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“Romantic place in a beautiful area” 4 of 5 stars
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The Copper Beech Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Ivoryton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rhode Island
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Romantic place in a beautiful area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed at the Copper Beech Inn in September. The main Inn is very romantic and has the look and feel of a Victorian mansion. My advice would be to book a room in the main Inn. Unfortunately we were booked in the carriage house, which was just a rectangle building with adequate rooms that you would find in a mid-range chain hotel. The Inn is located in a great area however, with much to see and do. Some nice New England towns in easy driving distance right on the Connecticut River. We enjoyed the breakfast that was cooked to order. I would stay again, but only in the main part of the Inn.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Suffield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I stayed at the Copper Beech Inn on September 13, 2012. The accomadations were very nice and the staff was very attentive. My complaint is the resturant in the inn, we had heard positive comments on the food and presentation. Both my wife and I dine out quite a bit and I was looking forward to celebrating my birthday. The resturant we felt was too informal, more like eating in a travern. The appertizerand wine were fine. I ordered the duck and found it to be some what salty, but ediible. My wife ordered the salmon and it was so salty that she could not eat it. Both of us do not add salt to our food before tasting. The waitress did take off from the bill the salmon dinner. I used be in the area back in the 70's and always had an outstanding dinning experience in a formal setting. I feel the dinning room is not up to standards of the inn.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Richard M
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The rooms are large and well appointed. The restuarant is wonderful. Lovely place to get away for a anniversary, honeymoon, birthday and every other occasion you can think of. The only draw back is it's really not a place for children...

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vivian L
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The owners and Innkeeper were great during our stay here, always asking if they could help make our stay better. The breakfast was beyond great. We were sorry to miss it the first morning!! The Inn itself is quaint and romantic if you are looking for a something along those lines in the Connecticut river valley. We had reservations at Pip's on Tuesday evening and were seated right away at 8pm. The food was very good, steak, seafood and a pasta choice. The drinks were excellent. I had the Copper Beech Cosmo and LOVED it. The atmosphere very intimate.

The location/area itself is a little sleepy for us, but we love to get in the car and drive on the country roads to explore the area. Old Mystic is probably one of the only real noteworthy areas to visit and we also headed out to Newport a couple times, which is about 75 miles away.

They could improve the TVs. We were in the carriage house and there was a very small tube TV in our room in the armoire. A few updates here and there in the Carriage house and it would be top notch!

Would definitely recommend this Inn for romantic getaway weekends and quiet/relaxing vacations. Plan a couple of driving day trips to Mystic and Newport and you'll have a great vacation!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank SherriB22
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Clean, lovely but lacking all of those little inn touchs e.g., wine and cheese, cookie jar in the evening with coffee or tea, board games, books and dvds, pleasant inn keepers that check in on your stay and want to help as concierge. For the price i expected more than just a nice hotel room. Restaurant was good but pricey. Just not what we expected...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank margaret f
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Thanks to Barbara Phillips and Ian S. Phillips of the CopperBeech Inn for hosting the most perfect wedding weekend. The food was exquisite and the intimate ambience created in the lovely inn for over 100 guests was simply magical. We felt as if this beautiful "home" was ours to share with our guests and family. We can never thank or laud you enough for a brilliant wedding and the memories we will carry. Kudos to you, your wonderful chef, Noel, and your staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Dorothy H
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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Inn was very warm with a french art deco/early american allure. The services was very good, however, sometimes I noticed that getting in touch with the front desk can be a little hard because of the multiple responsibilities that she had. Overall, my boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay. The staff were very accomadating and made sure our stay was romantic and settling. Our room was clean, romantic, and nicely decorated. We resided at the carriage house towards the rear of the main house. It was private and the view overlooked the gazebo and garden. Dinner and breakfast at the inn was delicious. We had the scallops and foie gras for dinner and that was sensational. Accompanying our meal was a beer called " The Naughty Nurse." We both found it very delightful and intriguing. I think my boyfriend enjoyed it a little more than I did... ( perhaps because I'm a nurse in reality?) Breakfast was tasty, we had lemon ricotta pancakes and eggs benedict. We were a little surprised though that only the main house had internet access and ice. I guess that was a downfall for us, but overall we would recommend the inn to friends and family. Thanks for a great time...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Copper Beech Inn
Address: 46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442
Location: United States > Connecticut > Ivoryton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ivoryton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Copper Beech Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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