Small-Town Serenity at This Celebrated Historic Inn

Griswold Inn • Essex, CT

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Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room, Sundays to Thursdays ($119)
  • Or, a One-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room, Fridays ($129)
  • Continental Breakfast for Two
  • Bottle of Innkeeper's Reserve Wine Upon Departure
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Three Nights
  • Valid for Stays from January 2 to March 31, 2017
  • Blackout Dates: January 13 to 15, February 14, and February 17 to 19, 2017
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation

The Destination
With its quaint, tree-lined streets, restored homes, harbor views, and colonial charm, the small town of Essex, Connecticut, halfway between New York and Boston, seems frozen in time. It's little wonder that1,000 Places to See Before You Die named it the "Perfect Small American Town." Of course, the village has not always been so tranquil—it was a notorious haven for privateers during the War of 1812, until British troops raided the harbor and set the privateers' ships ablaze. Today, that hard-fought history is on display at every turn, from the town's museums to Main Street. Essex also serves as a great base for exploring the surrounding towns along the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River Valley.

The Digs
Established in 1776, The Griswold Inn is one of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country. Hailed by New York Magazine as "the real McCoy" and named a 2016 Editor's Pick by Yankee Magazine, this 33-room inn is situated right on Main Street. Rooms feature antique furnishings and fine reproductions like four-poster beds, with views of charming village life and glimpses of water peeking through picture windows—the majestic Connecticut River is a mere 50 yards from the inn's front door.

Come dinnertime at the inn, savor a selection of seasonal dishes such as rotisserie chicken pot pie, braised beef short ribs, or seared Atlantic salmon. Wash it down with a selection from the inn's award-winning wine list or a pint of the signature Revolutionary Ale. Afterwards, enjoy nightly live music when you cozy up to the fireplace at the on-site Tap Room, featured in Esquire's Best Bars in America list. The inn's Wine Bar, which serves over 50 wines by the glass and offers a more contemporary culinary experience, received an Award of Excellence in 2016 from Wine Spectator magazine—yet another accolade for this beloved locale.

The Diversions
Discover. The Connecticut River Museum
Shop. Main Street stores and galleries
Relax. The Spa of Essex

  • Very pleased with our overnight stay - accommodations were great. The continental breakfast was outstanding!

    -- LivingSocial Member
  • It was full of history and charm. The employees were all eager to go above and beyond to add to the enjoyment of our stay.

    -- LivingSocial Member


escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Limit 3 per customer, up to 3 additional as gifts; up to 3 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays from January 2 to March 31, 2017 (excludes Saturday stays)
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours in advance of scheduled arrival; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher includes continental breakfast for two; and bottle of innkeeper's reserve wine upon departure
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Blackout date(s): January 13 to 15; February 14; and February 17 to 19, 2017
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 31, 2017 • Enjoy By March 31, 2017