The Daniel Rust House

2011 Main St. , Coventry, CT 06238 USA (Show map)


Built in 1731, this house has a five fireplace center built chimney, original chestnut floorboards and a "secret" closet believed to have hidden slaves on their journey to freedom. Furnished in period antiques but with the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Two acres of grounds and gardens, along with a large dog run for canine guests, make this a relaxing setting. Near to UConn,the CT.casinos,Sturbridge Village,antiquing and wineries.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Charming Historic B&B near UConn

5 on November 14, 2016

Loved it! Cathy and Germaine are genuinely gracious hosts and made our stay comfortable and memorable. Breakfast was prepared with pride and simply delicious. The historic Daniel Rust House, its grounds and keepers will keep a smile on your face during your visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with truly does mean the world to us to hear that our guests were happy during their stay. Thanks again.

- cathy (innkeeper)

Locum Tenum Medical Professional stayed for 3 months

5 on January 21, 2016

I was on contract for a medical facility in Willimantic for three months. My dog and I stayed in the cottage, it was wonderful! The cottage was cozy, clean and quiet. Cathy and Germaine are wonderful hosts that made sure I was happy and comfortable. Highly recommend for other Locums or travelers. A+

What A Great Weekend!!!!

5 on November 01, 2015

My partner and I had the pleasure of spending the Halloween Weekend at the Daniel Rust House. What a beautiful house....and our notch!! We not only enjoyed the gorgeous house, planned activities (tour of the Hale House and Angel Card Readings), and fantastic food.....these ladies went out of their way to make this weekend one to remember. We loved the stories they shared with us and got to meet two wonderful women that were also staying the weekend as well. What a great time!! A Big Thank You to Cathy and Germaine for their hospitality, the phenomenal food, and for making this weekend so special!!!! Can't wait to come back!

The BEST Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 05, 2015

What a marvelous stay! My husband and I were charmed by this beautifully situated bed and breakfast. The innkeepers have thought of everything with regard to making us feel at home and well cared for at their beautifully restored inn. And then, there's breakfast! It's worth a trip to the Daniel Rust House simply for their magnificent, made with love, breakfast.

Wonderful Wedding

5 on July 13, 2015

We had the happiest, most relaxed and beautiful wedding at the Daniel Rust House. Germaine and Cathy were lovely and the most warm and welcoming of hosts. Thank you! Thank you! We couldn't have had such a perfect family gathering without all of your hard work and beautiful surroundings. Best wishes, Katy and Ken

Thank You For The Best Bed and for the Best Breaksfast EVER

5 on March 30, 2015

The Daniel Rust House is absolutely, perfect in every way! It is historic, homey, just a relaxing weekend surrounded by beauty. Germaine & Cathy are fabulous hosts, and the "Breakfast is Gourmet" "The Best I have had, it's a must try". The B&B is Beautifully decorated, lovingly maintained. This place is the real deal. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did, we will be a return customers. Thank you so much Sincerely: Mrs. P. Kemp & Mrs. C. Bailey

A wonderful respite from our business trip!

5 on August 12, 2014

My colleague and I stayed in the Daniel Rust House last month during a business trip to UConn. Germaine and Kathy were so accommodating and kind; it made our trip infinitely easier and more relaxing than it could have been. The house was beautiful, the room cozy and lovely, the resident cats (Prudence and John Quincy Adams - I will always remember those names) adorable, and the food delicious (really, probably the best french toast I have ever had)! The attention to detail throughout the whole experience, from the welcome snacks in our room to the intricate place settings at breakfast, made us feel so special and grateful. It was truly the perfect place to come back to after a day of work. I would highly recommend the Daniel Rust House for anyone visiting UConn and the surrounding area. I would certainly love to come back!

Couldn't ask for more of my first stay in a B&B

5 on June 21, 2014

I stayed here in the beginning of June bc I had an interview the following day. When I first pulled in there was an adorable dog who basically walked me to the door which I found to be so cute. Germaine greeted me and gave me a tour of the lovely house. It is so quaint and charming and I just loved it. What I appreciated the most was how kind Germaine and Kathy were. I had the beginning of my interview that night at a dinner meeting and before I left both of them talked to me and wished me luck which I really appreciated especially since I was a distance from home and my family. When I came back they saw me and told me to come in asking me how everything went. It really was so nice of them to check in and wish me luck. It made me feel very comfortable and it was nice to have someone to talk with and share the details of my evening. Lovely place with super kind and wonderful hosts!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We are glad you were comfortable, that is a compliment we treasure. We enjoyed chatting with you and hope to have the pleasure of your company again! We'll see if we can get Star, the golden retriever, back to greet you again too!

- Cathy (innkeeper)


5 on June 10, 2014

Quiet, Clean, Great food. Friendly hosts. History lessons. Relaxation. And comfy beds.

A Perfect Stay

4.8 on April 30, 2014

Germaine was working in the garden as we pulled in the driveway. We eluded to the fact that we loved historical houses and she proceeded to give us the warmest welcome and full tour of this charming house. Our room was lovely, decorated beautifully, comfortable and clean. After a comfy nights rest we woke to an amazing breakfast served most elegantly in the dining room. Yogurt, granola with fresh berries, fresh squeezed orange juice and hot cranberry scones were the prequel to omelettes and croissant french toast filled with peaches and marscapone cheese! in a word...amazing! After breakfast we walked on the grounds before our ride home. The warmest host and the most beautiful setting for a sweet little getaway!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for such kind words. We do love sharing our "old" home and glad you enjoyed yourselves. And for guests who know me..I can usually be found in the garden!! LOL.

- Germaine (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

The Anna White Room

Our largest and most romantic room. Queen size canopy bed, fireplace and a jacuzzi in the private bath. Sitting area also included in room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

The Mary Rose Room

Sleep in a room steeped in history. "Secret closet" where it's said slaves escaped...and an "engagement" promise etched into the window circa 1800.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

The Maybell Cottage

The Cottage was once a chicken coop in the 1700's. Now a quaint spot where you can relax. Has a private entrance and is located in the rear of the main house. The only room with a t.v. as well as a kitchenette.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

The Mercy Rust Room

Our smallest room. Great for a single traveler. Twin beds w/ private bath in private hallway. Overlooks the gardens, peaceful and cozy.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

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Location Type

.5 miles from lake


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Rte.84 (from South/West) exit 67.Coventry/Rockville. Turn right onto 31south. Approx.4 miles to t-junction. Turn left at light onto 44east to first light at 31s., turn right, approx. 3.7 miles on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, UConn, Sturbridge Village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fridge, Parking, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi , large fenced in dog run

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only in specified location
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No 13 years or older.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes spayed/neutered canines.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on UConn event weekends and some special packages
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit required upon reservation.
  • Cancellations: A 7 day cancellation policy to ensure full refund. 21 days for all UConn events/holidays and some packages. Sorry, we cannot be held responsible for personal emergencies or inclement weather.
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Germaine Salvatore & Cathy Mitchell

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Le Petit Croque d'ouf de la Daniel Rust Maison / French Toast croissants
Our own recipe of a toast point with sour cream dill spread, topped with sausage and a poached egg. For those who do not like eggs..our croissants are stuffed with fruit (peaches or strawberries) and mascarpone cheese, dipped in egg and grilled like a French Toast. Absolutely delicious.

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