Chosen 2014 YANKEE Magazine Editor's Choice...BEST Garden Lover's B&B! A step from Mystic, minutes from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casino's can be found this lovely historic country inn and farm shoppe. Once the homestead of the colonial John Meech, lovely restored with modern amenities yet retaining its country charm.
5 on May 20, 2015
Went to visit the casinos for the 1st time and attend a few concerts over Mother's day weekend and wanted to try the bed and breakfast theme. Well the bar has been set extremely high, because this place is just amazing. Gail is by far one of the loveliest people we have ever met and the biggest heart. Can't wait to go back to explore the rest of what CT has to offer and taste Gail's awesome breakfast, thirst quenching lemonade and spectacular treats.
5 on April 27, 2015
My husband and I decided last minute to get away for the weekend. We were so lucky to find this peaceful treasure in Preston, CT. What a gem! Gail is a superb hostess - made us feel so welcome and is a fantastic cook! The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful...lovely coffee service and sweet treats served with elegant simplicity were always available. The room was perfect - the bed was extremely comfortable - slept so soundly both nights. The home is brimming with history and historical charm. Close to both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun - we even took a ride to Providence on Saturday - with plenty of time for a venture to a nearby lake park and dinner at Village Pizza (excellent). Kudos to Gail - she is an amazing woman, an inspiration and we will most certainly be back!
5 on February 15, 2015
This was my first time at a bed and breakfast and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My girlfriend and I decided to escape NYC and spend Valentine's Day in peace. The house is 300 years old and in great shape. While it is rustic, it does have all the modern amenities one could want (WiFi, Apple TV, our room had a jetted tub, etc). Gail is a lovely and friendly host and went above and beyond for her guests. There was always coffee and tea available, breakfasts were plentiful and delicious, and there were always snacks and wine around. We were hit with some pretty serious snow and my girlfriend and I decided to cancel our dinner reservations about 17 miles away due to our small, non-AWD car. Gail recommended a nearby restaurant (Village Grille) and we went and picked up food and returned. We spent our evening snowed in with a fire, food, and glass of wine. Would return anytime and definitely recommend to anyone.
Sometimes it's OK to be snowed in! Thank you for your kind words, see you when the gardens bloom! LOL, under all this snow it may be a while!
4.6 on October 10, 2014
My husband and I had a great weekend. Had really good pasta at Pauls Pasta in Groton reccomended by gail. Enjoyed Foxwoods -8 min drive. Great hospitality Gail even sewed my blouse. Very cozy.. bring slippers ;-) ;-)
Oh....your the DISH FAIRY! You are welcome to come back ANY time....thanks for the key and your company!
4.8 on July 08, 2014
Nice quiet place, Gail was awesome and very kind. Food Absolutely amazing!!! NomNomNOm
5 on June 23, 2014
My fiance and I decided to get away for a few days and chose Roseledge as our home base. It was truly a home away from home! Gail is a wonderful hostess! We never wanted for anything. Breakfasts in the morning consisted of Rhubarb muffins (my fave), farm fresh eggs and sage home fries, blueberry French toast and the all around favorite -- Sunday morning cinnamon apple pancakes. We couldn't have dreamt of a better way to start off our long days of sightseeing. In the afternoons, we were treated to lemonade and fresh baked cookies and cupcakes. There is a Keurig always ready for tea, coffee, etc., as well as water. The inn is spotless as a whole, with a comfortable living room/sitting area to enjoy. We stayed in the John Meech room, which we would definitely recommend. The decor was lovely, the bed like sleeping on a soft cloud, the bathroom more spacious than anticipated with a jetted tub. There is also a fireplace that we were sorry we couldn't use. I suppose we'll have to come back in the winter! The gardens are definitely a must see. We spent some quiet time relaxing and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the flowers. Breakfast in the garden was a superb way to start the day. There are plenty of spots to lounge in the garden, including a large hammock. You will also be treated to the sound of roosters in the yard (although we were never woken up by them). Although we didn't find much in the immediate area as far as food or entertainment, the inn is only a short drive away (about 20 minutes) from Mystic. Honestly, we were quite happy to be staying away from the more touristy areas. We truly can't praise Gail and her beautiful inn enough. We wanted a quiet, relaxing getaway and that is exactly what we got. Honestly, I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. I had stayed at a bed and breakfast before, and I wasn't too keen on staying in another. This experience showed how lovely a true B&B experience could be.
As I often say you are in charge of the weather and I bake the cookies...and take care of the rest! Thank you so much for all your kind words!
5 on June 18, 2014
The house is from the 1700's. Great to stay in a historical house! Comfy bed and delicious food & lovely hostess.
Crazy that this house is almost 300 years old!
5 on June 18, 2014
what a beautiful place. I would definitely stay again. Felt very home and invited. The food was great. Comfy and quiet.
Looking forward to your next stay!
5 on June 09, 2014
Fantastic first experience! Definitely would love to be back here soon.
You two were made for each other...most of us only read about your kind of love in story books...
5 on June 02, 2014
The greatest little place to sky. Pancake Sunday - who can beat that?
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.
Nightly Rate: $159 - $159
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.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $149
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.
Nightly Rate: $159 - $159
Groton /Sub base, Ledyard, Uncasville, Mystic Seacoast Area, Rhode Island, Norwich , Countryside
Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State)
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.
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
Other, Bed and Breakfast
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
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
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
Cats , Dogs , Various farm animals
Gail Beecher a CT native enjoys growing and preparing foods from her extensive gardens. You may find roses petals in your butter that you spread on your warm morning muffins baked with lemon balm from the herb gardens! We also raise our own hens for farm fresh eggs!
New England Farm
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Colonial hearth, Herbal from gardens
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!