Inspiring Moments of Connection, Reflection & Celebration


Independently Owned Boutique

Hotel in Norfolk, CT

Rest. Reflect. Reconnect.

The Manor House Inn is the perfect location for both weekend adventures and restful retreats. Our enchanted corner of Connecticut will transport you back to simpler times to savor the picturesque New England countryside. The Alders Estate is convenient to modern amenities but tucked away on five acres in Connecticut’s breathtaking Litchfield Hills in a town where art and nature are savored and celebrated.

We are among a handful of Green Hotels in Connecticut. EV parking is located one block away at City Hall.

Our adult-oriented, nonsmoking property is equally suited for rest and romance, or Back Hills adventures and experiences. Digital detox is highly encouraged. Vintage books, board games, and lawn games abound.

See dozens of New England Day Trip options with biking, hiking, kayaking, and more. If you prefer cultural attractions, there are many museums, galleries, antique shops, and vintage theaters nearby. It’s also an ideal location to enjoy the Connecticut Wine Trail, Connecticut Beer Trail, Covered Bridge Electric Bike Tours, and the Best New England Fall Foliage Drive, not to mention Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Yale Summer School of Music are a short walk away. Although we cannot accommodate pets, we are located near Pooch Palace Resort which offers boarding.  


Built in 1898, the Alders Estate offers a peaceful and private location for relaxing getaways to create meaningful, memorable moments. At the Manor House Inn, we feature seven spacious King and Queen suites and two Deluxe rooms all offer private baths. Each of our accommodations are perfect to suit your needs and private parties, such as weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and even a romantic getaway. Some have private balconies, fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. We are situated on a quiet street, yet just a brief walk to our charming town, with a full-service restaurant, country store, artisan shop, historic homes, and close to scenic hiking trails, including Haystack Mountain which offers spectacular views of the peaks in three states! See Activities in Litchfield Hills & Surrounding Areas!

Activities & Packages

The serene beauty of the Litchfield Hills region offers a tranquil getaway for Manor House Inn guests. There’s so much to explore, including antique and artisan shops, craft beer breweries and wineries, wooded trails for hiking, country roads for biking, and lakes and rivers for kayaking, fishing, and paddle boarding. Packages for picnics, hiking, and winery/brewery tours are amongst our most popular offerings and make for a meaningful and memorable experience. See the Activities Page & Packages Page.


We prepare our breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, using produce, cheese and jams from some of our incredible local farms. Each morning we serve a two-course breakfast with one seasonal entrée, including guest favorites like orange French toast, tomato and herb frittata with crumbled goat cheese, and blueberry puff pancakes. We happily accommodate special dietary restrictions with 24-hour advance notice including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc. There are also many excellent restaurants along scenic drives. Finally, we work with private Chefs to host special dinners, group experiences, and even cooking classes. See Activities and Restaurants in Litchfield Hills & Surrounding Areas!

Events & Group Reservations

We love hosting groups! Our property is designed to inspire moments of connection, reflection, and celebration. For guests who want exclusive use of the inn, we offer customized packages for micro-weddings, corporate retreats, think tank collaborations, family & friend reunions, individual wellness vacations, and more. Situated in Norfolk, CT, we are proud to host guests all throughout Litchfield, Morris, CT; Sheffield, MA; and the surrounding communities. For more information about our boutique hotel or to book your stay with us, please feel free to contact us today!