Sit in the library and read.Henrietta House in fall.
1720's Historic Home-Josiah Room
Hosted by Marian
Marian is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Historic but thoughtfully renovated; enjoy the 5 fireplaces, modern bathrooms, luxuriously comfortable beds. The house is in a beautiful garden-filled setting next to hiking trails. Locally sourced gourmet breakfast included in price.

The space

The Josiah room is south and west facing and thus gets plenty of light. It looks out on our west garden and the strawberries; as well as the Byles trail adjacent to the property that you will want to hike. It contains a queen bed and a slim daybed that can accommodate a slim child, if needed. You will be comfortable reading propped up on the down pillows and under the down duvet or in the wing-back chair.

Guest access

You will have access to the newly renovated bathroom shared with any guests across the hall. The skylight in the bathroom will bring light into either the shower or soaking bath. Your feet will be warmed by the radiant heat, as well. You can choose to read in the library downstairs or enjoy the fire in the living room in winter or the porch swing in the other months of the year. Breakfast will be served on the deck or in the dining room, whichever you prefer. Tea/coffee is available at all times. Enjoy the plants and animals in garden and on the farm and take a hike on the adjacent Byles trail.

Interaction with guests

Jasmine and I will be happy to tell you about the attractions, food, performances, and other goodies in the area. We'd love to sit and talk with you about our individual adventures or leave you to yourselves if that is what you prefer.

Other things to note

We are just beginning to farm our property and have recently planted over 100 blueberry bushes, 50 strawberry plants, 4 fruit trees, and multiple herbs. We plant a big organic garden every year and will be adding more fruits and veggies this next year. We also plan to have animals so that we can grow most of the food we serve for our breakfasts and snacks. You are welcome to help out if you care to but get our permission before starting.

Air Conditioning

House Rules

We allow no smoking in the house or close to it and especially not in the barn. We love to have visitors and expect you to act courteously as we will act toward you--this includes quiet time between 10 pm and 8 am.


18 Reviews

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David User Profile
May 2017
We couldn't figure out how she does it. A major garden and crops in the back, plus eight chickens and five goats, including three kids. Inside the 1720's house, a special staircase to stop the Indians, a nook in the chimney to hide Underground Railway freedmen, and Marian herself -- a woman worth listening to. Wish we could have stayed longer, or even forever. One more waffle with fresh fruit, Marian's goat yogurt, and local blueberry syrup, plus sausage she fresh-made from the piggies who recently shared the yard, and we might have.

Danielle User Profile
April 2017
Marian was a fantastic host. She was personable, warm and kind. Her house is full of history and she shared many interesting facts during our tour after breakfast (which was delicious). My fiancé and I stayed in the Henrietta suite and it was great! I highly recommend and would stay again.

Allison User Profile
September 2016
A lovely and thoughtful New England B&B. Located super close (just mins) to The Hole and The Wall Gang Camp, it was perfect for us to return to after our day at Camp. A wonderful breakfast and treats in our rooms--we'll be back!

Lauren User Profile
August 2016
The host canceled this reservation 37 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Carolyn User Profile
July 2016
Marian and her daughter warmly welcomed us to their delightful and historic home. The room was clean, comfortable and decorated with beautiful pieces from Marian's textile collection gathered from her world travels. We enjoyed learning the history of the house, as well as the conversation had over a lovely home-cooked breakfast!

Ruth User Profile
July 2016
Marian, her daughter and Jasmine are just wonderful people. Their company is as great as their amazing home cooking. The house is a beautiful relaxing collection of gorgeous antiques from around the world. I loved staying here and can't wait to come back, thank you for everything ladies.

Deborah User Profile
July 2016
Had a wonderful time! Beautiful antique home and wonderful breakfasts. We would recommend this lovely place to everyone.

Ashford, Connecticut, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Marian User Profile
Retired professor and Literacy Consultant; now proprietor of Henrietta House Bed & Breakfast and Red House Farm. I love to visit with my children and grandchild, travel, read, scuba dive, swim, cook, garden, farm, ride horses, among many other things. I cannot live without book…
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