4.0
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What We Love

  • Updated decor by acclaimed designer Bunny Williams (author of Affair with a House)
  • Berkshire Pale Ale on draft in the Tap Room
  • Boston and New York City are less than three hours away
  • The Sunday brunch, with a stiff bloody marry, blueberry pancakes and a side of live music
  • Hanging with the locals in rocking chairs on the porch over aperitifs (like the signature pickle martini)
  • Around the bend from the state’s second-largest waterfall, after which the town is named

What To Know

  • A historical inn, so guestroom ceilings are low and walls a bit thin
  • King rooms start at a tight 250 square feet
  • The inn neighbors the town’s fire house and auto garage
  • Porch dining won’t start until mid-May
  • The inn and restaurant attracts an older crowd
  • Don’t expect to do work out here — cell reception is unreliable
  • There’s little to do outside the seasonal outdoor activities and R&R; the downtown has a library, a towny cafe and post office
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Overview

The Review

In the northwestern tip of Connecticut, the small oak-shaded town of Falls Village makes for a painless shift from big-city stress. And at Falls Village Inn, city dwellers trade designer digs for Levis and Timberlands and iPads for paperbacks to kick back in rocking chairs on the white porch with a keyhole railing.

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The four rooms and suites are individually designed and aptly named, with titles such as the “Blue” and “Yellow” room. Each pop with sunny primaries, oval-framed mirrors, potted greenery, antique swing-arm floor lamps, Victorian love seats and armchairs and quilted bedspreads of the same patterns as the inn’s ground-floor tiles. No grandmotherly doilies here — and the only floral essence is bottled in the L’Occitane bath products.

With a slower countryside pace comes low-fi amenities — flat-screen TVs are small, WiFi is sparse, and cell reception? Fuggedaboutit. But when it comes to dining, Falls Village Inn plays all the right cards. An American menu spoils domesticated palates with dishes like hearty Beef Wellington and creamy linguine with white clam sauce. On Sundays, stiff Bloody Marys compliment the varied brunch menu (think thick blueberry pancakes doused in Vermont maple syrup or a feta-and-spinach omelette with scalloped potatoes), and there’s live music from local bands (listen for Eric Clapton and The Beatles covers).

A Hollywood high-roller or big name from MoMA can be spotted taking a scenic stroll along the Housatonic River or joining porch guests sipping on a pickle martini, the Tap Room’s signature cocktail. But at the Falls Village Inn, there’s little emphasis on who you are and where you come from — here, everyone is a local.

How to Get There

The Falls Village Inn
33 Railroad Street
Falls Village, CT 06031 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 43 Reviews
Cozy littel Inn
Reviewed 8 months ago

It is a cozy little inn in a beautiful town south of Cannan. Each room is nicely decorated, it makes feel you at home. Old style but with all the modern conveniences. The lady who welcome us was very friendly. We had dinner in the hotel that night, food was excellent and reasonably priced. No breakfast however.

Nice place Dull food
Reviewed 9 months ago

The inn is very nice and in an unusual location but the food that we had for dinner which was steak and fish was completely tasteless. We traveled about a half an hour and I hate to tell you but we're not going back. Too bad. Itould have been a really nice overall experience.

Sub par dinner, careless service
Reviewed 10 months ago

Aside from the pre-packaged sesame crisps (available at your supermarket) we (four friends) all agreed on the mediocre meal we had this evening.

No bread basket (a bad sign), each dish placed in front of the wrong diner, cooking requests ignored ("no butter" somehow turned into swimming in butter and was sent back), onion soup tasteless, with barely warmed cheese on top, chicken was rubbery/overcooked....all in all a mess.

Pretty place, awful dining experience--never again!

Pleasing Memorial Service Dinner
Reviewed 1 year ago

We had a family dinner gathering in a private room, and everything was well arranged, comfortable, and pleasant for all concerned. Salmon and Mac & Cheese were particular hits with our group. Our server was friendly, efficient and attentive, and we were allowed all the time the event required - particularly appreciated as we began quite early. Unfortunately, the Falls Village was fully booked otherwise we would have stayed over and enjoyed it even more.

Unique, eloquent inn with fantastic food
Reviewed 1 year ago

The rooms are delightfully quaint but eloquent and very comfortable with fluffy towels. The dinner was a delightful surprise. I had the special which had scallops perfectly seared along with shrimp over couscous with artichoke hearts. Yum. Also lucky enough to get the last creme brule. The other person with me was familiar with the place and asked for the ice cream brownie sandwich, not on the menu, but obviously a favorite with regulars.