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Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Because I haven’t been doing enough traveling lately, I decided to venture to Connecticut for a weekend away from the city. As much as I love New York, sometimes you just have to be near trees and open spaces again!

I headed to Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, a gorgeous hotel in Old Saybrook.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The inn is elegantly decorated, and offers refined luxury with sweeping water views.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Actually, this wasn’t my first visit. My cousin Marisa celebrated her wedding here several years ago! Here’s a throwback picture of my family in this very room:

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The grounds of the inn are breathtakingly gorgeous.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

My favorite flowers, lilacs, were blooming everywhere, so the air had such a beautiful (non-New York City!) scent.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The main draw of the inn is of course its location. It’s right on the water, nestled where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It even has its own marina, where boaters will dock for a few days or a few weeks.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

In addition to the main inn, there are several villas and guesthouses on the property. We stayed at the newly-renovated Three Stories Guesthouse, and it was gorgeous! I want to live there year round!

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The first floor of the guesthouse is quaintly New England.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

While the basement feels more like an old boys club, and has everything from a mahogany bar and leather couches to a billiards room.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We are both apparently really bad at pool, and ended up playing what I’m sure is the longest pool game on record!

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I also love the roof of the guesthouse. It has a fire pit, and chairs for hanging out and talking.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Our room was named after Ann Petry, the first black woman author to sell over one million books (and a former Old Saybrook resident).

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The room was adorable. Each of the 8 rooms at the Three Stories Guesthouse come with their own private balconies. We were lucky enough to have ours overlook the water.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The bathrooms come with heated floors, which I now want in my NYC apartment!

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And the showers come with three shower heads for a full body spray, so every shower feels like a luxurious spa experience. Now can you see why I want to live here?

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I have three favorite things that I recommend doing while you’re at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. First is of course visiting the SANNO spa. They have everything from massages to body scrubs, facials to nail treatments. I received a massage, and it was heavenly!

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I also recommend relaxing by the pool, which is heated year round.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And finally, you can’t visit Saybrook Point Inn & Spa without eating at Fresh Salt. The restaurant has the freshest seasonal ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, and we loved everything that we tried.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The inside of the restaurant offers a warm atmosphere.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Or you can sit outside and enjoy views of the marina!

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For breakfast, I recommend the the Caffé Latte for you coffee drinkers.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Even though it’s not on the menu, you can ask for a bowl of your favorite fresh fruit.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Eggs Benedict is delicious, and comes with poached eggs, prosciutto and asparagus on an english muffin and covered in hollandaise sauce. I had never had asparagus on eggs benedict before and thought it was a nice twist.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The Lemon Scented Buttermilk Pancakes are also very good, and have a perfect blend of blueberry and lemon flavors.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

We also liked the Daybreak Sandwich, which is two fried eggs, applewood smoked bacon and cabot cheddar cheese served on a brioche roll.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

For dinner, order Fresh Salt’s New England Clam Chowder.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

I also highly recommend the Parmesan Truffle Fries.

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And you MUST try the Connecticut Lobster Roll, with warm lobster dripping in melted butter. It is absolutely to die for!

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa - Connecticut travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It was such a perfect trip!

For more information on Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, click here.

You can find out more about the Three Stories Guesthouse here.

To browse SANNO’s spa service menu, and find information on booking treatments, click here.

And finally, to book a table at Fresh Salt, click here.

Enjoy your weekend away from the city!

~A

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