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A 'Gilmore Girls' Getaway

Relax and Restore

The Mayflower Inn is just an hour’s drive North of Westport in the picturesque town of Washington, Connecticut. It is an idyllic country retreat, nestled in over 50 acres of landscaped grounds and woodlands.

With the quiet dignity of an old world family estate, the property, which served as inspiration for the hit series The Gilmore Girls, is touted as one of the Northeast’s most luxurious hideaways. With one of the finest spas in New England, it offers the perfect escape for those looking for a wellness getaway close to home.  

The Activities

The Mayflower offers stimulating diversions for guests. You can wander the Shakespeare Garden, visit the tennis court or putting green, or relax beside the indoor or outdoor pools. Winter months bring snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Warmer weather brings kayaking and fly-fishing. There are yoga classes, kickboxing or soothing meditation sessions. You also have the option of curling up with a book you’ve been meaning to catch up on or challenge your companions to provided cards or games.

The Spa

The spa’s options are well thought out, offering selections for individuals and couples alike. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the variety, they offer a personal wellness advisor who will get to know your needs and recommend specific treatments. The broad offering of treatments and services are only part of the experience. The garden room is sublime and approximates paradise with heavenly views, rich lounge seating and indulgent white blankets. If you don’t want to leave (you won’t) you can order food and linger for a luxurious lunch.

The Rooms

Unique antiques and artwork give each of the rooms its own character. The care and attention to detail is evident and the accommodations evoke a classical elegance. The warm sophistication pairs nicely with amenities like poster beds, fine linens, marble countertops and in room fireplaces.

The Dining

There are two options for dining at The Mayflower, each a gorgeous expression of the Inn’s Dutch Colonial roots. If you’re feeling more casual, visit The Tap Room for expertly crafted cocktails and drink offerings that reflect the seasonal local elements. Listen to live music and enjoy the ambiance and white glove service. For more formal eating, The Mayflower dining room’s cuisine layers culinary complexity on their classic American fare. The fresh, local ingredients pair well with the surroundings and enhance the overall dining experience.  

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