Connecticut offers a lovely fusion of New England charm, rural scenery, and modern urban offerings. The underrated state is a wonderful option for a vacation during any season or a quick weekend getaway.
Ideally located in the quaint village of Stony Creek, this secluded luxury B&B features magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound right at your doorstep. It’s a perfect location for romantic couples, families and business travelers to relax and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, 12 miles from New Haven and 75 miles from New York. Town beaches, scenic village greens, quaint shops, nature walks, boat tours, hiking trails, fine restaurants and the vibrant cultural life of New Haven and Yale University are just minutes away. Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast currently offers one deluxe guest suite with master bedroom, private marble bath, sitting room with television and sofa bed, and cafe bar with mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee marker and bar sink. You don’t even have to lift your head off the pillow to enjoy glorious water views! Amenities include wireless internet, screened porch, large garden terrace, 30-foot pier, and parking. The room rate includes a full custom breakfast with extensive menu choices and complimentary wine & cheese in late afternoon. Innkeepers Tony and Julie Broom warmly welcome you!
You deserve to treat yourself once in a while. Whether you’re in the area on business, looking for a romantic getaway, or a girls/guys weekend, the Wedgeway B&B is an excellent choice. Wedgeway combines the comfort, elegance and relaxation of a traditional B&B with the safety, and security features of a modern hotel. Located within the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District, Wedgeway is the original home of Austin and Ruth Cheney and is included in the National Historic Registry. Built in 1911 with a major addition in 1921, the grand home is situated at the western edge of a nine acre parcel of town owned land known as the “Great Lawn” and is the newest of the Cheney Mansions.
Exceptional food, comfort, and location – it is hard to beat this combination when looking for a great Connecticut retreat! The beautifully appointed rooms and common areas, along with our delicious gourmet breakfasts, make the Riverwind Inn B&B your perfect getaway destination. Our gracious hospitality, cleanliness, and attention to detail make a stay at the Riverwind Inn a truly special occasion! With seven beautifully appointed guest rooms to choose from at our award winning B&B in Deep River, CT, you are sure to find a room that will provide you with your perfect getaway. Our rooms reflect Colonial charm, casual elegance and are comfortably appointed and individually decorated. Come stay in a room that features a four-poster bed, a gas fireplace, and a soaking tub. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a relaxing weekend or a sightseeing excursion, you will find the perfect accommodation for your stay. The Riverwind Inn is nestled between Essex and Chester, in quiet, historic Deep River – central to the areas’ many pleasures. Suggestions for the day’s events are always available from your Innkeepers to help you maximize each day of your vacation or romantic weekend getaway in Connecticut. Picture-postcard seasons, superb dining, exceptional theater, and the relaxed pace of our small villages are only a few of the many reasons visitors travel to the Connecticut River Valley.
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The Historic Daniel Rust House in Coventry, CT was established in 1800 by the Rose family as a place to rest and refresh yourself before undertaking the remainder of your journey. We strive to continue this tradition today. Our B&B are located within ten minutes of the University of Connecticut and Interstate 84 and are situated on two beautifully landscaped acres amidst established perennial gardens and fruit trees. Our bed-and-breakfast has all modern amenities including queen-sized canopy beds, private baths and fireplaces. This Connecticut bed-and-breakfast provides several common rooms. The cooking hearth is the center of attraction in the tavern room. The Stone Room is an inviting place to read a good book, linger on the covered porch overlooking the garden, or you may want to take a stroll around the yard and enjoy the perennial flower beds and herb garden.
Located just 5 miles from Mystic and many area attractions, we offer peaceful surroundings and luxurious accomodations. Surrounded by 6.5 acres of green lawns, stone walls and lush gardens, we offer traditional historic rooms and updated luxurious suites complete with TVs, whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, heated towel racks and in room coffee. Originally built in 1807 as the estate of Sea Captain Shubel Smith, Stonecroft Country Inn offers an atmosphere of relaxation and romance. Stonecroft is family owned and operated with a friendly and attentive staff. We pride ourselves on our signature warm welcomes and personal service. Start your day with a full country breakfast, then explore to your heart’s content! Return and relax on the terrace around our fire pit overlooking the pond and gardens. Voted 2012 Best of New England by the Editors of Yankee Magazine! and 2015 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame.
Tucker Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast is a gracious New England Colonial home situated amongst ancient oaks and maples in Middlebury, CT. We have three rooms and one suite available for guests to choose from, each accompanied by a full gourmet breakfast every morning. Local activities include antiquing, nature centers, state parks, and much more.
Our historic bed and breakfast was built in 1706 and was the center of life in Woodbury CT as home to the town's very first blacksmith and its very first general store. It has six guest rooms, three and ½ baths, a charming living room, a dining room area, a library, gym, spa, stone terrace, fire pit, and a gourmet kitchen.
This Washington, CT bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Connecticut. Bed & Breakfast is located on four sunny hillside acres of the southern Litchfield Hills in the town of Washington, CT. Several large maple trees provide plenty of shade during the warm summer days. An organic herb garden and landscaped grounds are available for exploration..Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next sunny escape in Washington, Connecticut.
Come experience the charm of yesteryear in this newly remodeled 1891 Queen Anne Victorian. We are located in Wallingford, Connecticut, 15 minutes from New Haven, and less than 30 minutes from Hartford. This grand home features excellent craftsmanship and exquisite attention to detail found throughout the Wallingford Victorian Inn. Enjoy one of our five beautiful suites and elegant common spaces like our library, music room and parlor. Wallingford is the perfect setting for an old-fashioned summer night, eating homemade ice cream on the town green under the stars.
ONE OF THE BEST 5 COZY B&BS IN NEW ENGLAND! - YANKEE MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER 2019. Our bed & breakfast is located in a beautifully renovated 1910 house on a quiet residential street in the historical downtown area, providing traditional Bed and Breakfast service to our guests. We are across the street from the Choate Rosemary Hall chapel and its bell tower and minutes away from the Toyota Oakdale Theatre. The Bell Tower B&B is a short walk to over ten local restaurants, two blocks away from the Mellon Arts Center, and a short drive to Connecticut vineyards. Wesleyan, Yale and Quinnipiac Universities are also a comfortable drive. Connecticut has much to offer. Let us help you plan sightseeing trips to the Connecticut River Valley and the shoreline. We are the perfect destination for a single traveler, couple, family or small group.
The Swann Inn of Beacon is located at the base of Mt. Beacon. Our restored Victorian B&B has Victorian-inspired rooms in a private country setting. We have the Red Parlor Suite on the first floor, the Blue Sky Room, the Green Willow Room, and the Tranquility Suite on the second floor, all with private en-suite bathrooms, just five minutes by car from Main Street in the charming town of Beacon, New York. We offer a full homemade breakfast, an all-day self-serve coffee/tea bar with cookies or cake. Join us for a romantic getaway, family reunion, wedding guest accommodations, graduations, small group stays or just to get away from it all. We are located just a short walk to Scenic Hudson's Mt. Beacon Park, the Swann Inn is a perfect location for travelers and hikers visiting the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Nestled in the beautiful Berkshires in the quaint town of Lee, Massachusetts, The Devonfield offers comfortable and spacious accommodations with gourmet candle-lit breakfast in this gracious country inn. This four-season paradise provides year round activities including, a heated swimming pool and acres of pastoral meadows perfect for relaxing. The Devonfield is conveniently located to all area attractions, including Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and the Norman Rockwell Museum as well as a wonderful variety of fine restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, galleries and the Lee Premium Outlets. Come relax in style and luxury in this traditionally furnished country inn boasting six tastefully decorated guest rooms, four two- room suites and a separate guest cottage all featuring private baths, air conditioning and televisions - as well as rooms that include wood-burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs.
Welcome to Arbor View House an award-winning North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast Inn- Greenport NY wineries. We are a Wine Country Bed and Breakfast (B&B) with award-winning gourmet breakfasts, boutique hotel accommodations, fireplaces, and romantic getaways. Consider us your Home away from Home.
The Shaker Mill Inn is a unique family and pet friendly Inn that can be a comfortable and safe alternative in these days of Covid-19. Each room has a private entrance. There is a self-check-in/check-out process. There are no common eating or gathering areas, and we use cleaning and food handling techniques recommended by the Health Department. Each room is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette so that you can enjoy your breakfast in your room or on your patio. The rooms and grounds are spacious, which will make for a relaxing visit to the Berkshires. Conveniently located in the central Berkshires near Lenox, Lee, and Stockbridge, The Shaker Mill Inn offers cozy bed & breakfast rooms with king and queen beds, private baths and rooms with a private deck or balcony. Business travelers will find convenience in our Greylock Suite that includes a large living room for gatherings or entertaining clients and a secure Wi-Fi. For summer lodging, Shaker Mill Inn is 10 minutes from the Tanglewood Main Gate. We are committed to running a virus free B&B, with the health and safety of our guests our main concern. We hope you consider us the next time you want to get away.
Just steps from historic Lenox Village and walking distance to Tanglewood, the Garden Gables Inn is top-rated on TripAdvisor. We are recognized for the personalized service we provide for each of our guests. If you are looking for a place to get away from the busyness of life, where you can relax in a traditionally-decorated, country inn setting, the Garden Gables Inn may be just the place for you. Delicious food is key to a great experience. We serve a freshly made-to-order, five-star hotel-quality, full breakfast menu each morning throughout the year – included with your stay, and prepared by professionally-trained chefs. We offer private seating and full waitstaff service in our dining room, wraparound porch and outdoor patio. For a private, romantic, candlelit dinner at the Inn - or, a special, private dinner with family or friends - book our Private Chef's Table (offered on selected days, year-round, call us to check availability). Our professional culinary team will develop a custom menu with you - a level of service increasingly difficult to find in today's world. What's more, our Historic Lenox Village setting has many excellent restaurants within a five-minute walk, and a wide range of local restaurants within a five-to-fifteen minute drive. Pamper yourself with a massage, facial or other esthetic services, delivered by licensed experts in our dedicated spa rooms. More active pursuits also beckon–our 70-foot heated pool for starters - hike in Kennedy Park, stroll to Lenox Village for the galleries, shops and restaurants. We also own nearby Hilltop Orchards and Furnace Brook Winery–a short drive away, in the historic Berkshires farmland - where we are preserving 200 acres of open spaces and where you can hike and snowshoe, pick apples and taste wine - all complimentary for Garden Gables Inn guests.* And, the Berkshires region offers an incredible array of cultural, culinary and natural locations to delight you year-round. Our Inn is decorated throughout in an updated - yet traditional - English/American country house style, professionally maintained to provide for today's needs. Guest rooms all have private baths, AC, spa robes, designer linens, L’Occitane bath products, HD LED TVs with DVD players (and our DVD guest library with the latest releases). Internet service is available throughout, for no additional charge. Many rooms feature wood-burning fireplaces* - there are no additional charges to use them at the Garden Gables. No hidden or unexpected facility fees - enjoy our pool and grounds, the library and sherry room, and complimentary snacks and beverages - all included. Relax and let our full-service staff take care of what you need to make your stay with us healthful and refreshing.
The Harbor Rose is a home where history and modern living peacefully coexist. Enjoy great attention to details including luxury linens, organic amenities and high quality purified alkaline water. We use medical grade UV lights to disinfect between guests. We have 2 fireplace rooms and are pet friendly. Our guests feel rejuvenated and often wish they had planned a longer stay. Check in as a guest and check our as new friends. Year over year those relationships build so if feels more like visiting your second home and extended family. We are ambassadors to our amazing waterfront community Located in Historic Cold Spring Harbor – Huntington Long Island and hosts guests from all over the world. Enjoy all the comforts of home with Water Views, Restorative & Detox Healing Services , Luxury Linens & Amenities, Hiking trails, perfect for Corporate Retreat & Family Friendly. We offer breakfast in a bag in your room - includes organic hot oatmeal, juice, energy bar and fresh fruit to comply with CDC requirements during the pandemic.
**We will be closed until Early September due to COVID-19. Please expect communications to resume in early August. Thank you and Safe Travels. I am offering a very private, romantic suite with a view of historic Overlook Mountain on it’s own floor 10 minutes from historic Woodstock New York and the equally wonderful town of Saugerties... On a back road off of a back road off of a back road. The suite is on the third floor of the house and is accessed by an outdoor spiral staircase. Please take this into account if you have an issue with stairs. King Bed with a nice mattress and bedding - Spectrum Cable with HBO & Showtime - Easy access to your personal Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu Accounts. Large Flat Screen Television w DVD player & nice selection of films - Boze CD Player with connector cable for music from your phone or computer - Free WI-FI High Speed 300 mps Spectrum Internet - Cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan - In suite "green" AC & heat. In room JACUZZI tub & separate shower - Private “Breakfast Galley” kitchenette with view of Plattekill Mountain. Large outdoor HOT TUB (with view & wildlife) - Wonderful outdoor shower - Your own private “Zen Garden” and Sun/Moon deck. Nice two person hammock. Private covered deck with porch swing and amazing view - Quarter mile of your own beautiful private nature trails on the property with four meditation spots. Minutes from the New York Thru-Way (I-87) - Great Restaurants - Galleries - Antiques - Hiking - Fishing - Biking and Climbing. Under two hours from Manhattan.
Located in the heart of the historic village of East Hampton NY, the Mill House Inn is what has popularly been called a “hospitality hybrid.” What does that mean for you? Its ten unique rooms and suites offer the privacy and comfort of a luxury boutique hotel, while still delivering the intimacy, comfort, and local flavor of the world’s best small inns. This is a remarkable place, where a friendly face is always eager and waiting to make you a great cup of coffee or to offer a plate of ridiculously good homemade eats. Our personal assistants delight in sharing their Hamptons with you. Whether that means setting up a picnic for you on their favorite secluded beach, creating a map of local bike trails and back roads that’s been customized just for you, or securing a coveted reservation at an eternally booked restaurant. Or maybe you’d prefer to try that less-heralded joint that the locals whisper about and much prefer … our team practices what we call “the art of hospitality” to make sure your visit is more than you could have imagined.
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Depending on your interests- nature, hiking, food and beverages, nautical activities, historic points of interest, vineyard hopping, and more, Connecticut truly offers something for everyone!
Bed and breakfast in Connecticut offer a personalized, quaint, and romantic experience of the state. Many bed and breakfasts in Connecticut are set in historic buildings, along the seaside, in charming farmhouses, or more. These unique accommodations offer a more memorable and authentic stay versus staying in large commercial or chain hotels.
Whether you’ve got a week, two weeks, or just a couple of days to enjoy this stellar state, there is no shortage of things to do, see, and explore. Stay near the coast for mystic water and lighthouse views. Do a wine-tasting tour at a variety of vineyards. Go during the fall for postcard-worthy fall foliage. Do a foodie tour in one of the major cities such as New Haven, Greenwich, and Litchfield. Explore the many historical points of interest throughout the state and the quaint “village-like” towns, such as Mystic.
There are an abundance of things to see, do, and explore throughout the state. Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is one of American’s oldest cities and is known for its plethora of historical sights and points of interest. New London is a coastal city which overlooks the Thames River, it is filled with history, museums and nautical activities. The quaint seaside village of Mystic is a wonderful destination for anyone seeking a peaceful and calm atmosphere with great restaurants and a historic downtown. Stamford is one of Connecticut’s largest urban centers, located on the Long Island Sound, it’s packed full of parks, theatres, museums, concert venues, breweries, and great restaurants. The small town of Fairfield is home to historical architecture, hiking trails, beaches, and other natural attractions, it is perfect for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. Connecticut River Valley is packed with an abundance of activities, including state parks, museums, breweries, museums, beaches, and historical points of interest. The seaport city of New London is great for family beach vacations in the summertime and is known for its year-round arts and music scene downtown.
The coastal, New England state offers a variety of must-try local dishes. Perhaps the most well-known dish in the state is the White Clam Pizza. which has been a state specialty since 1925, this dish is a must-try and offers an authentic Connecticut pizza experience. Fresh caught seafood and seafood specials are offered on the menus of every coastal city and town throughout the state. The rural regions of the state are revered for the many creameries found throughout the rolling hills, all of which offer incredibly fresh and delicious ice-cream and other dairy products.
Connecticut is a Native American Algonquain name which means “land on the long tidal river.” It became a state in 1788 when the Europeans settled New England, but before that, it was inhabited by multiple Native American tribes. It borders Massachusetts to the North, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound to the South and New York to the west.
If you’re short on time, then you might feel overwhelmed by the unending list of opportunities of things to do in Connecticut. These are some of the highlights and best things to do while you’re in the state.
Mystic Seaport, in the quaint coastal village of Mystic, is home to the largest maritime museum in the United States, an absolute must do for sea-lovers and nautical enthusiasts.
The historic district and main street of most major cities and towns are packed with a variety of points of interest including historical architecture, museums, theatres, and restaurants.
The Long Island Sound is packed with various state park s, beaches, and other outdoor activities. Any outdoor lovers should head directly to this part of Connecticut for an abundance of outdoor adventure opportunities!
The Connecticut Wine Trail is the perfect destination for wine lovers. It is a unique collection of vineyards and wineries which showcase some of the most charming and picturesque towns throughout Connecticut.
The Connecticut Capitol is located in downtown Hartford, and is set in a picturesque, historical building. It dates back to the 1800’s when the building was first designed.
Connecticut summers are very warm and the winters are very cold. Fall and spring seasons offer the most suitable temperatures for visitors. Visitors can enjoy the spring blossoms and colorful blooms, as well as the spectacular fall foliage during the months of September through October. Winter temperatures are not for the faint of heart, as the state very rarely sees temperatures above 30 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months. Summer boasts moderately warm temperatures, averaging around 80 degrees Fahrenheit during July and August.
If you plan on arriving in Connecticut by plane, then Bradley International Airport is the largest airport in the state. It is located just a quick twenty minute drive from Hartford, the capital city.
There are five other smaller airports located throughout the state, yet airfare prices to the smaller airports tend to be more costly than flying into the international airport.
Even though Connecticut is one of the smallest US states, it is by no means small when it comes to exploring the many destinations on offer throughout the state. So if your trip plans involve exploring many different areas throughout the state, then having a car is absolutely necessary. There are a plethora of car rental companies available in every major town and city. However, if your trip is just a short weekend getaway or if you plan to be stationary or stay exclusively in a city for the duration of your stay, then a car is not necessary. It is easy and accessible to rely on public transportation, taxi’s, and Uber throughout the major cities.
There is no finer way to experience authentic New England Charm than by staying at one of the many cozy Bed & Breakfasts throughout Connecticut. Bed and breakfasts in Connecticut come in a variety of offerings, shapes, sizes, and locations. Think luxury boutique, quaint guest house in the historic district of a city, country inn, or a smaller guest house perfect for romantic getaways. Guest rooms in bed and breakfasts offer a variety of modern conveniences and amenities (such as private balconies, jacuzzi, and room service!) yet is always combined with a touch of authentic New England charm. Smaller accommodations, such as privately owned bed and breakfasts, often mean smoother check-in, friendly innkeeper, personalized services, and an all around quieter, more romantic experience. Madison, a small town in southeastern Connecticut on the coastline, is a favorite destination among Bed and breakfast travelers.
Bed and breakfasts offer all of the same modern amenities as chain and commercial hotels, yet bed and breakfasts add an additional dose of authenticity and New England charm that is simply not found during a hotel stay. All bed and breakfasts will feature free wifi, fresh linens, gourmet breakfasts, private baths, and more. Some guest houses feature private hot-tub, private entrance, or private balconies. One of the best things about staying at bed and breakfasts is that each one is totally unique and different. Some are luxury, some are down to earth, and some are urban. Each stay at a bed and breakfast offers a new and different experience.
Whether you prefer the city, coastline, a quaint small town, or the green rolling hills, Connecticut bed and breakfasts come in a variety of different options throughout the state.
Considered one of the best bed and breakfast in Connecticut, Abbey’s Lantern Inn is a countryside retreat, nestled in six acres of forestlands just outside of the small town of Mystic. The small, romantic bed and breakfast offers a luxurious night stay with sparkling clean rooms, the fresh smells and peaceful sounds of nature, homey decor, and luxurious amenities. Some guest rooms feature private jacuzzi tubs and a delicious breakfast is served each morning. Guests can enjoy the bonfire and grilling amenities, as well as nearby casinos, beaches, and hiking trails.
Stonecroft Country Inn is a romantic bed and breakfast in Connecticut, as well as another elegant countryside escape, located just a short drive away from Mystic. The inn offers 10 private guest rooms with luxe amenities and a full complimentary country breakfast each morning. Every room features a comfy sitting area and private balcony.
Dating back to the 1700’s, the Daniel Rust House is a bed and breakfast central Connecticut known for its historic architecture and cozy decor. The bed and breakfast features a large common area where guests can read or socialize, as well as a covered porch overlooking the flower garden. A full country breakfast is served each morning, featuring an impressive spread of delicious fresh baked breakfast items. Guest rooms are charming and feature colonial-era furnishings and decor.
Fitch Claremont Vineyard Bed and Breakfast offers a luxurious and peaceful stay on a farm and vineyard in southeastern Connecticut. The winery bed and breakfast Connecticut is perfect for wine enthusiasts seeking accommodation in a peaceful, natural setting overlooking stunning vineyards. Rooms are furnished with modern amenities and charming decor.
The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina offers luxury accommodation in a charming 19th-century home. The inn features sweeping bay views and sparkling clean rooms. Some guest rooms feature private balconies and private jacuzzis. All guest rooms feature free wifi, plush bedding, a desk, and private bathrooms.