As local travel experts, we know what travelers are looking for when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for their next trip. To compile our lists, we scour the internet to find properties with excellent ratings and reviews, desirable amenities, nearby attractions, and that something special that makes a destination worthy of traveling for.

We love unique places to stay in Connecticut. After all, if you’re planning a getaway (or staycation) to the Nutmeg State, you want your overnight accommodations to be just as spectacular as the rest of your trip. Sure, you can stay in a boring chain motel, but why would you want to when there are so many great alternatives? One spot that we think is a pretty unique Airbnb in Connecticut is the listing for a barn room at Southwood Alpacas. That’s right, you can spend the night right on a farm surrounded by some of the cutest animals around.

For more information about this unique Airbnb in Connecticut, check out the official Airbnb listing.

Have you ever been to this amazing place? If so, what was your favorite part? Would you agree that it’s one of the most unique places to stay in Connecticut? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

Can’t get enough of alpacas in the Nutmeg State? Then check out the Chakana Sky Alpaca Farm!

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More adventures in Connecticut

Where can we go wine tasting in Connecticut?

  • Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen is a popular Connecticut winery known for its award-winning vintages.
  • The Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston is set in a stunning barn structure and has picnic areas on the grounds.
  • The Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown is in an idyllic farmland setting and offers wine and food pairings, in addition to live music.

Read on to learn about some of the many other fantastic places to go wine tasting in Connecticut.

Where can we find museums in Connecticut?

  • The Railroad Museum Of New England in Thomaston spotlights the rich railroad heritage of the region and has working trains, including one with a route that crosses the face of a dam.
  • The Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum in Cheshire features decades of figurines, toys, ads, and other memorabilia centered around comic book and cartoon characters and history.
  • The Submarine Force Library & Museum in Groton is dedicated to sharing the history of the submarine and its role in our nation’s military activities.

Read on to learn about some of the many other wonderful museums in Connecticut.

Where can we find abandoned places in Connecticut?

  • The Shade Swamp Sanctuary in Farmington is a former wildlife rehab center for endangered animals that closed in 1960.
  • The Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington was in operation for 100 years as a hospital for tuberculosis and mentally impaired patients prior to its closing in 2010.
  • The Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford was also a hospital for tuberculosis and mentally impaired patients until the late 1990s and the grounds have been transformed into a park.

Read on to learn about some of the many other fascinating abandoned places in Connecticut.

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