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MEET YOUR HOST

 
 
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Eileen Sottile

The new owner since 2017, Eileen was an overtaxed jet-setting executive who found herself on the brink of collapse. After taking time to listen to her body and reground, she committed her life to creating soothing places dedicated to wellness. THE DEACON is one of the jewels of this journey – explore her other properties.

The James Pharmacy | Bed & Breakfast • Gelateria
Tiny Tiffany Farmhouse

 
 
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VISIT OUR OTHER PROPERTIES

 
 
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AUTHENTICALY ITALIAN

A tiny slice of Italy, in Old Saybrook. Located in The James Pharmacy Bed & Breakfast and Gelateria – we serve the simple recipes and fresh flavors of the Marche region. Palate-pleasers like thin-crust pizza, handmade pasta and gelato (made fresh daily!) are always on the menu, and daily specials will keep travelers and locals coming back for more. Join us for breakfast or lunch – BYOB is encouraged.


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TRADITION WITH A TWIST

A community cornerstone – having served as a general store in 1790, the town’s very first pharmacy in 1877, and later a soda fountain where townspeople would gather. Now, this historic building has been lovingly repurposed into an elegant Bed & Breakfast with hints of Europe throughout. Three guest rooms have been entirely renewed – featuring four-poster beds with luxurious Italian linens, modern oversized showers redone in sparkling subway tile, and gas fireplaces. As a nod to the historic soda counter that once drew crowds, today’s patrons are tempted by Italian gelato, made daily on the premises, as well as espresso and cappuccino in the onsite Caffé Marche.


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WELLNESS GROWS HERE

Experience a one-of-a-kind inn, tucked away on the scenic back-roads of Lyme, Connecticut. This escape was designed for overstressed professionals, happy travelers, and brides seeking the perfect venue. Our attentive staff will help you enjoy a truly bespoke stay where you can unwind, unplug, and reground.

 
 
 
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