Connecticut Fall Foliage Lodging

 Looking for a place to stay while you enjoy autumn splendor in Connecticut this year? Here are some Connecticut fall foliage lodging ideas. These inns, hotels and B&Bs offer special fall getaway packages or ideal locations in the midst of some of the state's best leaf peeping.

01 of 09

Bee & Thistle Inn

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100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371, USA
+1 860-434-1667

Built in 1756, this antique- and art-filled inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut, is a great home base from which to watch the seasons change along the Connecticut River. The inn's own Chestnut Grille & Lounge is a cozy place to return to for cocktails and dinner after a day of leaf seeking.

02 of 09

Best Western Storrs

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123 Storrs Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250, USA
+1 860-423-8451

Located in the "Quiet Corner" of Connecticut, this Mansfield Center chain hotel is a good choice for leaf peepers traveling with little ones. This affordable hotel offers an indoor pool, hot tub, free continental breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet and affordable rates (some rooms are priced under $120 in the fall). Several nearby state parks, such as Mansfield Hollow and Mashamoquet Brook, make alluring fall hiking destinations. Old Sturbridge Village, a popular fall day trip destination, is just across the Massachusetts state line in the heart of the Last Green Valley region.

03 of 09

The Deacon Bed & Breakfast

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65 N Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USA
+1 860-395-1229

Listed on the National Historic Register, this 1746 deacon's home turned inn has five recently updated guest rooms with fireplaces—what a romantic setting for your foliage vacation. Three-course breakfasts are served on English china each morning and will fuel you for a day of pedaling around picturesque Old Saybrook on free loaner bikes.

04 of 09

The Griswold Inn

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36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132, USA
+1 860-767-1776

This warm and snug historic inn in the riverside town of Essex, Connecticut, is one of America's oldest continuously operated inns; it's been welcoming guests since 1776. Known for its hearty Hunt Breakfast served on Sundays and nightly live music year-round in the Tap Room, it also offers 33 individually decorated guest rooms for fall travelers. Even affordable, standard rooms have colonial accents, and superior suites are furnished with vintage claw-foot tubs and working fireplaces.

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05 of 09

Inn at Mystic

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3 Williams Ave, Mystic, CT 06355, USA
+1 860-536-9604

Overlooking Mystic Harbor and Long Island Sound, the Inn at Mystic offers scenic autumn views and the fresh, crisp air of the sea. Explore Mystic's famous attractions, then toast the season over fresh seafood and local cuisine at Harbour House Restaurant & Raw Bar. Rooms here are diverse and even include private chambers in a hilltop 1904 Colonial Revival Mansion, so choose the accommodations that best fit your style and budget.

06 of 09

Rock Hall

19 Rock Hall Rd, Colebrook, CT 06021, USA
+1 860-379-2230

Rock Hall is a private Connecticut estate turned elegant five-room inn, and fall is an ideal time to discover its secluded location, Jazz Age vibe, in-room fireplaces and wonderful common areas including a movie theater, billiard room, library, great hall and game room. This 1912 mansion designed by architect Addison Mizner of Palm Beach fame is situated in scenic northwestern Connecticut within easy driving distance of many of southern New England's prime leaf-peeping destinations. In the fall, you can even pick heirloom apples in the estate's century-old orchard.

07 of 09

Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Water's Edge Resort & Spa

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1525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498-2044, USA
+1 860-399-5901

This Westbrook resort on Connecticut's shore offers a variety of getaway packages and proximity to vineyards, historic sites, outlet shopping and scenic places to stroll through crunchy leaves. Seasonal spa specials will soothe you during this transitional time of year. 

08 of 09

The White Hart Inn

15 Under Mountain Rd, Salisbury, CT 06068, USA
+1 860-435-0030

Located in Salisbury in the western part of Connecticut, this classic inn on the village green makes a terrific fall foliage home base, whether you're interested in antiquing, hiking, wine tasting or scenic driving. Don't miss the chance savor British-inspired comfort food in the Tap Room. And English chef Annie Wayte's Friday and Saturday dinners in the dining room are one of Connecticut's ultimate dining experiences. 

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09 of 09


Winvian cottage

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155 Alain White Rd, Morris, CT 06763, USA
+1 860-567-9600

Located in Morris, Connecticut, in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, Winvian is a magical escape, where couples can treasure a truly memorable autumn getaway. Each "cottage" here is unlike anything you've experienced, whether you opt for the Treehouse high up in the colorful foliage or the eye-popping Helicopter suite. A weekend at Winvian will set you back a whopping sum, but weeknight rates—like falling leaves—are a bit more down to earth.

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Connecticut's Best Lodgings for Leaf Peepers