April 04, 2016
Bishopsgate Inn’s Kagel family reflects on 2 decades of owning Connecticut’s favorite bed & breakfast, 50 years of marriage and a lifetime of local community.
EAST HADDAM, CT - 04 /04 /2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- “Heavenly!” “Luxurious!” “Not to be missed.” These are just a few of the most used phrases you’ll hear when visitors describe their stay at Bishopsgate Inn, a shining beacon of old world hospitality in East Haddam’s thriving bed and breakfast industry.
Built by a local merchant and shipwright in 1818, the colonial style house at Bishopsgate Inn has been a B&B for 30 plus years now. Owned and operated by the Kagel family for the last 20, Colin and Jane took over the Inn in 1995- updating the B&B with a brand new menu, furniture and amenities. Each room has been carefully designed to reflect the charms of Historic New England and personalized with Kagel family heirloom furnishings and art that was hand-selected by Jane. Initially a retirement project, restoring the establishment was a true labor of love and that commitment to authenticity is reflected in its simply elegant atmosphere.
This month, the Kagel’s will be celebrating 20 years of delighting travelers as the proprietors of Bishopsgate Inn. Almost 70% of guests are returning visitors whose yearly retreat to Connecticut is incomplete without a stay at the popular B&B. In fact, Bishopsgate’s unmatched hospitality is ranked so high amongst area visitors that it has been said: “if you’ve been to Connecticut but haven’t stayed at Bishopsgate Inn – you haven’t really been to Connecticut.”
In a world of online bookings and DIY trip planning, it’s the Kagel’s highly personal touch to their customer’s visit that has ensured their success. From a guest’s first phone call to their final checkout, each family member has a hand in making sure that guests have their best possible vacation experience. Lisa, Jane and Sam are proud to be your personal New England concierge, not only providing you with a list of the surrounding area’s attractions that are delightfully relevant to your interests but also procuring that perfect dining reservation. If you’re a biking enthusiast, Colin Jr. and Noah are avid cyclists and will be happy to recommend trails that match your skills and abilities. Let’s not forget about the food. Freshly prepared by Jane and Lisa each day, guests enjoy 4 star breakfasts every morning & freshly baked cookies at bedtime. In the words of Colin Kagel: “We do everything in our power to make sure our guests get nothing but wonderful and want nothing more than to return as soon as possible.”
Two decades of delighted patrons is proof that they are succeeding. Incidentally, Colin & Jane will also be celebrating 50 years of marriage shortly. Our most sincere congratulations to the Kagels on their golden anniversary as well as twenty years of crafting an Inn that is well worth keeping.
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