Captain Grant's, 1754

109 Route 2A , Poquetanuck, CT 06365 USA (Show map)

About

Captain Grant's is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by a ship's Captain it is a great reminder of Colonial America. The home has an enviable location. It is the only lodging between Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. They are eight miles apart. Mystic Seaport Museum and Mystic Aquarium are but a short distance. Wineries surround us. The closest one is within five minutes. Six acres of groomed lawn with trees and flowers all spring and summer make the Inn the perfect place for a wedding or family reunion. Check out our virtual tour on .captaingrants. The home has been featured on HGTV, A&E Network and the Travel Channel. In 2010 it was voted a best of New England by Yankee Magazine.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

One of the best I have stayed in!

5 on September 12, 2016

This place was awesome! The furnishings made you feel you were in a different era! The grounds itself, with the cemeteries right between was very reminiscent of the colonial days! The room we stayed in was so cozy, it was named Adalaide, which by the way is deemed to be the room where a spirit may visit while you are there! We did not see her. but we felt her! Almost everytime we left the room, we came back to a fragrance, not of this time period! We also heard sounds in the room throughout the night! Never felt scared, but felt that she was watching over us, nothing more! Also felt, that since this was a Garrison in the period time, we could feel the presence of those men within the living room! There is also a nice game room with a pool table to enjoy! The night we stayed there, we had no other guests there, so we pretty much got to enjoy the whole place! The breakfast was A+, the Owners and staff was terrific! Do not hesitate to visit and stay here, I only stayed 1 night, but wish I could have stayed longer! Also, walking upstairs to room, the walls were hand painted of a scene which depicted the town of Preston, as it was after it was founded, with beautiful homes, barns and fields, along with beautiful skies!!! Absolutely gorgeous!


Great Hosts and Ghosts

5 on September 04, 2016

We are enjoying our third visit to Captain Grant's, and hope to return many times in the years to come. This historic 18th century inn is convenienly placed halfway between two major casinos: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. The property is on a lovely plot of land. The hosts, Ted and Carol, are gracious and charming. Each room is unique and tastefully decorated. We have stayed in the Collette room twice and in the Amy room once. We found both to be very comfortable and would gladly experience some of the other rooms in the future. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and enjoyed outside when the weather allows. The coffee is delicious and bottomless, and every breakfast includes fresh fruit, savory meats such as ham or bacon, annegg dish, and/or toast, French toast, waffles, or pancakes. The owners make their own jams, jellies, and compotes, which are also available for sale. We are especially fond of the rhubarb compote and the Concord grape jam. The inn has various charming common spaces, including a game room and benches outside on the beautiful lawn. Wine, beer, soft drinks, and water are available on a self-serve basis, and there is always cake or cookies available for snacking. The inn has a long-standing reputation for being haunted by various benign ghosts. We have not experience this directly...yet. But you never know. Meanwhile, the complImentary sherry provided in each of the guestrooms is a most congenial spirit.


Great hosts and home

4.0 on August 11, 2016

Nice property and very warm hosts and staff. Would stay here again.


Historical B&B

3.2 on July 29, 2016

Gracious hosts, awesome breakfasts. Loved the way the history of the Inn was presented with a local artist's mural depicting life as it was in the 1800's and scrapbooks showing newspaper clippings with information about the Inn and its current owners passionate effort to transform it back to its roots.


Nice place, Good People

4.8 on June 17, 2016

A very pretty location. The host was extremely nice and accommodating. Breakfast was delish! Definitely close enough to casino, mystic, winery, and brewery, location wise.


Will be returning

4.2 on May 06, 2016

We stayed in the Elizabeth Room which was very nice with its own bathroom. Room was very clean and the hosts Carol and Ted were very friendly and informative about the house's history and the local area. The breakfast on Sunday morning was excellent and they even made special gluten free pancakes for my wife.


A Fantastic GEM

4.6 on November 06, 2015

We had a great time. Ted and Carol were attentive. When we had a minor problem Ted was there in about 5 minutes and was able to fix the problem right away. The breakfast was a beyond delicious. I have never had such awesome french toast. We plan to go back as soon as we can. Thanks for the chance to have such a good experience.


First Bed and Breakfast Experience

4.6 on September 12, 2015

We stayed at Captain Grant's for our first Bed and Breakfast experience. We had no idea what to expect - Ted and Carol made it so easy and it felt like we were staying with family. We met some wonderful people whom we hope to stay in touch with for a very long time. Would highly recommend Captain Grants!


A Romantic Getaway

4.2 on August 18, 2015

The quaint accommodations and location was perfect for a weekend getaway. We were welcomed into the homestead and was provided with a variety of information to places to eat, maps, and suggestions as to what to see.


old school charm

4.4 on July 09, 2015

Was greeted very warmly by Ted (owner). Ted spent time with us making sure we knew all the amenities. Wine, beer, cake, antique pool table, fire pit, maps, dining. My wife & I needed to leave early the next day & Ted made sure coffee was ready 1st thing. Will recommend to friends & family.


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Rooms & Rates

The Adelaide

Named after the wife of Captain Grant, this room features a queen-size bed and massive beamed ceilings. Guests say that it reminds them of an English country cottage.

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

Elizabeth

Named after the last mistress to occupy the Inn as a home, this room features a four-poster canopied queen-size bed. The flooring, as in other rooms, is made of a hard heart pine - a species now extinct.

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

Amy

This room is similar to Elizabeth, although the bed is taller and features a small stair for climbing in. A 19th century sink sets off this bright, sunny room.

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

Collette

Named after the current owner, this is our largest room. It has a queen size iron sleigh bed and a twin bed. A futon mattress can be pulled out, providing sleeping comfort for two adults and two children (no children under 6 please) or three adults.

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

Margaret

Pictured with its black marble and white mahogany wood-burning fireplace (firewood provided), this is our only room with true Victorian flair.

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

Holly

This room features a full-size bed and antique furniture (c. 1910). At the foot of the bed is a fully working 18th century fireplace. The fireplace exterior of wooden panels is authentic to the time period of the home.

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

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Location

Location Type

Shoreline, Farm country, Countryside, Village, Wine country

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From NY/West: North on I-95 to Exit 76 on to I-395N. Take Exit 79A. Follow to "T" intersection (traffic light). Turn left onto Rtes 2A/12. Take first right onto Route 2A. Captain Grant's is 1.6 miles on the right. From Boston/North: South on I-95. Take Exit 92 onto Rt. 2. Proceed approximately 12 miles to Route 2A West. Take left a stop light. Captain Grant's is 1.1 miles west on 2A. From Hartford/North: Take Rte 2 to I-395 to Exit 79A and continue with top directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Tall Ships, Whale watching, Science Ships, Submarine Museum, Coast Guard Academy, Gillette Castle, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Casinos, whale watching, ancient cemetaries, dining, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children four years of age and older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on Sat (Friday/Sat or Sat/Sun), but call for last min reservations.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $25 per room for reservations over 4 total nights.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations greater than seven days prior to expected arrival are subject to a cancellation fee of $50. Cancellations within seven days of arrival date will be charged for the full stay, except for nights that are re-sold will not be charged.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ted and Carol

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Teamwork best describes Ted and Carol. They met in 1995 while Ted was a guest at the inn. Now newly married, they enjoy life, making breakfast, building furniture and improving Captain Grant's. Their enthusiasm and good cheer make Captain Grant's a home filled with warmth and camaraderie for their guests.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 and 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: on the deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian if requested


Signature Dish

french toast fresh Strawberry/rhubarb compote
Fresh Strawberry/rhubarb compote served with french toast, ham and cream cheese eggs. Our breakfasts always include coffee, tea and juice.