Butternut Farm Accommodations

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Butternut Farm
1654 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Don Reid

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(860) 633-7197
(860) 659-1758 fax

The keeping room at Butternut Farm -- click here to see the big picture

Overnight accommodations are in rooms furnished in keeping with the colonial period. The only modern touches are the 20th-century bathrooms, decorated in colonial style. Each room includes a private bath, wireless Internet, telephone, alarm clock radio, and complimentary sherry and chocolates. Two parlors, a “keeping room,” and a sitting room with a video cassette library and fax machine are available for guests. A full breakfast with fresh eggs, milk, cheese, and home-made jams is served in the original dining room or in the intimate breakfast room.

“Wine, dine, or slumber, Butternut Farm is a place out of time.”

—Lani Jurev, The Glastonbury Citizen

Sorry, no pets nor smoking. A deposit is requested, refundable (less a small charge) with ten day's notice. Check-in is 3 PM; check-out at 11 AM or by arrangement. Cash or checks accepted.

The Barn Apartment

  • Private entrance
  • Foot thick walls (animal sound-proof)
  • Living room with TV
  • Sliding door to secluded patio garden
  • Full kitchen
  • Upstairs bedroom with queen-size bed, large windows, and a half bath
  • Bath with tub/shower
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • $210 plus tax

“Beyond the secret garden is the entrance to the suite in the barn. These rooms are reserved for Reid's very special guests. A queen-size bed commands a view of the secret garden and there is a private kitchen and bath. It's hard to imagine there is a working barn on the other side of the wall. When we leave the hidden bedroom and make our way back through the secret garden, we come upon the entrance to the barn. Cobwebs shroud the rafters, and the ground is covered with woodchips, sawdust and mud. Yet it is all strangely beautiful.”

— William John Mann, The Hartford Monthly

The East Parlor

  • Private entrance
  • Many windows
  • Queen-size bed
  • Fireplace with Mandarin portrait
  • Bath with shower
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • $149 plus tax

This first floor room in the wing offers views of the patio and the bamboo garden. Morning light makes this a perfect place for a second cup of coffee and the paper. Antiques and period curios mix happily with the decorative, hand-painted corner china capboard, the bathroom's contemporary fixtures and the luxurious 18" thick queen-sized mattress. Small side tables and lamps turn the room into a private and cozy retreat by evening.

The Tap Room Suite

  • Private stairway
  • Sitting room with TV, VCR, twin sofa-bed
  • Fireplace
  • Bedroom with double bed
  • Bath with tub/shower
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • $149 plus tax

“Above the tap room is a guest bedroom that beautifully illustrates Reid's sense of space and style. The room has a pitched ceiling that joins the walls barely five feet from the floor. Where conventional wisdom might dictate the use of small scale furniture so as not to overpower the room, Reid installed a large bed with a canopy that precisely mimics the curve of the ceiling. With an open, fishnet-weave tester, or canopy cover, the effect is almost airy.”

— William John Mann, The Hartford Monthly

The Parlor Chamber

  • A large room with many windows
  • Beautiful large fireplace
  • Queen-size bed
  • Bath with tub/shower
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • $149 plus tax

“The parlor chamber, with a view of Main Street—laid out along the 17th century Indian path that once led to New London—is furnished with a high pencil post cherry-wood Connecticut bedstead complete with canopy. At the foot of the bed is a six board storage chest with a neatly scalloped skirt. A small Queen Anne period looking glass graces one wall, a sampler worked by Sally Talcott in 1787 another...

“Small oriental runners cover the wide board floor. A tall mid-18th-century Connecticut cherry chest of drawers, a small wine table, brass candlesticks and bed warmer complete the setting, much as they might have in the days when the Hale family lived there.”

— Frances Phipps, New York Times

The Kitchen Loft

  • Two twin beds
  • Early porrtraits, tape looms
  • Bath with shower
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • $130 plus tax

"The kitchen loom loft offers a view of the two acres of lawn and gardens at the rear of the house. It is furnished with two beds of the sort that would have been used in the loft in the 18th century. They are single, low-post beds of the type collectors call hired-men's beds. In keeping with the style of beds, the room also has a three drawer blanket chest with ball feet, a simple six board chest in red paint and ladder-back chairs that retain their original color.”

— Frances Phipps, New York Times