Innkeeper/owner Gail Beecher will be celebrating her 20 years of ownership in June 2014. Just the fifth owner to the homestead. Before the casinos made their presents in Ledyard the area was mainly rural. The homestead is located on route 164 in a section that has been determined to be scenic. The spot and nature of the homestead lent itself nicely to being a bed and breakfast.
Architectural features prove that the original house was a one and one-half story, and raised to have the present story built underneath. Hewn oak foundation timbers, very wide boards in attic and vertical planks in place of joists, with roughly split oak laths. Corner posts on the second floor have a much wider flare then those on the first floor.
There are several batten doors in the Weaving guest room, a fine front door and stairway. Early butterfly hinges may be seen in the Weaving room as well. Appearance of the kitchen fireplace would seen to indicate an earlier oven in the back and that the present oven was added later.
The house was built on a ledge, hence ledge in in the name. The earliest cellar was hewn from the stone, its walls built from stone cut from it and laid dry. It is only six and a half feet deep. The chimney base. twelve feet square is ledge built up to the required height with the same stone chinked dry.
The Roseledge Country Inn & Farm is located in the heart of the Mystic country. It’s a short ride from Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casino and a gorgeous country road cruise from Mystic. Join fellow bikers at the much-frequented Vannila Bean Cafe. Check out the Roseledge Country Inn & Farm’s three fireplace guest rooms all with in-room private baths and a home-cooked country breakfast! Motorcycle parking in a private lot.