By Mary Fischer
October is an incredibly beautiful month in the state of Connecticut. With the leaves at their peak colors and the air feeling fresh and crisp, there is simply nothing better than sneaking away for a romantic overnight fall getaway with the one you love. Here are our top picks for the best places for overnight getaways in Connecticut this season.
The Steamboat Inn, located on the water in Mystic, CT is one of the best-kept secrets in the state. With only 11 rooms, the Steamboat Inn is the perfect place for a quiet overnight stay in one of the most beautiful parts of Connecticut. Each room is decorated differently, and some rooms include wood burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Each room has an incredible view of the Mystic River. Couples looking for romance will especially love the “Kathleen” room, with its four-poster bed and whirlpool bath for two. Those looking for extra privacy should book the “Marie Gilbert” room, which is off by itself in the corner of the inn. Fall rates at the Steamboat inn range from $200 to $325 per night, and include a full breakfast.
CBS Connecticut Insider’s Tip: Don’t miss the evening sherry and cookies in the common room around 5 o’clock every night!
Those looking for the ultimate in luxury as far as overnight getaways go should look no further than the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, CT. Travel and Leisure rated the Mayflower as one of the top 35 hotels in the world, and Conde Naste rated the Mayflower Spa #2 in America. The Mayflower has 30 rooms set in four different cottages on the property. Each room and suite comes complete with feather topped mattresses, Frette linens, and gas fireplaces. From top of the line spa treatments to reading a book and relaxing in front of the fire, the Mayflower Inn is the perfect place to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with that special someone.
CBS Connecticut Insider’s Tip: Those looking for a little extra privacy should book the “Billington Suite” in the Standish Cottage. It has its own private entrance, and features a mahogany library and private bar.
A quiet and relaxing overnight getaway may not be everyone’s cup of tea! For couples who are seeking a little more excitement and fun, Mohegan Sun is the perfect place to let loose. Mohegan Sun is much more than just a casino. With several fine dining options, shopping, live entertainment, and a world-class spa, Mohegan Sun is a great way to experience the sights and sounds of Las Vegas without actually leaving the state of Connecticut.
CBS Connecticut Insider’s Tip: Make sure to check out one of Mohegan Sun’s special getaway packages before booking your room. You may wind up saving quite a bit of money!
Copper Beech Inn
46 Main St.
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Fall Rates: $239 – $349
If an unforgettable culinary experience is what you are craving for your overnight getaway, then the Copper Been Inn in Ivoryton, CT is the place for you. The restaurant at the Copper Beech Inn, Brasserie Pip, was listed by USA Today and Zagat as one of the Top 100 Hotel Restaurants in America. Brasserie’s Tyler Anderson is an award-winning chef, and diners love his 5 to 7 course tasting menus. Wine connoisseurs also appreciate the 2500 bottle wine cellar at the restaurant. Aside from the delectable cuisine, the Copper Beech in offers 22 romantic guests rooms, some with vaulted ceilings and four-poster beds.
CBS Connecticut Insider’s Tip: One review of the Copper Beech Inn says that the baguettes baked on the premises are not to be missed!
Mary Fischer lives in Ellington, CT with her 5-year old son and husband of almost 8 years. She is the owner and author of a popular parenting blog, called The Mommyologist, where she features articles all about the changes in life that go along with being a parent.