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
An inviting 19th-century mansion along the Connecticut Wine Trail, with gourmet breakfast
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.