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Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast

325 Main Street , Old Saybrook, CT 06475 USA (Show map)
4.1
15 Reviews
$120 - $220
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About

Step back in time and enjoy the splendor of yesteryear in this magnificent center chimney colonial bed and breakfast inn listed on the National Historic Register, featuring elegant rooms with fireplaces and whirlpools. Located in charming New England village of Old Saybrook, Connecticut (CT). Built in 1746 by Deacon Timothy Pratt, this charming home boasts many fine original details. The guest rooms are romantically furnished in period style. A formal, candlelit breakfast is served in the elegant dining room w/ fireplace on fine china. Relax in our picturesque grounds with pretty gardens, a 3 tier fountain, inviting sitting areas, and 2-person rope hammock. Located in the heart of the historic district, on a pretty gas-lit main street, walk to quaint shops, restaurants, cafe's, art galleries, coffee houses with entertainment, town green activities, spas, and the water. Next door to old-fashioned ice-cream parlor and gift shop; across from old house museum and pillared white church. Beautiful area for walking, bicycling, and scenic drives along the CT River and Long Island Sound. 1mi to beaches, lighthouses, sightseeing cruisecruises, waterfront dining, and waterfront golf and mini-golf. Beach passes, maps, and advice provided! On the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, Old Saybrook embodies the spirit of a charming, small New England town with a rich seafaring tradition.

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Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.7

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Very noisy -

2.6 on October 09, 2013

This is the noisest B&B we have ever stayed in. None of the windows in the room were doubled pained and the street noise was unbearable. The TV was an old round type and the reception was horrible. Except for Patti the hostess who was wonderful and holds the place together, this place is one step better than staying at a motel.


Quaint Old Saybrook B&B

4.8 on July 24, 2011

We found this charming B&B on our iphone app, INNTOUCH. We were traveling and booked it at the last minute on a Memorial Day. It was perfect in everyway. Great restuarants nearby. It was beautiful in the summer and looks like a perfect winter weekend getaway. We will be back. Kelley Kennedy-Lapping


Great area to visit

3.6 on May 13, 2011

Have to agree with a previous evaluation. If you are really into breakfast, you will want to walk downtown for it. Great area to walk around on a spring evening. Room was very clean and comfortable. Spring special was a great value.


B&B?

2.6 on August 29, 2010

B&B only applies to the weekend here. You'll do better eating at the Paperback Cafe down the street for a really GREAT breakfast. But if your happy Monday through Friday with Dunkin' Doughnut fare you'd be at the right place.


Cozy and Inviting

4.0 on February 07, 2010

My husband and I visited this charming B&B on a midweek winter getaway. The authentic colonial atmosphere with wide pine floors, large working fireplaces, canopy beds and a large jacussi bath were just to our liking. We enjoyed wonderful hospitality from the owner with whom we shared wine and conversation in front of a roaring fire on a snowy winters night. The innkeeper was equally gracious and served us a wonderful breakfast the next morning and offered helpful suggestions about what to do in the area. My husband and I visit B&B's quite often throughout New England and this is one of our favorites!


A wonderful winter experience

5 on January 15, 2010

I stayed with my husband and I loved the Inn, it is so historic and happy! My husband enjoyed a back rub there and I thought the price was just right. And we are thinking of renewing our vows there at some time only because we cannot elope!!! It was a great weekend we had fun.


Perfect!

4.6 on October 17, 2008

We loved our room, and also viewed several other rooms which were all equally charming. The innkeeper was so friendly and helpful. Loved the jacuzzi tub and fireplace. To correct an earlier review, there are locks on several of the rooms, and on the rest there are hooks inside the room so you can lock when you're inside, so no worries there! Our breakfast was very nice but because it was a weekday, it was only pastries, yogurt and fruit, as opposed to the warm breakfast served on weekends. On our way home, we toured 3 other area B&Bs just to compare -- they were ok, but we decided next time we would definitely return to Deacon Timothy Pratt - it was perfect!


Great Place to stay!!

4.2 on February 29, 2008

My husband and I have stayed at the Timothy Platt house twice in the month of Feb. The 1st time we stayed in the library and while it was a great room it was so hot!! The 2nd room was in the annex and it was much bigger, had a jacuzzi (as did the 1st room) and was very private. Had a great breakfast too-and was nice mingling with the guests over breakfast in the morning. We would love to go back again-


Weekend in Old Saybrook

5 on October 16, 2007

We have been charmed by the peace, quiet, and cozy comforts of this historic house. A perfect feast on the eye and as a relaxing break from the city, it couldn't be better. Thanks.


REPEAT GUEST

4.0 on September 10, 2007

We have stayed at this B&B several times. We have tried other B&B's but keep comming back to this one. It has been hard to find one that compares. We always stay in the suite. The privacy and ambiance make for a relaxing and refreshing weekend stay. We stay here atleast 4 times per year and will keep comming back again and again!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Suite

The spacious boudoir sets a romantic stage with a Queen-sized carved 4 poster rice bed overlooking an original working fireplace, hand-stencilled swags, a handsome boudoir, vanity desk/mirror, and inviting french doors which lead to a sunny sitting room with twin/day bed. Sunny room w/ windows on 3 sides, overlooks gardens and fountain. Spacious private bath with oversized whirlpool, cable TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, AC. This room is on the 2nd floor of the main building.
- $200 per night weekends with full breakfast; 
- $150 weeknights with breakfast of home

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

Sunrise Room

Bright, airy room filled with romance: Queen four poster bed showing off our award winning handmade quilt, overlooking an original working fireplace; writing desk, large private bath with oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with 2 Queen Ann wing-back recliners, cable TV, desk, AC, stereo/CD player. On the 2nd floor of main building.
- $195 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast
- $135 per night dbl occ. weeknights with breakfast of home baked goods & fresh fruit

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Library

Spacious and dignified, this period style room boasts lots of historic charm. Dramatic Queen canopy bed overlooking an original working fireplace with beautiful woodwork, oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with loveseat/settee, private bath, cable TV, stereo/CD player, AC. This room is on the first floor of the main building.
- $195 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast
- $135 per night dbl occ. weeknights with breakfast of home baked goods & fresh fruit

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Gambrel

A snuggle-up hideaway nest with a Queen size half-canopy bed, a fireplace and a whirlpoolub under the exposed beams of a lofty cathedral ceiling. A sunny room w/ windows on 3 sides, overlooks gardens and fountain. Cable tv, stereo/CD player, private bath, AC. This room is located on the 2nd floor of the main building.
- $180 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast
- $125 per night dbl occ. weeknights with breakfast of home baked goods & fresh fruit

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170

Chimney Room

Charming room in relaxing tones of georgian green, cream, and rose; featuring Queen arched canopy bed overlooking a gas fireplace with decorative mantel, large private bath with oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with 2 cozy chairs, cable TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, central AC. On the 2nd floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.
- $195 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast
- $135 per night dbl occ. weeknights with breakfast of home baked goods & fresh

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

English Cottage Room

This striking red & white toile room will charm you with its English cottage theme, Queen canopy bed, fireplace with neoclassical decorative mantel, a sitting area with a vaulted ceiling and skylight, sitting area, oversized whirlpool tub, private bath, cable TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, line central AC. This very charming room is located on the second floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.
- $195 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast; 
- $135 per night dbl o

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Miss James Suite

Very spacious room with half cathedral ceiling, Queen size mahogany bed and a cane daybed with trundle for 1 or 2 additional people, victorian furnishings, and a pretty sage-green gel-fuel fireplace with decorative mantel creates a sweet bower. Private bath w/ oversized whirlpool tub, cable tv, stereo/cd player, AC. This room has its own private entrance and is located on the first floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.
- $220 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast; $155.00 per night wee

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

Hideaway

A Grand Room with cathedral ceiling throughout, Queen canopy bed, sitting area with loveseat, working fireplace, oversized whirlpool tub, private bath with cathedral ceiling & skylight, cable TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, central AC. This magnificent hideaway is located on the second floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.
- $195 per night dbl occ. weekends with full breakfast
- $135 per night dbl occ. weeknights with breakfast of home baked goods & fres

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

Nightly Rate: $130 - $185

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Location

Location Type

Connecticut River, shoreline, Essex & Chester Villages, historic & shopping district, Long Island Sound, Mystic & Casinos, Beachside, Countryside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

I-91 S to Rt 9 S to exit 2, right at end of ramp (Rt154S). Go 2 miles to 5th light and turn left onto Main St. Just past James Gallery on the right (0.8 mi). 95N to exit 67, go straight off ramp. At second light, go left on Main street; B&B is 0.8 Miles on right. 95S to exit 67. Go left at end of ramp on Elm St. Go right at end of road on Main Street. B&B is 1/2 mile on right.

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, 2mi-Beaches, 1mi sightseeing cruises, lighthouses, waterfront dining, spas, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun Casinos, Clinton/Westbrook Outlet Malls, horse & carriage rides/trail ride/sleigh ride, Gillette Castle, Chamard Vineyards, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , massage therapy, 2 person hammock, 3 tier fountain, Walk to everything! In historic/shopping districts, gardens, sitting/picnic areas, Complimentary tea, cookies, port wine

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Art galleries, theaters/plays, wineries, museums, Beaches, casinos, bike loop, horsebackriding, sleigh/carriage rides, biking, hiking, sightseeing cruises, Essex & Mystic attractions, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 1:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children 10 and over allowed sun. thru thurs. nts only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. stay w/Saturday, 3 night min. on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: a 50% deposit is required to reserve a rm by check or a cc#. For a one night stay; payment of 1 nt in full is required for the deposit.
  • Cancellations: 2 week notice: full refund less 10% fee. Less than 2 week notice: refund only for nights room is rebooked.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Richard Dunn

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, German

Resident Pets

none

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Meals

Breakfast

Full wknds;cont.wkdy

  • Time Served: anytime b/ 8:30-10am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Heart Healthy Pancakes
Heart shaped pancakes (blueberry, strawberry banana, or banana chocolate chip). These are low fat low cholesterol pancakes although very light, fluffy, and tasty!


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Bed, Breakfast & Spa

1 or 2 nights in elegant rm. w/ fireplace and jacuzzi tub, Qn 4 poster or canopy bed, cable tv, stereo/cd player. Fireside candle-lit breakfast on fine china, 1 hr. massage. $85.00 per hour

Outdoor Adventures

1 or 2 nights in an elegant room w/ Queen 4 poster or canopy bed, fireplace and jacuzzi tub, cable tv, stereo/cd player, and candle-lit, fireside breakfast on fine china. An hour sleigh ride with SNOW permitting, or an hour horse & antique carriage ride. $130.00

Waterfront Golf Package

Bed, Breakfast, & Oceanside Golf! 1 or 2 nights in elegant rm w/ fireplace and/or Jacuzzi tub, Qn bed, pr. bath, Fireside candle-lit breakfast on fine china, and two tickets to picturesque Fenwick Golf Course (9 holes, 1mile away on the water) $55.00 per player

Train Lovers Are Special

Bed, Breakfast & Dinner Train!: 1 or 2 nights in an elegant room with private bath, canopy bed, fireplace and/or jacuzzi tub, elegant breakfast, and a luxury dinner alongside the CT River aboard the Essex Steam Train! $145.00 (2 tickets)

Vow Renewal/elopement Package

1 or 2 nights in an elegant room with fireplace, jacuzzi, 4 poster or canopy bed, a Justice of the Peace marriage or vow renewal ceremony in our picturesque parlor or grounds, our fireside candle-lit breakfast, and champagne set-ups & chocolate truffles in your room. $160.00 for the package

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Details

325 Main Street , Old Saybrook, CT 06475 USA (Show map)

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