Before you can declare yourself Most Likely to Achieve Contentment, award yourself a getaway that earns enough superlatives to fill a yearbook with a winning Escape for two at The Copper Beech Inn in the scenic Connecticut River Valley.
After a two-hour drive from New York or Boston, settle in to a Super Deluxe Room for a one- ($169) or two-night stay ($259), Sundays through Thursdays. Or, from now until May 23, book a two-night stay for two, Thursdays through Sundays, in a Super Deluxe Room and add a $25 dining credit at Brasserie Pip to your experience ($329). Celebrate the commencement of your grand getaway with a split of champagne.
After an included daily breakfast, you'll nab Cutest Couple for sure when you take in the coastal charm of the Mystic and the Essex area's historic shops, attractions, and outdoor activities. Catch a show at America's longest continually running summer stock theatre, the Ivoryton Playhouse. Go hiking, biking, fishing, or boating in Hammonassett State Park. Or, explore the newly renovated Gillette Castle.
See why the inn itself is on its way to being Most Popular in town with quaint, yet luxurious, antiques; oriental rugs; and rich upholstery filling the 22 guest rooms in a serene setting named one of the 40 Last Great Places by The Nature Conservancy.
Then, kick back and enjoy Chef Tyler Anderson's acclaimed cuisine—paired with one of more than 3,000 bottles of wine in Brasserie Pip's collection. The AAA Four Diamond Brasserie has garnered the title of Best New Restaurant in the state by the readers of Connecticut magazine in 2009, and was selected as a Top 100 Hotel Restaurant in America by USA Today and Zagat.
Delight in locally inspired dishes like lobster with glazed fennel, forbidden black rice, citrus salad, and green curry sauce; or squab with foie gras with celery root, granola, and pear chutney before finishing up with desserts such as dulce de leche with poached pear.
"The Copper Beech Inn has been returned to its glory days," announces Connecticut magazine. "Crystal sparkles, silver shines, Oriental rugs glow on polished floors, antiques and masses of fresh flowers set the scene for the flawlessly elegant dining. Over the top? An embarrassment of riches? Of course. But this is what fine dining used to mean."
The votes are in: for the Best Looking midweek or weekend agenda, this Escape is the one that's Most Likely to Succeed.
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The Copper Beech Inn
A One-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays ($169), or a Two-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays ($259) or Thursdays through Sundays ($329), in a Super Deluxe Room Plus Breakfast, a Split of Champagne, and More
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