Roseledge Country Inn and Farm Shop

418 Route 164 , Preston, CT 06365 USA (Show map)

About

Chosen 2014 YANKEE Magazine Editor's Choice...BEST Garden Lover's B&B! Located in the heart of the Mystic Country just 12 miles north of Mystic attractions area. This historic property once the homestead of the colonial of John Meech is just 6 miles north of Foxwoods Casino and newly opened Tanger Outlets. Historic Preston filled with antique homes, winery's and rolling hills of fields and stonewalls so typical of New England. The homestead has been restored with modern amenities, yet retains its country farm charm. Wide floor boards, fireplaces in each room, and stone walls surrounding the property. Rich in colonial history it truly is a step back in time. Gracious hospitality, organic living, and gardens to inspire...Roseledge is a unique and special place.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Tons of charm and character

5 on May 31, 2016

We are not typically B&B people. We've stayed at them before, of course, but tend to stay at the ones that are more "inn" like than traditional B&B. This was a more traditional bed & breakfast. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome by Gail, who obviously takes great pride in her property. The room was clean and well appointed. You truly felt like a guest in someone's home, rather than a hotel guest in an impersonal business. Some caveats, though, that may not be clear from the site or reviews -- while the Weaving Room suggests you be in good physical shape to walk up the steeps stairs, it's not as bad as you'd think, however accessing the house itself may be a bit difficult for those with mobility issues. There is an uneven rock path to the house and a small, uneven stone staircase with very high steps to navigate. Once you get to the house, it's a shoe-free zone -- also something to be aware of. Also, as another reviewer noted, there are no locks on the outside of the doors, and Gail leaves the downstairs door unlocked for guests, so you're hoping that your fellow guests are honest people. Once in the room, though, there's a lock on the door to prevent intruders. Like I said, it feels more like you're a guest in someone's home. We did have a lovely time during our two night stay, and while we didn't have much time for breakfast due to our packed schedule, what we did try was great and what we didn't try smelled delicious. Also to be noted - there is only a television in the common space, but there is wifi throughout the house and we had no issues getting a signal. The grounds of the house were gorgeous, and there were chickens wandering around the yard. Lots of bugs, though, so bring bugspray if you plan on exploring. All in all, we had a lovely time and were made to feel welcome by our wonderful hostess and her adorable cat who was an awesome little greeter. Definitely a great bargain for the price.


Perfect get away

5 on May 19, 2016

My boyfriend and myself stayed here a few months ago. Our room was beautiful with an extremely comfy bed. We enjoyed the company of the owner, Gail, over a few glasses of wine. Awoke to an amazing breakfast. We are returning in a few weeks and bringing along some other family members. Can't wait! Especially with the gardens in bloom.

Innkeeper Response
Can't wait to see you again, please give a call so we can confirm the reservations with your friends!


The Quintessential B& B Experience

4.8 on April 07, 2016

This B&B offers the complete package. It is a 300 year-old home, nicely furnished with antiques. Our large room had a big four-poster bed and a fireplace. Breakfast was delicious and Gail, our host, was charming. Just about perfect! One caveat: This is not a good site for those with mobility issues. The house is reached by an irregular stone walk and steps, and the staircase is steep and narrow.


Fantastic few days away

5 on March 09, 2016

Perfect getaway, house is so charming and impressive. Gail is a wonderful host and we could have stayed there for weeks! especially with the fireplace in every room. Going to bed with a roaring fire is something I'll always treasure. Gail recommended some great restaurants nearby and Mystic the town isn't far also.


Vals day away

3.6 on March 07, 2016

The steps were very steep to the inn.the bedroom had no key to lock the door the bathroom door no knob ..but was very clean and Gail was extremely given.

Innkeeper Response
Aww the quirks of living in a home that was built in 1720. Being nearly 300 years old the guest rooms doors on the second floor indeed do not have locks that you can lock when leaving your room. I should note that the second floor is older then the first as this house was raised up! The doors a simply to thin and in 22 years of inn keeping I am happy to say all the guests who have passed through this inn have been very respectful of others. Once inside your room there is a lock to provide privacy.The bathroom door is an antique and, yes it has no knob, but so much char! Back in the colonial days the homesteaders often built a wall surrounding the house, this was called a ha, ha, and it prevented your livestock from reaching your home! It once had a iron fence surrounding it, but that has since been gone. The steps are steep and but to alter them and retain the historic value is impossible. I do try and give each and everyone of my guests a warm and treasured experience here at my farm, and I am proud to say I am going into my 22 year of business.


One night stay only

2.8 on October 28, 2015

The host was friendly and provided suggestions on where to go for dinner as there is no local restaurants nearby.


Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on October 12, 2015

This historic property was quaint and beautiful and close to so many things. Lovely gardens and cozy rooms.Gail made us gourmet breakfasts both days.Why would you want to stay at an impersonal hotel when you can stay at a welcoming home away from home. Thank you Gail!


Wonderful stay in Roseledge Country Inn

4.6 on October 12, 2015

We had a wonderful stay in this extraordinary house. The breakfast was ourstanding, the rooms are so nice. The garden is pittoresk.


Peaceful and Warm

5 on June 07, 2015

Loved staying here, food was amazing, service was wonderful and the grounds were wonderful. Most of all we felt at home and we not just like guests, it was close to many places to visit. Outstanding place for the price and service


We will definitely be back!

5 on June 05, 2015

Wow! Firstly, this place is just gorgeous. Flowers everywhere, magical essence in the grounds and silly chickens running around! It was just worth it to hang out in the gardens, what an escape. You really MUST see this, it was very enchanting if you are a fellow nature lover. The house and rooms were adorable, very cottage-like and cozy but the best part was Gail! What a hoot she was! Not only did she make incredible treats and breakfast but she was very social and sweet. We wish we could have brought her home with us. Seriously though, this place is amazing. It was within a small drive from the casinos, and gorgeous hiking/walking trails at the bottom of CT. But the B&B was located in a place that feels like a real small town farm area, so it was a great escape after being at the casinos surrounded by people. We will most definitely refer and come back, thank you Gail for everything!!! xoxo, Bianca & Ayman


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Rooms & Rates

Avery Browning Room

Old fashion grace fills this room,lace curtains in the windows, antique furnishings and a hand made pencil post bed made up with sweet dreams in mind. Serene colors of soft greens and ivorys, rose prints and antique lace clothing displayed transform you to yesteryear. Wood burning fireplace, newly refinished wide plank floors and in room bath for your comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Weaving Room

Using the old back stair case, up the steep stairs you open the two plank original door to find the most unchanged room in this historic home. Long and narrow, with a nice new wide window it offers overlook views of the herb shop and farm yard. Hand crafted pencil post bed are made up with sweet dreams in mind. Wide plank floor boards, antiques and lovely mercury glass touches fill this room that was once used for weaving.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

John Meech Fireplace Room

Dusky rose with chocolate brown are the beautiful new colors in the newly remodled John Meech room. Cherry pencil post bed, early Connecticut blanket chest, white ironstone accents and a velvety brown rug in front of the fireplace set this room off beautifully. In room private bath, has exposed beams, and a collection of white antique jars.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Groton /Sub base, Ledyard, Uncasville, Mystic Seacoast Area, Rhode Island, Norwich , Countryside

Airport

Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State)

Directions to property:

From the NY area and points south. 95N into CT to exit 76 onto 395N (left hand side exit). Exit 85 off 395N, a right onto RT 164 and we are 3.3 miles down on the left. Parking in in the rear off Burdick RD. From the North 395 S to exit 85. Stright thru the light to next light and left onto 164 we are 3.4 miles down on the left. Parking is in the rear off Burdick RD.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Foxwoods Casino, Mystic Aquarium, Mohegan Sun Casino, Norwich Warf area, Mystic Seaport, Norwich Navigator's Yankee Farm Team, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Garden picnic area, Near-by Christmas Tree Farm, Whinery, Ice Cream, Historic information, Garden shop, Wood burning fireplaces, Evening wine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun CasinoCasino , Country fairs, Flea market/auctions, Golf 18 hole or par 3, Hot air ballooning, Yankee farm team baseball, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside away from house only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Families are welcome during the week.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: May1 until October 31 two nights, please call as we may have a single night open
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: From the time of your booking there is a 24 hour grace period to cancel without pennalty. After the 24 hour period there is a $25 non-refundable fee charged for each room for cancellation. The full cost of the stay is charged if cancellation is within seven days or less of the expected arrival date. We will send you a gift certificate (non-transferrable and with rebooking restrictions)for you to come another time.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Gail Kuster

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Various farm animals

About the innkeepers

The oldest of 7, mother of 5 and the grandmother of 11 I am a CT native. I gleaned my art of baking from my mother, and my gardening skills from my grandmother. As a visual display merchandiser I have enjoyed having a B&B and farm shop where I can have free range of my talent.

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Meals

Breakfast

New England Farm

  • Time Served: 8 am to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Tearoom w/fireplace, Gardens/Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Colonial hearth, Herbal from gardens


Signature Dish

Blueberry Coffee Cake
This delicious coffee cake just melts in your mouth! Blueberry's are now in season and may be picked at our neighborhood local farm. Yes, we will share the recipe!


Recipes