We decided to return to the Stonecroft for a week of rest and relaxation after our first stay there 6 years ago. We had planned to go to Puerto Rico, but decided we needed something more quiet instead. We couldn't be happier with our choice. It was the perfect romantic getaway.
The week was an experience of pure abundance. First came our large room (almost a suite) with a canopy bed, cozy little sofa, fireplace, whirlpool tub in the huge bathroom, and deck leading to the garden. Everything perfectly appointed. Then, because we chose the Hide N Sleep package, we were provided with a daily bottle of wine with a cheese and fruit plate. The housekeeping staff even gave us a plate of fresh made cookies after they met us - just for fun. Next came the daily generous country breakfasts - fresh muffins, fruit salads and delicious made-to-order dishes of your choice served by the fireside in the beautiful stone dining room looking out at the garden. The topper was dinner - we simply could not believe our good fortune that our package price included a 3-course gourmet dinner for two every night. This is no ordinary country inn dinner. This is true gourmet dining, lovingly created by chef Shaheed Toppin and enthusiastically served by the attentive and knowledgeable wait staff Steve and Steve (yes, they have the same name). Over the week, we happily ate our way through the menu and each dish was amazing - Filet Mignon, Lobster/Crab Cakes, Stonington Scallops, Lobster Ravioli, Prime Rib, the list goes on and on with fantastic wines to match.
From our morning greeting by cheerful Maria at breakfast, to the accommodating housekeeping services of Ava and the others -- everyone at Stonecroft made us feel enveloped in a family-like atmosphere where our every need was tended to and we were free to relax and rejuvenate. It is clear that owner Jason Crandall and his family has infused the Stonecroft with a true pride and enthusiasm in making guests happy.
One or two days are not enough to absorb the true feel of country relaxation here - by day three, we were slowing our city selves to match the quiet hush of the beautiful Stonecroft garden pond. With so much to do near by, there is no fear of boredom. We spent time hibernating by the fireplace in our room with some of the Stonecroft's fine DVD collection, we explored nearby Mystic, visited Mohegan Sun casino only 15 minutes away -- we never ran out of things to do. And yet, somehow by the end of our five days, we felt perfectly rejuvenated and recharged. We can't wait to return to Stonecroft soon -- to bring our family members to enjoy the beauty and the incredible food, and then to return alone for another romantic escape. We can't recommend it highly enough.
- 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 more recently renovated Yellow Barn. The 1807 House has four common rooms, six fireplaces, and four historic guest rooms with private baths, three with fireplaces. The Yellow Barn offers six luxury guest suites 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