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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. (Check the inn website for updated health regulations and protocols.)
Westbrook Suite - Westbrook Inn B&B - Westbrook, CT
Westbrook Inn B&B

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

Historic inn retains Victorian charm with modern features for today’s travelers

New England charm on the Connecticut shoreline: That is the signature combination that draws happy visitors to the Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast, nestled between the shoreline and the Connecticut River Valley. This inviting bed-and-breakfast inn was built in 1876 and retains that era’s charm in its 10 distinctive, vintage-inspired rooms and suites. Some have canopy or four-poster beds and Victorian touches; the Saybrook Suite has a clawfoot soaking tub. Some rooms have gas fireplaces and kitchenettes. The inn, with a private dock and picturesque gardens, offers sumptuous breakfasts as well as kayaks and bikes to explore the area. Walk to the beach or take a trip to one of the area’s lovely colonial villages for world-class dining and boutique shopping.
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