A Gracious Stay in New Haven

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511, United States

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

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, and
complimentary Wi-fi, DVD, cable TV, parking. I am a warm, friendly hostess. Rates go up to $199 a night for Yale Reunion Weekends, Parents Weekend or Yale Graduation with a two-night minimum

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 are surrounded with beautiful furnishings and lovely decor.

You can see the rooms online at Farnam Guest House.

I look forward to hearing from you!!!

Guest Access

Guests are given a front door code for convenient self-entry and have a key and 24/7 access to their room, 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 and low income housing 3 blocks to the West.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I have stayed in several guest houses and this was certainly my best experience. The house is located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood, a few steps from the Yale Blue Line shuttle, that will take you to the campus in 5 minutes. It has a great variety of amenities: a welcome breakfast for your first day, fast wifi, a variety of things to drink at all times (bottles of fresh water, coffee, tea), cookies. Everything is clean, everything is comfortable. But most importantly, Elizabeth, the host, is a nice and welcoming lady who will make everything to make you feel at home. She will tell you about the things to do in town, take you to do groceries if necessary, and try to accommodate all your needs, while also respecting your space and your privacy. I stayed here for one full month, and If I come back to New Haven, I will certainly stay here again.

    March 2014
  • We had a great days in Elizabeth house, the house is very comfortable, clean and big. We lived in a little apartment was fine, we had privacy and we can cook our meals it was helpful for us because we stayed four weeks.

    January 2014
  • Fantastic place to stay when visiting New Haven.

    Lovely people, fantastic amenities and great breakfasts.

    The grounds were a fantastic place to relax or retreat from the world or to use for games with the kids.

    Loved the library of books, DVDs and children's games.

    July 2012
  • Elizabeth's place is very comfortable and homey. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. Access to a kitchen was especially helpful for us since we stayed 3 weeks. Everything was kept clean and neat.

    Dillard and Sally Faries

    October 2013
  • Our stay in New Haven was wonderful! We felt really comfortable with the Farnam Guest House! The breakfast was pretty tasty and our room was cozy, clean and silent.

    September 2013
  • Clean, nice, friendly, comfortable and convenient.

    May 2013
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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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