Nestled in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut, The Bee and Thistle Inn is an upscale bed-and-breakfast style inn set in a 1756 mansion that offers a comfortable, home-away-from-home retreat. Built as a residence for a judge and his family, the hotel features ten beautifully appointed guest rooms with romantic four-poster beds, traditional décor and antique furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers, and deluxe amenities.

The Bee and Thistle Inn is home to the Chestnut Grille and Lounge, which serves contemporary, and distinctive New England cuisine for dinner, along with signature cocktails in an elegant lounge and a gourmet breakfast every morning. Spa services and massages are available in a luxurious spa suite by Bonne Santé Wellness Center, and other amenities include flexible spaces for meetings and functions, including weddings and corporate gatherings. The Bee and Thistle Inn is situated in the historic town of Old Lyme, which was once a shipping colony, and is now known as an engaging arts community with local art galleries, museums, restaurants, antique and boutique stores and cafés.

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Guest Accommodations

The Bee and Thistle Inn features ten beautifully appointed and traditionally furnished guest rooms with king or queen-size pillowtop beds dressed in deluxe linens, comforters, and plush pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with claw-foot tubs, showers, high-quality towels and bathrobes, and designer Gilchrest and Soames bath products. Sitting areas have comfortable armchairs and sofas, local artworks on the walls, ornate working fireplaces, and modern comforts such as air-conditioning, flat-screen televisions with cable channels and DVD players, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Dining

The Chestnut Grille and Lounge, which serves contemporary, and distinctive New England cuisine for dinner, along with signature cocktails in an elegant lounge and a gourmet breakfast every morning. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning 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 comforts and guest services at the Bee and Thistle Inn include the onsite Chestnut Grille and Lounge, which serves contemporary, and distinctive New England cuisine for dinner, along with signature cocktails in an elegant lounge and a gourmet breakfast every morning. Spa services and massages are available in a luxurious spa suite by Bonne Santé Wellness Center, and other amenities include flexible spaces for meetings and functions, including weddings and corporate gatherings. The Bee and Thistle Inn is a platform for showcasing the local works artists, exhibiting a variety of art from paintings, drawings, sketches, photography, multimedia sculpture, and textile screen printing.

Weddings & Events

The Bee and Thistle Inn offers a beautiful venue for weddings and special celebrations with exclusive packages and services such as award-winning catering and customized menus from the Chestnut Grille and Lounge, to personalized wedding cakes, flowers, and tent décor.

Local Attractions

The town of Old Lyme, once a shipping colony, became well known in the late nineteenth century as an arts community. The town has remained committed to supporting the arts and preserving its quiet charm. Following this tradition, the Bee and Thistle Inn features artwork from local galleries as well as individual pieces from area artists.

100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371, Phone: 860-434-1667

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