The gilded steeple atop The Westport Inn fits in perfectly along this stretch of coastal New England, where main streets are dotted with churches and clapboard general stores. A thriving arts community livens up Westport's staid colonial roots, and the inn's recent renovations seem to embody the town's personality—abstract paintings hang from the walls amid restorations of original fixtures, including the stone fireplace in the lobby.
At The Westport Inn's Eramosa Restaurant, farm-to-table fare graces uncovered wooden tables for breakfast and dinner. The hearty morning menu lists items such as Farmer's Garden omelets, egg sandwiches topped with thick-cut bacon roasted in pure maple syrup, and organic tea. American comfort fare dominates the evening lineup, with a focus on naturally raised ingredients sourced from local farms for healthy, hormone-free meals.
Rustic wicker chairs and vases filled with twigs lend an earthy quality to the classic rooms. In the bathroom, guests can surround themselves in relaxing, natural scents without bathing in a pile of burning leaves thanks to a stock of all-natural products by UK-based Aromatherapy Associates. Feather bedding adds to the room's old-fashioned feel, though the room also dons modern luxuries such as LCD TVs and iPod docks.
Westport, Connecticut: Coastal Town Steeped in Art and Culture
Once a farm town on the decline, Westport got a fresh start at the turn of the 20th century as it welcomed an influx of writers and artists retreating from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Creative types continue to flood the area, and a metropolitan feel mingles with the quaint, rural atmosphere. The town's seasonal playhouses, performing-arts pavilions, and fine-arts festivals start to draw open their curtains in late spring, and families can take advantage of the winter season by twirling in circles at ice-skating rinks or by group-hugging a snowman before it dies.
What You Get
One-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard king or two-queen room in the Classic Building and a bottle of champagne
$89, valid Sunday–Thursday
$99, valid Friday or Saturday
Onsite Eramosa Restaurant
Complimentary bicycles and maps
Coffee and juice bar
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Must complete travel by 5/24/12
Not valid 2/13-2/14, 3/2-3/3, 3/9-3/10, 3/23-3/24, 3/30-3/31, 4/26-4/28, 5/4-5/5, 5/11-5/12, or 5/18-5/19
For Sun-Thurs option, limit 3/person, 3 more as gifts
For Fri-or-Sat option, limit 2/person, 2 more as gifts
Valid only for option purchased
24hr cancel notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
Must be 21 or older to check in
Valid for a standard king or 2-queen room in the Classic Building
Credit card required at booking
15% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call or email The Westport Inn.
Choose a date before 5/24/12.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
One king- or two queen-size beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 3 (classic king room with added rollaway) or 4 (classic two-queen room)
Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each guest 19 or older; free for guests 18 or younger if using existing bedding
HD LCD TV
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: noon
Rollaways: available for $15 per night
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: up to two dogs or cats with a maximum combined weight of up to 50 pounds accepted for a fee of $50 per pet per stay
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: upgrade to a deluxe king or two-queen room for an extra $30 per night
What It's Worth
One-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard king or two-queen room in the Classic Building
$89, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $149 value)
$99, valid Friday or Saturday (up to a $149 value)
Bottle of champagne ($29 value)
Total value: up to $178
By plane: about 25 miles from Westchester County Airport (HPN)