The Deacon      
325 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USA    
(860) 662-2658
  • Free Night Participating Inn


  1. Enjoy the splendor of yesteryear in this magnificent c.1746 National Historic Re...
  2. The gracious Parlor with inviting sitting areas by the fire! Lot of patriotic bo...
  3. Enjoy relaxing in our backyard....
  4. The romantic Suite with Queen 4 poster bed, original wood burning fireplace, spa...
  5. The handsome Library guestroom with a Queen bed, beautiful original woodwork and...
  6. The romantic Sunrise Room has a Queen 4 poster bed, original working fireplace, ...
  7. The Gambrel room: A snuggle up hideaway nest with cathedral ceiling and exposed ...
  8. The Treetop Suite with a Queen 4 poster canopy bed and gas fireplace under lofty...
  9. Our scenic town beach just two miles away provides great sunsets and walks on th...

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Circa 1746. Built prior to the Revolutionary War, this slate blue house is an outstanding example of center chimney Colonial-style architecture. Listed in the National Register, the inn's original features include six working fireplaces, hand-hewn beams, wide board floors, a beehive oven and built-in cupboard. Four-poster and canopy beds, Oriental rugs and period furnishings accentuate the New England atmosphere. Fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs invite romance and relaxation. On weekends a multi-course, candlelight breakfast is served in the elegant dining room. Enjoy homemade muffins or scones, fresh fruit and entrees such as heart-shaped blueberry pancakes or eggs Benedict. Among the variety of local historic house museums to visit, the William Hart house is across the street. The area offers many shopping and dining opportunities as well as galleries to explore. Beaches, a state park and river cruises also are available.

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$220 to $360

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea


This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 4 with hot tubs, 4 with whirlpools, 2 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Twin and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Wireless Internet
  • Television
  • Modem Connection
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • FAX On-site
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Wireless Internet

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Vow Renewal
    • Elopement Ceremonies

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Spa Packages: 1 hr massage pkge (1/2 hr each) or 1 hr per person), 2 hr massage pkge (1 hr each or 2 hr per person), Massage is $75 per hour in your room or see our website for package prices.

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas


Inns Of Interest

    • Train Stations & Renovated Rail Cars
    • National Historic Register
    • Literary Figures Asscociated With Inns
    • Lighthouses
    • Gardens
    • African-American History
    • Who Slept/Visited Here

Romantic Interest

Each room having a fireplace, Jacuzzi and a 4 poster or canopy bed, sets the stage for romance. Our breakfast is served fireside and by candlelight on fine china.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Connecticut Lodging Association, American Hotel and Motel Association, Main Street Business Association, Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Relax in our picturesque grounds with pretty gardens, a fountain, inviting sitting areas, a two-century-old maple tree with swing and two-person rope hammock. Fall is Fun at Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast, with losts of beautiful fall colors and activities.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two-night mininum on weekends, three-night minimum on holiday weekends; Some Fridays for 1 night ok.

Children Restrictions

10 and over sun - thurs


10% charge. If canceled less than two weeks prior, will be charged for what is not rebooked

Other Activities

    • Tennis
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Birdwatching
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Wineries
    • Lighthouses
    • Waterfront Dining
    • Waterfront Historic Walking Park
    • Waterfront Golf
    • Mini-golf
    • Spas
    • Playhouses
    • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
    • Goodspeed Opera House
    • The Kate
    • Ivoryton Playhouse
    • Florence Griswold Museum
    • Mystic Attractions
    • Chamard Vineyards
    • Charming New England Villages
    • Sightseeing Cruises
    • A Short Drive To Foxwoods
    • Mohegan Sun Casinos
    • Clinton & Westbrook Factory Outlet Malls
    • Mystic Seaport
    • Aquarium
    • Gillette Castle State Park

Historic Interest

National Historic Register Inn built in 1746 by Deacon Timothy Pratt, a carpenter and deacon in the 18th-century meeting house across the street. Once used as a private school in late 1700s. Our adjacent building, also part of the inn, The James Gallery and Soda Fountain, dates back to 1790 when it was originally part of an inn known as the Humphrey Pratt Tavern where the Marquis de Lafayette stayed and also made a purchase in 1824.

Historic Awards:

  • State Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • Ct Freedom Trail; Inn With Most Historical Charm Award By Arrington Publishing 2004

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society
  • Trustees Of Reservations

Historic sites nearby:

General William Hart House Museum (across the street), Fort Saybrook Monument Park (1 mile), Connecticut River Museum (3 miles), Florence Griswold Museum (5 miles), Mystic Seaport (30 miles), Henry Whitfield Museum (15 miles), Nautilus Museum (30 miles), Pequot Museum (30 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Jack's Fine Dining (walk to 4 great restaurants), Dock & Dine (waterfront dining), Penny Lane Pub (walk to).

Nearby College/University

Yale, Wesleyan, Mitchell College, US Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Middlesex Community College, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich Academy, Groton Sub Base

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, November-April only.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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Love this B & B!

When I come to Old Saybrook (for events at The Kate), this is where I make my home. I love everything about it, the rooms, the people who own/work here, the breakfasts, the wonderful welcome feeling I have here. I'm also delighted with the Moroccan food (and ice cream!) right next door!
Nancy Caldwell

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Yankee Magazine Features, Fodor's New England Travel Guide, America's Favorite Inns Book, Elle Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Inn Traveller Feature, Entrepreneur's Business Start-Ups Magazine, Inn Spots & Special Places in New England, Waterside Escapes by Woodpond Press, Arrington Publishing Awards: Most Historical Charm (2004), Best Interior Design & Decor (2003), Best Location For Walking to Shops and Restaurants (2002).