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“Pleasant, charming country inn.”

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No. 9 Restaurant & Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Millerton B&B and Inns
New York
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pleasant, charming country inn.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2009

We really liked this place. It's clean, roomy, bright, and the hosts are lovely. They made us breakfast in the morning, and it was delicious. They are located across the street from a wonderful restaurant (can't remember the name, but they'll tell you) that was pricy but just as good as anything in NYC. The bathroom in our room was a bit small, but it wasn't a big deal. This is a quintessential country inn, with quilts, curtains, bed skirts, etc. If you like that kind of thing, you'll be right at home here. My one issue is that there is a cat and dog, and I'm horribly allergic to cats. Other than that, I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2007

What a charming place to lay your head, enjoy a cocktail on the front porch, meet other guests, and dine! Jay and Martha are simply wonderful. They are extremely helpful and obliging as well as making you feel like you are part of their family. The rooms are very lovely and the common areas are just like home (but much nicer). Cannot wait to go back when I return to the area.

  • Liked — Feels like home
  • Disliked — Had to leave.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2006

We used Simmons' Way as the defacto homebase for our nearby wedding this summer and we are very glad we did. Innkeepers Martha and Jay were extraordinarily helpful, friendly and ever-accomodating of our ever-changing list of guests and their needs. The dinner and brunch they served were wonderful, the prices were reasonable and their patience with some of our inebriated guests was remarkable. We couldn't recommend Simmons Way highly enough and we hope they remain fixtures in Millerton for many years to come.

  • Liked — Helpful, accomodating staff
  • Stayed June 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2006

I recently stayed at the Simmons Inn with my 2 young sons and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I was looking for a place to stay near Lime Rock race track and the Inn is less than 15 minutes away. The Inn is decorated with country antiques and small details are taken care of (e.g. bathrobes, good pillows and linens, biscotti and botted water in the rooms). We stayed in the California Suite and enjoyed the large bath tub to soak our sore muscles after a 6 hour karting race that we particpated in. The Inn is air conditioned comfortably which is important for a summer stay. Dinner at Martha's Restaurant (open to the public) was also nicely done. Our Innkeepers, Jay and Martha Reynolds, have the perfect mix of enthusiasm and congeniality and when you come to the Inn you feel as if you are visiting friends in a big old Victorian home. My boys and I enjoyed our small step back in time and will be sure to return.

Stayed July 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2005

We have children going to one of the fine boarding schools that dot the countryside in Duchess County, Berkshires, CT River Valley, etc. And we always discover other parents -- with children at Kent, Hotchkiss, Indian Mountain, Salisbury, etc. -- staying at the inn too. These are parents from NC, CA, FL, MO, MD, TX, IL, really from all over America. And this B&B has an appeal that not only brings them all together. It keeps bringing them all back too. From their regional experiences, as with ours in Pennsylvania, the Simmons Way has something for everyone to like. An experiece there makes for a unique combination of perquisites (bar, wonderfully appointed rooms, tv room, lovely dining, family-friendly, peaceful surroundings, convenience to town) that would not seem to "work" together . . . but ironically do. In a big way. In a way that is impressionable, memorable. As someone else already wrote, I think the magic that binds everything together is Martha & Jay, the innkeepers. I don't think another inn - that is, innkeepers - could pull this off. I've stayed at the SWVI only 3-4 times, and M & J have become like family. You don't find inns like this too often because you don't find people like this too often.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2003

For our first (of what, over the years, is now several) stays at the SWI, our party of 4 arrived after midnight - because of car troubles.
Mr. Reynolds was there to greet us; then amazingly to offer use of his automobile for 2 full days as we recovered from the earlier road mishap. This would have been enough - an act of uncommon charity. But it was not to stop there: The SWI became our "home" for a week in a way that for my wife & me, after 27 years of B&B's in 18 states and 4 countries, surpassed all. We have returned many times. Granted, this Millerton site is not one of those tony spa/resort masquerading as a country inn. That said, the wine list & the daily fare & antiques & overall accomodations do not just contribute to a first-rate experience. They combine to create an atmosphere of simple elegance that so many other inns aspire to, but never reach. The reason is, I think, the charcter of the innkeepers: thoughtful, decent, interesting people whose commitment to others (I learned) has been established well beyond this lovely B&B.

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Additional Information about No. 9 Restaurant & Inn

Property: No. 9 Restaurant & Inn
Address: 53 Main St, Millerton, NY 12546-5172 (Formerly Simmons' Way Village Inn)
Location: United States > New York > Millerton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Millerton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Period American charm enhanced with a touch of European tradition and tranquility. Accommodations are thoughtfully designed to offer a pleasurable experience from a time when detail was important and appreciated. Guests frequently return “home” to Simmons’ Way and heartily recommend it to others – the best compliment! All rooms are uniquely and comfortably decorated and have private bath. Sleep in one of our nine beautiful and spacious rooms, each with private bath, most with queen size bed. Choose a room with a canopy bed, a private porch, or an over-sized bathtub. Breakfast choices include farm-fresh free-range eggs, our special Apple or Blueberry Pancakes or French toast with pure maple syrup. Bacon and sausage as well as fruit are always available. No. 9, the restaurant, is located within the inn. It is currently the "go to" dining place in the region. The location is conveniently close to all of the arts, activities and festivals in the Berkshires, Litchfield County, CT, and the Hudson Valley of New York. The area back roads and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail make this a great destination for bicyclists. By car or rail, just two hours from New York City. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Simmons` Way Village Hotel Millerton

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