Thursday, August 25, 2011

Great Review from Ron Kahon in magazine

Ron Kahon was a recent guest.  We were his last stop on a tour of Connecticut.  He summarized that in an article that just came out:  "Connecticut - So Near Yet So Far Away".  Here is what he said about us:

"My final night was spent in Southbury at one of the most beautiful B&B's I have ever seen. The Cornucopia at Oldfield is located in an antique home, circa 1818 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are extensive gardens, maple trees and an outdoor pool. It was perfectly located right off I-84 and in a bit over two hours I was back in NYC."

Ron was a fascinating guest with many stories about personalities (he taught ethics to Barack Obama at Colombia University), wine and travel.  Check out his blog by clicking here.

For a great night stay that is only 2 hours from New York City but feels like a million miles away, make a reservation at Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast.  Click here to go to our website.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stunning Fruit Paintings by our Guest

We just returned from the opening at the Roxbury gallery of our guest's paintings.  They were stunning.

Risa and her husband Doug, shown here, have been working hard since they arrived mid-week to prepare the paintings for hanging.  And although we had seen the photos on Risa's fascinating web site (,  they did not do justice to the vibrancy and detail of all the mouth-watering fruits and vegetables she has painted over many years.  She was inspired by the fruits and vegetables available at the Maple Bank Farm in Roxbury (a great place to visit when staying with us for "you-pick" as well as high quality sustainable produce) and has kept up her fascination with fruits and vegetables as subjects since they moved from Roxbury over a decade ago.  It is great to have Risa and Doug staying with us and sharing their sense of beauty and wonder in the natural world  with our guests at Cornucopia at Oldfield.  We will be glad to give you directions to the gallery in Roxbury where Risa's work will be on display for the next five weeks.
Ed, Risa and Christine at the Opening at the Roxbury Library Gallery on August 20th.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aspiring Pastry Chef stops by Cornucopia at Oldfield

Today Ian Chin stopped by to share some of his homemade Southbury Bread.  Ian is our neighbor in the Historic District on Main Street N. in Southbury.  
Ian is an aspiring pastry chef who has just returned from a summer at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has been baking something new each day.  He prepared his own starter yeast using local water.  He also brought by three pain aux raisins that were divine.  Ian will be returning for his senior year at Syracuse University before returning to Paris to complete schooling in the culinary arts.  We wish Ian well and hope he stops by to share more pastries with our guests when he is back in Southbury.

Friday, August 5, 2011

TripAdvisor Awards Certificate of Excellence

Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast has just received the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2011.  This is based on our 5 star rating from ALL of our guests. 
Needless to say, we are very proud of this achievement.  When we started in 2004 we said that our objective was to continuously exceed the expectations of our guests.  This certificate shows that we are meeting our objective. For more about our B&B, go to our website.  Or go to TripAdvisor to see our guest's reviews.