Although each room has its own vest-pocket library, THE MANSION INN is stocked with hundreds of books. A reader’s delight, nooks and crannies hold caches of popular paperbacks and older, long out of print books.
The INN is the perfect place for peace and thought, or for a potential author to find inspiration to begin writing that first novel.
Guests are welcome to take a book with them when they leave because ‘books are the best companions’.
On chilly mornings, breakfast is served fireside at the dining room’s massive antique table. In fair weather, guests breakfast on the piazza in a garden of old roses, lilacs, and honeysuckle.
Innkeeper Bruce’s breakfast recipes are seasoned with culinary influences from thirty years of business travel from Paris to the Orient. Bruce prepares entrees with herbs and vegetables in season from THE INN’S herb garden.
Prior to passing away in late 2006, Marianne (Bruce’s wife) was a blue ribbon baker whose homemade breads, cakes, and jams won prizes at county fairs statewide. Her recipes still are used to make the breads, muffins, and jams used at the inn. One of THE MANSION’S specialty jellies is made of grapes from THE MANSION’S front porch arbor. We truly are one of the finest luxury inns in Connecticut.
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