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Another Second Penny Inn

870 Pequot Trail , Stonington, CT 06378-2234 USA (Show map)
4.6
99 Reviews
$129 - $199
per night

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About

"If you have two pennies, with the first buy bread, with the second buy hyacinths for your soul." Another Second Penny Inn, our 1710 colonial home, offers three large guestrooms, private jetted baths, fireplaces, gardens and quiet country setting near the heart of Mystic. Within three miles of downtown Mystic, historic Stonington Borough, the Aquarium, and the Seaport our home sits on 4 1/2 acres of gardens, fields and forest. Excellent opportunities abound for quiet, romantic walks or secluded hideaways for reading. Relax in the ambiance of a home that has for three centuries provided shelter and respite. Our resident critters include Kelly (dog), Hobo (cat), a bunch of chickens and two horses, Tommy Dorsey and Inspector Morse. Our guestrooms are beautifully appointed including such amenities as fluffy bathrobes, hair dryers, custom toiletries, individual refrigerators, and irons and ironing boards. Breakfast is an event not to be missed! Our menu uses seasonal ingredients and highlights New England recipes. Sandra bakes "from scratch" coffee cakes, muffins, scones and bread. Jim creates a fruit course of vanilla poached pears, fresh berry compote or cider-sauteed apples with yoghurt among other possibilities. Hot and cold cereals are always offered as well as entrees such as scrambled crab, apple stuffed pancakes, the famous “Egg Thingie”. Homemade sorbets finish off your meal! Our AAA recommended, 3 diamond property, has provided shelter and respite for three centuries. Welcome!

Rooms & Rates

Denison Room

named for the original owner, is situated on the east side of the house and overlooks the barn and back gardens. This lovely large room has a fireplace and spacious private bath equipped with a jetted clawfoot tub for your enjoyment. The queen-sized four poster bed, writing desk, dresser, arm chairs and roomy his and hers closets make this room an ideal choice for any visit. Check in time is 4:00 - 7:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

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

Noyes Room

The Noyes Room is named for the family who became the third owners of the house in the late 18th Century and continued to own it until 1936. This beautiful front room overlooks gardens and our barn. A private bath with tub/shower combination is immediately adjacent. The Noyes Room can be made up with either a king-sized bed or two twin beds depending on your preference. A rocking chair, a writing desk/dresser and a large closet complete the furnishings. Check in time is 4:00 - 7:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

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

Russell Suite

The Russell Suite was used as a dance hall when Colonel Russell ran his Tavern here in the 18th Century. This two room suite faces west with a view of the Road Meeting House and the setting sun. Furnishings include a queen-sized four poster bed, writing desk, dresser and large closet, and a day bed that can accommodate a child. The Russell Suite has a fireplace and a private bath with jetted clawfoot tub. Check in time is 4:00 - 7:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Great Historic Stay

5 on September 13, 2014

We absolutely loved staying in this inn. Built in 1710, the owners have cared for this old beauty yet having modern bath facilities & amenities for their guests. Interesting history of this home/tavern. Be sure to check out the bartender's "cupboard & the "ballroom" upstairs with once-movable wall. Breakfasts are amazing served in the lovely dining room. During evening cookies & coffee or tea, be sure to sit in the parlor/library. Great rescue dog, Kelly, will help take care of leftover breakfast meats. Do yourself a favor, stay here.


Lovely, tucked-away B&B

4.0 on September 08, 2014

Beautiful 18th century house. Rooms are large and comfortable. Grounds are extensive and quiet. Sandra and Jim are very accommadating, nice people without being intrusive. House is very close to major attractions, incl. Mystic town, Seaport, Aquarium, Stonington Burough,etc. Would come back.


What a wonderful place!

5 on August 18, 2014

We spent two wonderful nights at the inn. The room was terrific and the breakfasts were delicious.


Another second penny was like stepping back in time..

5 on July 11, 2014

We had a wonderful stay!!!


A New England treat!

3.8 on July 08, 2014

A mile off RT95 yet it is everything you could ask for in a New England B&B! Very true to the era in which the home was built except the indoor plumbing! Stonington and the surrounding area offers special discoveries year round. Food, history casinos and easy access. Try it you won't be disappointed!


Sandra's breakfasts are worth the price of admission.

4.4 on July 02, 2014

Not for everyone. You have to love quirky old houses, cats, dogs, and interesting people. Jim and Sandra are gracious hosts full of suggestions of where to eat, ideas of things to do and places to see, and stories about their varied lives.This was our third visit to Another Second Penny Inn and we look forward to staying there again and again.


Very homey!

5 on June 19, 2014

This was a very pleasant stay. The owners are very nice and friendly and their animals are too. They have rescue dog, cat and horses which was a real treat.The breakfast was delicious and the room very comfortable and beautiful. Our rescue dog was welcome there and we all had a great time. Highly recommended!!!


A step back in Time

5 on May 31, 2014

What a warm, comfy-cozy and enjoyable stay. The breakfast were home-made deliciousness. Every day something different and special to eat. We loved "The Russell Suite", two rooms of old time décor and charming antiques. The Clawfoot 'spa' tub was especially delightful after a long day of touristing around the Mystic area. Sandra & Jim love what they do and it shows is everything about "Another 2nd Penny Inn. You really will enjoy your stay, what are you waiting for..


A Hidden Gem in SE Connecticut

5 on May 23, 2014

I was extremely impressed and pleased with my recent stay at "Another Second Penny Inn" in Stonington, CT. The inn keeper is Sandra and not only did she greet me warmly as I pulled into the driveway, she helped me carry my suitcase to my room on the second floor when she realized I had a knee injury. The house is a beautiful, historic, 300 year old residence that is furnished tastefully with antiques and surrounded by well maintained grounds. I stayed in the spacious & sunny Denison room which has a huge private bath complete with a modernized claw-foot jetted tub, twin sinks and a small refrigerator with assorted beverages provided by the Inn. I will reiterate that this is a 300 year old house so the floors are wide-planked wood and they do slant and creak which I expected but that just adds to the character. Downstairs are a common room/library and the formal dining room where Sandra serves a scrumptious, many coursed breakfast each morning on her grandmother's antique china at a time you select......8:30 or 9:30 and I do believe there are other options available. Sandra prepares breakfast with fresh ingredients including eggs from the hens on the property and you do not leave the table hungry.......all I can say about the food is YUMMY! She provides enough great conversation amongst the guest to make you feel comfortable with one another but is not overbearing. The Inn is centrally located with easy access to I-95 and the shoreline towns of SE CT...it's about 30 mins to Clinton and the premium shopping outlets, very close to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Westerly & Watch Hill, RI, Stonington Borough and both the Mohegan Sun Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Casino. It took me exactly 45 mins to get to TF Green airport in Providence. Everything about this B&B is terrific and if I ever get back to that area to stay, I will definitely stay here.


A Little bit of Heaven

4.8 on May 21, 2014

Beautiful surroundings in a lovely area of Conn. Close to Mystic, Conn. and area points of interest. Our hosts were absolutely wonderful. Felt like we were stepping back in time. Warm welcome with delicious treats served on beautiful china. Truly a big wow!! Breakfast was superb. Couldn't ask for anything more. Definitely worth a visit and most of all a relaxing stay.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Village

Airport

Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Follow signs for I-95 Southbound.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mystic Seaport, Mohegan Sun Casino, Mystic Aquarium, Foxwoods Casino, Nautilus Submarine Museum, Connecticut College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Videos , Homemade Goodies, Concierge

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00a; 1p Sun.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Allowed on covered porch and grounds only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 8 years welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited One well-mannered pet is welcome in the Noyes Room.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends (seasonal), 3 nights holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required or 50% of total on stays of over three days and packages.
  • Cancellations: Because of our intimate size, cancellations affect us significantly. Therefore we uphold a strict cancellation policy: Reservation changes (date or room): $25; Cancellation more than 7 days in advance of arrival: $50/room; Cancellation from 7 to 2 days prior to arrival: 50% of total charge unless we're able to fully rebook your reservation; Cancellation 1 day prior or less: 100% of total charge. If circumstances require you to cancel, you may wish to ask a friend or family member to take over your reservation. Travel insurance is available through Travel Guard International, www.travelguard.com

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim and Sandra Wright

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Restoring antique boats and marine engines, reading, gardening, travel, maritime history.

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Meals

Breakfast

5 Course Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 or 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , When Requested


Signature Dish

"Scrambled Crab"
Farm fresh eggs scrambled with cream cheese and fresh crab meet, sprinkled with chives. Yum!


Recipes

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Special Package

Getaway Package

No planning required! Have fun ... package includes 2 nights lodging in your choice of rooms, dinner for 2 both nights, (at Captain Daniel Packer Inne in Mystic and Noah's in Stonington) and admission for 2 to either Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium or the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. Of course, our famous five course breakfast is included each morning. Cost is $489/per couple plus tax for your getaway (total $535). No blackout dates. Please see our website for more information or call (860) 535-1710 to book now.

Birthday Special

Two Nights accommodation (double occupancy) in the guest room of your choice with our full, five-course breakfast served each morning. A beautiful Birthday Cake available in your choice of chocolate, gold, marble or carrot, frosted and filled to your specifications. Guaranteed delicious! Price is $299/couple, tax included. Available year round.

Anniversary Special

Two Nights accommodation (double occupancy) in the guest room of your choice with our full, five-course breakfast served each morning. A bottle of red or white wine to accompany your plate of crackers, local cheeses and olives. Price is $349/couple, tax included. Available year round.

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870 Pequot Trail , Stonington, CT 06378-2234 USA (Show map)

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