Copper Beech Inn
46 Main Street
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Price Range: $150 - $375
Rediscover the art of relaxation at a magical country inn and restaurant located just minutes from the scenic Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound shoreline. Experience the romance of a beautiful and historic inn ¿ featuring 2-guestrooms and luxury suites. Savor the cuisine of a renowned AAA Four-Diamond restaurant complemented by wine from the over 4,000-bottle award-winning wine cellar
The Copper Beech Inn has twenty two handsome guest rooms and luxury suites, all with private baths, telephones and air conditioning. There are four rooms on the second floor of the Main House, all once bedrooms when the building was a private residence. There are also nine rooms on two floors in the Carriage House, a turn-of-the-century carriage barn converted to a guesthouse in the mid-1980s.
Room rates: $165 to $350
Breakfast is served in the bright and cheerful Copper Beech Room, or in our lovely sunny Atrium, both of which overlook the beautiful garden with its fountain. Although our special house granola, or fresh fruit is always available, why not try some of our freshly baked decadent croissants or other morning pastries.
If your appetite is a little heartier, we offer a selection of hot entrées. These include Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, or specialty omelets accompanied by delicious, slightly spicy hand-made pork sausage, derived from an old family recipe, and served with diced potatoes. Naturally fresh-squeezed orange juice and rich roasted, hot coffee complement this delightful start to your day. All, or indeed, any of the above, will prepare you for a day of exploring the Lower Connecticut River Valley, or perhaps the beaches of Long Island Sound or antiquing.
The Inn¿s highly acclaimed AAA Four-Diamond restaurant with Executive Chef Tyler Anderson, formerly of Charlie Trotter's and The Equinox features snug, distinctive dining rooms and summer outdoor dining, complemented by wine from the 4,000+ bottle award-winning wine cellar (Wine Spectator¿s ¿Best of Award of Excellence¿). "The dining experience here is always marvelous¿Desserts are uniformly outstanding. And the wine list is pretty spectacular" (The New York Times.
In Essex, ¿The Best Small Town in America," you¿ll experience classic unspoiled coastline, countryside and quaint historic villages. Take a leisurely scenic ride through the Connecticut River Valley on the vintage Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride. Or, explore the Florence Griswold Museum, home of American Impressionism, with its remarkable collection of paintings by renowned Connecticut artists.
Enjoy the sandy beaches at nearby Hammonassett State Park, or go, hiking, biking, fishing or boating. Journey to nearby quintessential New England villages of Essex, Old Lyme or Chester for antique shopping, art galleries, or the Connecticut River Museum. The newly renovated Gillette Castle and top designer outlets at Clinton Crossing are also a 15-minute drive. The Ivoryton Playhouse, a historic summer stock theatre, is just a mile down the road, and the Goodspeed Opera House features highly acclaimed musicals just up the river in East Haddam.