Copper Beech Inn
Ian S. Phillips
46 Main Street Essex
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Once again in 2009 The Copper Beech Inn has been selected as “The Best Country Inn” in Connecticut., and also in 2010, Connecticut’s “Most Romantic Restaurant”. Rated by Zagat as one of “America’s Top 100 Hotel Restaurants”, The Copper Beech Inn is minutes from the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, and is just a 2-hour drive from either New York or Boston. Lovingly restored, the period antiques, Oriental rugs, and richly textured fabrics bring comfort and classic European sophistication to this grand estate. 22 elegant guest rooms & suites with oversize beds feature Italian marble bathrooms and air-jet thermo-masseur tubs.
The Inn has 2 restaurants. The casual French-style Brasserie Pip, selected as the “Best New Restaurant” in Connecticut for 2008 complements the award-winning AAA Four-Diamond Copper Beech Inn which was named the “Best Overall” in the state by the readers of Connecticut Magazine, in 2005 and holds the number 2 spot as of January, 2010. Both restaurants feature extraordinary food and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list with over 500 selections. Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report selected the inn as one of the “The Best in New England” and, The New York Times said “The Copper Beech Inn is a lovely example of what Americans look for in a four-star country inn… the wine list is pretty spectacular… the dining experience always marvelous.”
Essex, “The Best Small Town in America,” offers classic unspoiled coastline, countryside and quaint historic villages. Nearby activities include the Essex Steam Train, Hammonassett State Park; art galleries & museums, designer outlet shopping, Gillette Castle, the historic Ivoryton Playhouse and Goodspeed Opera House.