The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, Connecticut features guest rooms and suites in three historic buildings located on a centuries-old estate. There is an award-winning dining experience, multiple activities, and an abundance of local tours. Guests can enjoy solitude or socialization, depending on what they want from their stay.

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Rooms and Suites

The Copper Beech Inn has 22 guest rooms and suites. The rooms and suites are in the Main House, the Carriage House, and the Comstock House.

The Main House has four of those rooms, all of which are original to the Comstock estate. These are some of the most deluxe rooms and suites at The Copper Beech Inn. Inn guests can choose from The Copper Beech Suite, the Garden Suite (Room 102), Room 104, and Room 105.

The Carriage House (named for its original use as a housing for horse-drawn carriages) has an additional nine rooms, many of which still have the original beam and post vaulted ceilings.

Finally, the Comstock House is home to the remaining nine rooms. It was recently remodeled to offer European style bathrooms made from limestone and travertine.

Accessibility

There are no elevators at The Copper Beech Inn, so only some of the rooms and suites are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Room 210, Room 211, Room 212, Room 214, and Room 215 at The Carriage House are available, as well as Room 301, Room 311, Room 312, Room 313, and Room 314 in The Comstock House. The Main House has no first-floor rooms or suites. Guests should contact the staff ahead of a stay to verify accessibility and to have any questions answered.

Amenities

Each room and suite have a private bath, telephone, air conditioning unit, and complimentary wireless internet access. The beds include a pillow top, memory foam mattress and a choice of either down or non-allergenic pillows and comforters. Each bathroom provides comfortable bathrobes, European-style lighted makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers.

Dining

The Oak Room is a bar and eatery that has won multiple awards for its service and unique dishes. It is found at The Copper Beech Inn has been recently renovated. The bar and its attached dining area were designed to provide a casual atmosphere, while the main dining room is more formal and upscale. There is a fireplace in the bar area that adds a glow and an intimate, warm vibe to the room.

Activities

The area surrounding The Copper Beech Inn called the Lower Connecticut River Valley is well known for its immense amount of mostly outdoor activities offered. Guests can stop by the front desk and ask the staff or the innkeeper about the available options. The staff can also help guests book tours, give directions, and guide them.

For guests visiting The Copper Beech Inn during the winter, one of the unique opportunities is the ability to watch the eagle’s fish and nest. This is best done by taking a Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruise about the River Quest. A knowledgeable naturalist guides the tours. Binoculars are free for every patron, and hot coffee is provided. The tour also includes admission to the local museum gallery exhibition of the “Eagles of Essex.”

Also, in the winter are a variety of local sports, like the UCONN Huskies (basketball) and the Hartford Wolfpack and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (ice hockey teams).

Fans of craft beer and wine will visit and take a tour of one of the local breweries or wineries.

Craft beer people can visit Thimble Island Brewing Company, Stony Creek Brewery, Olde Burnside Brewing Company, Two Roads Brewing Company, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, and 30 Mile Brewing Company.

Those who enjoy wine can visit Chambard Vineyards, Rosabianca Vineyards, Priam Vineyards, Staehly Farm Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery, Gouveia Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Stonington Vineyards, and Sharpe Hill Vineyards.

For Inn guests who enjoy cultural activities, there are many in the local area as well. Visit the Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Historical Society, and the Essex Art Association in Essex, the Florence Griswold Museum and the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, and the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, and Peabody Museum of Natural History.

There are also various music and theater events in the surrounding area.

In town, guests can visit The Ivoryton Playhouse for professional theater year-round, which is only a mile from the Inn. Also, in the local area is the Goodspeed Opera House and The Kate (a cultural arts center in honor of Katharine Hepburn). There are also multiple other options within a 30-minute drive of The Copper Beech Inn.

There are also many 18-hole public golf courses near Ivoryton.

For Inn guests who want a spa experience, there are two in the local area as well. Guests can enjoy a relaxing time just moments from The Copper Beech. There is one in Westbrook and another in Essex.

There are a variety of malls and shopping centers. Guests can shop at the Crystal Mall in Waterford or one of the outlet malls in either Clinton or Westbrook.

46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, 06442, Phone: 860-767-0330

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