These days we all could use a little escape. Between the winter blues and way too much time spent at home, a change of scenery is just what the therapist ordered. It is no longer just about spicing up the love life. Now it is having a moment to exhale without wanting to kill each other. Whatever your reasons for needing some time away together, hopefully one of these romantic getaways in CT will do the trick.

Spring, summer, winter or fall, Connecticut can offer a weekend getaway that is filled with romance. Stay in a luxury hotel, a cozy inn, or unique accommodations like a treehouse. Sample local wine. Enjoy Connecticut’s local food scene. Stroll the main streets of charming towns seeking out boutiques or antiques. Pass time along Connecticut’s scenic coastline. Explore Connecticut history. Choose the getaway that matches your style for a romantic weekend away.

Romantic Getaways in CT

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Whaler’s Inn, Mystic

Wine bucket on bed with a rose at the Whaler's Inn
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If a small boutique hotel in the heart of a charming and historic small town with a great food scene sounds like your idea of a perfect getaway, then head to Downtown Mystic. I know we often think of Mystic as a great place to visit with kids because of the Historic Seaport and Aquarium, but there is more to Mystic to enjoy.

The Whaler’s Inn in Downtown Mystic is a boutique hotel, which is is spread over five unique buildings with 45 guest rooms. The Morgan Suite in the 1865 House is perfect for a romantic getaway, featuring two rooms and a double-sided gas fireplace with views over Main Street in the sitting room. Have breakfast at Kitchen Little. Enjoy lunch and a local beer at the Engine Room. Then finish up with dinner at The Shipwright’s Daughter back at the hotel.

The Whaler’s Inn is located at 20 East Main Street, Mystic, CT 06355

Griswold Inn, Essex

Of course if history is your jam, you need to plan a getaway to the Griswold Inn in Essex. One of the oldest continuously-operated inns in the country, the Griswold Inn has been welcoming visitors since 1776. The Inn has been used as a backdrop for films and was most recently featured in the Hallmark Channel movie, Christmas at Pemberley Manor. Be sure to enjoy dinner and drinks at the Tap Room — often called one of the best bars in America.

Nearby, you can take a ride on the Essex Steam train, take a boat tour along the Connecticut River, or just spend time enjoying the thoroughly charming town of Essex.

The Griswold Inn is located at 36 Main Street, Essex, CT

The Inn at Stonington, Stonington

Guest room with a lit fireplace and balcony at The Inn at Stonington
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Enjoy waterfront, small village luxury at The Inn at Stonington. This small 18-room inn is walking distance to the town’s award-winning restaurants, shops and galleries. Nearby, you can explore local wineries, the beaches in Watch Hill, RI, or the seaport history of Mystic.

The Inn at Stonington offers modern day luxury in a setting that has retained its 17th and 18th century New England seaport village charm. Located on Fishers island Sound, most rooms have private balconies, gas fireplaces, and over-sized soaking jacuzzi tubs. On a romantic getaway, you will enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese reception in the evenings and continental breakfast in the morning.

The Inn at Stonington is located at 60 Water St, Stonington, CT

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington

This beautiful boutique hotel in Litchfield County was also the inspiration for the Dragonfly Inn featured in the Gilmore Girls television series, after the writer for the series stayed on property.  Nestled in 58 acres of gardens and woodland, the Inn’s spacious guest rooms and suites welcome you with New England style in a country house setting.

The Mayflower Inn is a perfect destination for a wellness retreat, with The WELL spa offering a holistic healing approach with east-meets-west spa treatments, health coaching sessions, and daily workshops. Nearby you can enjoy a picnic on the Litchfield town square, shop at the local boutiques and antique shops, and spend a day wine tasting at nearby vineyards.

The Mayflower Inn & Spa is located at 118 Woodbury Rd, CT-47, Washington, CT 

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, Old Saybrook

Imagine waking up to an amazing sunrise over the water from the porch of your own lighthouse suite. Sound romantic? The Saybrook Point Resort & Marina offers a unique lighthouse suite that is perfect for a special getaway. And don’t worry if the lighthouse is booked, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina offers 103 spacious and luxuriously-decorated rooms, over 30 of which offer wood-burning fireplaces.

Enjoy appointments at Sanno Spa, the hotel’s in-house spa, or a dip in the outdoor pool, before dinner at Fresh Salt. Don’t fill up too much though because the Inn’s Sunday brunch will require that you pack your stretchy pants.

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina is located at 2 Bridge St, Old Saybrook, CT

Delamar, West Hartford

If you are looking for a suburban setting, the Delamar in West Hartford offers 114 rooms and suites, all meeting the environmental LEED Gold Standard. Even your pup is welcome! Relax with a cutting-edge treatment at the Delamar Spa or plan a romantic welcome with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne on ice, chocolate dipped strawberries and a $100 dining credit to the Delamar’s award-winning Artisan Restaurant. 

Nearby, you can enjoy shopping and dining at the West Hartford Center, brewery hop at local breweries like City Steam Brewery and Back East Brewing, or explore local museums and historic sites including the Harriett Beecher Stowe House or the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art.

The Delamar West Hartford is located at 1 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

Sunset over Mohegan Sun and surrounding grounds
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If what you are craving is a little excitement after too many quiet nights at home, the Mohegan Sun offers fine dining, entertainment, and, of course, gambling. For a luxury experience, book at stay at Aspire at Mohegan Sun, which includes a private valet entrance and check in, an arrival gift, five-star amenities, and a 24-hour butler service.

You can also indulge yourselves with treatments at the Mandara Spa, offering therapies which infuse ancient Balinese healing touches, traditional European therapies and regional influences.

Mohegan Sun is located at 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT

The Inn at GrayBarns, Norwalk

GrayBarns has served as a village meeting place, textile factory, artist outpost, and even a speakeasy! Today it is home to a tavern and an inn, which features six beautifully-appointed king suites with luxurious full baths, bedrooms and living areas. This adults-only retreat welcomes guests with contemporary fixtures such as NEST thermostats, Le Labo amenities, SMEG, and Nespresso appliances.

Guests of the Inn can enjoy in-room spa treatments, private yoga, bike rentals, and beautiful views of the Silvermine waterfall. Nearby you can tour the Glass House, walk in the Silvermine Nature Preserve, play a round of golf at Pound Ridge, or meet the artists and artisans at the Silvermine Arts Center.

The Inn at GrayBarns on the Silvermine River is located at 194 Perry Ave, Norwalk, CT 

The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich

The Spa at Norwich Inn has been our pick for a romantic getaway since our “baby moon” there when I was six months pregnant. The spa offers 27 treatment rooms, a sauna, salon, fitness center, indoor pool, and a relaxation room that I always fall asleep in.

You can stay in the historic inn, or at one of the larger condominium villas spread over the 42-acre property. When not relaxing at the spa, Mohegan Sun is only a few minutes away when you want a little more excitement.

The Spa at Norwich Inn is located at 607 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT

Winvian Farm, Morris

Bedroom in Winvian Farm with four poster bed and fireplace with two red chairs in the front
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For a quiet and truly unique romantic getaway, look no further than Winvian Farm. Set on 113 acres that border on woods and lakes, Winvian features 18 unique cottages, designed by 15 different architects. Take your pick from accommodations as unique as a log cabin to a helicopter interior and even a treehouse.

Of course you are certainly not roughing it at Winvian Farm, even though a form of glamping is available. You will also find 5-star cuisine, world-class wines, and a 5,000 square foot luxury spa. Mountain bikes and cruisers are available to borrow, and nearby you can enjoy hiking or snowshoeing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, golf, and horseback riding. They can even help arrange a hot air balloon ride!

Winvian is located at 155 Alain White Road, Morris, Connecticut 

Madison Beach Hotel, Madison

Craving some ocean views and sea air? The Madison Beach Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is located on the beach between New Haven and New London. In the summer you can enjoy open-air concerts on the beach and complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels. Even off season you can relax at the Sound of the Sea Spa or yoga studio.

Nearby you can go antiquing or shopping along Main Street in Old Saybrook, sample craft brews at 30 Mile Brewing Company, or explore downtown New Haven.

Madison Beach Hotel is located at 94 W Wharf Rd, Madison, CT

Delamar, Greenwich Harbor

Ready for an upscale shopping and dining getaway? Our friends love the Delamar Greenwich Harbor. The hotel’s 82 rooms and suites offer luxury and European-styled elegance, and many rooms overlook Greenwich Harbor from private balconies.

In town, stroll along Greenwich Avenue and window shop at the luxury boutiques or grab lunch at one of the many French-inspired bistros, markets and creperies downtown.

The Delamar Greenwich Harbor is located at 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 

The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield

Litchfield town green
Litchfield town green

For a small town getaway and wine tasting, plan a weekend at The Litchfield Inn. This independent boutique property offers a choice of twelve theme rooms or stately standard rooms.

Nearby you can take a walk through the White Memorial Conservation Center, hike in Mt. Tom State Park, check out the flower fields at White Flower Farm, go horseback riding at Lee’s Stables, or take a tour at the Litchfield Distillery.

There are also a number of wineries nearby, including Hopkins Vineyard, which overlooks the beautiful Lake Waramaug. If you go on the weekend, they often host live music performances and open up their grounds for picnicking.

The Litchfield Inn is located at 432 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT

Tiny House on Waystone Farm, Guilford

Escape the everyday with a visit to Waystone Farm. You can experience tiny house living in this immaculate home on a sustainable farm. You will be surrounded by eight bucolic acres. Inside, the tiny house has air conditioning, heat, WiFi, a full kitchen and bath and a queen-sized bed in the loft.

Step outside and you can enjoy interacting with the farm’s goats and chickens or lend a hand on the farm to learn about sustainable farming, canning vegetables, and farm life. Nearby, you can hike, go to the beach, and kayak. Keep in mind that spring will be kid season — which means baby goats to cuddle.

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Water Forest Treehouse Retreat, Norwich

Are you ready for an adventure? If your idea of romance is a unique experience and you don’t mind roughing it a bit, book a stay at the Water Forest Treehouse. Decorated like a fairy home, this cozy treehouse is a true retreat. This 168 sq ft. private heated and electrified tiny home with stained glass windows surrounds an oak tree nestled in 100 acres of forest.

On property there are 2.5 miles of hiking trails with a brook, waterfall, marsh and pond and nearby you can canoe, kayak, or swim. Just keep in mind that there is a compost toilet but no running water inside. Outdoors you will find a fire pit and outdoor living space, including a hammock. At the main house you can enjoy a private outdoor shower in the summer, or guests staying two nights or longer can utilize the indoor shower in the winter.

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