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Becoming the Inn

Elbert Stannard was born in Westbrook, Connecticut. At 14, he went out to sea. Returning as Captain in 1872,he built a proper prideful house.

Later, it became the Menunketesuck Inn, the St. Charles Inn, the Olde English Tavern, and Holly’s Hotel & Seafood Restaurant.

In 1931, Holly’s Barn was added and used as a community gathering place, workforce housing, and Kingsley Hall dormitory.

The 1971 Fire!

The town took possession of the house and considered razing it to erect a new town library but the property was sold and restored privately as a personal residence, an inn, an antique shop, and rooming house. Subsequent hard times followed. Wrought with foreclosure and abandonment until the property opened in 1991 as the Captain Stannard Bed & Breakfast Country Inn.

In 2004 & 2005, the inn was completely refurbished inside and out, the historically correct porches were custom designed and built and the grounds were landscaped to complete the picture.

Becoming the Inn

Elbert Stannard was born in Westbrook, Connecticut. At 14, he went out to sea. Returning as Captain in 1872,he built a proper prideful house.

Later, it became the Menunketesuck Inn, the St. Charles Inn, the Olde English Tavern, and Holly’s Hotel & Seafood Restaurant.

In 1931, Holly’s Barn was added and used as a community gathering place, workforce housing, and Kingsley Hall dormitory.

The 1971 Fire!

The town took possession of the house and considered razing it to erect a new town library but the property was sold and restored privately as a personal residence, an inn, an antique shop, and rooming house. Subsequent hard times followed. Wrought with foreclosure and abandonment until the property opened in 1991 as the Captain Stannard Bed & Breakfast Country Inn.

In 2004 & 2005, the inn was completely refurbished inside and out, the historically correct porches were custom designed and built and the grounds were landscaped to complete the picture.

Visit By Land or By Sea!

By Land

138 South Main Street, Westbrook CT 06498

By Sea

Lat 41º 16.984' / Long 72º 27.258’

Contact

Phone

(860)-399-4634

Mail

stay@stannardhouse.com

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