Relax, step back in time and enjoy a stay amid an enchanting collection of New England country antiques. A wrap-around porch with high-back rockers is a nice place to rest and watch the world go by. In addition to eight comfortable guest rooms, Riverwind Inn has numerous common rooms affording space for mingling or privacy. Three of these rooms boast fireplaces, including a breathtaking twelve-foot stone-cooking fireplace in the 18th century keeping room. With its wonderfully appointed guest rooms, rambling common areas and informal country atmosphere, Riverwind Inn is more than just a place to stay – it is a destination.
All rooms are beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and stenciling. All have private bath, AC, and ceiling fans. A full gourmet breakfast is included and served individually each morning. Afternoon snacks are provided, along with complimentary sherry. Wireless Internet is provided.
Each bedroom has its own appeal. The beds range from country pine and carved oak to iron and brass. The Smithfield Room has a red-white-and-blue American theme inspired by the quilt that graces a high maple rope bed. The most romantic choice is the Champagne & Roses, with a Japanese steeping tub (as well as a shower) a private deck in the treetops and a gas fireplace for that romantic winter get-a-ways. The Moonlit Suite offers complete privacy on the third floor, with its own satellite TV, sitting area, refrigerator and wood burning fireplace. The suite also has a two person Jacuzzi, within the very large private bath, with views overlooking the treetops.
You can enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Connecticut River or come to this river town in summer for the unique annual fife-and-drum festival; take a drive to nearby Essex for a ride into the countryside aboard the vintage cars of the Valley Railroad, or visit the Connecticut River Museum. Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam is host to fantastic plays. Fall brings apples, pumpkins, and beautiful foliage. In February, the town of Essex hosts the annual “Eagle Festival”. Great dining is available all year long in some of Connecticut’s finest restaurants. Numerous antique stores jot the area.