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Dining & Lodging



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Gelston House*
8 Main Street, East Haddam - Located next door to The Goodspeed | 860.873.1411

This fine American bistro features a unique combination of steak, fresh seafood and pasta; a special Prix Fixe selection for theatergoers and a late night menu after 9 p.m. The remodeled restaurant features a distinctive aesthetic that combines modern décor with period pieces making for a unique, eclectic styling.

Brushmill By The Waterfall
129 W. Main Street, Chester | 860.526.9898

Great food in a relaxing atmosphere in a charming 1900s building overlooking a waterfall.

Caffé Marche
2 Pennywise Lane, Old Saybrook | 860-581-3878

Authentically Italian! Located in the James Pharmacy Bed & Breakfast and Gelateria, we serve the simple recipes and fresh flavors of the Marche region. Palate-pleasers like handmade pasta and gelato (made fresh daily!) are always on the menu, and daily specials keep travelers and locals coming back for more. Join us for breakfast or lunch. BYOB.

Griswold Inn*
36 Main Street, Essex | 860.767.1776

A 1776 landmark located in the historic seaport village of Essex – a 15-minute scenic drive from Goodspeed. Acclaimed dining, award-winning Tap Room, stunning Wine Bar, charming accommodations, live entertainment nightly, and a renowned maritime art collection are just a few of the things for which this Connecticut icon is noted. Serving dinner nightly, lunch six days, Hunt Breakfast on Sundays from 11am to 1pm, Tavern Fare 2:30 to 8 pm daily. Reservations recommended.

32 Main Street, East Haddam | 860.615.6112

A unique, tasty place to meet up with friends and take-in the arts. Featuring Locally Roasted Organic Coffee, made-to-order wraps, daily homemade soups and quiches and gourmet desserts - that go FAST! Great for all ages. Keep up-to-date with the many events from daytime artist gatherings to evenings of live music.

Hillside Sweet Shoppe
2 Norwich Road, East Haddam | 860.970.5382

A full-service ice cream, candy, balloon, party & toy shop! An easy walk from The Goodspeed, with outdoor seating. Stop in for the creamiest ice cream available anywhere, a huge candy selection, and the friendliest service!

The Ivory Restaurant & Pub*
1 Kirtland Street, Deep River | 860.526.2528

Come for our excellent selection of beer, wine and spirits and the finest steaks and burgers, wings and ribs, pizza and pasta, or chicken and seafood. Whether you're here for the big game, to listen to live music, or for a business luncheon, a special event or just a cozy dinner by the fireplace, you're at home with us at The Ivory.

9 Main Street, East Haddam | 860.873.8999

An Italian family restaurant with patio views of The Goodspeed and Connecticut River, and cozy dining rooms boasting Italian murals, fireplaces and a "Goomba" table. La Vita has truly come to reflect the passion, loyalty and love of its owner and chef, Lorenzo Cacace, his family and friends.

OTTO Pizza
69 Main Street, Chester | 860.526.9445

A family-style pizzeria with a simple menue of wood-fired oven pizza, fresh salads and a fabulous selection of beer and wine.

On The Rocks at Fox Hopyard*
1 Hopyard Road, East Haddam | 860.434.6644

Perched atop a beautiful rock ledge with pristine views of their award-winning golf course, On The Rocks offers the best American fusion with a great balance of traditional and contemporary cuisine.

124 Westbrook Rd, Essex | 860.662.4032
Our restaurant, bar and banquet facility brings together authentic tavern cuisine in a modern rustic ambiance.

Two Wrasslin' Cats
374 Town Street, East Haddam | 860.891.8446

Offering all types of coffee house beverages, smoothies, cold or panini-grilled sandwiches and wraps, fresh-made salads, fresh-baked pastries, and a variety of breakfast sandwiches. Open 6am-2pm.


The Bevin House
26 Barton Hill Rd, East Hampton | 860.310.4913

A French-style Victorian mansion built in 1872, with five luxurious guest rooms, each with individual climate-control, cable tv, a mini fridge, and complimentary beverages.  Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home and enjoy the common areas on the main floor, which include a library, music room, formal parlor, and dining room.  The property is fenced in for privacy and contains spacious grounds, an ornate marble fountain, and the original barn.  Just 16 minutes from The Goodspeed.

Bishopsgate Inn
Goodspeed Landing, East Haddam | 860.873.1677

This exceptional 1818 Colonial home welcomes guests. “Exceptional accommodations...fabulous food.” The Goodspeed is within walking distance as well as many other wonderful opportunities nearby.

8 Norwich Road, East Haddam

Elegant 1860 mansion offering luxurious accommodations and gracious hospitality steps from Goodspeed Musicals and restaurants.

- TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence 5 years in a row!

106 South Main Street, Westbrook

Stunning 1840 Greek Revival boutique inn located on a quiet New England road within walking distance to beaches and town. Famous for its luxurious setting, elegant accommodations, and ultimate privacy. Enjoy a full breakfast daily, Saturday night wine & cheese hour, and more! Book online, 15 minutes from Goodspeed.

138 Leesville Road, Moodus

Our family-owned, family-operated resort since the 1920s is dedicated to entertaining you, our guests, with a perfect blend of genuine family hospitality and a "fun, quaint and cozy" atmosphere that distinguishes us from the rest. Cave Hill is located high amid the rolling hills of the magnificent Connecticut River Valley. Here in summer’s splendor, you can enjoy Cave Hill’s acres and acres of natural beauty with its spacious lawns and many shade trees.

10 Firetower Road, Killingworth | 860.452.4147
This wilderness lodge is nestled on 24 acres in the heart of Chatfield Hollow, just minutes from Goodspeed, Mystic Seaport,Mohegan Sun, and Foxwoods Casino. Explore local art and history at one of the many quaint local New England villages. Year-round outdoor adventure: area parks, Long Island Sound and Connecticut River cruises, apple picking, or downhill skiing.

325 Main Street, Old Saybrook | 860-395-1229

A quintessential New England experience! Built in 1746, this Colonial inn allows guests to step back in time, with all the comforts of today. With wide-planked floorboards, a 3-course candlelit breakfast and a fireplace in every room, you’ll feel transported to another era, but with flat-panel TVs, whirlpool tubs and wifi. Join us for a romantic getaway!

89 North Moodus Road, Moodus

Located on 22.5 acres our spacious campsites and charming cottages all offer a grand view of the Connecticut countryside. It is our goal to provide a great camping experience at an affordable price. We strive to assure that our accommodations are clean, attractive, and will meet your needs, and an atmosphere where you can relax and have fun. Cozy Cottages that sleep 4 or 5.

36 Main Street, Essex

A 1776 landmark located in the historic seaport village of Essex – a 15-minute scenic drive from Goodspeed. Acclaimed Dining, Award-Winning Tap Room, Stunning Wine Bar, Charming Accommodations, Live Entertainment Nightly, and a renowned maritime art collection are just a few of the things for which this Connecticut icon is noted. Serving dinner nightly, lunch six days, Hunt Breakfast on Sundays from 10 - 2:00, Tavern Fare 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. daily. Reservations Recommended.

James Pharmacy Bed & Breakfast and Gelateria

2 Pennywise Lane, Old Saybrook | 860-395-1229

Traditional with a twist! A community cornerstone – a general store in 1790, the town’s first pharmacy in 1877, and later a soda fountain. Now, this historic building has been lovingly repurposed into an elegant B&B. Three guest rooms feature four-poster beds with luxurious details like Italian linens and a gas fireplace in every room.

988 Saybrook Rd, Haddam

A restored eighteenth century home located in historic Middlesex County on five acres on a bluff above the Connecticut River.

100 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook

Located off U.S. Highway 1, our Old Saybrook hotel offers easy access to a variety of attractions, including Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut River Museum, and Goodspeed Musicals. Goodspeed ticketholders save 15%: click here

209 Main Street, Deep River

Step back in time amid an enchanting collection of country antiques. In addition to 8 uniquely delightful guest rooms, Riverwind Inn has numerous common rooms affording space for mingling and privacy.

156 Sterling City Road, Lyme | 860-598-0059

Wellness grows here! Part of the area’s beloved working dairy farm – Tiffany Farm – with roots that date back to 1708. This one-of-a-kind cottage, tucked away on the scenic back-roads of Lyme, has been re-designed for overstressed professionals, happy travelers, and brides seeking the perfect venue. A fieldstone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, luxurious bedding and a deep soaking tub await! 

Westbrook Inn
976 Boston Post Road, Westbrook

Walk to the beach from this magnificently restored 1876 Victorian inn! Antique appointed accommodations with fine attention to detail featuring nine rooms plus a two bedroom cottage. Ideal for special events, meetings, or just a relaxing getaway to see a show at Goodspeed! Online reservations.

Witch Meadow Lake Family Campground
139 Witch Meadow Road, Salem

Your complete lakeside vacation resort in scenic Southeastern Connecticut. Our 140 acres of mostly wooded parkland offer an incredible variety of amenities and recreational opportunities, including a 14 acre freshwater lake for swimming, boating and fishing.

Wolf's Den Family Campground
256 Town Street, East Haddam

Located on 35 scenic acres in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. We cater to all ages and lifestyles and welcome tent & popup campers, full time travelers, seasonals, and weekenders alike.

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