Alongside its charming local character and seaside location, the town of Old Saybrook just happens to be a prime destination to shop ’til you drop. Just on Main Street, you’ll find everything from eclectic art shops to pubs and restaurants to funky music stores. With so many great shops near Saybrook Point Inn, we’ve narrowed down the list to some of our favorite local stores for your Old Saybrook shopping trip.
5 Shops Near Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Give the gift of swag and style with a visit to Swag Gift Shop on Main Street. Comprised of funky, beautiful, and often one-of-a-kind objects, this Old Saybrook shop is committed to “Selling Wicked Awesome Goods,” each of which is discovered by its owner Michael Hoinsky. Stop for some penny candy, a quirky costume, or even a handcrafted furniture set. We can honestly say, you never know what you’ll encounter when you walk into Swag.
Saybrook Country Barn
Pack your tennis shoes — with 40,000 square feet of store space, the Saybrook Country Barn comprises of furniture showrooms, a hardware shop, rug shop, curtain gallery, and a clothing boutique. However, this spot wasn’t always a home furnishing destination. Originally built in 1799 as a Sea Captain’s House, the Saybrook Country Barn began its journey into home apparel in 1977 when it was bought by Keith Bolles and his family. With roughly forty years of experience under their belt, Keith and company have brought these shops near Saybrook Point Inn up there with the big dogs, providing quality service and that perfect furniture piece to all their shoppers.
You’ll know this store by the soft glow of light coming through the window — Esty’s Store on Main Street is a family-owned shop, specializing in original lamp creations and local artisan work. In fact, we hear that you can bring in an object, the wizards at Esty’s Store can craft it into a lamp for you to take home.
Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant
Experiencing the pangs of hunger while visiting shops near Saybrook Point Inn? Visit Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant and sink your teeth into a juicy angus burger. Once you’re feeling full and satisfied, we recommend grabbing a pint and people watching on their outdoor patio, located right on Main Street.
If you ask us, no shopping trip is complete without a retreat into the quiet, solitude of a local bookstore. Harbor Books takes a cue from its Main Street location, offering both new and used books with a focus on local history. Submerge yourself into the nautical book section or discover old hollywood glamour with their selection of books on Katharine Hepburn. Whichever you choose, we’ll save your a cozy reading chair at the Point.
Once you’ve found the perfect statement piece for your home or an ensemble that mirrors your personality, discover a view to match at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. Toast the day at our Marina Bar, and put your feet up in your spacious hotel room.