Public proposals for the Lighthouse Inn will close tomorrow, May 28, at 2:00pm.
The city hopes that the four-acre property will be rehabilitated and that the new owners will restore its function as an inn.
The city's first attempt to sell the property last year failed because no one bid. The significant repairs and resolution of legal and tax issues will make the Lighthouse Inn will make the Inn more attractive this time around, suggests Kenneth R. Gosselin at "Property Line," the Hartford Courant's real estate blog.
Steel tycoon Charles S. Guthrie built the Lighthouse Inn in 1902 as his country home. The grounds were originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park.
It began operating as an inn in 1927 and houses 48 rooms, a restaurant, a tavern, an outdoor dining area, gazebo, pool, and patio.