Book a romantic weekend getaway at CT's lovely waterside or country inns

Romantic Getaways in Connecticut Connecticut, an easy drive from New York and many parts of New England, is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway of luxury and intimacy for couples. Cozy inns and bed and breakfasts are dotted throughout the countryside; hotels in Fairfield County and urban centers like Hartford, New Haven, and other cities provide sophisticated services like in-room Jacuzzi. Plan a couple’s visit to a spa for a healthful massage or other treatments. Couples also can enjoy the variety of activities at a resort, with plenty of activities and entertainments on the property. The Mystic region has the world-famous Foxwood and Mohegan Sun casinos. Romantic dining can be found in every corner. Who knows? You might start talking about planning a wedding!

607 West Thames Street Norwich, CT, 06360 Phone: 860-425-3500 Toll-Free: 800-275-4772

Rekindle Romance at The Spa at Norwich Inn

Located at the end of a winding country road lined with century old maple trees and bountiful gardens, The Spa at Norwich Inn sits upon 42 acres of landscaped beauty – a secluded and private destination for your romantic getaway. Rekindle your love in one of our cozy guestrooms, or stay in a villa, equipped with a galley kitchen, private balcony and fireplace. Awake to breakfast at Kensington’s Restaurant and spend the day pampering yourselves at the spa. We allow you to customize your own package – select personal services or choose to share the experience with a couples duet massage – reconnecting, while restoring your mind, body and spirit.

Conveniently located to Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mohegan Sun, historic Mystic and many local vineyards, The Spa at Norwich Inn is a perfect location – whether you visit local tourist attractions, or stay put in your fluffy robe for the duration of your visit. For more information or to book your spa getaway, call 800-ASK-4-SPA.

Three Williams Avenue Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 800-237-2415

Bogie and Bacall’s honeymoon hideaway

In 1945, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall honeymooned at the Gate House, the original guest house of the Haley Mansion. Today both buildings are two of the four unique lodgings available at this historic Inn. Idyllically set overlooking Mystic Harbor and the Fisher's Island Sound, rooms and suites offer comfort and romantic touches like period antiques, English wood paneling, designer fabrics, wood burning fireplaces, and large whirlpool bathtubs. Add to the ambiance cotton bathrobes and balconies overlooking a sprawling lawn, formal gardens and an orchard. Dine in all day at Harbour House Restaurant offering casually elegant cuisine and traditional seafood staples and a bar featuring 24 beers on tap. See the tall ships at Mystic Seaport or stroll along streets that only a New England romantic getaway could include.

21 Lake Avenue Extension Danbury, CT, 06811 Phone: 203-744-1776 Toll-Free: 800-742-1776

The nearby place to rekindle romance

Spark up some romance with a weekend getaway at The Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, CT. Our rooms -- and our entire hotel -- are designed and decorated in the iconic Ethan Allen style, reflecting warmth, luxury, and elegance. You'll find indulgent amenities, such as flat screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers, Gilchrest & Soames bath products, a full-size mirror, and signature Ethan Allen Supreme Comfort Mattresses. At Fairfield's, our on-site restaurant and lounge, you'll dine on classic American cuisine with a distinctive New England twist. Choose our romance package and you'll find hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Prosecco, and a bouquet of flowers in your room upon arrival, plus enjoy breakfast for two in Fairfield's, or dial room service and enjoy a meal in your room.

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

The perfect romantic coastal getaway spot for romance and relaxation

There’s something very romantic about the shoreline. Maybe it’s the calming views of the water or the gentle lapping of waves as you stroll the beach. Add a beautiful waterfront B&B, the serenity of a small seaside village lined with boutique shops, fabulous restaurants and cafés, and you have all the makings for a perfect romantic getaway destination.

At our classic seaside 16 room bed and breakfast overlooking the town’s marina district, you will find warm and welcoming guestrooms, some with fireplace, balconies and deep soaking tubs. Remarkable thought and attention to detail has been given to provide every amenity imaginable to complete the picture for a charming and relaxing time away together. We are proud members of Select Registry, Distinctive Inns of New England and have been designated one of the Top Ten Inns in the US by BedandBreakfast.com.

1525 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT, 06498 Phone: 860-399-5901 Toll-Free: 800-222-5901

Breathtaking views, privacy, white sand… the perfect romantic retreat

Plan a romantic escape along the shores of the Long Island Sound. With 20 acres of beachfront property, Water’s Edge Resort & Spa features a variety of accommodations – from guestrooms and suites with panoramic ocean views to private high-end villas, fully equipped with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a fireplace. Spend the day on the beach or in the pool, relax in the spa with a couples’ massages, dine in one of our three restaurants and spend the evening listening to live music on the patio. It’s serene, relaxing, romantic and the perfect place to connect.

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

A gracious 19th-century New England inn

The Inn at Middletown, a rambling, gracious home built in 1810, is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Our 100 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites evoke classic New England living, complete with colonial style mahogany furniture and classic gold framed paintings. Room amenities include 37-inch flat screen TVs with HBO, coffee makers, black-out drapes, and in-room dining. Our on-site Tavern at the Armory serves traditional American cuisine with a regional twist, such as New England clam chowder, lobster rolls, and braised short ribs. In warmer weather dine outside in the courtyard. In cooler months surround yourself with the warmth of the crackling fireplace. Unwind in our indoor heated swimming pool. Explore downtown Middletown, full of unique shops, ethnic restaurants, and historic architecture.

One Railroad Avenue Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-0103 Toll-Free: 800-377-3987

Romance on the River or the Rails

If you think that seeing the golden glow of sunset on the scenic Connecticut River conjures up romantic imagery, try witnessing this from the decks of a Mississippi-style riverboat, or from the timeless elegance of a 1920s-era dining car. Friday nights, watch the setting sun from the Becky Thatcher riverboat on a 2-hour cruise down river to Old Saybrook and back, past million-dollar mansions and historic Essex harbor. Or, Fridays through Sundays, enjoy a romantic twilight aboard luxurious Pullman dining cars along nine miles of the beautiful river valley enjoying a for a four-course meal in air conditioned comfort.

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

A romantic coastal getaway for lovers and others

The pieces are all here for that special romantic weekend getaway or vacation. Guest rooms will pamper you with the ultimate in comfort and luxury. You’ll find magnificent water views, working fireplaces and balconies. Beautiful replicas of eighteenth century English style furnishings surround you to create an inviting atmosphere of warmth and charm. Exceptional care and thoughtfulness has been given to providing every delicious amenity imaginable, including refrigerators, nightly turndown service and spacious bathrooms of imported Italian tile, vanities and dressing areas. In addition, master suites feature gracious dining areas, whirlpool baths, separate showers and plush terry cloth bathrobes. On site is a full service, professionally staffed spa. Dining is available at Terra Mar. The rest is up to you.

Sophisticated inns offering unparalleled hospitality & cuisine

Distinctive Inns of New England abound in hospitality, luxurious accommodations and amenities. Individually owned and award-winning B&B’s offer year round packages and specials that invite you to visit several member Inns offering the same personalized service, recreational activities, and delicious cuisine. Savor a romantic getaway with New England coastal charm at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. Your guest room with king or queen beds, private bathrooms - some with soaking tubs - fireplaces, cable TV and private balconies overlooks the water and boats in the marina. The quaint village of Niantic has a mile long boardwalk, 3 beaches, boutique shops, clam shacks, cafés and a 5 screen movie theater. Nearby, discover Mystic Seaport, wineries, museums, casinos, and more.

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

Tranquility and comfort on the waterfront, in a busy seaport town.

Welcome to the Steamboat Inn, on the Mystic River in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic. Steamboat Inn is a modern bed and breakfast, open year-round, with eleven suites to choose from. Tranquil but centrally located, the inn is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, galleries and attractions. Dine at the best seafood restaurants in the region, then relax in your room overlooking the water. Cozy up to your wood-burning fireplace or in a whirlpool bath for two. A full breakfast is included in each night’s stay, and sherry and cookies served in the evenings. Special touches include Signature toiletries, luxurious Turkish towels, Cuddledown comforters and 1000 count Lancaster Egyptian cotton sheets. For the perfect romantic New England getaway, come to the Steamboat Inn.

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

The Griswold Inn is at once comfortable, classic and sophisticated and features one of America’s most celebrated marine art collections.

The Griswold Inn, a quintessential New England inn, first opened in 1776. The Inn has 30 unique, charming rooms including suites. Most are furnished with antiques and period reproductions and feature wonderful antique beds with comfortable modern bedding. Dining at the Inn is a unique experience. Enjoy fine food and drink surrounded by one of America's most celebrated marine art collections in one of the historic dining rooms or visit its stunning wine bar for a more contemporary dining experience. The ‘Gris’ also boasts an award-winning Tap Room described as “the most handsome barroom in America” and features live entertainment nightly. The Griswold Inn can accommodate many types of gatherings, from small weddings and other intimate groups to business functions and larger parties.

94 West Wharf Road Madison, CT, 06443 Phone: 203-245-1404

Romantic haven on the Connecticut waterfront

The great cities are just a train ride or short drive away. This Connecticut beachside resort awaits with tranquility and casual elegance, its “excellence” recognized in 2014 by TripAdvisor. You’ve come to a romantic haven. A full service day spa and fitness center attends your health needs while private balconies with water views, plush bedding and linens, soaking tubs and rain showers, and the all important fireplace will provide the privacy and comfort you seek. Find a beach chair and attendants will bring fresh towels, food, and beverages as desired. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served indoors our on the porch at the Wharf Restaurant. Share a glass of wine at the cozy Port Bar. There’s shopping, historic sites and state parks to fill those hours in between.

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

Wrap each other in time honored traditions and comforts

Bring your love and savor comfort and charm in a classic New England inn that brings to life the original beauty of the Old Lyme Inn estate. Set on Lyme Street across from the picturesque Florence Griswold Museum, it features thirteen fully restored guest rooms with older and more modern touches for to enhance your getaway: antique furniture, wall-custom duvets, organic linens, local artwork along with gas fireplaces, flat screen televisions, separate sitting areas, tumbled marble bathrooms with large showers. The Inn’s restaurant offers traditional comfort food selections with a modern twist and features lots of delicious fresh and seasonal produce, meat, and seafood, farm-roasted coffee, and homemade ice cream. Enjoy the finest in jazz at the intimate Side Door Jazz Club with acclaimed musicians from around the music world.

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

Romantic Getaways in the Litchfield Hills

Enjoy the romance and beauty of New England’s most charming country inn & resort, with frontage on a beautiful spring-fed lake. Breathtaking scenery and winding country roads complete the experience. Choose from a variety of romantic getaway packages and special getaways for couples, including the Romantic Interlude Package that includes dining, overnight accommodations and a first-run movie at the local theater. At our year-round romantic destination, relax in nicely appointed guestrooms with all of the amenities you'd expect. Add something extra to your stay by ordering a bouquet of flowers, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries or wine & cheese plate – delivered to your guestroom upon check-in. Nearby, enjoy a vineyard tour and wine tasting, live entertainment, excellent local cuisine, boating, antique shopping and cultural events.

1114 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT, 06878 Phone: 203-698-6980

The perfect getaway

Welcome to the J House Greenwich, a premiere lifestyle destination featuring luxury hotel accommodations, farm-to-table cuisine, spectacular outdoor dining, rejuvenating spa services, and a premium coffee bar. This stunning location combines stylish decor and high-tech amenities with warmth and hospitality. The J House Greenwich features 85 luxurious technologically advanced rooms and suites, including a magnificent Presidential Suite, ideal for both the business and leisure traveler. All rooms are equipped with iPad room controls and complimentary Wifi and internet access. LED televisions throughout the guest rooms, as well custom designed bathroom toiletries and Frette towels and robes add to the guest experience. The property also houses a pool area with private cabanas.