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Best Lodging in Connecticut | 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

Best Lodging in Connecticut | 2013 Editors’ Choice Awards
4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)
by in May 2013

Looking to rest your head in Connecticut? We’ve got you covered! Check out our picks for the best lodging in Connecticut for 2013.

BEST WATER-VIEW INN
INN AT HARBOR HILL marina, Niantic
Sixteen cool, comfy rooms overlook a river marina. After breakfast, hosts Dave and Sue Labrie offer boat rides. Relax amid the gardens or share their insider-inspired itineraries. Rates: from $210, including breakfast buffet. 60 Grand St. 860-739-0331; innharborhill.com

BEST RELAXING PORCH
THE B & B AT BARTLETT FARM, North Guilford
The family’s bison are in view from the wrap-around porch, and fallow deer often gently greet early risers. Then there’s pleasant conversation over generously sized frittatas made with fresh eggs. Rooms: from $145, including full breakfast. 564 Great Hill Road. 203-457-1657; thebartlettfarm.com

BEST GREAT ROOM
CAPTAIN STANNARD HOUSE, Westbrook
A combined historic barn and sea captain’s house yields nine cheerful rooms and a wide-open great room. Rooms: from $180, including full breakfast. 138 South Main St. 860-399-4634; stannardhouse.com

BEST FAMILY CAMPGROUND
CHARLIE BROWN CAMPGROUND, Eastford
On the Natchaug River. 85 tent and RV sites, plus sports fields, playground, and recreation hall. Tent sites: from $37. Campsites: from $45.50. 98 Chaplin Road. 860-974-0142; charliebrowncampground.com

BEST TRADITIONAL INN
WEST LANE INN, Ridgefield
A mid-19th-century inn with classic decor and modern amenities in the 18 guestrooms. Rooms: from $185, including continental breakfast. 22 West Lane. 203-438-7323; westlaneinn.com

BEST SPOT TO UNWIND
GWYN CAREG INN, Pomfret Center
Gracious gardens, wide lawns, and nearby forest paths add to the restful ambience of the five suites in this 19th-century mansion. Rooms: from $125. 68 Wolf Den Road. 860-928-5018; gwyncareginn.com

BEST UPDATED LODGING
THE LITCHFIELD INN, Litchfield
Freshly revived and featuring a new restaurant, these 32 rooms shine with contemporary comfort. The onsite Bantam Bistro prepares lunch and dinner daily. Rooms: from $199, including continental breakfast. 432 Bantam Road. 860-567-4503; litchfieldinnct.com

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