Lodgings for Leaf Peepers: Connecticut

Connecticut Inns and Hotels with Scenic Locations or Fall Packages

Griswold Inn Essex CT
••• Looking for yesteryear charm? Book a fall stay at the Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut. © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius

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:

Bee & Thistle Inn and Lounge
Built in 1756, this antique-filled inn in Old Lyme, Connecticut, is a great home base from which to watch the seasons change along the Connecticut River.

Best Western Regent Inn (Book Direct)
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, free continental breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet and affordable rates (some rooms are priced around $100 in the fall). Several nearby state parks make great fall hiking destinations, and Old Sturbridge Village, a great fall day trip destination, is just across the Massachusetts state line.

The Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast
Listed on the National Historic Register, this 1746 Deacon's home turned inn has a two-century-old maple tree with a swing in the yard--what a romantic setting for your foliage vacation.

The Griswold Inn
This warm and cozy inn in 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, it also offers 33 individually decorated guest rooms for fall travelers.

The Inn at Mystic
Overlooking Mystic Harbor and Long Island Sound, The Inn at Mystic offers scenic autumn views and the fresh, crisp air of the sea.

Rock Hall
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 outfitted with everything from a ping-pong table to Wii Fit.

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.

Water's Edge Resort & Spa
This Westbrook resort on Connecticut's shore offers a variety of getaway packages and proximity to vineyards, historic sites, outlet shopping and great places to stroll through crunchy leaves.

The White Hart Inn
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.

Located in Morris, Connecticut, in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, Winvian is a magical escape, where couples can savor 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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