Historic bed and breakfast in a very private house with extensive gardens. One room has a fireplace and French doors to a private terrace and garden, while another room features 1850 sleigh bed.Read More
Historic bed and breakfast in a very private house with extensive gardens. One room has a fireplace and French doors to a private terrace and garden, while another room features 1850 sleigh bed.
For eight years, the Earl Grey Bed & Breakfast was located in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia. Then in 1996 it was moved to Salisbury, Connecticut and established in Chittenden House, built ca. 1850 in the Italianate style. Although situated just above behind Main Street in the heart of Salisbury village, its unique location on one and a half acres with a barn, extensive gardens and huge old trees makes it very private. It is quiet and romantic with wonderful views of Salisbury and the Litchfield hills beyond, yet within minutes to restaurants, shops and the Village library; near swimming and hiking; cycling or skiing and not far from the music festivals at Norfolk, Tanglewood, and Music Mountain. Good theaters and museums are also nearby. There are two spacious rooms to choose from: the Chittenden and the Earl Grey, both with queen size beds and full baths en suite. The Chittenden has a four poster bed, fireplace and French doors leading to its own garden terrace; the Earl Grey features an 1850 sleigh bed and a colorful 19th century schoolhouse quilt on the wall. All rooms contain books, original works of art and antiques, with attention to such special details as fresh fruit and flowers, sherry or wine and bedside chocolate truffles. A memorable full breakfast is served in the large French country kitchen on a six-foot antique marble table in front of a fireplace, or on the sunlit porch with its quintessential New England view of hills and church steeples. The hosts are Richard, an art historian and former museum director and Patricia, a specialist in the management of non-profit organizations. There is a friendly cat in residence.
Other amenities: dining nearby, parking, shopping nearby