Escape to One of the Oldest Towns in Connecticut and Stay at the Exquisite Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa

When planning a trip do you pick the hotel as the destination? Or the location as the destination? I’m going to tell you about a resort that IS the destination and a place you should add to your bucket list. Nestled on the Northern Connecticut coast in one of the oldest towns in New England, you’ll find the Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa, a resort that will allow you to escape the craziness of life. Let me tell you a little bit about our stay with this beautiful inn and how it stole our hearts.

To back track just a little, my Mom and I went on a mother / daughter trip back east starting in Boston, then off to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and then onto northern Connecticut. Staying along the coast we were able to stay at some beautiful places. The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa was our last spot and one of our favorites.

As you enter the hotel you’ll be immediately impressed with the luxurious lobby. To the left you’ll find the welcome desk and beyond the glass doors at the end of the lobby is a beautiful harbor, waterfront restaurant and bar.

What I remember most when we first arrived was the bellman named John. What a delight he was during our entire trip! In fact, everyone was nice. Scott at the welcome desk and Candace were all amazing. Unlike the large hotels, this is a family owned Inn so the service and amenities are first class.

Let’s first visit the rooms which are beautiful, and large! We looked at a few rooms and decided on the water front room with a king size bed. Mom could have done cartwheels in this room and even in the bathroom, yes – it was that spacious! πŸ™‚

Our room (#201) had a balcony which overlooked the harbor and restaurant. We sipped wine, sparkling water, played cards and even had the pleasure of watching a wedding. It was especially beautiful at night with everything lit up including a cozy gas fireplace located down by the water.

We ate at the restaurant which is right by the water. What fun to watch the boats, people and have a really fabulous meal. That’s Mom and me eating fish and chips and salad. Mom wants to make sure everyone know we were sharing.

The grounds are lovely. There are two women who manage them and being gardeners ourselves, we were impressed. There’s also a spa and you’ll see the entrance below. You’ll be amazed at all the flowers, exotic plants and beautiful walkways.

Finally, the harbor. What a gorgeous area to walk around and see including a lighthouse you can rent and actually sleep in. They also have 3 saltwater pools, one we could see from our room.

If all of that wasn’t enough they love dogs!

On behalf of my Mom and me, thank you so much John, Candace, Scott and the rest of the team at the Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa for a wonderful stay! We will definitely go back. If you decide to visit this beautiful inn please tell me about your visit! Cheers!!!! Photogirl and Mom XO

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The Beauty of Vermont in the Fall


Since I can remember I have loved Vermont. There is a peace and beauty there that literally makes my entire body relax and take a deep breath. I have been traveling around that beautiful state for the last few days and wanted to share some photos…the first two were amazing reflection images taken along a backroad by Sandgate VT. It was like a dream world!!! Next stop – Grafton VT

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

I love covered bridges! They remind me of the photos posted in my classrooms when I was growing up. As soon as fall arrived my teachers would put up photos taken back east. I lived in Albuquerque so these photos looked nothing like our countryside filled with cactus and tumble weeds. No, the roads were lined with jewel colored leaves and quaint covered bridges.



I’m touring around the New England area and one of my first stops was the West Cornwall covered bridge. It’s a fabulous one way bridge and if you’re in the area it is a must see!!! Next stop is Vermont!!!

Back Roads of Vermont

Today I drove through the back roads of Vermont. I’ve visited this incredible state many times and every time I’m here, I fall in love with it even more. There’s a peace and tranquility that wraps itself around you. I find myself pulling over so others can pass, so caught up in the scenery. Here are some photos to hopefully help show it’s amazing beauty.




I ended up in Woodstock which I stumbled upon years ago. There’s a lovely covered bridge and a grand hotel called the Woodstock Inn and Resort. It’s one of my favorites.



There’s a lot of history which I will add. I’m typing this on my phone so I don’t have the luxury of a computer by my side. For now I’ll add some photos of the town and add to this later. I hope you’ll stop back!





The Vermont Country Store

You can’t help but stop when you see these country stores along the backroads of Vermont.


20140525-113703-41823601.jpgSo picturesque is the scenery as you wind your way past red barns, fields iced with yellow flowers, horses, cows and sheep keeping busy snacking on grass. Then you see the quaint country store and you simply must stop. At least I do. The Vermont Country store has everything including fudge and cheese tasting. There is also a fabulous dairy bar. Here are some pics








Dutton Farm Stand – Back Roads of Vermont

Driving through the backroads of Vermont!! This is a fabulous place to stop if you’re in the area. Fresh baked pies, produce, flowers and cold drinks.