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The Orange Gild Bed and Breakfast

137 Nichols Hill Road , Washington, CT 06793 USA (Show map)
4.9
2 Reviews
$205 - $350
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About

"Great Place to Stay!" TripAdvisor Review -- In the rolling hills of one of Connecticut's most beautiful villages the upscale Orange Gild Bed and Breakfast has just opened their doors for you this summer: a classic New England Saltbox on the outside, modern European comfort on the inside. Enjoy the spacious guestrooms, relax in our luxurious spa and try some traditional Dutch dishes at your lavish breakfast like 'poffertjes', 'spekpannenkoek', or 'krentenbollen', all home made using our grandmothers' recipes. The creative owners also give painting (plain-air) and flower arranging workshops, very reasonably priced for guests. Washington is a perfect under two hours getaway for New Yorkers and is in the center of the antiques trail and the winery trail. You can spend your time actively with hiking, biking, and driving in the scenic Litchfield Hills. The Orange Gild is close to many boarding schools in the Litchfield Hills in Connecticut.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Relaxation and great food

4.8 on July 01, 2014

We stayed here one night while in town for summer camp drop-off. The hosts, Mariane and Ron, were very kind and unobtrusive. They gave us a few dinner recommendations for local places that could accommodate my dietary requirements, pointed us in the direction of some antique shops, lent us a map (phone service spotty in the area, although the inn itself has wifi), and we were off. The room was extremely relaxing, well kept, and very tastefully decorated. Bed was huge and comfortable. Perhaps the best part was the homemade Dutch breakfast the next morning; tasty and chock-full of seasonal fruits. Highly recommended.


Perfect!

5 on June 17, 2014

A fairly new B&B but surely here to stay for a long time. We were here a few nights and it was absolutely superb. We stayed in the Pasithea room which was beautifull and spacious. Loved the very nice decorated bathroom with wirlpool. The owners are very kind and highly service minded, you can ask them for anything. Downstairs the living room and dining room are available for the guests and have a very nice atmosphere. Included are various drinks. Location is also great, very nice surroundings and lots of great places to visit during the day. The breakfast is everything that is mentioned on the website: lavish. From (Dutch) pancakes to home made muffins and smoothies. In one word: Perfect. Next time we are in New England, we will definitely book this B&B again.


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Rooms & Rates

Thalia (425 sq.ft.)

Thalia (ancient greek: Abundance). Very spacious room on the second floor with a king size bed plus a twin bed (a typical Dutch 'bedstee'). Fine linens. Decorative fireplace. Artistic bathroom with shower. Free use of spa on the same floor. Internet access (WiFi access in and around the house). TV. Garden views. 425 sq.ft. of European comfort and design! If we bring in the cot 4 persons can sleep in this room, easily!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $280 - $350

Nightly Rate: $280 - $350

Pasithea (325 sq.ft.)

Pasithea (ancient greek: relaxation). Spacious room on the second floor with a real king size bed. Fine linens. Private bathroom with whirlpool tub and shower. Free use of spa on the same floor. Internet access (WiFi access in and around the house). TV. Garden views. 325 square feet of European designer decor! With the comfortable cot 3 persons can sleep in this room without a problem!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $240 - $300

Nightly Rate: $240 - $300

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Village, Wine country

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 63 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Spa

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Spa with Finnish sauna, Infrared sauna, Steamshower, tea, coffee, hot cocoa, cold beverages (all day), home baked goods

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Connecticut Antique Trail, Connecticut Wine Trail, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday weekends minimum of two nights stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Cancellations: See our website for our most current cancellation policy

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ron and Marian HetLam

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Ron is an artist. Some of his impressionist and abstract paintings and drawings are displayed in the house. Marian is an Advanced Dutch Floral Designer, specializing in contempory European floral design and bridal bouquets.

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Meals

Breakfast

Rotating selection of Dutch and American dishes

  • Time Served: 7:00-10:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Breakfast Specials
Everyday we serve fresh rolls and Dutch raisin bread we bake ourselves, with a variety of jams, cream cheese and real chocolate sprinkles (imported from Holland). There will also be fresh fruit and we will prepare our special Orange Gild Breakfast Smoothie for you. If you have a sweet tooth you will enjoy our freshly baked Dutch pastries like Puddingbroodje and the real Dutch Mini-Apple Pie. All of this would be a nice breakfast in itself, but for most of our guests the highlights of breakfast are the two Specials of the Day: everyday we serve one sweet and one savory Special which are all based on classic Dutch recipes. We use the recipes our grandmothers learned from their grandmothers and give them a modern twist. Poffertjes, Three-in-the-Pan and Egg Salad Cups are some examples of our original Dutch dishes. Sometimes we incorporate American influences and end up with American-Dutch fusion recipes like Wentelteefje Banana Bake, Dutch wraps and Egg Casserole; maybe the Ameri-Dutch kitchen can become a new trend! We serve different Specials of the Day everyday. If you stay with us for a couple of days you will not get the same breakfast every morning!


Details

137 Nichols Hill Road , Washington, CT 06793 USA (Show map)

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