5 on October 12, 2010
Bartlett House is a sumptuously decorated restored 19th century home that felt like OUR home almost as soon as our hosts, Diane & Jack Gilmore, checked us in. We stayed in the French Room on the third floor. It is beautifully decorated with period furniture and one of the most comfortable beds it's ever been my pleasure to sleep in. The climate control in the rooms is excellent-- although the weather outside during our 5 day stay varied wildly from gale-force winds and rain to chilly drizzle and then spring-like conditions, the weather inside our room was always comfy-cozy. The bathroom has a wonderful deep soaking tub and a sunflower shower head (and GREAT water pressure! I was really surprised at that!!). Everything in our room-- even in the walk-in sized closet!--was absolutely spotless. All the linens, bed and bath, were of very high quality and for the first time in my life, I felt like there were enough towels (as well as lovely oversized terry bathrobes for each of us). But the breakfasts....well, the breakfasts are what will bring us back again next year (we are already planning another stay, a longer one next time). Jack and Diane outdo themselves every morning with a bottomless buffet of coffee, cereals, smoked salmon (my fave!), black forest ham, fresh tomatoes, breads/bagels/muffins, streusel cake, cheeses, hard- and soft-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and Diane's incomparable breakfast quiches. The buffet is served in their beautifully decorated dining room (also on the porch if weather permits) on lovely mix-and-match china. It is, in a word, sublime. By the time we had to leave for home, we didn't want to go. Diane and Jack made us feel like family, and made Bartlett House feel like a second home to us. We simply can't wait to return.
5 on July 06, 2010
Just came back from the Barlett and had a wonderful time. We stayed the in the Asian room and hostsDiane and Jack treated us like we were family. The room was beautifully decorated and there was so much ephasis on details to bring out the theme of the space. Breakfast was a feast made for a king and the food was so delicious and fresh. It felt like they took a lot of time to specially select the best of the best choices of produce to prepare the meals. I would recommed The Bartlett if you are looking for the ultimate B&B experience.
5 on April 01, 2009
My family and I have stayed here a bunch of times and it's wonderful. The innkeepers, Jack and Diane, are very friendly and have clearly spent a lot of time making this house inviting and warm. This place is a must if you're visting the area and a great alternative to the Hamptons scene.
5 on February 08, 2009
I highly recommend this place. My fiance and I spent a night there, and we were just taken by it. The decor, accomodations, hospitality, surroundings, breakfast, were all perfect. If you enjoy fine architecture and interior design, this place is a must see. The house is absolutely amazing, one of a kind. And it is all at a great value.
4.6 on September 02, 2008
Lovely hosts, great property, beautifully appointed. Highly recommended! Gia & Scott Lenza Janet & Brian Ventura