Location - on the water overlooking the Thimble Islands at the end of a private driveway with plenty of parking. Great views from every room. We fell asleep to the lapping sound of gentle waves and awoke to the noise of the gulls circling the creek for breakfast. Short walk to beautiful Trolley Trail (long boardwalk/bridges over salt marsh with osprey, snowy egrets and crabs all plentiful) which connects to Audobon property for more walking options. Easy walk to docks for island tour, markets, etc.
Accommodations - excellent. Home is beautifully appointed with lots of attention to detail like the use of pink granite for windowsills that was once quarried at this very site (and used in many famous places like the base of the Statue of LIberty). King bed very comfortable, nice hot shower. Good size room. Very quiet location.
Value - excellent for our Egret Room which even had a jetted tub surrounded by windows overlooking the water. Full breakfast of your choosing (owners did a great job of accommodating my restricted diet) and wine/beer and appetizers served for happy hour on the lovely terrace or enclosed porch overlooking the water.
Hosts - friendly, courteous without being pushy (even joined us for pizza Saturday night, at our invitation, at a place on the docks that we could easily walk to)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the quaint village of Stony Creek, this secluded luxury B&B features magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound right at your doorstep. It's a perfect location to relax and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, 12 miles east of New Haven and 75 miles from New York City. Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast offers two elegant guest bedrooms each with private bath and glorious water views. Amenities include a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, family room with HD plasma TV, wireless internet, screened porch, large garden terrace, 30-foot pier, and parking. Town beaches, scenic village greens, quaint shops, nature walks, boat tours, hiking trails, fine restaurants, and vibrant cultural attractions are minutes away. ... more less