Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast

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

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 café; across from an old house museum and pillared white church. Beautiful area for walking, bicycling, and scenic drives along the CT River and Long Island Sound. One mile 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. Come enjoy its charm, beaches, pretty coves and beautiful setting at the mouth of the CT River!

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Steeped in History

5 on September 23, 2017

We recently spent two nights and the inn and loved it. It was in walking distance to the restaurants (Liv's Oyster Bar and Penny Lane were both great!). We felt like we had gone back in time. The new owner has remodeled the rooms and they are beautiful. Breakfast was delicious, especially the prairie pancakes (wholesome as well as delicious). The owner visited with us and provided me with research documents for the inn. We highly recommend the inn and the lovely town of Old Saybrook.


Relaxing Stay

5 on August 06, 2017

My husband and I stayed here recently and had a relaxing getaway. They have bicycles for guests to use so we rode to the beach and walked around during low tide. I loved reading my book in the jacuzzi tub. The staff is friendly and the rooms are pretty.


Always a good time

4.8 on July 16, 2017

This is our 9th time staying at this BNB. We always have a good time at Deacon Timothy Pratt house. Innkeeper Pat is great.


Charming!

4.4 on May 31, 2017

My husband and I stayed here over the Memorial holiday weekend and can't say enough about the establishment and staff. We were greeted upon arrival by the owner, as well as the innkeeper. Our room, the Library, was very stately and the jacuzzi tub was most relaxing. We enjoyed learning about the wonderful history of the Inn as well as getting to know the other guests. The owner had a wonderfully talented local musician come during our stay who played a variety of stringed instruments which was both mesmerizing and relaxing. The breakfasts were so delicious, from the bananas foster french toast one morning to the savory frittata another. We look forward to another stay!


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.

Innkeeper Response
We apologize for your disappointing stay. We are now under new management and making lots of improvements. All the windows have been cleaned and all have storm windows installed. The TVs are all flat screen TVs with upgraded Comcast service. There are a lot of renovations, painting and improvements going on as we speak, and we hope you will come back and give us another try! And Patti is still here!

- Shelley Nobile (New Proprietor)


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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed your stay overall and thought it was a good value. For most of the winter you can stay in any of our fireplaced and whirlpool tub rooms for only $100 Sunday through Thursday and on slow weekends we are offering discounts as well. We are under new management and making lots of improvements! Our pastry chefs serve a gourmet breakfast on weekends and during the week they bake tasty treats as well, it's just not the full 3 course breakfast. Please come visit us again!

- Shelley Nobile (New Proprietor)


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.

Innkeeper Response
Hello, and thank you for your review. We are under new management and have made lots of improvements already! On Weekends our pastry chefs serve a gourmet 3 course breakfast in our formal dining room with original working fireplace! Weekdays they bake tasty treats as well, just not the full 3 course breakfast, that way we can offer our fireplace and double whirlpool rooms for only $100 in the off season! We hope you will give us another try!

- Shelley Nobile (New proprietor)


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.


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Rooms & Rates

The Suite

This spacious boudoir sets a romantic stage with a Queen-sized carved 4 poster rice bed overlooking an original working wood-burning fireplace, a handsome highboy, writing desk, 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 tub, cable/flat screen TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, free wifi, AC (in-season). This room is on the 2nd floor of the main building.

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

The Library

Spacious and dignified, this period style room boasts lots of historic charm.  A Queen bed overlooks an original working wood-burning fireplace with beautiful original woodwork, an oversized whirlpool tub, a sitting area with loveseat/settee, private bath, cable TV, stereo/CD player, AC (in-season), free wifi. This room is on the first floor of the main building.

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

Treetop Suite

An elegant and spacious sun-filled guest suite with our award winning decor, gas fireplace, a 4-poster canopy bed, private bathroom (shower stall only), a cozy window seat bench set below an expansive palladium window overlooking our picturesque grounds.  Also features a sitting area, kitchenette, 2 skylights, cable/flat screen TV, free wifi, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, alarm clock, and AC (in-season).

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

Sunrise Room

A bright, airy room filled with romance, featuring a Queen four poster bed overlooking an original working wood-burning fireplace, a writing desk, a very spacious private bath with an oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with 2 Queen Ann wing-back recliners, cable TV, AC (in season), stereo/CD player, free wifi. On the 2nd floor of main building.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Gambrel

A snuggle-up hideaway nest with a Queen size bed, a gas fireplace and a whirlpool tub under the exposed original beams of a lofty cathedral ceiling. A sunny room with windows on 3 sides, overlooks gardens and fountain. Cable tv, stereo/CD player, private bath, AC (in-season), free wifi. This room is located on the 2nd floor in the back of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Connecticut River, shoreline, beaches, sightseeing cruises, kayaking, bicycling, boating, Essex & Chester Villages, historic & shopping district, Long Island Sound, Mystic & Casinos, Countryside, Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Rural, Small town, Waterview

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, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Walk to quaint town, shops, restaurants; 2mi-Beaches, 1mi sightseeing cruises & waterfront dining, 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, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, 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, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, 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, 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: As we are a small B&B, we must schedule arrivals and departures carefully. As such even a cancellation of one room night has an impact; Therefore, we require a 2 week notice for cancellations for a full refund less a 10% processing fee. For cancelations with less than 2 weeks notice, you will receive a refund only for nights the room(s) is rebooked.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Patricia McGregor

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, German

Resident Pets

none

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: anytime between 8:30 and 10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, vegan.


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

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