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Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn, Connecticut - Hotel Review

The Grass is Always Greener in Greenwich

Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn in Greenwich, Connecticut
Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn in Greenwich, Connecticut

Located in one of the most historic neighborhoods of Greenwich with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn can hold its own. It is the creation of Thomas and Theresa Henkelmann, who between the two of them have enough talent to start another dozen inns but are settling on this brainchild to continuously deliver outstanding service.

The Henkelmanns bought the 1799 landmark in 1997 and renovated it in their distinctive, personal, eclectic style; initially to have a platform for Thomas' haute cuisine. Henkelmann who hails from Germany's Black Forest has cooked in the Alsace (Auberge de l'Ill), Germany (Munich's Aubergine) and New York City (Maurice at Le Parker Meridien).

A luxe chamber at Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn in Greenwich, Connecticut The sunshine-filled porch at the Homestead Inn is perfect for daytime relaxation at A luxe chamber at Thomas Henkelmann - Homestead Inn in Greenwich, Connecticut
A luxe chamber
The sunshine-filled porch

As to the Inn itself, in one word, it's luxe. It is also one-of-a-kind in Belle Haven, smack as it is in the middle of a posh residential neighborhood. The farm around which the three-acre Relais & Châteaux property is based allegedly once encompassed the whole area.

Today, there are 18 tasteful chambers and the famed Thomas Henkelmann restaurant, set in three separate buildings—the original farm house and two newer separate structures. For meetings, a private dining room and a cottage boardroom are perfect for corporate retreats and board meetings. While a park, tennis and golf are nearby we'd love to see a spa on the premises, for a quick holistic-culinary weekend getaway. And indeed the Henkelmanns are not opposed to the idea, planning the addition of a hamam at some point in the future.

For now, the bon vivant has plenty to keep busy. After all, there's breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh, and don't forget the cocktail hour in the quaint bar.

Thomas Henkelmann -
Homestead Inn
420 Field Point Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: 203-869-7500
Fax: 203-869-7502
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