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The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Wallingford B&B and Inns
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Torrington, Connecticut
1 review
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“Beautiful Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2007

My husband and I were in need of a getaway and The Wallingford Bed and Breakfast was a great place to go. We had a great time. They are far enough away from the main roads to be quiet but close enough to many attractions so you can fully enjoy your visit. The house was so beautiful. My husband loved the handiwork of all the wood features. We loved that we felt like the only couple there even though at breakfast we were joined with many others. We both loved the food sooooo much. Anyone with the chance to get away who would like to treat themselves or thier loved ones should definitely book some time at this very beautiful victorian bed and breakfast.

Stayed February 2007
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2006

In dire need of a getaway, I found Wallingford Victorian B&B on the Internet, but it's the kind of place a good friend would have recommended.

While I was drawn by the stunning picture of the Gothic architecture and horsedrawn carriage at Christmastime -- though it was mid-summer when I visited! -- it was the warmth of the innkeepers and peaceful setting that touched me most.

That said, I loved the design of the house, which reminded me of a haunted manse. The innkeeper, Becky, told me a story of just such a reported incident.

That was enough to delight the kid in me, while the adult -- who dreams of something besides soggy McMuffin-type eggs and stale cereal -- pined for a delicious breakfast. That I got.

Hubby Dave was talented in the kitchen, whipping up my made-to-order eggs with cheese and red onions, which I ate in their oversized Victorian dining room on a stunning table fit for a family of 12.

I also loved touches such as the English campaigns about the fireplace in the main parlor and the specialized tile work in the main entry hall. The Royalty-themed rooms were a nice touch.

I am anxious to see if Becky's redecorated as she said she planned to do. A few more Victorian touches would have worked for me, but overall this was such a treat.

And oh yes, my stay further inspired a desire to get out of busy Manhattan and back to Connecticut. Which I soon did ...

THAT is say ing something.

  • Liked — The architecture of the home, the unique design and extant woodwork, tiling and design of the fireplace
  • Disliked — the rooms needed more Victorian touches - furniture, paintings, etc. -
  • Tips/Secrets — No! If you need a quiet getaway go go go!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2004

Becky and Dave could not have been more charming, we loved their hospitality. Wallingford is a quaint town with some marvelous places to eat and visit. Lovely lamp shop with gorgeous Tiffany type fistures. Their home features some incredible stained glass windows and a lovely dining room complete with a sumptuous home made breakfast.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2004

Becky and Dave were wonderful. Our stay was relaxing and the whirlpool tub in the Margaret was an extra special treat. The remodeled bathroom is modern and beautiful. Breakfast in the main dining room was delicious and Becky and Dave even sat with us and we talked for over an hour.We took brochures for all of our friends and will definately book another stay.I would like to try the jucuzzi for two the next time!Bianca and Benjamin Rivera

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Additional Information about The Wallingford Victorian Inn

Property: The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Address: 245 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3713
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Wallingford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wallingford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wallingford Victorian Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wallingford Victorian Inn regally presides over the corners of North Main Street and Curtis Avenue in Wallingford, CT. Once the site of a quaint cottage sheltered by trellises and grape arbors, in 1890 the property was purchased and the cottage razed to make way for a Grand Queen Anne Victorian. Designed by the firm of Allen and Tyler Architectural Associates of New Haven, it was constructed by the C.F. Wooding Company of Wallingford, a name that to this day connotes excellence in craftsmanship, constructed at a time when execution of detail and ornamentation was a hand crafted trade. The Victorian is comprised of one dramatic hallmark of the period after another; complex patterned masonry chimneys; finials capping hipped slate roofs; multi patterned textures of shingles and clapboard; intricate relief work (grapes that reflect its humble origins), and small latticed porches, just to name a few. According to local historians, originally it was a wedding gift to Georgianna Simpson Hull and Charles Tibbits from her parents Gurdon W. Hull and Elizabeth Simpson Hull, whose father founded Simpson, Hall & Miller Company, a prominent silver manufacturer which later became International Silver. The family is steeped in Wallingford history and they were true philanthropists. No expense or detail was spared in the construction of this handcrafted home. Over the past century and a quarter the Victorian has watched over the town of Wallingford as it grew and more buildings sprung up. The dirt roads became asphalt, and horse and carriage gave way to motor vehicles. Fashions and trends flicked by in the blink of an eye. Still it stood, rising on its corner, an enduring landmark in the cycle of change. It has prospered in good times, and endured the hard times. It has changed hands and purpose, yet still stands proud. Come, step back in time with us, when work, rest and recreation ebbed and flowed with the rhythms of nature. Enjoy this remarkable property surrounded by period furnishings. Stay over and enjoy one of our five suites with exquisite attention to detail. In the morning awake to a gourmet breakfast made just for you by our chef innkeeper. Come, enjoy all this in a turn-of-the-century, handcrafted Victorian mansion, The Wallingford Victorian Inn. ... more   less 
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