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The Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Southbury B&B and Inns
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

This is an exceptional place with lovely accommodation and delightful and welcoming owners, Ed and Christine. Our room was in the front of the house on the second floor. It was tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and quiet. Breakfast was excellent. We can't recommend the Cornucopia highly enough.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Five couples, friends for 40 years, spent a weekend in CT. Four of the couples stayed at the Cornucopia. (Fifth couple lived locally.) Rooms were great, baths were great, breakfasts were great. Common area was a comfortable seating area where we could all get together before and after events. Host and hostess, Ed and Christine, could not have been nicer and more helpful including -- get this -- providing transportation to the best restaurant in the area one night so we could have wine with dinner and not worry about driving the unfamiliar country roads at night.

Room Tip: Third floor suite is good if one reads at night while other is in bed Largest room has largest bath...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We landed at the Cornucopia in the midst of Hurricane Irene to try to escape the worst of the storm. We called about 10 minutes before we arrived to see if they had a spot for us and our dog and were welcomed with open arms. All other guests had cancelled due to the weather so we had the run of the place during the heavy rains and wind. The house is lovely and friendly and the owners made us feel at home. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

In search for a New England B&B within a reasonable distance of NYC, we (parents and three children) decided to stay with Christine & Ed for six days. And what a great decision that was! When first arriving at Cornucopia, we were slightly concerned about the location right on the intersection between route 6 and 67, but this proved to be a non-issue. The property is very well-kept and you are never in doubt that you are actually visiting someone's home. We stayed in the Gable suite, which comprises two rooms and a private bathroom and was perfectly set up for us when we arrived. As other reviewers have indicated, the grounds and pool area are also well kept. Breakfast was immaculate. All ingredients and fruits are organic and - as far as possible - from local producers, and obviously well cooked, prepared and arranged. Christine and Ed also let us into everyday Southbury life, which we really appreciated - one evening, we went to an open-air concert nearby with the Brubeck Brothers; an event we would never have heard of had it not been for them. Upon our hosts' recommendations, we also visited several sites in the vicinity and all lived up to expectations. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 782 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488-1898
Location: United States > Connecticut > Southbury
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Southbury
Price Range: $150 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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