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You are cordially invited to relax and enjoy your stay in the heart of historic Mystic, Connecticut, at the Harbour Inne & Cottage.
Our cozy inn is perfect for group get-togethers, reunions, small weddings and other like events. Facilities include kitchen, gazebo, hot tub (cottage only), fireplace, piano, private baths in all rooms, cable television and air-conditioning. Dockage and boat launch facilities available. Harbour Inne & Cottage is easily accessible, less than a five-minute walk from Mystic train station and a short ride to Interstate-95. Walk to downtown Mystic village for restaurants and shopping and to Mystic Seaport with tall ships; Mystic Aquarium is a short drive. We are just minutes to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. Fishing is nearby!
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Claude Falardeau for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay at our inne because of our location to downtown, our reasonable prices and because we are pet friendly.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our nautical theme and cedar walls.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The #1 reason to visit Mystic is the many area attractions.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we have received about the Inne was that it is beautiful in every way and they had the best breakfast ever.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret about the area is the Cottage at the Harbour Inne & Cottage.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
If someone is staying at our Inne for 4 nights I would tell them to visit the Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Historic downtown Mystic, Mystic Village, The Mashantucket Pequot Indian Museum, The U.S.S. Nautilus and Submarine Museum, and Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are 5-blocks from the dead center of town, one-mile from the Mystic Seaport , two-miles from the Mystic Aquarium and a couple of blocks from the train station.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The best restaurant in Mystic is the S & P Oyster Company.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We would give a lighthouse map of Mystic and directions or the phone number of the Mystic Tourist information (860)536-1641.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 6 rooms and one cottage.
Do you accept pets?
We are pet friendly.
Mystic, on Connecticut's easternmost shoreline, and the "quiet corner" of the state, directly north, present a range of imagery for visitors, from 19th-century shipbuilding and sailing at Mystic Seaport to the glitz of the two immense casinos: Foxwoods Resort and Casino at Mashantucket and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville. In addition to their attraction as giant gaming centers, the casinos also offer fine and diverse dining as well as musical and stage shows by international headliners. For children and families and anyone else interested in Native American culture, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, near Foxwoods, is a fascinating, multi-media presentation of American Indian life from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Mystic offers children and families a living history museum at Mystic Seaport, consisting of a village, historic ships, and exhibits depicting coastal life in New England in the 19th century. Mystic also offers some excellent dining, and on the edge of town is the Olde Mistick Village, a collection of small shops with unusual and individualized merchandise.
Also nearby is the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, the latter developed in consultation with Dr. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who found the sunken Titanic. Boating enthusiasts can step into the 20th century with a tour of the USS Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum in nearby Groton.
The city of New London, just west of Mystic, at the mouth of the Thames River, also offers many places of historic interest as well as a lively downtown and a refurbished waterfront, home to the U.S. Coast Guard's training barque Eagle and well as many sea-themed festivals. History (Colonial) and art (19th century) are alive at Coventry's Nathan Hale Homestead and at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, which features works of the Connecticut Impressionist movement. Finally, visitors who are in a less-is-more mood can enjoy a leisurely drive along Route 169, designated as a National Scenic Byway.
- Plenty of free parking
- Scenic location on Mystic River
- Private and non-intrusive atmosphere
- Pets welcome (if well-behaved -- no barking!)
- Smoking rooms available