The Old Mystic Inn

52 Main Street In Old Mystic, Old Mystic, CT 06372 USA (Show map)


Built in Early 1784, the Main House is a picturesque center chimney colonial tucked in the quiet hamlet of Old Mystic, Connecticut at the head of the Mystic River. The main Inn once housed the Old Mystic Book Shop, specializing in Antique books and maps. The Carriage House a modern Victorian home built in 1988 is located just behind the Main House. This picturesque property is located just three miles north of Historic Downtown Mystic. Guests can experience the rest and relaxation the Inn offers while being only a short distance to local attractions, scenic views, shopping, and dining. This property is surrounded by huge oak trees, original stonewalls, gazebo, and white picket fences. The Inn lends itself to the restful atmosphere often found in quaint New England towns. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of your room without distractions. Each of the eight guestrooms are well-appointed with private baths,fireplaces and two with standard size whirlpool tubs, wifi and television. We offer afternoon refreshments and a full hearty breakfast each morning prepared by chef and owner. We offer several specialty packages. So come and enjoy New England Hospitality at its best.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining5

Quintessential New England

4.0 on October 11, 2014

Everything about this B & B - style, rooms, outside appearance was quintessential New England in the fall. Rooms were comfy. Breakfast was outstanding - Michael (Inn Keeper) is a trained chef & boy he didn't disappoint! Definitely would stay here again.

Anniversary Getaway....

5 on August 26, 2013

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, Look no further!!! This inn is true value and historic!!! Mike who is not only an award winning chef but is also the owner!!! His cuisine is excellence at best!!! All done with precision and love!!! And so is the service!!! Again done with precision and excellence!!! We will be returning again in December when it will Be decorated to the max!!! And many thanks to his staff!!! They were helpful as well as knowledgeable!!! Looking forward to December!!!!

HIghly Recommend this charming inn!

5 on June 25, 2013

Very dear friends gave us a gift card as a wedding gift. After skimming through the many inns, we decided to go to Mystic and stay at this wonderful B&B. Michael could not be more welcoming and helpful. He is meticulous about his property. The main house and carriage house are charming, inviting and comfortable. We loved the Mark Twain room which we stayed in and breakfast was scrumptious...just like the pictures on the web site. Would highly recommend and hope to return one day. Also, very convenient to all of the sites and attractions.

Charming B&B Herman Melville Room

5 on July 19, 2012

Had most wonderful stay back in May this year,would like to have stayed longer. Fascinating home,loved all Michaels collections,something different to see each day when coming down for breakfast. very accomodating host,made sure of our comfort,and a brilliant chef,superb breakfasts. Room delightful and very comfortable bed. Nice little balcony off this room which we sat on for our cuppa . How English!!Beautiful quiet location,and a nice stroll around the village with a geocache find as a bonus. So peacful to just sit in the gardens of the Inn. No distance to drive down to Mystic. Strongly recommended. The Honeys Cornwall UK

Excellent room and breakfast

4.8 on March 18, 2012

Michael was a wonderful tentative host and an excellent chef. The Mark Twain room was the most spacious room I've ever stayed in at a B&B and we loved the gas fireplace. I would definately recommend the Old Mystic Inn.

Our Columbus Day visit

4.2 on October 12, 2011

Michael was extremely welcoming, his inn was a quiet haven on a very busy weekend. The breakfast was exceptional, while the service was outstanding. My husband and I look forward to our next visit. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

Wonderful low-key weekend

4.8 on August 08, 2011

Absolutely loved everything about the Old Mystic Inn. So pleased with everything about the several days we spent here. If I ever make it back to Mystic, I'll be staying here! There's a great video that shows inside the inn, I'd suggest taking a peek!

Fantastic B&B

4.6 on July 11, 2011

Old Mystic Inn was one of the best B&Bs I have been to. The food was delicious and the owner was incredibly friendly and personable. If you'd like to see inside for yourself, copy&paste this link into your internet browser: You will certainly be impressed!

You Will Enjoy This Place!

4.4 on August 18, 2010

My wife and I are from western New York State and spent three days in the Robert Frost Room. The Old Mystic Inn is located in a very quaint village that seems out of the way when you are there but, in reality is very close to many wonderful attractions. If you want quiet, the grounds and surrounding area are perfect for sitting, reading or walking around. The local townspeople are quite friendly and helpful. Our host, Michael Cardillo, cares for every detail of this beautiful place and made our stay exceptional. He made us feel right at home, gave very helpful suggestions as to how to enjoy the local area and made gourmet breakfasts that we thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget. From the website, we formed some pretty high expectations about this place (which is why we chose it in the first place). We were more than satisfied with our choice and expect to return someday.

Cozy and romantic inn

5 on May 28, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the inn in September of 2009, and from first arrival were greeted with a warmth that made us feel like we were staying at a friend's home. The grounds are beautiful and our room(the Henry David Thoreau room) was comfortably furnished and very true to the period of it's namesake. The breakfast's were incredible and Michael went out of his way to see that our vegetarian dishes (a special accomodation, not the normal fare) were delicious and elegant. He also bakes daily and it was most welcome to come back after a day's excursion around town to find the scrumptuous treat he had prepared. The 'common rooms' each have their own charm and are full of lovely items that have been painstakingly collected to add to the coziness of the room. Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay here. We will definitely be back again and would recommend this inn most highly.

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Rooms & Rates

The Mark Twain Room

Queen size canopy bed, with private bath, with a shower and standard size whirlpool tub combination, wif, tv, AC, hardwood floors, love seat and two Queen Anne chairs to sit by the fireplace and relax. Refreshments and a full hearty breakfast can be found in the main house.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $225

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Location Type

Small town


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

Directions to property:

I-95 to exit 90, At the bottom of the ramp take RT 27 North for about a 11/2 miles. At the large stop sign bear to the right and we are across the street from the General Store and Post Office in the Hamlet of Old Mystic.

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, Ocean, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium,, Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Olde Mistick Village, Historic Downtown Mystic, Local Wineries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Canoeing, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 2 pm - 10 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is only allowed outside on the porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12yrs+ Accompanied with an adult in the guestroom
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends in Season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of a one night stay plus tax or 50% of your total reservation will be taken at the time of your booking with us.
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival. If less than 48 hours or you are a NO SHOW you will be charged for the entire reservation with the credit card on file.
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Michael S. Cardillo, Jr.

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About the innkeepers

I am a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and it has always been a dream to own an operate a Bed and Breakfast. On December 15,1999 that dream was fullfilled. I enjoy being host and chef to the many guests that walk through the doors of The Old Mystic Inn.

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  • Time Served: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Outside on the patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Freshly baked Challah bread stuffed with cinnamon,cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries. Then it is dipped in a mixture of egg, cream and cinnamon, placed on a griddle until golden brown. The french toast is plated and topped with fresh strawberries macerated in orange juice, topped with fresh whipped cream and sprinkled with powered sugar.

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