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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Saturday, November 29th ~ Small Business Saturday - in its 5th year, Small Business Saturday is an all day event which celebrates and supports independent small businesses across the country. Join the movement and join us. We'll offer some in-store specials and light refreshment and will be open until 7:00 pm.

Saturday, December 6th ~ Essex Holiday Stroll - a special shopping event which takes place from noon to 5 with various festivities around town.  Join the merriment at Goods & Curiosities! In-store specials, light refreshment, free gift wrap and a very festive shopping environment! Open until 7:00 pm.


We are fully stocked with wonderful merchandise for holiday decorating, entertaining and gift-giving - new items arrive every day!

Laura Zindel Feature

 We represent the work of so many incredibly talented craftspeople in our Store and that of Laura Zindel is among the favorites! For all you collectors out there, we have many new designs from Zindel's Fall Collection!

Laura Zindel Rectangular Serving Dish Ferns  Laura Zindel Sauce Boat Coiled Wood Fern

Hops and Pheasant Table Runner - Laura Zindel

100% linen table runner - 19" x 72" printed with naturalist patterns. GORGEOUS!!!

Spiritiles, and the positive sentiments they communicate, make a truly thoughtful gift! Created with molten glass on copper, these inspirational works of art are designed to be free-standing or used as a wall display. Words of wisdom collected from all over the world are incorporated with beautiful illustrations. And they're handmade in the USA! We have several different Spiritiles in store - here, just a few.

Sunflower - Spirit Tile - Da to Come Bubbly - Spirit Tile Dragonfly - Spirit Tile

'Day to Come' ~ All of the flowers of all the tomorrows are held in the seeds of today.
'Bubbly' ~ May all your joys be real joys, and all your pains, champagne.
'Ascent' ~ I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as if I had wings.


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!

Yes, Chef  The Drunken Botanist  Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

 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!

December 1 - Opening Festivities

Dressed for the Season in wreaths, garlands and bows, our month-long festivities begin! Enjoy special performances by the Coast Guard Idlers and the Royal Court Madrigal Singers. Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Reservations recommended, 860.767.1776.

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Thanksgiving ~ November 27th

Gather family and friends and join us for a bountiful Thanksgiving feast offered buffet style from 11:00 am - 7:30 pm. Reservations 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,