That part of the lower Connecticut River Valley holds lots memories for us. During my husband's undergraduate years at Yale, we frequently spent time in quaint villages such as Essex and Old Saybrook. When we decided to return to Connecticut to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we contacted a friend from many years ago, Ian Phillips, who, with his wife Barbara, is the Innkeeper of the Copper Beech Inn.
Arriving Friday nite after a traffic laden drive up 95, we were graciously shown our room and told we had dinner reservations for 7:30 pm in the famous Brasserie Pip, rated by Zagat's as one of the top 100 hotel restaurants, under the supervision of nationally known chef, Tyler Anderson. That was the beginning of a two day escape that renewed our spirits.
Saturday was spent roaming the historic villages of the wonderful old towns that grace that part of Connecticut. Among the amenities of the Copper Beech Inn are wonderful breakfast choices served very graciously by summer interns from Russia.
The entire staff of the Inn are friendly and accommodating. The Inn boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere grounded in the history of the house and flavored by the American-French –English influence of the Innkeepers.
When you need to get away to renew your spirit or simply enjoy a retreat that will cater to you, try The Copper Beech Inn . Ivoryton, Connecticut and say "The Killions sent me".