4,6 en diciembre 01, 2012
My childhood friend and I decided to meet half-way between both of our towns. I live near Philadelphia and she lives near Boston. I came up with Norwalk Conn. and then found this wonderful B&B. The owner was our guide to everything that weekend...what a bonus! There were so many antiques in this place, we will have to go back many times to really take all of it in. What a wonderful time my we had and many memories where made. We needed the break and what a relaxing way to spend it, at the Sivermine Tavern. Also, there was an antique store across the street that was full of wonderful pieces of history too! We will be back for sure...my husband wants to go next time! I'll think about it:-)
1,8 en julio 17, 2012
As adventurous and intrepid travelers, we've stayed at more than a few "venerable" B&Bs over the years, and so were intrigued by this one. Unfortunately, the Silvermine fell way short of our expectations. The website photos gave no hint of the shabbiness we encountered, which extended to our room, where the paint was literally peeling from the woodwork, disgustingly so. The place smelled sour, too. The overall experience was as dispiriting as it was unacceptable. To state what should be obvious, being 200+ years old is not a license for neglect! It's sheer chutzpah to expect people to pay good money for such rundown, ill-maintained lodgings. There was one good thing about our stay: its brevity.
Respuesta del propietario
Thanks for your comments. I see the paint problem that you’re talking about; I appreciate your bringing it to my attention. It is at the top of the To Do list and already underway. Maintenance is a constant effort in an antique building like ours. While we do our best to keep up, sometimes problems get overlooked. A fresh pair of eyes can spot things that have been overlooked. Most guests tell me how much they enjoy our setting by the mill pond, tree-shaded deck, historic neighborhood and many antiques. I hope you’ll return for another visit and have a more rewarding experience at Silvermine.
3,8 en abril 21, 2010
The river behind was great to walk by and see the beautiful homes nearby. If you like feeling history, this is the place to stay. The innkeeper knows much history about the area as well.
4,4 en junio 22, 2009
My daughter was moving to Norwalk CT. for her first job after college and I wanted to stay someplace special that had all the charm of new England rolled all up into one place. She loves those kinds of places rich in history so I didn't tell her where we were staying. What a beautiful setting nestled away down a New England road in the gently rolling hills on the old miner’s creek with all its dams and ponds. Such a surprise for her when we got there after driving 6 hours, quiet, charming full of history. Spent much of the next day relaxing and taking pictures. First time there but won't be the last, loved it!!! Paul and Diana (Roch. NY)