Land Trust areas. * Norfolk is the home of Yale University's Summer School of Music and Art.
This romantic corner room, in regal tones of red, ivory and gold, features an antique four-poster bed, Victorian fainting couch and private bath with shower.
Features include 2 twin size antique mahogany 4-poster bed; Which can easily be converted to a King. This large room can accommodate a third twin bed, if needed. Period furniture, original transom window and private bath with shower.
Bright and sunny, Room 4 opens onto your private, spacious “sleeping porch” – the perfect spot to enjoy conversation, a good book, or just take in the view. An antique mahogany bed and private bath with shower and tub complete the picture.
One of the largest rooms in the house, Room 5 is tucked away in the back of the Inn. Enjoy the soothing tones of pink, gold and black in features including a queen-sized bed, an English mirrored armoire and a Victorian loveseat with sunny views and a private bath with shower and tub.
This large corner room decorated in soft tones of blue and ivory features an antique four-poster bed and the home’s original bathroom. An over-sized Victorian sink, original tiles and fixtures and an authentic claw-footed tub await the period enthusiast.
Cheery and bright, this suite showcases a country-style Victorian feeling with its dressing area, authentic period bed, dresser and bath.
This luxurious romantic corner room features an antique queen four-poster bed, Victorian couch, and other period pieces along with private bath en suite. Wireless internet access is available in the Room and throughout the property. *This is one example from our 3 rooms with Queen accommodations.
5 on March 30, 2014
I've never written one of these reviews before, but I was so pleased with the Mountain View Inn that I wanted to spread the word. We were in town to attend a concert, and left by 9:30 the next morning, so our stay was brief. The room was great, the food was delicious, but best of all, the hosts were warm and unpretentious, while at the same time interesting folk to talk to.
4.2 on October 02, 2013
The Mountain View Inn is the perfect bed and breakfast nestled in a cozy region of Connecticut. Dean and his wife do a wonderful job with hospitality. The Inn is a beautiful gigantic and historic home.
5 on June 16, 2013
We were blessed to stay at the Mountain View Inn this past weekend, while visiting several local waterfalls. Our hosts, Dean and Jean Marie (and we mustn't forget Miss Noelle!), were genuine and warm throughout our stay, and had many good recommendations for local area attractions. Our room, The Felix, was spectacular. We wanted to steal the plush, wonderful bed and bring it home! Overall, the stay was unparalleled, and we plan to return as soon as we are able
5 on May 25, 2013
We were delighted to discover Mountain View Inn on our recent visit to the Norfolk area. Innkeepers Dean and Jean Marie were especially pleasant and the Inn is first class.
5 on April 24, 2013
Thank you Dean & Jean Marie (and Noelle!) for an absolutely perfect weekend. Beautiful rooms, wonderful conversation and a stunning boutique. Loved every minute of our stay here. Jim & Debbie Lee Kingston, NY
Countryside, Mountains, Village
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 40 miles
Bradley (Hartford/Springfield)--check our Mountain View website for directions from Bradley Airport.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton Mansion, Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk's Victorian Library, Lime Rock (Auto) Raceway, Yale Summer Music Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bath robes, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Gilchrist & Soames Bath amenities, Vintage Boutique 1920s - 60s Clothing, Jewelry..., FREE Wi-Fi throughout the Inn, Spa services available by appointment, Hiking Trail Guide
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Yale Summer Music Festival (June - Aug.), Norfolk Curling Club, Horse Drawn Carriage and Hay Rides, Onsite Shopping at the Vintage Boutique, Jacob's Pillow Theater, Tanglewood Music Festival, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Dean & Jean Marie
1 Dog , Mayori, our stuffed peacock Others
Dean is a fine artist and old house restorer. The indepth restoration of Mountain View has taken precedence these first and second years, but he looks forward to resuming his painting and exhibiting his work at Mountain View. Jean Marie is an avid collector of vintage clothing. In 2004, she opened The Gilded Peacock, a Vintage Boutique located on the main floor of the Inn. The Boutique specializes in Wearable & Whimsical treasures circa 1920's - 1960's.
Gourmet Hot Entree & Healthful Cold Buffet
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian