My wife and I stayed at the Copper Beech Inn last night. We stayed in the Carriage House. While I was concerned by what I have read here in regard to the service, we were treated well upon arrival. The front desk person, while not professionally dressed, did offer to take us to our room and help with our things.
Our room had an impressive King-sized sleigh bed with an abundance of pillows and thick cotton sheets (which were in perfect shape) making the experience quite luxurious. The room has decent furnishings, but the high ceilings and exposed beams provide the most interesting characteristics of the room. The bathroom had a double whirpool tub which is certainly not new, but was in good working order. The showerhead was the highlight, however, as it was as big as an oversized sunflower.
The Inn has a new building being built next to the Carriage House and while we were not directly disturbed by the construction, you could see evidence of the work all around. I can imagine this might bother some guests, but they said the new rooms will be completed in a few days(?). We were allowed to see the new building and the rooms are beautiful. We hope to stay in one on our next visit.
Dinner was really the highlight of the stay. The Copper Beech Inn has always had a great reputation for fine food and wines, but the new chef exceeded our expectations. I won't go into any more detail, but suffice it to say we would recommend the Copper Beech Inn to anyone looking for a great getaway and a spectacular dining experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Copper Beech Hotel Ivoryton