Winter Adventure Package

Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Eagles are 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. EagleWatch Boat Tours, offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, are 90 minutes and depart from the docks of the Connecticut River Museum. 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. Excursions are as follows:

First Week – February 8, 9 & 10: Friday departs at 12:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

February 13 through March 17: Wednesdays departs at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Monday, February 18, Presidents’ Day departs at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays are $205; stay-overs on Fridays and Saturdays are $225.

For your planning…Lunch and dinner are served daily in our historic dining rooms and the award-winning Tap Room features live entertainment every night of the week! Additionally, our 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 EagleWatch Boat Tour, offered on Sundays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Our Events Calendar may also be helpful in planning your trip.

*  Tax not included. Limited availability. Room upgrades available for an additional charge.


Griswold Inn



Valid Dates

February 8 - March 17


(860) 767-1776

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