Historic lodging in Mystic Connecticut preserves the past

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Where historic ambiance meets excellence in lodging and cuisine

One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn in Essex, Conecticut, opened its doors for business in 1776. For more than two centuries we've catered to overland travelers, sailors, and later yachtsmen. Today Essex' golden era of steamboating is remembered well in our outstanding collection of marine art from the period. Prints by Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co., ship's portraits by James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen, and others, and illustrations by Samuel Ward Stanton and Norman Rockwell cover the walls. Through the later 20th century, dining rooms were expanded and the owners purchased nearby historic propertiesd to offer additional lodging. Today the "Gris" remains the center of a thriving community, offering a unique experience and a comfortable connection to the past.

85 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT, 06371 Phone: 860-434-2600

Savor Old Lyme’s historic past in a classic New England Inn

A perfect weekend getaway, this historic inn offers a relaxing escape in a beautiful, New England setting. Every touch is unique in its design and brings to life the original beauty of the Old Lyme Inn estate. Matching modern amenities with traditional charm, each of the thirteen fully-restored guest rooms hold views of the Inn’s historic barn, Lyme Street and the Frances Griswold Museum. Relax with gas fireplaces, flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi and tumbled marble bathrooms with large showers set inside an atmosphere with antique furnishings, custom duvets organic linens, and local artwork. Since 2012, the Inn’s restaurant has become a favorite meeting place for visitors and locals alike, and you can enjoy the finest in jazz at the intimate Side Door Jazz Club.