Cozying Up to the Fire in Connecticut

A good fireplace can be a crucial decider when you make your overnight plans in Connecticut. Whether you’re going out for dinner or looking for a cozy overnight room, a fire can really add to the allure.

Dining by Firelight

It’s nice to find a bar or taproom that features an open fire. Try these on for size:


A Fireplace in Your Room

That’s a special winter treat in Connecticut, and you can find it in good hotels and inns all around the state. Some places don’t have fireplaces in every guest room, so be sure to mention it when you make your reservation.

  • Inn at Stonington
    At the Inn at Stonington, the gas fire adds to the pleasure of a comfortable room, maybe with a water view, and proximity to the many pleasures of Stonington Borough, right outside the front door.|
  • Tolland Inn
    The Tolland Inn is a true classic old inn right in the center of a small town. The attention to detail is notable and the breakfasts are generous. A fireplace in the room seems very much in keeping with the vibe here.
  • Rock Hall
    Is it a genuine wood-burning fireplace that you’re looking for? Four of the five guest rooms as the extraordinary Rock Hall in Colebrook have them. There are few nicer pleasures than rekindling the fire upon waking on a snowy winter morning.
  • Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn
    Ask for the Downeast room when you make your reservation at Abbeys Lantern Hill Inn in Ledyard and you’ll have a room with a wood-burning fireplace and an overall seafaring theme.
  • Blackberry River Inn
    If you’re headed to Norfolk (“The Icebox of Connecticut”) for, let’s say, a concert at Infinity Hall, you may be very grateful to have a wood-burning fireplace in your room. You can find them at the Blackberry River Inn, right in town.
  • Stonecroft Country Inn
    Close to the charms of Mystic and the casinos which are both less than five miles away, Ledyard’s Stonecroft Country Inn was voted Best of New England 2012 by the Editors of Yankee Magazine.
  • Stanton House Inn
    This historic bed & breakfast has a few guest rooms with working fireplaces, perfect for warming up after a day of holiday shopping in downtown Greenwich.
  • Scranton Seahorse Inn
    Madison’s Scranton Seahorse Inn features a suite with a charming fireplaces and a rain shower Jacuzzi.

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