‘Travel & Leisure’ – Top 23 Best U.S. Inns

‘Occupying a mile-long peninsula, this village of beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century houses is not just a time capsule, it’s home to a commercial fishing fleet. At the Inn at Stonington (doubles from $190, including breakfast), you’ll find luxurious amenities (Frette linens and robes; whirlpools in 16 of the 18 rooms), vintage maritime prints, and modern touches (Asian-themed room No. 7, with its balcony overlooking the harbor, is a guest favorite). A five-minute walk leads to tiny Dubois Beach, where guests can go kayaking or simply take in the view’. Travel & Leisure, July 2009 – excerpt

‘Coastal Living’ – Lodges We Love

‘In hot pusuit of great story ideas to share with you, our writers and editors check into hundreds of hotels coast to coast. We’ve picked these favorites to share with you… 

Inn at Stonington
Stonington, Connecticut

With an active fishing fleet, a blend of 17th- and 18th-century architecture, and plenty of interesting eateries and antiques shops, Stonington Borough abounds with charms. The Inn at Stonington offers one more. Few places to stay existed in this exclusive enclave until the upscale inn opened three years ago. Now visitors can settle into one of 18 individually well-appointed rooms. The living area and third-floor Harborview Room offer comfortable places to mingle, while guest quarters provide luxury that feels low-key. Despite impressive amenities, such as limestone soaking tubs, Frette robes, and Anichini bed linens, the inn has a casual ambience. Its harborfront location provides views of fishing boats bobbing toward open waters.

Connecticut Magazine’ – 2009 Romantic Overnights

‘This may be the most romantic setting of all, with water all around and the utterly charming Stonington Borough right out the front door. The rooms here are cozy and comfortable, with several good restaurants within walking distance’. Connecticut Magazine, February 2009 – excerpt

‘Connecticut Magazine’ – Romantic Overnights

By Charles Monagan
Reproduced with permission from Connecticut Magazine

There are towns and villages all across Connecticut that are notable for their charm. Chester is one, with its stage-set architecture and paintbox colors Stony creek and the impossibly cute thimble Islands together constitute another. New Preston makes the list, as do Southport Harbor, Hamburg Cove and unspoiled Hampton Center. But the most charming (and, by extension, most romantic) of all is Stonington Village…

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