From the series 6am – June 12, 2011. Cornfield Point, Saybrook, CT
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Hi Terry, I remember you and your sister well. I laughed when I saw the “Cornteens” comment. I had forgotten that. Unlike my brother Brian and Pat , I mostly hung with the townies, so I didn’t know you guys as well as they did, but one can’t forget a pretty face. Your family name came up at a cookout that we were at your next door neighbor Joe’s house. My wife works with him at the library. He was surprised that I knew you guys. Thanks for the quick memory trip. I’ll let my sister know that I heard from you and maybe our paths will cross someday. We live across from the Pete’s CP (no not ‘The Town beach Store…Pete’s) store on Clearwater. Hope that you are surviving the snow.
Terry Caruso Michalman
I also grew up in Cornfield Point on Billows Road, We still have a place on Plumbank. Loved the castle inn. so many wonderful memories. Lisa & Lori DeAngelas, Dan Dalgard, You and your sister Pat and so many more. Rocky beach, The rock, The Cornteens, and just hanging out. Miss those days and I treasure the memories!! SAy Hi to Pat for me…
Mike do you have any pictures of the place now that it has been restored? Would love to see them!
I do have a couple of recent exteriors. Can they be attached here in the reply somewhere. My email is email@example.com if you want to send me a note and I will attach. I can’t send the article as it has some company sensitive material in it as it was a multi subject story.
Hey Mike. Nice to see you again as well. Do you have access to any recent photos of the Castle? Last I saw there was still a bit of construction going on. And we’d also be interested in your article if you have an online link to it.
It’s nice to see this site still up and running. I have posted before. I grew up next door to the pool. If I only knew then how good we had it. Just this weekend I wrote an article for our corporate newspaper on “The Castle” (for the lack of a better term). It was based upon my memories and not as much as factual stuff. My two favorite things were an older gentleman named Stearns who would sit by the fireplace in the lobby (he may have been a later tenant–late 70′s maybe). The other was the little out building on the Billow Road side where we would hang out and do whatever we did in those days. I miss it now that it is a residence; however, the restoration is wonderful. Great memories.
It really was a wonderful place looking over the water Barb. Thanks for your comment. Nice memories.
I worked at the Castle Inn at Cornfield Point in 1969-70. The owners at the time were the DeAngelis family.
I would LOVE to see some pictures of the inside again. I remember it having a huge fireplace when you walked in on the left hand side. Then the bar, the dining room and the smaller room where the Continental breakfast was served. The huge kitchen with a window overlooking the pool. Downstairs were the big walk in freezers. Nate the Chef and George the Chef, some of the regulars that stayed at the Inn. I went there a few years ago, and found that it was being turned into a Summer home privately owned. How sad that it could not have been refurbished. What a gorgeous place to hold weddings and Christmas functions. If anyone has a website where I can view old pictures I would appreciate seeing them!
My family and I lived at 4 shore drive across from the beach in Cornfield for many years. Every Sunday in the 50′s we had a softball game–in back of the Castle Inn–called “The Married Men Vs.The Single men”–everyone we knew got in to those fabulous lively games –after which the married men adjourned to the Bar in the Castle Inn and the single men adjourned to the “mud flats” (plum Bank at low tide) for a game of touch football. We cruised other area beaches trying to recruit them to play the Cornfield all Stars in back of the Castle.Wow–I mean—wow
Hey Gabrielle. I worked for your mom and dad at the Inn!It was a special place. If the townies had taken a bigger interest in the place it might still be the place to go on the water.
Saw your note about Bob Mel. I bartended at McNulty’s in Old Saybrook and Bob played there mny a Saturday noght. he had a song that he wrote called… “Stuffed Mushroom”, if I remember correctly.
Hi Beth. I grew up next door to the Castle pool on Point Rooad. I am lucky enough to have live in the Point on and off for the better part off my adult life as well. I just noticed a for sale sign up on the store property. I wish I had the money. I worked behind the candy counter in the store for the Pappagallos when I was 14-16 years old. Great memories!
I grew up at Cornfield Point as a little girl in the 50′s and 60′s. My Grandpa had a cottage and we would all pile in for the summer. It was right across the street from The Castle. I remember going to Pete’s store and the movies on the lawn. Wow I miss those days. Would love to see pictures.
I was thrilled to have had a meal in the dining room, June, 1983 while visiting my dear friends Bob Mel, local entertainer and his late wife, Mitzi Mele (originally from Lincoln, Nebraska).
I do not wish to impose, however, I only had a Kodak 110 at that time, none of the pictures turned out. I would be so very grateful for any and all pictures, stories, history of this magnificent gem, so I may print them for placement in my memory book.
This old computer of mine has me technology challenged, will not receive emails(?). By week’s end, hope to have new PC I’ve ordered, so currently am not in a position to communicate back and forth. When up and running, will contact you again in hopes that you may have things to share with me. God Bless,
Very Truly Yours,
INTERESTINGLY, MY FOLKS HAD A HOME IN CORNFIELD POINT FOR MANY YEARS AND WE SPENT MANY WONDERFUL SUMMERS THERE. CURIOUSLY, OUR DAUGHTER MARRIED A MIKULSKI!
It’s a pretty special place Ron. And now that summer is on the way… all the better. Thanks for your comment.
I loved Cornfield Point. My parents 3 aunts and many cousins had and have places there. My family started going there in 1952.
Wow Gabrielle… thanks so much for writing to tell about your story. I miss the restaurant too.
My family owned the Castle Inn at Cornfield point from 1977. I loved this place I have lots of old photos of the building before it was changed into a private home. This was my home for many years I loved being there & i miss the restaurant.
It’s HUGE. Sometime when inspiration strikes me again at 6am I’ll go back and see if I can get some better photos for you. Maybe I’ll even try 6pm instead.
Christopher Jennings Penders
The Castle Inn was the big place. We could see it from my friend’s house.
It’s all so different now. That big place, hmmm… I’ve forgotten the name of it at present…used to be an Inn on the point. It’s a private home now. I have photos of it on Facebook and Flickr. Under the 6am series.
Grew up w/a friend in Lisbon, CT. His family had a house on in Cornfield Point. Three story house w/a green roof. You could see the roof as you were driving down 154.
The house is on the corner of Seabreeeze and Town Beach. The front of the house faces the water. Great place to spend a few weeks in the summer.
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