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A Ravishing Room of One’s Own

A Ravishing Room of One’s Own

The guest rooms at The Falls Village Inn are intimate and freshly updated. With classic cocktails and lagers in the Tap Room and hearty American fare in the Eatery, it’s no wonder the historic Inn is a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

At the center of the small town of Falls Village (the second smallest in Connecticut) is an iconic architectural beauty beckoning to us with its old world charm. When Colin Chambers, an advertising executive, came to the area to do business at Lime Rock Park five years ago, he fell in love with it and bought The Falls Village Inn. He and his partner, Susan Sweetapple, have kept the best elements from its rich, historic past and updated the building with taste and style.

Built more than 175 years ago and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn was restored in 2010 with celebrated New York interior designer Bunny Williams (a Falls Village resident) overseeing the design and decoration. The five guest rooms are a perfect combination of simple sophistication and comfort.


The spacious, new dining room is roomy enough for large parties or intimate for a romantic dinner for two. In the summer, you can choose to dine al fresco on their old-time porch. Serving fresh caught seafood and locally grown produce that changes seasonally, the Eatery offers a wide range of dishes (Fried Atlantic Oysters, Fish & Chips, Flat Iron Steak, Rustic Style Lemon Chicken, Short Rib Ragu, and Chicken Pot Pie) on their menu. Chef Aaron Johnson (from Boston and New York) prepares the flavorful meals with meticulous attention to detail and they are beautifully served.


The relaxed atmosphere in the Tap Room is perfect for enjoying a classic cocktail like The Falls Village Inn Old Fashioned made with small batch, locally-made Berkshire Bourbon; locally-sourced Grade A Certified Organic, 100% Pure Crown Maple Syrup; Angustura bitters; and muddled cherry, orange and lemon, served on the rocks. Although he is known for his delicious signature cocktails, Bartender Chris Ceprano also serves draught ales, lagers and pilsners, all reasonably priced. The bar menu includes the usual burgers, fries, and tasty sandwiches, but it also offers clam chowder, chicken pot pies, crab cakes, and grilled steaks.


If you’re looking for some adventure after relaxing on the porch enjoying the fresh air and sipping a drink, there’s much to do in the area—from fishing, rafting, and canoeing to attending the historic parade of antique and vintage cars at Lime Rock Park. Within walking distance of the Inn, just upstream from the steel bridge over the Housatonic River, is a stunning set of waterfalls—the second biggest falls in the state of Connecticut. If you like hiking, the Appalachian Trail runs through the town, so hop on and experience a national, natural wonder. The David M. Hunt Library is a great place to satisfy your intellectual side, often holding interesting lectures, book signings, art shows, and other events. Nearby towns worth visiting are Salisbury-Lakeville, Millerton, New York, and Great Barrington and Lenox, both just over the border in Massachusetts.


Situated in the Litchfield Hills—close to the Berkshires—The Falls Village Inn has a strong connection to the community, which explains its neighborhood feel. They hold events such as wine tastings and fundraisers. A friendly atmosphere, cozy rooms, and delightful food and drink, it’s where the action is. And it’s literally at the heart of the village, right next door to the fire department. You can’t get any more charming than that!


Accomodations include wireless internet, HD flat-screen TV with satellite service, and a continental breakfast. The Falls Village Inn is two hours and 15 minutes north of New York City or two hours and 30 minutes west of Boston. If you have any questions about scheduling your stay, contact Innkeeper Susan Sweetapple at: [email protected]


Hours of Operation:
Dinner served at 5pm
Cocktails served at 4pm
Lunch served at noon on Saturday
Brunch served at 11am on Sunday

To book a room, go to the reservations page at:
For dining reservations, call: 860-824-0033

The Falls Village Inn
33 Railroad Street
Falls Village
[email protected]

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