The SpaceThe apartment has white angular ceilings. The space is quaint with plenty of storage for your belongings. There is a large desk to spread out any task with wifi. The T.V. pulls out from the wall can be angled anywhere. The bathroom has an open spa shower, with a seat. A queen bed covered with pillows and a duvet for a comfy quiet nights rest. The air here is a recipe for a great nights sleep. A full kitchen, everything from utensils to cookware. Breakfast is provided by local businesses, farms, and bakery. Guest AccessFeel free to walk around the property. Have a seat on the stone bench by the river. Enjoy moments of serenity sitting by the Lilly pond. Savor a morning stroll along the long driveway as the silence makes you listen. Interaction with GuestsThere is a note on the desk with my info if you need anything.
Help yourself to the brochures on the desk.
Knock on my door anytime, I am friendly and I love people from everywhere. Or, I respect that some of you just want your privacy. The NeighborhoodA Brief History of Milton
This beautiful section of Litchfield, CT was originally settled about 1740. In its earliest days it was known as the “Northwest Section,” but soon was called “Blue Swamp” because of the blue gentian wild flowers that grew beneath the many tamarack trees which flourished in the swampy area. The name Milton was chosen in 1795, probably in honor of John Milton, the English poet. Getting AroundDefinitely need a car. Other Things to NoteVOGUE NOVEMBER 2016
LIVING and TRAVEL
"Why Litchfield County, Connecticut Is Catching Up to the Catskills as the Perfect Weekend Getaway"
With its well-known hippie towns, stunning mountain vistas, and variety of cool-kid outposts, New York’s Catskill region gets plenty of well-deserved accolades—and, of course, plenty of visitors. But for those looking for a city escape that’s just a tad less buzzy, there’s an equally impressive and just as easy to get to option on the other side of the Hudson River: Connecticut’s Litchfield County.
Long a popular country retreat for NYC finance types, the area—which includes the picturesque towns of New Preston, Kent, New Milford, Litchfield, Bantam, and Washington—has recently become a favorite for creatives looking to recharge, too. “There’s something for everyone: art galleries, outdoor activities, shopping, great food,” explains Cheri Bowen, a talent manager at The Society Management, who purchased a weekend home in the county earlier this year. “With its covered bridges, forests, and rivers, the scenery is gorgeous. In fact, every season challenges the next for which is more beautiful. The leaves this fall have been taking my breath away.”
Connecticut has the longest fall foliage season in New England, and since it’s peaking for the next few weeks, there’s never been a better time to plan your own leaf-peeping weekend away. Below, a look at where to stay, shop, and eat should you decide to go. Just be warned that, according to Bowen, there is one tiny downside: “The drive back home when you realize there are five whole days to wait until you get to come back again.”