We delight in serving the product of our own maple trees, our very own Connecticut Farm to Table Maple Syrup. Join us to taste the unique flavor of this syrup served on our light pancakes or our french toast, all made with local, farm fresh eggs. For early risers the Kerurig coffee maker is always ready to serve. We are located within a mile of the Rails to Trails Bike/walking trail offering outdoor enjoyment at its best. We offer two comfortable and private resting places for the weekday business traveler who wants a home away from home (call for .special rate) or the weekend wanderer seeking a short get-a-way. Many traveling professionals such as nurses have found a homey spot away from home. Enjoy your quiet or engage in conversation over a cup of coffee with cookies or our special chocolate cake. Hear about the lively history of the home and its architectural features, relax in the back yard, or enjoy your favorite show in the privacy of your room. Let us know if you would like your favorite show pre-recorded. Read more at southingtonbedandbreakfast.com
5 on August 13, 2014
Our stay at the Captain Josiah Cowles Place was splendid. Dave and Mary were very gracious and helpful. They greeted us warmly and made us feel right at home. The room was spacious and nicely decorated. They were very knowledgeable about the area and recommended a great local restaurant for our dinner. The breakfast was served right on time as requested and the Dave's homemade pancakes and syrup were delicious. We would recommend this quiet spot to anyone seeking a restful stay.
5 on October 27, 2013
This is the second time we’ve stayed at this lovely B&B, and it was just as warm and inviting an experience as the first time. Dave and Mary are very gracious, welcoming hosts. They are very sincere and accommodating. They made our stay one of the most pleasant aspects of our visit. We’ve stayed in both main bedrooms now, and they are equally charming and comfortable and include all the amenities you could need. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the pillows were the best we’ve encountered in a great deal of traveling. All made for a great night’s sleep. Breakfast each day was wonderful and substantial. Both Dave and Mary are good cooks. We will likely visit this area of CT again because we have relatives in the area. And when we do, we will definitely stay at this wonderful place. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
5 on June 17, 2013
Mary and Dave are consummate hosts! We appreciate not only their beautiful inn and grounds, but most of all, their hospitality. They really made us feel like family. I must, of course, mention the breakfasts, especially the pancakes with Dave's own maple syrup. My husband and I stayed at Captain Josiah Cowles Place last year and hope to visit again before the year's end.
5 on March 05, 2013
We were headed to Waterbury to see a play and were looking for a place to spend the night. Snow was expected and Mary called the day before we were to arrive to tell us we could check in early and hang out. How thoughtful! We both slept so well and woke to blueberry pancakes and two kinds of coffee (I like mine strong, but my husband doesn't). We lingered over breakfast, chatting with Mary and Dave. All around, a great place to stay!
5 on November 18, 2012
I was in Connecticut working in Cheshire, and Dave and Mary's Inn was just a few miles from where I was assigned to be,, so it seemed like a better option than one of the national chain hotels. I love being right! I absolutley loved being there, for the entire three weeks.. I felt so at home, I volunteered to stay another three weeks, since I was already there, and having such a pleasant stay. Hurricane Sandy nixed that idea, but I truly was so content there, that I just was not feeling any great urge to head home. I had no complaints whatsoever, but to be fair to someone else considering these accomodations here you go: If you have any sort of disability that would make it difficult to climb the stairs to your room, call ahead, they may be able to put put you in the spare room downstairs, but otherwise, your room will be upstairs. If you are a television aficionado, you would probably be disapointed with the TV I had in my room, though the TV in the living room is available as well, so you'll probably survive. TV is low on my personal list of priorities, so I had no problem with it. The wireless signal in my room was on the weak side, but I was able to complete all my personal and work related tasks, so again, no complaint here, but if you're a bandwidth hog,, bring a hotspot connection! I can really only come up with two regrets about my stay. I was out so early every weekday, that I missed breakfast, and since I did get breakfast from the hosts on the weekends, I knew what I was missing; a truly outstanding breakfast!! I didn't get a chance to bake a second cheesecake. I was thrilled to be allowed the use of the kitchen to bake one for the Inn, and wanted to make a second one, and just blew it timing wise, and didn't get it done. Thanks again Dave and Mary, for letting me do the one I did, it really just added to the feeling of being at home!
4.8 on October 01, 2012
Dave and Mary are exceptional hosts. Food, snacks and the accommodations were wonderful. The one area of disappointment was the bed. While there was a memory foam topping, the mattress still sagged uncomfortably in the center.
5 on August 30, 2012
The proprietors are among the most friendly and helpful that my wife and I have met. We arrived from I-84, which is close by, to find snacks, including chocolate cake! The room was fine and historic, but the amenities are first class and modern (nice shower, flat screen TV, etc.). The breakfast was just what my wife loves, and included home-made maple syrup! Special consideration is given to repeat customers.
4.8 on August 14, 2012
Staying here was absolutely fabulous! David and Maryare truly welcoming hosts. They really want to insure that their guests are happy. Our room was large and lovely. The B&B could not have been more convenient, just off I-84, west of Hartford. David cooked separate breakfasts for the two of us, accommodating my diabetic dietary needs. The minute I tasted the omelette, I knew that it was made with really FRESH eggs. I have had them at just one other b&b, and there is nothing like them. We'll stay there again, for sure!
5 on June 13, 2012
We stayed 6 nights at Captain Josiah Cowles Place. It was a wonderful experience. The accommmodations were everything that we had hoped for. David and Mary were such warm and friendly hosts that we felt at home immediatly. Having chocolate cake or cookies left every night was a special treat. Breakfast was delicious and different every morning. Even had maple syrup from Dave's trees. We hope to stay here again on a return visit to Connecticut.
5 on June 09, 2012
We arrived after a 10-hour car trip -- late. Our 11pm arrival ruffled no routines: David and Mary had left a written welcome, keys, and simple directions to the room and routine and we collapsed into the comfortable bed within seconds of arriving. The inn is just wonderful. No complaints at all; decent high-speed wireless internet connectivity was simple and most welcome. The inn keepers are inconspicuous but always nearby to assist in getting around the area, for restaurant recommendations, and just for a friendly, relaxed chat. This B&B will be a return destination for us, without doubt.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Apple Harvest Festival early October, Local church fairs in the fall, Italian Festival late July, Music on the Green in the summer, Music and Drama by local performers, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Menus and recommendations to restaurants, Afternoon and evening snacks
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Tennis courts
David and Mary Potter
Former teachers, retired and enjoying guests in the colonial tradition of hosting travelers from near and far. Gardening, Maple sugaring in February, Biking, Genealogy, Carpentry, Wine aficionados.
Low fat , Vegetarian , Diet
Peach Poppyseed Muffins,
Texas size muffin, rich flavored but light. Delicious buttermilk pancakes or French toast made with 100% pure maple syrup made from our own maple trees.