At The Homestead Inn, a luxury hotel and restaurant, a design thread runs throughout, inspired by the dramtic use of color. Brave and bold, it effortlessly blends the old world with the new. Contemporary artist's paintings, forged iron and bronze sculpture are reminiscent of Garouste and Bonetti.
Inviting, chic and sumptuous; the luxury rooms and suites are not trendy, nor thematic. The personal stamp the Henkelmann's created for their sophisticated property is evident with fine attention to detail in all areas.
Considered one the country's wealthiest east coast towns, this exquisite boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant is located in the prestigious Belle Haven residential area, yet minutes from the attractive downtown. Perfectly placed on 2.7 lushly manicured acres, this timeless architecturally significant luxury hotel and world renowned French restaurant, Thomas Henkelmann, is an impressive showcase of elegance, warmth and refined hospitality. The inn epitomizes the blending of distinct character with modern amenities.
It is said the difference between real life and the movies is that real life has bad lighting and no score. All that changes as one enters the manicured gardens of Thomas Henkelmann and Homestead Inn. Purchased in 1997 by Theresa and Thomas Henkelmann as a showcase for Thomas Henkelmann's classic cuisine and award winning wine list, the lodging facility with its charming restaurant was a logical blank canvas for Theresa to create her design magic.
Integrating architecture and individuality, the Henkelmann's' purposeful and sensitive renovation is a salute to the past… while resolutely embracing the present. Art and artifacts from around the globe are seamlessly woven into each guest room and suite's customized interiors. European in flavor and flare, the hotel speaks to both the artist and the bon vivant. Cement tiles designed and colored by French artist Denis Colomb add tactile appeal to heated bathroom floors. Each accommodation, be it in the main residence or the lovely carriage house, has been individually designed with style and personality along with sumptuous amenities intended to coddle.