Locust Tree Bed and Breakfast

131 East Canaan Rd , Canaan, CT 06018 USA (Show map)
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The bed and breakfast was purchased in 1999 and was used as a nursing home for many years. Since the purchase we have totally renovated the structure with all of the amenities available in the 21 century. It features internet access in each room and we have a common living room with a 52 in. tv and a large family style dining room with an eleven foot oak table.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Exceeded our expectations, especially for the price.

5 on February 26, 2018

Thanks, Heidi and John, for the lovely stay. Especially enjoyed the room with the porch. Quiet, roomy and love the half bath in the room. What luxury!

Warm, wonderful home in the country

5 on October 30, 2017

We stayed for five glorious spring days at the Locust Tree and enjoyed every moment. Heidi, the hostess, accommodated every request we had, which included obtaining extra rooms for unexpected family members, and her breakfasts were hearty and delicious, trimmed by freshly made applesauce and jam. A perfect place to enjoy the leaves and Connecticut in the fall.

My recent Stay

5 on October 29, 2015

I spent two nights this week at The Locust Tree Bed and breakfast. The cleanliness, quality of food, and all aspects of the B&B were wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.


3.8 on February 19, 2015

arrived very late. They made that arrival very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Room for sleeping was very hot and cold.

Overnight stay

4.6 on January 10, 2015

The owners were very nice, and the location excellent. The room we chose was close to the stairway, and noise from other guests arriving and leaving was not pleasant, The room itself was nice, and the bed comfortable.

Lovely CT Visit

4.2 on September 19, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a lovely visit in Canaan, Connecticut; we stayed at the Locust Tree B&B. Our room was very comfortable and we enjoyed our hearty breakfasts as well as talking with our helpful, accommodating hostess. There is a wonderful view from the front porch overlooking the mountains through beautiful, tall trees on the spacious property.

Cleaner than Clean

4.0 on August 25, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting family. The Locust Tree met or exceeded every expectation and I am a bit of a fussy traveler as I have traveled a great deal for business. It is not one of those fantasy B&B where you are sleeping on 100 year-old, hand-carved beds, or being served a 4-course breakfast and pretending you are a Rockefeller for the weekend. But it is also not $400/night. My husband summed it up best when he called it a "basic B&B", 100% comfortable, pleasant, and cleaner than just about every other place I've stayed. Everything in our room was well-maintained and operated perfectly. We both enjoyed 2 sound nights of sleep on the comfortable bed and woke to the smell of bacon cooking downstairs each morning. Breakfast was wonderfully delicious - especially the waffles. Heidi is a gracious innkeeper who multi-tasked between telling stories of the inn and cooking breakfast to order. All she wants to do is take good care of her guests and she treats everyone with the utmost respect. We were a bit late in leaving for our trip and when I called to say we would be in 2 hours late, she was completely unfazed and was waiting for us when we pulled in. You could not ask for anything more and I would gladly return and recommend it to all my friends.

Okay for one stay

3.0 on June 27, 2014

The floor of our room had an extreme slope and was very slippery. My husband almost fell when he stepped on a throw rug. The railing provided for the steep stairway to the room was loose and could have been dangerous if a person grabbed it for support because he lost his balance. The liquid soap provided in the bathroom was tinted crimson to match the generous supply of fluffy towels. It seemed like a nice touch until I used it to wash my hands in the sink and realized the soap looked like blood in the sink. Not a good idea. The owner could not provide us with information on restaurants or activities in the area. In addition, her daughter and surly grandchildren had an awkward presence in the guests' dining area. This is the first B&B in which the owner's family added such a negative tone to the atmosphere. We had the impression we were not welcome in the living room, which seemed odd. There was a lovely second-story veranda, but it would not have been a nice retreat if the weather had been wet or cold. The room was spacious, but had just one straight-back chair and no upholstered chair for reading or watching TV. Otherwise, the furniture was nice, the bed was comfortable, and the TV was in good working order.

Visit to family

3.8 on May 02, 2014

Lovely bed and breakfast. The room was fine but small and very clean. The shower could have had more pressure. We would stay there again if in the area.

Wonderful home like B&B you will not be disappointed.

4.8 on April 20, 2014

This charming B&B is well worth the trip. The location is slightly further away than other more prominent B&B and reasonably priced. We traveled to and from Millerton, about 10 miles each way on country roads. Very pretty drive. The owners are gracious and friendly. We stayed in room #1. The bed is comfy and the room spacious. The second story porch wraps around 2 sides of the house. It was a wee bit chilly to sit out. Would love to come back again in warmer weather to sit and relax on the porch. Our online reservation was easily made and the response time was quick. We received a couple emails from Heidi welcoming us to the B&B. A great find would return.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

This room is one of our largest and features a full bath. This room is done in burgundy and tan and features a cherry sleigh bed .

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $130

Room 2

This room is decorated in purple,green and white. It features an oak pedestal bed with an armoire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $105

Room 3

This room features an oak farm style bed and is decorated in sea green and white, also has an armoire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $105

Room 4

This room is a half bath which includes a toilet and sink with the shower down the hall. It is tastefully decorated in sea mist , pink and ivory. It features an oak pencil post bed and armoire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $120

Room 5

This room is decorated in greens, tan and purple and has a cherry sleigh bed with an armoire and is also a half bath including the toilet and sink with the shower right across the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $120

Room 6

This is the second of our full baths and is very cosily decorated in red, green and gold with a private bath featuring a walk in shower and pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $130

Room 7

This room is our least expensive in price, but not in color. It is decorated in blue and white, featuring an oak sleigh bed and armoire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

$85 - $105

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Location Type

skiing, racing, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 39 miles

Directions to property:

From all points , we are located 1 mile from the Route 7 and Route 44 intersection on Route 44

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Lime Rock Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Shopping

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 PM to 5 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside on the wrap around porches or in the yard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On spring/summer/fall weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We do not require a deposit, but a credit card is needed to hold the room in case of a no show.
  • Cancellations: It is best to cancel as soon as possible.



John and Heidi Lillis

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: discretion of innkeepers
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian