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Connecticut's Best Lodging 2012

Connecticut’s Best Lodging 2012
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Yankee Magazine chooses Connecticut’s lodging for 2012.

BEST THEATER CONVENIENCE
Boardman House Inn, East Haddam
The antique furnishings in this high-ceilinged home, near the Goodspeed Opera House, blend owners Andre and Mia Hymander’s Swedish heritage with Victorian design. Rates: from $225, including full breakfast. 8 Norwich Road. 860-873-9233; boardmanhouse.com

BEST TASTE OF ZEN
Hotel Zero Degrees, Stamford
Blissful red-and-black decor soothes in generously proportioned rooms decorated with local art. Relax with organic wines and cheeses on Thursdays during the “Zen Hour,” or work out at the adjoining YMCA. Rates: from $159, including breakfast buffet. 909 Washington Blvd. 203-363-7900; hotelzerodegrees.com

BEST VINEYARD B&B
Fitch Claremont Vineyard B & B, Bozrah
Sip complimentary house wines in antiques-furnished rooms complete with fireplaces. Enjoy terrace or library conversation with innkeepers/winemakers Warren and Nora Strong. Close to casinos and the coast. Rates: from $159, including full breakfast. 83 Fitchville Road. 877-889-0266; fitchclaremonthouse.com

BEST HEIRLOOM HOME
Spencer On Main B&B, Suffield
Hosts Caroline and Etienne d’Otreppe welcome astronauts, authors, and international guests to Caroline’s great-grandfather’s comfortably elegant Victorian house. Rates: from $125, including full breakfast. 264 South Main St. 860-668-5862; spenceronmain.com

BEST RIVERVIEW ROOMS
Inn At Middletown, Middletown
Impressive with its brick facade and marble lobby, this inn is also convenient to restaurants, shops, and movie theaters. View the Connecticut River or plunge into the pool. Rates: from $169. 70 Main St. 860-854-6300; innatmiddletown.com

BEST HIGH-ON-A-HILL B&B
Hidden Valley B&B, Washington Depot
Enjoy sweeping views from the secluded patio of this Dutch-inspired house, or curl up in the European-influenced rooms. Rates: from $190, including full breakfast. 226 Bee Brook Road. 860-868-9401; hiddenvalleyct.com

BEST COUNTRY COMFORT
Stonecroft Inn, Ledyard
Fireplaces fit well in the suites and historic rooms of this 1807 sea captain’s house with renovated post-and-beam barn. Dine beside graceful gardens or relax on wide porches. Rates: from $139, including full breakfast. 515 Pumpkin Hill Road. 800-772-0774; stonecroft.com

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