Litchfield County inn named the best bed and breakfast in Connecticut
The website, which covers food, travel and entertainment news, recently released its list of "The Best Bed and Breakfast in Every State."
According to the Daily Meal, the Litchfield County inn has a colonial vibe that "offers great relaxation for people today." It was built in 1741 and was originally known as The Flanders Arms.
Owner Ira Goldspiel reflected on his own history with the inn. Almost 16 years ago, amid a Valentine's Day snowstorm, he moved out of the city and "began this new venture in the Litchfield Hills," Goldspiel wrote in an email to Hearst Connecticut Media.
"I have seen the magic of this wonderful spot with almost 300 years of history," he continued. "I am so proud of our team who maintains this grande dame and gives our guests the warmth they deserve."
In addition to a welcoming staff and a charming history, the Inn at Kent Falls boasts an outdoor pool on the grounds and proximity to "world-class wineries and restaurants," the Daily Meal writes.
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The site also notes that the inn is surrounded by a "gorgeous natural environment." It is close to the Housatonic River, Lake Waramaug, Lime Rock Park, the Appalachian Trail and Mohawk Mountain, making it a popular spot to stay during peak fall foliage, as well as for skiing, sledding and snowboarding adventures.
A recent Trip Advisor review for the Inn at Kent Fall states, "We had a lovely stay at the Inn, the surrounding countryside is very beautiful and great fun to explore. The interiors of the Inn are wonderfully comfortable as well as beautiful to look at. Extra special mention of the awesome blueberry pancakes Howard made for us on our last morning!"
Other New England bed and breakfasts recognized by the Daily Meal include the Gazebo Inn Ogunquit in Maine, 8 Dyer Hotel in Massachusetts, Newport's Cliffside Inn, the Chesterfield Inn in New Hampshire, and Vermont's Rabbit Hill Inn.