My fiance and I (now officially my WIFE!!!!) visited the BnB back in 2011 and are going back there for this upcoming weekend. We loved this place from beginning to end. Carol and Ted welcomed us with open arms and gave us a complete tour of the BNB. They generously provided baked goods and drinks at no charge and made us feel like family. We stayed in the Adelaide room on the second floor. The room was large and had a beautiful bed and large bathroom. The house is historic and you get a feeling of the age of the house from the moment that you walk in. The room was clean and had great windows. We hit both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in the same day/night and found that the Captain Grant BnB is about 10 minutres away from both (and cetrally located between them).
We got home rather late from Mohegan Sun and that's when our haunting experience began. We walked in the front door and decided to grab a late night snack. To the left as you walk in there is a computer and lounge and there was no one sitting in the area as we walked in. We got our snacks and as we went up the stairs we both saw a man sitting at the desk and then looked back and he was gone! We are not exactly Ghost Hunters but found it interesting. We went to bed and at about 3 A.M. we started to hear footsteps upstairs, humming, and muted voices. There was also a repeated banging like someone was walking back and forth upstairs. Finally, we heard the distinct barking of a dog all nightWe were annoyed at first, but eventually went back to sleep. In the morning I decided to investigate for myself (sorry Carol!) and opened the door leading to the attic. The attic was completely EMPTY! Whatever we heard was not easily explained. At breakfast several other guests told of similar experiences and once we started to talk we realized that we were the last ones in, so it wasn't late arrivers making the noise. Carol and Ted told us that there are no dogs in their house or the nearby homes and that others staying in the BnB had similar experiences.
As for that breakfast, all we can say is YUM! We had pancakes with both sausage and bacon. Carol and Ted allowed guests to have unlimited portions and offered us 2nds and 3rds (and we had them). They told us stories about the area and after breakfast Ted challenged everyone to a game of billiards. Watch out for him! He's good!
Overall, we had a great experience and would recommend this inn. There is no greater tell if someone likes a place than if they go back, and we are!
Great experience Carol and Ted!
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