Mystic Seaport Blog – Stonecroft Country Inn https://www.stonecroft.com A Mystic Bed & Breakfast Inn Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:47:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 4 of the Best Places for Horseback Riding in CT https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/horseback-riding-in-ct/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/horseback-riding-in-ct/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:13 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=1274 Horses are truly magnificent creatures!  People are drawn to them due to their beauty and graceful movement.  While horses are incredibly lovable, they also need to be treated with the utmost respect and caution; this is why many stables offer lessons and programs to help the community learn the basics of riding horses and how […]

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Woman Enjoying Horseback Riding in CT

Horses are truly magnificent creatures!  People are drawn to them due to their beauty and graceful movement.  While horses are incredibly lovable, they also need to be treated with the utmost respect and caution; this is why many stables offer lessons and programs to help the community learn the basics of riding horses and how to care for them.  Whether you’re looking for instruction or you just want to take a ride, check out the many places to go horseback riding in CT!  There are numerous barns and stables in this scenic area that can provide you with the experience you need.  Choose which one you want to visit first and book your ride or lesson today!

When you’re looking for the best ways to enjoy your Connecticut getaway, be sure to download the free Vacation Guide from Stonecroft Country Inn. It’s full of fantastic ideas sure to make your visit an unforgettable one!

Where to Go Horseback Riding in CT

  1. Laurel Ledge Farm in Oakdale, CT

This beautiful farm contains over 100 acres of gorgeous Connecticut scenery, making it one of the best places for horseback trail riding in CT for the public!  Laurel Ledge Farms provides lessons for all ages (including adults), natural boarding for horses, and even “Horse Fix,” the opportunity to simply spend time with horses to improve one’s communication with them.  With the vibrant countryside and colorful vegetation surrounding the farm, these facilities are a great place for weddings, parties, or other formal events.  

  1. Standing Stones Farm in Ledyard, CT

Just minutes away from the amazing waterfront town of Mystic, CT, Standing Stones Farm specializes in giving horses the finest training and housing possible.  These horses have over 72 acres of wooded, Connecticut terrain to explore; this area includes trails, a pond, and even unique sculptures that a member of the staff created himself.  Lessons are held here in the form of 1-day and 2-day clinics, taught by expert trainers.  

  1. Bit by Bit Stable in Uncasville, CT

Learn how to ride a horse, either privately or with a group, at the Bit by Bit Stable in Uncasville!  These are some of the most comprehensive horseback riding lessons in CT; they include all different types of riding as well as other important basics.  This stable hosts fun parties and their horses also participate in many events around town, like parades and shows.

  1. Queensway Farm in East Lyme, CT

If you’ve dreamed of one day competing with your horse in a show, Queensway Farm is a great place to learn!  This place offers lessons for interested riders of all ages and skill levels.  Their facilities include an indoor arena, outdoor sand ring, and plenty of boarding.  

Come Stay with Us at Stonecroft Country Inn!

Make sure to stay in the best lodging during your getaway to Connecticut!  Stonecroft Country Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast tucked away in the heart of Mystic, CT.  With our comfortable rooms, fantastic amenities, delicious breakfast, you’ll love the peaceful environment that our inn provides.  Explore the many attractions of the surrounding area or simply spend time relaxing in our luxurious dining room.  Don’t miss your chance for the vacation of a lifetime; check our availability and book your stay today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Mystic, CT, make sure to download our free Vacation Guide today!

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5 of the Best Places for Shopping in Mystic CT https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/shopping-in-mystic-ct/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/shopping-in-mystic-ct/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:43:23 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=1178 No matter what time of the year it is, New England is a wonderful vacation destination. Whether you’re looking for a romantic trip with your special someone or a fun place to entertain your kids, you’ll find the perfect activities in this gorgeous region. One of the best places in New England to take a […]

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No matter what time of the year it is, New England is a wonderful vacation destination. Whether you’re looking for a romantic trip with your special someone or a fun place to entertain your kids, you’ll find the perfect activities in this gorgeous region. One of the best places in New England to take a getaway is the charming waterfront town of Mystic, CT. Known for its numerous amazing places to eat and its fascinating museums, Mystic also includes countless places to go shopping. If you want to find the best souvenir while you’re staying in this incredible town, check out these great spots to go shopping in Mystic, CT.

Plan your vacation to Mystic and don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best ideas for things to do while you’re here. At Stonecroft Country Inn want you to have an incredible time while you’re here!

Top 5 Places for Shopping in Mystic CT

  1. Olde Mistick Village

Discover an authentic Connecticut souvenir at the Olde Mistick Village in Mystic, CT! Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Village contains a myriad of old-fashioned and unique shops. Designed to resemble a 1720s New England village, this area includes a performing arts center and movie theater in addition to its many stores.  

  1. Historic Downtown Mystic

Downtown Mystic, CT, shopping is always a treat! With over 50 specialty shops, this area is comprised of many local, independent businesses. Browse through this picturesque part of town to shop for toys, books, crafts, clothes, and much more!  

  1. Crystal Mall

Find all your favorite name brands at Crystal Mall in Waterford! One of the largest malls near Mystic, CT, this two-level establishment contains over 125 different stores in a clean and comfortable environment. Grab some new items for your wardrobe or the some of the latest gadgets; you can find just about anything here.  

  1. Stonington Borough

No matter what you’re searching for, you’re bound to find it in Stonington Borough! This area contains shops for arts, antiques, jewelry, gifts, clothing, and more. A charming village located on a mile-long peninsula just a few minutes away from Mystic, historic Stonington provides the ideal environment for an afternoon of shopping.

  1. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods

One of the many amazing features of the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT, is the Tanger Outlets inside! You could spend hours inside this expansive shopping center; they have all the best brands of apparel, footwear, and jewelry, and accessories.  

Come Stay with Us at Stonecroft Country Inn!

Now that you know a few of the best spots for shopping in Mystic CT, you’re ready to hit the town in search of that perfect souvenir! Make your visit truly unforgettable by staying in the best possible lodging while you’re here. Stonecroft Country Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast in Mystic CT, and it’s located adjacent to numerous beloved and popular attractions. Whether you choose to explore the surrounding area or relax in our comfortable rooms, you’re bound to have a wonderful time! So, don’t wait another minute. Check our availability and book your stay today!

For more things to do in Mystic, CT, download our free Vacation Guide!

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Get Spooky With These Fun Ghost Tours in Mystic CT https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/ghost-tours-in-mystic-ct/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/ghost-tours-in-mystic-ct/#respond Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:33:01 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=2054 New England is rich with important national history, and with that history comes a gamut of stories, some paranormal. From jilted lovers to important historical figures to tragedies, the conditions are right for ghost tours in Mystic CT. Luckily for your spooky side, these tours take you through some of the most paranormally active parts […]

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New England is rich with important national history, and with that history comes a gamut of stories, some paranormal. From jilted lovers to important historical figures to tragedies, the conditions are right for ghost tours in Mystic CT. Luckily for your spooky side, these tours take you through some of the most paranormally active parts of the Stonington-Mystic area. So, if you’re a fan of the supernatural, you should take one of these spooky-fun ghost tours in Mystic CT.

Planning a vacation to the area? Here at Stonecroft Country Inn, we want you to have the very best visit possible. That’s why we’ve put together a free Vacation Guide just to help you craft a special and memorable time here. You’re going to love it!

Ghost Tours in Mystic CT

When you come to Mystic, it’s apparent that the area is more than just a historical place. Seaside Shadows, a haunted history tour company, believes that, as well. They offer spooky, historically informative, and memorable tours that are safe and fun. The touring company, founded by Courtney McInvale Reardon, offers three great tours to pique your spiritual side and investigate encounters and paranormal hot spots. Stay close to your guide and, chances are, you’ll catch a glimpse of Mystic’s storied past. Here are the tours they offer.

Mystic Downtown Tours

Meet at the Mystic River Park where you’ll find the Seaside Shadows sign telling you you’re in the right place. Follow the sidewalk on Cottrell Street near the Mystic Drawbridge on the Stonington side of the river. Your guide will take you from the sidewalk in front of the park to some of the most haunted parts of downtown Mystic.

Mystic Moonlit Graveyard Tours

Whitehall Burial Ground has shown repeated paranormal activity, so Seaside Shadows features this as one of their ghost tours in Mystic CT. Just off Route 27 from Exit 90 from I-95, the burial ground is just past the True Value store. The guide will greet you at the gate. From here, you’ll explore the gravesites of certain known active spirits.

New London Moonlit Graveyard Tours

Located at Ye Towne’s Antientist Burial Ground in New London, CT, you’ll find a creepy countenance in this graveyard. You’ll find headstones from the early 18th Century here and incredible stories that may haunt you! The willow tree in the graveyard will spook you all by itself!

Plan Your Ghostly Getaway to Mystic

When you escape to Mystic for your ghoulish getaway, you’ll find not just spooky paranormal activity, but comfortable quarters for you to rest your head. At Stonecroft Country Inn, you’ll enjoy a historic residence, delicious breakfast, beautiful grounds, and comfortable, spacious rooms. Pair those with one of the aforementioned ghost tours in Mystic CT or any of the great things to do in our free Vacation Guide! You’re going to love staying here. So, browse our available rooms and contact us today to book your ghostly Connecticut getaway!

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6 of the Best Beaches Near Mystic CT https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/beaches-near-mystic-ct/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/06/beaches-near-mystic-ct/#respond Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:19:02 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=628 When visiting coastal Connecticut, you’ll find that many of the area’s popular destinations are incredibly accessible. During the warmer months of the year, the beaches near Mystic CT are some of the best places to explore and relax. This stretch of New England coastline just north of the Long Island Sound is both gorgeous and littered […]

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When visiting coastal Connecticut, you’ll find that many of the area’s popular destinations are incredibly accessible. During the warmer months of the year, the beaches near Mystic CT are some of the best places to explore and relax. This stretch of New England coastline just north of the Long Island Sound is both gorgeous and littered with wonderful historical sites to enjoy.

Have you downloaded our free Vacation Guide? Here at Stonecroft Country Inn, we want you to have the very best Connecticut vacation. When you use our guide, you’ll have the key to a wonderful getaway right here by the sea.

The Best Beaches Near Mystic CT

  1. Ocean Beach Park
    This 50-acre park along the Atlantic ocean is more than just a beach to hang out on the sand, but a town park full of attractions for many different interests. The Ocean Beach Park has a half-mile long boardwalk, an Olympic sized swimming pool, lockers and a changing area, miniature golf, an arcade, plenty of food options, a carousel and a playground. There are wonderful things to do here that will easily keep you busy throughout the day.
  2. Misquamicut State Beach
    This more remote beach has a modern pavilion, which includes a bathhouse, concession stand, and a lifeguard lookout for the half-mile stretch of sand before it. Misquamicut is a great place for a relaxing time at the beach.
  3. Napatree Point
    Little Narragansett Bay is separated from the ocean by Half-mile Beach, which ends at Napatree Point, a favorite spot for hikers and bird watchers as well as beachgoers.
  4. Williams Beach Park
    This beautiful Mystic park is scattered with multiple beaches and swimming holes where you can enjoy boating and cruises, as well as fishing charters. A golf course and tennis courts are available, as well as many hiking and walking trails from which you can explore the parks, forests, and gardens.
  5. Waterford Beach Park
    This is a unique unmodified natural beach with beautiful views of the Long Island Sound and its glorious tidal marshes and sand dunes. A quarter-mile of beach is set beside a number of municipal tennis courts popular among the area’s sporty types.
  6. Eastern Point Beach
    This is a great place to hang out with the family at the mouth of the Thames River. With showers, picnic tables, a concession stand and a playground. The shallow waters along the beach, as well as the lifeguard areas that make it a safe place to let the kids splash around and enjoy the refreshing sea.

Find Even More of the Best Connecticut Beaches

There’s no question Connecticut has some pretty spectacular beaches. Head to Madison, CT, to enjoy Hammonasset Beach State Park, or continue down the coast towards New York City to see Calf Pasture Beach, Little Captain’s Island, Greenwich Point Park, and other beautiful beaches near Greenwich, CT.

Visiting the beaches near Mystic CT is a must when you visit the area no matter what time of year it is. Whether you’re looking for coastal activities, a place to relax on the sand, or a place for a morning walk on the water, you’ll find it here. This beautiful stretch of eastern Connecticut beaches is not a place you want to miss and is surrounded by other great activities. If you’re looking for other fun things to do in Mystic CT, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide for the area.

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5 of the Best Connecticut State Parks near Mystic https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/05/connecticut-state-parks/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/05/connecticut-state-parks/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 12:56:06 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=1373 Have you been craving a getaway to the great outdoors? Escape to the natural wonder of Connecticut state parks! This beautiful New England state contains many magnificent parks that are bound to provide you with days of discovery and excitement; the ones near Mystic, Connecticut are particularly great. Check out five of the best Connecticut […]

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Connecticut State Parks

Have you been craving a getaway to the great outdoors? Escape to the natural wonder of Connecticut state parks! This beautiful New England state contains many magnificent parks that are bound to provide you with days of discovery and excitement; the ones near Mystic, Connecticut are particularly great. Check out five of the best Connecticut state parks and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey!

Whether you love spending time in the great outdoors or prefer a more indoor approach to vacation, there’s no denying Connecticut is full of fantastic things to do. So, to make your vacation planning process easier, we at Stonecroft Country Inn offer a free Vacation Guide with our recommendations for ways to spend your time. You’re going to love it!

5 Amazing Connecticut State Parks

  1. Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT

Surrounded by the picturesque Long Island Sound, Bluff Point State Park is truly a Connecticut Treasure. This spectacular spot offers mountain biking, hiking, and fishing, as well as a sandy beach that stretches for nearly a mile. Wildlife is abundant here, so keep your eyes peeled for majestic birds and other creatures!  

  1. Haley Farm State Park in Groton, CT

This historic park, which connects to Bluff Point, contains the remains of a dairy farm that was owned by Connecticut’s first governor; it dates all the way back to the 1600s! Today, the Haley Farm State Park provides the community with scenic areas for walking and biking; you can even bring your favorite furry friend along to join you on a jog!

  1. Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme, CT

Soak up the sun at this relaxing paradise in Connecticut!  Spend time on the beach, go on a journey through the salt marsh, or treat yourself to a picnic.  With a multitude of trails winding throughout the wooded areas beyond the banks of the Long Island Sound and numerous forms of wildlife to observe, the Rocky Neck State Park will provide plenty of things to do.  

  1. Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, CT

The largest forest in the entire state, this attraction encompasses 24,000 acres and five different towns. An expedition through the Pachaug State Forest will reveal ancient dams and mill sites as well as countless trickling brooks and streams.  This area used to be inhabited by different Indian tribes: the Pequot, the Narragansett, and the Mohegan tribes. Today, it’s one of the best Connecticut state parks for camping; you can also hunt in this forest as well.   

  1. Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT

This particular park contains many gorgeous features, including rushing waters and sparkling waterfalls. The Devil’s Hopyard State Park is a beloved spot in Connecticut due to its abundance of picnic areas, camping sites, and opportunities for hiking, biking, and birding. The stunning scenery and fascinating history of this park will amaze you!

Come Stay with Us at Stonecroft Country Inn!

Make the most of your adventure to Connecticut by staying in the best accommodations possible!  Stonecroft Country Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast in Mystic, CT, that provides total comfort and relaxation through our deluxe rooms and friendly service.  Explore the surrounding attractions of Mystic or simply unwind in the cozy environment of our charming inn.  Check our availability online right now to start planning your dream vacation to Connecticut!

To learn more about the many things to do in Mystic, CT, download our free Vacation Guide today!

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Where are the Best Places for Kayaking in CT? https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/05/kayaking-in-ct/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/05/kayaking-in-ct/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 19:41:09 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=2028 Are you ready for an adventure? When you come to Connecticut for vacation, you can take advantage of the great outdoors in a kayak! Kayaking in CT is quite a treat with a good mix of river paddling and ocean kayaking. Plus, there are plenty of great places to launch, too. Here we’ll discover the […]

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Kayaking in CT

Are you ready for an adventure? When you come to Connecticut for vacation, you can take advantage of the great outdoors in a kayak! Kayaking in CT is quite a treat with a good mix of river paddling and ocean kayaking. Plus, there are plenty of great places to launch, too. Here we’ll discover the best places for kayaking in CT. With this information in hand, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on where you should rent a kayak. Read on to learn more.

There’s plenty of great things to do here in Connecticut when you visit! For the best ideas and recommendations, be sure to download the free Vacation Guide from Stonecroft Country Inn. We want you to have the very best visit to Connecticut. So, you can trust our expertise!

The Best Spots for Kayaking in CT

Indian River Marina

At the Indian River Marina in Clinton, CT, you can rent stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and fishing kayaks, plus tandem kayaks and canoes. They carry brands like Perception, Wilderness, and Mad River. Take a kayak out on the Indian River!

Single Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks and SUP’s Tandem (2 person) Kayaks,

Canoes

2 hours $30 $45
Half Day (4 hours) $45 $65
Full Day (8 hours) $70 $90
Weekly (includes local delivery)    $300 $375

Paddle Mystic – Mystic River Adventure Co.

A little closer to Mystic, Mystic River Adventure Co. offers rentals on everything from kayaks to fat tire bikes. It’s a guaranteed good time!

Per Hour Add’l Hour Half Day Full Day 3 Days Week
Paddle Board $30 $15 $50 $100 $150 $300
Single Kayak $25 $15 $50 $100 $150 $300
Tandem Kayak $40 $15 $60 $120 $150 $300
Beach Cruiser $15 $10 $25 $35 $75 $100
Fat Tire Bike $25 $25 $50 $100 $150 $300


Three Belles Outfitters

Three Belles Outfitters is a great place to find virtually anything related to water sports. You can rent a kayak or paddleboard, too. Located on the Niantic River, you’ll have an incredible experience kayaking the river. Imagine paddling down the river peacefully in the morning as the water gently laps up next to your kayak. It’s a sublime experience Three Belles can give you!

Kayak Rental

2 Hours

$45

A Connecticut Kayaking Adventure Awaits You

Now that you have three great recommendations for kayaking in CT, you can make your plans for adventure while you’re here. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a novice to the sport, kayaking in CT is a rewarding experience you should consider during your visit. In addition to kayaking, there are plenty of other great things to do here. You can learn about them and much more in our free Vacation Guide. Here at Stonecroft Country Inn, we want you to have the very best Connecticut vacation experience. So, browse our available rooms and see for yourself how great a vacation here can be. We are eager to accommodate you, so contact us today to book your stay!

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Why Day Trips to Mystic, CT from NYC are the Best https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/05/day-trips-to-mystic-ct-from-nyc/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/05/day-trips-to-mystic-ct-from-nyc/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 19:29:26 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=2016 Has the city got you down? Day trips to Mystic, CT from NYC are a great way to escape and catch a break from it all. Here in Connecticut, there’s space to spread out, cozy towns to get lost in, and fresh air to breathe. So, shouldn’t you think about making the short drive up? […]

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Has the city got you down? Day trips to Mystic, CT from NYC are a great way to escape and catch a break from it all. Here in Connecticut, there’s space to spread out, cozy towns to get lost in, and fresh air to breathe. So, shouldn’t you think about making the short drive up? We think you’ll love it here. So, here’s why day trips to Mystic, CT from NYC are the best choice to escape the grind of the city.

Day trips to Mystic, CT from NYC are great ways to escape to fresh air and space. There’s a lot to do here in Mystic, so download the free Vacation Guide from Stonecroft Country Inn, Mystic’s premier inn fully equipped to ensure you have the best getaway possible.

Things to Do On Day Trips to Mystic, CT from NYC

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the place to go if you’re interested in maritime history and how coastal people groups have been living on the water throughout the centuries. The museum is full of interesting artifacts and stories you don’t want to skip!

Nature’s Art Village

This wonderful family destination is appealing for more than just families with children. Come, explore the Village shops including an antiques marketplace, as well as the Gateway Museum. The Dinosaur Place, which is 60 acres of amusement including of life-sized dinosaur figures, New England’s largest splash pad, and the DINO maze are other not-to-miss attractions for kids.

Mystic Aquarium

The Mystic Aquarium is one of the most celebrated aquariums on the Eastern Seaboard. Plus, it is one of the best rainy day activities, too. From the 4-D theater to the beluga whales, you won’t be disappointed by this awe-inspiring place.

Sail Away Argia

Enjoy a half day or sunset cruise aboard the 81-foot schooner, Argia for an experience that is not only historical and beautiful. Trips head out to sea until mid-October so book your cruise now!

Florence Griswold Museum

Located close by in Old Lyme, CT, the Florence Griswold Museum celebrates the state’s Griswold boarding house, a famous 20th-Century artist colony, in fostering unique American art. With a variety of exhibits and educational events, this is a wonderful pastime for art lovers.

Pequot Museum

This beautiful museum celebrates the culture and history of the region’s Native peoples through award-winning interactive and multimedia exhibits. Come, check out the Pequot Museum to grasp the important role the native peoples played in the history of the area.

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Come, ride this historic railway and learn about antique mechanics and all their glorious simplicity. This railroad has existed since 1868, and it is as beautiful today as it was back then.

Plan Your Getaway to Mystic Today

Escape the city and unwind in the picturesque countryside near Mystic, CT! Whether you’re looking at day trips to Mystic, CT from NYC or a weekend getaway, let Stonecroft Country Inn be your host. You’ll love our beautiful rooms, luxurious amenities, and scenic location! So, browse our availability and see for yourself how much relaxation you’ll find here. And, if you need more ideas for things to do here, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide. Contact us today to book your getaway!

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What to Do at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/04/mohegan-sun-in-connecticut/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/04/mohegan-sun-in-connecticut/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:24:03 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=1026 Connecticut offers countless opportunities for entertainment! If you’re vacationing in the area, you might be uncertain of where to go for an exciting night. A myriad of different restaurants, bars, clubs, and entertainment venues are scattered throughout the state, each one radiating its own appeal.  However, there’s one venue in particular that stands out from […]

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Mohegan Sun in Connecticut

Connecticut offers countless opportunities for entertainment! If you’re vacationing in the area, you might be uncertain of where to go for an exciting night. A myriad of different restaurants, bars, clubs, and entertainment venues are scattered throughout the state, each one radiating its own appeal.  However, there’s one venue in particular that stands out from the rest.  The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut is one of the best casinos around. Here’s why!

From fun under the sun to a night at the casino, there’s a bounty of great things to do in Connecticut. So, when you’re planning your next getaway to Stonecroft Country Inn, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide for the best experiences you can plan!

The 4 Best Things to Do at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut

1. Play the Games

The Mohegan Sun is special because it contains three different casinos: Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky, and Casino of the Wind. Together, these gaming areas offer a total of 5,000 slot machines, 275 table games, and 42 poker tables. Guests can choose from playing Dragon’s Temple on one of the numerous state-of-the-art machines or join a table for a game of craps. Asian gaming is also available for players who prefer a more exotic atmosphere; this category includes games such as Pai Gow Poker and Sic Bo.  

2. See a Show

Entertainment is an essential element of any casino experience. The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut is home to three different venues to host concerts, shows, and various other performances: the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Wolf Den, and Comix Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Sun Arena can seat up to 10,000 people and has presented all kinds of concerts, from Taylor Swift to Bon Jovi, as well as comedy shows, professional basketball, and championship boxing. The Wolf Den is a more intimate performance area; it provides a unique environment for concerts and also offers bar service. Comix Mohegan Sun is saved for comedy acts and also serves craft beer.  

3. Have Dinner

At the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, you have 43 different dining options! These many restaurants offer a wide variety of delicious options, ranging from classy to casual cuisine. Most of these spots have a to-go option so you can quickly grab a bite to eat and get back to playing as soon as possible!

4. Go Shopping

The fun continues at this monumental casino with numerous shopping opportunities available throughout the area! Visitors can choose from 35 different shops, including Brookstone, Sunglasses USA, Coach, Tommy Bahama, and Yankee Candle. With such a vast amount of activities, the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut supplies the public with an unparalleled casino experience that will draw people back again and again.

Come Stay with Us at Stonecroft Country Inn!

After enjoying an unforgettable evening at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, settle down for a cozy night at Stonecroft Country Inn, just ten miles away in Mystic, CT! Relish a night full of rest and relaxation, followed by a homemade, three-course breakfast when you wake up. There are countless nearby attractions to explore, including museums, art galleries, beaches, wineries, and more. Check our availability and plan a trip to Mystic to see everything this area have to offer!

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The Best Companies for Hot Air Balloons in CT https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/04/hot-air-balloons-in-ct/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/04/hot-air-balloons-in-ct/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:07:57 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=1991 Have you ever dreamed of being hundreds of feet up in the air over beautiful landscape like Connecticut? When you visit the Mystic area, you’ll be just minutes away from some of the best companies for hot air balloons in CT! If you’re got the stomach for it, a hot air balloon ride could be […]

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Hot Air Balloons in CT

Have you ever dreamed of being hundreds of feet up in the air over beautiful landscape like Connecticut? When you visit the Mystic area, you’ll be just minutes away from some of the best companies for hot air balloons in CT! If you’re got the stomach for it, a hot air balloon ride could be one of the most memorable activities from your vacation. Need help finding a hot air balloon ride? Here are some of the best companies for hot air balloons in CT!

Are you looking for incredible experiences like hot air balloons in CT? You’re in luck! Here at Stonecroft Country Inn, our free Vacation Guide has the best ideas for things to do when you’re here. When you use our guide, you’re guaranteed to have a great vacation!

Hot Air Balloons in CT Transport You to Another World

Berkshire Balloons

Just outside of Hartford, Berkshire Balloons is one of the oldest balloon rides in Connecticut. With that, comes a wealth of experience up in the air you just can’t find anywhere else. Over 35 years of safe balloon-flying in Connecticut means you can trust the crew to keep you safe and show you the beautiful Connecticut countryside.

Livingston Balloon Company

Livingston Balloon Company offers hot air balloon rides has offered rides for around 30 years. Take off from Avon, CT, and soar over the Farmington Valley for the trip of a lifetime.

Sky Endeavors

Founded in 1975, Sky Endeavors are veterans when it comes to hot air balloons in CT. They offer flights over the beautiful Farmington river valley.

Adventure Balloon

Located in Plymouth, CT, Adventure Balloon began ballooning in 1989 as a hobby. Today, owners Frank and Barbara operate rides including sightseeing tours and tethered balloon festival rides. They love when riders fall in love with ballooning because that’s how they fell in love with it.

Aer Blarney Balloons, LLC

Take flight above the famously beautiful Litchfield Hills for an incredible one-of-a-kind view of the landscape you just can’t get anywhere else. Rides last about one hour and generally take off near dawn and dusk, since the wind is at its calmest then. Aer Blarney Balloons bring years of experience with them, too. So, you can trust them to keep you safe and bring you the best hot air balloon ride around.

Plan Your Balloon Adventure Today

When you plan your vacation to Connecticut, a ride in hot air balloons in CT should be at the top of your list! The immense beauty of the Connecticut countryside can be seen no better way than up high in a balloon. There are also many great ways to experience the area on the ground! For the best ideas for things to do here, download our free Vacation Guide. You won’t regret it! And, when it comes time to find a place to stay, be sure to browse the beautiful rooms at Stonecroft Country Inn! You’ll find a luxurious comfort and convenience at our inn that you just can’t find anywhere else in the area. Contact us today to book your stay!

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4 Exciting Things to Do in Olde Mistick Village https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/04/olde-mistick-village/ https://www.stonecroft.com/blog/2017/04/olde-mistick-village/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:02:06 +0000 https://www.stonecroft.com/?p=583 Tucked in a corner of Mystic, CT, near Interstate 95 is a wonderful little village ready to take you back in time. A replica meant to evoke the spirit of the Colonial era, Olde Mistick Village may only be a little over 40 years old, but it can easily make you feel as though you’ve […]

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Olde Mistick Village

Tucked in a corner of Mystic, CT, near Interstate 95 is a wonderful little village ready to take you back in time. A replica meant to evoke the spirit of the Colonial era, Olde Mistick Village may only be a little over 40 years old, but it can easily make you feel as though you’ve been transported to early New England. With a meticulous attention to detail meant to give visitors an authentic historical experience, the village delivers on modern amenities in an 18th-century setting with shopping, dining, and entertainment at your fingertips. Perhaps you’ve been wondering what there is to do in Olde Mystick Village. The answer? Plenty.

For the best things to do in Connecticut and the best vacation, download the free Vacation Guide from Stonecroft Country Inn! Our guide will lead you to an unforgettable Connecticut experience. We guarantee it!

Things to Do in Olde Mistick Village

Shopping

Whether indulging for yourself or shopping for someone else, chances are there’s a retailer at Olde Mistick Village that can help. Maybe you’re in the market for some gourmet kitchen items, in which case The Gray Goose Cookery has what you need. Or, Sunglass Paradise could be your destination if you happen to want or need a new pair of shades. As wide and varied as cooking gear and sunglasses are, imagine all the choices in between.

Restaurants

A day of shopping can easily cause you to work up an appetite. Fortunately, at Olde Mistick Village you’re in luck. Whether it’s pizza you’re craving or a nice juicy steak, there’s a restaurant choice to satisfy your taste buds. Mango’s Wood-Fired Pizza and Steak Loft of Mystic fit the bill nicely. Need a little pick-me-up of caffeine with your meal? No problem. Vault Coffee Roasters is the place for you. Even Seafood is represented well at Go Fish, a nice little spot with a wine bar that features cooked seafood as well as raw, fresh sushi.

Movies 

After shopping and eating, you’re ready to take in a movie. But, not just any movie. We’re talking independent cinema and art house flicks that may or may not have had widespread releases, or that you wouldn’t necessarily find at your average chain movie theater. That’s where Olde Village Mistick’s Art Cinemas & Performing Arts Center comes into play. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the film inside this local community gem.

Live Music

Is live music more to your liking? There’s more than a few musicians who play for folks all summer long. Check out the list of performers and dates and you’ll understand why there’s always something fun going on in Olde Mistick Village.

Just Minutes Away from the Best Place to Stay

Once you’ve decided to visit Olde Mistick Village, the next order of business is to choose where to stay. That’s where we come in! Stonecroft Country Inn is your go-to destination for a convenient, cozy, and comfortable bed and breakfast located in a lovely, historical setting. Now that we’ve settled that for you, we want to give you access to all of the best tips and information in order to help you get the most out of your trip. Download our free Vacation Guide and start exploring the area now from your computer. We look forward to having you be our guest!

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