Mystic + The Coast

Hotels in Mystic + The Coast

Escape the city life in New York and Boston at the romantic Copper Beech Inn, set among seven acres of gardens in Essex, CT, just a 1 ½-hour drive northwest of Manhattan.

This 19th-century property is right downtown and has easy parking (a rarity along Mystic’s old winding streets). Request a room in the Hoxie House, one of the inn’s five buildings, which overlooks sailboats gliding past on the Mystic River.

The dignified property has rich burgundy wallpaper and in-room fireplaces that recall a century-old yacht club.