It’s been more than a month since I checked out of the best B&B in Southbury, Connecticut. I’m back in Texas, but I’m still dreaming of the homemade breakfast, DIY bar, gorgeous gardens, and New England hospitality at Evergreen Inn.
A 200-year history
The Evergreen Inn is an 1818 Federalist-style home with six guest rooms and comfortable shared spaces. Purchased by Brian and Jennifer Cascone in 2017, they’ve completely redesigned the interior of the house to let the original architecture and flooring shine.
Apparently, the interior was once a monochrome pink! (Oh, to renovate a home in the 1970s.) I’m a Barbie Girl at heart, but the updates are absolutely stunning.
There are original photographs and paintings all around the house that depict former residents posing in the home– and everything looks the same!
We stayed in the Admiral Aston Suite, which wasn’t actually a part of the original home. It’s hard to believe, but this room was actually once the General Store, which originally sat across the street from the home. When the town began to create roads, the General Store was in danger of being torn down, so it was relocated here!
The pink jacuzzi tub was the only hint of the pink-hued design choices of decades past.
Starting your day off right
Innkeepers, Jennifer and Brian, once owned a catering business, and their zest for life and love of good food is the reason we chose to stay at The Evergreen Inn. Every morning, Jennifer created a homemade breakfast from scratch. She even catered to a dairy-free, gluten-free request with less than a day’s notice. And y’all. We couldn’t even tell that the cakes were made without wheat or milk. They were SO good!
From the moment we booked, I began looking forward to Jen’s home-cooked meals, and they did not disappoint. I follow their Instagram and it always makes me wish I was back there!
Asparagus was always on my “no, thank you” list. Until this trip. When paired with perfectly prepared homemade hollandaise, asparagus is an absolute winner.
Have you ever seen a more gorgeously presented avocado toast?
Cool off by the pool
I relaxed by the stone and gunite pool, set amongst a lush garden that made me feel miles from civilization. Birds flit from tree to tree as the scent of blooming lilacs wafted through the air.
Shake up some cocktails
Ever wanted to play bartender? The Evergreen Inn gives you an opportunity to get creative with their spirits and mixers to create a one-of-a-kind cocktail! Prefer a beer? They offer four local beers on tap, so you can practice pulling your own pint!
There’s an honesty box nearby where you can donate a few bucks toward future spirits.
Savory moments and sweet dreams near Evergreen Inn B+B
The area around Southbury, CT has some amazing hidden gems and foodie hotspots. Don’t miss these awesome restaurants near Southbury!
Market Place Kitchen and Bar
In the mood for farm-to-table cuisine in Woodbury, CT? Enjoy local, organic, sustainably harvested food and spirits. The menu changes with the seasons, so there’s always something new (and delicious) to try! I’ve been told they have some of the best Brussels sprouts in town, so be sure to check those out!
Happy cows make great ice cream, and you can taste the difference at Rich Farms. Choose from their regular flavors or check their Instagram for seasonal specials!
For high-class food in a laid-back environment, 1754 House delivers! If it’s still on the menu when you visit, I can’t recommend the Grilled Peach + Caramelized Great Hill Blue Cheese highly enough. I’m still dreaming of the sweet and creamy flavor and trying to figure out how to recreate it at home!
Arethusa Farm Dairy
What do stilettos and ice cream have in common? George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis — the majority owners of Manolo Blahnik— purchased a horse farm across from their home in Litchfield, CT to protect their view from developers. Since the purchase, they’ve restored the farm to its former glory. Now, it’s an incredibly sought-after dairy, which produces amazing butter and ice cream that’s worth driving to Bantam to find!
Our stay at The Evergreen Inn B&B came to an end far too soon! The home is up for sale now, so I’d recommend visiting as soon as possible! And be sure to tell Jen and Brian I say hi!
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