Whatever you’ve read or heard about Saybrook Point’s Tall Tales Guesthouse is no tall tale.

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Hubby and I headed to Saybrook Point’s Tall Tales Guesthouse on a perfect sunny Saturday. He thought he was driving, but this gal’s gotta be behind the wheel. It was time to enjoy some long-distance driving with music playing in the background! The drive took an hour and a half, a surprisingly smooth one. No traffic jams anywhere – not in Merritt Parkway or I-95. We got lucky!

As we continued onto College Street, the waters of the North and South Coves came into view. Soon, we reached Saybrook Point’s Main Inn. The check-in process went smoothly, thanks to the amiable receptionist who gave us a warm welcome. After checking in, Bernie, the friendly and informative bellhop from the Inn, met up with us at Tall Tales, an Italianate-style guesthouse that stands overlooking the Connecticut River. He led us to our room on the third floor of the guest house: #730, General William Hart’s room (also known as the Gold Room). It was a pleasant surprise, because that particular room piqued my interest when I looked up their suites online.

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I even received a welcome card. What a thoughtful gesture!

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The General William Hart suite featured a comfortable king bed with European bedding, lovely hand-woven linens and a warm fireplace (not in the picture).

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Charmingly decorated in gold tones, this room was designed to impress, even if all you want to do is put your feet up and relax the day away.

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The room was perfect for settling back and taking it easy. Here we are taking our own sweet time before we headed out to dinner.

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The room also comes with a basket of Dean and DeLuca gourmet treats.

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This desk area near the balcony is perfect for when you need your own little nook to read or map out your plans for the day.

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The balcony offers a lovely view of a lighthouse with the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River in the background.

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Back inside the suite, the spacious, well-appointed bathroom was set up to pamper and indulge you. If you want to take a breather, the bathroom offers a comforting air bath hydrotherapy tub with air jets.

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The living room was yet another area where you can sit back and enjoy the fireplace with a good book in hand.

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The dining area made the guesthouse feel like home.

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There were complimentary coffee, tea and baked pastries.

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There was a game lounge on the second floor with traditional billiards, but I did not get to take a picture of  it. The well-equipped kitchen, though small by real-life standards, would suffice if you’re on vacation.

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The next day, hubby and I woke up early to catch the sunrise and walk the Causeway. The view of the sunrise from our room was stunning.

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If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or even a vacation rental, Tall Tales is a luxurious and indulgent option you should go for. The area feels like you’re in the shorelines of Maine, Massachusetts or Rhode Island minus the long drive.

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You wouldn’t have any problems with parking as there’s on-site parking in the back of the guesthouse. Want to get away but still need Wi-Fi? That’s complimentary. If you’re looking for some delightful eats, there’s Fresh Salt at the Inn within walking distance.

Since I worked for a company that dealt with green building and sustainable design, I was only too pleased to learn about their green practices, such as using motion-sensing thermostats, energy-saving LED lighting and light switches and low-flow toilets, among others.

While Tall Tales opened only late last month, this new addition to Saybrook Point’s well-furnished properties is the best and most luxurious by far. With its Italianate style of architecture complete with corbels and cornices, Tall Tales is well-appointed and upscale, yet it exudes a cozy, intimate and tranquil ambiance.

Now that’s no tall tale.

Disclosure: I received an invitation for an overnight stay at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa’s Tall Tales guest house in exchange for writing a review on this blog. While this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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