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.
The coolest, hippest, most fun place to stay in the Mystic, Connecticut region. So close to everything wonderful around Mystic (whether it's kayaking, sailing, or beach adventures or indulging your tastes for locally harvest oysters, craft beer, and farm-to-table dining). So much fun to be had right here at the inn (walk out of your room to enjoy miles of hiking, bonfires & hammocks, world-class golf, and the best Native American Museum in the country).
Escape to the Connecticut Shoreline at the Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast. Miles of sandy beach are a short walk from this lovely 10 room Vintage B&B. Seven beautifully appointed accommodations with a nod to period decor, we also offer three cottage inspired rooms with small kitchens. Our parlor, great room and library are charming and spacious and provide a welcome backdrop for relaxing by the fire, playing a board game, or enjoying wine with friends. A delicious home-cooked breakfast is served daily in our elegant dining room or on our garden patio. On our grounds, there are many locations to relax and recharge. Lounging on our riverfront patio watching the sea birds, enjoying our patio fire pit under the vintage lights, or reading in our gazebo, there is space for all guests to escape and find solitude and space. This vintage charm is complete with modern amenities such as the softest linens, cozy robes, premium bath products, high-speed internet, and cable TV with streaming movies. Kayaks, Bikes and Beach Gear is all complimentary for guests to enjoy. If you are looking for a lovely location for a wedding or elopement, your event will be memorable at The Westbrook Inn. Invite your family and friends to a weekend away and have the entire property for your personal use. Westbrook Connecticut is a charming seaside New England town just 2 hours from New York or Boston off I-95. This boating community offers antiquing, culture, hiking and boating, outlet and small business shopping and wonderful dining. Live music abounds all year long and Casinos are a short drive away. Come visit this hidden shoreline gem!
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.
in 1754, Samuel Watson House of Leicester, Massachusetts purchased eight acres on the hilltop. By 1767, his stately mansion was completed. It was probably the third house to be built on the hilltop and is the oldest remaining structure on Thompson Hill. The overhanging third story supported by four columns forming the broad piazza are typical of southern colonial architecture. The Watson Boutique B&B is an eighteenth century getaway, located within easy reach of twentieth century pleasures. In 2018, The House received a new design to create a "Restoration Hardware and French Farmhouse" style, offering you a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Come relax and rejuvenate at our cozy and elegant Coastal Connecticut Bed and Breakfast in Madison, CT. If you're tired of staying at impersonal hotels and motels, and are looking for warm hospitality and pampering - the Tidewater Inn is the place for you. Within walking distance to the quaint shops, galleries, and restaurants of Madison, and within one mile of beautiful Long Island Sound beaches.
An Innkeeper's Place Bed & Breakfast is a Historical Inn built Circa 1778 in the heart of Stafford Springs, CT. We offer three rooms with all the comforts of home plus, high speed wireless internet and cable TV in each room. We are a pet friendly inn for small dogs only. Children of all ages are welcome. Behind the inn sits 200 acres of wild life refuge, perfect for hiking, biking and walking trails.
The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina Bed & Breakfast is an award-winning, beautifully restored, 16-room inn, and a proud member of Select Registry and Distinctive Inns of New England, two groups who showcase and promote Luxury Inns throughout New England and the country. The inn is located on the southeastern Connecticut shoreline and is situated on a hill overlooking boats in our marina, and is walking distance to the many shops, restaurants, bars and cafes on Main Street in the downtown village of Niantic. We are also a short walk to the town’s mile-long Boardwalk which overlooks Long Island Sound, and three local beaches. The Main Inn features 9 guestrooms that virtually sit atop of the Harbor Hill Marina and the Niantic River while the 7 newest guestrooms at the Captain Clark House offer a bit more of a luxurious experience with amenities such as king beds, soaking tubs, gas fireplaces and private balconies. All of the quiet, welcoming rooms at the inn offer private bathrooms and are tastefully and comfortably appointed to suit the needs of any guest looking for that perfect romantic or seasonal getaway. We are a short 20 minute drive to famed Mystic, CT and are centrally located to many of the most popular Mystic Country attractions, wineries and great restaurants. The 16 room Bed and Breakfast has been completely renovated and features modern amenities with a casual seaside elegance that captures the relaxing feel of days long past with wraparound porches, comfortable outdoor wicker and Adirondack seating, beautiful flower gardens and magnificent water views. The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina has won numerous awards over the years including: Voted “Best Inn” for an “Overnight” stay by Connecticut Magazine Sept 2016
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.
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 Margin Street Inn was built in 1849 on the banks of the Pawcatuck River in Westerly, Rhode Island. It was the first of five houses built that made up the historic Perry Homestead, a residential grouping of great distinction to the town of Westerly, Rhode Island. Today, The Inn has two beautifully renovated Colonial and Classic Revival style guest houses, The Main House and Beech House, offering ten well-appointed bedrooms all with private baths and luxury amenities. Our Bed & Breakfast strives to provide guests a low key, casual elegance in which every need is taken care of. A European fare breakfast of fresh baked goods, local frittatas, homemade granola and fresh fruit is provided daily along with snacks and drinks on the sun porch in the evening. Surrounded by over 6 acres of manicured grounds with magnificent specimen trees, 4 out barns. and two docks to come by boat or to fish and explore the river, The Margin Street Inn is the perfect setting for weddings and private events or to simply get away.
One of the finest original homes in Greenport, Fordham House Bed & Breakfast is dedicated to providing lodgings with a higher standard of style, comfort and privacy on Long Island's wonderful semi-rural East End. Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Fordham House throughout February with complimentary Godiva chocolates and champagne.
The Baker House 1650 is the most exclusive Bed & Breakfast in the historic East Hamptons. The Baker House 1650 was named "Most Excellent Inn of America's" by Conde Nast Johansens and is a luxury destination stay in the Hamptons. The property is open year-round for a vacation, romantic getaways, or beautiful wedding venues. https://www.bakerhouse1650.com/
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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.