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What We Love

  • Heated floors in some bathrooms
  • French windows in the restaurant overlooking well-manicured lawns and gardens
  • Vacherin for dessert: vanilla bean ice cream, raspberry sorbet and fresh berries
  • Bulgari bath products

What To Know

  • Children 12 and under are not permitted at the property
  • Some rooms are on the small side, and others have a shared balcony that overlooks the parking lot
  • Thomas Henkelmann Restaurant is closed Saturdays for lunch and Sundays and Mondays for lunch and dinner
  • Sports jackets are required for men in the restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Set in the Belle Haven section of well-to-do Greenwich, Connecticut, the Homestead Inn brings character and poise to this suburban locale. From the porcupine-bedazzled mirror in the vestibule to the high-back zebra-hide chairs, upholstered walls and paintings by Patrick Bidaux in the Drinks Room, this property is chock-full of carefully considered details.

Theresa Henkelmann meticulously designed the inn’s 11 rooms and seven suites (no two are identical), filling each with a montage of tokens from her travels around the world. A seashell-bedecked mirror in the bathroom and such knickknacks as butterfly lights and papier-mâché high heels (by noted Baltimore artist Charlene Clark) mounted against bold colors (kiwi-green and scarlet, among others) help the Homestead Inn embrace individuality. But there are modern luxuries in these digs as well, including iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, heated floors (not in all rooms), Fili d’Oro linens and Bulgari toiletries.

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Continue to the dimly lit wooden bar off the foyer for a nightcap before retiring to your room. The next morning, baskets of polished apples wait for you at the bottom of the stairs – grab one and head out to the cushioned white wicker chairs on the veranda for a coffee with a view of the verdant gardens and lawn. It’s Greenwich living at its finest.

How to Get There

Homestead Inn
420 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 101 Reviews
Beautiful
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at the Homestead Inn, the week of all the college graduations in the area. All the hotels were full. Went on TripAdvisor and got a room at the Inn. The hotel was full but they had a room at the guest house, it was wonderful, unique, comfortable, and very pretty

Old villa, great chef
Reviewed 2 months ago

Old house with a very special, cosy atmosphere. Some things seem to be a bit outdated, but this is part of the charm of the hotel.If you engage in it, you'll have a wonderful time there. Kitchen run by a great chef. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Luxurious Old World Charm
Reviewed 5 months ago

I stayed at the Homestead Inn for 3 nights as I was to attend a 60th birthday party at the hotel. The welcome was warm, my room luxurious and tranquil. The staff were attentive, especially the excellent barman. Cuisine was all delicious. I can’t fault anything. I had a particularly happy stay there.

Oasis of Tranquility
Reviewed 7 months ago

My experience at this property was one of transition from the hustle-bustle of New York City to a tranquil reunion with friends. I was able to enjoy a beautifully served breakfast While relaxing on the closed in porch after a rainy late-night arrival.

Charming Old New England Inn in Greenwich! The perfect base for all your activities
Reviewed 11 months ago

After driving into a park-like setting of manicured lush green lawns, we were greeted by the manager who helped us with our very heavy luggage up the stairs to a wonderful suite. The building is old and the floors abit uneven, as you would expect from a building of this era. But the baths were vintage with walk in hsowers and well appointed. The view of the grounds from every window,filling the room with light. A pleasure to spend time in. After returning to the hotel the first evening, we met the proprietress, Linda Henkleman, who is sophistocated and clearly well travelled and who could not have been nicer or more helpful! We ate two fantastic dinners in their restaurant. The food is memorable :well prepared and presented, with delicious choices; the staff is accommodating and helpful. At breakfast the room is much quieter and the wait staff is friendly and discreet...no idle chatter that can disrupt the morning calm, but right at your elbow if you need anything. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and look forward to returning.