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“A unique and historical B&B experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Butternut Farm Bed and Breakfast

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Butternut Farm Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 3 Glastonbury B&B and Inns
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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587 reviews
146 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
“A unique and historical B&B experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2007

Based on reviews on both Trip Advisor and B&B websites, I was somewhat hesitant on staying here. I am happy to report that any apprehension I had was unfounded. My wife and I had a delightful getaway stay at the Butternut, albeit too short, as we could only stay for one night. We stayed in the barn apartment, which is much nicer than it sounds. The barn apartment consists of a cozy bedroom (canopied full-size bed), a kitchenette, and bathroom. It is away from the main house and thus is very private and quiet (except for the rooster in the morning!). The wall separating the apartment from the rest of the barn is reportedly one foot thick. The weather was cold the night we stayed; however, the baseboard electric heat was very effective in keeping the room warm. The bathroom is adequately clean; shower has ample hot water. The kitchen, notably the refrigerator, could have been cleaner. I didn't use the kitchen, and I would guess that most guests don't use the kitchen. The owner, Don Reid, is a very friendly host. He is a local legend; you can read all about him on the Butternut Farm website. The circa 1720 house is very well decorated in authentic period antiques. Don has collected well over the years and has lovingly maintained the character of this historic dwelling. Very historic! Breakfast, family style (us and another couple) was served at 8:30 am. Don cooked scrambled eggs with his own herbs and spices, served his homemade goat cheese, and homemade preserves with hearty toast. Yogurt was also available. Don mixes a little bit of cranberry juice in the OJ for a delicious drink. His coffee is very well brewed. The eggs and goat cheese are fresh (that morning fresh) from the chickens and the goats in the barn. Some of the negative reviews centered on the presence of cats and musty/dirty rooms. Yes, we saw one cat in the house; did it jump on the table during breakfast? No. Is the place sterile? No. Is it clean and livable? Yes. Would we would stay again in the barn apartment? Definitely! I recommend this B&B for those who appreciate history and uniqueness, and an overall fun and interesting place to be.

  • Liked — Romantic, unique, fun, historic
  • Disliked — Family-style breakfast with other guests, no choice in breakfast
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2004

This 1720 house on 2 acre farm was a trip! Host Don Reid has run this for 20+ years. The house is loaded with lots of cool stuff. He is most genial host. Only warnings: If you can't deal with house cats, this is not the place. Same for smokers. Light sleepers would do best in the 3rd floor suite. (TRaffic noise in front of house.). Also, may not be for FIRST TIME B&Bers. But the history is there and we had lots of fun and Don is a real gem. Breakfast is made with eggss so fresh cause they come from the chickens in the barn. And Glastonbury is a nice small historic village.

5 Thank SteveinPhilly
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Property: Butternut Farm Bed and Breakfast
Address: 1654 Main St, Glastonbury, CT 06033-2962
Location: United States > Connecticut > Glastonbury
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Glastonbury
Number of rooms: 5

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