I struggled a bit between giving this B&B three or four stars, but finally settled on four when considering the inn overall. My husband and I stayed at the Stonecroft for a romantic, weekend getaway.
I'll start with the room - we stayed in the Schubel Suite, which was very nice. The room has a very comfortable king-size bed, but make sure to look for the pillows in the armoire when going to sleep because the "display" pillows already on the bed may be uncomfortable for you (that's what we found). The suite is large, with a sitting area that includes a soft loveseat and fireplace. It's the perfect place to relax with a bottle of wine. The bathroom is enourmous. We could have played tennis in the bathroom - complete with spectators. It has a two-person, whirlpool bathtub and large, open shower area. The shutters next to the whirlpool open for a view of the fireplace - always a nice touch. So, overall, we loved the room; however, my husband was not happy with some of the large cobwebs found throughout the room's ceiling.
We ate dinner at the on-site restaurant our first night. The place was practically empty and we quickly discovered why. We were not impressed with any aspect of the meal, from the appetizers to dessert. I won't go into too many details, but our Cesar salad lettuce was old iceburg lettuce and my huband said his prime rib was probably the worst he's ever had. Our waiter was very nice, but was a bit forgetful. However, I must say, breakfast, which was served in the same restaurant was good. Our first breakfast was made to order and was what you'd expect from a B&B - creative, tasty food (eggs with herbs, roast beef hash, etc.). Our second morning, the breakfast was served buffet-style, and it was simply good - not amazing.
Overall, the grounds were pretty and the people were friendly. There's also a nice sitting area outside of the restaurant with a firepit, which I'm sure is relaxing during the warmer weather.
During the day, we visited the Maugle Sierra winery and did a wine tasting. The winery was beautiful, but we weren't overly impressed with the wines - just not our taste. We also lost some money at the Foxwoods Casino and walked around Downtown Mystic, where we had lunch at the Harp and Hound. The food was awful, but it's a cute Irish pub. Our second night, we ate at the S&P Oyster Company, which was excellent. Everything we ordered, which was a lot, was delicious. I highly recommend S&P for dinner.
Overall, I'd recommend the Stonecroft for a romantic getaway, but wouldn't recommend the restaurant for dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet country elegance for the discriminating traveler. Located less than 5 miles from Mystic and the Casinos, Stonecroft Country Inn, an 1807 sea captain's country estate, consists of a sunny Georgian colonial and newly renovated Grange. The 1807 House has four common rooms, six fireplaces, and four historic guest rooms with private baths, three with fireplaces. The Grange contains six luxury guest rooms with gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Voted Best of New England 2012 by the Editors of Yankee Magazine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stonecroft Country Hotel Ledyard