The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities, features an eclectic mix of products inspired by the Inn and New England - from their Early American and maritime heritage to Connecticut lifestyle and entertaining today.  Items include creatively-branded 'Gris' merchandise; hand-crafted and Connecticut-made products; limited edition prints of The Griswold Inn's renowned art collection; home goods, select books, unique toys, artisan jewelry, specialty foods...traditional, whimsical, and contemporary ~ Goods & Curiosities.  The Store's displays and assorted collection of interesting goods are continually changing, promising a pleasant discovery with each visit. We are located at 47 Main Street, directly across the street from the Main Inn.

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  milo scarf boris
"Milo" - 100% wool, five stripes in red, black and white hounds tooth, yellow birdseye, and brown dot. "Boris" - Front is made from 40% camel hair and 60% wool, five stripes in browns and tan. Both lined in 100% black camel hair.

Scarves by Margo Petitti – Classic with a fashionable twist, THESE are special! Unisex scarves are handcrafted in the USA from luxurious suiting materials – cashmere, woolens and silks. Assembled employing varying textures, colors and patterns, each is a striking original. This stylish splurge will be well worth it! More designs in store.

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We enthusiastically support this nationwide 10-day celebration of "Handmade in America."

Raven in Boat Don Drumm Fish Sailboat Sculpture from Anchor Bend
Raven in Boat ~ Mark Orr; Decorative Hinged Fish ~ Don Drumm; Sailboat Sculpture ~ Anchor Bend Glassworks

The Griswold Inn Store has a high regard for America’s craft traditions and innovations. We showcase over 100 American artisans, with a significant number from New England – many from Connecticut!  We celebrate craft and the men and women who passionately create with care, skill and ingenuity. Examples of “early” craft, whose roots trace back to Colonial America, and more “contemporary” interpretations of traditional craft are highlighted throughout The Store. Products in glass, ceramics, paper, wood, textiles, metal as well as comestibles, range from the functional to the purely decorative and delicious! We hope you will join us in honoring the tradition of American Craft.


We LOVE our books around here and we have an absolutely WONDERFUL selection! Originally stocked for our Inn guests, we have expanded our collection as demand has grown for our eclectic offerings!

The Movement of Stars  Guests on Earth  Billionaires Vinegar

 To view our latest Recommended Reads by avid Gris readers click here! Of course there's a lot more in store!  


"Gris Goods" are available for purchase on line!

Walking Tour: Explore the Forgotten Batlle of 1812 Essex

Join Author/Historian Jerry Roberts on a walking tour through Essex to explore the fascinating history that took place during an 1814 battle in this seaport town. Tour begins at 10:30 am from our sign post and returns to the same spot 90 minutes later. $20 per person. Please ring 860.767.1776 for reservations.

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Dixieland Sundays

Join us for our jazzy Sunday Hunt Breakfast featuring Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five, noon to 3 p.m. Reservations for brunch recommended, 860.767.1776.

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Hunt Breakfast

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt each Sunday when a bountiful spread is laid out buffet-style. Breakfast is served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and reservations are suggested, 860.767.1776. Now featuring Dixieland Jazz by Freight Train Five beginning at noon!

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The Store is located at 47 Main Street, directly across from the Main Inn.

May 15 through December 31, open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, 10-6, Sunday, 11-5. Extended hours for special events and during holiday season.

Winter/Spring Hours: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10-6, Sundays and Mondays, 11-5. Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment, 860.767.0210.

Contact Information:  860.767.0210,