We invite you to come and enjoy this wonderful property, relax in our Library, Music Room or Parlor surrounded by period furnishing and enjoy one of our 5 suites with exquisite attention to detail. In the morning, awake to a gourmet breakfast made just for you by our chef/Innkeeper. All this in a turn-of-the-century, the handcrafted elegance of a true treasure: The Wallingford Victorian Inn.
No detail was spared in the construction of this handcrafted home. Originally the Inn was a wedding gift to Georgianna Hull and Charles Tibbits from her parents Gurdon W. Hull and Elizabeth Simpson Hull.
Over the past century and a quarter, this Queen Anne Victorian has stood watch over the town of Wallingford as more buildings sprung up. The dirt roads became asphalt, horse and carriage gave way to cars. Fashions flickered by in the blink of an eye. Still, it stood, rising on the corner, this enduring landmark in the cycle of change. It thrived in good times, endured the bad times. It has changed hands and purpose, yet still stands proud.
Once the site of quaint cottage sheltered by grape arbors the property was purchased in 1890 and razed to make way for a Grand Queen Anne Victorian. Designed by the firm of Allen and Tyler Architectural Associates of New Haven and constructed by C.F. Wooding Company of Wallingford, a name that connotes to this day excellence in craftsmanship, constructed at a time when the execution of detail and ornamentation was a handcrafted trade.
This grand Victorian is comprised of one dramatic hallmark of the period after another, complexly patterned masonry chimneys, finials capping hipped slate roofs, multi-patterned textures of shingles and clapboard, intricate relief work and small latticed porches just to name a few.
The Wallingford Victorian Inn regally presides over the corners of North Main Street and Curtis Ave in Wallingford, CT.
Kenni Ball comes from upstate NY and brings with her many years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Her attention to detail and warm personality will make you feel at home the minute you walk through the front door.
Kenni’s knowledge of the area makes it easy for her to be able to offer great recommendations of things to do, places to eat, and so much more!
She is more than happy to make your stay personalized by decorating rooms for special events, making reservations for local restaurants, helping with transportation and whatever else your needs might be.
Outside of the Inn Kenni enjoys spending time with her horses and enjoying the outdoors.