"Lovely Small Town Inn"
07/22/14 A W New York City, New York
The charming Homestead Inn is well located and the staff could not have been more hospitable and helpful. Breakfasts were ample and delicious. The town green (and many restaurants) are within very easy walking distance.
"Neither praise nor pan"
07/09/14 ggharmon Atherton, CA
The Homestead Inn is a nice, middle-of-the road B&B. Well located at the top of the green in New Milford, it has a charming New England exterior. The interior, however, is quite dated. The rooms, while average sized and clean, look and are quite old. I was quite surprised by the requirement to pay for our stay at the time of check-in; I don't ever recall having to do this before. We were upstairs in the main house (room 24) which is reached via a very steep and narrow staircase - difficult for older people (like us - my mistake, since there are accommodations on the ground floor). The room was reasonably comfortable, but had a table and light on just one side of the bed - a real drawback for a couple who both like to read at night. The window air conditioner was quite noisy. My wife complained about the difficulty of getting out of the bathtub, and the tub/shower faucet control was very hard to operate. But the room included a small but modern TV and very good wi-fi access. Breakfast was quite ordinary except for the waffles which are extraordinary. Also extraordinary is Francesca who presides at breakfast with a flair. She provides a cheery greeting to everyone and takes care of waffle-making and everything else with great efficiency. Apparently practically her whole family works at the Inn from time to time. She really was the highlight of our stay (the owners were away when we visited over the July 4th holiday). I could recommend the Homestead Inn to anyone needing to stay in the New Milford vicinity, subject to the caveats above. This will not be the greatest B&B you have ever visited, but it will not be a disaster either.
"Another part of our Gilmore Girls re-creation weekend..."
05/11/14 ChrisA-MaryB Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Because of a Gilmore Girls fan's blog, we chose to spend a weekend in New Milford, CT... New Milford does indeed on the whole resemble most Stars Hollow, and yes, you would also have to add elements of Kent (just up the lovely Route 7) and the similar town green of Litchfield...While the Homestead Inn is not The Independence or The Dragonfly (from the GG show), it is a very comfortable, antiquey, homey place to stay, run by a very pleasant couple, Bill & Sherry...not too expensive...We didn't have breakfast there either of our two mornings, but it smelled delicious...We will definitely return...Very comfortable bed, by the way...
04/29/14 kennam320 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A friendly place with clean, warm rooms and a comfy bed that allowed us to bring our Golden Retriever. Now, not every room allows this, so make sure you mention it so they can check the availability of the dog friendly rooms. We felt welcomed and had two good breakfasts as well. Some "dog friendly" places say that, and we have found when you get there its more "dog accepting so we can take your money" which was NOT the case here. We would stay here again when in the area.
"NO HEAT ! NO CHARM, JUST OLD"
03/24/14 lookwho3 Asbury Park, New Jersey
Homestead Inn, Milford, Ct Bed and Breakfast can be a wonderful experience. This was not! We had read the reviews of this BnB on Trip Advisor they seemed fine, even glowing. We pulled up to this old home which was right off the main road. Check in was not so friendly, we were asked for our payment upfront before being shown the room or the rest of the house as had been our experience at other BnBs. We used gift certificate cards from Bed and Breakfast.com. We used all of one card and part of another, which we have done before and had been no problem at other Bed and Breakfasts; “Most people just pay the rest” he said as he just stood there waiting. We used the cards only. We asked for the discount he advertised and he said he would give it to us. No receipt was given. I asked for that the next day. It didn’t reflect what we had actually paid with the cards. I asked to see the room before paying, and we were told where it was. We looked. Old! Old antiques everywhere. Not charming well kept antiques, OLD antiques. The bathroom sink was unclean looking but I was hoping it was just stained from age as the matching bathroom tub seemed to be. There was also a worn rubber mat for the tub. The towels were ample, thick and clean. The tiny radiator in the tiny bathroom was topped with dust. The screen on the window had a hole that was plugged with a piece of tissue. In the room area cushioned chairs were old and faded with shabby furnishings. there was no charm in this room. Upon returning to our room at night we found the radiator cold NO HEAT! There was a small space heater to heat the large king size bed room, and the tiny bathroom. The temp outside was in the low 40s. It was late and we had no place else to go so we stayed. The bed, which was old and bendy, was under the windows, the top curtains didn’t close. We slept in pants and two shirts with a draft above our heads, coming from the windows. I added my winter hat ! The pillows were cold and flat as pancakes. My nose was cold all night. About 5:30 0r 6 am the heat came on! Really hot in the room then. In the morning we ate breakfast in the large dining area. There was ample food and the cook was quite nice. I requested a receipt from the owner and he was asked why I needed that. I explained for my records. I was given a receipt that didn’t match up with what I paid. When I asked why I was told that was what he would actually get paid from BedandBreakfast.com. I asked for an actually amount of what we paid, which he wrote on the receipt. Why you asked did we not just leave when we got there? Circumstances made that not practical. Bed and Breakfasts can be old or new and decorated with antiques. This place is just plain old and tired.
08/07/13 Bob D Canton, Georgia, United States
Our stay at the Homestead Inn was very enjoyable. Our room/bed was very comfortable, the breakfast offerings were delicious (especially the egg dishes), the Inn was conveniently located to the downtown area and the Hosts were very pleasant and accommodating.
07/14/13 Julia O Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
after booking into the heritage inn as it was the only hotel we knew about in new milford, we had a truly awful experience felt very unwelcome as we dealt with an extremely rude and arrogant manager Nathan. we were there visiting my twin sisters in laws so luckily they knew of the homestead. as soon as we walked in bill made us feel so welcome was so friendly and the weight lifted off my shoulders. the next morning we met sherry who was just as friendly and me an my husband looked at each other as we thought the same thing, we really wish we had known about the hotel before. I know where I wll be staying the next time I visit family. thank you agin so much bill and sherry for saving our holiday with your fantastic hotel. see you soon!!!
"Lovely, Historic Inn"
06/14/13 vera k Saratoga Springs, New York
The innkeepers are welcoming, friendly and immediately upgraded my husband's small room when I (at the last minute) decided to accompany him on his business trip. We stayed quite comfortably in spacious room 1 in the main house/first floor for an overnight. Breakfast the next morning was fresh, hot and delicious. With all the charm and quirks you'd expect of a late 1800's inn, this place for the location and price is a gem!
"Comfy and cozy"
06/06/13 sterlingcat CT
Stayed here (in Room 3-main house/main floor) for a couple nights while participating my husband's prep school reunion. No problem with the porch light shining into the room (as noted by another reviewer) but I did stand up on the bed and reattach several hooks on the drapery rods; the draperies were a bit tired and could have used a good vacuuming. Otherwise, the room and attached bath were clean and quaintly decorated, although a bit cramped. The bed was very comfy, but also a bit high, which might prove problematic for some. The large sitting room with adjoining dining room was charmingly decorated and sunny during the day...lots of windows; also a great place to curl up with a book late in the evening. Breakfast was very good. Stayed too early in the season to be able to enjoy the garden, but it looked like it would be delightful in season.
"Home town feeling at the Homestead Inn"
11/12/12 Tom M Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States
I stayed at the Homestead Inn for 3 nights on a recent business trip. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. My room was in the main house, on the 2nd floor. The room was spacious, with a Queen & Twin bed, a stuffed chair, a fairly large table, a small desk and a small flat-screen tv w/DVD player. The bed was comfortable and it's so quiet in this town that I had 3 nights of really great sleep. Typically, I don't sleep too well on the road, but none of that problem here. Unfortunately, I had to be in the office too early to take advantage of the cooked, hot breakfast but the owners had coffee ready at 6am and also had cereal, fruits and muffins out for early risers like myself. I fully intend to be staying here on my future business trips to this area and would recommend the Homestead Inn to anyone looking for a nice, quiet place to stay in the New Milford area. BTW, it's a quick 10-15 minute drive to the Brookfield, Danbury area as well, so it's a great alternative to staying at one of the "cookie-cutter" hotels along the I-84 corridor.
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