An Anniversary Staycation in Mystic, CT

While this post is NoT sponsored, I received a complimentary stay and meal from the hotel and restaurant mentioned in this post. However, all opinions expressed are my own, and my review reflects my genuine experience.

Last month, my husband and I were thrilled to receive an invitation to stay at The Whaler’s Inn, a charming historic boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Mystic, Connecticut. Just a short drive from Boston, Providence, and New Haven, it was the perfect escape for a rejuvenating staycation to usher in and celebrate our 21st year of marriage.

In the past, I had noticed The Whaler’s Inn several times during my quick trips through Mystic. One particular visit stands out: a day date with my teen, Cayden, 2 winters ago.

We enjoyed a fantastic mother-son brunch at their acclaimed restaurant, The Shipwright’s Daughter. When it was time to leave, I couldn’t help but admire the architecture and beauty of the Whaler’s Inn main house.

My love for historic homes and their character runs so, so deep that I even took a picture to capture its charm, never thinking that I’d actually ever stay there.

When my husband and I arrived at the Whaler’s Inn, we were blown away by how beautiful and welcoming the lobby was. I loved the warm and tasteful coastal decor, and how friendly and informative the staff was.

Our room, located in the Hoxie House, was equipped with a gas fireplace, an air-jetted soaking tub, views of downtown Mystic and the Mystic River. It offered a cozy retreat that made us feel instantly at home, with nautical accents, soft blue and Coral tones, and elegant furnishings perfectly complementing the hotel’s seaside location.

The bed was so comfortable!!

Kind and thoughtful touches from the staff at The Whaler’s Inn made our early anniversary celebration truly special.

The bathroom had a beautiful spa-like feel, with classic subway tile, a jet tub, and a rain shower head.

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Mystic is a gem of a town with a picturesque waterfront, quaint shops, and amazing restaurants.

But, one of the most memorable experiences of our stay was a sunset cruise aboard the historical landmark vessel, The Sabino.

The Whaler’s Inn and Mystic Seaport Museum have recently partnered to offer two-hour cruises along the Mystic River.

Watching the sunset was enchanting and the stunning views made the evening truly magical.

During our stay, we were invited to dine at the Milestone Restaurant on Water Street.  We had a fantastic time and enjoyed some good food, drinks, live music and atmosphere, we enjoyed it so much we went back the next day for lunch!

For anyone seeking a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, Mystic, Connecticut, is an ideal destination. Its historic charm and scenic beauty, offer a staycation experience that is both fun and relaxing. We can’t wait for our next trip back!

 

 

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While this post is NoT sponsored, I received a complimentary stay and meal from the hotel and restaurant mentioned in this post. However, all opinions expressed are my own, and my review reflects my genuine experience.

1 Comment

  1. Andrea
    July 13, 2024 / 8:57 am

    I absolutely adore Mystic and nearby Stonington, and am so glad you shared all about this beautiful inn. There are so many wonderful historic and coastal destinations near you!

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