My husband and I did hours of research when we first decided to visit Mystic for our "Grown Up Weekend Away." We debated back and forth between traditional B&Bs, "boutique" B&Bs and standard hotels, but The Old Mystic Inn kept drawing us back to their website. Turned out that my husband's parents had stayed there and since they couldn't say enough good things about it, we called that night and booked our stay. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by Michael, the owner of the Inn. Warm and friendly, he immediately made us feel at home, and we enjoyed sharing many stories with him throughout our stay. All the rooms are named after historical authors, and we chose the Mark Twain room, which is located in the Carriage House behind the Main House. While not a historical building like the Main House is, it had been painstakingly decorated to evoke feelings of old world charm and history. The room itself (which has a private bathroom with whirlpool tub) was bright and airy, unbelievably clean, spacious and absolutely lovely, with a very comfortable queen pencil post canopy bed, Queen Anne chairs and decorations that really complement the Mark Twain theme. It really felt like home, especially after coming in from a long day of sightseeing around Mystic. Special little touches like a wine key and wine glasses, chocolates on the nightstand, and an assortment of local magazines and guides really completed the room. There aren't any televisions in the guest rooms, but the Main House, where all the common rooms are located, has a television in the Keeping Room. To be honest, we didn't miss it one bit - it was actually really nice to escape technology for a weekend and just enjoy each others company! If you do need to connect to the internet though, free wifi is provided in your room. Back at the Main House, Michael, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, prepares a mouthwatering breakfast every morning between 8:30am and 9:30am. He alternates between an egg dish and a bread dish daily. During our stay we had the stuffed french toast, herbed eggs over popovers, and pancakes, all of which were heavenly. Just as impressive as the taste was the care that Michael put into the presentation - every meal that came out of his kitchen was a masterpiece on a plate. If you find yourself hungry during the afternoon or evening, just head over to the kitchen where Michael provides a Keurig with an assortment of coffees, packets of teas and hot cocoas, microwave popcorn and our personal favorite, a selection of homemade goods - we couldn't get enough of the lemon cookies and brownies! As a whole, the Inn is absolutely charming and quaint, and we found ourselves exploring and enjoying all the indoor sights just as much as all of our other activities. If you're looking to relax outside, you can kick up your feet in the hammack under the trees, curl up with a good book in the gazebo, or just sit back with a cup of coffee (and some brownies!) at one of the tables located around the property. Between the chirping birds and rustling trees, melodic windchimes, and symphony of evening crickets, you can't help but feel all your stress melt away. We have already told my parents that they need to stay here, and we're currently planning our next trip to Mystic where we intend to stay at The Old Mystic Inn again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The main house of the inn was built in 1784 and is a blend of antiques and reproduction furnishings. The carriage house was built in 1988 and is a modern Victorian, with rooms decorated in a country cottage decor. All eight rooms are named for a New England author. Queen sized beds, fireplaces, whirpool tubs. A Hearty country breakfast is prepared each morning by chef and owner Michael Cardillo. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Mystic Hotel Old Mystic
- Old Mystic Inn Connecticut