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Captain Grant's, 1754
Bed and Breakfast

Poquetanuck, Connecticut
(Mystic area)


Captain Grant’s, 1754 was built by Captain William Grant in 1754 for his wife Mercy Avery. This home housed three generations of the Grant family.

During the American Revolution, soldiers used the home as a garrison. Its seven foot wide staircase easily moved troops to the third floor.

Captain Grant’s, 1754 is situated in a Connecticut Historic District and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Captain Grant’s has undergone extensive but authentic restoration, with some departures from the original for the comfort and convenience of guests. As part of the restoration, the original post and beam construction was exposed after having been covered up in the 1950’s. The ceiling beams, now cleaned and varnished, are in plain view as are the wide board floors which were also refinished.

A seven foot wide staircase to the second floor was rebuilt, having been cut in two and partially destroyed in the 1880’s. Fortunately, the staircase bannisters and spindles, which were stored in the attic for over a hundred years were recoverable, and were refinishable.

Access to four of the bedrooms is via a seven foot wide staircase adorned with a mural depicting Poquetanuck Cove (c. 1825).

As part of the renovation, a modern bathroom was added to each bedroom with no detraction from the colonial flavor of the home.

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EACH GUEST ROOM features a full private bath, color cable television, air conditioning and complimentary sherry. Rooms may also feature canopy beds, fireplaces, and authentic open-beamed ceilings. In the evening, enjoy a glass of wine "compliments of Captain Grant's". After a wonderful night's sleep, you'll be greeted with a full country breakfast with coffee, tea, juice, meats, muffins, fresh fruit, fancy eggs, pancakes, American fries and a variety of breads. Homemade gourmet jellies and jams (our exclusive recipe) are a special treat. A computer is now available for guest use in our library.

Amenities include:

  • All of our linens are ironed and the sheets are at least 250 to 450 counts per square inch. In the summer each bed is made with two top sheets. In the winter there are two blankets plus the quilt or spread.
  • All bedrooms have a full private bath accessed from the bedroom. The Holly room has a jetted tub.
  • Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, alarm clock and a hair dryer are also included for your use.
  • Two of our bedrooms have wood burning fireplaces and three have gas fireplaces. There is also a double sided fireplace in the dining room and keeping room.
  • Watch your favorite movie, on TV or DVD, in the privacy of your own room. We have a private library of DVDs that we share with guests.
  • Wireless internet access is available in your private bedroom as well as all of the rooms in the home.

The first floor is all common area for the exclusive use of guests and consists of a library, keeping room, dining room, and kitchenette. Guests are permitted to use the kitchenette to make tea or coffee and also offer complementary wine in the refrigerator. The dining room is used to serve hearty candlelit breakfasts each morning.

Breatfast at Captain Grant's

Welcome to the best breakfast in all the region. Even King George the 2nd would have been honored to indulge at the table of Captain Grant’s. The following are some of our typical meals for the four seasons. Remember these are typical but we may serve an alternative just as equally delicious. We serve an all you-can-eat family style breakfast. You may not want to eat lunch. We can produce a different breakfast every day for up to at least two weeks. Just imagine! Let your senses take over.

On Warm Mornings, breakfast is served on the outdoor deck.  
In cold Winter Months a roaring fire is set in the dining room for Breakfast!

Captain Grant's has been widely acknowledged by the media. This is a partial list of media recommendations.

  • HGTV in 2002, "If Walls Could Talk".
  • MSNBC.com in Oct., 2003.
  • One of 10 recommended Inns in "USA Today" in Oct., 2003.
  • "Maxim Magazine" in 2002.
  • "CNN HEADLINE News", 2003.
  • We have been featured numerous times in the American and Canadian press.


  • Room rates are seasonal. (Phone for current rates and cancellation policy)
  • VISA, MC, DISC, AMEX accepted.
  • Captain Grant’s is a non-smoking Inn.
  • Check-in is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Check-out is 11 a.m.
  • Early and late arrivals and departures may be accommodated depending on room demand.
  • A complementary glass of wine is offered each evening.
  • The morning greets you with a full country breakfast.

Come and experience New England...with your lodging experience as enjoyable and memorable as the places you visit.

THE INN is part of a quaint New England village with easy access to all area attractions, including
Foxwoods (world's largest casino), the Mohegan Sun Casino, and the famous Seaport and Aquarium in
the nearby Town of Mystic, Stonington Vineyards, the Coast Guard Academy, and the Naval Submarine
Museum (where you can go aboard the Nautilus). Fly fishing, sea fishing, ice skating, and golf are all
nearby: ocean beaches and Gillette Castle are only half an hour away. Upon arrival at Captain Grant's, you
will be provided with an area map showing these and other nearby attractions. Menus for area restaurants
are also available and the innkeepers will assist in making dinner reservations.


~ Click Here to Take the Virtual Tour of Captain Grants ~

To experience the true charm of New England, spend your next vacation or business trip at Captain Grant's, 1754 and may you return home with the fondest of memories.

Captain Grant's, 1754 is a member of the following associations:
Bed & Breakfasts of the Mystic Coast

Captain Grant's, 1754
Bed and Breakfast

109 Route 2A
Poquetanuck (Mystic area), Connecticut 06365
(860) 887-7589
(800) 982-1772

Fax: (860) 892-9151
Email: stay@captaingrants.com
Homepage: www.captaingrants.com
Innkeepers: Ted & Carol

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