Fodor's Expert Review Copper Beech Inn
46 Main St., 4 miles west of Essex, Ivoryton, Connecticut, 06442, USA
A magnificent copper beech tree shades this 1890 inn, set on 7 acres of wooded Connecticut River valley. The venerable landmark has a sophisticated, even grand look with rooms and suites split between the main house and what was once a turn-of-the-20th-century carriage house. All guest rooms are dressed with fine fabrics and furnishings, as well as fireplaces, radiant-heat flooring, and whirlpool baths; some have soaring post-and-beam ceilings. The in-house restaurant, the Oak Room, is open to all for upscale American cuisine.
- serene and beautifully kept grounds
- excellent on-site dining
- though posh, rooms and baths are a tad dated
- short drive from downtown Essex
Rate Includes: No meals