BBOnline Member SINCE 2005

Captain Stannard House Country Inn

138 South Main Street, Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
Innkeeper(s): Mary and Jim Brewster
  • Shop for Hours Just Minutes Away

      125 outlets, 80 antique shops, & specialty shops galore!

      Enjoy breakfast and morning coffee hearty enough for retail while you plan your day. Later, relax on the porch or by the fire and recap your best buys before treating yourself to dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants.

  • Just the Two of Us - I like who I am when I’m with you

      Reserve our most private room.

      We will complement it with a glorious bouquet of fresh flowers, a tray serving dark chocolate covered strawberries with white linen napkins, a complimentary bottle of chilled Proseco Brut champagne or Inglenook St. Regis Reserve non-alcoholic champagne and two champagne glasses.

      In the morning, anticipate a delicious two-course breakfast such as…

      Coffee Hour

      8:00 AM - Porchside or by the Hearth

      Fresh Coffee, Choice of Tea

      First Course

      9:00 AM - Candlelit table in the Dining Room

      Your Choice of Orange or CranRaspberry Juice

      Iced Water, of course

      Homemade Coconut Scones

      Fresh Berry Compote

      Second Course

      Pineapple Upside-Down French Toast

      Thick Sliced Bacon

      “A hidden piece of paradise!” michael3,

      $95 in addition to room rate

      Mention this package when you reserve your room, 860-399-4634 or online.

  • Breathe

      Take a Break Breathe at the Captain Stannard House

      Sundays - Thursdays

      “I love love love this inn.” Strategies, Captain Stannard House - Rated "excellent"

      Mention this package when you reserve your room, 860-399-4634 or online.

      • Come. Reserve an early afternoon at the Spa of Essex
      • Nap. After 4:00 PM check-in, a spot of tea, and a “you-won’t-believe-it” homemade brownie
      • Be served. Dine out or order in
      • Be quiet. Morning coffee porchside or by the hearth
      • Linger. At a candlelit able with a delicious two-course breakfast
      • Refresh your outlook. Shop Clinton’s Premium Outlets with a CSH discount voucher
      • Relish. Return to the Inn for tea and a treat
      • Smile. Try on your new clothes
      • Float. An evening of tapas and jazz at a Yankee Bistro
      • Savor. Fresh coffee and another delicious two-course breakfast
      • Turn up the music and sing! Take the back roads home
  • All about him! Stay & Fly

      No one will think of this. Surprise him with a unique 'Holiday' or 'any day' Gift Certificate for a stay at a classic, handsome Inn on the CT Shoreline.

      And, include a 20 minute ride in a World War II trainer plane, a 1941 biplane that seats one passenger and a pilot or a 30 minute ride in a 2-seater both offered by Chester Charter. How much fun - especially if he is a history buff. This will be brag material for sure...

      Contact Chester Charter for details and fees.

      Call 860-399-4634 for more details...

  • Imagine Babymoon!

    Price from: $125

      A time of intimacy, reflection and dreams. Come to us.

      Schedule a prenatal massage for the mom to be and a Swedish massage for dad at the Spa of Essex.

      Anticipate a glorious bouquet of fresh flowers, delectable cravings basket and chilled St. Regis Reserve champagne (non-alcoholic) for her and Proseco Brut champagne for him. Your delightful guest room includes a candlelit, delicious full breakfast served at your table for two in our warm and inviting Dining Room. Add dinner for two, tickets to a nearby theatre, sleigh or carriage ride…we’re happy to assist you.

      $125 in addition to your room.

      Getaways to Coddle New Mothers (or Just Inspire Some) ~ The New York Times

  • The Beach! Towels and Chairs Here For You

      West Beach is the largest of the Town beaches in Westbrook. There is a sandy beach facing Long Island Sound with views of Menunketesuck Island, Duck Island and Salt Island.

      Enough said? Come!

      You know you’ll get the sunniest welcome. We have your beach towels and chairs right here for you. When you return to the Inn, plop yourself down on the South Porch in one of the rocking chairs or cuddle on the 1950‘s cushioned glider with a glass of ice tea and the homemade treat you’ll find in your room. Then, choose your seafood at any one of Westbrook’s award winning restaurants.

      Jim and Mary at the BeachIn July, the Fireworks can be seen for several nights right from the beach. Towns along the Shoreline and across the Sound on Long Island have multiple shows on different nights. You can check schedules close to the date of your stay.

      See you soon!

      “When I made my reservations I could feel the streee of the world begin to melt away!" Vince , Captain Stannard House - Rated "excellent"

      Mention this package when you reserve your room, 860-399-4634 or online.

  • Sea Fare

      Excellence. #1 Ratings in Westbrook.

      Sea Captain, Elbert Stannard, set the course for excellence. The tradition continues...

      Today, the Captain Stannard House, now a shoreline icon, is independently rated #1 on and Westbrook boasts the best seafood restaurants in Connecticut! Connecticut Magazine 2011 Readers' Choice Best Restaurants - all in Westbrook.

      • Best Seafood
      • Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale
      • Best Outdoor Dining
      • Bill's Seafood
      • Best Value
      • Westbrook Lobster

      What better place for a getaway?& Come, dine, and stay in the Captain’s house. You’ll receive the warmest welcome, sleep on the best freshly ironed 100% cotton linens, relax in the most gracious common areas, including our 80’ covered porch, and be served the freshest homemade two-course breakfast such as...

      Coffee Hour

      8:00 AM: Porchside or by the Hearth

      Fresh Coffee, Choice of Tea, Hot Chocolate

      First Course

      9:00 AM: candlelit table in the Dining Room

      Sunshine Blend of Orange and Cranraspberry Juices

      Iced Water , of course

      Homemade Banana Cranberry Breakfast Bread

      Sliced Banana

      Second Course

      Homemade Sausage & Apple Quiche

      Sautéed Slice of Green Apple

      NB If you change your mind, just let us know the night before and we will serve you, instead, in the Dining Room.

      “I'd sail with the Captain again!" am96199, Captain Stannard House - Rated "excellent"

      Please mention this package when you reserve your room at 860-399-4634 or make a note when you

  • Weddings

      Congratulations! Come to us. We are a romantic, boutique Historic Inn.

      The Inn will be yours ~ lodging (all nine guest rooms) ~ Dining Room which boasts a floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, a baby grand piano, antique table & chairs and seating for 34 ~ Captain’s Room with chess table for two, on-going jigsaw puzzle table, individual popcorn/microwave station, guest refrigerator and television ~ our spacious Great Room with stocked mini fridge, regulation pool table, comfy overstuffed chairs & loveseats, CD player with a 200 CD selection & a beautiful fieldstone fireplace ~ Library/Office with lap top, copier, scanner & fax, television in armoire, wonderful book assortment & loveseat and chairs ~ our wonderful 80’x12’ South Porch which offers a 10” picnic table, wicker rocking chairs, teak table & chairs.

      CSH Boutique Wedding I

      All Inclusive:

      1 night, 2 days, 9 rooms. Any day except Friday and Saturday May through October.

      Day of Arrival:

      4:00 PM:

      Check In ~ Nine Rooms - 18 People

       Captain Stannard House Country Inn-Couple6:00 PM:

      Catered Dinner in Dining Room

      First Course:

      Fresh Tossed Salad with Italian Vinaigrette

      Second Course:

      Roasted Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

      Roast Potatoes, Apples, Onion, Brussels Sprouts Dessert

      Homemade Apple Crisp

      Fresh Whipped Cream

      8:00 AM:

      Light Breakfast

      Fresh Coffee, Teas, Hot Chocolate

      Morning Bagels

      10:00 AM:

      CSH Signature Grand Piano Wedding March

      Wedding Ceremony by the Hearth

      11:00 AM:

      Wedding Toast

      "Sunshine" Blend of Orange and CranRaspberry Juices"

      11:15 AM:

      Wedding Brunch Reception in the Dining Room

      First Course:

      Homemade Banana Cranberry Breakfast Bread

      Sliced Banana

      Second Course:

      The Captain's Famous Cheesebake Casserole

      Baby Spinach Salad

      Raspberry Vinaigrette

      Warm Rolls & Sweet Butter

      1:00 PM:

      Late Check Out

      Elegant. Romantic. Simple. Complete.

      I Love You More Vow Renewal

      Some people just get it right from the beginning. Want her to know you love her now as you did then... want him to know you can’t imagine growing old without him. Come, celebrate again at the Captain Stannard House. Let us take care of everything. You need only arrive hand-in-hand.

      CSH Boutique Wedding II

      Rehearsal Dinner :

      Wedding Ceremony & Reception ~

      4 nights, 5 days, 9 rooms ~

      September Tours Day I - ArrivalCaptain Stannard House Country Inn reception

      Family and friends are welcome at all hours, greeted with refreshment in the Great Room and a homemade treat in their guest room. Steal a moment, gather, prepare, celebrate.

      Day II - Morning

      Wake to fresh morning coffee and a delicious two-course breakfast.

      Coffee Hour

      8:00 AM ~ Porchside or by the Hearth

      Fresh Coffee, Choice of Tea, Hot Chocolate

      First Course

      9:00 AM ~ Candlelit table in the Dining Room

      Your Choice of Orange or CranRaspberry Juice

      Iced Water, of course

      Homemade Coconut Scones

      Fresh Berry Compote

      Second Course

      Pineapple Upside-DownFrench Toast

      Thick Sliced Bacon

      Have the most fun possible in a short amount of time. Perhaps take over the nearby spa for a day of pampering or plan an unforgettable warm weather adventure such as a hot air balloon ride, a spring or fall windjammer sail, or a winter a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

      Day II - Afternoon & Evening

      A wonderful time for tea on the porch or by the hearth, followed by a nap or a game of pool or touch football on the South Lawn before dinner.

      Rehearsal Dinner is the perfect opportunity for the groom's family to really take advantage of staying at the Inn and host the Rehearsal Dinner right here. Casually elegant and oh, so convenient, you set the tone and we will assist you in every way. We have excellent caterers and private drivers for the safety of un-registered guests. Additional costs.

      Day III - Wedding Day

      THE day!

      Relish the quiet time over coffee and another two-course candlelit breakfast.

      Watch the preparations transform the Inn! This will best be down under the competent care of our event coordinator should you choose to have more than 35 people. Additional costs.

      Reserve time at a nearby spa or salon for hair, makeup, and a chair massage. Tell everyone how much they mean to you. Captain Stannard House Country Inn-Door

      Dress in Lydia's Slipper with the best light, an antique dressing table with full-length mirror and an antique "throne" for mom, dad, the best man or maid of honor.

      When you're ready... The CSH Signature Grand Piano Wedding March...

      Day IV - Morning

      Savor the love, commitment, time and effort everyone made to be here for you. Because you have the entire Inn for the weekend, you may invite whomever you wish to join you for Wedding Brunch coffee at 8:00 AM and a full two-course candlelit breakfast at 9:00 AM. Modest charge for non-registered guests.

      Day IV - Afternoon & Evening

      Reunion. The times that family and friends gather for the most important occasions are rare and precious. Consider taking the rest of the day to reconnect with loved ones. Really catch up. Tell stories. Let emotions shine. Laugh 'til your sides hurt. Cry if you need to. Have a New England Clambake on paper plates. Hug before and after. Whisper into the night.

      Day V - Morning

      Wake happy and ready for the first day of your new life. After breakfast, take the back roads home, retelling stories and relishing memories.

      Elegant. Romantic. Simple. Complete.