We traveled out to Norfolk for a short, 2 day rest and relaxation visit but it took longer to get there than we planned because we were deterred by all of the wonderful antique shops along the way. We had to stop several times.
When we arrived we were greeted by Karl, the new innkeeper (only 3 months). His relaxed manor and simple instructions were welcomed. He pointed out the major features of this old Tudor manor which included, to our surprise, a place to refrigerate our wine. There is a small bar off of the living room and it's stocked with a sink, microwave, coffee maker, bar glasses, ice maker and silverware. One night we ate in front on the fireplace (we were too lazy to go out for dinner so we got a pizza and salad from the local pizza place). But we had our wine to go with it.
We spent alot of time in the living room, more than in our bedroom which was quite small (The Lincoln Room). Karl kept the logs in the fireplace going and it was cozy and welcoming. At 4o'clock, out came tea and warm cookies from Nancy, Karl's wife.
As I said our room was small but not unexpected as this is an old tudor home. Still it had everything we needed, even a fireplace. We ended up not using the fireplace, as we loved the living room with the fire going. Frankly we weren't around a good part of the day because we went antiquing thru Norfolk and up to Great Barrington, which is only 20 miles at most.
Not everything was perfect as I found the bed a little to stiff for me but my husband sleep soundly. Of course there could be improvements as there are spots that need painting- somethings are getting pretty worn, but I am glad I don't have to keep up the detail on this manor. The woodwork alone is quite impressive and the tiffany stained glass is exceptional.
The full breakfast was served in the lovely dining room but we usually got up before the 8:30am-10am breakfast. One day Karl even brought out a pot of coffee while we waited.
There are also lots of wonderful things to do and see and we took advantage of the Ihfinity Hall of Music and the Bistro.
We plan to return and we could recommend this to family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manor house is an ideal accommodation in Norfolk, CT, offering one of the most romantic getaways in New England. Full of charming ambiance and convenient amenities, The Manor House is complete with beautiful garden views in every room, a delicious hot breakfast served every morning and nine unique rooms to choose from - all with their own baths. Enjoy your next New England vacation as the guests of this wonderful Connecticut bed and breakfast. ... more less
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- Manor House Hotel Norfolk