Manor House Inn (Bed and Breakfast)

69 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
Innkeeper(s): Michael and Holly, Innkeepers
 
  • Introduction

    In the heart of the Green Woods lay the quintessential New England Village of Norfolk. This little center of culture is part of the distinct charms of Connecticut’s Litchfield County, and is in close proximity to the Berkshires and New York’s Columbia and Dutchess Counties.

    Travelers enjoy an array of antique and craft shops, music festivals, theatre, auto racing, vineyards, museums and fine dining.  For the outdoor enthusiast, our preserved land trust and state parks offer miles of hiking trails. There is also down hill and cross country skiing, tennis, golf, boating, horseback riding, and fishing.
     

    For the romantic, there are horse drawn carriage and sleigh rides, gourmet picnic baskets and luxurious spa services. Manor House is one of the best bed and breakfasts in Connecticut.

     

     


     

  • Amenities

    Amenities for the Guestrooms

    • Luxurious Jacuzzi baths for two
    • Comfy robes
    • Plenty of large, thick towels
    • Hair Dryers
    • Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste & hand cream
    • Memory books
    • King & queen size beds
    • Antique bed coverings
    • Down comforters and pillows
    • Gas burning fireplaces available
    • Non-allergenic bedding available
    • Fresh flowers and live plants
    • Wine glasses and corkscrew
    • Lovely Garden Views from each room
    • Private Porches available

    Inn Amenities

    • In room massages available through the innkeeper
    • Fly Fishing and River Canoe & Kayak guided tours available through the innkeeper
    • Freshly prepared picnic baskets, made to order, available
    • Bookings arranged for local restaurants
    • Activity information provided – local events calendar, special events, concerts, movies, theatre, hiking, car race, antique shopping & more from the innkeeper or online.
    • Bicycles
    • Romantic Pergola
    • Comfortable Adirondack-style Lawn Chairs
    • Picnic Table

    For a virtual tour of the inn please visit our website.

  • Activities and Attractions

    Please see our Calendar of Events for more information on local Flea Markets, Antique Fairs, Plant Sales, Town Festivals and much more! Also visit the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council for a detailed calendar of cultural events nearby.

    Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
    Built in 1883 in picturesque Norfolk in northwest Connecticut, Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare. Newly renovated, the historic building features its original proscenium stage and wood, as well as many other notable details. Whether it’s dinner and a show, high quality casual dining or simply drinks and music you’re seeking, Infinity Music Hall&Bistro.  Visit www.InfinityHall.com for more details.

    Norfolk Artisans Guild
    An artist's gallery featuring local arts, crafts, and gifts.  Greenwoods Road, Norfolk.  860.542.5487

    Norfolk Historical Society
    Travel through Norfolk's unique history!  13 Village Green, P.O. Box 288. norfolkhistorical@snet.net

    Norfolk Library
    Come visit the heartbeat of Norfolk's Community.  A beautiful brownstone structure with unique architectural features, the library is worth a visit just for it's extraordinary interior.

    Joseph Stannard Antiques
    Direct importers of impeccable country French furniture for house & garden. Extensive collection includes Joseph Stannard contemporary furnishings.

    Morrison & Cocker Antiques
    Located on Greenwoods Road in the center of town.  Please see our innkeeper for details.

    Petria’s Vintage Boutique
    A fabulous collection of designer vintage clothing.  Located in the Greenwoods Theatre on Greenwoods road in the center of town.  Please see our innkeeper for more information and store hours.

    Poesis
    Founded by Robert Bristow and Pilar Proffitt in Norfolk, Connecticut, poesis is an architecture and furniture design studio devoted to using materials and technology simply and well.

    Norman Rockwell Museum
    Founded in 1969 with the help of Norman and Molly Rockwell, the Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of Rockwell's work.

    Sharon Audubon
    The Sharon Audubon Center is a nature center and wildlife sanctuary owned and operated by the National Audubon Society.

    Hancock Shaker Village
    About the Village... Hancock Shaker Village is an outdoor history museum of Shaker life on 1,200 acres in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.

     

    Berkshire Botanical
    Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG) offers visitors a peaceful refuge of natural beauty.

    Prime Outlet Shops at Lee
    65 Outlet Shops including Coach, Ralph Lauren, The Gap, Timberland, and more.

    Buggy Whip Antiques Marketplace
    A unique group shop housed in a 200 year old former Buggy Whip Factory with 95 antique dealer booths.

    Harney & Sons Tea Room
    If your travels take you anywhere near the Northwest corner of Connecticut, consider stopping at our Tasting Room. All our loose teas are available to taste and consider. Just keep in mind that there have been many who have planned for a quick stop, but ended up staying for hours, tasting tea, perusing the shop, and discussing every aspect of the world of tea!

    The 7day recreationalists
    Unique customized outdoor fitness experience.

    White Flower Farm
    Benefit from More than 50 Years of Gardening Experience.  White Flower Farm is a family-owned mail-order nursery located in northwestern Connecticut. Since 1950 we have been providing a wide range of ornamental and edible plants, plus tools, supplies, and gardening advice, to gardeners throughout the United States.

    Litchfield Area Antique Shops:

    • Antiques Dealers of Litchfield County
    • Litchfield Hill Visitors Bureau

    Berkshire Area Antique Shops:

    • Culture in the Berkshires

    Music & Stage:

    • Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
    • Yale University Chamber Music
    • Barrington Stage Company
    • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
    • Music Mountain Concerts
    • Tanglewood Concerts
    • Warner Theatre Concerts & Shows
    • Sharon Playhouse, Tri Arts Production

    A Night at the Movies:

    • The Gilson Cafe
    • Pleasant Valley Drive In
    • Bantam Cinema
    • The Triplex

    More Area Activities:

    • Around Litchfield
    • Around Berkshire Area
    • The 7day recreationalists
  • Testimonials

    Thank you for all you did to make our mini holiday so special! This haven is a poem! – Mary Louise

    Thank you for a great place to stay. Beautiful house in a beautiful area to explore. The breakfasts were delicious! – Jacque and Ed

    What a gorgeous house – very comfortable lovely warm innkeepers. – Sharon

    What a beautiful place! The old world charm is lovely. Would love to have stayed longer. Thank you! – Dinese and Ray

    Thank you for your welcoming, kind attention. You go well with the gentle, old home. We enjoyed our stay tremendously! – Helena and John

    Thank you for a wonderful evening. We enjoyed sitting by the fireplace last night and the great breakfast. Wonderful hosts – the wine tasting event had a perfect atmosphere.- Debbie and Bob

    Thank you for an amazing stay. The house and setting made for a perfect place to get engaged. We will definitely return and try out one of the other beautiful rooms. Thank you again. Catherine and Brian

  • Directions

    Directions From NYC

    1. Hudson River Parkway North to Junction with Saw Mill River Parkway North.
    2. Saw Mill River Parkway North to Junction with Route 684 (near Katonah, NY)
    3. Route 684 North to intersection with Route 84. Take Route 84 East
    4. Route 84 East to exit for Route 8 North (exit #20 off of Route 84. This exit is on the left side)
    5. Route 8 North until it terminates as a highway in Winsted, CT, at the
    6. junction of Route 44. Take a right heading West on Route 44.
    7. Travel on Route 44 West for approximately 15 minutes (10 miles) descending a hill as you enter the village of Norfolk, is a highway sign on your right indicating a junction with Route 272. About 50 yards after that sign on the right is Maple Avenue.
    8. Turn right off Route 44 onto Maple Avenue (If you pass the Pub in the center of town, you have gone too far). We are at 69 Maple which is about a ¼ mile on your left. There is a sign at the end of the drive.
    9. You are here! Welcome!

     

    Directions from Boston

    1. Mass Turnpike (Route 90) south to exit for Route 84 (near Sturbridge, MA)
    2. Route 84 south to exit #39 (Route 4/Dempsey Medical Center). This exit is after the city of Hartford, CT.
    3. Route 4 North through Farmington and Unionville, CT. After Unionville (about 3 miles) on Route 4 there is a signal light where Route 4 takes a 90-degree turn to the right. At this point stay straight onto Route 179 North.
    4. Remain on Route 179 North until it intersects with Route 44. Turn left onto Route 44 heading west. Follow Route 44 west until you come into Norfolk (approximately ½ hour). Upon entering Norfolk, you descend a long hill.
    5. Look for the Junction to 272 south, on your left. Directly across from 272 is Maple Avenue. Take a right onto Maple. (If you pass the pub in the center of town, you have gone too far). We are about ¼ mile on the left.
    6. There is a sign at the end of our driveway.
    7. You are here! Welcome!

    Directions From Bradley Field

    1. From the airport, take the exit for Route 20 East Granby/Granby.
    2. Follow Route 20 for approximately 9.3 miles until a left turnoff for Route
    3. 219.
    4. Follow Route 219 for approximately 6.4 miles until a right turn off for
    5. Route 318.
    6. Follow Route 318 for approximately 3.2 miles to the intersection with Route 44.
    7. Turn right onto Route 44 West for approximately 13 miles to Norfolk.
    8. Upon entering the town of Norfolk, you will descend a long hill. The
    9. junction for Route 272 South will be on the left, and directly across on the right is Maple Avenue. (If you pass the Pub in the center of town, you have gone too far.) Take that right onto Maple, and we are about a ¼ mile down on the left. There is a sign at the end of our driveway
    10. You are here! Welcome!