Another Second Penny Inn

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


"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!



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

A lovely stay at Another Second Penny Inn

5 on May 27, 2015

This is a very charming and comfortable bed and breakfast. My wife and I enjoyed our time there very much. We loved the old house, the breakfasts, and the animals. Our room was very nice, and the four poster bed was very comfortable with a good mattress. Jim and Sandra were the best of hosts. We are looking forward to returning some day.


3.4 on May 06, 2015

Nice stay with Jim and Sandra! Hospitality was very nice and the accommodation was relaxing and conveniently located to Mystic.

Romantic stay

4.6 on March 16, 2015

The host was very polite and friendly. Our spacious room and bathroom was very clean and warm thanks to the gas-fired fireplace. The hosts also catered to my egg allergy by identifying which breakfast items were safe to eat, which I greatly appreciated.

A Lovely Stay

4.6 on January 21, 2015

Our hosts were lovely and did everything to insure we had a great stay.

Another Second Penny Inn

5 on December 31, 2014

My wife and I first learned of the Second Penny while planning a visit to my daughter's house in Groton CT. Instead of staying in a routine motel room, i suggested she investigate the local Bed andBreakfast options. She gave us a couple of suggestions and we selectedAnother Second Penny Inn. We were very pleased with everything offered and the mystic of staying in a home built circa 1710. The only drawback to the stay was the absence of a downstairs sitting room like other Bedand Breakfast locations have offered. Overall,we would stay here again.


4.8 on October 30, 2014

Our Stay at Another Second Penney Inn was wonderful. The establishment was as charming as could be, and the friendly animals were an additional plus. The location was perfectly placed within minutes driving distance to Mystic and Stonington, yet set off enough on a wooded road to feel as if it was miles away from anything nearby. This was a very pleasant experience that I would recommend to anyone to anyone looking for a cozy place to stay.

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!!!

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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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $199

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $199


Location Type

Countryside, Village


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

Directions to property:

From I-95 Southbound: Exit 91 & turn LEFT at the bottom of the ramp. Proceed through the traffic light and and continue for 3/4 of a mile from the traffic light, inn is on right. From I-95 Northbound: exit 91, turn RIGHT at traffic light, inn is 3/4 mile on right hand side.

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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  • Check In:: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00a; 1p Sun.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Allowed on covered porch and grounds only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 8 years welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One well-mannered pet is welcome in the Noyes Room.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends (seasonal), 3 nights holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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,



Jim and Sandra Wright

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

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

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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!