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“Best hospitable and quaint accommodations in Connecticut, with pancakes to die for!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Captain Josiah Cowles Place
Ranked #1 of 1 Plantsville B&B and Inns
GreenLeadersBronze level
2 reviews
“Best hospitable and quaint accommodations in Connecticut, with pancakes to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Gracious hosts at a delightfully relaxing B&B. I highly recommend it if u are looking for quaint New England hospitality. Very clean, quiet, and super comfy beds. Absolutely the best pancakes I've ever had with enjoyable morning conversation. Not too many great spots to stay in this area of Connecticut unless you are fine with Motel 6-like places, so I would put this unique place on your list of must-stays!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rojek-Maginnis
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

I want to start by saying that I never write reviews but I would be doing Captain Josiah Cowley’s Place an injustice if I didn’t. This B & B is OUTSTANDING to say the least. The place is conveniently located next to the highway and easy to get to (which has no impact on how quiet and serene the nights were).The rooms are spacious, very clean, air conditioned, furnished with a large flat screen television, and very cozy. The bathrooms have the amenities you need and are very clean as well. However, what makes this B & B stand out are the hosts – Dave and Mary.
In many hotels and B & B’s, you sometimes get the sense that the hospitality received is only because you are paying customers. In this B & B, you never feel that way. Instead, you feel like one of the family by the time you leave. Dave and Mary are absolutely wonderful and caring hosts. They sincerely take an interest in you and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and taken care of. They provide you with a great room and the little extras here and there during your stay which have already been mentioned in other reviews, including letting us borrow a cooler for the day. The homemade breakfasts are nothing short of delicious and very satisfying (I never left feeling hungry). I don’t know what else to say but, “Thank you, Dave and Mary, for your warmth and hospitality during our 3 night stay. It was a pleasure to meet and reside at your establishment. If we happen to be traveling to anywhere in your area (which will most likely happen again), you will be the first and only ones we reserve a room with.” Highly recommended without a doubt.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jason223
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Williamsburg, VA
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Lovely 1730 frame house with large yard that includes maple-trees the owners tap for the syrup to pour on Dave's delicious pancakes. We had spacious room and bath upstairs, but narrow stairway for carrying luggage. Owners very kind and helpful, recommending restaurants and sights plus giving us a card for free appetizer or dessert at Anthony Jack's in Southington. Dave and Mary served wonderful breakfasts (including fresh fruit and yogurt plus hot dishes, all homemade). They also left homebaked chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies in afternoon for a snack. Common room with Keurig coffee maker plus guest refrigerator and microwave with adjoining deck overlooking shady backyard. Close to highway but rural atmosphere with Southington the closest town.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sweet_2th
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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

My wife, daughter, and I stayed at this B & B in the beginning of June for several days. The historic home has a great appeal and is decorated very appropriately. Mary and Dave made sure we had everything we needed. The location is great, allowing quick access to restaurants, attractions, and the major highways. We would recommend this B & B to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CTTravelers4895
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Arlington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights at Captain Josiah Cowles Place. Mary and Dave are perfect hosts, making great recommendations for sightseeing and dining. The house is historic, of course, but also quite welcoming. The area has lots of attractions and the B&B, just two minutes from the freeway exits, is close to Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and other spots in central Connecticut. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Virginiatravelerstwo
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SouthingtonBB, Owner at Captain Josiah Cowles Place, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We love our guests and hope to make their stay a happy one!
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Captain Joshua Cowles Place was the ideal place for us to stay over on our trip from Boston to Pittsburgh. Mary and David Potter were very gracious hosts and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The large room and the bath were spotlessly clean well equipped.
The breakfast was a treat, too.
We will make sure to plan our next trip to include a stop at the Potter's.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

I recently stayed at Dave & Mary's charming B & B - and it couldn't have been lovelier! The room was large and comfy with every amenity. Dave & Mary were wonderful and charming - and made us a fabulous breakfast of pancakes and homemade maple syrup! I wish I had found them sooner, as my son lived in the area. I will Definitely be back! Absolutely top-rate!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 0924Karen
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Property: Captain Josiah Cowles Place
Address: 184 Marion Ave, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-1404
Region: United States > Connecticut > Southington > Plantsville
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Plantsville
Hotel Class:3 star — Captain Josiah Cowles Place 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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