In a historic house in Belle Haven, a tiny section of Greenwich, Homestead is foremost known for its superb French restaurant, Thomas Henkelmann. Jackets are required for gentlemen, and that formal atmosphere extends to the guest rooms, which are individually decorated with eclectic antiques and objets d’art from the owner Theresa Carroll’s travels. There are nine rooms in Manor House and nine in Carriage House, many sporting bold wall colors. Although charmingly decorated, some bathrooms are not as large and modern as one would hope. Hobnob with well-heeled local scions of industry, with a libation in hand, while sitting in a zebra-skin chair in front of the fireplace or in a white wicker chair on the Southern-feeling wraparound porch.
Time Out Tip
Favorite rooms in Manor House are number 134, for its fresh blue and white decor; room 124, which has apple-green walls, gray velvet chaise longues and lots of windows overlooking the sculpture Hippo Ballerina that found its way to the inn’s lawn from Lincoln Center; and room 117 in Carriage House, for its rust-colored walls, Asian-themed decor and its own entrance straight onto the veranda.