The beautiful Lobby at Farnam Guest HouseView of our staircase and lobby from the second floor landing!
One Double Bed & Shared Bath at Farnam Guest HOuse
One Double Bed & Shared Bath at Farnam Guest HOuse

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Welcome to the elegant, historic mansion, known as the Farnam Guest House, 1.25 mi from Yale and the center of New Haven. You can find us online for lots more information.


Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

This space, Room A or Room B has one double bed and a shared bath. It is beautifully furnished with a desk, dresser, bedside tables, complimentary WiFi, DVD, cable flat screen TV, and parking. I am a warm, friendly hostess.

We are in a beautiful neighborhood with many mansions. There is public transportation across the street. The closest restaurant is one mile away. The central town area is straight down the street 1.25 miles where there are many restaurants, art galleries, theaters and shops.

You will be surrounded with beautiful furnishings and lovely decor.

You can see the rooms online at Farnam Guest House. Rates go up to $199 a night for Yale Reunion Weekends, Parents Weekend or Yale Graduation with a two-night minimum.

I look forward to hearing from you!!!

Guest access

Guests are given a front door code for convenient 24/7 self-entry and are provided with a key to their room, Guests have use of the fully-equipped guest kitchen, the parlor, the dining room and the beautiful outdoor patio and garden.

Interaction with guests

I often see guests in the morning but they are completely on their own. I am available about 80% of the time for guests needs as I live in a small apartment at one end of the house.

The neighborhood

Walk or drive or take the free Yale shuttle bus straight down our street to downtown New Haven and Yale University - about 1.25 miles or a 30 minute walk.

Getting around

We have 3 off-street parking places in the circular drive in front of the house and lots of free parking anytime on the streets. The free Yale shuttle bus will pick you up directly across the street and take you downtown and to Yale University. Take a taxi from the airport ($20) or from the train station for about $10.

Other things to note

Use our coffee/tea/cookie bar which is available 24/7.

This is a beautiful neighborhood filled with mansions to the North, South and East.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

There is no smoking in the house. No loud noise after 11 pm please. We are 100% pet free.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Becca User Profile
February 2017
The host canceled this reservation 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Elizabeth User Profile
Response from Elizabeth:
Becca asked me to cancel this reservation.
February 2017

Noelle User Profile
October 2016
Elizabeth's house is amazing - full of period details and charm. The garden is delightful. The location is ideal for both downtown New Haven and points north. Elizabeth was very accommodating and helpful, answering my every request.
Elizabeth User Profile
Response from Elizabeth:
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was great to have you with us!
October 2016

Luc User Profile
August 2015
My daughter stayed there for one month and was very satisfied. Elizabeth was very helpful. The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well located. She will certainly come back.

Mahesh User Profile
May 2015
The Farnam Guest House turned out to be very picturesque and completely worth it. The room I stayed in was small but very cosy and comfortable (it was the one with the rightmost dormer window). The shared bathroom was immaculately clean and always available. It's in a very peaceful neighborhood with what I think were grad students and their families walking around. I loved staying here!

Juan Pablo User Profile
May 2015
I stayed at Farnam Guest House for one month while working at Yale. The house is quiet, comfortable, and clean. The Yale Shuttle stops just in front of the house, making it very easy to get to downtown New Haven. I would recommend it without hesitation.

Dulce User Profile
March 2015
Elizabeth was a very kind and thoughtful host. She was there at the time agreed upon, she made me breakfast at 7am even though her house rules ask for it to be after 7:30am. She would always make sure that I was okay but also give me my space. The house was always clean and warm, and is appropriate for someone who wants a quite place to stay. The location is convenient because the Yale Shuttle is just across the street. Strongly recommended.

H Shresta User Profile
January 2015
I had a wonderful time. Very friendly environment. Beautifully kept place. Strongly recommend this place!

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States · Joined in April 2012
Elizabeth User Profile

I enjoy talking and sharing with people. I was born in China of Christian missionary parents and spent a few years in Taiwan growing up. I taught music 39 years in public elementary and junior high schools in New Jersey, Germany, New York City and Hamden, CT. We came to New Haven in 1973 for my husband to get a masters in Music from Yale University.
I am a believing follower of Jesus and am involved in the community of my church, Trinity Baptist. I emjoy entertaining and teaching women in a Creative Living Bible Study each week. I enjoy reading books, especially scripture, and love to discuss the deeper issues of life.
If you stay with me, we'll enjoy sharing our "journey" together or you can be anonymous too. Either way, I look forward to having you with us. Warm Regards, Elizabeth

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