The Wallingford Victorian Inn
What We Love
- A romantic Victorian B&B in a quaint corner of New England, with a suiteWalking to the Choate campus, or driving 20 minutes to the Yale campus
- Being in the midst of the Connecticut Wine Trail’s vineyards
- Dining on delicious gourmet breakfast each morning, on the house
- Sitting on the Victorian front porch and watching the world go by
What To Know
- The house dates back to the 19th century and the style reflects that
- Try the homemade banana bread at breakfast
- The library and music rooms are great places to cozy up
Head back to nature and back in time in a quaint corner of Connecticut. The Wallingford Victorian Inn, in the charming town of the same name, is neighbored by galleries, landmarks, antique shops and parks on the outside, and packed with romantic Victorian touches on the inside. You’ll experience history, greenery and scenery as a guest at this getaway, which dates back to the late 19th century – hence its original Queen Anne-style flourishes (think intricate reliefs and latticework) – and presides over the leafy intersection of two quiet streets.
The inviting property serves a gourmet daily breakfast, houses a lovely front porch and offers individually and traditionally designed suites that show off elegant décor pieces. And its location only adds to the old-fashioned, vaguely rural atmosphere, what with the above arts, culture and nature destinations, plus state parks, orchards, golf clubs and the vineyards of the Connecticut Wine Trail nearby. Looking for another perfect marriage of classic New England architecture and beautiful New England foliage? Stroll to the immaculately landscaped campus of one of America’s most famous boarding schools, Choate Rosemary Hall, right around the corner.
How to Get There
This Inn catches your eye from the moment you see it from the street. The local residents all expressed that they wondered what it was like inside.
From the foyer, parlor, dining room, and even the stairway up to the rooms, every detail of this home is beautiful. All of the rooms are gorgeous and spacious.
We were impressed by the sumptuous breakfasts. We stayed two nights, and both breakfasts were medlies of fruit in yogurt, three egg omelette, bacon or sausage, small pancakes (first morning) French toast (second morning).
Overall, the whole inn is elegant and beautiful.
We only stayed one night at the Inn which was a pity as the rooms are so beautiful and comfortable and Kenni provided such warm hospitality during our stay. We were in the Georgiana Tippets room and thought is was fabulous. The others in our group loved their rooms as well. The youngsters in our group were delighted with free soft drinks and snacks whenever they wanted them and the mini muffins left in the dining room for the guests went down well with everyone. Breakfast in the morning was great with the best blueberry pancakes we had ever had. We would love to go back one day.
Friends and I chose to meet between our homes in Massachusetts and New Jersey for a weekend getaway and wine tasting. The Inn was lovely with tons of space for us. We took Lyft to Gouveia Vineyards for a great afternoon. The inn is within walking distance of restaurants and a great sandwich place (The Eatery - stop there for sandwiches before going to the vineyard). We will definitely be back next year!
The Inn is absolutely beautiful!! From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted with a warm welcome and tour. The room was gorgeous and don’t even get me started on that hot tub! Breakfast was also delicious! Will definitely come back if we’re ever in the area.
We just returned from another perfect stay at this outstanding
B & B! Kenni always aims to please and makes us feel welcomed. The breakfast was scrumptious and plentiful! This Inn is always prestine and beautifully decorated. We look forward to returning in the near future.