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Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa

At a Glance


  • a short walk from Griswold Museum
  • lovely old home
  • fantastic restaurant


  • can hear noise from Interstate 95
  • lacks some modern amenities

Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa Review

Behind a weathered stone wall in the historic district sits this three-story 1756 Colonial house with 5½ acres of broad lawns, formal gardens, and herbaceous borders. It's small and inviting, with fireplaces in the parlors and dining rooms and light and airy curtains in the multipaned windows. Most rooms have canopy or four-poster beds. Fireplaces and candlelight exude romance in the restaurant, where innovative American cuisine—with entrées like grilled hanger steak with celery-root hash—is served with style.

    Hotel Details

  • 11 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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