luxurious four diamond inn and spa on the long island sound and connecticut river. Full service spa and four diamond restaurant specializing in regional american cuisine. Spacious and beautifully appointed guestrooms many with sweeping water views. Indoor and outdoor heated pools and spa. Fitness classes daily plus 125 slip marina on site. Close to casinos outlet shopping antiquing theater and much more. Wonderful spot to enjoy classic new england.
Something special happened in Connecticut during the early 20th century: artists began flocking to Miss Florence’s boardinghouse, creating a home for American impressionism in the village of Old Lyme. Today, visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum can explore the same house and grounds, learning about Connecticut's crucial role in American art while dreaming up masterpieces of their own.
Size: an 11-acre museum campus with indoor art galleries, gardens, and historic buildings
A National Historic Landmark, the Florence Griswold House once served as a boarding house to more than 200 American artists
The Art: changing exhibitions of American art featured in the Krieble Gallery
Eye Catcher: a landscape historian and volunteers have recreated Miss Florence's old-fashioned garden, which was the subject of many paintings
Hands-On Activities: young guests can try "Can You Find Me?" cards to search for key paintings, as well as a scavenger hunt list of objects to look for inside the Florence Griswold House
Don't Miss: Enter the dining room where famous guests such as Childe Hassam dined and left beautiful paintings right on the walls and door panels
Pro Tips: well-behaved dogs are allowed outside, and artists can bring along their tools to paint the scenery
Special Programs: art lectures, crafting events, seasonal festivals, and signature Make-a-Painting Sunday events
East End Seaport Museum specializes in local history and maritime mysteries. One mystery that has long plagued locals is how the restored local lighthouse earned the nickname "Bug Light." In a room dedicated to the landmark, the museum has the answer: originally built in 1870, the lighthouse rests on screw piles; when the tide was out, it looked like a giant water bug. Case closed. Here are some other revelations the museum has in store:
Size: Four permanent history exhibits, flanked by a host of experiential extras.
Eye Catcher: the 750-gallon saltwater aquarium, alive with local sea creatures. Fish are a part of maritime history, too, and not just because they carry all of our boats on their backs.
Permanent Exhibits: the blacksmith shop. Inside the rustic, shack-like building—a replica of an 1870s one—weekend visitors find a real blacksmith at work on a real forge. Sparks literally fly.
Don't Miss: the narrated lighthouse cruises of the area, which has a higher density of lighthouses than anywhere else in the US. It gets
visitors out on the water, amidst brisk sea breezes even the best museum's air conditioning can't re-create.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a full service boatyard offering some of the finest slips and moorings on the Connecticut River. We are located in the beautiful Hamburg Cove and are now offering Kayak and SUP rentals! Explore the cove for a few hours or up to a full day!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We want to get as many people out on the water as possible in order to share the beauty and uniqueness of Hamburg Cove.
What do you love most about your job?
Making sure our customers are happy and having a good time!
Stay and Play was designed specifically so that kids could use their outdoor voices indoors. The indoor playground encourages hoots and hollers with twisting slides, climbing walls, and a rope bridge—all built with kids 6 and under in mind. There's even an area just for babies, with soft play surfaces they can pound to let out their frustrations at not being able to talk. Meanwhile, kids 7–12 escape to the game room, where they engage in games of foosball and air hockey. Parents can keep a watchful eye on their brood from any of the cozy couches scattered throughout the open-plan facility. The snack bar's menu has options for all ages, from healthy snacks for kids to fair-trade coffee for grownups.
Take a trip to Port of Egypt Marine in Southold and make your next meal a good one.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Port of Egypt Marine offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Get online gratis thanks to Port of Egypt Marine's complimentary wifi.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Port of Egypt Marine.
Port of Egypt Marine is a bit of a splurge at around $50 to $75 for a meal.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.