1 . Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Sail into the Saybrook Point Marina. Navigate the scenic drive along the New England coast. Or, arrive by one and depart by the other. You see, it really doesn’t matter how you arrive here, or even what method of transport you use. Your destination, Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, is worth every journey.

Even the most modern amenities can’t outshine this New England inn’s Old Saybrook location, easily one of its best attributes. With more than a century of successful couples’ vacations under its shingled roof, romance is practically inevitable at the Saybrook Inn. And with a delicious blend of gourmet chocolates, chilled champagne and gourmet dinner for two at Terra Mar, the inn’s Keepsake vacation package puts the crowning touches on your romantic Connecticut getaway. Leave time to get lost in indulgent treatments like a deep tissue massage or hot stone therapy at the Saybrook Spa. A Gifts from the Sea Facial pairs purified seawater with a rejuvenating massage to leave your skin looking luminous. And true to its name, the inn’s Terra Mar restaurant blends the best of land and sea!

Highlights

Saybrook Point Inn may be great for romance, but it’s even better for your Connecticut girlfriend getaway. Packages made for the occasion include a bottle of wine, spa services, breakfast and savings at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets.

Fun facts

Saybrook Point Inn has been featured in Connecticut Magazine’s Best of Rankings for Best Marina and Best Day Spa.

Related Onsite Offerings

Saybrook Point’s recently-completed ballroom features breathtaking waterfront views and elegant décor – ideal for Connecticut weddings and special occasions.

2 . Mayflower Inn

Washington, Connecticut

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The grown-up getaway of yesterday lives on in our #2 pick. We think Mayflower Inn’s New England charm could be just the cure for your worldly cares. And if the ultra stylish décor doesn’t do it, there’s always the Mayflower’s world-class spa!

This Washington, CT inn is less than two hours from New York City, yet still feels worlds away. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if a step outside the Mayflower’s doors found us transported to the rolling hills and wildflower fields of the U.K. countryside. Rooms and suites are straight off the Elle Décor magazine pages, from beds dressed in traditional toile and plaid prints to a suite covered crown moldings to carpet in variations of white. With a delightful blend of classic comforts and modern luxuries, the Mayflower Inn secured a place on our own list of best-dressed Connecticut inns! The Mayflower’s cozy library is an idyllic place to catch up on your classics – novels, that is. Encounter even more literary greats as you meander through the inn’s American Poetry Maze or stroll hand-in-hand through the exquisite Shakespeare Garden. And if you just can’t bear to put down that Jane Austen novel, the Billington Suite’s mahogany library brings your beloved books to you.

Highlights

Each of the Mayflower Inn’s four-poster canopied beds is dressed in plush duvets, oversized pillows and luxurious Frette linens.

Fun facts

The Mayflower Inn is actually comprised of four buildings: the Mayflower House, the Speedwell Cottage, the Standish Cottage and the Allerton Cottage.

Related Onsite Offerings

More than your everyday Connecticut spa, the Mayflower Spa specializes in soul-enhancing rituals like the Thermal Sanctuary Experience and Deep Blue Lavender Embrace.

3 . The Spa at Norwich Inn

Norwich, Connecticut

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The old growth oaks are at their peak color. Rosy red and vibrant orange leaves litter the Connecticut countryside. A white-tipped frost settles over the perennial gardens. The sun makes its descent just a little bit earlier every day. And inside the Norwich Inn’s spa, the autumn harvest is in full swing.

We know what you’re thinking: How does a Connecticut spa manage to gather the great outdoors, indoors? With a little help from its friends, of course! Inside the Spa at Norwich Inn, seasonal companions like pumpkin puree, cranberry extracts and just a hint of cedar bark work their skin-benefiting magic on your world-weary body and mind. We couldn’t get enough of seasonal treatments like the Cranberry Fig Body Scrub, a sweet-smelling concoction of cranberry to invigorate, fig to exfoliate and a luxurious application of pumpkin body butter to restore much-needed moisture from head to toe. The Spa at Norwich Inn is easily one of the largest inns we’ve seen, but despite its ample size, this Connecticut inn stays true to its quaint bed and breakfast roots. Here in the historic seaport town of Mystic, this Georgian Colonial mansion-turned-New England inn is surrounded by equally stunning grounds. Centuries-old maples line the drive, while stately red bricks wrap everything from the Norwich Inn’s exterior to the walkways that meander past its perennial gardens and reflecting pool.

Fun facts

The Spa at Norwich Inn was named Best Destination Spa in New England by YANKEE Magazine.

Related activities

With a full calendar of daily activities, including meditation sessions and hikes to Devil’s Hopyard, The Spa at Norwich Inn ensures you a well-rounded Connecticut vacation!

Highlights

Past guests of The Spa at Norwich Inn include George Bernard Shaw, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and the Prince of Wales.

4 . Waters Edge Resort and Spa

Westbrook, Connecticut

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As the only true beachfront resort in Westbrook, Waters Edge Resort and Spa lives up to it's name as well as goes above and beyond for your romantic escape.

Indulge in a romantic weekend together including couples massages, a romantic boat ride, dinner for two and much more. At Waters Edge Resort and Spa those are just the beginning of your romantic weekend. Look into one of the packages to add even more romance to your weekend!

Address

1525 Boston Post Road Westbrook, Connecticut 06498

Fun facts

Waters Edge Resort and Spa is the only true water front accommodations in Westbrook, CT!

Related Onsite Offerings

Take advantage of wonderful amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, Dining options and a spa!

5 . Madison Beach Hotel

Madison, Connecticut

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An elegant beach hotel is just what you need to add a little dash of romance to your life. Come discover why Madison Beach Hotel is your go-to romantic CT hotel.

The tranquility of the water mixed with lavish sunrises over the water front create the ultimate romantic backdrop at Madison Beach Hotel. Spend your days on the beach, at the spa or wondering around town. In the evenings after a delicious meal for two, cuddle up together in your comfortable room. Block the rest of the world out and spend quality time, just the two of you!

Address

94 West Wharf Road Madison, CT 06443

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy a delicious meal at the Wharf Restaurant! Also, you'll have access to a golf course, fitness center and spa.

6 . The Inn at Stonington

Stonington, Connecticut

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Bring your romantic getaway to a stunning seaside location with The Inn at Stonington in Stonington, Connecticut.

The Inn at Stonington offers eighteen comfortable rooms in Stonington Borough, Connecticut, a village rich in New England history. With beautiful views from the windows of the inn, the rooms provide you with a bright setting for your romantic getaway. Even better, most rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. The Inn at Stonington is also ideally located near a variety of excellent activities. The Inn is a short stroll from a host of award-winning restaurants, shops and galleries —an ideal setting for a romantic get-away. Savor a meal at one of the borough’s variety of restaurants, visit the Mystic Aquarium, or just enjoy the cool breeze on the shore.

Address

60 Water Street Stonington, Connecticut 06378

Population

927

Fun facts

Stonington Borough and the Inn were used as the backdrop for the Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones’s movie “Hope Springs”.

7 . Inn at Mystic

Mystic, Connecticut

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Become 'innspired' by the romantic setting at Inn at Mystic. The New England charm and elegance is perfect for a romantic escape or a wedding!

No matter the season the 15 acres of Inn at Mystic are bursting with beauty, romance and love. Surround yourself with sun, sea and gardens. Spend your days with your sweetie in your private cottage taking advantage of togetherness while blocking out the rest of the world. Spend your day relaxing around the property at the pool, taking on your sweetie in a friendly game of tennis or just cuddling together by the waterfront. Find your bliss today!

Address

3 Williams Avenue Mystic, Connecticut 06355

Total area

Find your bliss on 15 acres of wooded hillside

Getting there

Location and Point-to-Point Directions The Inn At Mystic is 130 miles from New York City and 90 miles from Boston. Take I-95 to Exit 90. Go two miles south on Route 27. Turn left onto Route 1. First driveway on the left. Travel By Train Several Amtrak trains stop each day in Mystic from Boston (about 2 hours)and New York (about 2.5 hours). For departure times, call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245. Travel By Plane The Groton-New London Airport is roughly eight miles from Mystic, with several flights to and from New York. You can also get to Mystic from larger airports like Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT, which is about 2 hours away. Providence, Rhode Island's, Green Airport is 45 minutes away. T.F. Green Airport is less than on hour from the Inn with incoming flights from South West Airlines, American, Delta, and U.S. Air.

8 . Copper Beech Inn

Ivoryton, Connecticut

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The acclaimed Copper Beech Inn counts the scenic Connecticut River and Long Island Sound as some of its more famous neighbors, but it’s what you’ll find inside that truly sets this Connecticut inn apart. From award-winning cuisine to historic accommodations, our No. 8 pick is truly a work of art.

Each Copper Beech Inn guestroom has been fully restored to its original grandeur, with period antiques and oriental rugs as just a few of the distinguished touches found in each. With its sophisticated color scheme, stylish chaise lounge and four-poster mahogany bed, a suite bearing the Copper Beech name serves as a fitting tribute to the inn’s rich and storied past. And inside the historic carriage house, original post-and-beam vaulted ceilings blend with luxuriant fabrics and private baths for a truly remarkable stay. This charming Connecticut inn may be two hours from New York City, but its delectable cuisine easily surpasses some of the big city’s best. Two dining venues, the Copper Beech Restaurant and Brasserie Pip, boast rave reviews rivaled only by the award-winning inn that contains them. Here, scrumptious breakfast fare like flaky pastries and hearty Eggs Benedict are served in an inviting, sun-lit atrium. And dinner brings French flavors and stylish presentations to the inn’s signature restaurant, which boasts a 4,000-plus bottle wine cellar to delight even well-traveled connoisseurs.

Address

46 Main St., Ivoryton, CT 06442

Highlights

The Copper Beech Inn Restaurant was named to USA Today’s list of Top 100 Hotel Restaurants in America.

Fun facts

The Copper Beach Inn’s hometown of Ivoryton takes its name from the S.M. Comstock Company, a chief importer of ivory and manufacturer of piano keys.

9 . Hawk's Nest Beach

Old Lyme, Connecticut

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Lose yourself in the company of your lover on the shores of Long Island Sound. Your private vacation cottage creates the ultimate romantic setting!

At Hawk's Nest Beach you and your sweetheart can rent a cottage on the beach and spend your days watching the waves crash onto the shore, playing in the sand or just snuggling up together. Rent a kayak to have an adventure for two or watch a movie on the beach; shown once a week. Find your romantic bliss at Hawk's Nest Beach.

Address

West End Drive Old Lyme, CT 06371

Fun facts

The resort is currently ran by the fourth and fifth generation of it's original makers!

10 . Cos Cob Inn

Cos Cob, Connecticut

CALL DIRECT: +1 (203) 661 - 5845

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Our list of Top 10 Connecticut Boutique Hotels come to an end with the charming Cos Cob Inn, where it truly feels like you're "coming back home."

This intimate Greenwich destination highlights all of life's simple pleasures. Here, you'll find the ambiance of the 1800s in every tiny detail; from the spacious front porch to the fourteen cozy accommodations, each with modern amenities of today such as televisions with VCR or DVD players and wireless internet. While you're here you can enjoy amenities of the Greenwich Water Club just across the street on the banks of Mianus River. They offer an elite fitness center, yoga and pilates classes, and pools for guest use. Or, you can take out of the Inn's kayaks for a thrilling excursion on the waters. Reserve a bike from the club for an afternoon of casual riding through town. The famed Bush-Holley Historic Site is also just minutes away and the perfect way to spend an evening simply reveling in the historical art and 18th century furnishings. At the end of the day, your charming room at the Cos Cob Inn awaits, where you're sure to fall straight to sleep as soon as your head meets the pillow.

Address

Cos Cob Inn 50 River Road Cos Cob, CT 06807

Highlights

Guests at the Cos Cob Inn can enjoy access to the Greenwich Water Club just across the street! Indulge in their fitness center, classes, and more!

Getting there

Minutes from I-95 North or South bound: Exit 5 (Riverside, Old Greenwich), at end of ramp take left onto East Putnam Ave. (Rt. 1). Go to third traffic light and take left onto River Road. Cos Cob Inn is 1?2 mile on the right side.

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