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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 hot tub. 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!

Romantic Getaways in Connecticut
Spring Front View - Stanton House Inn - Greenwich, CT
Stanton House Inn

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

If you are thinking about a romantic retreat, this inn offers luxurious accommodations, amenities

A quiet inn set among gorgeous gardens, close to Greenwich’s shops and restaurants but on a leafy residential street that suggests a private retreat, The Stanton House Inn is ideal for that romantic getaway you have been planning. Choose a suite with a two-person whirlpool tub or one with a fireplace or a balcony overlooking a secret garden. The elegant inn’s Romantic Getaway package includes a split of sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your suite. There’s also a couples in-room massage package for the ultimate in relaxation. Stroll through the lush gardens, take a dip in the outdoor pool or have coffee under the maples. Complimentary breakfast is served on the patio or in the sunny dining room.
Penthouse - Interlaken Inn - Lakeville CT
Interlaken Inn

74 Interlaken Road (Route 112) Lakeville, CT, 06039 Phone: 860-435-9878 Toll-Free: 800-222-2909

Sweet suite options ensure a truly romantic getaway at this charming lakeside resort

French doors open to a private rooftop garden at the Interlaken Inn’s Penthouse Suite, which also features a hot tub and linear fireplace. It’s the ultimate in romance, especially when you call ahead for flowers and champagne to be delivered. But all the accommodations at this lakeside inn nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires have an aura of romance, surrounded by 30 scenic acres with lush gardens and access to lakefront activities including kayaking, canoeing and swimming. Spa services are also available, there’s a heated outdoor pool, and Morgan’s, the inn’s farm-to-table restaurant, overlooking the charming grounds, is a great place for an intimate candlelit dinner for two, a specialty cocktail or glass of wine.
Superior Suite 500x250 - Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

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

Slip into another time when you stay at this romantic Revolutionary War-era inn

What could be more romantic than stepping back into history, staying at a Revolutionary War-era inn located on the main street of a picturesque seaport village? Let your romantic getaway begin at the Griswold Inn, in one of 34 charming rooms (no two are alike) furnished with antiques, period reproductions and beds you can really sink into. Some rooms have fireplaces, village views or glimpses of the water. But you can actually stroll down to the picture-perfect harbor, and into the village’s boutiques and galleries. Dine on local seafood in the inn’s inviting dining rooms, terrace and patio, then watch the sun set over the Connecticut River. (Check the website for the latest updates on openings, and health and safety regulations.)
Hoxie King Room New 2020 - Whaler's Inn - Mystic, CT
The Whaler's Inn

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

Let Mystic share a little of its magic when you book a fireplace suite at this romantic inn

Magical Mystic awaits couples craving a little together time. At the Whaler’s Inn, special packages include Bubbles and Blossoms, with a bottle of sparkling wine and souvenir champagne flutes, flowers, desserts and a gift, and A’Board & Bottle, with a curated charcuterie board and wine. Ask about suites with gas fireplaces, air-jet soaking tubs and river or Main Street views. Don't forget to stop in to our on-site restaurant, The Shipwright’s Daughter, to dine on brioche French toast for breakfast and oysters at dinner. Arrange for a sunset cruise or harbor tour, visit the beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium, go zip-lining above the forest floor at the nearby adventure park or just stroll down picturesque Main Street, enjoying its boutiques, galleries and eateries.
Carolyn Suite New - Steamboat Inn - Mystic, CT
Steamboat Inn

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.
Clinton Suite - Westbrook Inn B&B - Westbrook, CT
Westbrook Inn B&B

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

The tradition of timeless romance in this inn by the river goes back to the 19th century

You could say that romance at the Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast goes back a century and a half. After all, the 10-room boutique inn on the banks of the Patchogue River was originally built in 1876 by a sea captain for his daughter and her new husband. Today, its picturesque gardens, scrumptious gourmet breakfasts and special Tuesday tea experiences continue that romantic tradition. In fact, there are packages for that! The Romantic Escape package includes sparkling prosecco, chocolate truffles and keepsake heart glasses. The Romantic Beach Picnic for Two package includes a charcuterie, prosecco or wine, served in a styled picnic setting on the beach. There are also packages for the perfect marriage proposal in this perfect setting. (Check the website!)
His & Her Bathrobes - Inn at Harbor Hill Marina - Niantic, CT
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina B&B

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

Easy to see why romantic weekends grow into romantic weeks at this harborside inn

You might want to build a little time into your romantic getaway weekend when you stay at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, the award-winning boutique inn on Long Island Sound. Because you just might want to extend your stay. Check into the Little Gull Island room, for example, with three sides of windows looking out over gardens, the marina and the sound. Or choose the Race Rock Suite with its private entrance, gas fireplace and private balcony overlooking the marina. Imagine having your morning coffee or evening glass of wine there. Sea breezes, soaking tubs, a fabulous breakfast buffet – you could get used to that! Ask about the Perfect Together package, with robes, chilled champagne, chocolate truffles, flowers, morning mimosas and late checkout.