Old Riverton Inn 436 EAST RIVER ROAD, RIVERTON, CT.
Rich history, tremendous value, and a one of a kind opportunity! The historic Old Riverton Inn, serving the public since 1796, is seeking someone with the energy and imagination to carry it forward in its third century of continuous operation. Overlooking the Farmington River and the world-class fishing it offers, and minutes from People's State Forest and all of the recreation of the Litchfield Hills, there is a distinct feeling of being able to enjoy a bit of Vermont without leaving Connecticut.
Having run the Inn full time since 1979, the owners have scaled back the restaurant operation in recent years to pursue a career in real estate, while continuing to run a B & B with 12 guest rooms. All furnishings, fixtures, and equipment remain to resume operating the 120 seat restaurant, tavern, and terrace room.
This New England landmark is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If the walls could talk they might tell tales of the early days when the Inn was known as Ive's Tavern, a welcome sight on the old Albany to Hartford Post Road. They might mention the many restorations and expansions through the years, and certainly, they would speak about the growth of furniture making in Riverton, where the famous Hitchcock chairs were produced for over a century. A favorite story would tell of Harper Lee's many visits because she so enjoyed the area as a place to write.
Whether as a full-service Inn and function facility, a fishing lodge, a corporate retreat, or perhaps fulfilling a different vision that you might have, the Old Riverton Inn is ready for that next generation of memory making and story telling. Come see for yourself!