Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn

780 Lantern Hill Road , Ledyard, CT 06355 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn has won Tripadvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” since it began, is a member of BedandBreakfast's Diamond Collection, and Connecticut Green Lodging certified. The Inn is considered the 'Smartest' choice for an extended stay in the greater Mystic area as well as the most fun, hip, and healthiest place to stay. We pride ourselves on working with the best locally-sourced artisans, restaurateurs, and tour operators to provide our guests with an experience that represents the very best of Connecticut. At the inn, you will enjoy luxurious amenities: jetted soaking tubs, real wood-burning fireplaces, huge flatscreen TVs, & a delicious home-cooked organic breakfast 7 days a week. We offer a pet-friendly cottage and are just 15 mins. to Mystic Seaport & Aquarium or Mohegan Sun Casino. Walk to Foxwoods and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. One of New England's finest beaches, Watch Hill, is only 25 mins. The perfect pick for nature lovers, romantics, and the discerning traveler.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Excellent Inn

5 on February 16, 2016

My wife and I loved Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn! The fireplace in the Down East room was great. A bottle of white wine and strawberry covered chocolates made for a nice pre-Valentine's Day. Erika and Peter were very gracious and the kitchen was also very convenient. Breakfast was very good. We can't wait to return and use the deck when the weather gets warmer.

Many Happy Returns!

5 on September 20, 2015

I found this beautiful Inn just by Lantern Hill and the stunning Mystic Countryside and only a 10-15 drive from Mystic itself last year, and I'm so pleased I did! and I've just been lucky enough to be able to go back.....and it got better!! As a business traveler it's nice to unwind when you get to your room and hotels can be noisy. Here is peace and serenity personified, the WiFi is perfect to catch up on emails and then there's streaming Netflix if you want to wind down with a movie or documentary. The Inn and yard has been upspeced and looks fabulous.My room, The Down East was spotless, has a lovely fire for the winter nights to come, and was so quiet. On top of all that, the Innkeeper and her staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and made my stay a total pleasure.

Not So Friendly

1.0 on August 14, 2015

My friend and I arrived at the Inn. We went in to it and there was no one to greet us. Soon a women appeared.I said "Hi."She said "I'll be with you in a moment, I'm with someone else." and left us standing there. She then came back and said again, "I'll be with you in a moment, I'm with someone else." and left us again.No greeting from her at all.No smile, nothing! She did not introduce herself at any time during our stay. She then came back and said "I'll show you to your room. When you are ready I will show you where the breakfast is." Which she did. She was not very friendly during our stay and was rather rude to my friend and I during breakfast. When we came downstairs for breakfast, I said Hi. I started to ask her how we go about ordering breakfast , She replied "You tell me what you want but NOT RIGHT NOW I"M MAKING SOMEONE ELSE'S". My friend had asked if she would share her recipe for a pear tart she had made. She answered "NO, I DON"T SHARE RECIPES". She never thanked us for staying there either. I was disappointed in the room we stayed in The Country Room, there were large stains on the carpet and there were tiles on the bathroom floor that were not on properly. For such a high cost per night you would think your room would be better. I have stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts and this was not one I would come back to.Usually the owners are friendly and they give you a nice little tour of the home.We were left standing in the hallway!This is more like an Inn than a Bed and Breakfast. The area inside for breakfast is very small just a four person table. The public area inside is in the same small area where the breakfast table is,very small. That's it! The rest are rooms.There are outside areas to sit at with tables, but what if it rains?

Our Favorite Vacation Spot And Still Close to Home

5 on July 25, 2015

After spending our 5th time at Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn our stay was perfect. We stayed in the Cadillac room for the first time and it was beautiful. Very romantic with a private deck, spacious room and bathroom with a jetted tub. Very soft bathrobes came with the room as well as an iron/ironing board. The deck included a small refrigerator which is a nice extra. The deck had a table with a citronella candle, umbrella with two chairs along with two lounge chairs. Every morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast. Here you can have your choice of having a light breakfast of cereals and yogurt for example or eggs, pancakes, french toast or an omelette. It is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Attention to detail can be found every where you look. The grounds are landscaped and there are cozy chairs with a grill under a portico, two hammocks as well as adirondack chairs surrounding a fire bowl. We love coming here and always feel welcome. It's close to everything such as Foxwoods, Mystic and Rhode Island, yet still secluded. We are already planning our next visit.

Great time

5 on July 23, 2015

My wife and i enjoyed the stay at your inn. The room was nice and the breakfast was great. The inn was close to all the attractions. Had a quiet and wonderful time. We will be back. Thanks

The PERFECT place for a romantic getaway!

5 on June 29, 2015

Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn is, quite simply, the perfect place for couples looking to spend some time together in a beautiful, natural, relaxing environment, without sacrificing first-class comfort and amenities. The Inn is located on a lovely country property in a quiet town not far from famous Mystic, CT. The property is kept very well by Erika, the manager, and her team of assistants. There are seven different rooms and the one we chose, the Country Room, was wonderful. There is a second-floor patio with table and chairs, overlooking the property. Erika is clearly very dedicated to ensuring that every single guest is comfortable and happy. She personally cooks breakfast (and there are lots of choices!) and is really good at providing any advice/info you may need concerning where to go and how to get there (and when to go, where to park, which road is more scenic, etc.). The grounds surrounding the rooms where guests stay include, among other things, comfy hammocks that you can just relax in as long as you like. The location is simply perfect. You are away from all the noise and smoke of Foxwoods and the touristy atmosphere of Mystic, yet you can get to each with only a short drive. If you live within 4 hours of this Inn, then you owe it to yourself to visit with your spouse/significant other. (Though those further away will enjoy it just as much!) My wife and I were looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway from the pressures of life and that is exactly what we got. We were not hours away from civilization, though, but really close to one of the most picturesque New England towns, with lots of things to do close by. My wife and I cannot recommend this Inn highly enough. We look forward to coming back again soon. And thank you, Erika, for making our stay so great!

Amazing escape!!!

5 on June 15, 2015

Abbeys was absolutely wonderful!!! As a young couple, it gave us the relaxation that we needed but was close enough to fulfill our desire to enjoy dinner and a show for a mere 6 dollar cab ride. Our room was absolutely beautiful, clean, and modern! It was definitely not your "grandmothers" bed and breakfast. We can't wait to go back in the fall!!

Wintery Valentine's Escape in CT

4.6 on April 22, 2015

Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn was the quick getaway that my wife and I needed. We had an amazing valentine's weekend experience. Erika and the staff were great and spared no stops on making our Wintery Valentine's weekend special.

Our best getaway yet!!!

5 on February 28, 2015

Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn is a winner of Tripadvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence”, a member of BedandBreakfast's Diamond Collection, and certified by Connecticut Green Lodging. The innkeeper, Erika; has a beautiful, cozy, romantic and convenient home for the needs of all occasions. Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn is walking distance to Foxwoods, and only a 5-minute car ride when it is cold. My girlfriend and I cannot wait to go back sometime over the summer!! This inn is not only close to Foxwoods, but Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Mystic Seaport & Aquarium as well as one of New England's finest beaches, Watch Hill, are all under 25-minutes away. My girlfriend and I stayed in the Cadillac Suite, a romantic and spacious room featuring a 2-person Jacuzzi tub surrounded by tropical plants, California redwood and Spanish tile. The room included two large closets for his and her belongings during the stay, some chairs next to the bed, flat-screen TV of course and a very large and beautiful private bathroom. The bathroom extends out to a completely private second –level deck. Each morning, Erika has all sorts of food available for breakfast. If you want something quick and easy, she has granola bars, danishes and other things of that nature. If you prefer a sit-down breakfast of either pancakes or eggs, Erika prepares a very delicious personal breakfast for you. Depending on time of eating breakfast, you might be eating by yourselves or combined with the other guests. While eating breakfast during our stay, we enjoyed chatting with two other couples about where they were from or what they did at night while staying at Abbey’s. Overall, we had a marvelous stay at Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn. Erika was an absolute amazing host and we had a great time. Abbey's Inn is simply beautiful and a very convenient location to many things!! This was our first "Bed and Breakfast" stay together and we cannot wait to come back here!!

Coziest Getaway

5 on February 18, 2015

This b&b was everything that we wanted and more. It was the coziest little place we've ever stayed in. It is impeccably clean and the décor is super earthy, serene, and relaxing. Erika was extremely accommodating with anything we needed throughout our stay and cooked us delicious breakfast each morning in the community kitchen (Blacky the kitty was great company as well). It was great chatting with other couples and enjoying coffee amongst friendly new faces before starting our day. We got to experience a pretty big snow storm too and it was beautiful to watch the snow pile up on the private deck from our bed with the wood burning fireplace in the background to keep us toasty. This is the type of place that makes you never want to leave! But if you do - Foxwoods Casino is just a half mile down the road. This was an absolutely perfect weekend thanks to Erika and the rest of the staff at Abbeys. We will definitely be back for fire pits and hiking come springtime. Thanks for everything, Erika!

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Rooms & Rates

Cadillac Suite

Romantic room featuring 2-person jacuzzi surrounded by tropical plants, California redwood and Spanish tile. The jacuzzi area opens out to a private, second-floor deck where on a clear night you can enjoy a celestial showcase or sunbathe in total privacy. Queen bed, flatscreen cable TV, WiFi, AC, private heat control, private bath, and mini-fridge.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Mystic Room

Romantic room with 2-person jacuzzi in the bedroom surrounded by Italian tile and wainscoting. Features private entrance and private deck with table and chairs for an outdoor breakfast, weather permitting. Private bath, AC, private heat control, flatscreen cable TV, WiFi, mini-fridge, and iPod dock.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Southwest Room

Enjoy a Native American flair with this room's delightful decor including handwoven rugs, hand-painted mural, and hand-carved armoir. Snuggle up by the wood-burning fireplace or get cozy in a bubbling whirlpool bath surrounded by terracotta red tile. Queen bed, raised ceiling, A/C, WiFi, flatscreen cable TV, and french doors that lead to your very large furnished wood deck.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $169

Downeast Room

The Downeast Room features New England nautical decor, a wood-burning fireplace. The room's many model sailboats will remind you of nearby Mystic Seaport as you relax and unwind from the day's sightseeing. Queen bed, flatscreen cable TV, A/C, private bathroom, WiFi, and furnished patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149


The Cottage is separate from the main house. Well-behaved pets are welcome in this room and will enjoy the fenced-in private backyard. Queen bed, AC, flatscreen cable TV, mini-fridge, iPod dock, and two private patios.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149

Country Room

With two-full sized beds, this room is perfect for two couples or a family of four but also great for couples and solo-travelers. The room features private bath, flatscreen cable TV, A/C, WiFi, and private balcony. This room is on a 2nd floor level and only good for those who can handle stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $139

Lucy Room

An budget-friendly garden patio room for couples and solo travelers. The room is cute and cozy, featuring full-size bed, flatscreen cable TV, and WiFi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $89 - $119

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Location Type

Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Watch Hill Beach, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, Uncasville, CT, Countryside, Lakefront, Oceanview, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

Interstate 95 (North or South depending on where you're coming from)to Exit 92 in Connecticut. Follow the signs to Foxwoods which will put you on Route 2 West. After 8 miles, turn left onto Route 214. At first traffic light (about 800 feet up road), turn left onto Lantern Hill Road. Abbey's is 1/4 mile on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, Mystic Marinelife Aquarium, Watch Hill & Misquamicut Beach, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut College & US Coast Guard Academy, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, DVD Player, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Seltzer, Soda, Tea, Coffee available anytime, Wine & Champagne glasses, corkscrew, ice, Flowers - advance request, Wireless Internet, Refrigerator - some rooms & common area, Champagne/Wine - advance request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting / Vineyards, Bonfire Pit, World Class Casinos, Rock Climbing, Letterboxing, Geocaching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Each room has a patio/deck where smoking is permitted.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited In some rooms. Please let us know when reserving.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The private cottage welcomes well-behaved pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum for Saturdays and some holidays; occasional exceptions.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit is secured by credit card. Final payment may be made in cash or credit card. Multi-room and multi-party reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made with less than 7 days are charged for any nights which are not resold. There is always a $35 service fee for cancellations or reservation rescheduling, even with 7 days notice. Because of our small size, cancellations of multiple rooms affect us significantly. For this reason, there is a 50% non-refundable deposit for all multiple-room reservations due at the time of booking.



Erika Hall

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

With 30 years lived in southeastern Connecticut, Erika has an insider's knowledge of the Mystic area's best attractions, restaurants, activities, and events. Recommendations are only made for places Erika knows will provide the highest quality experience. A food lover and avid cook, Erika has selected the few restaurants in the area with the best quality food, ambiance, and service.

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Hearty delicious organic breakfast every day.

  • Time Served: 8:00AM - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Can be enjoyed outside weather permitting, Can be enjoyed in room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

The Best French Toast I Ever Had
The name says it all! Our secret is that we use the highest quality ingredients. Fresh baked French baguette bread, homemade vanilla extract, organic brown eggs, milk, and brown sugar, lots of butter, all topped off with real maple syrup. If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "this is the best French toast I ever had," well you know the rest.