Connecticut is home to many charming inns that provide the perfect base for getting to know nearby towns and cities. Visit Old Saybrook, Norfolk, Mystic, Glastonbury, Greenwich and other beautiful CT destinations. If you are looking for weekend ideas on the East Coast, Connecticut is a beautiful state to explore on your romantic getaway. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

Delamar Southport, Connecticut

Delamar Southport, Connecticut

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A true boutique hotel, Delamar Southport offers guests luxury, elegance, comfort and wonderful hospitality. Each of the 45 guestrooms and suites has been individually appointed to the highest standards to ensure every guest’s expectations are exceeded.

While all the guestrooms are beautiful, the superior rooms and suites offer added little extras like Nespresso coffee machines and separate seating areas.

The spa has a couples’ treatment room where you can enjoy your choice of soothing massages or treatments side by side. The onsite restaurant Artisan spoils guests with an elevated dining experience to enhance your romantic getaway.

Delamar Southport, 275 Old Post Road, Southport, CT 06890, 203 259 2800

Winvian Farm, Litchfield Mills, Connecticut

Winvian Farm, Litchfield Mills, Connecticut

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Couples who are in need of a restorative country break will love Winvian Farm, peacefully located in the Litchfield Hills.

This luxurious retreat is spread out over 113 tranquil acres, and comprises 18 beautifully appointed cottages and the Hadley Suite. All the guests have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their surroundings – bikes are available at each cottage for exploring the estate.

The cottages are all different (each one had a different architect) but luxury and intimacy weaves a common thread.

There is an enormous outdoor pool where you can relax and soak up some sun as you prepare for the highlight of your day – dinner in The Restaurant, where you will feast on a seasonal farm-to-table fine-dining fare.

Winvian Farm, 155 Alain White Road, Morris, CT 06763, 860 567 9600

Inn at Stonington - 1 hour 35 minutes

Inn at Stonington - 1 hour 35 minutes

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The Inn at Stonington is a beautiful waterfront 18-room inn located in the historic village of Stonington Borough, Connecticut.

Just a short stroll from the lovely Dubois beach, several excellent restaurants, antique shops and galleries, the Inn offers 18 uniquely decorated spacious rooms with luxury linens, balconies, fireplaces, spacious bathrooms with stone tiles and scenic views of the village or Fisher’s Island Sound.

If you are looking for romantic getaways in Connecticut near a beach, this is a great choice.

Guests can enjoy a fitness room in the basement, fresh continental breakfast and wine and cheese afternoon parties in the parlor. Sailing, kayaking and boat cruises of all kinds are easy to arrange in the village. More info

60 Water Street, Stonington, Connecticut 06378, 860-535-2000

Mountain View Green Retreat - 1 hour 15 minutes

Mountain View Green Retreat - 1 hour 15 minutes

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Norfolk is almost fairytale beautiful, with its lovely village green, old bell towers, lovingly restored historic homes, magnificent gardens and quaint winding roads.

The Mountain View Green Retreat fits perfectly into this Old World landscape as it is a beautifully restored Victorian surrounded by three acres of picturesque mountainside, seven spectacular rooms and a charming guest house behind the main inn.

All rooms are individually decorated and are full of antiques, period décor and precious art, cozy and comfortable, with private luxurious bathrooms and free wifi.

Guests are invited to stroll through the spacious grounds, enjoy a quiet moment by the fireplace, swing under a 200 year old Sugar Maple or relax on the porch and charming Victorian courtyard.

Just across the road is the world famous Yale University Summer Music Festival. A 20 minute drive will take visitors to Music Mountain with its lively music scene, and road racing enthusiast should not miss the visit to the Lime Rock Park. Nearby is also the Norman Rockwell Museum, and scenic paths are all around for a lovely afternoon hike.

Mountain View Green Retreat, 67 Litchfield Rd, Norfolk, Connecticut 06058, 860-542-7941

Steamboat Inn - 1 hour 30 minutes from Bridgeport, CT

Steamboat Inn -  1 hour 30 minutes from Bridgeport, CT

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If you come to Mystic by boat, you can dock it right under your bedroom window. The Steamboat Inn is Mystic’s only waterfront property and has its own spacious dock.

This luxurious intimate 11-room Inn is located in the heart of historic Mystic, a walking distance from great restaurants, galleries and antique shops. Not far are Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

Beautiful, spacious rooms feature exquisite antique décor and exceptional comfort, with private baths, sitting areas, some with fireplaces, whirlpools, desks and splendid views of the water and the docks.

Free wireless Internet is available in all the Inn’s rooms and a full breakfast is served in the George C. Moon common room.

Guests are also offered complimentary refreshments throughout the day and sherry and cookies every evening. Bikes are available for those interested in exploring the surrounds.

73 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, 860-536-8300

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa - 50 minutes from Bridgeport, CT

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa - 50 minutes from Bridgeport, CT

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Located directly on the shore of Long Island Sound, the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa is unique among Connecticut vacation spots.

The Inn offers over 82 guestrooms in a variety of styles, including regular rooms, villas and guesthouses.

This flexibility means this is a great vacation choice for couple’s or a group and regardless of their room choice, guests will enjoy a comfortable environment with breath-taking views. The inn also offers 5-star quality amenities such as an award winning spa, state-of-the-art health club and the charming Fresh Salt restaurant. If you are looking for romantic getaways in CT that accommodate arrival by sea, there is a marina for vessels up to 230 feet. Keep reading below for some of the best best inns in CT.

Two Bridge Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475, 860-395-2000

The Spa at Norwich Inn

The Spa at Norwich Inn

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Combining the best features of a classic boutique hotel with ambiance of an historic inn, the Spa at Norwich Inn is hard to beat for a romantic getaway weekend.

Spread over a spacious 42 acres, this destination spa and hotel offers 100 beautifully appointed rooms designed to offer a peaceful cocoon where you can relax, rest and regenerate.

You can choose from a deluxe guestroom, suite or villa, depending on your preferences. The spa is the pulsating heart of the resort; it boasts 27 treatment rooms, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and a hot tub.

Fitness classes are available and there is a long menu of pampering treatments and massages for couples to enjoy.

The Spa at Norwich Inn, 607 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT 03060, 860 425 3500

The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina - 1 hour 15 minutes from Bridgeport, CT

The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina - 1 hour 15 minutes from Bridgeport, CT

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Only a two hour drive or a boat ride from Boston or New York City, where beautiful Niantic River meets the ocean, The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is perched on a hill overlooking the marina, docks and the river.

The Main Inn has 9 guestrooms in a fully restored turn-of-the-century lodging. All rooms have a private bath, beautiful views of the water, cable TV, romantic paddle fans, CD player and air conditioning.

The Captain Clark House is a 7 room beautifully restored turn-of the-century Victorian home. Each room has unique décor with period pieces, king pillow-top beds, fans, air conditioning, flat screen TV and private bathrooms with a rain shower and an oversized soaking bathtub.

All rooms have water views and some have fireplaces and balconies. Guests are offered a delicious breakfast buffet in the Bayview and Ship's Wheel dining rooms.

Snacks and refreshments are always available. The Inn is located within walking distance to Niantic Village and its popular restaurants, antique shops, a movie theater, several beaches and the Niantic Bay Boardwalk.

60 Grand St, Niantic, Connecticut 06357, 860-739-0331

The Mayflower Inn and Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

The Mayflower Inn and Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection

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Bringing together the best of New England hospitality and all the charm of a country retreat, the Mayflower Inn and Spa is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

You will find the inn nestled in the heart of Litchfield County, just 2 hours north of New York City, where it is surrounded by more than 50 acres of lush landscaped gardens.

This is a perfect place to escape your stresses and spend time getting to know each other again.

The guestrooms and suites are the last word in refined luxury and you will find it hard to leave your peaceful cocoon to enjoy all the onsite amenities and the delicious farm-to-fork cuisine.

The Mayflower Inn and Spa, 118 Woodbury Road, CT-47, Washington, CT 06793, 866 217 0869

Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast - 30 minutes from Bridgeport

Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast - 30 minutes from Bridgeport

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Located on the water’s edge in the scenic Stony Creek village only about 12 miles from New Haven, Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast is a luxurious, elegant inn, secluded and private and only minutes from beaches, village greens, boat tours, quaint shops, restaurants, vibrant cultural life and abundant nature.

The Bed and Breakfast has two beautiful rooms overlooking the Long Island Sound and picturesque Thimble Islands.

Both have luxury marble bathrooms, fine linens and comfortable armchairs. Guests enjoy a cozy living room with a romantic fireplace, media room, dining room, screened porch, beautiful terrace overlooking the garden and free Internet.

A lavish gourmet breakfast in the morning, soft drinks throughout the day and afternoon wine and cheese all add to the welcoming feel of this lovely retreat.

28 W Point Rd, Branford, Connecticut 06405, 203-488-3693

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The Daniel Rust House Bed and Breakfast

The Daniel Rust House Bed and Breakfast

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The Daniel Rust House is a piece of Coventry history. Built in 1731 and established in 1800 as a rest house for tired travelers, it continues its tradition with three lovely rooms and a cottage, all furnished and decorated with period antiques from American Colonial times, with air-conditioning, fireplaces, canopy beds and private bathrooms.

Guests enjoy cozy, welcoming common rooms such as the tavern room which features the cooking hearth, always the center for gatherings, the Stone Room is comfortably furnished for quiet reading and a serene covered porch overlooks the lovingly tended garden and two acres of orchards and perennial beds.

Hearty country breakfast is offered every morning and coffee and tea are served early in the dining room.

2011 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238, 860-742-0032

Madison Beach Hotel, a Romantic Getaway for Couples

Madison Beach Hotel, a Romantic Getaway for Couples

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Beach-loving couples will be hard put to find a more perfect destination for a romantic weekend than the Madison Beach Hotel, overlooking Long Island Sound in Madison, CT.

The hotel is located just a few steps from the beach and the majority of the rooms have views out over the shoreline or Long Island Sound.

The hotel has an on-site fitness room and their Sounds of the Sea Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate together.

Why not enjoy a romantic walk along the beach before you settle in for drinks and dining at The Wharf, which offers fine dining and even finer views.

Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, CT 06443, 203 245 1404

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Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn, Connecticut

Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn, Connecticut

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Snuggled in the heart of a beautiful, forested six acres, secluded and romantic, Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn in Ledyard is only a ten minute drive from historic Mystic as well as Foxwoods Casino.

The Inn has six spacious, individually decorated rooms with fireplaces and luxury bathrooms with whirlpools, and lovely views. A dog-friendly cottage offers privacy and serenity.

Guests can enjoy a game of croquet on the inn’s grounds, grill up some food in the dining pergola and meet fellow travelers while roasting marshmallows over the fire pit.

The Inn is a great base for exploring nearby attractions such as 1881 BF Clyde's Cider Mill, Fort Griswold Battlefield & Monument and Mystic Seaport Museum. More info

780 Lantern Hill Rd, Ledyard, CT 06339, 860-572-0483

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The Whaler’s Inn

The Whaler’s Inn

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Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic, just half a block from the Historic Bascule Drawbridge and scenic Mystic River, restaurants, shops and the world famous Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea, The Whaler’s Inn is the largest inn in this historic charming village.

It has a range of different rooms and suites located in five beautifully maintained Victorian-style houses in downtown Mystic.

The rooms are beautifully and uniquely decorated with period touches and have private bathrooms, free wifi and flat-screen TVs.

Some rooms feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and/or sitting areas. Gourmet continental breakfast is served in the Hoxie House, the main inn building, in a cozy hospitality room. The inn’s own Four-Star Restaurant Bravo Bravo serves excellent Italian food.

20 East Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355, 860-536-1506

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The Connecticut River Valley Inn

The Connecticut River Valley Inn

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The Connecticut River Valley Inn is a meticulously renovated historic five bedroom bed and breakfast built in 1740 and located in the heart of Glastonbury's historic district.

It sits on a beautifully landscaped two acre property, a few minute walk from the scenic river trail, high quality shops and restaurants.

Romantic rooms are spacious, comfortable, private and quiet, with lovely fireplaces, balconies, fine linens and opulent bathrooms and offer all the modern conveniences such as wireless Internet and LCD TVs.

Guests are served a gourmet home cooked breakfast prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

2195 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033, 860-633-7374

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The Goodwin Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut

The Goodwin Hotel, Hartford, Connecticut

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The Goodwin Hotel has been an iconic Hartford, CT landmark for more than 140 years. The historic building was originally constructed to be a high-end apartment block in 1881 and was converted into an appealing boutique hotel in the 1980’s.

Thoughtful renovation has resulted in a modern hotel which is still full of historic charm and ambiance. The guestrooms, suites and duplex condos are really special; each has been individually appointed to offer discerning guests the last word in luxury.

For a special romantic getaway you can request a room with a romantic fireplace. The hotel also offers a very special Romance Packages to enhance your getaway.

The Goodwin Hotel, 1 Haynes Street, Hartford, CT 06103, 860 246 1881

Stonecroft Country Inn - 1 hour 15 minutes

Stonecroft Country Inn - 1 hour 15 minutes

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Surrounded by more than six acres of beautiful gardens and lawns and two hundred year old stone walls, Stonecroft Country Inn is a charming bed and breakfast near the lively, quaint town of Mystic, Connecticut, famous for its Seaport and Aquarium as well as Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.

Guests can opt to stay in the 1807 House with four luxurious guest rooms with wide pine plank floors, original features and private baths.

Three rooms have fireplaces.

The house has four common rooms and six fireplaces. The Yellow Barn, a huge converted post and beam barn, offers six magnificent spacious suites with antique furniture, air-conditioning, fireplaces, widescreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a whirlpool tub, separate shower, heated towel rack, a coffee maker and an access to the large deck overlooking the gardens.

The barn has sitting areas, a dining room and an outdoor terrace. All guests can enjoy the magnificent, well maintained gardens with waterfall and a pond as well as a three-course breakfast served in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the gardens when weather permits.

515 Pumpkin Hill Rd, Ledyard, Connecticut 06339, 860-572-0771

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Silas W. Robbins House Bed and Breakfast

Silas W. Robbins House Bed and Breakfast

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Travel back in time and enjoy breakfast al fresco on the front porch of the stunning Silas W. Robbins House Bed and Breakfast.

This large Victorian home has been meticulously and lovingly restored to allow visitors the chance to stay in an inn that is both stately and elegant.

Breakfast includes coffee, juice and fresh fruit, as well as orange zest French toast.

Entrees change daily and seasonally. All 5 rooms are finely and beautifully appointed with interiors reflecting the period of this home. Each room also has its own private bathroom. Attention to detail and impeccable hospitality are hallmarks of this property.

185 Broad Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109, 860-571-8733

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Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton

Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton

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The Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton is a good option for a romantic weekend getaway, offering luxurious accommodation and easy access to all the great attractions of the Mystic area.

The modern guestrooms are decorated in soothing neutrals to create a relaxing atmosphere and offer little luxuries like a mini-fridge, coffee machine, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Area attractions include the very popular Mystic Aquarium and the Mystic Seaport Museum. You can spend your days exploring wineries and breweries, kayaking, golfing or simply relaxing by the pool.

The on-site Octagon Restaurant serves American cuisine using fresh locally sourced produce.

625 North Road, (Route 117), Groton, CT 06340, 866 446 2601

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The B&B at Bartlett Farm

The B&B at Bartlett Farm

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A getaway on a working family-owned farm is just what guests will experience at the B&B at Bartlett Farm.

The Bartlett family has owned the farmhouse since it was built around 1784 and today share it with guests while also maintaining the small farm throughout the year.

Located in one of Connecticut’s oldest town, Guilford, the bed and breakfast offers guests one of 3 rooms, all with private baths and in-room television.

Wireless Internet is available throughout the house. Rates include breakfast served daily and often made with produce and ingredients raised on the farm itself.

564 Great Hill Road, Guilford, CT 06437, 203-457-1657

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Heritage Hotel, Spa, Golf and Conference Center, Southbury

Heritage Hotel, Spa, Golf and Conference Center, Southbury

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Southbury is a great destination for a romantic getaway weekend, and the Heritage Hotel is an obvious choice for fun-loving couples.

The contemporary guestrooms and suits offer all the comforts of home and all look out over the river or the gardens.

This is an ideal hotel for golfing couples, offering 2 different courses for you to play.

You could warm up on the 9-hole Pomperaug course before moving on to enjoy a round at the 18-hole championship Heritage Village Country Club.

Other on-site amenities include the Spa, indoor pool and fitness center. Near-by you can explore vineyard and brewery trails, visit a few local museums or go hiking in the Southford Falls State Park.

The Heritage Hotel, Golf and Spa, 522 Heritage Rd, Southbury, CT 06488, 203 246 8200

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Scranton Seahorse Inn

Scranton Seahorse Inn

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The Scranton Seahorse Inn offers guests the choice of 7 tranquilly-appointed rooms, each with a private bath. This Greek revival home was originally built in 1833 and provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a charming piece of New England history while still being close to locally owned, specialty boutiques, independent restaurants and, of course, the sea shore.

The Seahorse Inn offers numerous unique packages for special occasions including “Cocktails and Tarot Cards,” “Babymoon Getaway” and “Madison Dinner Date” packages. A full breakfast is served daily and includes freshly made pastries, homemade granola and a daily hot entrée.

818 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443, 203-245 0550

Stanton House Inn, Connecticut

Stanton House Inn, Connecticut

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Built in 1850, the Stanton House Inn, was a private residence for over 100 years. Offering 20 individually decorated rooms and suites, the Stanton House now mixes historical details with modern comforts and amenities. Located in romantic Greenwich, the inn’s location is perfect for a rural getaway.

Visitors may enjoy afternoon tea in the formal dining room or relax with a good book in the parlor. Complimentary breakfast is served seasonally in the dining room or on the open-air patio. If visiting in the winter, guests can warm up by one of the common area fireplaces and summer visitors can take a dip in the pool to cool off.

76 Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, 203-869-2110

Driving Distances from Bridgeport

From Bridgeport, CT To Driving Time
Old Saybrook, CT50 minutes
Ledyard, CT1 hour 15 minutes
Stonington, CT1 hour 35 minutes
Norfolk, CT1 hour 15 minutes
Mystic, CT1 hour 30 minutes
Bozrah, CT1 hour 20 minutes
Wallingford, CT35 minutes
Niantic, CT1 hour 15 minutes
Kent, CT1 hour 15 minutes
Branford, CT30 minutes
Coventry, CT1 hour 15 minutes
Old Lyme, CT1 hour
Ledyard, CT1 hour 15 minutes
Mystic, CT1 hour 30 minutes
Glastonbury, CT1 hour 10 minutes
Fairfield, CT5 minutes 25 seconds
Old Saybrook, CT50 minutes
Old Mystic, CT1 hour, 15 minutes
Haddam, CT1 hour
Wethersfield, CT1 hour 5 minutes
Tolland, CT1 hour 10 minutes
Guilford, CT35 minutes
Manchester, CT1 hour
Madison, CT40 minutes
Greenwich, CT35 minutes

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