A community cornerstone – a general store in 1790, the town’s first pharmacy in 1877, and later a soda fountain where townspeople would gather. Now, this historic building has been lovingly repurposed into an elegant Bed & Breakfast designated as a Select Registry property. Select Registry is a diverse collection of independent, boutique inns that deliver a level of personalized service and quality only a select few can attain.
Three guest rooms feature four-poster beds with luxurious Italian linens, modern oversized showers, and gas fireplaces. As a nod to the soda counter, today’s patrons are tempted by Italian gelato, made daily on the premises. It is our hope that guests from Connecticut to SoCal will find here the perfect balance of contemporary luxury and New England history.
Our doors open as a one-of-a-kind Bed & Breakfast with the modern amenities discerning travelers seek – luxurious linens, robes and slippers, gas fireplaces and flat panel TVs – honoring three remarkable women who graced us with their presence.
Different flavors are made fresh on the premises daily by our Italian chefs. If you’ve never had Italian gelato, your palate is in for a treat.
Serving exquisite, Italian espresso and cappuccino, Shearwater coffee, Simpson & Vale teas, and blended drinks made with fresh fruit and juice. Add something from our selection of freshly-baked treats and you’ll be recharged for whatever comes next in your day.
This room with exposed brick and a hounds-tooth armchair was one of Miss James’ favorites. All rooms feature queen-size, four-poster beds by Noir, oversized showers, gas fireplaces and flat-panel TVs.
If these walls could talk, they might tell tales of slavery, as told by novelist and best-seller Ann Lane Petry whose African-American parents were the original owners of this historic site. You might hear starstruck whispers about Academy-award winning actress Katharine Hepburn who visited often. You might overhear the sage advice of Miss Anna James, the first African-American female pharmacist in Connecticut who ran the beloved pharmacy for 55 years.
Kick off your slippers and relax like a movie star on the Asian daybed before your fireplace. All rooms feature queen-size, four-poster beds by Noir, oversized showers, gas fireplaces and flat-panel TVs.
If you’ve never had gelato — Italian ice cream — your palate is in for a treat!
Page through Petry’s award-winning novels while you relax in this stunning room. All rooms feature queen-size, four-poster beds by Noir, oversized showers, gas fireplaces and flat-panel TVs.