Welcome to our BLOG

So, while we’re somewhat late to the field of Bloging, we hope we’re not too late to share our tales of being innkeepers and the host of beautiful, delicious and fun-filled things there are to see and do here in our Mystic Country region on the scenic Connecticut shoreline.  We also plan to share with you the host of special, unique and local places we love to escape to relax and rejuvenate.  Actually, we take great pride in seeking out special little finds to share with our guests.   So, as the saying goes, you’re never too old to learn new tricks, and with that, let our blog-“inn” begin…

Sue & Dave

Sue & Dave

We thought we would begin our first BLOG post by giving you a little background as to who we are, and how we wound up being Innkeepers here at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina.  Both of us (Sue and Dave Labrie) were born in Hartford, CT. and grew up in East Hartford, CT.  We met at the tender young age of just 14 years old through our mothers who worked together.

While we both went to different schools, we began dating, eventually falling “inn” love and have been in love ever since.  We eventually married, had two sons (Chris and Todd) and lived life like so many couples and families do.

Early on Sue was a stay-at-home mom while Dave began his corporate business career working as a technology specialist in the insurance industry.  Eventually Sue became an accountant at a CPA firm and then after ten years of tax preparation left to open her own hair salon while Dave eventually moved on to become a business management consultant focusing on the healthcare industry.

While working hard, raising our two sons, saving for the future, and getting older with each and every day, we both began to feel that there had to be something more in life than just working hard and saving for the future.  Well, with the loss of some very close friends too early in life we began to think about just how fast life passes by and began to develop a ten-year plan toward leaving the stresses of the business world behind, and finding something new and exciting to do, and something we could do together.

We were fortunate to have been able to travel early on in life and would often seek out bed and breakfasts and inns whenever we could.  And like most inn-goers, we would often chat with innkeepers about their lives as innkeepers.  Well, to make a long story short, we eventually decided to research the potential of owning and operating a B&B and eventually became innkeepers back in September 2002.  Yep, just one year after the September 11th tragedy in New York City (as if we needed yet another lesson on just how short and unpredictable life can be).  Anyway, if there was ever a situation that solidified our decision to find and do something new and exciting, and to do it together, it was that tragic event that did it for us.  We have a saying that “nothing in life is forever, including life” so live and enjoy each and every day as though it was your last.

Having been innkeepers now for the past 12 years, we still wake each morning and realize just how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the country and to be working with each other and a great staff in such a rewarding field.  So, if you’re looking to broaden your view of New England in a place that offers beautiful scenery, water views, fun-filled things to do, beaches, interesting small towns and great culinary experiences; stay tuned.

Till our next post, be well, spend time with loved ones and happy travels.

Dave n Sue

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

Enjoy an Unforgettable Mystic Country Vacation
at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina

harbor_room_pic1The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina B&B in Niantic CT is open year round and is only 2 hours from Boston and New York City, 1 hour from Providence and Hartford. Our Niantic Bed and Breakfast is easily accessible by car and boat, and is the perfect choice for Mystic CT getaways and Connecticut shoreline vacations. Inn at Harbor Hill Marina B&B is conveniently located near New London, CT, Foxwoods Casino, MGM Grand at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casino.

Mystic Waterfront Lodging and B&B Accommodations
on the Connecticut Shoreline

A magnificent Mystic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Niantic CT, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina offers beautiful waterfront lodging and accommodations on the Connecticut Shoreline. Nestled on a hilltop overlooking Niantic’s marina district, docks and the Niantic River, our Connecticut waterfront B&B Inn boasts genuine hospitality, superior service and comfort, all in a beautiful setting ~ on the water!

Boating, Fishing, and Kayaking…
Just Steps from our Waterfront Bed and Breakfast in Niantic, CT

Magnificent views and cool shoreline breezes make relaxing simple. We’re located within easy walking distance to Niantic Village restaurants, shops, antiques, a movie theater, the beach and the Niantic Bay Boardwalk. The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is only a short drive to Mystic, a popular New England vacation destination famous for its historic Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium. There is so much to see and do anytime of year in our popular Mystic area – from wineries, historic museums, shopping and antiquing to golfing, hiking, sailing, boat and lighthouse cruises and fishing charters.
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