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Connecticut Bed and Breakfast for sale

This B&B Inn has desirable owner’s quarters, large common rooms, great restaurant choices, abundant Connecticut River Valley tourism and a solid business!

Connecticut Bed and Breakfast for sale

A classic New England B&B 2 hours from NYC and Boston!

The Riverwind Inn is located in the Connecticut River Valley town of Deep River, CT. Known for beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, colonial architecture and cultural attractions, the lower Connecticut River Valley is close to Long Island Sound and the I-95 corridor. The inn is comprised of an 1854 building with an historically designed 1987 addition. Riverwind Inn features 7 unique guest units, desirable owner’s quarters, multiple common rooms, lovely outdoor spaces and more!

Riverwind Inn is a solid bed and breakfast business. The inn is highly rated by travelers for delivering an outstanding experience (an example of the many great reviews: “Lots of great restaurants for every level of culinary tastes and plenty of funky and interesting spots to explore and enjoy. Great parks to hike and swim, all in a laid back bucolic setting that just invites you to slow down, relax and smile.”)

Maintenance is thoroughly up to date, with many recent improvements. The Connecticut River Valley, with its abundant attractions, is a strong, established destination. New owners are sure to prosper at this fine Connecticut bed and breakfast.

Situated along the Connecticut River and just 8 miles from Long Island Sound in southern Connecticut, the Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in one of the most scenic areas of the state.  Ocean beaches, hiking trails, kayaking and nature are right at hand, yet New York City and Boston are only 2 hours away (and I-95 is within a few minutes drive for easy access).

The Riverwind Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in quaint Deep River, nestled between Essex and Chester in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley. The original Federal Style house was built in 1854, with a seamless addition built in 1987. It has been operating as an inn since 1985. Initially a shipbuilding and quarrying town, Deep River became known because of the ivory trade. The growth of the piano industry led to a new use for this exotic and long-treasured substance and linked the area to Zanzibar.

The site of Deep River’s shipbuilding industry and the spot where ivory arrived in town, Deep River Landing is now a beautiful river park and the home of the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. Across from the landing, The Lace Factory, now a unique wedding venue was once a shipyard and docking facility. The Piano Works on Main Street, now a condominium complex, was once a factory that produced piano keys. The town’s deep connection with its past manifests in historic homes, buildings and a variety of attractions.

From 1840 to around 1940, the U.S. was the world’s largest buyer of ivory and most of that ivory went to Deep River. Deep River became “the queen of the valley” due to the wealth amassed from the ivory industry. A plaque and statue of an elephant outside Town Hall on Main Street acknowledges the role that the ivory trade played in the history of the region.

The inn is a ten-minute walk from the Connecticut River waterfront, with easy access for kayaking and sailing. Deep River is a charming, walkable town with restaurants, a pharmacy, a liquor store, a post office and a grocery store. Neighboring towns feature great restaurants, wineries, unique shops, galleries and farmers markets. Cultural attractions include the Goodspeed Opera House, the Katherine Hepburn Theatre, the Ivoryton Playhouse and the Florence Griswold Museum – all within 15 minutes of the inn.  It is truly a idyllic location to run a lovely B&B and in a town that says, “I want to live here!”

The owners enjoy a private living room (with an original fireplace), that connects to their master bedroom and bathroom. The suite has a private entrance and is on the first floor. An option for new owners is to make the large third floor suite (currently unused) into owner’s quarters and turn the first-floor suite into an income producing guest room (or do just the opposite- turn the third floor into a great rentable suite and keep the owners quarters in the current location).

For more information, contact: Eben Viens at 877-957-2360 or Marilyn Bushnell at 410-973-6938.

Business Type

  • Financially Viable


  • $500,000 to $1 Million


  • New England


  • 6 - 10 Rooms

Property Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Coastal Destination
  • Expanded Owners Quarters
  • Asking Price: $990,000
  • Property Type: Bed & Breakfast
  • Business Type: Financially Viable
  • Region: New England
  • Status: For Sale
  • Acreage: 0.45
  • Rooms: 7
  • Features: Coastal Destination, Expanded Owners Quarters
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Contact: Marilyn Bushnell / Eben Viens
  • Phone: 410-973-6938 / 877-957-2360
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