Graybarns on the Silvermine River

Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

Graybarns on the Silvermine River

Famously coined by artist and former owner Frank Hutchens, the Silvermine area delights with it's painterly landscapes and provides a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of New York City daily life. The tavern hosted Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher on their honeymoon and received frequent visits from Hollywood heartthrob Spencer Tracy. True to it’s history, GrayBarns on the Silvermine River has remained the ideal setting to unite city slickers, international travelers and the local community over food and libations, relaxation and leisure.

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hotel Guide


  • GrayBarns boasts six beautifully appointed king suites with luxurious full baths (all feature Victoria + Albert soaking tubs), bedrooms and spacious living areas. All come with terraces or balconies with magnificent outdoor views of the Silvermine River
  • Custom design elements, and classic details combined with contemporary fixtures, NEST thermostats, Le Labo amenities, SMEG, and Nespresso appliances reflect a modern home away from home
  • Frette linens and robes, portable BOSE speakers, complimentary Le Labo amenities and in-room bar provisions ensure your comfort and relaxation

Favourite room

  • We stayed in room No 2 which is on the ground floor and features a stunning terrace. Another favourite is room No 6 on the first floor

Wine & Dine

  • Tavern at GrayBarns helmed by Executive Chef Ben Freemole is a true gathering place for locals and guests, serving New American cuisine. The Tavern showcases relationships with local farms and purveyors and utilizes its own kitchen garden to enhance other seasonal ingredients


  • Country Style


  • From USD 650 / night
Local Guide


  • Mere steps from Tavern and the Mercantile at GrayBarns, Mill House’s (4 bedroom, 3 bath home) proximity to all of the amenities GrayBarns has to offer means more time relaxing and enjoying this idyllic space. Bunk beds for the children and open living space with fireplace, make this the ideal home away from home for your family


  • Their country store 'Mercantile' opposite the Inn, serves as a bakery, cafe, floral shop and retail space

What to see

  • Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm is home to numerous varieties of flora and fauna


  • Biking: Priority Bicycle fleet
  • 18-hole facility designed by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye in Pound Ridge, New York. It features 7,171 yards of course from the back tees. The course is a par of 72 and is on 172 acres

Getting around

  • Uber: Even in the country, Uber is still an efficient and easy way to get around
  • Train: Metro North services nearby towns of New Canaan, Norwalk, and Darien with local and express trains running hourly within the area as well as to and from Grand Central Terminal in the heart of New York City
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