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Friday, March 12, 2010

B&B Friday! (3/12/10)

Ah, T.G.I.F. ♥
Any nice plans for this weekend?
Believe it or not, next week is my Spring Break!
I personally feel it's a little soon, judging that it isn't
even Spring yet, but hey, I'll take what I can get :)

The Griswold Inn
(Essex, CT)

"One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn opened its doors for business in 1776 and has been catering to yachtsmen and overland travelers ever since. We are situated in the historic hamlet of Essex, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River.  Anyone familiar with Essex knows it as an extraordinary  town and The Griswold Inn – a very special place. Although the inn exudes the charm of a day gone by, we are anything but dated.  From our sophisticated cuisine, extensive wine offerings, comfortable accommodations, and modern amenities, The Griswold Inn offers the best of times."

Rates:  $100-370


The Hancock Inn
(Hancock, NH)

"The Hancock Inn is the oldest New Hampshire inn and one of the oldest New England bed and breakfast inns. In continuous operation since 1789, it remains true to its origin. Our Hancock Inn is filled with colonial-style furniture, many antiques from New England, and paintings and curios 'of the period.'
The Inn was built by Noah Wheeler shortly after the town was incorporated. It was the first in the area to offer accommodations along with food and beverages. The Inn became a center of social life after it was purchased by David Patten in 1830. Patten was a state senator and served on the governor’s council. His close friend, Franklin Pierce (then a US Senator) was a frequent guest at the Inn. Pierce went on to become the only President of the United States to hail from New Hampshire!
Today guests can relax and enjoy the historic ambiance with modern amenities, including central air, private bathrooms - some with whirlpool tubs and one with a two-person Jacuzzi.
In the winter, you will find guests relaxing in the Tavern and Dining Room in front of the large wood-burning fireplaces - while in the summer most folks kick back on the front porch in one of the old-fashioned wooden rocking chairs."

Rates: $105-260

Captain David Kelley House
(Centerville, MA)

"Step back in time and visit a bygone era at the Captain David Kelley House, a charming Greek Revival home built in 1835 by Sea Captain David N. Kelley and later sold to another prominent Centerville citizen, Captain John Baker, Skipper of the 'Pride of the Port.'
The two first-floor guest rooms are named in their honor.  The common living-dining room is named after Captain Kelley’s wife, Abigail; remaining guest rooms are named after their children.
A detailed historic restoration completed in 2004 returned the Inn to its original classic character -- a nineteenth century Cape Cod Sea Captain’s Home. Craftsmen and decorators installed crown moldings, historic wallpapers, antique oriental carpets, nautical art and many lovely antiques.
Combining the inn's charm of yesteryear with the comforts of today, all major systems were upgraded in 2008, providing guests with the amenities expected of modern accommodations."

Rates: $165-190


Have a splendid weekend!


  1. Thank you for featuring the Hancock Inn. I have letters from my Grandpa telling of stopping for a 'mid day meal' there when they took the buggy down from Munsonville. They may have sat at that table in the corner!

  2. They all look so nice. Wouldn't it be fun to make the rounds to all of them?

    Have a great Spring break. Are you coming up to New England?

  3. I would like to have some tea at that lovely hearthside at the Hancock Inn. I recall that this Inn was always advertised in the old Yankee magazine. They all look wonderful.

  4. Hi Erin,
    So great to see the Griswold Inn on your blog. I had dinner there many years ago while staying at Essex Island Marina with my dad. Such a beautiful area! I'll have to go back there one of these days. Hope you're doing well.

  5. Hi Erin,
    I would love to stay in anyone of these gorgeous places! Oh, I love New England and I love your header with the saltbox house! Have fun on your spring break too!

  6. The bar at the Griswold is worth a trip in itself. I'm glad you posted a picture of it.

  7. It's wonderful to see the Griswold Inn featured on your blog! As an academic writer, I assist students who are searching for someone to "pay someone to write my assignment uk." I actually had the pleasure of dining there several years ago, during a stay at the Essex Island Marina with my father. The region is simply stunning, and I hope to revisit it someday. Wishing you all the best!


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