Old Saybrook, CT 

The Deacon

325 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 US

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Rates: $220 to $360
Total Rooms: 5
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1746. Built prior to the Revolutionary War, this slate blue house is an outstanding example of center chimney Colonial-style architecture. Listed in the National Register, the inn's original features include six working fireplaces, hand-hewn beams, wide board floors, a beehive oven and built-in cupboard. Four-poster and canopy beds, Oriental rugs and period furnishings accentuate the New England atmosphere. Fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs invite romance and relaxation. On weekends a multi-course, candlelight breakfast is served in the elegant dining room. Enjoy homemade muffins or scones, fresh fruit and entrees such as heart-shaped blueberry pancakes or eggs Benedict. Among the variety of local historic house museums to visit, the William Hart house is across the street. The area offers many shopping and dining opportunities as well as galleries to explore. Beaches, a state park and river cruises also are available.Publicity and Awards: Yankee Magazine Features, Fodor's New England Travel Guide, America's Favorite Inns Book, Elle Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Inn Traveller Feature, Entrepreneur's Business Start-Ups Magazine, Inn Spots & Special Places in New England, Waterside Escapes by Woodpond Press, Arrington Publishing Awards: Most Historical Charm (2004), Best Interior Design & Decor (2003), Best Location For Walking to Shops and Restaurants (2002).Location: Country, Ocean Community, Historic and shopping district.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $220 to $360
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 4 with hot tubs, 4 with whirlpools, 2 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin and Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two-night mininum on weekends, three-night minimum on holiday weekends; Some Fridays for 1 night ok.
Cancellation: 10% charge. If canceled less than two weeks prior, will be charged for what is not rebooked

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Continental Plus Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Full Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Continental Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Restaurant on Premises, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Wine, Vegetarian Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Full gourmet breakfast on weekends; home-baked goods breakfast on week days. Complimentary tea, coffee, cookies, port wine and spring water is always available in dining room.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Bath Amenities, Cable TV, Hair Dryer, Coffeemaker, Heating, Snack Bar, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access, Television, massage therapy (fee); each rm w/ fireplace, Jacuzzi, Queen canopy or four-poster bed, comfortable sitting areas, hair dryer, private bath, cable TV, modem line, high speed wireless and stereo/cd player.
Amenities On Site: Copy Machine, Free parking on premise, Computers, Fax, Bicycles, Family/Kid Friendly, Hot Tub/Jetted Tub, complimentary tea, hot chocolate, spring water, fresh baked cookies, port wine, guest refrigerator, picturesque grounds, picnic/sitting areas, three-tier fountain, two-person hammock and a swing on a two-century-old maple tree.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Modem Connection, Internet Access, Wireless Internet Access, FAX On-site, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Flexible Check in/out Times and Wireless Internet.
Transportation Services: Train Station Pickup.

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Massages.
Spa Packages: 1 hr massage pkge (1/2 hr each) or 1 hr per person), 2 hr massage pkge (1 hr each or 2 hr per person), Massage is $75 per hour in your room or see our website for package prices.
Nearby Recommended Spas:


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, November-April only


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Seminars, Meetings, Weddings, Romantic Getaways, vow renewal and elopement ceremonies.
Other Activities: Tennis, Sports Events, Major College, Skiing Downhill, Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Birdwatching, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antiquing, Wineries, lighthouses, waterfront dining, waterfront historic walking park, waterfront golf, mini-golf, spas, playhouses, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Goodspeed Opera House, The Kate, Ivoryton Playhouse, Florence Griswold Museum, Mystic attractions, Chamard Vineyards, charming New England villages, sightseeing cruises, a short drive to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Casinos, Clinton & Westbrook Factory Outlet Malls, Mystic Seaport, Aquarium and Gillette Castle State Park.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Jack's Fine Dining (walk to 4 great restaurants), Dock & Dine (waterfront dining), Penny Lane Pub (walk to).

Historic Interest

National Historic Register Inn built in 1746 by Deacon Timothy Pratt, a carpenter and deacon in the 18th-century meeting house across the street. Once used as a private school in late 1700s. Our adjacent building, also part of the inn, The James Gallery and Soda Fountain, dates back to 1790 when it was originally part of an inn known as the Humphrey Pratt Tavern where the Marquis de Lafayette stayed and also made a purchase in 1824.
Historic Awards: State Register (Granted), State Historical Site (Granted), National Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Granted), Local Register (Granted), City Historical Site (Granted) and CT Freedom Trail; Inn with Most Historical Charm award by Arrington Publishing 2004.
Historic Memberships: National Trust, Local Historical Society, City Historical Society and Trustees of Reservations.
Historic sites nearby: General William Hart House Museum (across the street), Fort Saybrook Monument Park (1 mile), Connecticut River Museum (3 miles), Florence Griswold Museum (5 miles), Mystic Seaport (30 miles), Henry Whitfield Museum (15 miles), Nautilus Museum (30 miles), Pequot Museum (30 miles)

Romantic Interest

Each room having a fireplace, Jacuzzi and a 4 poster or canopy bed, sets the stage for romance. Our breakfast is served fireside and by candlelight on fine china.