Comments below are selected from the Guest Books in our greeting area.
(Although our guests have continued to make wonderful entries into our Guestbook, we have been not been keeping this page current. We will try to do better. The comments are greatly appreciated, but with Ed's new position as First Selectman of Southbury, he has not had the time to keep this page current.)
Some of our guests have taken the opportunity to use their own blogs to write about us. We love to see that use of technology. Click here for a recent one from February 2011.
We came here to celebrate my 29th birthday and had an amazing visit! The home is beautiful and the town is charming. Thank you for making our stay as warm and welcoming as could be.
Jolette and Johnny, June 2012
We are here to celebrate Father’s Day weekend. The inn is superb. The house has a fascinating history and is set on a beautiful property. We loved the Gables for our family and young daughter. The bed was comfortable with luxurious sheets. Our hosts were kind, welcoming and informative about the local interests. We look forward to returning soon.
Krystn, June 2012
What a wonderful place you have here. I wish we were staying longer (maybe next time). Do not change a thing as this is by far in my top 5 B & B’s. Thank+ you very much.
Love ambiance – enjoyed our stay very much. Cozy room with very comfortable bed. Great food, especially the fresh fruit and home backed scones! Thank you.
(couldn’t read name) New York, May 2012
Thank you for making our Mother’s Day excursion so special. One of the best B & B experiences we have had – you made us feel right at home.
Lori and Lynda, Massachusetts
As newcomers to Woodbury it was such a delight to discover your wonderful home and learn so much about local history, life and attractions. We look forward to being near neighbors! Thank you for a delightful stay!
Caroline and Anne, Woodbury Connecticut
What a wonderful find! Beautiful room, beautiful setting, wonderful hosts. We were in the area for an AMC hike in Kent and needed a bed and breakfast for the night. This was absolutely perfect!
Mary and Art, Hamden CT
We knew from the moment we discovered your website that it was a good fit for our fore-some because of your name, “Cornucopia”. The entire experience here – good food; friendly, interesting innkeepers; beautiful ambiance; surprisingly varied discoveries nearby – was serendipity! Thank you so much!
Joyce, Nancy, Mary, and Dee, March 2012
Love, love, love your place! You two are so welcoming and the care and pride you have in your B & B/ home comes through in everything.
Sarah, Coupeville Washington
Thank you for a wonderful stay – a comfortable and cozy room, warm hospitality and delicious food. What a wonderful way to spend our wedding anniversary. The husband will get lots of points for this surprise (you two definitely get partial credit, too)! We hope you much success and happiness as you continue to welcome people into your lovely home.
Mawk and July, January 2012
Thank you very much for the beautiful stay, the excellent breakfast (pumpkin waffles) and the cozy room. I will definitely come back again!
Irene, Italy, November 2011
I was feeling a little “down” after leaving our son in Manhattan. We arrived here and were welcomed by Christine and taken to our delightful, comfortable room, where we slept like logs in soft sheets. We have had a beautiful weekend and explored the area, so beautiful. We very much enjoyed talking to both Christine and Ed who are wonderful hosts. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful. Breakfasts have been delicious. I loved looking at the photo albums. Thank you both for a short but sweet stay.
Joaquin and Sheile, San Autonio Texas, October 2011
We have really enjoyed our stay with you. Arriving jet lagged and travel weary we received a lovely welcome and felt at home immediately. The accommodation is beautiful and historic and the beds are very comfy. The boys loved the hammock (not sure the hammock loved them) and running off excess energy in the back garden and pool. Fab – all we needed and more.
Frankie, Jason, Natty, Ethan, and Will, Brighouse, West Yorkshire UK August 2011
Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality! From the amazing breakfasts, to the thoughtful conversations we enjoyed every minute of our stay at Cornucopia. We’ll be back, but until then be well and best of luck for the rest of the season.
Ian and Kimberly August 2011
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful Cornucopia – the house is both historic and welcoming and so comfortable. We felt we were staying with friends – as we rushed about to organize and hang an exhibition of my paintings at the Roxbury Library. Ed jumped in when we needed a hand and Christine was incredibly supportive. And the breakfasts – home backed scones, blueberry pancakes and heaps of fruit – this was a very special stay for us. Thank you!
Risa and Doug, NYC August 2011
Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality. Staying in your lovely home felt like being with family in all the best sense of that experience. I will definitely be back and recommend more of our Taft family stay with you as well..
Colleen, Jakarta, Indonesia; February 2011
Thanks so much for the "Northern" hospitality. We will be back. Accommodations are first rate. Can't wait to see the grounds after the spring thaw. (Innkeeper's note: NEITHER CAN WE!)
Keith and Laura, McLean, VA - February 2011
What a wonderful weekend! We enjoyed every minute - you thought of everything and we wanted fo rnothing. We felt so comfortable, welcomed and relaxed. We will b back. Thank you for making this such a wonderful 10th Anniversary.
Laurel and Chris, Wethersfield, CT; January 2011
Tom and I had a most stimulating and gratifying stay at your inn. It was so much fun getting to know you and the fascinating little town. Of course, the breakfast was great and our bed was heavenly. You pay attention to to every detail in your inn, which means a lot to us (well, me especially).
Christine and Tom,New Britain, CT April 2010
Thank you for the excellent stay. It was very relaxig and for our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast, you truly set a high bar by which all future B&B visits shall be measured. We had a fabulous stay and cannot thank you for your warm hospitality.
Susan and Jay, April, 2010
Thank you for your hospitality. EVerything was wonderful: the rooms, the food, the company. We loved hearing all of the stories about the local area. You helped me find the perfect place to paint.
Stephan, Allison and Don
All that Shawn and Amy told us about this lovely b and b was true. While we were only here one evening, we loved everything about it! Thanks for the hospitality.
Bev and Greg, Trenton, NJ
You helped make our wedding weekend a lovely experience.
Sharron and peter, May 2010
This is the house for a perfect weekend to enjo the excellent breakfast, the entertaining conversation, and the charming atmospher of the house and gardens. What a lovely Easter Sunday,
Kluas and Patricia, Boson, April 2010
It's not just becaue the accommodations are wonderful (because they are)...
It's not just because the food is fabulous(because it is)...
It's not just because of your recommendations for dining/shopping/points of interest (which always seems to be the best)...
It's the feeling that you are just having a glass of wine with some old friends you haven't seen in a while (because you are). Love,
Claudia and Lou, 1/10/10 (3rd time they have been at the Cornucopia at Oldfield)
Thank you for sharing your most gracious home with us, we felt a part of your family and the warmth of your kindness will always be a special part of our memories here in Southbury. I'm glad our first B&B experience was here.
Nancy and Rick, New Mexico, December 2009
Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, from the moment we arrived we felt warm and invited. This is definitely a place we will return to and celebrate many more joyous holiday seasons.
Barbara and Joel, December 2009
f these walls could speak, I would hear resounding thank yous for the care you have taken to preserve and respect the years of laughter and love of the Moseley's and all who have walked these floors. Your hospitality is surpassed by none in our experience with B&B's.
Kathy and Mike, November 2009
We loved our wonderful two-day stay at Cornucopia; wish it could have been longer. Christine and Ed's warmth and welcoming manner make this the best B&B experience we have ever had. Thank you so much.
Andy and Joan, October 2009
Thank you so much for a wonderful long weekend of hiking, leef-peeping and wineries. Two years in a row your B&B has been a much needed, relaxing retreat for us. Breakfast was fantastic & the conversation was nice. Can't wait to come back!
Amy and Shawn, October 2009
What a huge blessing this has been for us. We have needed a quiet time away and this was perfect! We felt totally pampered! Thank you for everything!
RIch and Kim, October 2009
Thank you for a lovely two days. The breakfasts were "to die for"! Great place, great conversations. We have really "chilled out". We love your home.
Judith and Geoff, UK, September 2009
This was just a piece of Heaven on Earth - nothing less. I wish I could have been here to enjoy it more!
Kris, South Carolina, September 2009
Thank you for your warm hospitality. You operate a wonderful bed and breakfast. We have been to many and Cornucopia is right at the top! Just goes to show - - you don't have to go far to have a delightful experience!
Jan and Mark, September 2009
Beautiful home! Homey and Relaxing, for people who do not have time to relax! Christine and Ed - Thank you for the wonderful weekend. If you want to be spoiled, this is the place! Definitely a place to come and relax and feel at ease. Even the talks were great. Thank you.
Lisa and Kathy, August 2009
So great to encounter people who genuinely enjoy people, good food, hard work and extend such warm hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to spend time here again.
John and Kim, August 2009
The most perfect B&B. Warm hospitality, great company, comfie home, beautiful pool and surroundings, great bird shows, delicious food, but most importantly lovely people - Christine and Ed! Thank you for a home away from home!
Stephanie and Sophie, WV and NJ, August 2009
As a professional traveler, its quite nice to stray from the sterile, boxed environment of the chain hotels. This B&B satisfied all the comfort, calm and relaxing needs fo the weary. The food is superb, the host Christine is precious and the SHEETS - dreamy. I will return.
Beth, Texas, August 2009
Fantastic stay. Really enjoyed the room and the downstairs area. Great Breakfast. Good News Cafe was a big surprise - world class French restaurant in Woodbury - who would have thought! Thank you.
Paul and Rieko, Tokyo, Japan - August 2009
Thank you so much for a most delightful time! Everything was perfect - from the room amenities and the pool, to the delicious breakfast and the wonderufl conversations with Christine and Ed and guests! We will be back! Warmly, Diane and David, July 2009
Than you very much for a wonderful overnight. We had a fabulous time! Enjoyed the pool, the hospitality, the breakfast and the company. Hope to see you next summer.
The Girls: Kathleen, Tara, Connie, Karen, Debbie and Laura
Thank you for your hospitality. It was a real treat for all of us. The breakfast was outstanding. Thank you for the tour and bit of history.
Wendy and Paul, July 2009
What a wonderful way to spend a weekend in New
England. The bed, the food, the wildlife in the
garden and especially the hosts were fantastic.
Thanks Christine and Ed.
Shirley and Don,
Thank you for a wonderful way to make our first
wedding anniversary special. Your hospitality is
wonderful and we truly enjoyed the beautiful
historic atmosphere. Everything was perfect.
Joan and Gary,
A poem from one of our guests:
The Cornucopia B&B
A perfect place to see
And warm conviviality.
The Gable room was very cozy
And easy to be dozee
Breakfast - a real treat
More than enough to eat
We enjoyed our staff
And Will be back another day.
Lydia and Paul, Newtown, PA
You and your absolutely beautiful bed and
breakfast were both a godsend. This really has
been a very special part of my trip here... this
time and next time as well.
Iva, Los Angeles, CA
Your home is a jewel! Thank you for the wonderful
respite on our travels. What good fortune to have
Mark and Diane,
This was a wonderful place to stop on our way to
Maine. Anna and Ellie enjoyed the pool and the
yummy ice cream (Rich's of Oxford). We will be
Virginia Beach, VA
Merci beaucoup pour votre hospitalite et votre
excellent petit dejeuner!
Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. Loved
the great breakfasts esp. the healthy pancakes and
the frittata and the conversations. The gardens
and house are great. I'll be back.
We have stayed at many B&B's & inns and without a
doubt this has been one of our favorites. Your
warmth and hospitality made this a wonderful
experience. Your house and grounds are beautiful.
You have thought of everything! Thanks for
everything). See you
Susan and Rob,
Our third visit and as wonderful as always. We
cherish our time with you. Our annual
reintegration of our children from camp to
civilization has become a looked-forward to family
Jan, David, Molly, Eliza;
An original poem from one of our guests - John,
Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais, France January 2008
What is man and what is power?
All things pass away
The flutes are sprung, the harps unstrung
The songs of old are long unsung,
They had their day.
What are glory and loveliness?
All things pass away
The shattered lute falls to the floor,
The star of love is no more.
They had their day.
Now the jade terraces are still.
The Autumn mists are drifting chill.
Cold and casual the moonlight falls
Into the long-deserted halls.
Those that loved and reveled must
Long ago have fallen to dust.
here is what his wife, Terry had to say: The taste, the
warmth, the creativity - and I'm not just
talking about the food but also the house and
especially the hosts. Thank you for all of the
This has been a fabulous three days! The great
accommodations are surpassed only by your
hospitality. WE feel like you are old friends.
Mary and Jeff,
August 15, 2006
We are delighted to find this wonderful rest on
our flying journey! Thanks to Ed for rescuing us
at the airport - we're only sorry to have missed
Christine. The house is beautiful, furnishings are
lovely and I appreciate all of the extra touches
Sharon and Don (who were completing their goal of
landing their airplane in every state in the
August 5, 2006
We are already planning another visit... We also
wanted to compliment you on your cooking. We know
you joked that Christine's meals were better, but
you (Ed) did an exceptional job on your own.
Thanks again for all your kindness, time and care.
It was nice to not only have nice accommodation,
but to get to know you as well...
Jared and Crystal
Ohio. soon to be Tennessee
August 3, 2006
Would you consider adopting us? We would love to
live under your tender, loving care.
This has been wonderful. The bed was very
comfortable, breakfast was always a real treat and
your hospitality was greatly appreciated. We hope
to stop by and say HI when we are in the area
again. Thanks for making our visit so great..
Harold and Jan
July 5, 2006
What great hosts! Enthusiasm and smarts in
running a charming inn. Kudos to you.
P.S. Breakfast was great and the bed divine. We
slept like logs.
Paulette and Mark
July 2, 2006
Staying at the Cornucopia for phase II of TES
training made a really good week absolutely
June 23, 2006
Your inn is special. If I had more time I would be
more poetic. Simply put ... nothing disappoints
at the Cornucopia! All details are smashing.
Micah and Rebecca
June 18, 2006
We had a wonderful time here with you. You
thought of everything for your guests. The food
was fabulous! Ed - your travel recommendations
were perfect! We enjoyed our conversations and
were so surprised to learn about the Wallace
Thanks for everything.
Helen and Tom,
June 9, 2006
We had a wonderful visit at your lovely home! It
was relaxing and rejuvenating time - we enjoyed
your company very much, and the beautiful room you
gave us. It will be a birthday I won't forget.
Thank you so much - we will surely be back
sometime and pass along the word to friends of the
lovely spot in Southbury, CT
Thanks for everything.
Helen and Tom,
June 9, 2006
It has been a pleasure staying with you over the
years. I always look forward to coming back,
whether with my Mom or my Husband. Every stay has
been memorable, thanks to your warm hospitality,
interesting conversation and yummy food!
Hope to see you soon.
New York, New York
June 4, 2006
This is truly a wonderful home. WE felt so
welcomed and we were cared for extremely well.
The room was wonderful. The robes were great. WE
are already planning our trip back for a longer
Clint and Lacy,
Las Vegas, NV
May 22, 2006
What wonderful accommodations! We felt right at
home only better. Thanks for the great food,
comfy bed and all the info from Ed. Hope to be
back in the future.
Warren and Ann,
South Euclia, OH
May 21, 2006
What a great find! Thanks for being such gracious
hosts! We loved the room, the breakfast and most
of all the warm hospitality. Expect to see some
more Tafties soon.
Veena and Nathan,
May 15, 2006
Thank you so much for everything - the room,
bottle of wine, breakfast & knowledge of the area.
Your Bed and Breakfast is absolutely lovely, we
could have sat on the balcony enjoying the view
forever; it's so peaceful here! We will
definitely be back.
Jennifer and Christopher
May 1, 2006
Cornucopia is everything we had hoped it would be,
very comfortable, tastefully decorated, a fabulous
breakfast and above all, both of you are gracious,
Since our main reason for being here was to attend
Grandparents day at Taft, your location and
proximity to the school is excellent.
It is a great pleasure and an honor to meet both
Arthur & Natalia
April 11, 2006
Mary and I have stayed at many inns but we have
never enjoyed the whole experience more than at
your inn. Each breakfast was delicious, the room
was very comfortable and you made us feel like
part of the family. We hope it won't be long
before we return to the Cornucopia.
Bill and Mary,
March 31, 2006
Thank you so much for the most comfortable stay we
have had in a very long time!! We just loved your
home and equally important, your hospitality and
look forward to visit you again in warmer weather.
New York City, NY
Thank you for a very relaxed evening and wonderful
breakfast. The rain poured but your home is
filled with sunshine.
San Diego, CA
Thank you for a great girls weekend! Your inn is
so lovely and the food was delicious. You were
very generous and helpful to plan all our
activities to make it the perfect weekend for
Jacqui, Elizabeth; Robin, Heather, Pella
Dear Fred (our Yorkshire Terrier who was with us for the first two years of innkeeping), If your keepers treat you with at
least one quarter of the attention and care they
treat their guests with, you are one lucky dog!
Our five night stay was magnificent. Beautiful
Rick, Becky and Regina,
Your warmth and your kindness are overwhelming.
I'm very grateful to know you both. Please stay
Karen and Bob
Not the location; which was beautiful.
Not the lodging; which was wonderful.
Not the food; which was outstanding.
But Ed and Christine, who were all of the above
What an amazing 2-day escape. Your hospitality,
with attention to every detail was warm and
efficient. We particularly enjoyed our chats but
the rest: exquisitely furnished home, inviting
pool, and beautifully kept grounds made our visit
so memorable that we both shall return with our
Thank you so much,
Amy and Sandy
August 24, 2005
From now on, any B&B will be a measured as %cp*
Marc, Marie-Anne, Guillome, Claire, Paris France
* %cp = Percent of Cornucopia at Oldfield
Thank you for a very relaxing time! We had a
great time in the pool. The bath salts were
amazing;and story time at breakfast was very
amusing. Hope we will be able to come again and
share some more stories.
Devon and John
Great place, great people, great food, great
hammock. We'll be back. Thank you!
Mark (NYC) and Phyllis (Los Angeles)
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Our
room was so lovely and the bed, super comfortable.
Breakfast each morning was a real treat. This is
by far the most quaint and charming bed and
breakfast we have ever been to!
Heinz & Becky and Cameron, Nassau, Bahamas
Absolutely beautiful. Our stay has been
fantastic. We are captivated by your B&B and
indeed the whole area.
We will be back.
Jim and Judy, Little Rock, Arkansas
Our stay with you was just beautiful - surpassing
all our expectations. Our bedroom suite was so
spacious and comfortable. Thank you for paying
attention to all the little details that make with
you a 5 star experience.
Thank you for my healthy breakfasts, and for all
the ideas and help with excursions and dinner
plans, etc., etc.
It was simply delightful staying with you. I want
to come back in the fall - to visit you, that
wonderful bed - and see the changing colors.
Pam, Houston, Texas
July 20, 2005
Thanks for a great time, Christine and Ed. We
were so relaxed here in your beautiful home. The
pool was refreshing for t he body , the gardens
refreshing for the soul.
Dan and Lou, New Jersey
We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at the
"Oldfield" house, Cornucopia and seeing the
wonderful, historical surroundings of Connecticut.
Thank you, Ed and Christine for making our stay
in your lovely home so special.
Ronnie and Genny Schild, South Africa
29th June 2005
It was one of the best days of our trip to US!!
Nice to meet Cornell Alumni friends in CT. Many
thanks for your great hospitality at Cornucopia.
Look forward to another opportunity to meet in the
Mihoko and Koei Ambe, Japan
June 15, 2005
Although our time at "Cornucopia" was brief, it
was the perfect place in a wonderful setting for a
special family time. The location was so
convenient together the four kids together for
our only opportunity to reunion for six months.
We will always treasure our time at Cornucopia.
The Hunt Family (Dennis, Linda, Jessica,
Nathaniel, Nickolas, Joseph)
June 10, 2005
Thank you so much for all your hospitality! What a
wonderful home, comfortable beds and delicious
food. We will recommend you and will return -
maybe to share our joint anniversary again.☺Thank
Cheryl and Harry Duffy
May 15, 2005
We loved your beautiful house. It has been a
pleasure to be here. I can't imagine more
thoughtful and attentive hosts. We loved the
breakfasts and the terrific beds. We will
certainly come again.
P.S. the chocolate covered strawberries were
Zelda Boyd and Dick Frieden
April 30, 2005
Thank you both for a particularly lovely time - we
enjoyed our stay with you so much. Look forward to
our next stay.
Mary and Dick Wessel
April 17, 2005
We cannot thank you both for all you did for us
last weekend. We all felt thoroughly spoiled and
enjoyed the hospitality which could not have been
better. Everyone is waiting for me to announce the
date of our next retreat.
Laure Manette, Fredericksburg, VA
April 14, 2002
Your accommodations on such short notice to create
such a special night "Our Wedding Night" were
above and beyond our wildest hopes or dreams! The
parlor was beautiful for our wedding! The flowers
so gorgeous! Everywhere you looked so welcoming
and beautiful. The romantic dinner after was
phenomenal - The Best Dinner I have ever had in my
whole life - honest..
Mrs. Todd Colitti
February 27, 2005
We have so enjoyed our stay here! What a nice
retreat to relax and recharge. Your hospitality
is greatly appreciated. You've created such a
warm and welcoming home. We wish you luck.
David and Paulette Patrick
February 19, 2005
Thanks for a fabulous weekend. You were both very
generous. We enjoyed our stay and would
definitely come back again.
Sal and Lisa
December 5, 2004
What a magnificent weekend!!! The B&B
accommodations couldn't be lovelier. We
thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you and plan on
making this our regular stop on our trips from
Dorit and Avi Reichental, South Carolina
January 16, 2005
We had a wonderful weekend at the Cornucopia! The
rooms were beautifully decorated, the food was
delicious, and Christine and Ed made us feel at
home! And...it was just a short trip from NYC. We
look forward to many future visits. Thank you.
Rebecca, Steve, and Hannah Wilks
New York City, NY USA - Wednesday, December 01,
We had a wonderful time at the Cornucopia at
Oldfield. The room was beautifully decorated with
lots of light coming in from the windows and the
fireplace made it feel so cozy and warm. The bed
was as if you were sleeping on clouds. I sat out
on the private balcony one day watching my son and
my husband playing in the falling leaves and just
enjoying the wonderful view. The food was
delicious every morning, and I especially loved
having fresh fruit each morning with my breakfast.
The keeping room has a big fireplace and we looked
forward to sitting by the fire with a cup of hot
tea. The innkeepers are warm and welcoming. They
made us feel like part of the family. They were so
accommodating to our needs and wants. They gave us
great information about what to do and where to
eat. We also took a drive around the area and
stopped by a Christmas Tree farm that was just
down the street. Our visit to Southbury was one of
the best vacations we have ever had and we will be
returning again next year.
Tina, Edward and Nathaniel, Paget, Bermuda, November, 2004.