4.6 on July 21, 2013
My wife and I have rarely stayed in B&B's. I also rarely send in reviews about my experiences traveling. This home has changed the reason we will now go and explore more B&B's and write reviews. For those who make a habit of visiting and staying primarily in B&B's you must make a stop in Haddam. The innkeepers were very gracious and the home is restored with love and an eye on details.
4.6 on May 18, 2010
We recently had a wonderful trip to Middletown, Ct. and stayed at this gorgeous B&B. Our hosts were wonderful, helpful, informative and most enjoyable. Our room was beautiful as the rest of the house and the surrounding property as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.
4.8 on December 12, 2009
Let me preface my review by noting that my husband and I have limited experience with B&B stays as our children are only recently out of our travel picture. That said, I'm afraid that innkeepers Maryan and Jeff Muthersbaugh have raised the bar by providing the quintessential Bed and Breakfast experience. Not only is the house meticulously restored and beautifully decorated but the service was outstanding, with Maryan and Jeff gracefully balancing a warm welcome with the impression that the house and its amenities were ours to enjoy for the weekend. They made themselves available as we needed, providing directions and information on local interests, and disappearing in between. While our experience on Saturday evening may be indicative of our innkeepers hosting abilities, it probably isn’t typical. We returned to the inn at 9:30 PM, with snow falling and the windows lit. The time is significant only in that our hosts were on hand to greet us, introducing us to the new guests and offering to light a fire in the living room fireplace if we wanted to stay up. Around the grand piano in the back corner of the room, our new housemates entertained us with music and song. We added wine and our voices and the eight of us visited until 1 AM. I’m sure this isn’t standard fare, but the Muthersbaughs do provide an atmosphere conducive to a serendipitous evening.
4.2 on November 08, 2009
Two forty-something sisters enjoyed an extended overnight stay at Laurel Cottage. Innkeepers Muthersbaugh, whose care and attention to detail account for every amenity and modern convenience while providing privacy and outstanding accomodations. From reading on the sunny patio, to a walk in nearby Haddam Meadows, a relaxing afternoon by the no-maintenance fireplace and a bubble bath and fabulous shower experience, Maryan and Jeffry know what first class service is about. I can't wait to spread the word and to go back! PERFECT 10.
5 on October 09, 2009
Planned to stay one night, extended it to three. Beaurifully restored home and grounds. Our room, Library Suite was lovely and spacious. Jeff and Maryan were helpful and gracious hosts with great senses of humor! Very relaxing stay, wonderful breakfasts, we will be back, much to see and do. Ray and Linda Goetz, Fripp Island, SC
5 on October 05, 2009
I wanted to take a minute to share with those who might take the time to read reviews from those of us who have been to the Nehemiah Brainerd House. My wife and have stayed many, many times in all sorts of B&B across the country and in Europe as well. I have to tell you that we have never been so comfortable and treated with such care and consideration. The Cottage was much more than we ever anticipated and the attention to detail and service was such that would beckon our return time and time again. We congratulate the owners of this fine establishment and look forward with great anticipation to our return. Our fondest thanks to you both! Gregg and Barbara Seabury