We just got back from four nights at the Mystic River as part of our honeymoon trip. Our stay was absolutely fantastic. The setting is gorgeous and there is plenty to do on the property: pools, river tubing, canoeing, hiking, and more.
While the hotel itself is wonderful, the staff is even better. They really enhance the whole experience. They were so friendly, hospitable, and helpful. They catered to our every whim and helped set up all of our tours. Thanks to Petra and her team for making us feel so comfortable.
Three caveats I’ll mention:
First, the hotel is a 15-20 minute drive from town. So if you want to go to town for any meals, you’ll need a ride there. Fortunately the food at the hotel was very good.
Second, there’s no AC. There are fans in the rooms and it cools off at nighttime, but it’s likely going to be a bit warmer when you first go to bed than you might be used to.
Third, the wildlife can be loud. That’s part of the experience, of course! But if you’re a light sleeper, you may want to pack some earplugs :)
Overall we would happily return to Mystic River again. It was wonderful and we can’t speak highly enough about it!