The Copper Beech InnIvoryton, Connecticut
With inviting and classic charm in a lush and picturesque setting, The Copper Beech Inn is a tranquil retreat in the Connecticut River Valley. Situated in Ivoryton, one of three beautiful villages in Essex, this fabulous hotel, voted "Best Country Inn in Connecticut" by Connecticut Magazine for four consecutive years, welcomes you to relax in splendor. The 22 rooms and suites - located in the Main House, Carriage House, and Comstock House - are warm and cozy, with graceful New England style, bold colors, and rich wood accents. A wonderfully classical elegance makes each room peaceful yet comforting, and the individual décor boasts a countryside appeal. Sink into plush four-poster beds, luxuriate in deep whirlpool tubs, and step out through French doors to private decks with wooded scenic views. For a superior culinary experience, sit down to traditional French brasserie and modern American cuisine at the inn's highly acclaimed AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning restaurant, Brasserie Pip. Sip a glass of wine brought up from the 4,000+ bottle, award-winning wine cellar - voted the Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" - and relax as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Connecticut.
After a wonderful breakfast on a bright, crisp morning, head out for an early tee time at nearby Fox Hopyard or Banner Country Club. Visit the Connecticut River Museum on the Essex Waterfront to view amazing art and learn about the historic tidal wetland area. Stroll through the halls of The Wadsworth Atheneum, the country's oldest public art museum, to take in stunning surrealist and Renaissance pieces. In the afternoon, head to Jonathan Edwards Winery or Stonington Vineyards for a relaxing picnic and wine tasting, or enjoy some outdoor fun at Cockaponset State Forest. With 20 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails through white cedar forest, the park is a true East Coast gem. Make your way to the coast to fish, boat or canoe at Hammonasett State Park before an elegant evening of musicals and theater at the Goodspeed Opera House or Ivoryton Playhouse. At The Copper Beech Inn, let yourself be warmed and delighted by the scenic beauty and endless memorable experiences of the Connecticut River Valley.