Colonial Stonington Home, 300 Years

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Pequot Trail, Stonington, CT 06378, United States
Sandra
Your host, Sandra
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The Space

It is said, “If you have two pennies, with the first buy bread and with the second buy hyacinths for your soul.” Our 1710 colonial home, offers THREE large guestrooms (each rented separately), private jetted baths, fireplaces, gardens and quiet country setting near the heart of Mystic. NONE of our rooms accommodate more than 2 adults and 1 small child so plan accordingly when requesting your reservation.

Rental is priced per room and we can and do accommodate multiple groups of travelers. The base price is for 1 person and there is an additional $20 for a second person in that room. If you have 4 people in your group, that would be 2 rooms plus $20 extra each room for double occupancy. Airbnb calculates the rate as if all 4 people fit in one room but that is not what you would be renting! Hope this makes sense but some folks have been confused so we're trying to explain it. :)

Within three miles of downtown Mystic, historic Stonington Borough, the Aquarium, and the Seaport, our home sits on 4 1/2 acres of gardens, fields and forest. Excellent opportunities abound for quiet, romantic walks or secluded hideaways for reading. Relax in the ambiance of a home that has for three centuries provided shelter and respite.

Our three guestrooms are beautifully appointed including such amenities as WiFi, hair dryers, cable TV/DVD/VCR, individual refrigerators, and irons and ironing boards. All guest rooms are on the second floor accessed by a staircase (no elevator.) Sleeping options include a king bed or two twins in one room, a queen bed in another room and a queen and a twin in the two room suite. All of our guest rooms have private baths.

Free off street parking, wander our grounds or walk through the wood at the Avalonia Land Trust trails less than a mile away. The Mystic Train Station is about 4 miles away, local cab service is available as well as bike and car rentals.

Continental breakfast is included; coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies and snacks are always on hand. There's a great coffee shop (The Yellow House) two miles away in Stonington Borough as well as several great cafes and restaurants for those who want a heartier start to their day. (Lots of Dunkin Donuts and a Starbucks, too!) Depending on the season, a full cooked breakfast, including sorbet for dessert, may be arranged for a small additional fee.

Jim works full-time at Mystic Seaport in the Shipyard, doing antique engine restoration and sawing logs for the Charles W. Morgan project. Sandra is a nursing student, fulfilling a lifelong dream. We have a dog named Kelly, a cat named Hobo, a horse named Tommy Dorsey and a miniature horse named Inspector Morse.

Please let us know why you're visiting the area so that we may better answer your questions. Please note that we favor longer visits and may not accept a one or two night booking more than a couple of weeks in advance. However, it never hurts to ask!

Guest Access

Bedroom, library, dining room with coffee maker/tea kettle, gardens.

Interaction with Guests

It depends on the day as to how much we're home and also on guest sensibilities.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, very country in setting but only 3 minutes from the interstate and 5-7 minutes from shops, restaurants, etc. (by car.)

Getting around

Unfortunately, there is no convenient public transportation available. Bike rental is available from a local company or you can bring your own.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
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  • Sandra greeted us and was very responsive to our requests, and the house is really lovely and historic.

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely weekend stay at the Colonial Stonington Home! The room was spacious and well appointed. Even though the private washroom was next to our room, it was no bother at all. The other two rooms have en suites. The property is lovely and conveniently located near Stonington Borough and Mystic - super easy to find from the highway. The breakfast that Sandra served was scrumptious - fresh baked muffins, eggs from her own chickens, endless coffee. It was delightful to linger over breakfast, chatting with the other guest, just relaxing. Sandra is a warm and friendly host with the right amount of congeniality. We enjoyed our stay and will book again if we're in the area again.

    May 2014
  • Our recent stay with Sandra and Jim in their Colonial-era home was a pleasure in every respect. Sandra and Jim are attentive but not obtrusive hosts and Sandra is an accomplished cook. She baked delicious muffins for our breakfasts and one morning at nominal extra cost scrambled fresh-that-morning eggs from her flock of hens for us. (In addition to their chickens, Sandra and Jim look after two horses they have rescued, a friendly collie and a brilliant blue parrot named Admiral Bird who seems right at home in an historic house in a town that in the 19th Century was a major ship-building center and seaport.) Sandra and Jim have carefully restored their 1710 home, furnishing it with attractive and functional antiques as well as a few modern amenities, such as claw-foot bathtubs with whirlpool jets. Our two rooms plus bath were clean and our four-poster bed had a moderately firm, comfortable mattress. The house is easy to find, not far from I-95 (but far enough so that you don't hear the traffic noise) and centrally located. The downtowns of both Stonington and Mystic are minutes away. Jim and Sandra are knowledgable about the history and amenities of the area and glad to help visitors with information and great suggestions about where to eat and what to see. We look forward to staying with them on future visits.

    April 2014
  • Sandra was an amazing hostess, and the grounds were beautiful. Lovely to have a cup of hot coffee and homemade treats on the back stoop in the morning, watching the horses graze and listen to the birds chirp. I will add that Sandra was incredibly considerate with my dietary restriction (no dairy) - she customized recipes to that limitation - incredible service! Thanks again, Sandra!

    April 2014
  • If you love historic homes than I think you would love this place. It has a ton of charm. Sandra (the owner) was pleasant and knowledgeable about the town and places to go. Because it is as historic (1700's) as it is you will hear creaks and noise very easily. I think this is part of the charm of the older homes. My wife loved the giant tub! Overall It's a great place to stay to explore an amazing part of CT.

    January 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay very much,the room, the bathroom , the fireplace, the suroundings and specially we enjoyed Sandra's hospitality.
    Hope to see you again.

    October 2013
  • Great, quiet, relaxing space! Loved the little library sitting room & porch area. Room was wonderful - spacious, well furnished & appointed, including a handy, small fridge; fireplace was a sweet touch; huge bathroom with a fantastic claw foot whirlpool. (Room was named which I can't recall but it was the Top of stairs diagonally on right at back of house)
    Overall a wonderful historic little spot, well maintained & decorated as such. Rooms were clean & ready as promised. Innkeepers were there whenever needed, unintrusive when not and very accommodating to our arrival arrangements. Thanks for a great stay!

    October 2013
  • Historic New England home with so much character. The location is both convenient and very peaceful. The classic winding country roads have stone walls, farms, and woods. Character and comfort at a reasonable rate and Sandra was thoughtful with suggestions.

    September 2013
  • We spent a very lovely night in Sandra and Jim's house. The property (inside and outside) and surroundings are very enjoyable and Sandra was a very good host (the breakfast muffins were delicious). The room was clean and tidy and had a very nice colonial feel to it.

    September 2013
  • the inn is charming, quaint..off the beaten track..quiet and romantic!
    a nice bike ride to town..very nice people!..they even have rescue horses!..a lovely piece of land..for a lovely piece of mind!..

    September 2013
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