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Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast

28 W Point Rd, Branford, CT 06405-5732
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Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 08/30/2020.
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Branford
Ideally located in the quaint village of Stony Creek, this secluded luxury B&B features magnificent views of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound right at your doorstep. It's a perfect location to relax and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut shoreline, 12 miles east of New Haven and 75 miles from New York City. Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast offers two elegant guest bedrooms each with private bath and glorious water views. Amenities include a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, family room with HD TV, wireless internet, screened porch, large garden terrace, 30-foot pier, and parking. Town beaches, scenic village greens, quaint shops, nature walks, boat tours, hiking trails, fine restaurants, and vibrant cultural attractions are minutes away.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Julia and Tony were the most gracious and delightful hosts. We loved staying at such a romantic place in the center of a fairy land.The Timble Islands in Stoney Creek were a special place for us when we lived in CT. To get the chance to stay in the heart of this lovely section of town with a breathtaking view of the sound and the islands was a dream come true. We were steps from our favorite hiking spot and steps from our favorite places. Our room was spectacular and the home was warm and inviting. The abundance of windows throughout the home provided a total panoramic view of the water, boats, islands, tidal marsh, birds...We were at the edge of the water! The hosts are fantastic cooks and the offerings were above and beyond. We look forward to returning to this fantastic B&B.
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Response from Julie Broom, Owner at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Thank you so much for writing such a glowing review! We greatly appreciate when guests take the time to write. We look forward to your returning someday.
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Julie and Tony, who own and run Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast, really go above and beyond for their guests. Sitting at water's edge, the scenery is fantastic. The B&B itself is sumptuous and meticulously kept (the soap in our bathroom was Jo Malone). Breakfast was made to order from scratch and was delicious. I have to say, the last time I enjoyed the level of service you get at 'The Thimbles' was at a Four Seasons in Arizona, many years ago. It's that good. Restaurants in the area are also very good. If you need to unplug and get away from it all, check out their availability. They only have three rooms, so go for it.
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Response from Julie B, Owner at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
Responded Nov 11, 2019
Wow, Four Seasons move over! What a great review - thank you so much for all the compliments and recommendation of our b&b. Greatly appreciated. Best, Julie & Tony
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This weekend we traveled to Branford, CT from NJ to celebrate our anniversary at one of our favorite restaurants (G-Zen) and were so pleased to find a lovely place to stay nearby! The Egret room at the Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast is immaculately clean, expertly decorated, aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the sunset views from our room and the air jet tub. Located right on the Long Island sound, the views of the Thimble Islands from the inn are magical. The charming Stony Brook shops, beach and Shoreline trail are in walking distance from the inn and fun to explore. The lovely nature and serene feel to this area were the perfect way to lead up to our anniversary celebration. Friendly and attentive hosts Julie and Tony live on site at the Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast and are very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. There is one other equally as beautiful guest room. Their impeccably styled, upscale home serves as a wonderful setting for travelers to enjoy this quaint and unique area. Beautiful Hammonasset Beach and State Park are also a short drive away. We would highly recommend this inn to anyone who would like to explore this wonderful location and enjoys the B&B experience.
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Response from Julie B, Owner at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
Responded Oct 27, 2019
Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you had to say about Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast and the Shoreline area. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to write and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for recommending us to others. Julie
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From the moment my daughter and I arrived at the Thimble Islands Bed and Breakfast, we knew we found an amazing piece of paradise! The Inn , although it only has two suites, was huge and impeccable! The view of the water and the Thimble Islands from our bed and sitting areas of our suite was breathtaking! The Inn keepers were very informative of the area and local restaurants to recommend and places to explore. Our breakfast was outstanding and there were many rooms at the Inn where we were welcome to relax, read or just sit and converse. The gardens outside, the pink granite which is local to the Stony Creek area was magnificent and added a beautiful touch to the grounds and house! I would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone who is interested in exploring an area they have never been to before! It was a piece of heaven that we never knew existed!
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Response from Julie B, Owner at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
Responded Oct 8, 2019
Thank you very much for this glowing review! We are so appreciative when our guests take the time to write and are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that you loved your visit to this beautiful area.
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The hosts, Tony and Julie Broom, were refined, funny, and discrete. Every detail in the room, modern bathroom, linens, excellent food was impeccable. The view and place is one of the most spectacular on earth. The Heron room was modern and private. We would go back over and over again. The price is worth all that you get. We have traveled the world and would come back to this magnificent place.
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Response from Julie B, Owner at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
Responded Oct 8, 2019
What a wonderful review! Thank you so very much for the many compliments of our b&b and of our beautiful setting. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back! Best regards, Julie & Tony
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$330 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Thimble Islands (0.2 miles), Bishop's Orchards (3.4 miles), and Henry Whitfield State Museum (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Home Restaurant, Guilford Bistro and Cafe, and Lenny's Indian Head Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to Thimble Islands Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hyland House Museum (4.1 miles).