33 Railroad Street, the
heart of Falls Village
for more than 175 years.
The Falls Village Inn is the anchor that defines the character of this little slice of paradise. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the Falls Village District is 70 acres, the result of a “building boom” in the middle of the 19th century that came thanks to the Housatonic Railroad; it made the village one of its station stops in the early 1840s.
The Falls Village Inn itself was built more than 175 years ago. As reported by the Litchfield County Times, the Inn has “helped shape Falls Village’s history in more ways than one.” Not only are there tales of it once being home to a brothel, but a ghostly presence has been claimed over the years. Twice in its history the inn caught fire, and it was after the second one that the town decided to charter, in 1924, a volunteer fire department – and then built it right next door.
Oh, are you wondering where the “Falls” in Falls Village came from? Within walking distance of the Inn, just upstream from the steel bridge over the Housatonic River, is a stunning set of waterfalls. We hope you take some time to see the natural wonder that inspired the name of the town.
And the Falls Village Inn...