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Hitching Post Country Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cornwall Bridge
New York
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“Absolutely awful "management".”
Reviewed June 3, 2009

I reserved 5 rooms at this motel for family to stay in who were visiting from the UK for my wedding, and I was told the booking was fine and all confirmed. However, apparently the "reservation" was merely written down on a scrap piece of paper... lo and behold, this paper was "lost" and I received a phone call 2 WEEKS BEFORE MY WEDDING stating that there is no existing reservation and that the motel is now full. This left me with the impossible task of trying to accommodate 13 people for one night in the middle of June around Lake Waramaug (without spending $400 per night).

  • Stayed June 2009
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Reviewed May 8, 2009

We visited the Kent-Cornwall Bridge area to walk the Appalachian Trail where it follows the Housatonic River for 4 or 5 miles. Checking before our trip, I could find nothing but country inns and B&Bs that were astronomically beyond our budget, so we were facing the prospect of an 9 or 10-mile hike, followed by a drive to lodging we could afford.

As we drove through Cornwall Bridge after our hike, there sat the Hitching Post--a well-kept motel right out of the 60's. The owners were helpful and very friendly--real contact with real people, not just customer-oriented service.

We arrived just before 7 PM, and Mrs. Patel advised us that the general store was closing in 10 minutes. It was an expensive mistake not to heed her advice and head directly to the store, as we could have bought sandwiches there. Other meal options include upscale dining and overpriced bistros in communities several miles away.

The room was small and showing signs of age, with minimal furniture, but it was spotlessly clean. In cold weather, you might want to ask for an extra blanket, as the central heat was turned rather low. A window air conditioner provides summer cooling, but we didn't use it. The bed was king size and newer than ours.

In the morning, we walked a couple hundred yards to the store. The selection of coffees and breakfast pastries was popular with the locals. We sat at a small table near the produce case and enjoyed a scene right out of our childhoods as we drank our coffee.

If you want to be pampered, the Hitching Post is not for you. If you don't mind roughing it a bit, and enjoy meeting the locals when you travel, you couldn't do better.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hitching Post Country Motel
Address: 45 Kent Rd, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754-1601
Location: United States > Connecticut > Cornwall Bridge
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cornwall Bridge
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hitching Post Country Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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