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
We have driven by this bed and breakfast several times. From the street it looks charming and inviting. Finally we decided to stay overnight here. When we pulled into the parking lot we were warmly greeted by Kenni, the innkeeper. She assisted us with our bags and gave us a tour of the first floor and showed us to our room. The interior of this inn is just as charming as the exterior. No detail was left undone. It feels like you have stepped back in time. We stayed in the suite on the top floor. This room was rather large. Along with a bedroom there was with a sitting room with sofa, TV and desk. They offer you free snacks, beverages and Wi-Fi. Kenni goes above and beyond to make your visit enjoyable and memorable. Breakfast is served in the dining room on china. We had fresh fruit, yogurt parfait, eggs, bacon and pancakes. Every bite was scrumptious. We had the opportunity to chat with one of the owners. He gave us a brief history on the inn. Over the years it has been a private home, apartments and a doctor’s office. When they purchased the inn his wife did a lot of research in restoring the inn to its original state. They did an incredible job. They are renowned for meticulously decorating for Christmas and we have booked another stay for this holiday season.
We stayed at the Wallingford Victorian Inn for 1 night with our 4-year old daughter. Everything from welcoming to the ambiance of the house to our room to breakfast was pristine. The attention to details is unbeivable, as well as the countless added "bonuses" of the place: glass of wine at happy hour, selection of coffees and teas at will, custom home made breakfast, scrabble game, piano, etc.. Worth every single penny. Would definitely recommend and go back!
Live in Wallingford for 30 plus years, stayed here with a friend on a visit. Wonderful Inn, nice innkeeper and staff, and breakfast. Room very comfortable, nothing lacking. Will go back on next visit....
My wife and I spent 3 nights at the inn during August. Even though the weather was rainy during a good part of the time, the experience was wonderful. The inn was immaculate and clean. We stayed in the suite on the top floor and it was beautiful. The breakfasts were very good and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was our 1st time at the inn; my wife had a co-worker who recommended it and we were very satisfied. The front porch is a great place to sit with a drink or read a book. This is an inn that we will return to soon.
Beautiful house, beautifully restored, clean, all details taken care of by the innkeeper, everyone nice, the breakfasts were delicious, quaint town, three block walk to town, great restaurants close by, bicycles are available to ride, my wife and I highly recommend anyone to stay there