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This lovingly restored, Gilded Age Victorian is a Norfolk tradition, owned and hosted by Dean and Jean Marie Johnson. Nestled in the scenic Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, Mountain View Inn is the closest Inn to Yale's Summer Chamber Music Festival and Infinity Music Hall. A short 5 minute walk to either. During your stay, we invite you to enjoy period appointments, an Art Gallery featuring original paintings and Giclee prints, along with The Gilded Peacock, a Whimsical Vintage Boutique. Our Oak paneled Great Room accommodates private parties and special interest events for the culturally minded. Our brand new Victorian Courtyard is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding and our Uniquely decorated guestrooms with private baths offer spacious, comfortable accommodations filled with period antiques. Mountain View is located 1/4 mile south of the quintessentially New England village Town Green (voted "prettiest green in Connecticut")and Norfolk's Town Center featuring Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Mizza's Pizza, The Artisan's Guild and other speciality shops offering unique treasures. With over 80% of its land preserved, Norfolk is home to 3 State Parks. There are hiking trails in the parks as well as in Land Trust areas. * Norfolk is the home of Yale University's Summer School of Music and Art.
5 on May 28, 2017
If you decide to visit Northwestern Connecticut you could not ask for a lovelier location for a holiday or a more welcoming place to stay than the Mountain View Inn in Norfolk. We decided to call the elegant country inn homebase for an 11 day getaway to explore the southernmost portion of the Berkshires in the Litchfield Hills region of Connecticut...the arts, wineries, history and rural charm all on a country road. The innkeepers were an invaluable resource with their full knowledge of the town's history, upcoming events and the region's varied restaurant choices ...complete with spot-on driving instructions! Whether we started our day on the covered porch with a cup of coffee watching the wildlife or sat down with the inn's guests in the historic dining room, each location offered up its own particular charm. We got to start our day with a lovely choice of breakfast items. A full morning menu - parfaits, quiches, baked goods and fresh seasonal fruits - fueled our daily adventures. The grand yet homey inn was the perfect spot to recharge at the end of a very full day with its luxurious bedding, claw foot tubs and tranquil setting. I saw one room readied for its guests with a champagne bucket and red roses, and heard from another couple that they were intent on seeing the venerable Connecticut based White Flower Farm - something for everyone. The steady flow of travelers reminded me that reservations would always be necessary as this area provides so much in terms of destination. The exquisite period appointments throughout the English style country home added to the unstoppable charm of this idyllic setting and was only outdone by Dean and Jean Marie Johnson's gracious and accommodating ...but not intrusive... attention to their guests' needs. We can't wait to go back.
5 on March 30, 2014
I've never written one of these reviews before, but I was so pleased with the Mountain View Inn that I wanted to spread the word. We were in town to attend a concert, and left by 9:30 the next morning, so our stay was brief. The room was great, the food was delicious, but best of all, the hosts were warm and unpretentious, while at the same time interesting folk to talk to.
4.2 on October 02, 2013
The Mountain View Inn is the perfect bed and breakfast nestled in a cozy region of Connecticut. Dean and his wife do a wonderful job with hospitality. The Inn is a beautiful gigantic and historic home.
5 on June 16, 2013
We were blessed to stay at the Mountain View Inn this past weekend, while visiting several local waterfalls. Our hosts, Dean and Jean Marie (and we mustn't forget Miss Noelle!), were genuine and warm throughout our stay, and had many good recommendations for local area attractions. Our room, The Felix, was spectacular. We wanted to steal the plush, wonderful bed and bring it home! Overall, the stay was unparalleled, and we plan to return as soon as we are able
5 on May 25, 2013
We were delighted to discover Mountain View Inn on our recent visit to the Norfolk area. Innkeepers Dean and Jean Marie were especially pleasant and the Inn is first class.
5 on April 24, 2013
Thank you Dean & Jean Marie (and Noelle!) for an absolutely perfect weekend. Beautiful rooms, wonderful conversation and a stunning boutique. Loved every minute of our stay here. Jim & Debbie Lee Kingston, NY
5 on April 13, 2013
My bride and I spent several wonderful days courtesy of Dean and Jean Marie! We both loved the Victorian decor, and friendliness of the innkeepers. The room was immaculate, and the breakfasts (especially Dean's coffee), were superb! Even their poodle, Noelle, made us feel at home. Thanks again, for making our honeymoon special! Tim & Maritza Richmond
5 on March 30, 2013
My wife and I went away on a whim and ended up finding the Mountain View Inn on this website. We coudn't have been more pleased, the accomodations exceeded our expectations and the people couldn't have been nicer, not to mention the breakfast was amazing. I will absolutely recommend them and plan to visit in the near future. Doug and Rebecca
5 on February 19, 2013
My husband & I stayed at the MV Inn for our first anniversary after seeing a show at the Infinity Music Hall. Our stay was perfect - from the ambiance of the room to the delightful breakfast in the morning. The house is just as pictured in photos - positively beautiful - museum quality yet comfortable and inviting. We will definitely be staying there again - happy to be quests of the very gracious Dean & Jean Marie. ~ Lauren & Shem
5 on January 21, 2013
We spent 2 nights at MVI recently for a weekend getaway to see a show at Infinity Hall -the rooms were elegantly decorated All of them with a different style and ambiance We were welcomed warmly even though it was a cold night and we arrived after dinner time The breakfast was elegant even when we were the only guests and we asked not to fuss Fresh fruit, home baked breads and brownies were wonderful The hosts were very warm and cordial They shared their paintings and collections with us A wonderful weekend getaway!!
This romantic corner room, in regal tones of red, ivory and gold, features an antique four-poster bed, Victorian fainting couch and private bath with shower.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $195
Features include 2 twin size antique mahogany 4-poster bed; Which can easily be converted to a King. This large room can accommodate a third twin bed, if needed. Period furniture, original transom window and private bath with shower.
Nightly Rate: $130 - $165
Bright and sunny, Room 4 opens onto your private, spacious “sleeping porch” – the perfect spot to enjoy conversation, a good book, or just take in the view. An antique mahogany bed and private bath with shower and tub complete the picture.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $175
One of the largest rooms in the house, Room 5 is tucked away in the back of the Inn. Enjoy the soothing tones of pink, gold and black in features including a queen-sized bed, an English mirrored armoire and a Victorian loveseat with sunny views and a private bath with shower and tub.
This large corner room decorated in soft tones of blue and ivory features an antique four-poster bed and the home’s original bathroom. An over-sized Victorian sink, original tiles and fixtures and an authentic claw-footed tub await the period enthusiast.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $195
Cheery and bright, this suite showcases a country-style Victorian feeling with its dressing area, authentic period bed, dresser and bath.
This luxurious romantic corner room features an antique queen four-poster bed, Victorian couch, and other period pieces along with private bath en suite. Wireless internet access is available in the Room and throughout the property. *This is one example from our 3 rooms with Queen accommodations.
Nightly Rate: $190 - $225
Nightly Rate: $190 - $225
Countryside, Mountains, Village
Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 40 miles
Check our Mountain View website which has directions from all areas--New York City, Hartford, Boston, Albany etc.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton Mansion, Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk's Victorian Library, Lime Rock (Auto) Raceway, Yale Summer Music Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bath robes, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Gilchrist & Soames Bath amenities, Vintage Boutique 1920s - 60s Clothing, Jewelry..., FREE Wi-Fi throughout the Inn, Spa services available by appointment, Hiking Trail Guide
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Yale Summer Music Festival (June - Aug.), Norfolk Curling Club, Horse Drawn Carriage and Hay Rides, Onsite Shopping at the Vintage Boutique, Jacob's Pillow Theater, Tanglewood Music Festival, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Dean & Jean Marie
Dogs , Mayori, our stuffed peacock
Dean is a fine artist and old house restorer. The indepth restoration of Mountain View has taken precedence these first and second years, but he looks forward to resuming his painting and exhibiting his work at Mountain View. Jean Marie is an avid collector of vintage clothing. In 2004, she opened The Gilded Peacock, a Vintage Boutique located on the main floor of the Inn. The Boutique specializes in Wearable & Whimsical treasures circa 1920's - 1960's.