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Best Lodging in Connecticut | 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Lodging in Connecticut | 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards
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Roseledge Country Inn & Farm Shoppe

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Best Garden Lover’s B&B | Roseledge Country Inn & Farm Shoppe, Preston

Looking to rest your head in the Nutmeg State? We’ve got you covered! Check out our picks for the best lodging in Connecticut for 2014.

BEST GARDEN LOVER’S B&B:
ROSELEDGE COUNTRY INN & FARM SHOPPE, Preston

Sit beside this historic building eating free-range eggs amid the butterflies and hummingbirds flocking to the organic garden. Blooms from daisies to daylilies sway beneath mighty trees. Drink afternoon wine out there, too. Rates: from $149. 418 Route 164. 860-892-4739; roseledge.com

BEST ELEGANT HIDEAWAY:
ROCK HALL, Colebrook

Tucked on a quiet road, this imposing Addison Mizner–designed mansion (the only one remaining north of the Mason–Dixon line) has a 75-foot heated pool, tennis courts, and bikes available. Choose from four fireplace-warmed guestrooms or the penthouse with balcony views of 23 acres of gardens and hiking trails. Don’t miss the home-cured salmon. Rates: from $325. 19 Rock Hall Road. 860-379-2230; 19rockhallroad.com

BEST PET-FRIENDLY B&B:
DANIEL RUST HOUSE, Coventry

History and comfort in every corner. A fenced yard and a dog-welcoming couch make this pet-perfect. Dog bowls, beds, and crates are available; staff will feed, let out, and trim nails if needed. Rates: from $120. 2011 Main St. 860-742-0032; thedanielrusthouse.com

BEST GREENWICH GETAWAY:
J HOUSE, Greenwich

The gallery is dominated by rich contemporary art, the hotel rooms all come equipped with iPads, and the poolside cabanas are always calling. Seal the deal by dining at eleven14 Kitchen, where rich pastas, fresh fish, and Angus beef are always on the menu. For something sweet, don’t miss the Chocolate Lab Café. Rates: from $199. 1114 East Putnam Ave. 203-698-6980; jhousegreenwich.com

BEST COUNTRY RETREAT:
CORNUCOPIA AT OLDFIELD, Southbury

Housed in an 1818 Colonial on the National Register of Historic Places, this gem of a B&B offers the perfect mix of Old World charm. Relax in front of one of the large public fireplaces, cool off in the outdoor pool, or simply delight in the wide acres of garden and green lawn surrounding the home. Hammocks and benches demand that you bring your favorite book. Rates: from $160. 782 Main St. North. 203-267-6772; cornucopiabnb.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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