Litchfield County Connecticut Inn

Cornwall, CT  

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Located in the northwest corner of Connecticut, this country inn offering is perfect for aspiring or veteran innkeepers looking to live and work in a beautiful setting. Surrounded by the Berkshire mountains and minutes from the beautiful Housatonic River, cascading Kent waterfalls, well-known hiking trails and easily accessible to charming New England towns is why the Cornwall Inn has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years. After twenty-two years in the business and fifteen years owning the Cornwall Inn, the owner/innkeepers have decided to retire creating a wonderful opportunity for anyone seeking an established turn-key operation.

The Cornwall Inn is a country inn with 13 guest rooms in two buildings on a three-acre lot which abuts state preservation land. A meandering stream, in ground pool and hot tub complete the relaxed outdoor haven the Cornwall Inn offers. The original Main Inn circa 1821, has four guest rooms and a two-bedroom suite. The separate Country Lodge motel building, has eight guest rooms. The rooms are nicely appointed with classic and contemporary décor and amenities for today’s traveler. All rooms have private baths, most have either a king or queen bed and four rooms are suited for families with two beds. The Country Lodge rooms are pet friendly.

Inside there is plenty of common space for guests. The breakfast room with adjacent screened porch overlooking the pool and the gathering room with a cozy fireplace and soft seating create a comfortable and homey setting for guests. The Inn and its tavern also serve as a full-service restaurant for private parties and events but is completely equipped to do public dining. The large commercial kitchen is the envy of all local chefs.

The Inn draws many visitors from New York City (a scenic two-hour drive) who wish to escape to the country. Several private boarding schools, such as Kent School, South Kent School, Marvelwood, Hotchkiss, Forman School and The Gunnery, are nearby. Families, alumni and prospective students frequent the inn regularly. Because of its close proximity to Limerock Race track, the inn also attracts race teams and fans from all over the country. Just minutes away, the Appalachian Trail and Mohawk Ski resort make the Cornwall Inn a year-round destination.

What else draws visitors to the area?
Visiting the West Cornwall Covered Bridge, classic red covered bridge still in use today.
Scenic Route 7 consistently voted best for Fall Foliage.
Visiting nearby Kent Falls State Park and the quaint town of Kent.
Music Mountain, an outdoor classical music venue.
Fly fishing on the Housatonic River.
Connecticut wine trail vineyards.
Mohawk State Forest, a wildlife sanctuary.
Lime Rock Park, racing track and Skip Barber Racing School.
Its central location to all of these attractions, makes the Cornwall Inn a perfect home base!

A wonderful and much sought-after feature of this property is the private owner’s home. A two-story house with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, living rooms, dining area and kitchen. In addition, there are three 1950’s era cabins, now used as the owner’s workshop and for storage. Possible new owner’s opportunity to refurbish these for guest accommodations?

This Litchfield County Connecticut Inn for sale has a consistent stable business history. The strength of Litchfield Hills as a travel destination is well established with potential room for growth, pointing to higher occupancy rates in the future.

Property Details
  • 13 Guest Rooms
  • 13 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1861
  • Lot is 3 Acres
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