My wife and I stumbled upon this Bed and Breakfast as we were searching randomly online for a place to stay other then the expensive Casinos in the area. The website was very informative and had many pictures of the rooms and the 2 main houses the rooms were in. The price seemed to be within the normal range for B and B's in the area, and slightly cheaper then the Casinos but included breakfast as well. As it was a Casino weekend anyway, we decided to take a chance and book it.
Well, let me tell you, it turned out to be a sure bet ! We couldnt have done better and wished we were able to stay another night. And that comes from a guy that only needs a bed typically to be happy when traveling.
The place is located in quaint Old Mystic Conn. 15 minutes from the Casino's, 5 minutes from Mystic Seaport, and minutes from I95. The 2 main houses are extremely well kept and perfect for the setting. The rooms are all themed after famous authors from the New England area ( Robert Frost, Mark Twain, Emily Dickenson etc. ), and decorated accordingly. We booked the Twain room, which had a 4 post canopy bed, a corner gas fireplace and some of the softest bedding and towels we have ever felt. Every room had a log book with little reviews from past guests, we read many of the reviews and realized we were not alone on how we felt about the place. Also, almost every post raved about the caretakers amazing breakfasts, it turns out he is a graduate of Culinary Arts, we could not wait for morning to come.
Well, when we woke up we took the short walk to the main house for breakfast. There were a few couples already seated and eating, the caretaker Michael was in the kitchen cooking and his 2 helpers were waiting on us as soon as we sat down. The breakfast was as amazing as we had read, and we got to sit with another couple and compare notes on the different styled rooms, they were as happy as we were with the place.
Michael and his staff do an amazing job there, you will not find a prettier, more relaxing, cleaner Hotel or B and B anywhere. My wife and I will continue staying there and have refferred our friends there as well. As much as I have said, I'm sure I didnt say enough about the Old Mystic Inn.
S & J West Babylon NY
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The main house of the inn was built in 1784 and is a blend of antiques and reproduction furnishings. The carriage house was built in 1988 and is a modern Victorian, with rooms decorated in a country cottage decor. All eight rooms are named for a New England author. Queen sized beds, fireplaces, whirpool tubs. A Hearty country breakfast is prepared each morning by chef and owner Michael Cardillo. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Mystic Hotel Old Mystic
- The Old Mystic Inn Connecticut