PRESS & REVIEWS
WE ARE A DESTINATION The Inn at Kent Falls is a luxury Bed and Breakfast convenient
to nature trails, horseback riding, cycling routes, Kent Falls State Park and much more. Please
think of us for fall season lodging, as we are right in the heart of Litchfield County’s
most beautiful fall foliage. After the fall leaves have gone, Kent, Connecticut is home
to superb skiing, hiking, bicycling, antiquing or just enjoying a day walk.
TRAVEL & LEISURE MAGAZINE
“Great American Drives –
New York City to Kent, Connecticut.
Smart shopping, from antiques to boutiques
Distance 100 miles | Driving Time 2 hours
“Staying at the six-room Inn at Kent Falls is like visiting your stylish “country” friends who are partial to Frette sheets and cushy, snow-white slipcovered furniture. Owner Ira Goldspiel, a former New York fashion executive, greet guests each morning with a breakfast of housemade granola and double-baked brioche French toast. The floors in this meticulously renovated 18th-century farmhouse creak just enough for atmosphere, but everything else is up-to-date (rooms have Internet access and CD players). If it’s available, book the Lakes Suite, which has a claw-foot bathtub set in front of a candlelit fireplace.”
An internationally acclaimed architecture and design magazine from Australia.
“It is a white wooden building, half-hidden among the trees along the arterial road to Kent, Connecticut. The oldest part of the house dates from 1738, but over the years more and more additions have been made. At the front, efforts were made to adhere as much as possible to the detailed style of the original architecture. The building was recently transformed into a Bed & Breakfast inn, for which the original building materials were re-used practically throughout. The result: the Inn at Kent Falls. In the oldest part of the building the authentic ambience is most in evidence. There, one of the suites, on the ground floor, still has the original old, wide plank flooring, as well as fireplaces in the bedroom and bathroom. Where possible, the interior appointments are in keeping with the house itself, suitably simple while affording all modern comforts. In the later addition housing the kitchen area, another interesting guest room has been created. This room is beneath the rafters and is divided into a sitting area, the bedroom proper and adjoining bathroom.”
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Voted “Best of New England 2011”
“The rooms look straight out of a country estate in House Beautiful, the gardens are lush, the breakfast is generous, and the location (in the heart of Litchfield County) is excellent. What’s not to love? Piling on the charm, staffers offer a signature concierge service for guests, and can create personalized spa, yoga, and romance itineraries, among others.”
2010, 2011 & 2012 – Voted “Best B & B Connecticut”
“Attention to detail is the key at this perennial favorite. The revamped 1700s B&B maintains a balance between old and new, mixing in sophisticated touches of French antiques and modern amenities. A Colonial fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room. Original wood floors anchor the inn’s six unique guest rooms—three of which are suites—all outfitted with spalike baths, clawfoot tubs and Frette linens. Guests gather for a hearty gourmet breakfast every morning; a pool is also on site.”
Voted “Best of Connecticut 2009″
The Inn at Kent Falls is an unparalleled B & B in a state fairly brimming with them. And while the Northwest corner of the state may be off the beaten path for many, it is so worth the trip. The setting is serene and you may never want to leave, but for the record, there are many lovely Litchfield County attractions nearby. Visit the antique shops, art galleries, clothing stores and restaurants in the village of Kent, or set off for a day on Lake Waramug. When you return, you’ll be pampered in one of three Suites or a queen-sized room. The food and amenities are fabulous; there’s a pool, and stunning gardens. Grab someone you love and go!”
GETAWAYS – Kent Inn for All Seasons
A handsome Colonial on Route 7 halfway between town and Kent Falls State Park, the Inn at Kent Falls has four rooms and two suites, a dining room, living room, screened porch, den and—attention, fireplace aficionados—five fireplaces. Among the six distinctive rooms are the Lakes Room (witha four-poster king bed, an oversized bath with a six-foot claw-foot tub, and fireplaces in both) and the Falls Suite (a romantic king-bedded room with an adjoining library, and a bath with clawfoot tub and “rainfall shower”). Extras include a lovely backyard pool, cable TV and Internet access, and fresh breakfast pastries provided daily.”
“Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England”, 2010
“The heart of the New England leaf-peeping experience lies in the details: the farmstands and covered bridges, the waterfalls and antiques stores that provide the eye candy, framed by the colors of our most glorious season” writes Michael Blanding, author of the article. “All of these things Kent has in abundance, in a perfect blend of uncommon natural beauty and culture that might shame cities 10 times its size (just shy of 3,000 people in the 2000 census).”
Editor’s Choice 2006
“The recipe for a posh Litchfield Hills country retreat mixes one part historic charm with an equal amount of understated style. Former Manhattan fashion designer Ira Goldspiel has crafted just that in this tastefully decorated bed-and-breakfast favored by urbanites seeking an idyllic respite. The 18th-century Colonial boasts eclectic furnishings that blend easily with original period details such as hand-hewn beams and wide-board floors, common areas that are comfy and quietly chic, and six guest rooms and suites. Each room has a spa-worthy private bath and dreamy linens. You also can indulge in one of the luxe extras, including a massage in the pool house or a candlelit dinner. Its bill as “an inn for all seasons” alludes to the area’s year-round pleasures, from gentle cycling routes and back-road leaf peeping to the namesake falls just down the road.”
“Kent Voted “Best Fall Foliage Town 2010”
“Kent came out higher than any other town,” said Allen in an interview. “It has one of the nicest scenic drives, Route 7; the Appalachian Trail cuts right through town; it has the Housatonic River and some of the best antiquing in New England, plus a famous inn,” the Inn at Kent Falls.
2009 – A screened porch overlooks the crystalline pool, the verdant 2.5 acres and charming Cobble Brook, while the Falls Suite, for example, features a king-sized bed, an adjoining library enclave and a freestanding clawfoot soaking tub. If all that sounds lovely, it doesn’t do justice to the defining element – the magnetic, city-style design Mr. Goldspiel created. Upon stepping inside, your overwhelming instinct is to stay.
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CONDE NAST TRAVELER MAGAZINE
New England Inns 2004
“In the covered bridge country of Litchfield Hills, The Inn at Kent Falls reopened last year after a half a million dollars in renovations. The two-story 1741 house is two miles north of Kent on Route 7, at was once a center for tanneries and the production of cider and grist. The four guest rooms and two suites mix antiques (two of the rooms have porcelain soaking tubs) with modern amenities such as cable TV and Internet access. There’s also a pool.”
COUNTRY HOME MAGAZINE
New England Inns 2004
“As a merchandising guru in New York City’s fast-paced fashion industry, Ira Goldspiel looked forward to weekend escapes in the tranquil Connecticut countryside.A few years ago he escaped for good by trading in his city flat for a colonial-style Bed & Breakfast in Kent, located within the Litchfield Hills region in the northwest corner of the state.
Ira restored and updated the 1741 structure. Six spacious guest rooms, decorated in a simple yet elegant country modern style, feature spa-like baths. Start your day with fresh fruit and Ira’s homemade granola on the screened porch. Then go antiquing or explore nature trails by foot, bike, or horseback. You’re always welcome to read by the pool or mingle with other guests in the den.”
Award of Excellence 2012
TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Inn at Kent Falls on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award. Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognise your 4.5 rating as an exceptional achievement.
“There is nothing small town about this exceptional Inn except for the friendly, first-class service you receive from Ira Goldspiel, the owner, who personally ensures your stay is absolutely marvelous”
- Recognized in Travel & Leisure Magazine’s “Best Hotel Book.”
- The Inn at Kent Falls has won the “Best Bed & Breakfast” Award in Connecticut
Magazine for more than
three consecutive years.
- “Best Bed & Breakfast” in the September 2011 issue of
New England Travel Magazine
- “Best Bed & Breakfast” in the September 2011 issue of Boston Magazine.
“From the road, the Inn at Kent Falls looks like a prosaic bed and breakfast, but don’t expect to find curtains with ruffles or tables with doilies. Goldspiel has managed to maintain the 18th century inn’s historic character—sloping floorboards, period hardware, a meandering layout— while creating a laid-back sense of modern luxury.”
AT HAND LISTINGS – Lodgings, Town of Kent:
“This is a lovely inn, tastefully restored, with comfortable, beautifully designed rooms; updated bathrooms; and an outdoor pool. It¹s perfectly situated in the heart of the Northwest Corner — short drive to all of the best restaurants, shopping, art galleries, skiing, nature trails, lakes, and of course, Kent Falls.”
HAPPENING IN THE HILLS.COM
“The Inn at Kent Falls- The award-winning, early 1900’s Inn is a great place to visit in all seasons and has been carefully updated to satisfy discriminating travelers of the twenty-first century. The Inn’s serene setting features an outdoor pool and is convenient to all of Litchfield County’s attractions.” BERKSHIRESTYLE.COM
“Just Back from Kent,
“If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway–with the kids or without–this charming village offers the whole package: nature trails winding up hills and along babbling brooks, dazzling waterfalls, a quaint Main Street lined with independent shops and galleries, covered bridges, cozy restaurants, historic vineyards–and, amid it all, one of the East Coast’s best country inns – The Inn at Kent Falls.”
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