The Lily Pad

44 Prospect Street , Milford, CT 06460 USA (Show map)


The Lily Pad is a classic style French Colonial home with a mansard roof. Built in 1820, our home maintains some of its original period ornamentation while offering today's modern conveniences. We are located on the Wepawaug River where you can enjoy nature from our gazebo or lawn swing. The front entrance features a rose walk and an English Garden. You can take a short walk to scenic waterfalls, visit an historic 1639 cemetery, or stroll through historic downtown Milford. Our downtown offers many exciting shops, restaurants and coffee houses, the Eastbound Theatre and frequent craft fairs on the Green. Our home offers six guest rooms, three with private baths. This is a smoke free environment and all guest rooms are scent free for guests with allergies. Rooms are decorated with a Victorian flair and hat collections enhance the decor. One bathroom has cedar lined walls, a shower stall and a claw foot bathtub . Another bath has a whirlpool tub. The third bath has an oversize shower.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Wonderful B&B experience - great stay

5 on August 21, 2015

The Lily Pad is a beautiful house in a wonderful setting. Easy walk to all the downtown attractions. Room and bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was super fresh and delicious. Great hosts and hospitality too.

WOnderful home, awesome host!

5 on March 06, 2014

What a wonderful home and incredible host! Thanks Steve and Annie for a terrific visit! Frank & Dee

A home away from home in Milford.

5 on August 27, 2011

We had lived in Milford several years ago and wanted to have dinner at a local favorite, the Seven Seas. We chose the Lily Pad becasue it was immediately adjacent to the hot Milford night life, but did'nt realize what a real gem it really is. The house is gigantic, right on the river with a beautiful relaxing back yard. We had the white room which was done in white and tastefully appointed with antiques. The shared bath was across the hall and tastefully done. All was very, very comfortable and you felt instantly at home. The best part however are Ann and Steve who are charming, delightful gracious hosts! After two minutes we had been best friends for forty years. Absolutely delightful! We are making plans to be back in Milford often just to stay with Ann and Steve.

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Rooms & Rates

The Honey Room

The new Honey Room enjoys a private bath with an oversize shower.

  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Sailors Room

The Sailors Room evokes thoughts of the sea.

  • Beds 2 Twin

The Dolls Room

The Dolls Room will remind you of childhood days.

  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 to Exit 39A in Milford, CT onto Rt. 1. Take left fork onto Cherry St. to 6th traffic light. Turn hard left onto Prospect St. to #44. From Rt. 15 to Exit 54, Milford Connector. At very end, Rt 1, turn right to 2nd light, North St. to stop sign. Turn left onto W. Main St. to traffic light. Take lazy right onto Prospect St. to #44.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Conn. Audubon Sanctuary, Fairfield University, Yale University, Scared Heart University, Albertus Magnus College, Int'l Fest. of Arts & Ideas, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: after 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation can be confirmed with credit card information.
  • Cancellations: Credit card will not be charged if reservation cancelled 7 days prior to arrival.



Ann M. Maher

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Ann enjoys puttering around the house, gardening and making guests' stay enjoyable. Ask her about her NYC career as well as her chic local clothing store named "Why Not?" It features clothing and accessories from Life is Good, Fresh Produce & Milford Chic.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: At guest's convenience
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Special diet request