​​​Bell Tower B&B

 COFFEE

...some of the details that have our guests returning to the Bell Tower B&B:

MIXED MEDIA FIXTURE IN FAMILY ROOM


  • Salvaged bronze Art Deco panels from a Canadian bank teller's station.

BRONZE GRATE IN FRONT ENTRY WAY


  • We pay attention to the quality of our ingredients. Your breakfast fruit serving? Almost certainly organic. Same for the coffee, the half and half, the butter and the flour.

NORTH GUEST ROOM VIEW

CURTAINS


  • Created by Ivoryton, Connecticut-based artists.


  • The best scone pans are made in the USA of cast iron by the Lodge Company, and they make delicious scones!

SCONE PAN


  • We love to support craftspeople through Etsy -- where we found this mirror which now hangs in the guest bathroom. It was created by mosaic artist Josh Hilzendeger in his Montana studio.

WOOL CARPET IN 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY


  • The stairway landing curtains, by Arts and Crafts designer Dard Hunter, probably designed the year the Bell Tower B&B was built -- 1910!

OUTDOOR GAMES

ORGANIC?

BIRD FEEDER


  • Bocci and badminton on our organic lawn.


  • The New York Times and our local newspaper await you on the breakfast table... and, yes, the table cloth is more than likely to be from April Cornell.


  • Designed for Pan Am Building renovation by Warren Platner, Architect.
  • Woven for the lobby on the then largest Axminster loom to accomodate pattern size.


  • Locally grown flowers are provided by our friends from Meadow Walk Farm, Cheshire. Their flowers add so much to our B&B, and we thank them.

NEWSPAPERS

  • Organic Coffee from Ashlawn Farm in Lyme, CT.
  • “There’s something exotic about buying coffees from plan­tations around the world; there’s something comforting in buying coffee from the farm down the road."


  • Choate Rosemary Hall's Seymour St. James Chapel...​   thus the name Bell Tower B&B!
  • Made by an Amish carpenter.
  • Stocked year-round.

FRESH FLOWERS

MIRROR