Fifteen years ago, Luigi Kapiti purchased the building known as the Orange Inn. As one of Goshen’s oldest buildings, the longstanding inn is located prominently on Main Street.
At the time Kapiti purchased the Orange Inn, he opened a fine dining family restaurant with an Italian flair called Limocello that became one of Goshen’s most popular eateries.
Once more Kapiti is upgrading the inn, this time by renovating the entire building—both restaurant and hotel.
“We’ve gutted out the restaurant; everything will be new from the basement up,” said Kapiti. “All will be upscale, brand new with marble floors in the restaurant and in the lounge area, new appliances and an inspiring menu.”
The menu, plus afternoon tea
The focus of the Limoncello menu, with food prepared by an executive chef, will be 80 percent Italian—Northern and Southern cuisine— with Kapiti calling it an “international menu,” a little French, Asian, and other ethnic dishes offered.
Good news for patrons is that the restaurant will be open seven days a week, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner available from 3 to 11 p.m.
An exciting addition to Limoncello’s menu is “Afternoon Tea,” served from 2 to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
“This specialty will be a traditional tea that includes choice of tea, organic honey, freshly made tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets,” said Kapiti. “We’re looking forward to offering this exciting option to our customers.”
A boutique hotel
The 31-rooms of the newly named “The Orange Inn, a Boutique Hotel,” will be upgraded, state of the art rooms. With sizes ranging from 300 square feet to suites up to 600 square feet, all will include telephones, television, Wi-Fi. An elevator is accessible to reach each of the four floors, including to the 1000 square feet penthouse, with two balconies overlooking Goshen. Fifteen of the 31-rooms have a balcony.
Included in the amenities is 24-hour front desk security, room service, a game room for youngsters, breakfast available in the morning, a bar in the lounge area and outdoor seating. Of course, the hotel will be open 24-hours daily.
Onsite are two large banquet rooms for weddings and other occasions, said Kapiti.
“We’re happy to undergo the complete renovation to offer this wonderful option to the people of Goshen, the surrounding area and visitors from out of tow,” said Kapiti, who is anticipating an early summer opening. “With the owner working here, this will be a more personable experience. You know you’re going to get the best of care during your stay at The Orange Inn, A Boutique Hotel, and have an extraordinary meal at Limoncello.”