Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Considered the most fun, hip, and healthiest place to stay in the Mystic area, the Inn features miles of onsite hiking trails, hammocks, fire pits, and many outdoor sitting areas. Our organic breakfasts are made-to-order 7 days a week. We will happily accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets. We pride ourselves on working with the best local artisans, restaurateurs, and guides 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, flatscreen HDTVs, organic bath amenities, and plush bath robes to name a few. We offer a pet-friendly cottage and are just 15 minutes to Mystic Seaport & Mystic Aquarium or Mohegan Sun Casino. Walk to Foxwoods, Lake of Isles Golf course, Tanger Outlets, and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. One of New England's finest beaches, Watch Hill, is only 25 minutes away. The perfect pick for nature lovers, romantics, and the discerning traveler. 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.



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

A wonderful place.

5 on July 28, 2017

Just the best place with lovely hosts! Rooms are spectacular and the food is all natural, mostly organic, very gf, veg, vegan friendly. We stayed in the Cadillac room and it was marvelous. Immensely comfortable, immaculate, with a large patio and a delightful whirlpool tub. I am particularly thankful that our hosts allowed us to heat up food for dinner in the kitchen and borrow plates as well. The area surrounding the B&B is lovely with wonderful hiking trails and a great Native American museum. We recommend this place wholeheartedly and can't wait to go back for another visit!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest: I'm so thrilled to hear that you loved your stay here. We're really trying to create an atmosphere that fosters health and wellness, so it's nice to hear that you enjoyed the hiking trails and our organic breakfasts and ability to offer vegan-friendly recipes whenever needed. We look forward to your next stay with us and hope it will be soon! Best Wishes, Erika (and Peter)

- Erika (Innkeeper)

Great Escape

4.2 on August 28, 2016

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights. We loved everything about Abbey's Lantern! Our room was so quaint and private! We loved having coffee and breakfast out on our private deck! The staff was exceptional and Erika gave us directions and suggestions of things to do during our stay! The long trail was awesome!! We will definitely be back¿¿¿¿

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We're pleased to hear you loved your stay with us and will definitely be back! Happy travels. We look forward to your return.

- Erika (innkeeper)

Love This Place!!!

4.6 on August 12, 2016

All that a B&B should be. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Great rooms, privacy and breakfast. We will be returning! I would recommend Abbeys to all!

Innkeeper Response
We're very happy to hear that you had a terrific stay with with us and look forward to your next visit very much. Happy travels!

- Erika (innkeeper)

Wonderful vacation

5 on August 05, 2016

We completely enjoyed our time at Abbey's Lantern. Erika gave us maps and helped us get around.. We would definitely go back.

Innkeeper Response
That's great to hear! We look forward to your return stay with us!

- Erika (innkeeper)

Relaxing and Calm

5 on July 24, 2016

Abbey's Lantern Hill Inn was wonderful to stay at. The minute we arrived I heard birds chirping in the trees. It was so peaceful. The rooms are well appointed and everyone is very friendly. We will be going back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you kindly for your review! We're so happy you loved your stay in our peaceful, natural setting. We very much look forward to your return and hope it will be soon!

- Erika, owner/innkeeper (innkeeper)

Great way to end our road trip

5 on July 18, 2016

My family and I went on a road trip through New England and finished our trip at Abbey's Lantern. We fell in love with the place! Erika is a fantastic host, she pays attention to every detail to make your stay comfortable and peaceful. The place is beautiful, they have a great lawn with hammocks and an outdoor living room to relax and enjoy nature. At night, you can set a fire and read under the stars. The rooms are special. Decoration is flawless and every room has all you could need from fireplaces to bathtubs with delicious products. Breakfast was yummy! Erika is an excellent cook and she prints a beautiful menu every morning for you to choose what to eat. We will definitely go back in the near future. Thank you for a fantastic stay! It was the perfect way to end our trip.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We believe that it's attention to all the little details that help to make our inn such a special place for our guests and so comfortable. Thank you for sharing these wonderful little details with other travelers. We're glad everything was perfect with your stay and very much look forward to you coming again.

- Erika, owner/innkeeper, innkeeper (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
We're so happy you had a lovely, romantic stay with us! February is the month that we focus on winter romance, and enjoy providing some extra romance freebie like the wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. We realize that it takes a little something extra to encourage guests to travel in winter and we're more than happy to provide it. Hope to have you back for another stay soon!

- Erika, owner/innkeeper, innkeeper (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad we met all your needs and expectations as a business traveler. We love the opportunity to make business travel as pleasurable and relaxing as possible. We have high-speed complimentary wifi, easy access charging docks, iron/iron-boards, as well as as help-yourself continental breakfast and coffee for those who need to get out before our official 8AM breakfast start. We're in the process of incorporating writing desks into our rooms. The desks are already in the Lucy room and Cottage. Thank you for your review. We hope to have you return as our guest again!

- Erika, owner/innkeeper, innkeeper (innkeeper)

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?

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. I'm not sure what to make of your commentary. It's like you stayed at a completely different inn from 99.9% of our guests. Judging from all of our glowing 5 star reviews, it seems that for some reason you've decided to make a personal attack on me and my business. But rest assured, I won't let it discourage me or bring me down which was clearly your intention in posting such an angry and ridiculous rant. I do what I do and am so passionate about it because of the 99%. Good luck with your future travels.

- Thank you for your review! (innkeeper)

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Cadillac Room

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $325

Downeast Room

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $269

Lucy Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $199

Country Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $269

Mystic Room

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $299

Southwest Room

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $269

The Cottage

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $325

Full House

  • Maximum Capacity: 15

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Location Type

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


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

Directions to property:

From Interstate 95, use Exit 90 and head north on Route 27 towards Old Mystic. When you reach a 3-way stop in Old Mystic, proceed to the right passing the Old Mystic General Store on your left. At the fork, go left and proceed to the blinking red light. Go straight through as this will put you on Lantern Hill Road. We are 4.8 miles on the right. Please Note: Some GPS systems place us 1 mile south of our actual location on Lantern Hill Road.

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, Night life, 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, Sports venue, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, VCR, Walk to mass transit , 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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Hammocks, Bonfire Pit, World Class Casino, Rock Climbing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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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.
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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.

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