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The Copper Beech Inn

46 Main St, Ivoryton, CT 06442-1004
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ivoryton
The Copper Beech Inn portrays subtle and refined elegance in traditional New England style. The intimate country hotel is situated in the hamlet of Ivoryton, Connecticut, one of three small villages within the historic town of Essex on the Connecticut River.Rediscover the art of relaxation and experience luxurious comfort in one of the inn's 22 guest rooms and suites in the Main House, the Carriage House or the most recent addition, the Comstock House. Period antiques, oriental rugs, and richly textured fabrics and upholstery are abundant, combined with thoughtful amenities.The quaint villages of the Lower Connecticut River Valley are just minutes away, each one evoking the essence of the New England village of long ago. The history and culture, the pristine Connecticut River, the seaside landscape of Long Island Sound and the abundance of recreational opportunities are endless in this very special area of the Connecticut River Valley, all just a two-hour drive from New York or Boston.Begin with the discovery of the riverside village of Essex, with boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and the Connecticut River Museum. Just a few miles up the river is the picture perfect town of Chester, offering the visitor art galleries, gift shops, unique clothing stores, and antique shops.
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njk wrote a review Nov 2020
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Stayed at the inn for two nights and had a lovely time, in spite of the pandemic ! Service was great as they try to attend to guests while handling social distancing. I know it is a struggle for many businesses and we believe the staff cares !! Great dining atmosphere and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back hopefully after the pandemic to enjoy all this elegant inn has to offer.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Try the main house rooms
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Erin Schuster wrote a review Nov 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
This location is beautiful to visit in all seasons. I had the pleasure of enjoying a summer time lunch and recently being there for a fall visit. The food is delicious and the staff are SO nice and helpful. Particularly Sam and Claudia, they have both been very professional, prompt, and kind. I highly recommend this location for an overnight weekend stay or a stop by breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Paul C wrote a review Oct 2020
White Plains, New York763 contributions337 helpful votes
I booked The Copper Beech Inn for a weekend getaway based on all the great reviews. They are totally unwarranted! I get that we are living in a pandemic and things are not normal but some things are just inexcusable. I spent time looking at the website selecting a deluxe room on a second floor in one of the outbuildings because we like quiet. I selected the room because it had a deck and a king size bed. We checked in went to the room and the key didn’t work. I called the front desk and she came with another key that didn’t work. This is a bad start. She called someone else who came with numerous keys and one worked. The check in package had no password for the internet. We got into the room and the first thing I see is a sign saying deck closed under construction. There was no obvious construction going on. I went to call the front desk but the phone didn’t work. My wife went to the bathroom and came out and said look at the toilet seat. There’s an old toilet seat with paint removed in 2 spots and one of the lights is off. My wife put clothes in the closet and saw a panel leaning against the back wall so she moved the panel only to see a hole in the wall. We went to go out and I went to lock the door but the key only worked for the door look not the double, safety lock. This entire unit needs to be shut down and renovated and should never have been rented out. Do NOT rent unit 218. The next morning after breakfast which despite what people say is terrible. The choices are extremely limited. They will make 2 eggs any style but really can’t make an omelette. Service to get an egg mc muffin and pancakes was extremely slow. After breakfast I asked to speak to the manager. I was told the manager was not in. I was asked what’s the problem. I said we are in room 218 and named 2 problems and said there’s a lot more. The young man said that figures. I saw a card with the owners name and said I guess I’ll just have to contact him. He said yea do that and walked away. I sent an email to the owner and that was a total waste of time since he hasn’t had the courtesy to respond. Do yourself a favor and do NOT stay here. There are many nice hotels and inns close by.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
lgreenb wrote a review Oct 2020
Nyack, New York15 contributions22 helpful votes
This was my first hotel venture out since Covid, and we felt very safe and comfortable with their protocols. The stay was for a reunion with a friend, and it was the perfect retreat to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Although Essex is only a few minutes away, we chose to spend most of our time at the CB. Dinner was wonderful. Staff very helpful and the rooms were very large and comfortable. The terrace was a very nice size so be sure to request a room that has one. The only thing missing was an in-room coffee pot. I don’t know if they’re available on request. Overall, a lovely stay and I’d definitely like to return.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Alice M wrote a review Sep 2020
Chevy Chase, Maryland29 contributions29 helpful votes
The overall experience was just okay. We stayed overnight in a room described as a queen upgrade but the wallpaper was coming apart at just about every seam which detracted from what would have been a small but pleasant room. It was also very difficult to turn the knobs in the bathtub/shower. I also had three failed attempts to use the phone in the room. It just didn't seem to be working and it took us some time to figure out that the tv wasn't working because it had been unplugged. They were doing some work on the exterior of the building which is good but left a poll sticking far into the entryway at eye level until we pointed out the danger. The hotel menu was basic but the morning breakfast bacon was superior and the fried oysters were fantastic. With one or two exceptions the staff were technically polite but lacked cordiality and (SA) "situational awareness". I don't think they were a very happy lot which usually attests to the general attitude of management. They did take trouble to keep us safe during this virus plague.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Copper Beech Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Copper Beech Inn?
Nearby attractions include Connecticut River Museum (2.5 miles), Ivoryton Playhouse (0.5 miles), and The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Copper Beech Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Copper Beech Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Copper Beech Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Copper Beech Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Routier, Turtle Cafe, and Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant.
Is The Copper Beech Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Ivoryton.
Does The Copper Beech Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Copper Beech Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pratt House (2.0 miles).