Meet the Owner

My name is Sherice Levan-Bennett and I am excited to be the proud new owner of the Royal Coachman Tavern and the historic Old Riverton Inn. Having grown up in the small town of East Hartland, just a few short miles from the inn, I developed a deep appreciation for the sense of community that comes with bringing people together.

I worked for several years in the restaurant industry before deciding to spend time at home raising my 3 children and volunteering for community sports and events. I then transitioned to working at the Hartland School, where I enjoyed my time for the last 12 years. I chose to end my career, and while it’s bittersweet, it was time to pursue my passion in hospitality.

At the Royal Coachman and Old Riverton Inn we’re dedicated to offering a warm and inviting atmosphere for you and your family. We cherish the bonds that have already formed here and are committed to maintaining those and many more. Whether you are here for a relaxing stay in one of our 10 rooms or just a delightful meal, we strive to provide great service and to help create memories that will last a lifetime.

Thank you for choosing the Royal Coachman Tavern and the Old Riverton Inn!


Our Guest Rooms

The Old Riverton Inn has 10 *non-smoking guest rooms that brim with antique charm overlooking the Riverton Village and Farmington River.

The Village Hall

Our grand meeting hall has a 100 person seating capacity. Perfect for wedding receptions, family reunions and corporare functions.

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*A cleaning fee of $200 will be charged to any room found in violation of the non-smoking/vaping room policy.
*All overnight guests must be 21 years of age or older unless prior management approval has been authorized.

The Old Riverton Inn

Overlooking the west branch of the Farmington River, this New England landmark is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If the walls could talk they might tell tales of the early days when the Inn was known as Ive’s Tavern, a welcome sight on the old Albany to Hartford Post Road.  They might mention the many restorations and expansions through the years, and certainly, they would speak about the growth of furniture making in Riverton, where the famous Hitchcock chairs were produced for over a century.  A favorite story would tell of Harper Lee’s many visits because she so enjoyed the area as a place to write. There were several rival stage companies in operation between New Hartford and Riverton. Each stage driver stopped at his favorite inn, where he received special favors in return for bringing his passenger to that tavern.

What People are Saying!

This is such a charming Inn!!! I love how well kept and maintained the place is despite being built in the late 1700s. The inn keepers were very hospitable and sweet and treated us so well. They even gave my two dogs some baked doggie goods as a welcome!! I couldn’t say enough how much I enjoyed my stay.

Robbie T.

My wife and I recently stayed at the Inn for a week. Clean, quiet, quaint, and really charming. The new owners are fabulous and really care about what they are doing. This wonderful property is getting some fresh TLC!

A must visit.

Dave K.

This is a wonderful place to stay. Loved my time here! The new owners are the best!! The breakfasts are to die for, they are so good. It’s great to see this magical place come to life. Really enjoyed Christmas in Riverton and the roll the Old Riverton Inn played in it. Thanks Dana and Adam for all you do!! I also fell in love with Sadie!

Linda S.

 I had stayed there a few years ago and loved the Inn! I just stayed recently and still love the Inn and new owners. The hospitality, charm, and rooms are terrific.

I’m also excited to see the Inn updated and the opening of the Royal Coachmen.

This place is a wonderful gem, I look forward to staying there again soon!

Bob S.

The Inn

Check in 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Check out 11:00am

($25 charge for early or late check in)

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The Tavern

Mon/Tue: Closed
Wed/Thu:  4:00 - 8:00pm
Fri/Sat: Noon - 9:00pm 
Sun:  Noon - 7:00pm

Open For Dine In & Takeout

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436 East River Rd
Riverton, CT 06065