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325 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USA    
(860) 395-1229
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  2. Formal Candlelit Breakfast...
  3. Picturesque Grounds...
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  5. The Library...
  6. Sunrise Room...
  7. Chimney Room...
  8. English Cottage Room...
  9. Deacon Timothy Pratt...
  10. James Gallery and Soda Fountain...

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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.

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$100 to $220

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea


This property has 7 total guest accommodations, 9 with private bath, 9 with fireplaces, 8 with whirlpools, 3 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite. The types of beds available include Twin and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Vow Renewal
    • Elopement Ceremonies

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.

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas


Inns Of Interest

    • African-American History
    • Lighthouses
    • Literary Figures Asscociated With Inns
    • Train Stations & Renovated Rail Cars
    • National Historic Register
    • Gardens

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.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Connecticut Lodging Association, American Hotel and Motel Association, Main Street Business Association, Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Relax in our picturesque grounds with pretty gardens, a fountain, inviting sitting areas, a two-century-old maple tree with swing and two-person rope hammock. Fall is Fun at Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast, with losts of beautiful fall colors and activities.

The Suite

The spacious boudoir sets a romantic stage with a Queen-sized carved 4 poster rice bed overlooking an original working fireplace, hand-stencilled swags, a handsome boudoir, vanity desk/mirror, and inviting french doors which lead to a sunny sitting room with twin/day bed. Sunny room w/ windows on 3 sides, overlooks gardens and fountain. Spacious private bath with oversized whirlpool tub, cable TV, WIFI, VCR, stereo/CD player, AC. This room is on the 2nd floor of the main building.

Rates: $140 - $220

Type of bed: Queen, Twin

The Library

Spacious and dignified, this period style room boasts lots of historic charm. Dramatic queen four poster bed overlooking an original working fireplace with beautiful woodwork, oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with loveseat/settee, private bath, cable TV, phone/modem line, WIFI, stereo/CD player, AC. This room is on the first floor of the main building.

Rates: $125 - $195

Type of bed: Queen

Sunrise Room

Bright, airy room filled with romance: Queen four poster bed showing off our award-winning handmade quilt, and overlooking an original working fireplace. Writing desk, large private bath with oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with two Queen Anne wing-back recliners, cable TV, desk, AC, stereo/CD player, WIFI, phone/modem line. On the seconnd floor of main building.

Rates: $125 - $195

Type of bed: Queen

Chimney Room

Charming room in relaxing tones of Georgian green, cream, and rose. Featuring queen arched canopy bed overlooking a gas fireplace with decorative mantel, large private bath with oversized whirlpool tub, sitting area with two cozy chairs, cable TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, phone/modem line, central AC. On the second floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.

Rates: $125 - $195

Type of bed: Queen


A snuggle-up hideaway nest with a queen-size half-canopy bed, a fireplace and a Jacuzzi under the exposed beams of a lofty cathedral ceiling. A sunny room with windows on three sides, overlooks gardens and fountain. Cable TV, stereo/CD player, private bath, AC and phone/modem line. This room is located on the second floor of the main building.

Rates: $110 - $190

Type of bed: Queen

English Cottage Room

This striking red & white toile room will charm you with its English cottage theme, queen canopy bed, fireplace with neoclassical decorative mantel, a sitting area with a vaulted ceiling and skylight, sitting area, oversized Jacuzzi tub, private bath, cable TV, VCR, stereo/CD player,WIFI, phone/modem line and central AC. This very charming room is located on the second floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.

Rates: $120 - $200

Type of bed: Queen

The Hideaway

A Grand Room with cathedral ceiling throughout, queen canopy bed, sitting area with loveseat, working fireplace, oversized Jacuzzi tub, private bath with cathedral ceiling and skylight, cable TV, stereo/CD player, phone/modem line and central AC. This magnificent hideaway is located on the second floor of the James Gallery & Soda Fountain Building, just steps from main building.

Rates: $120 - $200

Type of bed: Queen

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two-night mininum on weekends, three-night minimum on holiday weekends; Some Fridays for 1 night ok.

Children Restrictions

10 and over sun - thurs


10% charge. If canceled less than two weeks prior, will be charged for what is not rebooked

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Wineries
    • Lighthouses
    • Waterfront Dining
    • Waterfront Historic Walking Park
    • Waterfront Golf
    • Mini-golf
    • Spas
    • Playhouses
    • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
    • Goodspeed Opera House
    • Chamard Vineyards
    • Charming New England Village
    • Sightseeing Cruises
    • A Short Drive To Foxwoods
    • Mohegan Sun Casinos
    • Clinton & Westbrook Factory Outlet Malls
    • Mystic Seaport
    • Aquarium
    • Gillette Castle State Park

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:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • Ct Freedom Trail; Inn With Most Historical Charm Award By Arrington Publishing 2004

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society
  • 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)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

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

Nearby College/University

Yale, Wesleyan, Mitchell College, US Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Middlesex Community College, Three Rivers Community College, Groton Sub Base

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Monday-Thursday, November-April only.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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When I come to Old Saybrook (for events at The Kate), this is where I make my home. I love everything about it, the rooms, the people who own/work here, the breakfasts, the wonderful welcome feeling I have here. I'm also delighted with the Moroccan food (and ice cream!) right next door!
Nancy Caldwell

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Publicity and Press Reviews

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).