Route 20
Riverton, CT 06065
Telephone: 860-379-8678

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Rooms Available

The 12 novel guest rooms vary in size but many are furnished in Hitchcock and all have a private bath and color cable television. The deluxe suite has a working fireplace and is a favorite during the colder months. Rates range from $85.00 - $205.00 dbl/ocp. including full breakfast. Please click on the pictures to see a larger version.

General Information:

Cancellation Policy

*All Rooms are Non-Smoking
*All Double Rates Include Full Complimentary Breakfast
*All Rooms Have Private Bath, Cable Television and Outgoing Telephone Service

Deposit Policy: One nights deposit at time of booking. Non-Refundable unless notice given at least 10 days prior to arrival. $20 service fee charged for refunded deposits. Deposit credited to last night of stay. **For holidays and multiple room bookings, cancellation policy will vary.

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Old Riverton Inn…Then And Now…

    Old Riverton inn was originally opened in 1796 by Jess Ives and was known on the post route between Hartford and Albany as Ives Tavern or, as in some records, Ives Hotel.

   There were several rival stage companies in operation between New Hartford and Riverton. Each stage driver stopped at his favorite inn, where he received special favors in return for bringing his passenger to that tavern.

   In 1940, partitions were removed from the first floor, creating the present dining room which seats 90 guests. A barn in the yard was razed and its timbers were hewn down and used to replace some of the beams in that room. The area originally contained a famous “prohibition day bar.” At the same time a new addition containing the Hobby Horse Bar and front lounge was built. The wallpaper used in the lounge and dining room was created by Nancy McCelland and its design was taken from an old hat box. The floors of the addition were constructed of Vermont flagstone, greatly admired for its beautiful patina. Murals in the Hobby Horse Bar were painted by Bobby Walsh, who created murals at the New York World’s Fair in the late 30’s. Saddles on kegs still remain as bar stools.

   Porches at the front of the building were removed to create a wider swing in the roadway where the inn stands. Their removal revealed the classic architecture of the building. A bay window replaced the original front door, its glass taken from the same barn which provided the replacement beams for the refurbished dining room. The graceful fan-light door, which had originally been the entrance form the second story porch, was moved to the newly-created lobby and provides the present entrance.

   An outdoor terrace was also added. Its floor was constructed of grindstone which, according to records over hundred years old, were quarried in Nova Scotia, sent by ship to Long Island Sound, and transported up the Connecticut River to Hartford. They were then hauled by oxen to Collinsville where they were used in the making of axes and machetes. In 1954, the Grindstone Terrace was enclosed so that it would be available for year round use. The room, with its white wrought iron furniture and raised fireplace, is very popular for private parties. On cold winter nights, a fire glows on the hearth, illuminating the old iron kettle which hangs over the embers.

  Today the Inn continues to provide hospitality for the hungry, thirsty, and sleepy.

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Some of the rooms at the Old Riverton Inn.... more info on our Website

Deluxe Suite - This is the only room that has a working gas fireplace. It is a very large room with a queen size canape bed, Hithchcock table and chairs with matching bureau and desk. Antique sofa and chairs as well as a loveseat in front of the fireplace complete the room. A small refrigerator and bar sink add to the amenities.

A quaint little room with a double size bed overlooking the small side street, Mountain Rd.

The queen size Hitchcock poster bed with antique fainting couch and spinning wheel make this one of the most popular rooms with a view of the village and the river.
 
Lilac wallpaper makes this smaller room with a double bed most attractive especially in May when the lilacs are in bloom outside the window.
 

Our most masculine, private feeling room complete with privacy shutters, warm brown colors, and a queen size bed.

 


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Directions:

From Bradley Field:
Follow Rte. 20 West to Riverton

From Boston:
Take the Mass Pike to I-91 South. I-91 South to Bradley Field exit 40. Then Rte. 20 West to Riverton.

From New York City Area:
Take 95 North to 287 West. 287 West to 684 North to 84 East to 8 North to Winsted. Old Rte. 8 to Rte. 20 East Riverton.

From Hartford:
Take 44 West to Winsted Rd. Rte. 8 North to 20 to Riverton.

From Albany:
Take the New York Thruway to the Mass Pike East. Mass Pike East to exit 1, Rte. 41 South. Rte. 41 South to Rte. 7 South. Rte. 7 South to Rte. 44 East. Rte. 44 East to Winsted. Rte. 8 North to 20 East to Riverton.




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