The Best in Southern Connecticut Country Inns
The air is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and the fall bed and breakfast season is just beginning! Imagine a roaring fire in a century or two old historic mansion, a cup of tea in hand and friends and family by your side.
Take a stroll around the estate; try some local or exotic wines or even head downtown to enjoy the beauty of a quiet New England town. Living in Connecticut we are lucky to have an abundance of amazing places to enjoy a peaceful country inn getaway. While many people head to the Litchfield Hills or Berkshires (an amazing experience for those who have yet to make the trip), perhaps this year you should try heading to the Long Island Sound or Connecticut River valley for your fall escapade.
While many people think of these shoreline places as summer vacation locales, the magnificent fall sunsets, picturesque villages and amazing food make these destinations unique and extremely memorable. The following are a few of the best bed and breakfasts in southern Connecticut.
The Copper Beech Inn
Rated by Zagats as “Extraordinary to Perfection”, the Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton offers “superb food, skilled service, [and offers] a truly romantic and rich setting”. With their award winning 4 star dining room, 22 luxurious suites and accessibility to activities ranging from hiking to opera this inn, perfectly located in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley is one of the best places to stay for a few days this fall.
Copper Beech Inn
46 Main Street, Ivoryton CT 06442
The Inn at Stonington
Recently named Travel and Leisure Magazine’s “Inn of the Month”, this bed and breakfast located in one of the most charming small villages in Connecticut is a must stay for anyone who has yet to visit Stonington Borough. The architecture of the borough’s historic homes alone is worth making this trip, as you feel as though you have been transported to a beautiful place fixed in time. Visitors enjoy unmatched views of the long island sound and amazing dining options within a minutes’ walk of their room.
The Inn at Stonington
60 Water Street Stonington, CT 06378
The Bee and Thistle Inn
For art lovers this inn is the place for you! Aside from their extremely romantic and cozy rooms, this 5 acre estate is surrounded by some of Connecticut’s most prestigious art museums. Located just next door is The Florence Griswold Museum and within walking distance or short drive can be found The Lyme Arts Association Gallery ,Lyme Academy for Fine Arts Gallery, Cooley Gallery, Diane Birdsall Gallery and Gilbert Boro Gallery.
Bee and Thistle Inn
100 Lyme Street Old Lyme, CT 06371