Welcome to Connecticut River Valley

The River Valley region of Connecticut tends to be a little dramatic - in a good way! Begin your theatrical expedition at the historic Goodspeed Opera House on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam. Home to the original productions of Broadway smashes like Annie and Man of La Mancha, the Tony award-winning company still produces original works and hosts touring productions. Cross the Connecticut River and visit the bizarre Gillette Castle, once home to eccentric American actor William Gillette. Hike the grounds or attend one of its theatrical celebrations. Board the dramatic Essex Steam Train in the nearby town of Essex and let the view from your window put on a show of its own! Enjoy the show in Connecticut’s River Valley!


To Stay