Stonecroft Country Inn

515 Pumpkin Hill Rd. , Ledyard, CT 06339 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

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Stonecroft Country Inn is a Mystic B&B nestled on 6.5 rolling acres of lush lawns and terraced gardens in the Connecticut countryside. Only 5 miles from Mystic and all the attractions, it's a short drive to dining, the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium. Located close area vineyards, enjoy an afternoon sampling local wines. Not far from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos, stay at Stonecroft and enjoy an evening show. Originally the 1807 estate of Sea Captain Shubel Smith, Stonecroft offers both historic traditional rooms as well as suites with gas fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Our master suites boast spacious rooms, bathrooms with private balconies overlooking the property. Enjoy breakfast in our elegant granite walled dining room at private tables overlooking gardens and expansive lawns. Stay in the quiet countryside amidst an atmosphere of relaxation and romance. All our rooms have plush towels, soft linens and microfiber robes. Located less than 5 miles from downtown Mystic and Foxwoods Casino, there is plenty of time to explore the area's attractions and still relax on the terrace around our fire pits overlooking the pond and gardens. Awarded 2012 Yankee Magazine, Editor's Choice, Best of New England AND Top 14 Most Romantic Inns by Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns for 2011.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Ledyard's Best Kept Secret

5 on September 26, 2015

A two day stay at this peaceful and charming retreat was nothing short of exceptional. A complimentary breakfast was prepared and served by the innkeepers with care and impeccable attention to detail. The quiche and croissant French toast were scrumptious and were accompanied with sliced fruit, muffins, and choice of coffee or tea. A selection of Harney and Sons teas and snacks were placed in the dining room outside of our room, a welcomed treat for any tea aficionado. After breakfast, take in the sun and enjoy the beautiful views of the grounds from the deck of the 1807 house. You will surely feel at ease. The Stonecroft Country Inn is a refreshing retreat that immerses you into the peace and serenity of the New England countryside, giving a glimpse of life as it was centuries ago. Marcie and Jim are two wonderful people and gracious hosts who will make you feel welcome and tend to any special consideration or need. A pleasant stay and memorable experience is guaranteed.

Great getaway with lots to do. A hidden gem, but near everything!

5 on September 02, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Stonecroft Country Inn for two nights, and loved every second of it. We received a warm greeting and a quick tour of our room from the innkeepers, Jim and Marcie. The rooms and grounds are absolutely beautiful and well-maintained, and Jim made sure that we knew to call him if we needed anything at all. The location is perfect as it is only about 10 minutes from Mystic, 10 minutes from the vineyards, 15 minutes from Mohegan Sun, and 10 minutes from Foxwoods -- but you would never know that you are that close because this place is so nicely situated away from the lights and traffic. Neither my girlfriend or me are very big on eating breakfast, but we went down to see what was cooking and it was delicious. Overall, this was one of the best weekends we have had in a long time and we will definitely be back soon.

Great Inn!

5 on August 24, 2015

Property was beautiful, house had charm and a great feel, innkeepers were warm and friendly and provided great service. Breakfast was delicious and included a wonderful garden view. Very relaxing, would certainly return! -Alex.

Fabulous place!

5 on August 20, 2015

Beautiful room, very hospitable owners, great breakfasts, overall very positive experience


5 on August 20, 2015

Had an amazing time at this peaceful and relaxing inn. Such a pleasure and welcoming experience.

Quiet, Charming and Pleasant

4.4 on June 10, 2015

The grounds were beautiful and the old farmhouse where we stayed was typical New England charm. Inside the house were gorgeous antiques, large fireplaces, and old wide plank floors. If you like that style of house (and we do), this place hits a home run. Marcie and Jim were incredibly kind, personable and accommodating to our needs. The bed and sheets were incredibly comfortable. The Orchard Room where we stayed was clean and neat. It was also plenty big for the two of us with a nice fireplace and hearth. Often times, in many B and B's, the rooms are so tiny. Not here. PLENTY of room for two. The food was delicious and they were accommodating to dietary restrictions. I have no criticisms at all for this property, but just a few suggestions having been at many bed and breakfasts. If everything could be raised just one more level, this place would be superb. For example, the bathroom was clean, but the shower could have been one notch cleaner and updated a bit. The shower head was adequate, but it could use to be replaced to a more modern head with better flow. The Keurig coffee maker downstairs was a great bonus in the morning, but the coffee selections were only folgers and maxwell house. If you are a serious coffee drinker, folgers and maxwell house are about the worse selections you could imagine. ...really rough. A selection of better coffees (Green Mountain, Starbucks, etc..) would have made it just one notch higher. The grounds, as mentioned were gorgeous, but they could have been manicured to one notch higher. These sound like picky things, and they may be to some travelers, but they are the standard in many other places. All in all, we would ABSOLUTELY stay here again in spite of the little things mentioned above.

Great Inn in CT

4.8 on May 28, 2015

The Inn is great. The owners are very friendly. Their backyard is beautiful. Perfect place for a wedding. Breakfast was very good and filling.

Loved this inn!

5 on March 13, 2015

Stayed in the Nor'easter room- it was spacious, with a beautiful fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Jim and Marcie could not have been nicer! We talked about everything from Switzerland to gospel music. Oh, and the breakfasts were phenomenal! We'll certainly be back. -Brett and Briana, Brooklyn, NY

a break from the "norm"

4.8 on February 02, 2015

I purchased tickets to a concert at Mohegan Sun for my boyfriend for Christmas. The show ended up being canceled but we decided to get a way for the weekend anyway. After looking for a place to stay we decided on Stonecroft Country Inn and we couldn't be happier (well except for some warmer weather lol). We arrived earlier then Marcie and Jim were expecting us but they were as pleasant and welcoming as can be. The room was amazing!!! warm and inviting, the fireplace was perfect and the 2 person soaking tub (bath "grains" included) was divine. The bed was so comfy that it was hard to get out of and the super soft sheets did not help lol. We stayed for 2 nights and i wish it could have been longer! the breakfast each morning was absolutely delicious. it was simple but perfect i couldn't have asked for better. Stonecroft Country Inn is a hop skip and a jump away from some great things to do such as the casinos and mystic aquarium and village. i would recommend this inn to any friend or family member looking for some place to hide away. I know we will be staying here in the future!

Outstanding Country Retreat

3.8 on January 11, 2015

At the risk of echoing what many other reviews have stated, Jim and Marcie really are outstanding innkeepers. Jim was very accommodating to my special requests, friendly and helpful but without intruding on our privacy. We stayed one night in a quaint room of the old farmhouse which dates from the early 1800's and has the distinctive ambiance of a former way of life. The second night we stayed in what had been the original barn and has recently been masterfully renovated into a striking interior space and all the rooms updated with all of the latest amenities. We planned side trips into Mystic (5 miles away) and New Haven (an hour's drive). A little out of the way but barely a 10 minute drive to Mystic, the country setting has the advantage of quiet and calm. Highly recommended. Would give the highest ratings in all categories except dining (the breakfast choices were limited) but this web page would not allow me to enter outstanding ratings.

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Rooms & Rates

The Buttery

The most historic room at Stonecroft offers loads of period charm with gunstock beam ceilings and original doors. A white iron and brass queen bed wears a nautical patchwork quilt, or sometimes the colors of Provence. Features include a private bath, wireless Internet, ground floor access and its own terrace. Handicapped accessible and now pet friendly. (There are no TVs in the 1807 House).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Snuggle into the softness of The Westcroft's English country charm and bright, cheery surroundings. Features include a wood-burning fireplace, queen bed, pine double armoire, small writing desk, wireless Internet, ensuite bath, and terry robes. Sunset casts a magic glow in this delightful second-floor room. The Westcroft has a connecting door to the Stonecroft Room, creating a two bedroom, two bathroom suite. (There are no TVs in the 1807 House).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


The most elegant room of our 1807 House is furnished with handmade tiger maple reproductions, including a canopied king pencil post bed and chest-on-frame. Let the wrap-around hand-painted mural transport you back to the nineteenth century. Additional features include a wood-burning fireplace, writing desk, overstuffed chair and private bath. (There are no TVs in the 1807 House).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


A soothing green and floral décor accents this romantically serene room. Large windows provide views of the front lawn and charming stone walls. Features include a wood-burning fireplace, private bath with soaking tub and separate shower, small writing desk, wireless Internet and easy chair. The iron-framed king bed invites you to hide away. Our quietest and most private room in the house. (There are no TVs in the 1807 House).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Return to quiet Old World elegance in this room with its unique tiger maple queen-sized canopy bed dressed in an antique quilt. Additional features include a fireside sitting area with a comfortable loveseat that can pull out to a second twin bed, a small writing desk, widescreen TV/DVD, wireless Internet, and a stunning hand-painted mirror and dresser set. The private bath offers a two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Briar Rose

A real charmer with a French Country queen canopy bed, armoire, sitting area with gas fireplace, TV/DVD, wireless Internet, a private patio, wonderful south light and a rich deep brown quilt feather bed. The spacious private bath features a two-person whirlpool tub, separate shower, and vanity table with mirror.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Definitely French, definitely romantic, this marvelous room features a red-pillowed, iron head canopy bed draped in sheer softness. A large sitting area offers a cozy loveseat, gas fireplace, small glass-top writing desk, widescreen TV/DVD, wireless Internet, double armoire, and a richly painted dresser. A two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower grace an old-fashioned wainscoted bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Anchored by a handsome, walnut, queen-sized sleigh bed, this richly decorated room features an elegant comforter, dark-wood armoire, gas fireplace, two classic armchairs, widescreen TV/DVD, wireless Internet, a small writing desk and a private bath with two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower. Orlando, the youngest son of Captain Shubel and Sarah Smith, discovered Westerly Granite and founded Smith Granite Company, which shipped thousands of monuments to our nation’s Capitol.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


A massive bedroom befitting a noble sea Captain, this popular room features a king-sized sleigh bed with luxurious linens beneath a beamed and vaulted ceiling. Amenities include soft carpets, fireside leather loveseat (that can pull out to a twin bed), a handsome armoire, widescreen TV/DVD, wireless Internet, a balcony, a small writing desk and a painted chest. The bathroom is one of the largest you’ll ever see – offering his and her lavatories, a bidet, walk-in shower and heated towel racks. Open the shutters of the two person whirlpool tub and enjoy the flickering gas fireplace while you soak.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sarah Suite

Named for the Captain’s Lady, Sarah’s Suite is soft, elegant, and luxuriously spacious, occupying the other half of the top floor with wonderful south light. A gently arching French headboard in rich chestnut spans the king-sized bed. Mounds of pillows, a luxurious comforter, and Egyptian cotton bed linens wait to envelope you. A lovely sitting area features two wing chairs and a gas fireplace, widescreen TV/DVD, wireless Internet, and French doors leading out to a balcony. The lavish bath offers his and her lavatories, bidet, heated towel racks, and walk-in shower. View the fireplace through the open shutters of the two-person whirlpool tub, or close them and just lie back and relax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Location Type

Nearby Mystic Aquarium, Nearby Old Mistick Village Shopping, 45 Minutes to Newport, RI, Nearby Mystic Seaport, CT Wine Trail, 15 Minutes to Rhode Island Beaches, Countryside, Wine country


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 45 miles

Directions to property:

I-95 northbound: exit 89 Allyn Street, left off ramp, straight for 3.5 miles. I-95 southbound: exit 89 Allyn Street, right off ramp, straight for 3.5 miles.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium, Newport, RI Mansions, Area Beaches, CT Wine Trail, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Gardens, pond & firepits

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mystic and area attractions within 5 miles, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00- 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking in designated areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Extra bed is available in NorEaster and Shubel
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends, call us for exceptions.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One-half total lodging/package, plus tax per room
  • Cancellations: All cancellations will incur a $25 administrative fee (travel dates may be re-scheduled one time at no charge). If a cancellation is made less than 14 days before the arrival date, and we are unable to rent the room, a charge equal to 50% of your stay will be incurred. Holiday reservations are non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. Same day cancellations will be charged the entire amount of the stay.



Jim and Marcie Townsend

Languages spoken

English, German, Italian

Resident Pets

Neighbors Cat!

About the innkeepers

Coming up on three years as innkeepers, we both decided if we were going to do it, now was the time. While Jim enjoys sports, reading and history, he is always willing to strike up a conversation on almost any topic, whether it's current events, area attractions or people in history. While Marcie is in the kitchen preparing breakfast dishes, she is a baker at heart and is always searching for some new pastry or pie to try. While she also enjoys reading, gardening is one of her hobbies as well.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outdoors patio and gardens, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Blueberry Muffins
Every Sunday morning, our signature blueberry muffins are created from scratch in the Yellow Barn's kitchen. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and served warm, they are absolutely irresistible!



Special Package

Spa Package

“Let it Go” Spa Package. – $200.00 per couple Want an opportunity to really relax in Mystic Country? While a stay at Stonecroft Country Inn is one way to relax instantly, combining a stay with us and a visit to a local spa makes a sensational package for the ultimate in relaxation. We’ve partnered with Red Door Spa to offer you this exceptional spa experience. Unwind, relax and let your cares melt away with a wonderful Swedish massage. Start out in the exercise room to work out all your frustrations. Relax in the heated pool and Jacuzzi tub. Offering coffee and refreshments in the relaxation room all included before enjoying an invigorating couple’s 50 min Swedish massage. End with a time apart in men’s and women’s steam rooms. Reserve your room and book our special Spa Package today to start counting-down to your chance to enjoy a remarkable improvement in your stress levels! This all inclusive package is priced at $200.00 per couple. Gratuity not included. Book early as dates fill quickly. Appointment times not guaranteed. One week advance notice required. Two week’s advance notice required for holidays.

Honeymoon Package

Celebrate your honeymoon at Stonecroft Country Inn. Your room will be brightened with a dozen red roses for you to enjoy during your stay and take with you at departure. Six chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of dessert wine from Ledyard’s Maugle Sierra Vineyard will be placed in your room on your first night’s stay. We will also provide you $50 in Mystic Bucks to use at a selection of romantic restaurants or specialty boutiques throughout the Mystic area. Breakfast is included in our elegant dining room at a private table for two. We recommend this package be added to a stay in one of our Master Suites to allow you the greatest privacy and ultimate romance.

Anniversary Package

Anniversary Package– $75 What better place to celebrate your marriage than in Mystic Country? Did you know that with jobs, kids, hobbies, TV, and other daily responsibilities and chores, the average married couple spend just four minutes a day alone together? Maybe it’s time to rekindle your romance by celebrating your anniversary here at Stonecroft Country Inn! Start your anniversary visit off with two complimentary glasses of red wine. Then enjoy four hand-made chocolate covered strawberries and a beautiful bouquet of red roses to take home with you. Stop searching for the perfect anniversary gift for your spouse and instantly reserve the Anniversary Package now! One week notice required for holidays.

Babymoon Package

Babymoon Package– $105 Looking for a relaxing getaway before welcoming your new baby? Add the babymoon package to your suite reservation and begin your getaway with a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling cider and four hand-made chocolate covered strawberries. A bouquet of fresh flowers will brighten your guest suite and complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay will help you unwind. Available only in Yellow Barn suites.

Birthday Package

Birthday Package– $50 Celebrate your birthday with Stonecroft– enjoy a personal size birthday cake and a beautiful arrangement of flowers to take home with you. Cake choices are chocolate or vanilla.

Military Rate (active duty)

To say "thank you" to our men and women in the armed forces, Stonecroft Country Inn offers a 10% discount for active duty and active reservists. Please bring Military ID for check in. When booking online, use code "SERVICE" or call for reservations.Offer may not be combined with any other discount, package, third party gift cards or special pricing. Stonecroft Gift Certificates and Select Registry Gift Cards and rewards are accepted.

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