Book a romantic weekend getaway at CT's lovely waterside or country inns
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
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.
21 Lake Avenue Extension
Danbury, CT, 06811
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
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.
94 West Wharf Road
Madison, CT, 06443
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
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.
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.
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT, 06498
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.
Three Williams Avenue
Mystic, CT, 06355
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.
20 East Main Street
Mystic, CT, 06355
A cozy inn, a picturesque sea-faring town
Picture walking into an historic inn on a quaint street in one of America’s most charming small towns. You have arrived at The Whaler’s Inn in Mystic, and your romantic escape is about to begin. Get comfortable in a cozy, nautical-themed room, some with gas-lit fireplaces and oversized whirlpool tubs. Dine on Northern Italian cuisine at Bravo Bravo or go for fresh oysters at S&P Oyster Company. Don’t miss the sublime sunset over the Mystic River drawbridge on your way back. In the morning, leave your extra-comfy bed and enjoy coffee on the porch, stroll through the shops on Main Street, or book a schooner cruise. Bid farewell to the boutique inn’s friendly staff – and promise to come back soon.
Two Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT, 06475
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.
74 Interlaken Road (Route 112)
Lakeville, CT, 06039
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.
7 Main Street
Middletown, CT, 06457
Lavish comforts indoors and cultural options outside are plentiful at this 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.
36 Main Street
Essex, CT, 06426
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.
One Haynes Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
Sophisticated and historical touches create cozy atmosphere
Relaxing at an intimate lounge, sipping a seasonal cocktail and enjoying fresh oysters from the raw bar. Dining on French-American fusion cuisine and choosing from a sommelier-curated wine list at a chic brasserie. Then retiring to your spacious room to rest by a fireplace lit with flickering mood candles. It’s all part of the romance at The Goodwin hotel, where your every wish is the attentive staff’s command. Although the boutique hotel celebrates its Victorian-era roots with its striking terra cotta facade, it also offers modern touches like a state-of-the-art fitness center and a selection of unique, stylish rooms, including two-floor duplexes for couples who want to stretch out while staying in.
One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT, 06426
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.
73 Steamboat Wharf
Mystic, CT, 06355
A recipe for romance at cozy waterfront inn
Take a charming, seafaring town devoted to preserving its history, add an inn that fronts the water, toss in luxurious, antique-appointed rooms with amenities from oversized whirlpool tubs to wood-burning fireplaces and you have the recipe for a romantic getaway, all served up by the Steamboat Inn. If you want to spice things up, order chocolate strawberries, flowers or champagne in advance to await you in your room. And be prepared for gorgeous water views when you get there, as well as a scrumptious breakfast in the sunny common room, where sherry and cookies are served in the evening. Just steps outside the inn are the quaint shops and fine restaurants of Mystic, one of New England’s loveliest towns.