House of 1833 Bed and Breakfast Resort

72 North Stonington Road , Mystic, CT 06355-0341 USA (Show map)


10% Military/Fire Dpt.Discount! Pool English Gardens*Romantic Jacuzzi*Full-Gourmet Breakfast/Anniv/Bdays our specialty! Book online at website Book online directly at our website...hooray! Mystic's celebrated Greek Revival Mansion and national landmark on 3 acres of English Gardens; featuring a seasonal full size swimming pool, gardens and fountains and including our 'famous' Artist-Created Full-New-England country-gourmet candlelight breakfast. All guest rooms have full private bath, working wood-burning fireplaces, air-conditioning, expanded cable television, am/fm CD players, and beautiful antique furnishings. Four of our suites with oversize jacuzzi hot tubs and flat panel televisions. Two with private garden porches. Country setting - close to downtown historic district, world class dining, river boating activities, ocean and beaches, art galleries, Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand are 5.5 miles and Mohegan Sun Casino is 9.75 miles & vineyards, vineyards, vineyards & more. En-Suite Massage available by appointment (licensed sports masseur; subject to availability). Available for weddings, commitment ceremonies, and special events. This is 'the place' to celebrate those special moments: birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, reunions & more.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A step back in time

5 on June 06, 2018

We were well-taken care of and so comfortable at this fine home.

Great place to stay

5 on April 29, 2018

We had a Wonderful stay at the inn. I have food allergies and they went out of their way to accommodate me. The food is superb. The atmosphere has a lot of character. The hosts are great. Highly recommend this B & B.

Great hospitality

3.0 on May 09, 2017

We enjoyed the innkeepers. They offered tips on sightseeing, restaurants, shared the history of the house andand the surrounding area. They were engaging and served elaborate breakfasts. Our room was clean with a comfy bed and everything we needed. We enjoyed being in the country. The parlor areas were overfilled with a large collection of antiques. The whole downstairs was in need of a good cleaning. Too dusty. The garden areas had an interesting assortment of plants. Wouldn't stay here again even though we enjoyed the innkeepers and the hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
What fun! It was such a pleasure to host you here as our guest at our landmark property, the House of 1833 Bed and Breakfast & Gardens...built by banker, Elias Brown, in 1833. We are so blessed and proud to be able to display our gallery of period family antiques and original Brown family furnishings, many from the original house in 1833 with noteworthy examples like the original Rosewood square grand piano made in 1833 and the 'museum quality' heavily carved classical sofa in our front parlor; all demonstrating how immersed this mansion is in Mystic's rich maritime history. The warm weather has returned and our remarkable English 'fantasy' gardens with plantings native to Japan, Thailand, and India and 'heritage' plants dating back to 1843 getting more lush and beautiful by the day As one of our guests this past weekend exclaimed in delight, this place is 'phantasmagorical'.

- Evan NIckles (innkeeper)

Best B&B in Mystic

5 on March 09, 2017

Originally booked for one night and it was so exceptional that I had to stay another night. The service attention to detail was wonderful and the breakfast was amazing. Pancake Sunday was the best pancakes I've ever had. Thank you Robert and Evan.

Such A Christmas Blessing

5 on December 30, 2016

From the second we walked into the door , Evan and Robert made us feel at home . They are the ultimate hosts and chefs . The gourmet breakfasts are delectable. The house ,itself , is a delightful mixture of antiques , collections, history , whimsy and warmth . We miss y'all already guys . Thanks , so very much , for making our Christmas stay truly memorable ! Chris and Monique Massi

A birthday treat for a 99-year-old

5 on April 24, 2015

I returned to the House of 1833 with my American wife for the 99th birthday of her mother. For this occasion I wanted to give my mother-in-law a special stay at Evan and Robert’s B&B. We reserved for her the Peach room permeating with the oriental flavor of jasmine and on the ground floor, easily accessible to the large living and dining rooms rich with antiques which any art collector would love, plus her private veranda. Our hosts were so kind and considerate. What a festive atmosphere they created to celebrate her 99 years - balloon-flowers-wine-champagne-smiles-great conversation-music-singing and a delicate birthday cake… with great backgrounds for photos on our Ipads and Iphones. We enjoyed, to say the least, the amazing breakfasts ... especially the blueberry pancakes and French toasts with strawberries. In the late afternoon and before bed, my mother-in-law had the privilege of being favored by Trixie, the sweetest imaginable B&B dog, who crouched at the feet of my beloved mother-in-law with the power of putting her gently to sleep. Despite the sweet comforts in the House of 1833 for a 99-year old, we accompanied her with her walker to the historic center of Stonington and then to Bank Street in New London for a drink between the arrival of numerous Amtraks and boats coming from the nearby islands. By then, rather tired she wanted to return to the House of 1833 to doze off in her Peach room which she said reminded her of her travels to China in her youth, in particular when she was a guest of a Chinese tycoon who invited her to his home to sleep in a bed that once belonged to the emperor of China and which is now we believe in the Peach room. Thank you Evan, Robert and of course Trixie for the pleasant hospitality and hope to repeat the occasion for her 100 years. D. Cilenti

A Must Stay!

5 on September 13, 2014

I have stayed at the House of 1833 five times. Once I booked a room for our anniversary Evan asked are you celebrating an occasion, and I said yes our anniversary. When we arrived at the B&B Evan showed us to our room and it was decorated with balloons, a banner and a cake! Evan and Robert are very passionate about their B&B and it shows from the time you make the reservation to the time you drive away. Upon arrival Evan will show you around the house, which is beautifully decorated in period furniture from the 19th century and will explain the history of the B&B, the family connection to Robert, and the history of the furniture, it is quite fascinating. Evan will also take you on a tour of the amazing gardens of the House of 1833, another joy and delight. He will explain each of the flowers and shrubs and you will just be amazed at how many different types there are, along with the 35 or so different varieties of elephant ear plants, who knew there were that many? Evan will do the meet and greet, suggest places to go, things to see and places to have lunch and/or dinner. Robert does all the gardening and cooking, you will see him but not as much as Evan. Let me say this about Robert, he puts as much passion and pride into his cooking as he does with his gardening. In all the times my husband and I have been at the House of 1833 we have never had the same breakfast twice, with the exception of "Pancake Sunday" when you get many different types of pancakes, with a variety of toppings, your choice, you have to experience "Pancake Sunday" at least once. Robert loves cooking and he is adventurous, meaning you are not going to get the run of the mill breakfasts, each breakfast starts with a baked item (ooey gooey sticky buns are amazing) fresh fruit, your choice of breakfast with a choice of meat. This is a 5 Star B&B. I could go on and on, you just have to experience the House of 1833 yourself.

Loved it!!

4.4 on September 13, 2012

We stayed at 1833 last weekend and it was perfect! Our room was the oak room which was cozy albeit funky and eclectic . The house has many historic features and feels like stepping back in time. The breakfasts on the deck and in the dining room are great, especially on "pancake Sundays". The inn is just down the road from Mystic and about 25-30 minutes to the area casinos. There's also a very nice pool and lush gardens. We really enjoyed our stay!

Wonderful Inn

5 on May 10, 2012

We stayed there for our anniversary. The inn keepers were the two of the nicest people ever. They were very personable and went out of their way to be accomodating but not intrusive. When we made the reservation we were asked of any dietary restrictions. I told Evan I was allergic to strawberries. Upon entering our room there was a banner, cake, flowers and balloons. All very beautiful. Unfortunately I was not able to eat the cake because it was strawberry. We did bring it home with us and shared it with friends.

Keep Coming Back for More!

4.6 on January 09, 2012

My wife and I have been here three times(cannot wait to return). The day I proposed we stayed the night here. Even before meeting Evan, I was at ease. Just talking to him on the phone about the Inn and it's Amenities and History I knew I just had to book. Upon arrival that first time Evan was waiting for us and congratulated us on the engagement. We met the other owner Robert and got a tour and history lesson of the home and it's many antiques. Robert is actually a descendant of the original owner! Then we were shown to our room- the Veranda Room. It had a huge bed, big bathroom, sitting area, fireplace, tv, a huge jacuzzi and a nice little porch overlooking the gardens and pool. They had a banner waiting for us and great Sherry to sip. Anything we requested we got- it is private and quiet(even with a full house.) It was great to walk the grounds and swim. It is so close to everything in that area. The second and third visit you feel like family. We love chatting and catching up with Robert and Evan and petting their dog. The breakfasts are simply amazing. So good and so plentiful. The price is worth it. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Rooms & Rates

The Ivy Room

The Ivy Room is our 'English country-cottage style suite'...a wonderfully sunny cheerful corner room abounding in floral patterns, with four large windows and lots of natural light. This room features an elaborate burl/walnut Victorian queen size bed & Victorian deep-well bureau, Art Nouveau armoire, rocking chair and settee, and relaxing sitting area by the fireplace, HD flat panel television with built-in DVD player and full private bath with tub-shower combination. Add a third person... Add a fold-away bed (real mattress with frame) for a third adult or child...add $50.00/night to your bill

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

Veranda Room

The magnificent Veranda Room features a monumental 19th century bronze and tole king size bed from Paris with black walnut Victorian half-canopy, and the "Ultimate in Romance..." an en-suite two person corner Jacuzzi hot tub in front of the fireplace across from the bed; featuring an intimate sitting area with Victorian settee and over-sized Victorian over-stuffed reading chair, Empire desk, HD flat panel television with built-in DVD player, extra large sunny bathroom with French porcelain sink basin and French screen and double shower, and a your own private garden terrace.

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

The Oak Room

The Oak Room is one of our largest suites. With its Chinese red and mauve flower theme, it features a 19th century Victorian queen size bed with canopy, monumental olive wood armoire, and one of the loveliest sitting areas of the Inn, with its turn of the century settee, so perfect for a cozy evening in front of the fireplace. This room also features a mammoth rectangular en-suite two person Jacuzzi hot tub in front of the fireplace, across from the bed...a most romantic setting! Add a third person... The Oak Room also features an antique brass reading bed, populated with lots of pillows.

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

The Peach Room

For a uniquely romantic experience, the Peach Room, with its Asian & Moroccan decorative accents, is a special treat. This room features a magnificent 19th century hand carved Chinese canopy queen size bed with tempurpedic topper...what could be more relaxing ( design,this bed is high off the ground). This first floor room used to be the original library and has wonderful moldings & window details and built-in bookcases and now features an HD flat panel wall-mounted television and DVD player, two relaxing 'wing chairs' by the fireplace.

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

Cupola Room

The very private Cupola Room is often thought of as our 'romantic getaway' suite, featuring an American Empire 1840's mahogany high-back queen-size canopy bed with dramatic mauve colored canopy descending from a cathedral ceiling;working wood-burning fireplace; central air; HD flat panel television with DVD player; Am/FM CD player; tiled Jacuzzi Hot Tub; relaxing sitting area; & private stairway access through the suite to the Cupola Loft sitting/reading area... the 'Belvedere' at the top of the house where we feature a pair of antique rocking chairs and expansive 4 way vistas of the property

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Take Exit 90 (Mystic) off Interstate 95, at end of ramp go right (if travelling S) or left (if traveling N), go about 1 mile to a STOP sign (not a traffic light); veer to the right as you continue staight a mere 1/4 mile...the House of 1833 Bed and Breakfast sits on its hill on your right with its sweeping circular drive

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, Foxwoods Resorts Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, US Coast Guard Academy, US Naval Submarine Base, Connecticut College, Goodspeed Opera House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Flat panel TV with built-in DVD player, Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), Full private bath, full size in ground swimming pool, antique 19th century furnishings

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is only allowed outside on property grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes cribs, changing tables, etc are not provided
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required See Peach Room for 'details'
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights requested for most Saturdays and holiday weekends...always ask!
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: a one night deposit per room reserved or 50% deposit for stays of three nights or more per room
  • Cancellations: Reservations canceled greater than 15 days in advance of check-in (21 days for holiday periods)will have booking deposits returned less a $25.00 processing fee per room reservation. Reservations canceled 15 days or less (21 days for holiday periods) prior to check-in...will have the deposit charge maintained for each room booked unless the room can be fully re-booked for the entire length of stay; no refunds on shortened stays. No-shows are charged for the full amount of booking.



Robert Palmer Bankel/Evan John Nickles

Languages spoken

Greek, English, French

Resident Pets


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'famous' full New England gourmet candlelight

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, lactose free

Signature Dish

Tuscan Souffle
Start with a lattice of parmesan reggiano cheese baked on parchment; on this foundation is placed polenta; this is crowned by a classic French cheese souffle, and then graced by a 'very light' 3 mushroom cream sauce or a light pesto (basil) cream sauce