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Monday, June 30, 2014

New England Road Trip - Kent, CT (Days 1-2)

When I decided I was going to plan a New England Road Trip, I wanted to find a quaint Connecticut town.  Back when the show Gilmore Girls was airing, I was a huge fan.  Actually, I still am a fan.  I could sit down and watch an entire season in one day.  The show always makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Part of the reason for that is because of the writing of Amy Sherman-Palladino, with her witty characters, such as Lorelei and Rory.  But the other reason is because of the picturesque setting of the fictional town Stars Hollow, and all of the quirky towns people that come along with the small Connecticut town with only one stop light, a book store, Kim’s Antiques, Luke’s Diner and of course the Dragon Fly Inn.

In my research, I found a real Connecticut inn that had the look and feel of what I was wanting, placed perfectly in a small Connecticut town. The Inn at Kent Falls was definitely pricy, but the website had me sold with its charm.  Was it really worth the money?  Probably not.  We wouldn’t go back again, if that’s what you are asking, but that’s simply because it is priced really high.  I have no regrets going for one night for one time in my life though.  It was a lovely little bed and breaskfast.  Breakfast was very mediocre, considering the high rates. The inn itself was just a large home converted to a B&B, but they did an excellent job with the interior design.  It had a very "Pottery Barn" feel to it.  We were the only guests there for our one night stay, so we had the whole place to ourselves.  The room was small, but the bathroom was to die for!  I loved that claw foot soaking tub with the old fireplace right beside it!

The town of Kent was small and quaint with only one stop light, making it a charming sleepy little New England town.  Kent Falls State Park was a five minute drive from the inn.  The park was small, with a lovely little trail leading to the top of the falls. The falls were a perfect place to sit with a picnic, enjoying food and conversation with the one you love.
Below is our itenerary for Kent, Ct. and a few pictures from that part of our trip.
Summer Vacation
New England Road Trip
Day 1
Sunday, June 16, 2013 
Leave the house at 4:00 a.m. (12 hrs. / 735 mi.)
             Breakfast and Lunch on the road
             Bathroom break around Scranton PA 
Stop at Alexis Diner for take-out at 4:00 p.m. ($20)
              5023 Rte. 9W. Newburgh, NY
Drive to The Inn at Kent Falls and check in at 5:30 p.m.
(1 hr. / 43 mi.)
                   Lake Suite - $350 a night
                   107 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent, CT 06757
Spend the evening enjoying the inn and the grounds

Summer Vacation
New England Road Trip
Day 2 Part 1
Monday, June 17, 2013
Breakfast at the Inn
Spend the morning enjoying the inn and grounds
Checkout around 10:00 a.m.
Pack a picnic and explore Kent Falls State Park
              462 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent CT 06757
              Free on the weekdays



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