FACTS: Located in Simsbury, Connecticut
We celebrated my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Simsbury 1820 House & Metro Bis Restaurant. I must say that the entire experience couldn’t have been any lovelier.
For starters, I really liked the beautifully decorated rooms and hallways. Despite how different my taste is from any traditional style of décor, I can always appreciate something that is tastefully done. Furthermore, I thought that the canopy bed, gigantic mirror, and warm-colored wallpaper all added a nice touch.
The Simsbury 1820 House offers a complimentary continental breakfast served in the parlor room. Filled with a variety of carbs, along with a few non-carb related items, it would have also been nice if they had prepared a hot dish, which is typically served at most B&B’s. But, by no means did this ruin my morning, and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside on the front porch with my pastry and cup of hot tea.
For the anniversary luncheon, we dined at Metro Bis Restaurant, which is separately owned, but connected to the hotel. I requested a private room, flowers, a three-course prix-fixe menu, and a specially made anniversary cake. The menu consisted of a choice between two salads, one of four main courses, and a scoop of gelato, which was served with the cake. On this occasion, I ordered the Caesar salad and flat-iron steak. Unfortunately though, I did not like the steak and found it to taste more like a piece of liver. (I must add it was kindly removed from the bill.) As for the owner/events manager, I found her to be extremely efficient and reliable. However, I was put off by her unfriendly demeanor and never felt very comfortable when dealing with her. In summation, everyone seemed to enjoy the meal, and the cake was phenomenal.
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, I highly suggest this B&B. The staff is friendly; the place is extremely clean; and the Innkeeper, Pam, will not only welcome you with open arms but will also have you laughing hysterically.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to check out their website: http://www.simsbury1820house.com/