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Bed & Breakfast Inns in Connecticut provide a cozy, B&B retreat

A visit to a bed and breakfast in Connecticut is a doorway to some of the most beautiful and romantic lodgings in this historic state. The Mystic area, for instance, has a group of sister B&Bs called the Bed and Breakfasts of the Mystic Coast, with on the water locations or inland B&Bs off of winding country roads. There’s even a B&B nestled in a lush vineyard, ideal for a night or two of romance.

Connecticut has deep roots in Colonial and Revolutionary history, and some of its bed and breakfasts date to the 1700s, including a mansion in Mystic built in 1771. Be assured that you’ll find all the modern amenities, since comfort is the middle name of any Connecticut B&B and inn. Many offer canopied bed, Wi-Fi, working fireplaces, porches or balconies, and panoramic views. Most are open year-round, for a family or romantic getaway in all seasons.

Bed & Breakfasts in Connecticut
Corner Suite - Inn at Harbor Hill Marina - Niantic, CT
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina B&B

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

Homemade breakfast on seaside inn’s waterview porch the perfect start to your day

Begin your day at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina with a great breakfast served on a wraparound porch overlooking Long Island Sound. While you relax over coffee and waffles and eggs made to order, you can plan your day in Niantic, a charming seaside village a short walk from the inn. There’s a mile-long boardwalk overlooking the sound, as well as unique shops and restaurants, a nature preserve for hiking, a summer concert series and farmers markets. It’s a short drive to Mystic and New London, both rich in maritime history and attractions. The inn’s 16 uniquely decorated, remodeled suites feature water and garden views from private balconies. Some have fireplaces and large soaking tubs. Every evening there’s a complimentary sunset pontoon cruise along Niantic Bay.
Room 14 - Stanton House Inn - Greenwich, CT
Stanton House Inn

76 Maple Avenue Greenwich, CT, 06830 Phone: 203-869-2110

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at this inn in the heart of charming Greenwich

Start your day at the elegant Stanton House Inn with breakfast in its sunny dining room with a view of the seasonal outdoor pool and charming brick patio. Plan your walk to Greenwich’s shops, restaurants and galleries or short drive to scenic parks with miles of hiking trails, some with boating and other water activities. Return to your comfortable room or suite with its plush bedding, perhaps with a gas fireplace, hot tub or four-poster bed. Play badminton or bocce on the manicured lawn or finally finish that book in a garden or under the maples. Enjoy finger sandwiches at an afternoon tea, or just relax by the library fire. It’s all about comfort and tranquility at this exquisite inn.
Entrance View 500x250 - Captain Stannard House B&B - Westbrook, CT
Captain Stannard House B&B Country Inn

138 South Main Street Westbrook, CT, 06498 Phone: 860-399-4634

Fortify yourself with this inn’s hearty breakfast before exploring the coast

There’s a lot to see in and around scenic Westbrook, but before you head out from your spacious room at The Captain Stannard House, sit yourself down at the breakfast table and enjoy a fresh morning cobbler, homemade pear bread or lemon cloud pancakes with fresh blueberry sauce and thick-sliced bacon. Only then, after your two-course breakfast, should you take advantage of one of the inn’s many suggested itineraries, including everything from antique and boutique shopping to river excursions, fishing and hot-air ballooning. Come back to play a little pool, put together a jigsaw at the ongoing puzzle table, try your hand at the Baby Grand piano or just find a cozy nook to read the latest bestseller.
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