EXPLORE

Litchfield is a treasure trove of history, nestled among nature’s splendor. Its rich past is complemented by a vibrant tapestry of outdoor activities, from serene hikes to peaceful lake outings, all wrapped in the town’s quaint colonial charm.

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THE HISTORY

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, Litchfield is a quintessential New England town, rich in history and surrounded by nature’s beauty. Originally named “Bantam” by the native population, it was renamed Litchfield after the 1720s and developed for farming, mills, and education. Its well-preserved architecture and vibrant cultural scene make it a notable example of 18th-century town design. Today, Litchfield attracts artisans and creatives, making it a quaint, culturally rich town with unique shops and engaging activities.

DINE
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COMMUNITY TABLE

New American spot offering farm-fresh food in a dining room made from eco-friendly materials.

223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston, CT 06777

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ARETHUSA AL TAVOLO

Arethusa al tavolo has become a destination for local diners and visitors who have a fond admiration for the best that Litchfield county has to offer. Chef Dan Magill welcomes you to enjoy their cuisine and refined service just 2 miles from the Inn. 

828 Bantam Rd, Bantam, CT 06750

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BOHEMIAN PIZZA

Bohemian Pizza and Tacos … Eclectically elegant yet totally casual. Serving up delicious eats & drinks to Litchfield & beyond in a one of a kind space.

342 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759

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MARKETPLACE TAVERN

American tavern food with excellent vegetarian options located inside the old jail built in 1812.

7 North St, Litchfield, CT. 06759

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MERAKI KITCHEN

Nourishing food that is fresh and flavorful from culinary pros Patty and Martin Laure.

239 West St, Litchfield, CT 06759

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SALTWATER GRILLE

Casually elegant seafood restaurant bringing together locally sourced ingredients & over 400 wines.

26 Commons Dr, Litchfield, CT 06759

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THE VILLAGE

Neighborhood tavern serving big portions of American bar food in a cozy dining room & a lively bar.

25 West St, Litchfield, CT 06759

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WEST STREET GRILL

Well-known New American restaurant attracting a stylish crowd with upscale, seasonal fare.

43 West St, Litchfield, CT 06759

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THE CORNER

The Corner Restaurant in Litchfield, CT, combines cozy dining with a diverse menu, featuring lunch, dinner, and an array of coffee, espresso, and baked goods.

3 West St. Litchfield, CT 

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TOAST & CO. 

Local breakfast & lunch café with a little something for everyone.

18 Commons Dr, Litchfield, CT 06759

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MATERIA RISTORANTE

Located just two miles from the inn is Litchfield’s newest Italian restaurant Materia Ristorante.

637 Bantam Rd, Bantam, CT 

ARETHUSA ICE CREAM

Just 2 miles down the road from the Inn. Enjoy an award-winning selection of local produce and sweet treats from Arethusa Farm.

822 Bantam Rd, Bantam, CT 06750

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SOUTH FARMS PASTURE

A truck serving barbecue-inspired tacos, a “wickedly creative” ice cream shop and a 1950s Chevy-turned-mobile-bar and grill are teaming up to debut at Litchfield County’s food truck park.

2 Watertown Road, Morris CT

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PETRAROIA DELI

Serving hot sandwiches, grab and go salads, and prepared foods, Petraroia is a delicious new addition to Litchfield.

33 West St, Litchfield, CT 06759

DRINK
SUNSET MEADOW VINEYARDS

World class wine with a great view. Visit the tasting room and enjoy wine straight from the vineyard with chocolate pairings, food trucks, with indoor and outdoor seating available year-round.

HAWK RIDGE WINERY

Hawk Ridge Winery, part of Hidden Breeze Farm, is located in Watertown, Connecticut, a peaceful farm setting with live music on weekends and full menu.

HOPKINS VINEYARDS

Hopkins winery offers tasting and sales of award-winning estate bottled wines. The Hayloft Wine Bar serves wine by the glass in a relaxed setting with a beautiful view of Lake Waramaug. The Vineyard Shop also has a unique selection of gifts and gourmet foods.

LITCHFIELD DISTILLERY

Nestled in the hills of northwest Connecticut, Litchfield Distillery offers a diverse portfolio of award-winning spirits crafted from the regionally harvested ingredients. 

KENT FALLS BREWERY

The first farm brewery in Connecticut is situated on a 50 acre farm producing hops, cider apples, pork and poultry creating beers that develop complex character with a myriad of microbes working in conjunction. The Tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday.

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SPRING HILL VINEYARDS

Spring Hill Vineyards in Connecticut is a scenic New England retreat known for its exquisite wines and serene views. Experience unique wine blends, traditional and innovative winemaking, and immerse yourself in a memorable tasting journey.

PARKS, NATURE & ATTRACTIONS
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TOPSMEAD STATE FOREST

Trails and gardens surround this preserve of a past era, the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Open all year from 8am to sunset.

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MOUNT TOM STATE PARK

Go swimming and have a picnic at Mount Tom State Park, then hike the trails up to the stone lookout tower for an epic panoramic view.

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WHITE MEMORIAL CONSERVATION CENTER

Go swimming and have a picnic at Mount Tom State Park, then hike the trails up to the stone lookout tower for an epic panoramic view.

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TOWN GREEN

The historic park is located in the center of Litchfield and is lined with trees, memorials, shops, restaurants, and many other historic buildings.

BANTAM LAKE

Bantam Lake is the largest natural lake in Connecticut, covering 947 acres in the towns of Morris and Litchfield. Much of the land at the northern end of the lake, including the peninsula of Marsh Point, is protected by the White Memorial Foundation and home to a wide array of bird species.

LAKE WARMAUG

Lake Waramaug is a 656-acre lake occupying parts of the towns of Kent, Warren and Washington in Litchfield County, Connecticut.  When vivid fall foliage is mirrored in the unrippled lake surface, the park becomes a mecca for sightseers and photographers.

CORNWALL COVERED BRIDGE

One of the last covered bridges in Connecticut, this iconic landmark spans 172 feet long over the Houstantic River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designed by Ithiel Town, it has been in continuous service since 1864.

HOLLISTER HOUSE GARDEN

The Hollister Homestead is a historic house at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington, Connecticut. Built about 1770, it is a prominent local example of Georgian architecture. The property is also the site of the Hollister House Garden, an English garden begun in 1979 and open to the public.

TAPPING REEVE

Tapping Reeve (1744-1823), an American jurist and founder of the Litchfield Law School. The house and law school are open to visitors April to November. “If you want an experience that alters your perception of what a museum is like, humanizes the past, engages every member of your family, contributes to historical debate on an intelligent level, and offers a critical look at America’s early republic, come to Litchfield.” – Prof. Katherine Hermes, Central Connecticut State University.

ACTIVITIES
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HORSEBACK RIDING

Ride through the rolling hills on horseback with Lee’s Riding Stable in Litchfield. Well-mannered trail horses and experienced trail guides will make sure your ride is one to remember. Ages 7 and up are welcome on the trail from 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week. For the younger horse lovers, pony rides are offered in our indoor and outdoor rings.

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GOLFING 

Fairview Farm Golf Course – The par 72 golf course in Harwinton, Connecticut is picturesque and playable for golfers of any level. The scenic 170 acre property includes a driving range and two-tiered putting green.

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SHOPPING

Enjoy the local shops along the historic Green, in our quaint New England town recently awarded one of the Top 15 Small Towns in the USA by The Smithsonian Magazine.

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ELECTRIC BIKE TOURS

Explore the area by E-Bike with Covered Bridge Electric Bikes. Easy online reservations and curbside pickup get you and your group going fast!

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SKIING AT MOHAWK MOUNTAIN

Mohawk State Forest and Mohawk Mountain Ski Area have a network of slopes and trails for cross country, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing with over 70 years of family fun created by the Skiing Hall of Famer, Walk Schoenknecht.  Access to the state park is obtained off of Rt. 4 in Cornwall and the Ski Area Parking is at 46 Great Hollow Rd, Cornwall, CT 06753.

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WATERSPORTS

Bantam Lake is Connecticut’s largest natural lake and has a legacy of boating and skiing with the longest continuously operating ski club in the USA. You can rent everything you need to enjoy a day on the water at Conneticut Watersports. The lake features beaches, waterfront campgrounds, and 4,000 acres of trails to wander. Come and explore one of Connecticut’s best kept secrets!

SPA & WELLNESS
THE SPA AT LITCHFIELD HILLS

A luxurious day spa offering a wide range of services including manicures, pedicures, massages, facials as well as a full service hair salon. It is conveniently located just down the road from the hotel.

RESOURCES
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VISIT LITCHFIELD CT

The tourism website for historic, beautiful Litchfield, CT, highlighting activities and amenities for both residents and visitors. Photo by Lindsey Victoria Photography

www.visitlitchfieldct.com