November 30, 2023
The Riverwind Inn & The Sunnyside Inn

The Riverwind Inn & The Sunnyside Inn

The Riverwind Inn

Nestled in the scenic lower Connecticut River valley is The Riverwind Inn. Even before stepping inside you will feel like you have stepped into our colonial past. From its wrap around porch to the vine covered railings you almost expect to see the emergence of the original patriots. Let’s step inside to see what our gracious hosts have to offer us.

Ascending the stairs to the third floor we come to the aptly named Moonlit Suite. With a queen sized bed there is also a full sized bed in an alcove for that occasional additional guest. There is even a sitting room and a double Jacuzzi to add to the comforts. With its mahogany four-poster bed and colonial furnishings the Champagne and Roses suite is ideal for the romantic side.

If your tastes run towards the classics, then Zelda’s room is truly taken from The Great Gatsby. This two-room suite features a brass queen sized bed. The d├ęcor of rose hearts within a field of blue is found in the Hearts and Flowers suite and is complete with the four-poster bed. Echoing our puritan beginnings, twin four-poster double beds accent the Quilt room.

On the first floor we find the Willow Room with its white iron and brass queen sized bed. Truly American is the Smithfield Suite with its red, white and blue quilt on the high converted rope double bed. With wallpaper by Raymond Waites and a collection of cottage country pine, the Harlow Suite is simple elegance. The headboard of the queen-sized bed has painted panel insets that echo the graceful floral motif of each corner of the room.

The Riverwind Inn provides a full complimentary country breakfast to jump start your day of shopping and sightseeing. Located amid some of the most historic parts of New England, the shops abound in the many small villages of the area. There is also some very excellent theater nearby.

The Sunnyside Inn

The tiny town of Yakima, Washington, is home to The Sunnyside Inn. The Sunnyside Inn Bed & Breakfast at the Fordyce House was built in 1919 by Dr. W.E. Fordyce and his wife Ruth Waite Fordyce to serve as his office and residence. Today, after extensive renovation, the Fordyce House continues its history of service entertaining guests, making tired travelers at ease and titillating the palates of guests with many Yakima Valley specialties.

The mixture of sunshine, irrigation water and rich volcanic dust has seen Sunnyside and the vicinity about it turn into the “Fruit Bowl of the Nation” in the production of agricultural foodstuffs. The excellence, amount, volume, taste and color are unequaled.

Each of the thirteen rooms is attractively decorated in a warm country manner; and each and every one has its own private bath along with color television, phone, and daily maid service. Eight of the rooms feature double occupancy with Jacuzzi bathtubs and are a grand place to sit back, unwind and chill out following your day of fun in the sun. The Lola room features the original fittings from this historical 1919 home.

In the morning you will discover a full country breakfast served in the dining area, which includes muffins, pastries and fresh specialties chosen from the plentiful harvest of the Yakima Valley. Take pleasure in things hot off the griddle such as ham, bacon or sausage.

The Sunnyside Inn Bed and Breakfast is located where you can easily visit famous area wineries, farms, orchards and historical sites and experience small town eastern Washington life. There is much to see and do in the valley and you may want to stay longer than originally planned: with nearby golf, tennis, fishing, shopping and so much more to do, you will definitely be find small town living boring.