The Eagles are already here! Come to Essex and enjoy the comfort and charm of The Griswold Inn and experience the beauty and tranquility of the Connecticut River.
All aboard RiverQuest for a winter adventure: get an up-close view and learn the fascinating story of the majestic Bald Eagle. A naturalist will help spot these awe-inspiring creatures and point out other winter wildlife along the River. Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Binoculars and complimentary coffee are included. We suggest bringing warm clothes for the cruise. Though the cabin is heated, you may want to venture out on deck from time to time.
The Winter Adventure Package includes:
- An overnight stay in one of our charming standard rooms*
- Continental breakfast for two.
- Two tickets for passage aboard RiverQuest**.
** includes free admission for two to the Connecticut River Museum’s exhibits and galleries.
Stay-overs on Thursdays and Sundays are $195; stay-overs on Fridays and Saturdays are $225.
For your planning: Lunch and dinner are served daily in the historic dining rooms and the award-winning Tap Room features live entertainment every night of the week. Additionally, the stunning Wine Bar is open Wednesday through Sunday. For those staying with us on Saturday or Sunday evening, consider enjoying our famous Hunt Breakfast before or after your Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruise. Our Events Calendar may also be helpful in planning your trip.
* Tax not included. Limited availability. Room upgrades available for an additional charge.
February 2 - March 18