Welcome to the elegant, historic mansion 1.25 miles from Yale Old Campus and downtown New Haven. Four beautiful, spacious rooms with king or queen beds and private baths. So many perks: coffee/tea/cookies 24/7, free wi-fi, dvd, cable TV, self-entry system any time of the day or night. Traditional breakfasts are always scrumptious with engaging guests. Lots of fun always!
3.8 on August 18, 2015
I will stay at the Farnam again. Lovely accommodations.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
5 on August 16, 2015
My daughter and I visited New Haven for an event she had a Yale. As usual, I was traveling on a budget and I rarely spend a lot for places to stay. This place met and exceeded my expectations. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. Staff members were friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions. Breakfast is served each morning at a morning time you select. The breakfast menu rotates each day so you have a different breakfast each morning, but always have fresh fruit, cereal, juice, coffee, etc. available. Bottled water, tea, and coffee are available when you want it. The location is less than a mile from campus. I will certainly stay here again when we return.
Your detailed description of the Farnam Guest House is so very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it!!
4.8 on August 13, 2015
We choose this lovely B &B as a focal point for our daughters wedding weekend. As we were traveling from out of state, my husband and I wanted something with a "home like atmosphere " creating a experience that would always be cherished as a bride gets ready. Elizabeth, the inn keeper could not be any more accommodating when I first spoke with her prior to booking rooms about our intent. She allowed us use of the elegant dinning room for a bridal luncheon and even accepted our lunch delivery while we were out. Our wedding photographer could not have been more pleased to have this charming B & B for use as the initial backdrop for wedding photographs! Thank you Elizabeth and staff....
I was glad to have the Farnam Guest House be a part of your wedding preparations. You are a beautiful family with such a lovely daughter.
4.4 on June 03, 2015
It was a wondeful home and we liked our experence except when we came back after supper and foud two electrician in our room we had to wait to get. Other rooms were not used. Knowing that we were coming, we could of been assigned to another room.
Sorry about that repair problem. We had a sudden plumbing problem and had to take care of it immediately. Next time, we will try to call and discuss with you. Your room was the best in the house and I didn't think you would want another room. So sorry for the inconvenience.
4.4 on June 02, 2015
I had breakfast daily, and it was very nice. Gave me a chance to meet and talk with the other guests. The room was expensive, because it was during the Yale graduation ceremonies. My room was lovely, and the staff was very helpful.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a nice review of our guest house.
4.2 on May 23, 2015
We wanted a place in New Haven to stop off on the way north, and we found a perfect one. Very nicely organized in a beautiful house. Service discrete and not overly attentive.
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
4.0 on May 09, 2015
I don't have a bad thing to say about my time here. Stayed with 2 friends to check out Yale and had a great time, everyone was perfectly friendly, breakfast was delicious and there's even an elevator to get your bags up the stairs if you need. The bed was incredibly comfortable and easily could have slept 5! Thankyou for an incredible stay!
3.8 on May 04, 2015
We stayed in the Eleanor Dow Suite for our anniversary, which was very reasonably priced for a 2-bedroom suite with private bath. Elizabeth responded quickly to all my inquiries, and was very helpful in recommending a local restaurant and assisted in finding horseback riding. I would stay here again.
5 on April 23, 2015
Going to Connecticut for Bull Dog Days was the reason for our trip, and we were lucky enough to find this wonderful Band B. What a gem! Great old house with plenty of charm and character, and being a landscaper myself, absolutely loved the grounds! Everyone was quite welcoming and the experience was most pleasurable. Would most definitely return again! Loved the classical music with breakfast! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your home with us! Sophie
5 on March 29, 2015
The owner plays excellent classical music in the public areas.
Thank you for your kind review! You are the first person to mention the music in a review!
The Walcott Room is a gracious and well-lit space with sun streaming in from the south and east. The room features a lovely king-sized and a twin bed with a twin trundle under. There is a private bath with a traditional shower ensuite, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV and DVD, air conditioning, and phone calls. Prices are for double occupancy. Additional guests are $20 a night and children under 10 are $15 per night.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $189
The elegant Farnam Room is our grandest guest accommodation. A stunning Victorian reproduction king-sized bed and armoire stand on the lovely hardwood floors. There is a private bath ensuite which features both tub and shower. This room can accommodate two additional guests on the twin day bed and its trundle. Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, phone calls. Prices are for double occupancy. Additional guests are $20 a night and children under 10 are $15 per night.
Nightly Rate: $159 - $189
This room features a queen-sized four-poster bed and a fireplace. The private bath with oversized tub and shower is located in the adjoining hall. The Whitman room can accommodate one additional guest on the twin bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, phone calls. Rates are double occupancy with additional guests $20 a night and children under 10 $15.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $189
This suite features two bedrooms, a dining room, living room, full kitchen and bathroom. Each bedroom has a full size bed and dresser. Complimentary Wi-Fi, cable TV and DVD player, air conditioning, phone calls. Rates are double occupancy with additional guests $20 a night and children under 10 $15. Breakfast is not included for long-term stays.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $189
One block from Yale Divinity School, 1.25 miles from the New Haven Green, 1.25 miles from Yale's Old Campus
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 7 miles
Take I 95 North or South to I 91. Take Exit #3, Trumbull St. Take Trumbull Street straight until it ends -- about 5 blocks. Turn right on Prospect and go to the 5th light. The House is on the North-left corner of Highland and Prospect. Or take the Merritt Parkway north or south to Exit 61. At the exit take Whitney Avenue South toward New Haven. Go 3-4 miles past lights at Putnam Avenue, Armory Street, East Rock. Turn right on Highland (3 blocks) and go to top of hill. You will be facing our home on your right. Turn right on Prospect and an immediate second left into the circular drive
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Computer, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Washer/dryer , Parking on site, Luxurious Down/feather beds/duvets/pillows, Bottled Water, Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate/Cookie Bar in Dining Room
Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Distinctive Dining, Peabody Museum, Plays, Art Galleries, Live Music, Theatres, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Elizabeth Baehr Lopez
Elizabeth Baehr Lopez, a retired public school music teacher for 39 years, is your hostess. She loves to read and dialogue about great books and current events.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free and/or vegan available as well.
This is a delicious crustless quiche made with broccoli, cheese, eggs and milk.