Captain Stannard House Country Inn
The Charter Oak, our state tree, is one of the most colorful and significant symbols of the spiritual strength and love of freedom, which inspired our Colonial forebears in their militant resistance to tyranny. Likewise, this stately guestroom boasts a double bed with creamy cotton blanket and a feather comforter sitting pretty in this wine papered guestroom with three large windows, a high ceiling, and grand moldings.
Barque Daniel Webster
Captain Stannard came east in 1859 and purchased the barque, or bark, Daniel Webster, on which he and his bride, Harriet, took their wedding tour around Cape Horn to Asia. Yarmouth blue walls, three large windows and an elegant chandelier contribute diffused light in this particularly romantic room.
Although Connecticut’s official nickname is The Constitution State, it is also known as The Nutmeg State, The Provisions State and The State of Steady Habits. Nutmegger is the nickname that many people in Connecticut like best. This charming room features a queen-size wood sleigh bed softened with a painted bureau in Saybrook Sage, accented with Rittenhouse blue.
Dency Post Stannard
Dency Post Stannard, Captain Stannard’s mother was related though the eighth generation to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower. The room is decorated in creamy white and antique yellow, highlighted by a queen-size wrought iron bed. This is a bright airy room with three windows.
Chloe Chapman, Captain Stannard’s great-grandmother, was the great-granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Buckingham one of the ten founders of Yale College. The room is decorated in cream and pearwood supporting the blue toile bedding on the queen-size pewter-finished wrought iron bed.
In 1862, Captain Stannard took command of the daring Scotland, the first steamship to ply between China and San Francisco. This dignified room, accented in wild bayberry, boasts a substantial queen-size sleigh bed with sage and cream bedding.
Stannard ancestor, Thomas Stevens, was one of the founders of Kenilworth in 1663, now known as Westbrook’s neighboring town of Clinton. This lovely room is a soft Monterey white with wild bayberry trim, accented with cranberry and cream bedding on the wrought iron queen-size bed.
Captain Jedediah Post
Captain Jedediah Post, Captain Stannard’s grandfather, born 1771, was a man of “great force and energy of character” who held many important positions, including justice, in his native town of Saybrook, parent town of Westbrook Parish. This quietly elegant room features a mahogany four-post queen-size bed, bedecked in cabernet and cream, trimmed with Cabinet Makers blue.
The Stately Twin
Originally a sun porch, perhaps a sleeping porch of the manor house, this lovely room with four very large windows is outstanding. It is the one room at the Inn with twin beds. The creamy walls and ceiling are a subtle backdrop to the stunning New England red on the generous window trim, the wardrobe and the built-in closet.
Rates & Policies
Quiet Season, November 1 thru May 14: $155 - $195
High season, May 15 thru October 31: $185 - $225 ($150/$160 Mon - Thurs).
We offer nine guest rooms. Six are referred to as 'Garden Rooms' and three are our 'Manor Rooms' which are an additional $10/nt.
Our charming, beautifully appointed rooms have private baths, comfortable queen beds, freshly pressed cotton linens, individual climate controls, snack basket with Perrier water, desks, sitting areas, and each is uniquely furnished. The room names are significant to Captain Stannard and each room has a detailed description of the name.
A delicious two-course, full breakfast by candlelight is included.
Complimentary WiFi throughout the Inn.
We offer Business and Boater rates Sun-Thurs. Please call the Inn for details.
- Full payment is required to reserve a room
- We have a 2 night min on weekends (F/S or S/S) & a 3 night min on certain holidays
- As a small Inn we must reserve the right to change room assignments if needed
- One/nt weekend reservations will be accepted starting the Wednesday prior if rooms are available
- Check-in is between 4-7 pm, rooms are not available before
- Special arrangements can be made for late arrivals
- Check-out time is 11 am.
- Guest Rooms are double occupancy only
- Smoking is permitted outside the Inn
- Children over 16 are welcome
- We are sorry we cannot accommodate your pets