Connecticut inns offer luxury in historic places on the water, near casinos

Inns in Connecticut 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.

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

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 Phone: 860-425-3500 Toll-Free: 800-275-4772

Experience Quintessential New England at The Spa at Norwich Inn

Experience quintessential New England during your stay at The Spa at Norwich Inn. From the charming Georgian Colonial architecture and distinctly decorated guestrooms to the lovely grounds and many gardens and terraces, our historic inn is cozy, yet chic, upholding the original character from its opening in 1930. The property features 100 guestrooms and villas – where luxury comforts and amenities greet you at every turn.

With a world-class spa, guests of the inn are invited to restore and rejuvenate their minds, bodies and souls with our extensive selection of treatments – or simply relax all day– with full access to the spa amenities. Enjoy complimentary morning walks, afternoon teas and evening wine tastings, daily.

Conveniently located to Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun, Mystic Seaport and many local vineyards, The Spa at Norwich Inn is the perfect place to call home during your visit to the area. For more information or to book your spa getaway, call 800-ASK-4-SPA.

60 Grand Street Niantic, CT, 06357 Phone: 860-739-0331

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 cobler. 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.

73 Steamboat Wharf Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-8300

Discover America’s past and stay in comfort and style

The charm and enchantment of New England’s maritime past meet in this classic waterfront B&B in the heart of Mystic. Set on the Mystic River within walking distance of the historic town center and major attractions, you’ll find great shopping, galleries and popular seafood restaurants. Luxury suites feature a cozy fireplace room upstairs with whirlpool bath or oversize shower, and all provide signature toiletries, Turkish towels, Cuddledown comforters and 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets. There’s complimentary Wi-Fi, cable television & DVD player as well. Breakfast is included in each night’s stay and sherry and cookies are served in the evenings. Stay on the waterfront and relive America’s past while you enjoy Mystic’s exciting present. Discount tickets available for local attractions.

Two Bridge Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-395-2000 Toll-Free: 800-243-0212

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.

74 Interlaken Road (Route 112) Lakeville, CT, 06039 Phone: 860-435-9878 Toll-Free: 800-222-2909

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.

20 East Main Street Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-536-1506 Toll-Free: 800-243-2588

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!

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

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.

7 Main Street Middletown, CT, 06457 Phone: 860-854-6300 Toll-Free: 800-637-9851

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.