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Bee & Thistle Inn and Spa

100 Lyme Street , Old Lyme, CT 6371 USA (Show map)
4.2
13 Reviews
$150 - $275
per night

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About

The inn is available as a large private guesthouse or by individual room on a bed and breakfast basis. All of our ten guest rooms are adorned with elegant accents, each individual in design. Therein you will find fine linens, down pillows and a private bath. The Bee & Thistle Inn's spa is a retreat from the chaos and the fast paced world. Designed to specifically provide you with calm space to relax, escape and recharge from your daily life. While you relax as our guest, there are many pleasant diversions just minutes away. You can choose from local museums, galleries, musicals and plays or enjoy our beautiful English gardens. The inn is a perennial favorite thanks to its outstanding New American cuisine and upscale hospitatlity. It has a well-earned reputation as one of Connecticut's most romantic spots along the shore.

Rooms & Rates

ROOM ONE

This Spacious bedroom has a queen four-poster bed, two armchairs, and bath with a walk-in shower. It has a decorative, flameless fireplace. It overlooks the sunken English garden, our spacious front lawn with the historic Japanese Chestnut tree.

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

ROOM FOUR

This is a bright and sunny guest room. It has a full size bed, upholstered armchair and a full bath. It overlooks the sunken English garden and south lawn with the historic Japanese Chestnut Tree. Also has views of our herb, vegetable, and flower cutting garden.

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

ROOM FIVE

The room has a queen four-poster bed and overstuffed chair. The bath has a walk in shower. The room overlooks the sunken English garden and has seasonal views of the Lieutenant River.

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

ROOM EIGHT

This guest room has a queen four-poster bed, love seat, and bathroom with walk-in shower. It has a decorative, flameless fireplace.It overlooks the front lawn with the historic Japanese chestnut tree and the sunken English garden.

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

ROOM TEN

This room has an impressive queen size four-poster bed, oversized and overstuffed comfortable armchair and a full bath. It has views of the north lawn which include numerous bronze sculptures by Andrew DeVries.

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

ROOM TWO

This guest room has a queen four-poster bed, gas fireplace, and a full bath. It has two comfortable wingback chairs, which make it a perfect place to unwind. It overlooks the front lawn and the historic Japanese chestnut tree.

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

ROOM THREE

This Room includes an enormous, plush king size four-poster bed, upholstered armchair, walk in closet and full bath. It overlooks the north lawn containing numerous bronze sculptures by Andrew DeVries.

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

ROOM NINE

This room ha a queen size four-poster bed and walk in shower. It has a sitting area with two armed chairs. It overlooks the sunken English garden and has seasonal views of the Lieutenant River. Also views our herb, vegetable, and flower cutting garden.

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

ROOM ELEVEN

This room has a queen four-poster bed, full bath. It overlooks the north lawn, our boule court and sculptures by Andrew DeVries.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Services4.5
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.2

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13 Reviews

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lovely stafff beautiful home amazing grounds

3.6 on July 27, 2014

This inn has amazing grounds and staff. There are trees that are maintained by Yale University due to their rarity. The tranquility of this inn is also a rarity . We stayed for our 25th anniversary. The grounds are expansive and take you back to a different time. We sat outside for hours on lounge chairs near a quiet stream of the connecticut river. the town is know as an artist enclave. There are original works of art on the grounds and in the Inn. Next door is the renown Florence Griswold Museum of art. This area of CT. reminds me of a smaller accessible Cape Cod. One can find beautiful beaches and wildlife . The staff here will make recommendations. Cannot say enough about the staff. Both on the phone and in person. They bend over backwards and then do it again. Spa treatments were excellent. Came on a Monday the restaurant was closed. Check with the inn on Monday restaurant recommendations. Many are closed on Mondays. The room was very interesting in decor.The bed was disappointing. the inn is very clean and well maintained. Would definitely come here again. Looking foward to coming during the holidays as they decorate the inn and have great holiday events we learned. Breakfast was included. The chef seemed to be in a hurry to go this morning. The scones and biscuits were very good. The breakfast room was overlooking a garden and really relaxing. Felt pushed out of the room. At 200 per night including breakfast we expected more. the manager was amazing. She knows what hospitality is about. Clearly loves her job and this inn. There was new desk staff that we dealt with, Christina. She clearly loves her job and is on top of everything. She could not do enough for us. Thank you for a great stay.


will return!!!!!!!

4.4 on July 16, 2014

fantastic venue....would like to stay longer next time


Quick Getaway

3.8 on July 14, 2014

We were looking for a B&B for a quick getaway - and were delighted with our stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location - easy access from I-95 and a shot walk to Old Lyme shops. Florence Griswold museum next door.


Scenic getaway

4.6 on June 23, 2014

Historic House was situated on beautiful 5 acre treed lot on a small river with large art structures. Very nice areas to sit privately around the property. The room was well furnished, the bath well appointed. The inn had several large areas that seated diners at the on site Chestnut Grill. The included continental breakfast also utilized these rooms. The food was outstanding as was the unobtrusive professional service. I would recommend getting a stronger wifi network and possibly include televisions in the rooms. The staff was great. We would stay at this B and B again.


Excellent stay

4.8 on June 09, 2014

Extremely friendly and helpful ownership. Beautiful property with extremely comfortable room. The lounge is truly lovely. If we are ever back in the area, we will definitely stay here again.


Peter & Eileen Laurence

4.4 on April 05, 2014

Breakfast was great! We had already planned to have dinner elsewhere but will certainly try the restaurant next time.


Small bathroom

3.0 on September 09, 2013

The bathroom was so so and small. I expected something more modern and larger.


Very charming and relaxing Inn

3.8 on September 07, 2013

Outstanding service, terrific food and very well-kept garden areas with a clear artistic character to them.


Relaxing stay

3.6 on June 02, 2013

Great little bed and breakfast! However, nothing much to do within walking distance.


A quick get away

5 on December 25, 2012

We stayed just before Christmas and it was wonderful. The living room had a beautiful tree and was very comfortable to sit and enjoy the wine and chees provide by the staf. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and we had a couples massage which was very relaxing. We will go back!


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 91 South to Route 9 South (left exit). Follow Route 9 South to the end and get on Interstate 95 North. Take Exit 70. Turn left at bottom of ramp. At second traffic light turn right onto Halls Road. Follow Halls Road to end. Turn left onto Lyme Street. Inn is third building on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Must be 16 years of age or older to stay at the inn.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay on the weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require the first night's stay paid in full as a deposit for your reservation.
  • Cancellations: OUr cancellation policy is 10 days prior to the arrival date of your reservation. There is a $10 cancellation fee to cancel your reservation. If you cancel closer than 10 days of your arrival date, unless we can rebook the room, you will forfeit the first night's stay of your reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Linnea and David Rufo

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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100 Lyme Street , Old Lyme, CT 6371 USA (Show map)

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