5 on March 16, 2017
The reviews for this venue all have one thing in common, and that is praise for the amazing couple that graciously share their home with their guests. The first impression that you get when having a leisurely conversation over breakfast is that "all good people are welcome here". Alicia and Hansel are in their 80's and 90's respectively but have an energy that's usually reserved for people many years their junior. They're always ready to engage you with interesting stories of how they have reinvented themselves several times since buying the farm in 1968 and raising several foster children here (along with several of their own!). Whether it be Hansel's expertise as a woodworker to Alicia's artistic work as a seamstress (examples of both are to be found throughout the living area), to running a successful herb farm, and finally to operating this small bed & breakfast, they have lots of stories to relate, often funny and always engaging. But really, almost any topic is welcome...conversation is definitely a two way street at the 7c. Spending time in the company of these wonderful people alone is worth the price of admission! The impeccably clean rooms, wonderful breakfast (including traditional Jamaican) and serene property are just icing on the cake. BTW, The room rates are certainly a bargain as well. If you're looking for a quiet getaway in this historic part of the state, stop by and visit with Alicia and Hansel. You'll feel as though you've known them for years! Vic & Erin
4.6 on October 12, 2015
We went to Litchfield County to see the Fall foliage and found this B&B gem on bedandbreakfast.com. It's in a wonderful location not far from Washington, Kent, Goshen and other quaint towns. My husband and I visited with my two sons (5 and 7 year olds). It was more than enough space for us and there were toys for the kids, two swings outside and lots of area to run. The best part of our stay was chatting with Hansel and Alicia. They were so warm and inviting - such a beautiful couple inside and out. They taught us many things during our short stay there, but especially to be grateful for what you have and smile even when life is hard. I'll never forget them and am blessed to have stayed with them.
5 on December 18, 2013
Two of the finest people we've ever met! CLEAN & COZY. I wish more people were like Hansel & Alicia.
5 on December 15, 2013
I have never stayed at a B&B before. What a wonderful first time experience at 7C Herb Garden! The room was charming and the bed and sheets were comfortable. It was peaceful - like we were the only ones in the house! Alicia made a scrumptious hot breakfast in the morning. It was a pleasure to talk with her and Hansel during our meal.
4.0 on December 11, 2013
Alicia & Hansel Collins are wonderful people. They welcomed me into their home and made me feel as if I had made life long friends. What a glorious find!
5 on December 11, 2013
Hansel & Alicia were excellent hosts. Great breakfast; relaxing stay. Will come back!
5 on October 28, 2013
7C Herb Garden has a beautifully decorated room, in a very cozy house. The shower is great and hot, and room is cute and warm. I have to eat gluten free, and Alicia prepared delicious home fries to go with my scrambled eggs in the morning. Breakfast was very amusing, and we got a chance to talk to Alicia and Hansel, who are just great people. Staying there got us a fantastic letter opener as a gift. I cannot recommend this place more!
4.2 on October 24, 2011
We were fleeing the hurricane when we booked a night at Hansel & Alicia Collins' B&B -- we liked it so much we stayed another night, generous, warm, informal people with a great attitude, comfortable rooms, big delicious breakfast. Very low key. We love them.
5 on July 21, 2011
This was the perfect B&B in a perfect country setting. It was romantic, charming & comfortable. And the inn owners were fantastic, they also were amazing breakfast chefs.
5 on October 05, 2009
Rooms are beautiful, clean, comfortable - breakfast was very nice with charming conversation with Innkeepers. We would recommend this B & B anytime!!! When in the area - we will stay again without doubt!
4.4 on September 29, 2009
We stayed here with our 3 and 7 year old kids as a stopover on our way to the Berkshires, and so glad we did. They enjoyed having the private room with 2 beds, and my husband and I had a room with a queen, with a private bathroom for our family. The innkeepers made us a lovely country breakfast, and enjoyed getting the history of their warm family, and a history lesson of the area. They were charming and caring. Would recommend it for a family.
5 on June 11, 2009
Comfortable room, good food, pleasant and helpful hosts. hope to stay there again.
5 on December 19, 2008
This is a lovely farmhouse where you will feel very welcomed. Unlike many bed and breakfasts that are "managed" as a business, this has the distinct feeling of being invited into the home of some very remarkable people. A unique spot -- many, many charms and much warmth here.