This was our second Valentine’s Day weekend in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. Staying at the Taylor’s Corner Bed and Breakfast is something we look forward to all year. This is a 1731 farm house with all the charm and idiosyncrasies of a 280 year old house. It creaks and moans with the wind. The wide plank floors do the same when you walk on them.
The furniture is well suited to the colonial dating of the house. Each room has a working fireplace for a romantic evening. Brenda and Kevin have candles spread everywhere, encourage you to use them, including in the main fireplace downstairs.
We spent time in the “living room” with friend just talking. We spilled over to the dining room with the cats.
The website gives a great tour of the bedrooms.
We wish we could say more about the grounds, but both our visits were during snow storms. We did see them in the fall when we were harvesting grapes at the Taylor Brooke Vineyard next door. The perennials were in late bloom and gorgeous.
The two breakfasts that we enjoyed with Brenda and Kevin were very unique. French toast made from French bread with apples was my favorite.
The chocolates in the rooms are homemade by Brenda.
We made our reservations for the 2014 Valentine’s Day weekend already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scenic 18th Century Center Chimney Colonial, three guest bedrooms have queen beds, private baths, A/C, working fireplaces and high quality linens. Relax in any of the three common rooms, each with a real wood-burning fireplaces and old beehive ovens. Incredible breakfasts with high quality and locally grown ingredients, fresh baked goods and refreshments. Antique furniture and wide board floors decorate this 18th Century house listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. Lush perennial gardens and old stone walls surround the property.We are located just off Scenic Byway CT 169, surrounded by country roads for a leisurely drive. WIFI, satellite TV, DVDs and games are all available. ... more less