Get a Room with a Foliage View at these Connecticut Inns & B&Bs Last Updated 1/19

One of the best ways to experience fall in New England is to stay in a place that reflects the history, the charm and the natural beauty of the region. And this fall, you won’t find a more inviting collection of cozy B&Bs and charming inns than in Connecticut. Whether you spend a week or a weekend, they’re the perfect spot to rekindle romance, dine by a roaring fireplace, plan fall foliage expeditions and much more! Here are just a few favorites for fall—but book soon, these places fill up fast this time of year!

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West Lane Inn, Ridgefield

Located in the heart of one of Connecticut’s most scenic colonial era towns, Ridgefield’s West Lane Inn combines the charm of an intimate country inn with the conveniences of a hotel. Museums, shops and attractions are a short stroll away on nearby Main Street, while its neighbors, Bernard’s & Sarah’s Wine Bar, offer fine dining and sipping just steps from the Inn’s front porch.

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Stonecroft Country Inn, Ledyard

Celebrated for its picturesque country surroundings, luxurious rooms and three-course breakfasts, Stonecroft is a very good spot for an October overnight. It’s close to Mystic and Connecticut’s casinos as well.

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The Manor House and Mountain View Inn, Norfolk

Drive up to Norfolk and you’ll find the Manor House, (pictured above), which offers an array of romantic rooms and a full menu of outdoor activities, while the nearby Mountain View Inn is awash in Victorian charm and within walking distance of Infinity Hall, Norfolk’s popular entertainment venue.

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Homestead Inn, Greenwich

In Greenwich, the Homestead Inn is a luxury boutique hotel with a four-star French restaurant helmed by famed chef Thomas Henkelmann. Enjoy warm hospitality and artistic elegance in every room of the manor house or carriage house at this traditional yet contemporary Greenwich gem.

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Simsbury 1820 House, Simsbury

Quintessentially New England and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the graciously restored Simsbury 1820 House is an elegant bed & breakfast that offers 32 unique guest rooms with modern amenities in a period setting. The Metro Bis restaurant, located on the premises, is a popular and very highly rated spot for fine dining in the Farmington Valley.

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Wallingford Victorian, Wallingford

Given as a wedding gift to Georgianna Hull and Charles Tibbits in 1891 by her parents, this classic Queen Anne Victorian offers quaint style with period furnishings and décor, yet modern comfort and convenience. Guests are not far from shops, restaurants and vineyards—and just ten miles from downtown New Haven and Yale University.

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The Inn at Woodstock Hill, Woodstock

Once you arrive way up here in Connecticut’s northeast corner, you’ll feel autumn is your personal realm. The Inn at Woodstock Hill offers views in all directions, four-poster beds, fireplaces and a full restaurant.

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The Hopkins Inn, Warren

Picture one of Connecticut’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Waramaug, surrounded by hills alive with autumn color, and you’ve got the views you’ll get at The Hopkins Inn. Great dining, too, and a vineyard next door.

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Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast, Washington Depot

The views are sweeping from this luxurious B&B, located adjacent to the town’s Hidden Valley nature preserve. The rooms are extraordinarily well appointed.

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Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan

The sense of autumn, and of days gone past, is keen at this venerable inn, which began life as an 18th-century private residence. There’s lots of dining and shopping in town, too.

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Gwyn Careg Inn, Pomfret

An elegant colonial revival mansion on 14 acres in Connecticut’s “quiet corner”, the Gwyn Careg Inn in Pomfret is home to gardens surrounded by stone walls and cascading fountains. The name “Gwyn Careg” is Welsh for “pure stone” and makes this property one of the most distinctive and memorable in the state.

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Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic

In the seaside village of Niantic, on the scenic and fun-filled Connecticut shoreline, you’ll find the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. Just a 5-minute walk to downtown Niantic Village’s restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, antique and boutique shops, this beautiful year-round B&B is just a short drive to famed Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, wineries, casinos and more. 

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Bee & Thistle Inn & Spa, Old Lyme

The traditional arts community of Old Lyme is home to the charming and award-winning Bee & Thistle Inn. Its cozy rooms and celebrated restaurant are joined by a luxurious spa for the ultimate pampering getaway. For further exploring of the Connecticut shoreline in fall, you’re not far from the towns of Old Saybrook and Niantic.

 

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Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B, Haddam

Built in 1765 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Nehemiah Brainerd House B&B is located in five acres of park like scenery perched on a bluff above the Connecticut River. Just five minutes from the historic Goodspeed Opera House, a short distance from Gillette Castle State Park, the Essex Steam Train, and the historic town of Essex, the Inn was named one of Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England." 

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Scranton Seahorse Inn, Madison

In the heart of the village of Madison on the Connecticut shoreline, the Scranton Seahorse Inn is close to spectacular beaches, charming boutiques, elegant restaurants and outlet shopping. Guests enjoy the convenience of luxurious newly appointed accommodations along with the charm and ambiance of a historic New England homestead.