Romance in Litchfield Hills

A romantic fling in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut  - it’s a classic way to enjoy so much of what the state has to offer. Take off with your significant other to find cozy browses, good food, a movie and a spectacular spot to spend the night.

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White Memorial Foundation White Flower Farm Time for a browse New Preston An overnight splurge
White Memorial Foundation

White Memorial Foundation

Begin the Getaway with a late-morning hike along the trails of the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield. This 4,000-acre private preserve offers a network of about 35 miles of trails, including a raised boardwalk that circles a pond and wetlands and crosses the Bantam River.

Afterwards, enjoy a lingering lunch from one of several choices on the Litchfield Green.


White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm

One of America’s great nurseries, White Flower Farm, is always ablossom and abloom with something, so anytime but winter is a great time for you to visit, view the 10 acres of grounds and maybe even pick out a plant or two to take home.


Time for a browse

Next, it’s off to Washington Depot for a visit to the Hickory Stick Bookshop, one of Connecticut’s finest independent bookstores. Here you'll find a wide selection of books, attentive and knowledgeable service and many autographed books or selections from local authors


Lake Waramaug State Park

New Preston

The charming community of New Preston, also a part of the town of Washington, is on the shore of picturesque Lake Waramaug, so you can choose to take a walk along the lake if the weather is nice, or shop and browse along the tiny main street - or, of course, do both.


Mayflower Inn & Spa

An overnight splurge

End your day with a fittingly romantic stay at Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast in Washington Depot. Situated on a private estate overlooking a nature preserve, Hidden Valley offers lovely, luxurious rooms and tasteful appointments.

Also in Washington is the extraordinary Mayflower Grace, a country inn with an international reputation; in Morris, you can be splurgin’ like a surgeon at Winvian, whose individual cottages run from the amazing to the really, really amazing.


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