Connecticut inns offer luxury in historic places on the water, near casinos
An easy drive from New York City even for a quick weekend trip, Connecticut welcomes you to its historic and charming inns. A romantic getaway
or vacation at a Connecticut inn can take many forms. The inn could be a Colonial house tucked into the Litchfield Hills with a fieldstone fireplace, antique canopy beds, and a traditional English garden. Or it could be on the historic Mystic River, near Mystic Seaport, Aquarium, and the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
If you want a cozy place at night, but plan to spend your day roaming far and wide, a bed and breakfast inn
is a good choice. Dine in, and then hit the outdoors to visit the beaches and marshes of the Atlantic, the rivers and lakes for western Connecticut, or the state’s famous art and science museums.
If you love maritime or Revolutionary history, make a date to stay at Griswold Inn in Essex, built in 1776 and furnished with antiques and reproductions and a great tap room. Do you like to be pampered? Many inns and hotels offer spas, Jacuzzis, and hot tubs. Inns of every kind offer options from guest rooms to suites, suitable for cozy couples, families with kids, and weddings or group travel.
138 South Main Street
Westbrook, CT, 06498
Warm welcome for guests of this sea captain’s home-turned-gracious-inn
The Captain Stannard Bed & Breakfast Country Inn has been warmly welcoming guests for years with its individually designed spacious rooms (each with a desk and easy chair), ironed sheets and sweets hand-delivered daily. The lovingly maintained inn, built by a sea captain in 1872 and completely refurbished a decade ago, features enough common rooms for guests to get to know each other over a game of billiards or a puzzle table, or to just relax with a book by the floor-to-ceiling great room hearth. Breakfasts feature homemade delicacies like plum crumble and lemon cloud pancakes, and the inn offers several itineraries – with everything from museums and theater to golf and river excursions – to help guests explore the beautiful coastal area.
85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT, 06371
Classic New England In with touches of the old and new
This historic Inn across from the picturesque Florence Griswold Museum offers a relaxing escape in a beautiful, New England setting. With tradition in mind to retain the original beauty of the Old Lyme Inn estate, each of the thirteen fully restored guest rooms feature antique furniture original to the inn, wall-to-wall carpeting, custom duvets, organic linens, and local artwork. There are also modern touches like gas fireplaces, flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, separate sitting areas, tumbled marble bathrooms with large showers and Keurig coffee makers. The Inn’s restaurant has become a celebrated meeting place for visitors and locals alike offering traditional selections with a modern twist and stressing seasonal and local produce, meat, and seafood, farm-roasted coffee, and homemade ice cream. Enjoy acclaimed jazz musicians in the intimate Side Door Jazz Club.
607 West Thames Street
Norwich, CT, 06360
An inviting inn that tempts you with day spa services, fine dining
Come for the spa, stay for the inn! After settling in to one of the Spa at Norwich Inn’s guest rooms, suites (or splurge for a villa), you’ll want to see what the spa has to offer, from hot stone and Swedish massages to oatmeal cookie manicures, luminous facials and honey body wraps (the honey is from the inn’s hives). But you might also want to take a dip in the indoor pool or hot tub, hike through Devil’s Hopyard State Park (the view from the end is breathtaking) or have a tarot card reader peek into your future. Dining is a treat at Kensington’s, with a menu inspired by international and American cuisines. Or grab a cocktail (or a martini truffle) at Ascot’s Pub.
20 East Main Street
Mystic, CT, 06355
Unique charm and the amenities that you want
The Whaler's Inn is a charming historic inn located in the heart of Downtown Mystic. Guests can easily walk downtown's lively Main Street with its specialty shops, fine restaurants & pubs and scenic Mystic River Park. The famed Mystic Seaport is just a ten minute walk away. The Inn offers uniquely appointed guestrooms with private baths, TV, AC, Free Wi-Fi & many more amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Luxury guestrooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs & water views are also available. Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. An on-site Fitness Room & Business Center are added conveniences. Couples, business travelers, families, large groups or lonesome travelers are always welcome. Don't forget to check our monthly specials and packages!
7 Main Street
Middletown, CT, 06457
The elegance and natural beauty of Connecticut greets you here
The Federalist architecture and gorgeously curved lobby stairway alert you right away that you have arrived at a place of elegance and distinction at the Inn at Middletown. In the beautiful and historic Connecticut River Valley, the Inn dates from the 1800s and is just blocks from Wesleyan University and near Essex Village and other shopping- and dining-rich places. Lavish guest rooms spoil you with Colonial-style mahogany furniture, classic paintings, and fine upholstery. The Executive Suites add makeup mirrors, shoe buffer, and plush bathrobes. The Inn’s Tavern at the Armory serves American cuisine with a New England twist. On cool days, the Tavern Pub offers the warmth of an open fire and many microbrews. Local fun is provided by Lyman Orchards Golf Club and the Goodspeed Opera House.
73 Steamboat Wharf
Mystic, CT, 06355
Stunning views, central location key features of waterfront inn
The Steamboat Inn, Mystic’s only waterfront property, boasts 11 luxurious rooms, all with gorgeous views of the water and decorated with antiques, many with wood-burning fireplaces and oversized whirlpool tubs. Each room is unique: One is directly dockside, another has floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping water views. Walk outside the inn to enjoy this maritime town’s many restaurants, boutiques and shops or take a complimentary bike to explore the lovely streets of the former ship-building center. Guests may also book a trip aboard a two-masted schooner that sails right from Steamboat Wharf. The Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium are nearby, and it’s a short drive to antiques stores, golf courses, beaches and Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun resort casinos.
74 Interlaken Road (Route 112)
Lakeville, CT, 06039
A Country Inn in the Litchfield Hills
The Interlaken is a country inn & resort nestled in the Litchfield Hills, between two shimmering lakes. Enjoy a romantic getaway package, or select a package that includes spa services. Choose from a dozen different types of guest rooms, ranging from cozy and intimate - to large Townhouse Suites, ideal for families or extended stays. Options range from the sharply decorated Main Building rooms, to the sophisticated style of our English Tudor 'Countryside House'... Charming B&B your style? Experience the pleasure of Sunnyside House, a restored Victorian chateau with a sweeping porch and antique furnishings. All rooms have A/C, digital cable / 32” flat screen TV, DVD, WIFI, phone and private bath. On-property recreation includes canoes and kayaks, tennis, golf, outdoor heated pool, game room and more. Morgan’s Restaurant provides an excellent menu created from local, organic ingredients and full bar. Ellora Spa offers a wide range of expert spa services.
60 Grand Street
Niantic, CT, 06357
Say goodbye to worries at the Inn at Harbor Hill
You'll forget your cares and remember how to relax at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. Our B&B offers rooms in two beautifully-restored turn-of-the-century buildings overlooking the harbor in Niantic, Conn. Every guestroom offers a view of the waterfront, as do our dining rooms. We serve a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet, with hot entrees like ham and egg strata and blueberry pancake cobbler. Spend your day strolling downtown Niantic, crowded with great restaurants, boutiques, unique shops, bookstores,. Enjoy sailing, golfing, or fishing. Take a day trip to one of many nearby attractions - Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Watch Hill, Block Island and Newport. Walk to the beach; we've got passes. B&B.com lists us as one of the country's top ten inns, and we're a Select Registry member.
36 Main Street
Essex, CT, 06426
Step back in time with old charm and contemporary amenities
It figures that a beautiful historic seaport village called one of America’s “best small towns” would have an authentic New England Inn. Essex has the 1776 Griswold Inn, a gracious combination of charm and style in 33 uniquely furnished rooms, some with fireplaces, others with views of the village or the nearby Connecticut River. With beds by Leonard's - whose beds also live in the White House, free wireless internet access, private baths and complimentary continental breakfast, the amenities for your stay are in place. The "Gris" continues to be a favorite stopover for travelers with its warm, welcoming and spirited atmosphere. There is on-site catering for private events and weddings, three different dining options, a wine bar, an award winning Taproom with live entertainment nightly and enough close quarters for romantic interludes.
Two Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT, 06475
The simple and elegant in a celebrated 130 year old Inn
Cozy and luxurious comforts abound in this elegant and historic inn. From dockside to the dining table, from room, suite or villa to the award winning spa, from pool to the sauna then out to the sun deck for the big finish, you’re in for a special treat. The Saybrook Inn had its start 130 years ago on the Long Island Sound near the Connecticut River. Along the way it learned a thing or two about guests looking for a peaceful setting with all the amenities. Here it is: spacious lodgings with complimentary wireless Internet access, European pillow-top mattresses, mini fridges and kitchens. The spa provides a host of lavish pleasures after which you can savor fresh, seasonal and local cuisine and impeccable service at the Fresh Salt Restaurant.