Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast

976 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
Innkeeper(s): Glenn & Chris
 
  • Introduction

    Westbrook Inn

    Timeless Victorian Beauty awaits your arrival at this magnificently restored New England Inn!

    At this charming, Bed & Breakfast in the historic, shoreline village of Westbrook, CT a one of a kind, rejuvenating escape awaits! Centrally located to numerous area attractions and only a short stroll to sandy beaches & town shops lies this award winning B&B. Picturesque features such as a gracious, wraparound front porch, private library courtyard, screened in gazebo and bistro style patio are surrounded by the Inn's manicured grounds & gardens. Nine elegant rooms featuring fine antique appointments offer period elegance while the Inn's charming, 2 bedroom cottage features a state of the art kitchen plus a spacious living room. In addition to lovely accommodations, guests are treated to the Inn's famous 3 course breakfast every morning. Whether it's business, pleasure, a romantic getaway or just to relax the Westbrook Inn has got it all!

    Westbrook Inn offers 9 lovely, antique appointed rooms plus a spacious 2 bedroom cottage. All beds are adorned with luxurious, triple sheeted linens. Although the rooms feature period victorian decor you'll find that they also tastefully offer all the modern conveniences such as WiFi, private baths, a/c, hair dryers, irons & ironing boards, cable T.V. and more!

  • Westbrook Inn Breakfast

    Westbrook Inn diningBreakfast

    A full breakfast is served every day! Our full, candle lit breakfast starts off with delicious treats such as:

    • Fresh coffee cakes or muffins, all made in-house!
    • Seasonal fruits
    • Fresh juices
    • Ice water
    • Coffee & tea

    A Choice for the Main Entree Includes:

    • Homemade pancakes or french toast
    • Eggs any style
    • Or choice of omelets

    We grind our own organic wheat and use only the freshest ingredients possible.

    Weekend Breakfast Hours 8:30-10am

    Saturday & Sunday mornings a full, homemade, candle lit breakfast is served approximately 8:30 - 10. Weekends, a self-serve, candle lit, Continental Breakfast is offered on a buffet consisting of:

    • Fresh fruit
    • Homemade coffee cake
    • Bread or muffins
    • Fresh juices
    • Ice water
    • Coffee & tea

    The Continental Breakfast is followed by a few choices for a main hot entrée.  Sometimes breakfast hours vary - please note exact breakfast hours upon arrival.

    Weekday Breakfast Hours 8:30-9:30am

    Weekdays a self-serve, candle lit, Continental Breakfast is offered on a buffet consisting of:

    • Fresh fruit
    • Homemade coffee cake
    • Bread or muffins
    • Fresh juices
    • Ice water
    • Coffee & tea

    The Continental Breakfast is followed by a hot entrée of the day which changes daily.

    Corporate travelers may request an early breakfast or a breakfast for the road.

    Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 72 hours prior to check-in. Vegetarian breakfasts are always available without prior notice.

    Sometimes breakfast hours vary - please note exact breakfast hours upon arrival.

    Experience Our Expanded, New Patio for Al Fresco Dining!

  • Inn Offerings

    Westbrook Inn library

    Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast was built in 1876 by a local sea captain. It's many rooms were used to house local travelers and seamen who passed through Westbrook needing a place to rest. Over the years it became part of an annex for a famous resort that housed actors vacationing from New York to Boston.

    Today, this beautifully restored, four-season inn has 10 charming rooms including a two-bedroom cottage complete with a full kitchen & working, gas fireplace.

    Awarded 4 Years in a Row by Arrington's B&B Journal!

    • "Most Elegant Inn"
    • "Best Weekend Escape"
    • "Best Inn with Nearby Attractions!"
    • "Best Antiques"

    Voted One of the Top 15 "Most Elegant Inns," Nationwide & Canada

    A favorite asset of the Inn is it's numerous common areas & private nooks to escape to.

    If you need something to read, our expansive library will be a treat, whether you are looking for a special book or just the local morning paper. The Library is appointed with a built-in window seat, study desk and of course, Victorian charm.

    The dining room with it's serene, historic colors and large fieldstone fireplace makes it a great spot for breakfast or a board game by the fire. Don't miss Saturday Wine & Cheese Hour 5-6:30!

    One of the many common areas at the inn include a private sitting cove in a nook of the living room, perfect for reading in the morning sun.

    The Grounds

    Westbrook Inn yard

    On the grounds you will find Victorian love seats, a screened-in gazebo, a slate back patio, a historic, wraparound front porch, a library courtyard plus hammock for two not to mention wonderful sunny and shady areas to relax in the Inn's comfortable lounge chairs.

    Complimentary beach passes, chairs & beach towels. The Westbrook Inn B&B is walking distance to the beach or take a ride down on one of the Inns bicycles!

    Connecticut Bed and Breakfasts Inns, perfect setting for meetings, events, elopements and CT tourism. Step back in time to the Romantic Victorian Era to 2 New England Inns & Cottage in Westbrook, CT! Gas fireplaces, jacuzzis, king beds & Connecticut Shoreline Beaches await! Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast & Bushnell House Inn, just minutes from Mystic Seaport, Essex & New Haven make these bed and breakfasts the Perfect lodging for discovering this Historical Connecticut area. Make these Historic Connecticut Bed and Breakfast Inns a home to explore Mystic, Essex, New Haven & Beyond!

  • Elopements & Small Weddings

    Elopement at the Westbrook Inn

    For those searching for an intimate ceremony without the tension of a large wedding.

    The Westbrook Inn's Elopement Package Includes:

    • Accommodations in your own private cottage
    • An intimate ceremony performed anywhere on the Inn's beautiful flowered grounds or inside for a more formal setting
    • Your  intimate ceremony  also includes a Justice of the Peace with vows of your choice if you choose
    • One 24 exposure roll of film taken before, after and/or during the ceremony then developed on a CD** along with 4"X6" Prints
    • A bottle of champagne (regular or non-alcoholic) including a champagne toast after the ceremony
    • A  wedding cake for 2
    • A fresh flower arrangement

    "Glenn & Chris, Paula, myself & the boys want to thank Chris and yourself for the wonderful arrangement of our wedding ceremony; everything was just perfect for the very special day we all enjoyed! Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Wollschlager"

    "We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding than what you two gave us thank you & God bless!" Steve & Robin

    The Westbrook Town Hall can issue a marriage license the same day you are married. Please note that a new law requires you to be married in the same town the license is issued. Please bring the original license to the Inn. No blood test is required. The Westbrook Town Hall phone # is (860) 399-3046. Please call the town hall for hours &  additional information. The Westbrook Town Hall Closes at 12pm on Fridays. Guests are responsible for any flowers, decorations, special vows if applicable, marriage license certificate and any other additions not mentioned above. CT same sex marriages and civil unions are welcome.

    Westbrook Inn wedding

    Off-Season Elopement Rates  November 1st - April 30th

    • Elopement without accommodations $695
    • 2 nights in the Cottage mid-week - Mon-Thursday - $999 plus tax & an additional $30 service charge
    • 2 nights in the Cottage Friday, Saturday or Sunday - $1,099 plus tax & an additional $30 service charge

    In-Season Elopement Rates May 1st - Oct. 31st

    • Elopement without Accommodations $895
    • 2 Nights in the Cottage Mid-Week - Mon-Thursday - $1,199 plus tax & an additional $30 service charge
    • 3 Nights in the Cottage Friday, Saturday or Sunday
    • 3 Night Minimum on Weekends - Sorry, no exceptions
    • $1,499 plus tax & an additional $30 service charge

    Additional Witnesses

    • Includes a champagne toast for all plus an upgraded cake
    • $40/Witness for up to 5 witnesses excluding the Bride & Groom
    • $30/Witness for 6-12 witnesses excluding the Bride & Groom
    • After 12 witnesses this type of event is classified as a Wedding & Elopement
    • Rates Do Not Apply

    If You Wish to Have the Inn Host Your Wedding Please Contact the Inn for an Appointment.

    The Westbrook Inn Gold Elopement Package also includes:

    • A 3 night weekend stay
    • Up to 6 free witnesses
    • An upgraded 2 tier wedding cake
    • A cheese, cracker & fruit welcome reception
    • Coffee & tea service
    • $1,895 plus tax & an additional $30 service charge
    • Sorry, package prices cannot be altered

    Optional Upgrades

    Elopement Package

    Celebration Basket Includes:

    • Wedding bubbles
    • Keepsake champagne flutes
    • Chocolates
    • Teddy bear
    • Small picture frame
    • 2 bottled waters
    • Candy & "Just Married" balloons $99

    Basket of Romance Includes:

    • Bubble bath
    • Scented candles
    • Rose petals
    • Massage oil
    • Body lotion
    • 2 Bottled Waters $89

    Other Upgrades:

    • Cheese, Cracker & Fruit Plate with 2 bottled waters $49
    • Massage Therapy Package $115 P.P. per/hr, subject to availability
    • Shrimp Cocktail $50
    • 2 Keepsake Wedding Candles $20
    • Fresh Flower Cake Topper, an Additional $30, (if over 2 witnesses additional $2/p.p. in addition to extra witness charge)
    • Additional photos are available upon request, each roll of 24 exposure film taken & developed $125

    We do not perform ceremonies on the beach however,

    Off-Site photography at West Beach is available for an additional cost of $150 for the initial roll of film. Each additional roll of film is $100.

    Romantic intimate dinners can be arranged for parties of 10-35 inside & up to 75 outside in a tented area. Also the Inn specializes in cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, bridal showers & more! Please contact us for more information at (800) 342-3162

  • Meetings & Events

    Westbrook Inn meetingsPlan your next family reunion, baby shower, dinner party or event with elegance and special attention to detail! Westbrook Inn offers several different outdoor options along with indoor dining. Whether it is buffet, clam bakes, sit down casual or formal dinners, the Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for that special event!

    The Westbrook Inn can accommodate indoor seating for up to 38 guests in It's formal dining room. Professional catering is available. Outdoor events from small to large offer up to a 75 person capacity. Large outdoor functions must include a tent in case of inclement weather.

    Small Inside Functions: Event Room or Living Room

    Small Outside Functions: Choose between our Wraparound Front Porch, Back Patio, Gazebo or Side Lawn.

    Large Functions: Our beautiful flowered grounds offer the perfect space.  Tent sizes are available up to 30'x50'.

    Corporate Functions:

    Westbrook Inn eventsImpress your clients and employees - Have your next corporate function, meeting or office party at the Inn!

    • Our Corporate Conference Room is in a class by Itself
    • Low Corporate Overnight Rates for single travelers & boaters
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Elegant, quiet setting with split-unit air conditioning
    • Private inside seating for up to 38
    • Professional staff
    • State of the art sound system
    • Easel, flip chart and projector screen available
    • In-House catering ranging from coffee with freshly baked goods to 7 course meals
  • Area Attractions

    beach nearby"We never realized there was so much to do in such a perfect small town, we especially loved the beach - no wonder it's called the Shoreline's Best Kept Secret! Maria & Tony - Long Island, NY

    Explore the area on one of the Inn's bicycles or go for a short stroll to Westbrook's beautiful beaches. Complimentary beach passes, beach towels, beach bags, chairs, and umbrellas are provided by the Inn.

    Chamard Vineyard, Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun Casinos, numerous marinas, antiquing, Westbrook's Tanger & Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Florence Griswold Museum, CT River Museum, Camelot Cruises, Boat Charters, Gillette's Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, Ivoryton Playhouse, numerous CT State Parks, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Yale University & So Much More!

    Close to CT River Valley & Shoreline Towns such as Essex, Mystic, Hartford, New Haven, New London, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Madison, Clinton, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, Ivoryton & More!

    • See a Show at the Goodspeed Opera House! Only a 10 minute drive from the Westbrook Inn
    • Lyman Orchard features an 18-Hole golf course
    • Visit the oldest house in the State. Built in 1639! The Henry Whitfield Museum, Guilford, CT
    • Ivoryton Playhouse
    • Visit the Florence Griswold Museum, Home of American Impressionism
    • Mystic Seaport, just 15 min. North of the Inn
    • Let Essex Steam Train take you through historic towns, forests and along the CT River! Just 4 miles from the Inn
    • The Mark Twain House, Hartford CT, absolutely stunning!
    • Cruise the Thimble Islands in Branford!
    • Devil's Hopyard, East Haddam. Enjoy a  short, easy hike to the falls, which cascades 60 feet over water-polished rocks. Devil's Hopyard is also great for bicycling, trail hiking and bird watching! Free admission.
    • Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut, a must see!
    • Westbrook's Tanger Outlets & Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets
    • Shoreline Antiques, best deals for antiques on the shoreline!
    • The Spa of Essex (860) 767-7796
    • Pier 76 Canoe & Kayak Rentals. Plus, there are countless antique shops to browse and museums to visit or try your luck at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, located just 30 minutes away.
    • Gillette’s Castle offers a picturesque view atop a bluff on the CT River
    • Chamard Vineyards, a five min. drive from the Inn, offers tours & wine tastings
    • Connecticut River Museum, located on the CT River in Essex, CT is less than a 10 minute drive from the Inn
    • Experience Rocky Neck State Park's hiking trails & beaches!
    • Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge  is located just 1/2 mile from the Westbrook Inn
    • The Mashantucket Pequot Museum
    • The Submarine Force Museum in New London, CT
    • Experience the Victorian tradition of High Tea at Savvy Tea Gourmet!
    • The Town of Essex, CT is only a 10 minute drive from the Westbrook Inn!
    • Pick-Your-Own Fruits June thru October! A 20 minute ride from the Westbrook Inn,lLocated in Middletown
    • Beautiful Impressions ~ Rubber stamp classes & supplies. Located right on the Green in Westbrook!
    • Yale University Art Gallery
    • Many Historic, Coastal Towns Such as Mystic, Stonington, Chester, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook & more are just a short drive away!
  • Guest Comments

    Westbrook Inn fireplace"Dear Glenn and Chris, the Westbrook Inn was an absolutely unexpected treasure, and my thanks for a very pleasant stay!  It is far and away the best B&B I recall staying at and that includes the ones we've visited in England.  Your friendly and accommodating staff and the charming atmosphere of your establishment, (so immaculately furnished!), all contributed to a very lovely experience.  My thanks again." - P. Sannon

    "I stayed in the cottage with three other girlfriends and it was a PERFECT weekend!!  The Westbrook Inn was a wonderful choice and the cottage adorable.  Everything was clean and comfortable. Chris, you were a lovely hostess and Glenn made a great breakfast! We absolutely will be back!" -  Debbie from Valhalla, NY

    "We certainly did enjoy our stay at your lovely B&B!  We are still talking about it and we will be back soon for another stay.  I have been telling everyone about the lovely yard, the delicious breakfasts and the proximity to the beach.  Your B&B had everything that we needed to help rejuvenate us - so relaxing and close to everything that we could possibly need. Thank you for your hospitality." - Alexandra

    "Thank you for showing us how our ancestors appreciated life to it’s fullest! You have a lovely establishment – good luck in future years to come!" - Jane & Dennis Cardi

    "Thank you accommodating us in your lovely Inn - such a clean room! The fireplace was fabulous! We'll be back in the summer to enjoy the beach & gardens." - Marion & Brad M.

    "Dear Christine, I stayed at your B&B on 11/1 with the "Attendance Symposium" and was rest assured in Room 5! I had a GREAT night sleep! I had a wonderful visit and enjoyed coming home late to a fresh chocolate chip cookie! Thank you so much for making my stay so pleasant and peaceful! I would happily recommend the Westbrook B&B to anyone : ) Happy Fall," - Pamela Krause - Choquette

    "Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! Brian and I had a wonderful time in Westbrook, and enjoyed our ride on the old steam train and riverboat.  We also had a special evening at the little diner by the bridge.  There was not only good food, but wonderful music and singing. We had so much fun! I still think of that band. Thank you again for getting in touch with us." - Brian and Jeanette Clough

    "Thank you so much for making my stay in your lovely home relaxing & healing! I will never forget the wonderful Mulberry pancakes or sampling the Mulberry tree! Good luck at the Bushnell House - I'll come & stay when it opens!" - Lorna S.

    "Dear Chris and Glen, Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. Ron and I enjoyed every moment. We can't wait for our next visit. Your Inn is just beautiful - it reflects its Innkeepers well. Such wonderful care is given to the comfort of every guest. Thank you again!" - Dona Smith, Providence, RI

    "Your Decor is lovely, & gives me more ideas for upcoming decorating! Haven't stayed the night yet but I'm sure we'll sleep well in our wonderful room that takes us back in time." - The Mc Caffrey's,  Putnum Valley, N.Y.

    "Thank you for everything! This B&B is the best kept secret with the friendliest staff!" - Christine & Ken

    "Hi Glenn, Chris & Ryan:  just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful stay.  My friends and I had a terriffic "girls getaway" weekend at the Inn and everything was first-rate:  the accommodations, the outstanding, delicious breakfasts and the beautiful, historic Inn itself.  We especially enjoyed the Saturday evening cocktail hour by the wood-burning fieldstone fireplace in the main house, chatting with the other guests.  The cottage was perfect for the five of us: a roomy, 2-floor charmer that is cozy, comfortable, with a great kitchen, living room fireplace and all the privacy we needed yet only steps from the main house.  Short hops to shopping at the outlets and Mystic couldn't be more convenient. We will be back!" - Diane C. from Hawthorne, NY

    "We had a great time! The food and hospitality were wonderful- and the inn itself was so relaxing and beautiful - Thanks so much! Hope to be back again soon!" - Faith and John S.

    "Dear Chris & Glenn, Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your coastal Inn. Michael & I have so little time together right now that we try to make every moment special. Your Inn was exactly what we needed - Peaceful, Quiet & Charming. We felt very much at home with you both & the other guests. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and gracious New England spirit. Good luck with your upcoming renovation and if we are ever in the area again we will know immediately where to head!" Sincerely, Marianne & Michael

    "Chris, thank you for the wonderful comfy room & the delicious breakfasts and Valentine's day dinner. What a great anniversary, holiday & weekend!! Glenn, good job!! Nice space, fires and conversation. Good luck with future plans & hope to see you both soon!" - Jean & Michael

    "Beautiful Inn, we really enjoyed the gazebo by candlelight. We'll be back in the summer to visit the beaches!" - Kent & K.C.

    "B&B's are still my favorite & now you're on top of that list!" - Nancy

    "We had a very nice weekend staying at your Inn.  It's a great area for exploring, relaxing, shopping, and eating.  Your Inn was very comfortable and very charming.  All in all, a terrific "mini-vacation."" - Sandra and E. Rich, Greenlawn, NY

    "Thank you so much - we enjoy it more each time we come!" - The Caiani's

    "Glenn, Chris and Staff, We just wanted to thank you so much for helping to make our Anniversary weekend very special.  Our room (#7) was beautiful and your staff was so friendly.  The Sat. and Sun. breakfasts were fabulous!  Deb loved the pumpkin pancakes!  We look forward to staying with you again and we certainly will recommend your inn to all our friends. Thank you again for helping to make our weekend so enjoyable." - Deb & Jim, Sept. 28th and 29th

    "Thank you Glenn & Chris for all the extra thought you have given to your guests! We loved riding the bicycles downtown and especially enjoyed the complimentary beach chairs, towels & umbrellas!  We will tell all our friends about your wonderful Inn! See You Soon," - Ed & Fran M., Warwick, Rhode Island

    "Lovely, with superb attention to detail! Thank you- Thank you - Thank you!" - The Murphy's

    "We loved the extra touches like the yummy cookies & banana bread. Impeccably clean & very friendly and hospitable. We can't wait to come here again!" - Jennifer & Orlando, N.J.

    "We had a wonderful stay @ your Inn. I would recommend you to any/all friends, relatives and alike. Have a great holiday season! Thanks again for the hospitality." - Mary Lou & Dave M.

    "Hi Chris, Russ and I enjoyed our weekend at the Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast. We had such a nice time, everything was perfect! It truly was a great way to spend our one year anniversary. Russ and I are already talking about when we can escape away for another long weekend! I gave several brochures of the inn to my friends, and told them what a great weekend and beautiful place the Westbrook Inn was; but most of all what lovely hosts you and Glenn were!!  Thank you again. We hope to see you soon!" - Kathleen

  • The Historic Town of Westbrook, Connecticut

    historic westbrookThe Town of Westbrook is located along the Connecticut coast bordered by beautiful Long Island Sound, where fishing, boating, sailing and sightseeing abound. The quiet, small town hosts fine restaurants offering fare ranging from casual to gourmet. Local attractions include the Westbrook Historical Society, the Military Historians' Museum, the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, ancient cemeteries and historical houses. Several freshwater lakes offer good fishing and canoeing, or a peaceful place to relax.

    Westbrook covers 15.72 square miles of town and shoreline!

    Settled in 1840, Westbrook was the birthplace of David Bushnell, the Revolutionary War Patriot who is recognized by the United States Navy, as the inventor of the first submarine, the Turtle. The David Bushnell House is currently owned by the Lee Company and is the Museum of Early Engineering Technology. It is located only 4 houses away from the Westbrook Inn and open from 5-7pm every Thursday or by appointment (860) 399-6281 ext. 2248

    The David Bushnell House built in 1678! This historic landmark is very near it's original condition! Directly across from the Bushnell House - Open Thursdays 5-7pm - Now a Museum for Aerospace Technology

    Not much has changed at the town beach. Never over crowded, the atmosphere is warm, casual & fun, plus it's only a short stroll from the Westbrook Inn!

    On the town green, the Military Historians Museum displays the largest collection of American military uniforms in the country! There is also a research and video library located at the museum. Free admission open Tue.-Fri. 8-3:30 and by appt (860) 399-9460.

    The triangular-shaped town green is just 1/3 mile from the Inn & offers many weekly events. There you will also find Westbrook's Historical Society, the Military Museum, Scrapbook Clubhouse, Beautiful Impressions Stamp Shop, Westbrook's General Store, a few restaurants and more!

    Westbrook's Fife & Drum Muster, always the 4th weekend of August, features an 11 am parade walking distance from the Inn! Reserve early for this free special event!

    Westbrook's Town Green always seems to have a fun weekend event. On Sundays from 6-8pm different bands treat the locals to a Free concert on the green. Bring a couple of chairs and a bottle of wine for a relaxing, inexpensive night out on the town!

  • Directions

    Don't like traffic

    Let us meet you at the station and take advantage of our shuttle service to and from the train station in Old Saybrook (a $30 Roundtrip fee applies). For train information and schedules call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245. For car rentals call Rent A Wreck at (860)388-3990. They offer free local pick-up & drop off to the train depot in Old Saybrook.

    From New York:

    1. Take Route 95 North to exit 65
    2. Go right on Route 153
    3. Go approximately 3/10 mile and bear right onto Route 1, and continue for 1/2 mile
    4. You will see the Westbrook Inn on your right (#976 Boston Post Road)
    5. We are less than a 2 hour drive from the city

    You may also take advantage of the Orient Point Ferry from Long Island, New York to New London, CT www.LongIslandFerry.com

    *New London is just 15 minutes north of the Inn.

    From Providence or Green Airport:

    1. Take Route 95 South to exit 65
    2. Go left on Route 153
    3. Go approximately 3/10 mile and bear right onto Route 1, and continue for 1/2 mile
    4. You will see the Westbrook Inn on your right (#976 Boston Post Road)

    From Hartford & Bradley International Airport:

    1. Rte 91 South to exit 22s - Route 9 South
    2. Get off exit 3
    3. Go through the first stop sign to the 2nd stop sign then take a right onto Route 153
    4. Follow Rte 153 for approximately 5 miles to end, then bear right onto Route 1
    5. Continue on Rte. 1 for 1/2 mile
    6. You will see the Westbrook Inn on your right (#976 Boston Post Road)