The essence and magic of Captain Grant's are the people who run it, i.e., Carol and Ted. From the moment we arrived until the time we left, they made us feel welcome. It is obvious they work tirelessly to ensure that all of the needs of the visitors are not only met but surpassed. Having stayed at countless hotels, motels and inns in my life, I feel able to comment on the service and care that we received at Captain Grant's- again it is important to note, I am doubtfull how successful this property would be in the absence of Carol and Ted. They struck a perfect balance between checking on our needs and respecting our privacy. They work tirelessly to maintain the upkeep of this very old house and sprawling property.
It is the small things that made our stay special, from the well stocked guest fridge (sodas, wine and beer) all complimentary, as wll as the cookie jar and the cake on the dining room table to help with the 2am munchies. A great deal of work has gone into this property and each day we were there, it was obvious that more wor is being done, from fixing the door knob to the impressive double doors of the main house to the new tile floor that was in the process of being laid in the building we were located. If modern, contemporary design is what you need, then this location is not what you want, however all of us can enjoy a get away from it all weekend, amongst antiques, old world charm and warm and welcoming inn keepers. Despite this style, do not be fooled, Wifi was available to this techy not only throughout the building but also outside as we sat in the numerous seating areas in the lovely gardens. Although we did not have the oportunity to try Carole's famous breakfast, it would seem that previous reviews have commented most favorably.
This property is about 2.5 miles from Mohegan sun, and about 8 miles from Foxwoods and the preety ton of Mystic - Perfect! One does not have to pay the exorbitant rates at the Casino hotels or be subjected to the conveyer belt service of these provide - having stayed in 13 hotels in Las Vegas, I am familiar with the service that is provided. If you want intimate, friendly and the opportunity to while away the day and a peaceful setting, go visit Carol and Ted -they are good people and you will be all the richer for having met them.
A personal thank you to you both!
Alex Campbell (guest there on 8/11 and 8/12/12).
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