10 Romantic Weekend Trips in Connecticut
Connecticut is a perfect state for romantic getaways. There are plenty of parks, beaches, historic towns, and beautiful little inns to stay in and explore nearby attractions. You can visit Old Saybrook, Norfolk, Mystic, Glastonbury, Greenwich, and many other great destinations for the time of your life.
Here is a list of ten places where you can stay while exploring:
1. Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
This inn is located right on the Long Island Sound and offers 82 rooms. The rooms come in many styles: regular rooms, villas, and guesthouses. This variety of accommodations will definitely fit everybody's needs, whether you are traveling as a couple or as a part of a group.
All guests love picturesque views, 5-star spa, amazing health club, and a state-of-the-art Fresh Salt restaurant. The hotel has its personal marina, so you can arrive here by boat or sail.
2. Stonecroft Country Inn
This place is surrounded by over six acres of beautifully maintained gardens and lawns. The entire territory is guarded by a 200 year old stone wall, adding an old English charm to the property. This inn is a unique bed and breakfast experience for visitors, who came to see Mystic. The town is lively, known for its Seaport, Aquarium, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
There are a few different accommodation types on the property. Guests can stay in the 1807 House in renovated rooms with many original features, pine floors, and private baths. The house has 4 rooms and 6 fireplaces. Other guests might enjoy the Yellow Barn. It offers 6 spacious suites with antique furniture, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, heated towel racks, and all other standard amenities. The Barn has sitting areas, access to beautiful gardens, complete with a waterfall and a pond, terrace, and three-course breakfast outside. Learn about Best Things to Do in Connecticut.
3. Inn at Stonington
The inn is located close to the water, with all of the 18 rooms facing it. The historic village of Stonington Borough is just a short walk from the Dubois beach, surrounded by antiques stores, lovely restaurants, and plenty of shopping opportunities. The rooms in the inn are uniquely decorated, offer luxurious linens, fireplaces, balconies, stunning bathrooms, and beautiful views. It can't get more romantic than this.
The facility also has fitness room, free continental breakfast, and wine and cheese refreshments in the afternoons. Visitors can book sailing, kayaking, and boat cruises in the village.
4. Mountain View Inn
The inn is located near Norfolk that is known for its fairytale like beauty, greenery, historic homes, Bell Tower, gardens, and winding roads. The Mountain View Inn fits here perfectly and is full of that old world charm. Beautifully restored Victorian main building is surrounded by three acres of stunning mountain side. Additional seven rooms and a guest house are located behind the main house.
The rooms are all different and feature antique furniture, décor and art, they are cozy, comfy, include luxurious baths and Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy beautiful grounds, relax by the fireplaces, swing under an old sugar maple tree or just hang out on the porch.
For those looking for fun, there is the Yale University Summer Music Festival just across the street. Music Mountain, where you can enjoy a lively music scene, is a short drive away. You can also visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and hike on scenic paths all over the place.
5. Fitch Claremont Vineyard B&B
This cute bed and breakfast is a perfect place to stay for any wine lover. It is located in the vineyard, near Mystic Village, Mohegan Sun and Foxwood casinos. 1790 Fitch Claremont House has had a long history and is now transformed to its current state from a farmhouse, a "public house", and an aristocratic residency back in the day.
30 acres around it are a working farm and vineyard. The inn has 4 upscale rooms, decorated with antiques, private baths, and fireplaces. Each room includes a complimentary bottle of wine and a supply of a lot more if needed. Guests are treated with a full breakfast, fresh breads, pastries, and other local delicacies.
6. The Wallingford Victorian Inn
The main building was built in the late 19th century Victorian style. It has been lovingly preserved and renovated. Every detailed is polished and intricate, from patterned masonry chimneys and textured shingles, to intricate, fine reliefs and latticed porches. The inn is furnished with beautiful antiques in each of 5 rooms. The lavish deco will whisk you off to a romantic past, but with all the modern touches you could ever desire.
The suites are complete with sitting areas, luxurious bathrooms, TV, Wi-Fi, fancy linens, and more. The breakfast is included and is served in a beautiful wood-paneled room. Visitors love checking out the Wallingford town and taking in all the restaurants, shops, galleries, and beautiful walking opportunities.
7. The Inn at Kent Falls
The Inn at Kent Falls' main building was built in 1741. It has been meticulously maintained and renovated all the way to this day. Guests can enjoy the spirit of the past without sacrificing any modern luxuries. Three spacious suits and three queen size rooms have private baths, TV, internet, and luxurious linens. The property is surrounded by 2.5 acres of lush gardens, complete with a brook, a waterfall, and a pool.
Guests are treated to a tasty breakfast, after which they can relax in a French style living room, adorned with a colonial-size fireplace. Surrounding attractions include Housatonic River, Lime Rock, Lake Waramaug, Appalachian Trail, various vineries, antique shopping, art galleries, and skiing at Mohawk Mountain.
8. Thimble Islands B&B
This cozy bed and breakfast is located on the water's edge in the Stony Creek village. The inn is elegant, sophisticated, very private, but still close to beaches, village parks, boat tours, shops, restaurants, nature, and culture. The B&B has only two rooms, overlooking the Long Island Sound and Thimble Islands.
Both rooms are decorated with marble, complete with fine linens and comfy armchairs. Guest can use a big living room, sit by the huge fireplace, work in media room, have a bite in the dining room, relax on the porch, and enjoy a lovely terrace, leading to the garden. Breakfasts are a masterpiece here, soft drinks are offered all day, and afternoons are relaxing with wine and cheese.
9. The Bee and Thistle Inn
Judge William Noyes built this Georgian house in 1756. It has been an inn since 1930s. It has 10 rooms; all luxuriously decorated with antiques, sitting areas, fine art and linens, offering serene escape from the everyday life. Most rooms have antique four-poster beds and views to Lieutenant River.
The inn has its own Chestnut Grille and offers modern gourmet menu and live music a few times per week. The facility is also equipped with a stunning Bonne Sante Spa and Wellness Center. The Bee and Thistle inn is located in the Old Lyme village, where visitors can see Florence Griswold Museum, Rocky Neck State Park close by, and Connecticut College.
10. Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn
The inn is tucked in the forested six acres of beautiful land, secluded, private, and romantic. While couples will enjoy the serene environment, entertainment is not that far away – ten minutes to Mystic and just a short distance to Foxwood Casino. See also Weekend Getaways in Mystic, Connecticut.
The inn has six big, uniquely decorated rooms, including fireplaces, upscale bathrooms, and Jacuzzis. The rooms have beautiful views, and the cottage is dog-friendly.
The inn strives to entertain guests and offers croquet on its grounds, grills and dining pergola, and fire pit for marshmallow roasting and story-telling evenings. Close by attractions include 1881 BF Clyde's Cider Mill, Fort Griswold Battlefield and Monument, and Mystic Seaport Museum.