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The Orange Gild Bed and Breakfast

137 Nichols Hill Road , Washington, CT 06793 USA (Show map)
2 Reviews
$190 - $350
per night

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"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 wellness area 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. You will find ample shopping possibilities and art galleries in the area. 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.

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 wellness area 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

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 wellness area 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

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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.


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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Location Type

Countryside, Village, Wine country


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

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Finnish sauna (not available until 08/01), Infrared sauna (not available until 08/01), Steamshower (not available until 08/01), 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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  • 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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total sum with a minimum of one night
  • Cancellations: If you cancel your reservation more than twenty eight (28) days prior to your arrival date we will refund your deposit less a $25 processing fee. If you cancel within 28 days of your arrival date, and before your arrival, regardless of the circumstances, you will be charged in full for your entire reservation. Should this occur, we will issue a voucher valid for one year good towards a future stay. The voucher will be in the amount of one half (1/2) of your total cancellation charges. Reducing the length of stay or an early departure within 28 days of your arrival is considered a cancellation. If you do not notify us and do not show, any and all applicable fees, will be charged and no voucher or refund will be issued.



Ron and Marian HetLam

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French, German

Resident Pets


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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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


Special Package

Workshop Package

The owner Ron is a talented painter who gives painting workshops to the guests of The Orange Gild Bed and Breakfast. You would start the day with their splendid breakfast followed by a morning of outdoor painting. Ron will find you the most beautiful spots in the area of Washington where you will make the perfect souvenir for the perfect stay yourself!

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

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