Whether you’re looking for priceless antiquities or you just want to stock up on some inexpensive items for yourself or the house, the several flea markets scattered around Connecticut will have just what you need. Flea markets are a great place to find unique goods, such as a lovely vase for your side table or a unique teapot to serve your guests with. Vendors come from all over the East Coast to sell or trade their items at Connecticut's famous markets. The one-of-a-kind finds aren’t the only thing there; clothing, jewelry, fresh fruits and vegetables, and baked goods can be enjoyed by all who attend. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Bethlehem Indoor Flea Market
2.College Mart Flea Market
3.Elephant's Trunk Flea Market
4.Flea Market at the Crossing
6.Flea Market Near Me: New Haven Flea Market
7.Flea Market Near Me: Redwood Country Flea Market
8.Flea Market Near Me: The Woodbury Flea Market
9.Flea Market Near Me: Winchester Grange Fair and Flea Market
10.Antique Market Near Me: Wright’s Barn & Flea Market
10 Best Connecticut Flea Markets
- Bethlehem Indoor Flea Market, Photo: Bethlehem Indoor Flea Market
- College Mart Flea Market, Photo: Courtesy of Alex Green - Fotolia.com
- Elephant's Trunk Flea Market, Photo: Elephant's Trunk Flea Market
- Flea Market at the Crossing, Photo: Flea Market at the Crossing
- Mansfield Marketplace, Photo: Courtesy of guppys - Fotolia.com
- Flea Market Near Me: New Haven Flea Market, Photo: Courtesy of Aliaksandr Kazlou - Fotolia.com
- Flea Market Near Me: Redwood Country Flea Market, Photo: Redwood Country Flea Market
- Flea Market Near Me: The Woodbury Flea Market, Photo: Courtesy of Fiedels - Fotolia.com
- Flea Market Near Me: Winchester Grange Fair and Flea Market, Photo: Courtesy of Fiedels - Fotolia.com
- Antique Market Near Me: Wright’s Barn & Flea Market, Photo: Wright’s Barn & Flea Market
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More Ideas in CT: Manor House Inn
The Manor House Inn is in Norfolk, Connecticut. The Inn runs as a small bed and breakfast close to the city center. Just a short distance away are musical venues, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities that complement the comfortable luxury of what guests will find when visiting Manor House. The Inn won the award of being the Best of Connecticut many years in a row.
The Manor House Inn has both rooms and suites as potential accommodations.
There are seven suites available for overnight stays at the Inn - The Spofford, The Victorian, The Clemens, The English Garden, The Morgan, The Country French, and The Lincoln. The suites feature either a king size or queen size bed. Some of the larger suites have their private balconies as well. Other potential amenities include gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, skylights, walk-in tile showers, and comfortable sitting areas.
There are also two deluxe rooms available - the Le Chambre and the Audubon. The rooms feature an either a full or a queen size bed, and either a walk-in shower or a clawfoot shower and tub,
All accommodations at the Inn are non-smoking.
While the Manor House Inn does not offer meals all day, they do serve breakfast. Breakfast is made with as many fresh, local products as possible. Some of the local products used are herbs, cheese, jams, produce, eggs, and sweet maple syrup. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am with fresh coffee and tea, and food comes out to the private tables between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. Some inn guest favorites have been the french toast and the asparagus frittata. The staff at the Inn is happy to work with food allergies and preferences including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and more.
The area surrounding the Manor House Inn is full of activities.
Norfolk has a wide variety of world-class music venues. There is the Infinity Hall Norfolk, which was built in 1883 and restored in 2007. The site can hold up to 300 people and holds concerts with a top-notch sound system. Infinity Hall also has a bistro-style restaurant for guests to dine at either before, during, or after a show. Another musical option is the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, which is held on both Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August. Concerts are held in the local Music Shed and feature graduate students from the local area. The festival also has free concerts Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings in the summer.
Inn guests who enjoy hiking can access three different state parks as well as 6000 acres of public forest land not far from the grounds. Nearby is the Haystack Mountain State Park, Campbell Falls State Park, Dennis Hills State Park, and the Great Mountain Forest. These areas offer waterfalls, mountains, hiking trails, and more. Most trails are perfectly fine for beginning hikers or even smaller children. Parents can bring a stroller or buggy so the kids can enjoy the trails as well.
For water activities, guests can visit the local Wood Creek Pond for canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding. There is also Twin Lakes, which is set in the mountains, and famously known for its phenomenal trout fishing opportunities around the entire state of Connecticut.
There are also many diverse cultural activities. The Norman Rockwell Museum is a family favorite, as is the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Guests can also visit the Harney and Sons Tea Room, which is the same tea that is served daily with breakfast.
There are many shopping areas in the Norfolk area. While the area is known for unique antiquing opportunities, there are also a variety of craft shops, outlet malls, bookshops, and art galleries. There is the Housatonic Trading Company, with antiques, fine art, and a pastry shop, or nearby Woodbury, which has been given the nickname of the “antique capital of the state.” Inn guests can spend hours wandering through the shops.
One of the things the local area is known for is a different amount of wine offerings. The Manor House is nicknamed "the wine trail" because of the many wine offerings visitors may explore. Sunset Meadow Vineyards is one of the best, recently making the list of the top 101 Wineries in the United States. The vineyard is open year-round and offers chocolate pairings. Another local winery is also the first that was established in the state of Connecticut, Haight Brown Vineyard. This vineyard is also open year-round and offers both cheese and chocolate pairings as well as wine education classes.
69 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, CT, 06058, Phone: 860-542-5690
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More Ideas in CT: The Copper Beech Inn
The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton, Connecticut features guest rooms and suites in three historic buildings located on a centuries-old estate. There is an award-winning dining experience, multiple activities, and an abundance of local tours. Guests can enjoy solitude or socialization, depending on what they want from their stay.
Rooms and Suites
The Copper Beech Inn has 22 guest rooms and suites. The rooms and suites are in the Main House, the Carriage House, and the Comstock House.
The Main House has four of those rooms, all of which are original to the Comstock estate. These are some of the most deluxe rooms and suites at The Copper Beech Inn. Inn guests can choose from The Copper Beech Suite, the Garden Suite (Room 102), Room 104, and Room 105.
The Carriage House (named for its original use as a housing for horse-drawn carriages) has an additional nine rooms, many of which still have the original beam and post vaulted ceilings.
Finally, the Comstock House is home to the remaining nine rooms. It was recently remodeled to offer European style bathrooms made from limestone and travertine.
There are no elevators at The Copper Beech Inn, so only some of the rooms and suites are accessible to those with physical disabilities. Room 210, Room 211, Room 212, Room 214, and Room 215 at The Carriage House are available, as well as Room 301, Room 311, Room 312, Room 313, and Room 314 in The Comstock House. The Main House has no first-floor rooms or suites. Guests should contact the staff ahead of a stay to verify accessibility and to have any questions answered.
Each room and suite have a private bath, telephone, air conditioning unit, and complimentary wireless internet access. The beds include a pillow top, memory foam mattress and a choice of either down or non-allergenic pillows and comforters. Each bathroom provides comfortable bathrobes, European-style lighted makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers.
The Oak Room is a bar and eatery that has won multiple awards for its service and unique dishes. It is found at The Copper Beech Inn has been recently renovated. The bar and its attached dining area were designed to provide a casual atmosphere, while the main dining room is more formal and upscale. There is a fireplace in the bar area that adds a glow and an intimate, warm vibe to the room.
The area surrounding The Copper Beech Inn called the Lower Connecticut River Valley is well known for its immense amount of mostly outdoor activities offered. Guests can stop by the front desk and ask the staff or the innkeeper about the available options. The staff can also help guests book tours, give directions, and guide them.
For guests visiting The Copper Beech Inn during the winter, one of the unique opportunities is the ability to watch the eagle’s fish and nest. This is best done by taking a Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruise about the River Quest. A knowledgeable naturalist guides the tours. Binoculars are free for every patron, and hot coffee is provided. The tour also includes admission to the local museum gallery exhibition of the “Eagles of Essex.”
Also, in the winter are a variety of local sports, like the UCONN Huskies (basketball) and the Hartford Wolfpack and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (ice hockey teams).
Fans of craft beer and wine will visit and take a tour of one of the local breweries or wineries.
Craft beer people can visit Thimble Island Brewing Company, Stony Creek Brewery, Olde Burnside Brewing Company, Two Roads Brewing Company, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, and 30 Mile Brewing Company.
Those who enjoy wine can visit Chambard Vineyards, Rosabianca Vineyards, Priam Vineyards, Staehly Farm Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery, Gouveia Vineyards, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Stonington Vineyards, and Sharpe Hill Vineyards.
For Inn guests who enjoy cultural activities, there are many in the local area as well. Visit the Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Historical Society, and the Essex Art Association in Essex, the Florence Griswold Museum and the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, and the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, and Peabody Museum of Natural History.
There are also various music and theater events in the surrounding area.
In town, guests can visit The Ivoryton Playhouse for professional theater year-round, which is only a mile from the Inn. Also, in the local area is the Goodspeed Opera House and The Kate (a cultural arts center in honor of Katharine Hepburn). There are also multiple other options within a 30-minute drive of The Copper Beech Inn.
There are also many 18-hole public golf courses near Ivoryton.
For Inn guests who want a spa experience, there are two in the local area as well. Guests can enjoy a relaxing time just moments from The Copper Beech. There is one in Westbrook and another in Essex.
There are a variety of malls and shopping centers. Guests can shop at the Crystal Mall in Waterford or one of the outlet malls in either Clinton or Westbrook.
46 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, 06442, Phone: 860-767-0330
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More Ideas in CT: The Wallingford Victorian Inn
Set in an ornate Victorian-style house dating back to the late 1800s, the Wallingford Victorian Inn is a luxury bed-and-breakfast that offers a quintessential Wallingford retreat. The elegant inn features beautifully appointed accommodations and inviting communal areas such as a library, music room and parlor, a formal dining room where a gourmet breakfast is served every morning, and complimentary on-site parking.
Guest rooms and suite are individually decorated with antique furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and modern amenities, and additional facilities include Tesla charging stations for guests with electric cars and complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property. The Wallingford Victorian Inn is ideally situated for enjoying a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city, or for exploring the surrounding area and its attractions such as the Wharton Brook State Park and the Oakdale Theatre.
The Wallingford Victorian Inn features five beautifully appointed, individually decorated guest rooms with paneled ceilings, wooden floors, luxurious carpets and rugs, and handcrafted, antique furnishings. All guest rooms have king or queen-size four-poster beds with high-thread-count sheets, goose-down comforters, and plush pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with showers, whirlpool tubs, towel warmers, luxury towels and Ashley Manor spa robes, and Ashley Manor signature bath amenities. Sitting areas have comfortable armchairs and fireplaces, and modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docking stations, hairdryers, and complimentary wireless Internet.
Located on the second floor, the Elizabeth Hull Suite features a romantic four-poster queen-size bed dressed in high-thread-count sheets, goose-down comforters, and plush pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with multi-head rain shower, towel warmers, luxury towels and Ashley Manor spa robes, and Ashley Manor signature bath amenities. The room is furnished with period antiques, a writing desk, and chair and has a private balcony with lovely views over the Main Street.
The Georgiana Tibbits Suite is found on the second floor and offers an antique king-size four poster bed dressed in high-thread-count sheets, goose-down comforters, and plush pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a large soaking Jacuzzi tub, towel warmers, luxury towels and Ashley Manor spa robes, and Ashley Manor signature bath amenities. A sitting area has a wooden floor with carpets, period antiques, a writing desk and chair and a private balcony with lovely views over the Main Street.
Located on the second floor of the inn, the Charles Suite is decorated with period antiques and has a writing desk and chair, an antique king-size four poster bed dressed in high-thread-count sheets, goose-down comforters, and plush pillows, and a private balcony with lovely views over the Main Street. An en-suite bathroom has a shower, towel warmers, luxury towels and Ashley Manor spa robes, and Ashley Manor signature bath amenities.
The Gurdon Hull Suite has hardwood floors with inlay carpeting, detailed vintage woodwork, and red paisley wallpaper and features a queen-size brass bed dressed in high-thread-count sheets, goose-down comforters, and plush pillows. An en-suite bathroom has Jacuzzi tub and shower, towel warmers, luxury towels and Ashley Manor spa robes, and Ashley Manor signature bath amenities.
The Margret Taber Suite is a charming two-room family suite on the third floor with an antique, queen-size four-poster bed dressed in high-thread-count sheets, goose-down comforters, and plush pillows and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, towel warmers, luxury towels and Ashley Manor spa robes, and Ashley Manor signature bath amenities. The second bedroom has a double sleeper sofa, a sitting area with a large screen television and period antiques, and modern comforts such as an iPod docking station, hairdryer, and complimentary wireless Internet.
A complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the formal dining room and includes freshly baked bread and pastries, seasonal fruit, cereals and yogurt, a variety of signature dishes, and freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.
Amenities and Recreation
Deluxe amenities at the Wallingford Victorian Inn include a library, a comfortable living room, and a porch where guests can relax, and a formal dining room where a gourmet breakfast and formal afternoon tea is served. Additional amenities include complimentary on-site parking with a Tesla charging station, complimentary bottled water, wine glasses and wine openers in every room, and high-speed wireless Internet throughout.
The Wallingford Victorian Inn is located within the quaint New England town of Wallingford, which is home to a variety of galleries, museums, and historic sites, as well as restaurants, cafés, bars, and markets. The Linear Trail offers excellent hiking, the Oakdale Theatre has scheduled performances every week, and there are several local wineries to enjoy. The Inn is located within a short drive from New Haven and Hartford.
245 N Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492, Phone: 203-265-1200
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