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Brushmill by the Waterfall

Brushmill By The Waterfall
129 W. Main Street, Chester | 860.526.9898

Great food in a relaxing atmosphere in a charming 1900s building overlooking a waterfall.

gelston house

Gelston House*
8 Main Street, East Haddam - Located next door to The Goodspeed | 860.873.1411

This fine American bistro features a unique combination of steak, fresh seafood and pasta; a special Prix Fixe selection for theatergoers and a late night menu after 9 p.m. The remodeled restaurant features a distinctive aesthetic that combines modern décor with period pieces making for a unique, eclectic styling.

griswold inn

Griswold Inn*
36 Main Street, Essex | 860.767.1776

A 1776 landmark located in the historic seaport village of Essex – a 15-minute scenic drive from Goodspeed. Acclaimed dining, award-winning Tap Room, stunning Wine Bar, charming accommodations, live entertainment nightly, and a renowned maritime art collection are just a few of the things for which this Connecticut icon is noted. Serving dinner nightly, lunch six days, Hunt Breakfast on Sundays from 11am to 1pm, Tavern Fare 2:30 to 8 pm daily. Reservations recommended.

32 Main

32 Main Street, East Haddam | 860.615.6112

A unique, tasty place to meet up with friends and take-in the arts. Featuring Locally Roasted Organic Coffee, made-to-order wraps, daily homemade soups and quiches and gourmet desserts - that go FAST! Great for all ages. Keep up-to-date with the many events from daytime artist gatherings to evenings of live music.

Hillside Sweet Shoppe

Hillside Sweet Shoppe
2 Norwich Road, East Haddam | 860.970.5382

A full-service ice cream, candy, balloon, party & toy shop! An easy walk from The Goodspeed, with outdoor seating. Stop in for the creamiest ice cream available anywhere, a huge candy selection, and the friendliest service!

the ivory

The Ivory Restaurant & Pub*
1 Kirtland Street, Deep River | 860.526.2528

Come for our excellent selection of beer, wine and spirits and the finest steaks and burgers, wings and ribs, pizza and pasta, or chicken and seafood. Whether you're here for the big game, to listen to live music, or for a business luncheon, a special event or just a cozy dinner by the fireplace, you're at home with us at The Ivory.

la vita gustosa

9 Main Street, East Haddam | 860.873.8999

An Italian family restaurant with patio views of The Goodspeed and Connecticut River, and cozy dining rooms boasting Italian murals, fireplaces and a "Goomba" table. La Vita has truly come to reflect the passion, loyalty and love of its owner and chef, Lorenzo Cacace, his family and friends.

Two Wrasslin' Cats

Two Wrasslin' Cats
374 Town Street, East Haddam | 860.891.8446

Offering all types of coffee house beverages, smoothies, cold or panini-grilled sandwiches and wraps, fresh-made salads, fresh-baked pastries, and a variety of breakfast sandwiches. Open 6am-2pm.

On The Rocks

On The Rocks at Fox Hopyard*
1 Hopyard Road, East Haddam | 860.434.6644

Perched atop a beautiful rock ledge with pristine views of their award-winning golf course, On The Rocks offers the best American fusion with a great balance of traditional and contemporary cuisine.


OTTO Pizza
69 Main Street, Chester | 860.526.9445

A family-style pizzeria with a simple menue of wood-fired oven pizza, fresh salads and a fabulous selection of beer and wine.



bishopgate inn

Bishopsgate Inn
Goodspeed Landing, East Haddam | 860.873.1677

This exceptional 1818 Colonial home welcomes guests. “Exceptional accommodations...fabulous food.” The Goodspeed is within walking distance as well as many other wonderful opportunities nearby.

Boardman House Inn

Boardman House Inn
8 Norwich Road, East Haddam

Elegant 1860 mansion offering luxurious accommodations and gracious hospitality steps from Goodspeed Musicals and restaurants.

bushnell house

Bushnell House
106 South Main Street, Westbrook

Stunning 1840 Greek Revival boutique inn located on a quiet New England road within walking distance to beaches and town. Famous for its luxurious setting, elegant accommodations, and ultimate privacy. Enjoy a full breakfast daily, Saturday night wine & cheese hour, and more! Book online, 15 minutes from Goodspeed.

Cave Hill Resort

Cave Hill Resort
138 Leesville Road, Moodus

Our family-owned, family-operated resort since the 1920s is dedicated to entertaining you, our guests, with a perfect blend of genuine family hospitality and a "fun, quaint and cozy" atmosphere that distinguishes us from the rest. Cave Hill is located high amid the rolling hills of the magnificent Connecticut River Valley. Here in summer’s splendor, you can enjoy Cave Hill’s acres and acres of natural beauty with its spacious lawns and many shade trees.

Grand View Camp Resort

Grand View Camp Resort & Cottages
89 North Moodus Road, Moodus

Located on 22.5 acres our spacious campsites and charming cottages all offer a grand view of the Connecticut countryside. It is our goal to provide a great camping experience at an affordable price. We strive to assure that our accommodations are clean, attractive, and will meet your needs, and an atmosphere where you can relax and have fun. Cozy Cottages that sleep 4 or 5.

griswold inn Griswold Inn*
36 Main Street, Essex

A 1776 landmark located in the historic seaport village of Essex – a 15-minute scenic drive from Goodspeed. Acclaimed Dining, Award-Winning Tap Room, Stunning Wine Bar, Charming Accommodations, Live Entertainment Nightly, and a renowned maritime art collection are just a few of the things for which this Connecticut icon is noted. Serving dinner nightly, lunch six days, Hunt Breakfast on Sundays from 10 - 2:00, Tavern Fare 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. daily. Reservations Recommended.

The Inn at Middletown

inn at middletown
70 Main Street
, Middletown

Often referred to as Middletown’s “Best Kept Secret,” the Inn at Middletown is a spirited destination in a quintessentially New England environment. Once a grand, private residence at the turn of the 19th century and later a National Guard Armory, the Inn is now the host to visitors from around the world. Tavern at the Armory is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

nehemiah brainerd house

Nehemiah Brainerd House
988 Saybrook Rd, Haddam

A restored eighteenth century home located in historic Middlesex County on five acres on a bluff above the Connecticut River.


riverwind inn

Riverwind Inn
209 Main Street, Deep River

Step back in time amid an enchanting collection of country antiques. In addition to 8 uniquely delightful guest rooms, Riverwind Inn has numerous common rooms affording space for mingling and privacy.

westbrooke inn

Westbrook Inn
976 Boston Post Road, Westbrook

Walk to the beach from this magnificently restored 1876 Victorian inn! Antique appointed accommodations with fine attention to detail featuring nine rooms plus a two bedroom cottage. Ideal for special events, meetings, or just a relaxing getaway to see a show at Goodspeed! Online reservations.

Witch Meadow Lake Campground

Witch Meadow Lake Family Campground
139 Witch Meadow Road, Salem

Your complete lakeside vacation resort in scenic Southeastern Connecticut. Our 140 acres of mostly wooded parkland offer an incredible variety of amenities and recreational opportunities, including a 14 acre freshwater lake for swimming, boating and fishing.

Wolf's Den Family Campground

Wolf's Den Family Campground
256 Town Street, East Haddam

Located on 35 scenic acres in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. We cater to all ages and lifestyles and welcome tent & popup campers, full time travelers, seasonals, and weekenders alike.


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