GrayBarns Inn

The name "Silvermine" comes from old legends of a silver mine in the area, although no silver has ever been found. Once very popular as a village meeting place, Graybarns also served as an artist outpost, and stagecoach stop from the 17th century to present time. What is now GrayBarns on the Silvermine River began as a small textile factory at the turn of the19th century. It became a speakeasy during the 1920s before legitimizing itself after the end of Prohibition. It thrived throughout the 1960s as a classic country inn under the management of the Whitman family, who ran it until 2009. The tavern itself which now houses the Inn has been renovated back to it's stately structure of classic influence, with its ample porches and tall columns, situatted on a bluff overlooking the mill pond and river. Alongside the dam or waterfall is the Old Mill and Mill House, used throughout the years as a grist or turning mill.

GrayBarns boasts six beautifully appointed king suites with luxurious full baths, bedrooms and living areas. With a nod to Silvermine’s prolific past, the original post and beam structure, reclaimed wood and wide board oak floors tie each room to the natural environment. Custom design elements, and classic details combined with contemporary fixtures, NEST thermostats, Cote Bastide amenities, SMEG, and Nespresso appliances reflect a modern home away from home.

The Tavern hosted Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher on their honeymoon and received frequent visits from Hollywood heartrob 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 libration, relaxation and leisure.


194 Perry Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850
United States

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