All our Connecticut collections:
A small but populous New England state, Connecticut has always punched far above its weight in America’s story. It's the home of Yale University and the birthplace of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe to name but a few facts. Mid-way on the road between New York and Boston, visitors to this fascinating state are faced at every turn with evidence of Connecticut’s starring role as a cultural leader of the US. Seekers of the best places to stay in Connecticut have a lot to choose from, and in a whole array of different environments.
Parts of the state are very much in the commuter belt of New York City, other parts are genteel villages and towns, while other parts are full of rolling hills and colourful woods and forests.
Winters here are long, and springs are glorious, full of daffodils, azaleas, dogwood, and the state’s flower: mountain laurel. It’s also a foodies paradise, particularly renowned for its range of cheeses as well as top quality meat and fruits.
Maybe you’re after a romantic inn by the shores of Long Island Sound, or a cruise through the tiny islands sprinkled off its shores? Or perhaps you're looking to play the tables at the state’s famous casinos or hunt out antiques in the back streets of the university town New Haven - home of the ivy league’s other most prestigious college? In any case, Connecticut has so much going for it, and most of it within commutable distance of the great North Eastern cities.
There’s a lot packed in to these 13000 square kilometres: zoos, museums, art galleries, famous architecture, wildlife, colourful boutiques, theatre-going opportunities, fine dining, riverboats and steam trains. Connecticut has a lot to boast about, and more than enough to keep the visitor engaged and entertained for weeks or months.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Connecticut comprise mainly historic inns. But we have a wide selection, with something for all tastes and budges.
Made up of five charming Victorian buildings in the historic downtown of Mystic. Each individually decorated room features a range of antique touches, the more plush have fireplaces and deep soaking tubs! Which ever building you choose this is the perfect spot to explore Mystic like a local.
An enchanting riverside Inn, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic. The inn features light and spacious rooms commanding spectacular views of the Mystic River. No better place from which to explore this historic town.
An elegantly restored B&B overlooking the Farmington Valley. The retro chic rooms feature plush draped fourposters, bold wallpaper, soft tones and quaint antique furnishings. Breakfast is served either in the charming cafe or on the stately veranda. The quintessential New England experience.
Relax, rejuvenate, renew, surrounded by manicured gardens, two pools and spa treatments for days. The large, comfortable rooms have private balconies. Kensington's is classic style meets comfort cuisine. Escape for a romantic weekend, girl’s holiday or a mother-daughter catch-up over spa treatments.
Traditional hotel, a renovated country house set in over 50 acres of woodland and immaculately manicured gardens. The spacious rooms are classic in style, many with four-poster beds and rich, homely furnishings. The spa is sleek and the restaurant serves fine fare in a contemporary dining space.
Old Lyme, Connecticut
This 16th century Inn has been lovingly maintained over the years, with each generation adding something to the charm. The decor is retro chic, think four poster beds, fire places and floral wallpaper. The perfect location for weddings, spa weekends and gourmet dinning. Prepare to be pampered!
Luxury boutique in manicured gardens giving an overall European flair. Unique rooms, with antiques and art works, styled to leave guests feeling pampered. Contemporary award-winning French restaurant accompanied by a fantastic wine list. Great spot to relax and base one's self for local exploring.
1775 farmhouse resting in 113 acres of activity filled countryside. The unique, intimate cottages have private sitting rooms, fireplaces, bathtubs and rain showers. Seed to plate restaurant offers a seasonal menu and brilliant bar. Visit the spa or head into the wilderness for family exploring.