Historic lodging in CT places you in the heart of the Constitution State

Connecticut is rich with historic places where the actions, decisions, and battles of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods actually took place. Many buildings from those times are alive and in use, remaining strong and dynamic through centuries. Staying at a historic inn or bed and breakfast or other type of lodging puts you in the heart of this state's foundational American history. Historic lodgings man be located in ancient buildings that actually served as hotels for travelers on horseback or stagecoach. Some are in re-created buildings, like old main street stores or industrial buildings. In all cases, the spirit of the places are carefully maintained.

Historic Lodging in Connecticut
Summer Front View 500x250 - The Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

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

Longstanding heritage of hospitality at this Revolutionary War-era inn

The heritage of hospitality at the Griswold Inn began when the first visitors were welcomed in 1776 and proudly continues today with first-rate service, comfortable accommodations and fine dining. One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the United States, the Griswold, in a picturesque and historic seaport village, offers guests a choice of 34 unique rooms, furnished individually with antiques and period reproductions. The inn hosts an impressive collection of maritime art and illustrations as well as a collection of firearms used in the War of 1812. Guests can dine in the Tap Room, attached to the inn in 1801 after being rolled down Main Street by a team of oxen.
Westbrook Suite - Westbrook Inn B&B - Westbrook, CT
Westbrook Inn B&B

976 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT, 06498 Phone: 860-399-4777

Vintage bed-and-breakfast inn a timeless classic for today’s travelers

Timeless, elegant and oh-so-welcoming: That sums up the essence of the Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1876 by a local sea captain as a gift to his daughter and her new husband, the inn also has been a boarding house and guest house. And it has never lost its atmosphere of romance and comfort, which guests will find in everything from vintage-inspired rooms and gorgeous gardens to delightful (and delicious) tea experiences the first Tuesday afternoon of each month. A complimentary gourmet hot breakfast is served in the vintage dining area each morning, to be enjoyed at individual tables in the garden room or on the fieldstone patio. Area activities include everything from steam train excursions and island cruises to biking, kayaking and strolling down to the beach.