Earl Grey Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to the Earl Grey Bed & Breakfast ...

We look forward to greeting you in historic Chittenden House. Situated at church steeple level in the village of Salisbury, Connecticut, its unique location with extensive gardens and old specimen trees make it both private and romantic. The gardens are a delight; lilacs and birdsong fill the air. The two spacious accommodations are impeccably tasteful and furnished with beautiful art and antiques. Your memorable breakfast is served in the large French country kitchen at a grand and quirky antique marble table or on the tranquil garden porch with views of white church steeples and the Litchfield Hills. You will feel pampered and well rested!

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Earl Grey Bed & Breakfast


The Rooms

The Cottage RoomThe Cottage Garden Suite
A ground floor suite of bright and cheerful rooms in a country cottage atmosphere filled with books and paintings, and featuring views of the surrounding gardens, can accommodate up to three persons. The entrance is through a private garden and a covered porch leading to the sitting room, which is furnished with a day bed, overstuffed sofa and chairs, a small library and a cozy window seat. The large bedroom has a queen-sized four poster bed and ensuite bath with tub and shower.
(Price per night: 2 persons, $275; 3 persons, $325)

The Earl Grey RoomThe Earl Grey Room
A second floor room, in subtle tones of grey and white with views of an 18th century church steeple, as well as views of the gardens and the hills beyond. It features an 1850 queen size sleigh bed, large antique bedside tables with good reading lamps and an eclectic book collection. A colorful nineteenth century tulip quilt hangs on one wall; an 1870 map of New York City hangs on another. There is a full ensuite bath with tub and shower.
(Price per night is $195)


The Owners

The OwnersOwners Patricia and Richard Boyle lived in Japan and France and have traveled extensively. He is former director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is currently an art historian and lecturer, and has written extensively on American art, including the first book on American Impressionism. Patricia was a specialist in the management of non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia UNICEF office, and the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia. She is an avid gardener and gourmet cook.


The Breakfast

BreakfastThe memorable full breakfast varies by season and is served either on one of the garden terraces, or in the large French country kitchen at a grand and quirky antique marble top table in front of a fireplace, or on the sunlit porch with its quintessential New England views.


Amenities

          · Fresh fruit and flowers
          · Frette linens
          · Bedtime Belgian chocolate truffles
          · Keurig coffee maker
          · Complimentary sherry and wine
          · Flat screen television
          · Air conditioning
          · Use of gardens and library
          · Free Wi-Fi
          · Excellent cell phone service


Reservations and Location

We do our utmost to make our house your home and, therefore, strive to ensure that your stay is cozy and private. Please contact us at info@earlgreybandb.com or at (860) 435-1007  to inquire about availability, book rooms and directions to The Earl Grey in Salisbury, Connecticut. (We offer a 10% military discount.)


Area Attractions

The Earl Grey Bed & Breakfast is located in the beautiful Litchfield Hills and close to private schools: Hotchkiss, Salisbury, Indian Mountain and Berkshire; two nearby lakes for boating, fishing and swimming, plus fly fishing on the Housatonic River and racing at Lime Rock Park. It is near an abundance of cultural attractions: Tanglewood, Yale’s summer music festival, Infinity Hall and Music Mountain; the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Daniel Chester French Studio, the Herman Melville House. It is close to antiquing, golf and special trails for walking, jogging and bicycling (the surrounding countryside is ideal for serious cyclists).


Read About Us in Yankee Magazine ...

“Their two rooms are impeccably tasteful . . . . .” “We are in the kitchen, a room Patricia has made famous for her breakfasts. ‘I love presenting it with flowers,’ she says. ‘it’s a simple meal you can make extravagant.’”

“Houses take on the feeling of people who lived there,” says Patricia Boyle. “This house had happy, happy people. A grandchild of a former owner came to see us one day and said, ‘My grandfather at 88 was sliding down the bannister.’”

Read the complete story from Yankee Magazine (2002)

And an update from Yankee’s website (2015)

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