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“A Gem!” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   782 Main Street North, Southbury, CT 06488   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Southbury B&B and Inns
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Hamden, Connecticut
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“A Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Our family visited for Father's Day and had a perfect experience. The Cornucopia at Oldfield is a charming, historic home but offers all the comforts you could hope for. The rooms are comfortable and immaculate. The linens were so luxurious that I had to purchase a set for my own home. The grounds are beautiful and include an enclosed pool that we had to ourselves. The hosts are welcoming and very well informed about the local history and wealth of activities. Ed and Christine prepared a scrumptious breakfast of french toast, bacon, fruit, yogurt and granola. They were also very welcoming of our young daughter. It is unusual to find a B&B of this quality that welcomes children and we would encourage other parents to consider this as a very special family destination. Thank you.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Spacious clean bedrooms, charming sitting rooms, bird feeders everywhere you turn. Our large family party recently took over the Cornucopia for 3 nights. We particularly loved the delicious fresh natural foods for breakfast (the best bacon we've every had), and the yummy appetizers & refreshments in the evening while being warmed by a real wood fire. Pamper yourself by snuggling up in a cozy robe, and tucking yourself into a very comfy bed. You won't want to leave this wonderful place or its hosts, who are the most charming, gracious and generous you'll ever meet (I want to adopt them.). Thank you, Christine and Ed, so very much for all the things, small & large, you did to make us feel welcome. You are THE BEST!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Our family had to gather for a celebration of life service after the death of our beloved aunt. We stayed here at the Cornucopia at Oldfield B&B where Christine and Ed provided us with amazing hospitality, the cleanest and most well-appointed rooms imaginable, perfectly clean bathrooms, comfortable common rooms that we used heavily to gather. The breakfasts were delicious, and they had snacks and drinks for us at other times, too.

The importance of this kind of hospitality at times of loss and family gathering is huge. These hosts gave of themselves in so many ways that we wanted to embrace them into our family.

Christine is an expert caterer, so we asked her to prepare the food for the service. This food was over-the-top perfect and unique. People stayed and stayed to talk to each other and remember our aunt. Meanwhile, Ed offered to record the service for us and was busy recording and then transferring the files. He and Christine are a well coordinated team.

I love houses that ramble enough that it seems you might get lost. This house is a charming old New England building that rambles in that way. It has fabulous old wood floors. They've updated some parts of it so it is easy to use as well as beautiful. The staircases reminded me of my grandmother's place in southern Connecticut and that added even more to the feeling of warmth and elegance.

On a side note: They have a room that I call the honeymoon suite (The Admiral Aston Bedchamber) that I'm recommending to my brother who is getting married this spring.

Thank you, Christine and Ed, you are the best.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

I recommend this Inn. I was travelling alone, arrived late and found a welcome letter and key downstairs. When I arrived to my room, I was immediately surprised to learn it shared a common bathroom. I will not share a bathroom, so I found the innkeepers who were more than happy to move my room to a suite with a private bath. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. The room was cozy and charming. Ed brought me fresh water from the well in a carafe. Breakfast was early, but I was able to have everything I needed and was more than comfortable while chatting with Christine. I was pleasantly surprised that she charged me the rate of the cheaper room.

Room Tip: Please be aware that not all rooms have a private bath.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cornucopiabnb, Owner at The Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Our historic home was built in 1818 and renovated in 1997 to provide private exclusive bathrooms for each of the guest rooms. Some of the bathrooms are en-suite and others are adjacent to the specific guest room. Each guest is also provided with a bathrobe for their comfort. We are happy to move a guest to a different room, if possible, when a change is requested.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

You may wish this was your house after you've experienced the warm hospitality of Christine and Ed. One of the most beautiful houses in Conneticut I feel sure. The room was pretty and comfortable and the bathroom like stepping back in time but with 21st century amenities. I can only imagine how lovely it would be to sit by the fire on a snowy day or be there in summer and enjoy the garden and pool. Breakfast is different each morning and if you eat en famille you get the chance to talk with people from other parts. When you want to go anywhere Christine will give you local knowledge and maps. Be warned though if you go to The Curtis House to eat you will need to be very hungry.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Conucopia at Oldfied B & B for two nights in early October while in CT visiting friends. We loved it from the moment we drove into the driveway, starting with the stacked stone entry and surrounding walls, the well maintained lush grounds, the pool and surrounding gardens, the picket fence and stepping stone entry flanked by flowers, culminating in Christine's warm welcome as we entered the inn. It felt like we had just arrived at home. Christine and Ed are truly cut out for this business. They are down to earth, sincerely friendly people, who clearly love where they are and what they are doing and want to share it with guests. The building is on the National Historic Registry but there is nothing fussy, ornate or standoffish about this place. Just good and historically significant bones, a huge cooking fireplace in the common room that you can really warm up to, rustic antiques, comfy couches and armchairs, but also a flat screened TV where you can stream your favorite programs. The guest rooms are organized to afford maximum privacy, and each is charmingly and comfortably decorated with taste and restraint. There are pictures of family scattered about, books and magazines about all sorts of things, and even a picture book made by the grandchildren for Christine's birthday. Everything has a personal story which Christine and Ed will be happy to share. Oh did I mention the breakfast? The eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola...everything but the fresh fruit... is from right down the street. Christine and Ed are extremely knowledgeable about the area and can suggest places to explore and are happy to secure reservations at nearby restaurants. We had a fabulous time!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

We travel to this part of CT regularly and are always trying to find the "just right" place to stay. We may have found it this weekend when we stayed at The Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the John Mosely Room which was spacious with a roomy bathroom and closet. There were refreshments available at all times, including fine wine, and several comfortable sitting rooms throughout the large house. Breakfast was ample and delicious -- very fresh! We were only there for a night and would have been quite happy to stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 782 Main Street North, Southbury, CT 06488
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Southbury
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Southbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cornucopia at Oldfield is Southbury's first bed and breakfast. The 'Oldfield' house has been a landmark in the community since John Moseley built it in 1818. It is an exceptional example of Georgian Federal architecture set on acres of rolling green lawns framed by majestic maples and original stone walls. There are 4 uniquely furnished rooms and 3 public rooms available for our guests. THe grounds are enhanced by a secluded swimming pool. ... more   less 

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