Bed and Breakfast Boutique Inn 1 block to Beach

Captain Stannard House Country Inn

Reserve Online ~ E'Mail ~ 860-399-4634

Family Thanksgiving & Family Christmas

Autumn in Connecticut

Mary's Itineraries


Family Holiday parties at the Captain Stannard House


Pazzo's Restaurant, Westbrook

In the tradition on Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Pazzo Italiana. Delicioso! Fine Italian Cuisine // Tue-Sun // 5:30-9:30 // (860) 399-4444 We are happy to make reservations for you at the best available table. .


Candlelit Breakfast at the Captain Stannard House

Sit and Read by the Fire

Walk the Beach, one block away



Thanksgiving at the Captain Stannard House

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

The center offers engaging experiences for all ages, from life-size walk-through dioramas that transport visitors into the past, to changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures. Extensive interactive exhibits depict 18,000 years of Native and natural history, while two libraries, including one for children, offer a diverse selection of materials on the histories and cultures of all Native peoples of the United States and Canada. 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket (Very near Foxwoods Casino)



Foxwoods Casino

They say: Until now, a place like MGM Grand at Foxwoods only existed in your dreams. A place where beauty surrounds you, your senses are heightened and there’s no telling what could happen next. There’s something exciting at every turn. We invite you to join us and enter into a world of possibility and adventure. We guarantee it will be an experience like no other.


After Dinner Show
Games of Chance


Candlelit Breakfast at the Captain Stannard House


Waters Edge Resort

Holiday dinners open to all!   

Friday Morning

Candlelit Breakfast at the Captain Stannard House



Clinton Crossing Premium Mall, Clinton CT

Black Friday Shopping
Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlet Centers are home to the nation's leading brand name manufacturers and premium designer labels. Buying directly from the manufacturer ensures the quality of the products, a huge selection of the brand and all at substantial savings off of retail prices each and every day. One mile from the Inn. Discount coupons for you, compliments of Captain Stannard House



Alforno Ristorante & Brick Oven Pizza

1654 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook // (860) 399-4166 Review: A Pizzeria Ristorante that is head and shoulders above most. A large selection of wines, although a good portion of the wine list lacks vintage year information. The food here is VERY good, and we are not talking just Pizza!



Tanger Outlet Shopping in Westbrook CT

More Black friday Shopping
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

70 outlet stores. Find impressive savings at Banana Republic, Barney's New York Outlet, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Dooney & Bourke, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and more. Three miles from the Inn: I95, Exit 63. Discount coupons for you, compliments of Captain Stannard House

Ice Cream


Ice Cream from the Cold stone Creamery Clinton CT

Cold Stone Creamery

If it has anything to do with ice cream, it has everything to do with Cold Stone Creamery. From unique ice cream creations to smoothies, cakes and shakes – nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone.  On your way home, left-hand side. You won't miss it. 7 Glenwood Road, Clinton (Kosher Certified)


Nap at the Captain Stannard House

How about a massage? Ask us for details.



Bills Seafood at the Singing Bridge in Westbrook

Bills Seafood Restaurant

Local mariners' hangout on the Patchogue River at the singing bridge. Close, casual and lively. Live music Thr-Sun // entertainment schedule 548 Boston Post Road, WB // 860-399-7224

Saturday Morning

Candlelit Breakfast at the Captain Stannard House


Are you ready for that massage?
How about a game of pool? Scrabble?



JD Edwards Winery

Jonathan Edwards Winery

The Tasting Room has spectacular views of elegant Connecticut farm country, a stone fireplace, a custom wine bar and a friendly and educated staff. Picnics are always welcome or choose from their a la carte menu of baguettes, locally made cheeses, olives, and dipping oils to accompany a glass of wine. Whether you are a couple on a weekend getaway, or a serious wine connoisseur out to enjoy intricate wines, you are sure to enjoy yourself! Annual Harvest Fest - 12 to 6 P.M. October 4th & 5th [This is not Columbus Day Weekend] Their biggest party of the year celebrating the grape harvest. 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington CT 06359 860-535-0202 Open Wed-Sun 11 AM to 5 PM.* Wine tour given at 3 PM. Closed major holidays. *Due to private events on Saturdays, May - Oct tasting's stop 30 minutes prior to closing.



Horse Drawn Carriage or Sleigh Ride

Allegra Farm is the largest authentic "livery stable," in Connecticut, catering the unique experience of a bygone era with the restoration of vintage horse drawn carriages. It is home to the Horse Drawn Carriage and Sleigh Museum of New England. From the carriages to the horses, proper attire to proper etiquette, the meticulous eye for historical detail will carry you away to the Victorian Age. They offer scenic romantic carriage rides around Lake Hayward and their antique sleighs offer an invigorating ride through the New England snow. If learning how to drive your own carriage is what you desire, they provide lessons as well. East Haddam // John Allegra // (860) 680-5149 and (860) 537-8861





Gabrielles Restaurant in Centerbrook

Gabrielles Restaurant

The path through the cottage garden leads to an eat-in bar where you can enjoy your favorite drink or have dinner while the gleam of polished wood warms the easy and informal setting. From below a romantic balcony the main entrance opens to well-napped tables spaced for privacy. Live Jazz Sunday brunch. Show your ticket stub and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner or lunch. 78 Main Street, Centerbrook CT 860-767-2440



GoodSpeed Theatre


"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum // Sep 25 - Nov 29. Jim Henson's 'Emmet Otter" // Dec 5 - Jan 3 at the Goodspeed Opera House. Goodspeed has achieved international acclaim as the home of musical theatre. Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre and the development of new works to add to the repertoire, Goodspeed pioneered the practice of rethinking, restoring and revitalizing America´s musical theatre heritage. // (860) 873-8668 // East Haddam


Candlelit Breakfast at the Captain Stannard House


Relax with the Sunday Paper or
Get an early start home

138 South Main Street, Westbrook, CT 06498
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