Come Stay With Us In Beautiful Litchfield County: for sale

Come Stay With Us In Beautiful Litchfield County

South Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, United States of America


1 125 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
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Type: Inn
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 13
Showers: 13
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed

The Cornwall Bridge (also known as Bridge No. 560) is a two-lane, concrete arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 7/Connecticut Route 4 over the Housatonic River and the Housatonic Railroad in Northwestern Connecticut. It was built in 1930 by C.W. Blakeslee and Sons for the Connecticut Highway Department and consists of 6 open-spandrel arches spanning 674 feet (205 m), and is a fairly large example of concrete open-spandrel construction. The bridge was reconstructed in 1994 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Description and history

The Cornwall Bridge is located in southwestern Cornwall and southeastern Sharon, near the village known as Cornwall Bridge. It is oriented east-west, principally crossing the south-flowing Housatonic River, but also the tracks of the Housatonic Railroad which parallels the river's east bank, and roads named River Road on each side. The bridge has six spans of open-spandrel concrete construction, the longest at 180 feet (55 m) spanning the river. The five smaller spans (two on the west bank, three on the east) are each 76 feet (23 m) in length. In addition to the arched portion of the structure, there are three concrete girder approach spans on each side, giving the bridge a total length of 859 feet (262 m). It carries two lanes of traffic, with no sidewalks.[2]

The open spandrel design was chosen to minimize the bridge's footprint and use of concrete, which would have been much more extensive and expensive with more typical designs. It is one of six open-spandrel bridges in the state, and is the largest of those. The bridge was built as part of a state program to modernize the infrastructure of the state's principal travel arteries.

The village on the Cornwall side is called Cornwall Bridge, having been so named because a bridge of some sort has stood here for many years. The present bridge was built in 1930, and the 19th-century covered bridge was demoted to carrying only pedestrians. The covered bridge then washed away when the Housatonic flooded in 1936. After the state replaced the bridge, the industrial and commercial center of the Village of Cornwall Bridge slowly moved up the hill away from the river, to the current intersection of U.S. Route 7 and Connecticut Route 4. The Cornwall Bridge Railroad Station remains below the new bridge, although it has not received service since 1972.


Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of a Mohegan-Pequot word for "long tidal river".

Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutchmen who established a small, short-lived settlement called Fort Hoop in Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut Rivers. Half of Connecticut was initially part of the Dutch colony New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware Rivers, although the first major settlements were established in the 1630s by the English. Thomas Hooker led a band of followers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony. The Connecticut and New Haven colonies established documents of Fundamental Orders, considered the first constitutions in America. In 1662, the three colonies were merged under a royal charter, making Connecticut a crown colony. This was one of the Thirteen Colonies which rejected British rule in the American Revolution.

Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, the 29th most populous, and the fourth-most densely populated of the fifty states. It is known as the "Constitution State", the "Nutmeg State", the "Provisions State", and the "Land of Steady Habits". It was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States.

The Connecticut River, Thames River, and ports along Long Island Sound have given Connecticut a strong maritime tradition, which continues today. The state also has a long history of hosting the financial services industry, including insurance companies in Hartford and hedge funds in Fairfield County.

The highest peak in Connecticut is Bear Mountain in Salisbury in the northwest corner of the state. The highest point is just east of where Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York meet (42°3′ N, 73°29′ W), on the southern slope of Mount Frissell, whose peak lies nearby in Massachusetts. At the opposite extreme, many of the coastal towns have areas that are less than 20 feet (6 m) above sea level.

Connecticut has a long maritime history and a reputation based on that history—yet the state has no direct oceanfront (technically speaking). The coast of Connecticut sits on Long Island Sound, which is an estuary. The state's access to the open Atlantic Ocean is both to the west (toward New York City) and to the east (toward the "race" near Rhode Island). This situation provides many safe harbors from ocean storms, and many transatlantic ships seek anchor inside Long Island Sound when tropical cyclones pass off the upper East Coast.

The most populous metropolitan region centered within the state lies in the Connecticut River Valley. Despite Connecticut's relatively small size, it features wide regional variations in its landscape; for example, in the northwestern Litchfield Hills, it features rolling mountains and horse farms, whereas in areas to the east of New Haven along the coast, the landscape features coastal marshes, beaches, and large scale maritime activities.

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Key features

Family-owned country inn and lodge with 13 guestrooms. All rooms are nicely appointed and have private baths, seasonal A/C, cable TV and free WiFi. Children welcomed. Pets allowed in Lodge Rooms. Lush landscaping with seasonal pool, hot tub and mountain stream leading to the Housatonic River. Private dining restaurant available for weddings, reunions, and other private celebrations.

About The Cornwall Inn


The Inn, echoing the spirit and style of old New England, is a family-owned country inn located on three lush acres, including outdoor pool, hot tub and rambling stream.  The Main Inn houses two lovely common rooms available to guests at all time and a seasonal screened-in patio.

The 13 nicely appointed guest rooms all have private bath, air-conditioning, telephones and free wireless internet access. A hearty continental breakfast is served each morning.

The Main Inn was built in 1821. The first floor includes a private restaurant and tavern, the Gathering Room and the Breakfast Room.  The second floor includes four classic Bed & Breakfast rooms and a two-bedroom suite. The Country Lodge is a separate building with eight rooms, six at ground level. Each room has its own entrance.

The owners searched for two years and visited 36 inns from Maryland to Maine to find the perfect place to fulfill their dream of owning and operating an authentic country inn while raising their young family.   Thirteen years later, they still love the choice they made!  Former bed & breakfast owner/operators from Philadelphia, they have breathed new life into the charming and spacious accommodations while retaining the antique charm of the Main Inn and the casual comfort of the Country Lodge.


Four classic Bed & Breakfast rooms and a two-bedroom suite are housed on the second floor of the Main Inn. Just downstairs are the Breakfast Room and the Gathering Room where guests can relax on soft seating, read a book and enjoy the fire. Folks seeking the “bed & breakfast” experience often choose rooms in the Main Inn.  To accommodate guests with allergies–The Main Inn is Pet Free.


Violet’s Victory

A lovely room with a wrought iron queen bed tastefully decorated with antiques and various hues of blue. A private bathroom is directly across the hall from the bedroom ~ plush robes are provided for your convenience. 

Periwinkle Pastime

A large sunny room with two wrought iron full beds, wood floors, flat-screen t.v. is furthest from the road for sensitive sleepers. This charming room overlooks the pool and garden.

 Laurel Crest

This romantic room has hardwood floors and a wrought iron queen bed topped with a lush mattress for added comfort. The Waverly floral curtains nicely frame the double windows letting in the perfect amount of light.

Suite Marigold

This two-bedroom suite is perfect for parents traveling with children. One bedroom has a California King bed and the second bedroom is furnished with two extra-long twin beds.  Both rooms have flat-screen televisions. The large newly renovated bathroom with shower/tub combo is shared by the two rooms. This Suite has become a favorite with parents. Bring along your monitor, put the kids to bed, and go downstairs to enjoy a bottle of wine by the fire in the Gathering Room. While most guests do not notice, this room is close to the two-lane country road and might not be the best choice for light sleepers.

Country Lodge Rooms

Our Pet-friendly Country Lodge offers eight rooms, each with its own entrance and a casual country decor. The Lodge, which is a separate building directly across from the Main Inn, has six of its rooms at ground level and two rooms on the second floor. While the Lodge rooms are on the small side, each room is immaculate, the bathrooms are newer, the showers strong and hot and the beds are of the highest quality! Folks wanting more privacy or a true country experience feel most comfortable in the Lodge rooms.

Starling’s Nest

Does your partner kick, toss and turn all night? This super spacious king-size bed will have you sleeping comfortably in no time. Enjoy a newer bathroom with a bathtub and a charming pedestal sink. This room adjoins Dove’s Hideaway and is perfect for couples traveling together. 

Bluejay Cache

This 2nd-floor cozy room is filled with sunlight and offers a king-size bed.  The bathroom has a shower/tub combination for those who like bubble baths.  This room, along with Crow’s Corner, share a deck overlooking the grassy knoll.

Dove’s Hideaway

Cozy garden level room with a knotty-pine queen bed and small sitting area.  A bit on the smaller size but comfortable for one or two.  This room adjoins Starlings Nest and is also perfect for couples traveling together. 

Grouse’s Shoes

Two large knotty-pine queen beds are tucked away in this corner room. Two sets of double windows face the back yard leaving any street noises behind. This room is conveniently located on the ground level so don’t worry if you have lots of bags. 

Finch’s Cup

This garden level room features wood floors, two-person sitting area and a nice size shower. It is an end unit offering easy access to/from your car.   

Woody Hollow

Cozy garden level room with a wrought-iron queen bed and sitting area. This room offers the privacy couples enjoy.

Wren’s Den

Cozy garden level room with an impressive and super comfortable queen bed and sitting area. This room offers the privacy couples enjoy. 

Crow’s Corner

Count the crows while relaxing on the deck outside this double lodge room.  This quiet room that offers a little more space, two queen beds and a comfortable sitting area. With direct access to the yard, it is popular for those traveling with their beloved pooches. 

Family Vacations

Young Girl Swimming Underwater

Tired of feeling like you are doomed to years of roadside motels because you have children under the age of 12? Come see us and we will take good care of you and your little ones. We know what it’s like to travel with small children. In fact, most of our staff, including ourselves, have young children so we try our hardest to create a welcoming and easy environment for you and your family.

Amenities Guaranteed To Make Your Little Ones Happy!

Cornwall Inn Pool

Seasonal Pool & Hot tub enjoyed by kids of ALL ages!

Gathering Room is well stocked with board games and books.

Explore Nature on the property, we have a stream and many nooks and crannies kids love to explore with their parents.

Your Baby Monitor works from all Main Inn rooms to the Gathering Room so put your children to bed, plug in a monitor and enjoy a peaceful glass of wine by the fire while your little ones snooze upstairs!


Refrigerator in Breakfast Room

Feel free to bring your child’s favorite snacks or Soy-Free milk to store in the breakfast room which is open to guests at all times.



Connecticut’s Northwest Corner is the perfect spot for colleagues looking to escape the everyday stress of corporate life. Ideally located, the Inn & Restaurant is an excellent place to host your retreat, small conference, annual directors’ meeting or team building workshop. Our gathering room offers soft seating, tables/chairs and access to outdoor screened porch perfect for meetings and break-out sessions.

The owners work closely with you to make your event as productive and stress-free as possible. They assist with:

  • Room set-up.
  • Audio visual needs.
  • Suggesting menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner.
  • Arranging off site activities.
  • Activities for spouses.
  • Accommodations for overflow guests.

The flexible meeting space is ideal for groups of twenty or less. Can’t break away from your computer? That’s okay, wireless interest access is available to all guests free of charge!

Free Breakfast

Free hearty continental breakfast is served from 8:30 am until 10 am.

Things To Do

The Inn’s central location makes a convenient home base for your visit to the area. We are also just minutes away from area private schools: Kent, South Kent, Marvelwood, Hotchkiss, Salisbury, The Gunnery and Indian Mountain. So whether you are considering a private school in the area or simply exploring New England, we are the perfect spot to rest your head at the end of the day!

Just the drive to get there is a vacation!

Indian reservation/ancient burial grounds with archaeological interest. 1400-foot elevation has exceptional mountain views. Fishing, hiking & cross-country skiing.

Professional summer theatre and art gallery on New York-Connecticut border.

The area offers a host of large to small country fairs, including the Goshen Fair, along with farms offering in-season pick-your-own produce including apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pumpkins.

Antique shops & Art Galleries:

The entire Northwest Corner of Connecticut, from the downtown streets of Torrington to the stops along the way in Litchfield, Kent and Goshen house all types of art galleries and antique and specialty shops.

Traveling With Pets

Cannot bear to leave your beloved pooch behind, well “DOGgonit”  don’t let us stop you!  This Inn’s friendly mascot, Leo, will happily greet you with a wag of the tail and a gentle nuzzle of your hand.  He would love to show your pooch how to get muddy in the stream, sniff out moles or simply romp around the grassy knoll.

Remember, when booking online to select your favorite LODGE Room (the Main Inn rooms and common areas are PET-FREE, to accommodate those with allergies) and know that both you and your pet will be warmly welcomed!

Event Space

Our space is suitable for up to 40 people in the winter and 55 in summer months including the screened patio. Non-seated events can go up to 75 people.

We offer full three-course meals, buffets and a combination of both!  Most successful parties begin with cocktails/appetizers in the tavern then guests move to the dining rooms for a relaxing meal including, soup or salad, entree and dessert.

Private Dining Menu

If you do not see your favorite dish listed, please do not hesitate to ask us…we can accommodate most requests.

Most successful parties begin with cocktails/appetizers in the tavern then guests move to the dining rooms for a relaxing meal including, soup or salad, entree and dessert.


Most entrees are served with a starch (basmati rice, jasmine rice, garlic mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, roasted baby bliss potatoes) and a seasonal vegetable. Chef recommendations will be made upon selection of entrées.

One Dish Dinners:

Perfect for those who want to host a wonderful party but are working with a tight budget.  Our one dish buffet dinners include one offering, salad, bread and dessert tray.  A great way to celebrate without breaking the bank.

Tavern available for private parties

Want to get together with your friends but don’t want the hassle of entertaining at your place?  Gather ten or more of your friends and enjoy our cozy Tavern all to yourselves! Watch a sporting event on our big screen t.v., play some foosball or tickle the ivories while the group sings along. We are happy to open our tavern doors and serve up some top-notch adult beverages for you and your guests.  Want some munchies to go along with your cocktails, no problems…we can do that too!  Give us a couple of days' notice and we will make it happen! 

Special Occasions

The inn is the perfect place for your special occasion.

With its three individual dining areas, you may select the setting that is perfect for your guests. We can accommodate parties up to 65+ for a sitdown dinner or a casual cocktail reception. Options include a screened dining patio and two connecting dining areas. Full-service tavern available for your guests, as well. Celebrate in a welcoming, relaxed and cozy atmosphere and let our professional staff handle everything for you.

  • Small Weddings.
  • Anniversaries.
  • Reunions.
  • Birthdays.
  • Baby showers.
  • Rehearsal Dinners.

Looking for an intimate ceremony for you and your loved one? View our Wedding Packages with Reverend Sara Henderson.

Don’t forget you can stay and celebrate, combining your event with a stay at our inn.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Skype: cliff.jacobs


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