National Historic Register B and B - 1 or 2 BR, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4
Old Saybrook, Connecticut USA
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We invite you to step back in time and enjoy the splendor of yesteryear in this magnificent c.1746 center chimney colonial bed and breakfast inn listed on the National Historic Register!
The elegant suites are romantically furnished in period style, one with a working fireplace, cable TV, phone/modem line, AC as well as a floor fan or ceiling fan, and private bath, full kitchen or kitchenette, and comfortable sitting areas.
This charming home boasts many fine original details including original wide-board floors throughout, hand-hewn beams, wainscoting, a corner cupboard, beehive oven and six working fireplaces. The house was built by Deacon Timothy Pratt in 1746 and served as a private school in the 1790's. In our Pratt House Scrap Book, you can read an excerpt from a girl's journal who attended school here. Timothy Pratt was a carpenter and served as a Deacon in the church across the street, thus it's present day name. A formal, candlelit breakfast is served in the elegant, fireplaced dining room on fine china, and silver. Full breakfast is served on weekends, and an expanded continental breakfast is served weekdays.
Spring, summer, and fall, relax in our picturesque yard with pretty gardens, inviting sitting areas, a handsome two-century-old maple tree with swing and two-person rope hammock.
In the winter, lounge by the fire in the parlor, enjoy a game of chess or checkers, or visit with friends, and enjoy complimentary sherry, tea and snacks.
Massage therapy on premises.
Ocean and Small town location
Located in beautiful Old Saybrook, Connecticut where the CT River meets Long Island Sound! Old Saybrook embodies the spirit of a charming, small New England town with a rich seafaring tradition. We are located on a quaint gas-lit Main street in the historic and shopping districts!
Old Saybrook is centrally located: 30 minutes from New Haven, Middletown and New London; 45 miles from Hartford, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island Airports; midway between New York City and Boston - 100 miles from. 1 mile to Amtrak/Metro-North/Shoreline East Station (transportation provided to B&B).
From the North (Bradley Int'l Apt: Hartford, CT and Mass.): Interstate 91 South to Route 9 South to 95 south. Take first exit off 95 South (exit 68). Go straight at end of ramp, at fork (stop sign) bear right onto Route 1 South. At next traffic light go left (continuing on Rte 1 South). At second light go left onto Main Street. Go 0.8 miles, just past James Gallery on right.
From the East (Rhode Island and Providence Airport): Interstate 95 South to exit 68, follow directions from exit 68 above.
From the South and West (New York City/Laguardia Airport): Interstate 95 North to exit 67, bearing right at fork on exit ramp. At traffic light at bottom of exit ramp, continue straight onto Route 1 South/West. At second light go left onto Main Street. Go 0.8 miles, just past James Gallery on right.
The B&B is 50 minutes from both Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, and T.F. Greene Airport in Providence, RI We are centrally located 1 hour 45 minutes from NY City and Boston, about midway between; about 2 1/2 hours from Laguardia Airport.
Amtrak/MetroNorth/Shoreline East: From Boston or N.Y. - stops at Old Saybrook Station 1 mile from B&B. Transportation provided to B&B.
Number that can sleep in the unit: 4
Other Information about the sleeping facilities: Elegantly decorated in period style.
Number of bathrooms: 1
Other Information about the bath facilities: One with large bathroom
with oversized tub. Other suite with shower only.
Full kitchen or kitchenette
Outside parking on grounds.
Phone / Data Port
Pets not allowed
Other Things to Do:
From the B&B take a scenic stroll along the water past the historic homes and scenic views of North and South Cove, Saybrook Point, and Fenwick. Watch the sun set over the ocean or take a walk at Fort Saybrook Monument Park or out to one of Old Saybook's lighthouses.
We are located in the historic district and are part of a historic walking tour. We are next door to James Gallery (opening June 2001); and across the street from the General William Hart House Museum and a pillared white church.
There is a marvelous scenic coastal bicycle loop right from the B&B which takes you along 10 miles of beautiful coastline and historic homes. There are two public boat launches; one is half a mile from the B&B and affords great canoe/kayak routes and scenery from the cove to the river to the sound. Beautiful area for walking, bicycling, canoeing, antiqueing or scenic drives along the CT River and Long Island Sound. One mile to Long Island Sound beaches and Connecticut River Cruises. Beach passes, maps, and advice provided!
In the winter there are the Winter Festival, Saybrook Stroll, Torchlight Parade and beautifully-decorated Main Street and Historic Districts. In the summer there is the Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival and Taste of Saybrook. In the fall there is the Harvest Festival and beautiful fall foliage.
The Bed & Breakfast has just acquired the National Historic Register building next door built by Humprey Pratt, Timothy Pratt's brother, in 1790. It was originally the store for the Humphry Pratt Tavern and since 1896, it was "James Pharmacy": an old fashioned pharmacy and soda fountain ran be Ms. Ana Louise James. It still retains the original marble counter, soda fountain, and furnishings. We are reopening it June 2001 for the enjoyment of our guests as well as the public, as: "James Gallery & Soda Fountain" (an old-fashioned ice-cream soda fountain, coffeehouse, gift shop and art gallery). We hope you will enjoy the history and charm here too, as we try to portray it as it originally was, as best we can. One of our suites is located in this building.
More on Old Saybrook, Connecticut:
Bordered on two sides by the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook embodies the spirit of a charming, small New England town with a rich seafaring tradition.
Picturesque Main Street is the only gas-lit main street in CT. Main Street has a brick median w/gas lights, flowers, brick sidewalks, quaint shops, 8 cinemas, cafes, coffeehouses with entertainment and Town Green activities.
Saybrook Point Park at the mouth of the CT River (1 mile from B&B) affords many things to do as well, including mini golf, an historic walking park, and CT River & Long Island Sound cruises.
Also, usually docked in Old Saybrook for excursions during the summer months are the African Queen and Thayer IV, the 2 boats from the 2 famous movies: "The African Queen" & "On Golden Pond" as Katherine Hepburn has made Old Saybrook her home.
For the ANTIQUE ENTHUSIAST, there are 400 antique dealers in a 4 mile stretch in Old Saybrook! There are also the General William Hart House Museum (across the street) and numerous art galleries, boat launches, beaches to walk, 2 lighthouses to explore, a bicycle rental shop and much more!
Currency: US Dollars
Telephone: (860) 395-1229
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