Inns of Distinction Last Updated 7/17

Nothing says New England like a historic inn with a roaring fire and an excellent restaurant.  All these top-rated Connecticut lodgings fit the bill, making them ideal for romantic retreats and girlfriend getaways.

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Bee & Thistle Inn, Old Lyme

Built in 1756 as a judge’s residence, the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme sits on five riverside acres.  Almost all of the rooms have four-poster beds and several have views of the sunken English garden.

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Stonecroft Country Inn, Ledyard

A few minutes from Mystic, the Stonecroft Country Inn in Ledyard once belonged to sea captain Shubel Smith.  Choose from traditional rooms in Smith’s 1807 Georgian Colonial mansion or bunk in the newly renovated post-and-beam barn.

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West Lane Inn, Ridgefield

The West Lane inn is a charming 1849 inn located in one of the state’s most scenic and historic towns. Along with its welcoming front porch and cozy but luxurious rooms, you’ll find top-rated French dining at Bernard’s, just next door.

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The Mansion at Bald Hill, Woodstock

Roxanna Wentworth Bowen, heiress to the Pullman train fortune, built the Woodstock mansion in 1892.  Guests can browse a formal library with floor-to-ceiling books and stroll the bucolic grounds.

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Copper Beech Inn, Ivoryton

Located in the Connecticut River Valley village of Ivoryton, the 1890 inn offers 22 guest rooms and suites decked out with period antiques, oriental rugs and richly texture fabrics.  

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Winvian Farm, Morris

Situated in the Litchfield Hills, Winvian is an unconventional and extraordinary getaway located on a 113-acre private estate adjacent to 4,000-acre White Memorial Foundation. The property includes 18 cottages and suites designed by 15 architects.

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The Mayflower Grace, Washington

The Mayflower Grace Inn & Spa in Washington offers a delightful choice of 30 rooms and 9 suites, each of which is a private haven of luxurious furnishings, 18th and 19th century art, a private library, fireplaces and stunning New England views.