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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

Inn’s multiple packages perfect for your romantic escape

You may find yourself asking “Isn’t this romantic?” too many times to count during your stay at the Spa at Norwich Inn. The inn offers a wide variety of special getaway packages, including a Wine Tasting Package, perfect for couples, that includes a carefree day touring the scenic Jonathan Edwards Winery, a Rejuvenation Package with customized spa services and a Country Getaway Retreat Package that includes breakfast and a three-course dinner at Kensington’s restaurant. Couples may also design their “personal escape plans” with spa and fitness services ranging from massages to morning walks and meditation. The inn itself is surrounded by romance, with gorgeous gardens, ponds, courtyard and fountains. Inside, rooms and suites feature elegant decor and the utmost in privacy.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Romantic Main Street perfect locale for a couples getaway

New England charm with a contemporary twist and a spot in the scenic Connecticut River Valley make the Inn at Middletown the classic choice for a week or weekend that features just the two of you. Let the inn’s old-world colonial style, with mahogany furniture and paneling, and its perch on historic Main Street – voted America’s Most Romantic Main Street by the Huffington Post – take you back to a more relaxing, more romantic era. Start your day with Lobster Benedict in the Tavern at the Armory, then explore nearby shops, boutiques and restaurants. Go for a stroll on the grounds of the fabulous Beaux Arts Wadsworth Mansion, tour a nearby brewery or vineyard or just relax in the inn’s heated indoor pool and spa.

One Haynes Street Hartford, CT, 06103 Phone: 860-246-1881

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Bogie and Bacall’s honeymoon hideaway

Enjoy some quality time with your sweetheart in a picturesque New England setting. The Inn at Mystic offers coastal charm and cozy delights. Many rooms include wood burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and a private balcony with a water view. Book a suite in the historic Haley Mansion for a truly special getaway. While you’re here, stroll the 14-acre property’s beautiful gardens, enjoy a romantic dinner at Harbour House Restaurant or take a short walk downtown to experience Mystic’s shops, restaurants and attractions.