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The Wallingford Victorian Inn

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Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My wife and I stayed here during our yearly Veterans Day /Birthday getaway (Nov 12). The Inn Keeper Kennie, was very cheer full, pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating, great asset to the inn. We meant the owners Karl & Sharlene, Saturday night during the wine hour. I can't say enough about Karl & Sharlene, great people! Very down to earth and...

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Karl K, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Kevin & Mel, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting both of you. Hopefully we will see you again in the future Thank you again for your business Karl, Sharlene and Kenni

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had travelled up from New York by train to go to a concert. As we didn't have a car we wanted something within walking distance of the train station and this was the only option. Wallingford is a lovely little town and the Inn is one of it's most beautiful houses. We were the only guests staying on this...

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Karl K, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our Inn for your visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Karl & Sharlene Kieslich

Essex, Vermont
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We arrived late but were left a welcome letter and instructions on how to find our room and how to access refreshments. We had a very peaceful night's rest and a delicious breakfast in the morning. Kenney, the innkeeper, was lovely, quite friendly, and helpful. We would definitely stay there again!

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Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Carl & Sharlene have created a unique place to stay. When we arrived the welcome was warm and the welcome wine appreciated. The breakfast was varied and lovely, although we could not do them justice by clearing our plate (too much you see). The room & furnishings are lovely and the design of the house is a pleasure to behold,...

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Karl K, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting both of you and we enjoyed the funny stories. Enjoy you time in NYC and have a safe trip back home. Karl and Sharlene

Sandpoint, Idaho
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful Inn. Our room was a suite that included a separate bedroom, bathroom and siting room. Evening wine and cheese reception provided an opportunity to meet Innkeepers. Within walking distance of several unique restaurants. Wonderful breakfast.

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 October 2016

To my family and I this is far more than a wonderful bed and breakfast in Wallingford, it was the home of my great grandmother Georgiana Tibbits, and her husband Charles Henry Tibbits Sr.. Karl and Sharlene welcomed both my mother Anne Rowan Taber, and I this past weekend, and helped us relive lifelong memories. They also shared their joy...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

The inn was beautiful inside and out. Our room was spacious and every amenity was provided. Our hosts were warm and outgoing and we enjoyed engaging with the other guests while we were served wine and appetizers. Breakfast was homemade and delicious! We highly recommend staying at the Wallingford Victorian Inn.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Inn was everything we thought it would be and more. From the minute we stepped inside Jayne made us feel like family. Her warmth and personality made us feel as if we new each other forever. Awesome breakfast and the best banana bread we've ever had. Thanks for making our stay very special.

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Karl K, Owner at The Wallingford Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Hello Lorraine, We are vey happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. My wife and I try to stop by and meet each guest and thank them for their business. Hopefully we will see you in the future. Karl and Sharlene Kieslich Owners

Wallingford, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had a family baby shower for my daughter here and it was nothing less than perfect.. Karl and Char were wonderful hosts as well as Jayne. The food was just absolutely delicious and the Inn was immaculate and beautiful as well. Didn't want to leave Thank you so very much for one of the best days I have ever...

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

There are no words to express how amazing Sharlene, Karl & Jayne are. My family was fortunate enough to host a baby shower at the Inn. From the planning process to the exquisite food dishes no detail was overlooked. The event ran flawlessly leaving all of our guests with oohs and ahhs on the beauty of the Inn and it's...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Wallingford Victorian Inn regally presides over the corners of North Main Street and Curtis Avenue in Wallingford, CT. Once the site of a quaint cottage sheltered by trellises and grape arbors, in 1890 the property was purchased and the cottage razed to make way for a Grand Queen Anne Victorian. Designed by the firm of Allen and Tyler Architectural Associates of New Haven, it was constructed by the C.F. Wooding Company of Wallingford, a name that to this day connotes excellence in craftsmanship, constructed at a time when execution of detail and ornamentation was a hand crafted trade. The Victorian is comprised of one dramatic hallmark of the period after another; complex patterned masonry chimneys; finials capping hipped slate roofs; multi patterned textures of shingles and clapboard; intricate relief work (grapes that reflect its humble origins), and small latticed porches, just to name a few. According to local historians, originally it was a wedding gift to Georgianna Simpson Hull and Charles Tibbits from her parents Gurdon W. Hull and Elizabeth Simpson Hull, whose father founded Simpson, Hall & Miller Company, a prominent silver manufacturer which later became International Silver. The family is steeped in Wallingford history and they were true philanthropists. No expense or detail was spared in the construction of this handcrafted home. Over the past century and a quarter the Victorian has watched over the town of Wallingford as it grew and more buildings sprung up. The dirt roads became asphalt, and horse and carriage gave way to motor vehicles. Fashions and trends flicked by in the blink of an eye. Still it stood, rising on its corner, an enduring landmark in the cycle of change. It has prospered in good times, and endured the hard times. It has changed hands and purpose, yet still stands proud. Come, step back in time with us, when work, rest and recreation ebbed and flowed with the rhythms of nature. Enjoy this remarkable property surrounded by period furnishings. Stay over and enjoy one of our five suites with exquisite attention to detail. In the morning awake to a gourmet breakfast made just for you by our chef innkeeper. Come, enjoy all this in a turn-of-the-century, handcrafted Victorian mansion, The Wallingford Victorian Inn. ... more   less 

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Address: 245 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492-3713
Region: United States > Connecticut > Wallingford
Price Range: $201 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wallingford Victorian Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms have a special ammenity. Pick the one you like best.”
 of 5 bubbles daniellyles9, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a suite with a King Size Bed ... the Inn Offers Suites with King Sized Beds and Queen Size beds also.”
 of 5 bubbles Tessa35, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All four rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles DGrainson, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the rooms all seemed pretty similar”
 of 5 bubbles rwr122016, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay in this bed and breakfast. it was just a tour of the house that once belonged to my great granmother.”
 of 5 bubbles robertalexandert, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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