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Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first time I visited the Bee was 4 years before I got married. As soon as I saw it, I immediately knew it was THE place I wanted to experience the most special day of my life. The house is a beautiful, old 1700's establishment and rests on a stunning piece of property just along the banks of the... More 

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BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Laura M, Thank you for your kind review. Your wedding was perfect and everyone looked beyond beautiful. Linnea, Tosh and I are so happy to know that you and your amazing hubby had a magnificent time with us. Our staff also thanks you for choosing us to celebrate your day here at the Bee. We try our best to... More 

Andover MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an impressive old building furnished mostly with antique and antique reproductions. It is on lovely grounds, with a scenic river behind and many old large trees. It is right next door to the Florence Griswold Museum. Everything was clean and very nice, but felt just a bit tired. However, they did not charge at the luxury level so... More 

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BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear HappyCoupleAndoverMA, Thank you for your feedback regarding your past stay with us. With the Bee built in 1756 and we try our best to preserve the vintage feel in this modern society. We want our guests to feel relaxed and "logged off" from the world, to take a break and enjoy the simple things that surround us. With that... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay at the Bee & Thistle Inn. I only wish we'd had more time to take advantage of the beautiful grounds! The building is well-kept and sits on stunning grounds overlooking the Connecticut River. The trees that dot the property are magnificent and I loved that they had a few chairs set up... More 

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BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JenInParkSlope, Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome to relax in our chairs or even our swing whenever you are in the area. We had a pleasure of meeting you both and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk Assistant Innkeeper More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was the second year that our family reunion was held at the Bee and Thistle. We had 28 people for dinner on Saturday night. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served in the beautiful outdoor garden. It was a lovely setting and the hor d'oeuvres were delicious and plentiful. My compliments go to the chef for the next three courses.... More 

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BeeandThistle, Assistant Innkeeper at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear JSpies12, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that your family had an amazing time with us this past weekend, we enjoyed seeing everyone again. Tosh is a very important member of our team and makes it her priority to make sure everyone feels welcome. We hope to see everyone soon! Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was my second visit to the Bee and Thistle and I was once again very, very pleased. The people are terrific - Tosh couldn't have been more helpful and Vicky in the kitchen was great but everyone goes out of their way to make your experience wonderful. Several glasses of wine by the Lieutenant River was the start of... More 

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Linnea1957, Assistant Innkeeper at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear RWL08540, We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. Tosh and Vicky are great members of our team and we strive to make our guests feel welcome and at home. I am glad that you were able to enjoy our amenities as well at the gems in Old Lyme. I do apologize about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We recently attended a family wedding and had a wonderful time and felt truly at home at the B&T Inn. All the staff went above and beyond to assist with every request. Our room was small but had everything we needed including delicious chocolates at bedtime and bottles of (free) water.

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Linnea1957, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mary Beth L, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We have a great team here at the Bee and strive to make our guests feel comfortable. We hope to see you for another visit in the future. Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My friends had hired this location for their wedding. We arrived on the Friday at lunchtime and stayed until Sunday late morning. The only word I can use to describe this Inn is flawless. We were looked after by an incredible lady call Tosh. (note to the owners: double her salary because you cannot afford for her to be headhunted... More 

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Linnea1957, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nick M, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the Bee. Tosh, is a great member of our team and she always goes above and beyond for all of our guests, we are very lucky to have her. The bathtub issue has been addressed and fixed, I am sorry that it was not functioning... More 

Oxford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of visiting the Bee and Thistle Inn as the site of a family wedding. Guests filled the Inn for a weekend event and simply stated we could not have had a more wonderful experience. The accommodations were wonderful, sleeping was as close to being at home as you can get. Our meals were expertly prepared -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A true New England bed and breakfast. I attended a wedding here over the weekend and the hospitality was amazing. I was certainly impressed that with a full house of family and friends the staff was fully attentive and ready for anything we threw their way. We stayed in room 8 and found it to be very quaint and comfortable.... More 

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The owners of the historic Bee and Thistle Inn are successfully pulling off the rare trick of marrying one of the oldest and most historic inns in Connecticut with a contemporary style that is unique and appropriate to the setting in Old Lyme. Responding to the local history as the center of both American Luminism and then American Impressionism--both headquartered... More 

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