Mohegan Sun Casino is a left out of the driveway of Captain Grant's and is 4 miles (8 minutes) down the road. Foxwoods Resort Casino is a right out of the driveway and 4.89 miles (8.5 minutes) away. If you are coming for the casino's on the weekend this is the best bang for your buck. The casino hotels are expensive ($250 and up on the weekends) as well as loud and commercial. For less then 1/2 the price you can stay in a colonial hamlet of New England and enjoy stonewalls, ponds and gardens, gas fireplaces and tales of a sea captain's house in the keeping room of an Inn built from the wood of ships in 1754.
Ted and Carol graciously accommodated our late Friday night check in and we received a free room upgrade. Ted is a story teller and happily answered all of our questions pertaining to the Inn and the area. Carol served a wonderful family style breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, and homemade potatoes and toast. Freeze dried coffee is not my favorite but the tea and O.J. were nice alternatives. I found the proprietors both pleasant and helpful and not at all intrusive.
If coming with friend's you will surely appreciate the game room with pool table, large flat screen T.V. and popcorn cart. You will also love the three story deck with seating areas, it would be wonderful for hanging out with a group. The interior of the Inn has a large front keeping room separated from the dining area by gorgeous fireplace. A guest fridge is always stocked with beer, wine and soda and the dining table always has a selection of desserts on it. Everyone will love the character of the individual rooms as well as the cleanliness and many amenities. Wi-Fi, Cable T.V., complimentary Sherry in every room, robes, fireplaces and wide-board hardwood floors are just some of the reasons this beats a cookie cutter, chain hotel experience.
The large front yard and six acres of backyard lends to a serene and country living feel. Though you will be in between two bustling casinos you will find yourself surrounded by pure New England countryside. If ghost hunting is a pass time for you and you've had no luck at the house make sure to take a trip over the stone fence in the backyard. There is a small graveyard with stones that date back to the 1700's. Worth it even if you're a none believer.
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