Riverwind Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Owners and innkeepers, Elaine and Leo Klevens, invite you to relax, step back in time, and enjoy a stay amid an enchanting collection of New England country antiques and reproductions in the rambling 18th century farmhouse that is Riverwind Inn. Riverwind Inn invites you to visit and enjoy relaxation, fine dining, antiquing, and sightseeing... in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley picture postcard seasons, superb dining, exceptional theater, and the relaxed pace of our small villages are only a few of the many reasons visitors travel to the Connecticut River Valley. Riverwind Inn is nestled between Essex and Chester in quiet, historic Deep River, central to the Connecticut River Valley's many pleasures. Bring bikes to experience the beautiful scenery and wildlife preserves found on our many back roads, or hike in Canfield-Meadow Woods Nature Preserve, over 300 pristine acres of trails located less than a mile from the Inn. It will soon become clear to you why the Nature Conservancy has designated this area as "one of the last great places".
In addition to eight uniquely delightful guest rooms, Riverwind offers a multitude of common rooms providing you with many fascinating spaces for mingling or privacy. Four of these common rooms boast fireplaces, including a breathtaking twelve-foot stone cooking fireplace in the keeping room. Cold and hot beverages are always available in the upstairs coffee room.
Crackling fires greet our guests during fall and winter. In spring or summertime you may find visitors rocking away a lazy afternoon in one of our many comfortable rockers that line the spacious wrap around porch.
Exquisite dining starts each morning with the Inn's complimentary full country breakfast which includes chilled juices, hot coffee or tea, and either a fresh fruit salad, cold fruit soup, along with fresh baked coffee cake, bread, or muffins, accompanied by a chef's choice entree. Our full breakfast is served in candlelit dining rooms between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. Early morning coffee and tea is also available for the early risers. With its wonderfully appointed guestrooms, numerous common areas and informal country atmosphere, Riverwind Inn is more than just a place to stay. It's a destination providing you with a restful and memorable haven from which all of the Connecticut River Valley's historical and recreational bounties may easily be enjoyed.
"Every corner says, "Life is a good thing!"
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All of the rooms at our Connecticut bed and breakfast, The Riverwind Inn, are uniquely decorated with period antiques and private baths. Most have queen-size beds, and some rooms can accommodate 3-4 guests.
Our Connecticut country inn is thoughtfully appointed for your comfort. Guestrooms are air conditioned, and many have ceiling fans and individual heating. Clock radios, hair dryers, and bath amenities are provided along with free Wi-Fi. Robes are available upon request. Two rooms have private porches, and rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzis are available.
Start each morning with a full country breakfast, served individually in our candlelit dining rooms between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. For those early risers, coffee and tea are available in our upstairs coffee room.
The Riverwind Inn invites you to visit and enjoy the picturesque Connecticut River Valley and all it has to offer.
Goodspeed Opera House
The Normal Terris Theater
The Ivoryton Playhouse
Long Wharf Theater
The Connecticut River Museum
The Florence Griswold Museum
The Fife and Drum Museum
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
Mystic Seaport and Village
The Brush Factory
Old Saybrook Antiques
Over 400 neighboring antique centers
BEACHES AND PARKS
Gillette Castle State Park
Devils Hopyard State Park
Harkness Memorial State Park Hammonasset Beach
Rocky Neck State Park
Canfield-Meadow Woods Nature Preserve
Tanger Outlet Center
Clinton Crossing Outlets
Deep River Center
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry
Aunt Polly Riverboat Cruises
Mohegan Sun Casino
Thimble Island Cruises
Horse-Drawn Rides at Allegra Farms
The Coast Guard Academy
For your convenience, we are listing directions to our Connecticut inn in Deep River. The Riverwind Inn is located between Essex and Chester, CT in the Connecticut River Valley.
From I-91 South (including Bradley Airport): Exit 22S (a left-hand exit) to Route 9.
Route 9 to Exit 5. Turn left on Route 80 (Elm Street), go past a stop sign at the firehouse
to a stoplight.
Turn right on Route 154 (Main Street). Riverwind Inn is a short distance ahead on the left,
just after the town green.
From I-95: I-95 to Route 9 (Exit 69 from I-95) Route 9 to Exit 4. Turn left on Route 154.
Riverwind Inn is 1 1/4 miles on right.
On I-95 North past the New Haven area, Route 80 is a picturesque rural road
and provides a welcome alternative to our northbound guests if I-95 becomes congested.
By Train: The closest train station is 10 miles away in Old Saybrook, CT.
By Plane: Commercial airports are at Hartford or Providence. Private airports are located nearby at Chester and East Haddam, both 5 miles from Riverwind Inn.
By Boat: Brewers Deep River Marina is on the Connecticut River just north of Essex, and is within walking distance of Riverwind Inn.