The Copper Beech Inn

The long-stemmed white rose and a note on the bed promised an extra measure of warmth and hospitality, and everyone at The Copper Beech Inn made good on that promise. Dinner was a dizzying combination of excellent food and solicitous service, the dining room, filled with elegantly dressed diners exuded an energetic buzz.(Boston Sunday Globe, January 2005). This gracious Victorian, in Ivoryton, one of three picturesque villages that make up the town of Essex, has been selected as the Best Country Inn in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine, September 2003 & 2004. Just minutes from the scenic Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, the Inn is just a two-hour drive from New York City or Boston.

The Inns highly acclaimed AAA Four-Diamond restaurant with Executive Chef Kelsey Sukel (formally of Daniel’s and French Laundry)
features snug, distinctive dining rooms with an updated French menu complemented by wine from the 5,000+ bottle award-winning wine cellar (Wine Spectator award of Excellence). 4 stars (highest rating) “The dining experience here is always marvelous, desserts are uniformly outstanding. And the wine list is pretty spectacular” (The New York Times July, 2003).
quiet miracle has occurred in Ivoryton. The Copper Beech Inn has been returned to its glory days. Crystal sparkles, silver shines, Oriental rugs glow on polished floors, antiques and masses of fresh flowers set the scene for the flawlessly elegant dining. Over the top? An embarrassment of riches? Of course. But this is what fine dining used to mean,a glamorous special-occasion restaurant is a treat and a treasure. Connecticut Magazine October, 2004).

Elegantly appointed rooms with period antiques, oriental rugs and private marble tiled bathrooms, bring comfort and classic European sophistication to this grand estate. In Essex, The Best Small Town in America,” you will 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.

Journey to the 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.

Elegantly appointed rooms with period antiques, oriental rugs and private marble tiled bathrooms, bring comfort and classic European sophistication to this grand estate.

  • Air Conditioner
  • All Connecticut
  • Cable Television
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children Under 17 Welcome
  • Coffee Maker
  • Connecticut
  • Essex
  • Evening Wine
  • Fine Robes
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Driers
  • Hors D'oeuvres
  • Jacuzzi Tubs
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Open All Year
  • Porch / Deck / Patio
  • Premium Matresses
  • Private Bath
  • Smoking Permitted On Grounds
  • Snacks / Beverages
  • USA
  • Wi-Fi
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