This Mystic region
historic B&B has been providing memorable New England
lodging for travelers to Connecticut for many years.
Captain Grant's Bed
and Breakfast was originally built by Captain William Grant in
1754 for his wife, Mercy Adelaide Avery. Grant died at sea at
age 32, but his wife lived into her 80's, and the home
continued to house three generations of the Grant family. The
home was a garrison to soldiers of the Revolutionary War.
During the Civil War, the home was used to protect slaves. A
major restoration took place after Ted and Carol purchased the
home, and today the inn stands authentically restored to its
former grandeur and prominence in this National Historic
features gleaming wide floor boards, gracious hand-hewn beams
which have been cleaned and varnished, and a rebuilt
seven-foot-wide staircase. Fortunately, the original banister
and balusters had been stored in the attic since 1880 and were
able to be used. A modern bath was added to each bedroom, a
three-story deck was added to the side of the house, and the
home's beautiful keeping room, library, and dining room are
now open for the pleasure and comfort of guests. In 1996, a
national Shetucket-Quinnebaug Corridor grant was awarded to
the Inn, enabling the owners to restore the front stone wall
and complete the landscaping. The home has also been placed on
the National Register of Historic Places.
accommodations at Captain Grant's are top-notch. Each lovely
guest room features a full private bath, color television, and
air conditioning. Two of these rooms even offer Cherry Shaker
canopy beds, and five have fireplaces. The home is decorated
throughout with a combination of Shaker reproduction furniture
and antiques. Guests are offered a complimentary glass of wine
each evening. Chess, Chinese checkers, and a variety of other
games are available for use in the library.
After a good
night's sleep, you'll be greeted with a full candlelit country
breakfast that includes juice, coffee, meats, muffins, fresh
fruits, fancy eggs, and breads. Carol's apple French toast and
home-canned jellies are always a special treat.
To experience the
true spirit and charm of New England, spend your next vacation
or business trip at Captain Grant's. This historic home and
its warm hosts are sure to foster pleasant memories that will
last for years to come.
Captain Grant's was
featured on HGTV in 2002 and recommended as one of the
romantic places to take a loved one by Maxim Magazine.
In October 2003, Captain Grant's was listed by USA Today
as one of the best Inns to visit. The Inn was also bannered by
MSNBC.com as one of the best places to stay in New England,
and the Inn's Halloween special was featured on CNN Headline
News in October 2003.
Captain Grant's lies
in a unique area, within easy proximity of many exciting
attractions in Southern New England. Poquetanuck Village
itself, which is on the National Historic Register, captures
the quaint spirit of New England. Close by are Foxwoods, the
largest casino in the world, and the Mohegan Sun Casino. Other
popular attractions include the town of Mystic, with its
famous seaport and aquarium, Stonington Vineyards, the Coast
Guard Academy, the Naval Submarine Museum, Ocean Beach park,
Misquamicut, and Gillette Castle. Golf, fly and sea fishing,
tennis, ocean beaches, and horseback riding are all within a
short distance from the Inn's front door. Upon arrival at
Captain Grant's, you'll be provided with a map of the area for