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Winvian Farm

Morris, Connecticut, United States

The Winvian, Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

THINGS TO DO IN Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

 

The Winvian is not so much one hotel as a collection of 18 unique cottages (and a suite). Some cottages limit their curiosities to architectural idiosyncrasies. Others are more hands-on.
The “Beaver Lodge” has been designed to resemble a beaver’s lodge and the “Golf” cottage, while ordinary from the outside, has uneven, carpeted green floors comprising a miniature golf course inside.
The 1920s-style “Artist” cottage includes a studio stocked with canvases and paints, inviting guests to explore their artistic sides. In the “Helicopter” cottage you share space with a restored Sikorsky Coast Guard helicopter.
“We hear regularly from our guests that they feel Winvian is their home-away-from-home,” says Heather Smith, managing director of Winvian, “but with better service.”

Winvian Farm is a luxury resort experience like no other. One hundred thirteen acres of heaven on earth, a lighthearted oasis of peace, comfort and Five-Star Fine Dining in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, where fires are bright, sleep tranquil, and the mind is free to play.

Bikes wait by every cottage door for roaming the grounds, or walk the winding paths and awaken the senses in Winvian Farm’s glorious organic gardens.

 

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THE HISTORY OF WINVIAN FARM

 

In 1775, Dr. Seth Bird, an eccentric but respected physician known for bringing a coffin along on his house calls, built a home for himself and his family in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. It was a white clapboard beauty, aproned with meadows and woods, and a comfort and sustenance for the generations.

With the addition of eighteen individually designed luxury cottages and Hadley Suite, Winvian Farm remains in the Smith family today, lovingly restored by Maggie Smith, her daughter Heather and son Win Smith III into a luxurious, unconventional and absolutely magnificent getaway.

 

The Winvian’s location is perfect for those who want to get away from it all. The estate is quiet, relaxing and secluded. There is a pretty lake a few minutes northwest of the property, and Litchfield Country Club is an easy drive away, too. Bigger towns such as Waterbury and Torrington are just 20 minutes away, and there are several state parks nearby. But most guests who stay here are looking for seclusion.

 

THINGS TO DO IN Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

 

Outdoors activities such as hiking, sailing and golfing are all available in the region.

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VISIT WINVIAN FARM’S LUXURY SPA IN THE LITCHFIELD HILLS OF CONNECTICUT AND FIND YOU AGAIN

 

The Winvian Farm Spa is a realm of tranquility and pampering, a truly transformative experience the moment you step inside our 5,000 square feet of relaxation. This luxury spa in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut is a quiet sanctuary of light and open space for individuals, couples or groups. Trees and sky fill the great arching windows of the Meditation Lounge where everything shimmers with the radiance of the reflecting pool.

Schedule an hour or an afternoon of pure bliss, with a range of restorative treatments and therapies. Private yoga and fitness, massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and skincare are practiced with a balance of ancient wisdom and modern expertise in beautiful state-of-the art facilities. Guests are invited to bask in the sun lit lounge, relax in the sauna, and sip organic tea.  Find you again, relaxed and rejuvenated in mind, body and spirit.

You don’t need to be a Winvian overnight guest to enjoy the Winvian spa experience. Everyone, including our Litchfield Hill neighbors, needs the pampering that our spa staff delivers. Also, during the summer months, spa guests enjoy access to our refreshing swimming pool.

For more information contact the Winvian Farm Spa directly at 860.393.3021 or spa@winvian.com.

WINVIAN FARM’S YOGA CLASSES OFFER ONE-OF-A-KIND ESCAPE

All levels of fitness and expertise are welcome to join a deeply satisfying yoga class experience with our gifted instructors in the Spa’s airy lounge, where huge vaulted windows frame Winvian Farm’s sweeping lawns, woodlands and gardens.

Schedule your personal fitness or yoga class at front desk on arrival.

SWIM IN WINVIAN FARM’S POOL IN THE LITCHFIELD HILLS OF CONNECTICUT

Winvian Farm is an oasis from the hustle-and-bustle of the world. And now, we’re an oasis with a seasonal outdoor pool.

Our luxury 40-foot swimming pool sits discreetly in a green meadow on the south edge of our 113-acre getaway, not far from our luscious gardens.  Picture yourself there, reclining in one of our comfy chaise lounges with a favorite book or drink, and not a care in the world. Pure magic.  A luxurious pool house completes the Winvian Farm experience.

Come dip your toes.

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WINVIAN FARM THINGS TO DO & LOCAL EVENTS IN THE LITCHFIELD HILLS OF  CONNECTICUT

Location, location, location. Fortunately, we have all three. Tucked into the idyllic northwest corner of Connecticut, just over two hours from Boston and New York, Winvian Farm is surrounded by the largest nature and wildlife sanctuary in the state.  

You can walk right from your cottage onto miles of trails for hiking,

biking,

horseback riding,

snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

The storied Housatonic River has flyfishing

and whitewater rafting,

and nearby is Connecticut’s largest natural lake, Bantam Lake, best enjoyed from a canoe or kayak.

Get a panoramic view of the Litchfield Hills from a hot air balloon,

or spend the day at the Skip Barber Racing School, where you can put the pedal to the metal at Lime Rock Park.

And the classic Connecticut village of Litchfield

is a destination itself, with year-round local events, theater, arts and antiques.

FISHING IN BANTAM LAKE

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Bantam Lake in Connecticut.

 

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Cellar Tours & Tastings:

Sunset Meadow Vineyard ~ 599 Old Middle Street~ Goshen, CT

Hawk Ridge Vineyard ~ 28 Plungis Road~ Watertown, CT

Miranda Vineyard ~ 42 Ives Road ~ Goshen, CT

Distillery Tours & Tastings:

Litchfield Distillery ~ 569 Bantam Road ~ Litchfield, CT

Mine Hill Distillery ~5 Mine Hill Road~ Roxbury, CT

 

Brewery Tours & Tastings:

Kent Falls Brewery ~ 33 Camps Road~ Kent, CT

Brewery Legitimus ~ 283 Main Street~ New Hartford, CT

Lasting Brass Brewery ~ 1864 Watertown Ave. ~ Oakville,CT

CT Brewery Collective ~ 1 Wolcott Road ~ Wolcott, CT

Brass Works Brewing Co. ~ 2066 Thomaston Ave.~ Waterbury,CT

Woodbury Brewing Co. ~ 738 Main Street South ~ Woodbury, CT

WINVIAN FARM’S FINE DINING RESTAURANT IN THE LITCHFIELD HILLS OF CONNECTICUT

 

A remarkable experience unfolds each evening in the fire-lit 18th Century dining rooms of Winvian Farm’s renowned Litchfield Hills restaurant, The Restaurant at Winvian Farm, where simplicity and indulgence artfully converge to create the ultimate fine dining experience.

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy creates fresh and spontaneous farm-to-table menus

FINE DINING MENUS FROM THE CHEF

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s multi-course fine dining menu changes almost daily; with the seasons, the ever-evolving gardens, even the patterns of the weather. Each plate presented with such pride at your table is an epicurean expression of what is just outside the windows: field-fresh, delectable, inspired… and so spontaneous that the evening’s prix fixe menu is finalized only hours before your meal. Below are examples of some of the earthy delicacies you might come upon.  When our gardens are in full production, eighty percent of all vegetables on the menu, as well as the herbs and organic flowers on your table come from our gardens.

To complement your culinary experience we have created an eclectic selection of wines in our wine cellar, having assembled wines from 13 countries and 37 regions including biodynamic, sustainable and organic. The grand finale: a flight of surprising seasonal desserts from our award-winning Pastry Chef Jim Hutchinson.

It is this coming-together of romantic setting and divine cuisine that has earned us five AAA Diamonds and membership in Relais & Chateaux, a fellowship of the most outstanding hotels and luxury restaurants around the world.

They are tremendously proud to be counted among such esteemed company.

RESTAURANTS – REVIEWS – TRIP ADVISOR 

DINING RATES AT WINVIAN FARM:

THREE-COURSE PRIX FIXE START AT $98 PER PERSON

FOUR-COURSE PRIX FIXE START AT $115 PER PERSON

TASTING MENUS START AT $140 PER PERSON (NOT AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY’S)

Tax & service are additional.

Restaurant Hours 2020

Monday: Closed  Local Restaurants

Tuesday – Sunday: The Restaurant serves dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: The Restaurant at Winvian Farm is Open for lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reservations are required

Restaurant attire: Smart casual. Jackets and ties are optional. No t-shirts, shorts, jeans, tennis shoes or filp-flops please at dinner.

Winvian Farm will close March 1, 2020, reopening March 19th, for our annual spring cleaning. The spa will remain open Wednesday through Sunday during that period. And our guest assistants stand ready to help you plan your stay Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Or you can book online anytime.

**Children are welcome in the dining room during family friendly dates only.  Please call Winvian Farm Restaurant directly to check availability to confirm a lunch or dinner reservation. 1-860-393-3004**

**Children are welcome in the dining room during family friendly dates only.  Please call Winvian Farm Restaurant directly to check availability to confirm a lunch or dinner reservation. **

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