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We at Manhattan Digest are always on the lookout for places to travel to, where we can enjoy a break from the concrete jungle and into some fun in the sun, now that we are in the warmer seasons.  One of our favorite locations that we have checked out before, Saybrook Point, located in the beautiful town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, has something super awesome for you to enjoy.  A quick Amtrak train ride away, Saybrook Point is offering guests a unique lighthouse getaway to rekindle that warm summer romance.  Check out all the deets below.

Credit: Saybrook Point
Credit: Saybrook Point

Featuring spectacular views of Long Island Sound and breathtaking sunsets and sunrises of the picturesque Connecticut shoreline, the Saybrook Point Lighthouse Getaway Package includes a luxurious two-night stay in the newly renovated and refurbished Lighthouse Suite on the docks of the Saybrook Point Marina. Voted the most romantic place to stay by Connecticut Magazine, guests will make lasting memories among the blue skies and calming waters of Long Island Sound and share tender moments walking along the banks of the serine Connecticut River in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The Lighthouse Getaway at Saybrook Point also includes breakfast served daily at the award-winning, casual fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt, as well as complimentary drinks from Saybrook Point’s charming Marina Bar.

With rates staring at $1,150 for two nights, the Lighthouse Getaway Package at Saybrook Point is available from May through October, and may be purchased by calling 860.395.2000. For more information, please visit www.saybrook.com.

Located outside of the landmark Saybrook Point Inn, the Lighthouse Suite is the most intimate and unique of all Saybrook Point’s accommodations. Situated on the main dock, the 900-square-foot suite boasts unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River, and comes complete with a living room, dining area, and kitchenette.  It was recently redesigned and refurbished though a design collaboration between Franklin Construction of New Haven and Silver Contract Interiors of Stamford, where the lighthouse tower was opened to allow guests the opportunity to walk up the tower for amazing 360-degree views of Long Island Sound and the picturesque Connecticut shoreline.

The concept for the latest renovations to the Lighthouse Suite were based on an esthetic movement during the latter part of the 19th century as federal, municipal and commercial developers were incorporating popular architectural styles into these static and utilitarian lighthouse structures. The US Lighthouse Service embarked on a large-scale building and renovation program to construct and renovate many of the lights and wharf houses under their control. The idea was to bring a stylistic value to these remote structures, improve the lifestyle of the inhabitants, i.e. the light-keeper, and enhance their visual presence from land and sea. As a result, these values were integrated into the interiors of today’s Lighthouse Suite at Saybrook Point through selective detailing and an enhanced color pallet.

Credit: Saybrook Point
Credit: Saybrook Point

Inspired by the period, the renovations of the Lighthouse Suite at Saybrook Point incorporate a modern stylistic version era with a nautical flare. The millwork in the detailing is softened by the use of a color pallet that integrates both land and sea. An eclectic mix of furnishing completes the concept, making it an authentic wharf house in the traditional sense, offering quiet tranquil moments amongst the hustle and bustle of a working dock.

About Saybrook Point

Situated along the picturesque shores of historic Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Saybrook Point features a collection of 100 elegantly-appointed guestrooms, a rejuvenating full-service SANNO spa, and casual fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt, as well as a unique waterside Lighthouse Suite. In addition, the historic Three Stories and Tall Tales luxury guesthouses offer exquisite rooms that convey the story of famous local residents. The pristine Saybrook Point Marina, a landmark boating destination conveniently located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, serves as a focal point for the Inn. More information is available at www.saybrook.com.