Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blizzard of 2010 at Cornucopia at Oldfield

Like many in the Northeast, our winter wonderland arrived on December 26.  Unfortunately travel conditions prevented several of our guests from arriving, but it is better that they are safe and not risking tavel under those conditions.  The winds did a thorough job of early winter pruning of our 100' sugar maples, but no major trees, limbs or other items were damaged by the fierce winds and drifting snow.  Given our homes 190 years, this is only 1 of many major storms it has weathered.

We hope that you survived the Blizzard of 2010 safe and sound also.  It looks to be a great winter in Connecticut - excellent for some snow tubing at nearby Woodbury Ski Area.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Helping the Neediest at Christine's Birthday

In lieu of gifts for her special birthday this year, Christine asked her family and friends to bring food (or money) to support the Woodbury and Southbury Community Services (food and fuel banks).  We were amazed at the generosity - 35 bags of food were taken to the Woodbury Food Bank by Bob Taylor, President of the Community Services Council of Woodbury and $475 were received in donations.  What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday - by helping those who are truly in need.

Wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy and Compassionate New Year.

Christine and Ed Edelson, Innkeepers
Christine and her sister Liza at the Birthday Celebration
at the Meeting House of the
Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society in Woodbury, CT.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Volunteering for Woodbury House Tour

Christine and Ed both volunteered for this year's Woodbury House Tour.  This annual event (16th) organized by the Woodury Women's Club raises money to support scholarships and community service organizations. We are pictured below in front of the Tye House, an 1850's era house that has been completely restored as shown in the photo of the beautiful fireplace.

Woodbury is known to have the largest inventory of intact colonial-era homes.  When staying at Cornucopia at Oldfield we would happy to provide you with a map to show you where some of these gems are located.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Santa and Me" at Cornucopia at Oldfield

Cornucopia at Oldfield was a lively place on Saturday as over 130 people came through our doors in support of the Perpetual Fund of our local school system to enjoy a "Santa and Me" event sponsored by the Southbury Junior Women's Club. Your innkeepers, Christine and Ed were happy to lend support to this worthy cause and team of volunteers.  If you would like to learn more about our historic house or stay with us go to our website.

Read more about it in our local "on-line" newspaper: Patch

Mrs. Claus reads to the children.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Walk About: Cornucopia at Oldfield

There are many outstanding hiking trails within easy driving of Cornucopia at Oldfield.  Many of our guests enjoy walking out our door on going for a 2.5 mile walk through some beautiful parts of Southbury without having to get in a car.  Most of the walk is on rural roads (mostly unpaved).  Along the way you will see a high-end horse stables, historic houses, wetlands and a historic marker.

I have posted a new map of the walk along with highlights along the way.  Click here to see the Google Map with this walk.

See other posts for information on other walking trails and hikes in and around Southbury. 

View Morning walk from Cornucopia at Oldfield in a larger map

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Enjoy the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra while staying at Cornucopia at Oldfield

Cornucopia at Oldfield is proud to be the hospitality sponsor for the WSO for this season. The Musical Director will be staying with us the week before each performance. In addition, we will be offering a package for each performance that include two tickets for that weekend with a two night stay in the Admiral Aston or John Moseley rooms. Next performance is December 12th at 3pm and will be their performance of Handel's Messiah. For the rest of the season's schedule go to WSO.
Leif Bjaland, Music Director and Conductor

Southbury HIking Trails - Map

I have just completed a map showing some excellent hiking and birding loations within a 5 mile radius of the Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast.  Click here for the map.  It shows the location with descriptions of the various sites and what makes them special including the Audubon Center at Bent of the River, Platt Farm, and the Southbury Training School.

Historic Barn at Audubon with a porch that overlooks a well-stocked bird feeding area.  Scopes provided.

Beautiful meadows of Platt Farm provide great vistas throughout the day.

Just one of the many birds found at the Audubon Center.

More maps of other hiking/walking will be available shortly.