Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed and Breakfast

1- or 2-Night Stay at Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed and Breakfast in Old Saybrook, CT

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Hotel at a Glance: Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed and Breakfast

Set on a gas-lit street in southern Connecticut, this bed and breakfast was built in 1746 by Timothy Pratt, a carpenter who served as a deacon in the church across the street. Many of the original details of the colonial home have been preserved, including wide-board floors, a beehive oven, and 12 working fireplaces.

  • A candlelit breakfast is served on fine china in a fireside dining room (three courses on weekends and home-baked goods during the week).
  • Sleep soundly in a romantic guest room with a fireplace, a jacuzzi, and a four-poster bed topped with a hand-stitched quilt.
  • The old-fashioned ice-cream parlor next door serves ice cream from a soda fountain installed in 1896.
  • Most famous former resident: Katherine Hepburn, whose legacy is honored at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in town.
  • Within a mile of the hotel: beaches, sightseeing cruises, and waterfront restaurants

Old Saybrook, Connecticut: Idyllic Seafaring Town with All-American Main Street

Situated at the mouth of the Connecticut River, Old Saybrook has had a rich seafaring and fishing tradition for centuries. There's a sandbar at the point where the river enters the Long Island Sound, which has prevented the town from ever developing into a major seaport. In turn, residents enjoy relative seclusion here, and the waterway is rarely crowded.

The town’s most famous resident, Katharine Hepburn, built a sprawling home here with views of the water and the lighthouse. According to locals, Hepburn swam in the Sound nearly every day, well into her 80s—even when the beach was covered in snow.

Old Saybrook is the oldest town on the Connecticut Shoreline, and it has all the trappings of a stately New England town. Sailboats and the occasional yacht fill the harbor, and there's a classic Main Street, lined with hardware stores, antique shops, and old-fashioned confectionaries. There's an old-fashioned sense of community here, too: elderly couples paddle kayaks around the coves, kids stuff their pockets with fudge and penny candy after school, and marching bands serenade families in the Old Saybrook town green. Those looking for a rowdier scene can hit the tables at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casino, both located less than 40 minutes away.

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What You Get

Stay for two in any room

  • Option 1: $85 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday- or Saturday-night stays (up to a $141 value)
  • Option 2: $239 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Monday- to Thursday-night stays (up to a $402 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 2/7/14
Travel by: 3/31/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 12/24–12/25, 12/31/13–1/1/14, 1/20, 2/12, 2/14, 2/17, or 3/17/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to 10% of Groupon price. 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 15% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary candlelit breakfast
  • Period furnishings
  • Gardens with fountains
  • Complimentary port and cookies
  • Massage services upon request

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/7/14 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/14
  • Not valid 12/24-12/25, 12/31/13-1/1/14, 1/20, 2/12, 2/14, 2/17, or 3/17/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to 10% of Groupon price
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in, 10+ to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 15% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $30 per night for each additional guest 10 or older; kids 9 or younger not allowed to stay

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available at no additional charge, subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 54 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL)
  • By car: about 32 miles east of New Haven; about 42 miles south of Hartford

Customer Reviews

Cozy and no kids.
Amy B. · March 23, 2017
Very pleasant relaxing weekend!!
Michelle D. · March 22, 2017
Great location.
Seth M. · March 14, 2014
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