Group Tours

Essex, the seaport village in which our Inn is located, is situated in the lower Connecticut River Valley which has been deemed one of the “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy. The town is nestled on the banks of the majestic Connecticut River which is a mere 50 yards from our front door! Our charming village is filled with unique shops, galleries and beautifully restored sea captains homes. The surrounding area is interesting to explore as well. Our dining rooms can accommodate small or large tour groups. We have a variety of menu choices and our highly-trained staff will work to make sure that your group leaves having had a memorable experience.

Whether The Griswold Inn is your final destination or a stop on the way to other attractions, let us help make your tour a success.

Please contact Claudia Odekerken, our Private Event Manager, by email at or by calling 860.767.1776.


Some of the more popular group tour attractions and activities include:

Plus enjoy these local and onsite activities!

Kayaking/Canoe Tours, departing from the Essex Waterfront – seasonal
Historic Walking Tours of Essex, conducted by the Essex Historical Society
Private Wine Tasting Events, conducted by the Inn’s Wine Director on site
Private Beer Tasting Events, conducted on site. Please see Area Attractions for more.