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 in the entryway.
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 NoteNOVEMBER 2016 VOGUE LIVING> 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.”
THINGS TO DO:
Great summer/winter sports in this area.
1) Hartford Recreation Center transformed into a winter wonderland during the colder months offering activities such as snow shoeing, sledding, ice skating, and is Connecticut’s only full-service cross country ski center. With three hundred and fifty acres of pristine woodland, lakes and wildlife it provides breathtaking scenery for the cross country skier.
2) Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall, Connecticut has just renovated its lodge. Pros: great snow (real and homemade), well marked trails, new lifts.
3) Ski Sundown is a small ski area located in New Hartford, Connecticut. It's half the size of Mohawk Mountain and has more beginner trails. This ski area is a great place for an intro to snow sports or to tune your skills. They have a ski school and a comfortable lodge. The terrain park is a favorite for snowboarders.
4) Ski Butternut and 5) Catamount are two other favorite areas just over the NY/ Mass borders.
White Memorial Park. There is a 1 mile trail on bridges. It is built over wetlands, you can hear the grasses.
Mt. Tom State Park. Mt. Tom is one of the oldest parks in the state park system; it is named for the mountain within its boundaries. There is a stone tower on top of the mountain.
Longer list can check on line.
Local farms to visit:
Arethusa Farm provides dairy in this area.
Thorncrest Farm, artisanal chocolates
Meraki (quick bites)
Arethusa Al Tavola
@ the Corner
West Street Grill
The Studio Woman's apparel
Great stores for shopping in the town of Litchfield
The Fabric Studio has the most extaordinary fabrics in one place-a must visit