We take pride in this antique home circa 1818 and its surrounding 2.5 acres of rolling lawn and extensive gardens. Guests of Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast have access to the spacious public rooms with their original fireplaces and views of the grounds. There is also a beautifully secluded swimming pool, and a large flagstone patio with bistro tables overlooking the stream that crosses the yard. The nightly rate includes a full country breakfast.
The home, which is in Southbury's Historic District, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and pictures of it have been published in various works, including Wallace Nutting's "Connecticut Beautiful." We are fortunate to have some of those original photos of our home in the Keeping Room as well as a picture of the home's first owner on his 100th birthday.
In addition to its historic significance, Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast has many modern amenities including central air conditioning, wireless internet access, a digital TV, DVD or VHS, and CD/Radio Alarm clock in each guest room.
Southbury is your perfect entry to the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut as it conveniently located off of Interstate 84 (Exit 15 between Danbury and Waterbury). It is only 85 miles from New York City; buses run almost hourly from and to NYC. Once you are off the highway, you are transported to scenic New England towns with historic homes and natural beauty.
Connecticut’s Antique Center, Woodbury, is located only 3 miles to the North on picturesque Route 6. Surrounding towns offer many attractions and activities. There are scenic rivers and streams for fishing and kayaking, beautiful lakes, private boarding schools, regional colleges, golf courses and several ski areas nearby (as well as cross-country skiing on our 2.5 acres). Heritage Village is only a mile away in Southbury. Several corporate headquarters are within minutes including Timex and Chemtura, as well as IBM. Local attractions include Quassy Amusement Park, Audubon Society’s Bird Sanctuary at Bent of the River which includes over 15 miles of trails, Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust and the White Memorial Foundation conservation center. There are nearby museums including TIMEXPO, American Indian Museum, and Trucking Museum; vineyards, actor equity theaters, art galleries, restaurants, skiing and shopping.
Innkeepers Christine and Ed Edelson bring the history and magic of Oldfield to life for their guests. Your hosts enjoy acting as your concierges and delight in helping you plan a day or a week of activities. Reservations are made, maps are provided and at Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast activities are arranged with your schedule in mind. Guests look forward to relaxing in the comfortable setting of the Keeping Room with wine & cheese by the fireplace, while others prefer strolling around the grounds or sitting by the private swimming pool in the summer.