We travel down to Mystic on a regular basis and have found a hidden gem, only about 5 miles from downtown Mystic. It is a small country inn (9 or 10 rooms) with a fabulous restaurant. Although the rustic granite walls and large fireplace setting, and the excellent service were enough to keep us coming back, it's the Chef who is really amazing. Not sure of his name, but we have been there with 4 of the pickiest (sp?) eaters and everyone walked away saying it was one of the best meals they have ever had. With a good menu selection at very competitive prices (my favorite is the Chateaubriand for two), there is always something else that we want to try, including some great fish of the day specials. And for once, we can choose from a good wine list that doesn't try to rip you off with the prices. And on top of that all, we found out that they have this great room & dinner one night special that saves you some money. We can't wait to go back in the spring time to see these great gardens that we keep hearing about. Has anyone seen the gardens or the firepit in the summer? We highly recommend Stonecroft. (ps - we also love the food at Olio's in Groton, just a little crowded).