In the Connecticut River Valley and beyond........
Here you will find sophistication of a big-city, along with the charm of the rural New England.
AND... We are only 2 hours away from New York City and Boston.
The surroundings of this beautiful location and historic area are filled with points of interest and activities to complete your out-of-town guests’ stay. Connecticut River Valley is just minutes from Hartford, Mystic Seaport, Mohegan Sun Casino, the Goodspeed Opera House, and a many state parks, including Devil’s Hopyard as well as the Airline Hiking Trail. As a matter of fact, Glastonbury is just about dead center in the state meaning that all furthest travel points within the state are equidistant... making us an ideal location / home base to see all that Connecticut has to offer.
Our property and surrounding area are beautiful throughout the year for picnicking and touring, offering a number of outdoor activities from hiking, fishing, ocean, lake and river swimming & kayaking, canoeing, and golf, to horseback riding and cross-country skiing. That is why we call Connecticut a 4 Season state.. there is something to do here all year round!
Visit the Hartford area, just a few minutes away for historical & architectural tours, museums, excellent restaurants and city nightlife. There are also a wide array of attractions within close driving distance from the Connecticut River Valley Inn, including the Mark Twain House, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and Stonington Borough
We are located in the Central Connecticut River Valley, we are the only hotel with direct walking access to the Connecticut River, we are 20minutes from the Salmon River, 5 minutes South-East of Hartford, 20 miles from the New England coast and just a short, picturesque drive to Goodspeed Opera House, Mohegan Sun Casino, the Norwich Inn & Spa and a number of state parks, as well as the Airline Hiking Trail. Our close proximity to numerous outdoor activities makes for a wonderful get-away weekend for you and any of your guests.
Connecticut River Valley
The Connecticut River Valley area is a destination for all seasons. It is a wonderful region with plenty of things to do and places to go to. The Nature Conservancy named it one of the western hemispheres “40 last great places”.
The Connecticut River and shoreline is a shining gem and home to spectacular scenery, wildlife and history. You can travel through town after town with the country roads, famous New England stone walls, rock outcroppings (left by the glaciers that at one time extended from the North Pole through New Jersey!), river access, historic homes and buildings.
The Connecticut River Valley Inn is close to most tourist attractions in Connecticut due to its central location. Not only will you find great restaurants and history, the state is also filled with scenic nature trails for hiking in our State Parks and open space trails. It is the perfect base to explore New England!
We are close to historic coastal towns like Essex, Mystic and Old Saybrook. You will find antiques, gourmet dining, art galleries, museums, and sightseeing. There is also shopping in several world-class outlet stores.
There are also beaches at Hammonasset to enjoy, hiking in the local state parks and biking. You will also find several golf courses in the area and Cotton Hollow Nature Preserve is just a few miles down the street.
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