7C Herb Garden Bed & Breakfast

210 Baldwin Hill Road , New Preston, CT 06777 USA (Show map)


The 7C Herb Garden Bed & Breakfast is located on four sunny hillside acres of the southern Litchfield Hills in the town of Washington, CT. Several large maple trees provide plenty of shade during the warm summer days. A short drive to Washington Depot or to New Preston Village will lead you to antique shops, restaurants, and more. Lake Waramaug is just 2 miles north, Steep Rock State Park is 3 miles south, and Mt. Tom State Park is 4 miles east, where you will have ample opportunity for hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, or simply relaxing. Families with children will find a child friendly "home away from home" with children's books, games, toys, as well as a spacious outdoor area that includes a fully equipped sandbox and swings for both toddlers and Tarzan types! Whether you are single, a couple, or a family of seven, you will definitely enjoy a relaxing and restful stay in this spacious country setting.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

It's unanimous!

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

The sweetest, most inspiring innkeepers that I've ever met

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.

Lovely Stay

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.

Home Away From Home

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!

Excellent Place

5 on December 11, 2013

Hansel & Alicia were excellent hosts. Great breakfast; relaxing stay. Will come back!

Great room, great breakfast, great hosts

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!

Nicest people, fascinating stay

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.

Amazing B&B

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.

Charming B & B

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!

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Location Type



Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.)

Directions to property:

***Please go to Mapquest.com for specific directions from Anywhere,USA! ***From NJ: GWB to Deegan Expressway North (stay to far right). Take Deegan to 87 North/NY Thruway; 87 North to 287 North; 287 North to 684 East. (As you exit you will come to a fork, stay to the left, this will be 684 East towards Brewster.) Take 684 East to I-84 East and follow the directions below from this point on. ***From NY: Take the Hutchinson Parkway to 684 East to I-84 East;I-84 East to exit 7 (Rte.7 Expressway to Brookfield) At the very end of Rte. 7 Expressway, turn R onto Rte. 7 North. At this point you will be in Brookfield. Stay on Rte. 7 into New Milford. When you see McDonald's, prepare to look for Southworth's Chrysler Dealership on the right side of Rte. 202. Bear right at Southworth's, cross over the bridge and continue straight. Pass the New Milford Green, and turn left onto Rte. 202 North - (there will be a very short turnoff onto Rte. 202 where Rte. 67 curves to the right.) Your landmark for this turn is a CITGO Station that has a Dunkin'Donuts inside of it. Stay on Rt. 202 North through New Milford, Northville, and Marbledale. In Marbledale you'll go through a flashing yellow light. Continue to the next traffic light and turn R at that light onto Baldwin Hill Road. Go up the hill to 210 Baldwin Hill, on the left side. You will see the 7C Herb Garden sign at the bottom of our driveway.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Gift shop on site, Shopping, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: As arranged
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one half of your total reservation amount will hold your reservation. You may pay your deposit with a credit card or by check.
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund of your deposit if you give us at least 7 days notice to cancel your reservation. If you do not give us 7 days notice, you choose to forfeit your deposit.
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Hansel & Alicia Collins

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 cat (not allowed in rooms)

About the innkeepers

Innkeepers are a retired couple who love to meet and talk with people from all over the world. Hansel is a blind carpenter whose work is displayed and available for purchase. Alicia is a seamstress by trade, and when not sewing, she is in the garden or greenhouse tending to herbs.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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