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Sustainable Luxury: a Winvian Value

Last month The New York Times spoke with Winvian’s managing director Heather Smith Winkelmann about one the unique obstacles facing luxury resorts working toward greater…

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Interview with Shari Mahan

Bring Your Team to Winvian to Reconnect and Recharge As Winvian’s Corporate Events Specialist, Shari Mahan excels at mixing business with pleasure. With extensive experience…

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The Winvian Wedding Experience

True love deserves true elegance, and a Winvian Wedding delivers. Winvian invites couples to make the entire 113-acre estate their own for an unforgettable weekend…

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More Praise for Winvian Farm

Not long ago, we had the privilege of hosting Cary Dunst and his wife for their 20th wedding anniversary: a getaway Dunst wrote about last October…

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The Best Luxury Spa in the U.S.

One of the crown jewels of the Winvian Farm property—and the Winvian experience itself—is our luxury spa, a 5,000-square-foot wellness oasis that specializes in pure…

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Westchester Magazine

Here at Winvian Farm, we’re proud to host travelers from all across New England, the country, and, indeed, the world. This upscale Litchfield Hills retreat…

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An Interview with Maggie Smith

First established as the Litchfield Hills home of Dr. Seth Bird, Winvian Farm has been in the Smith family since 1948. (That’s when we gained…

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A Conversation With Chef Chris Eddy

Here at Winvian Farm, our AAA Five Diamond culinary experience is foundational to our luxury hospitality. We’re proud to offer the very finest in seed-to-table cuisine in…

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See What People Are Saying About Winvian

Summer’s smiling down on New England, which means you’re overdue for a luxurious escape to the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut here at Winvian Farm!…

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A Family Visit to Winvian Farm

Spring’s unfolding in full force, and summer—with its long, languid days and endless opportunities for outdoor fun and R&R—is knocking on the doorstep here in…

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Refreshed & Renovated Winvian Cottages

The Winvian team has been busy! We’re excited to announce some significant renovations of seven of our beloved luxury cottages, and hope you can check…

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Recent Accolades for Winvian Farm

Here at Winvian Farm, we’re focused on giving our guests a singular luxury hospitality experience in the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. It’s always heartening…

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Best Rustic Wedding Venues in The U.S.

At Winvian Farm, we’re proud to serve as one of the best locations for a countryside destination wedding in all of New England. Indeed, we’d…

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Stay Up To Date with Winvian Farm

With all genuine modesty, we admit it’s always a treat to see our 113-acre sanctuary of luxury hospitality in the Litchfield Hills spotlighted in the…

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Holiday Gatherings at Winvian Farm

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means many folks are making plans right now to spend part of it with us here…

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Fall in Litchfield Hills, CT

The Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut are a marvelous place to be anytime of year, but it’s hard to beat fall when it comes to…

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Litchfield Magazine Profile: Chef Eddy

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm is among the components of our luxury Litchfield Hills resort that we’re most proud of: a beautifully arrayed space presenting spectacular, seed-to-table…

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We Love Dogs at Winvian Farm

Stretching across a beautiful 113 acres of the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut—and offering some of the finest luxury hospitality in New England—Winvian Farm makes…

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Christina Kamenos & Cocktails

Whether enjoyed in The Restaurant at Winvian Farm or at our brand-new Maggie’s Tavern, our cocktails here at Winvian are definitely something to write home about….

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Maggie’s Tavern Opening at Winvian Farm

The farm-to-table AAA Five Diamond cuisine and exquisite ambience our Restaurant at Winvian Farm offer are truly beloved by our guests. Now, we’re happy to…

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Professional Spotlight: Lauren Beecher

One of the most acclaimed of our many hospitality assets here at Winvian Farm is our luxury spa, no question. This gorgeous, tranquil, and well-appointed…

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What People Are Saying About Winvian Farm

A very Happy New Year from everyone at the Winvian Farm team! We’re full of good feeling: at the prospect of a fresh, full-of-promise 2022,…

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Warm Holiday Wishes from Winvian Farm

On behalf of myself and the extraordinary Winvian Team, warmest greetings from Winvian Farm! We wish you a blessed and joyous holiday season.

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Luxury Spa in the Litchfield Hills, CT

As fall unfolds with its usual magnificence in the Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, now’s a wonderful time to join us here at Winvian Farm—and…

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Endless Activities in Litchfield Hills, CT

There’s nothing wrong with joining us here at Winvian Farm and doing—well, doing not much of anything, really, aside from marinating in the luxury of…

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Will & Jill of Hungry Reaper Farm

Fantastic seed-to-table dining is part of our M.O. here at Winvian Farm. We’re excited to announce a major development on that front: As our very…

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Everybody Water at Winvian Farm

At Winvian Farm, we love supporting local businesses, and supporting initiatives that help protect the planet and promote social justice. We also, of course, love…

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Memorable Weddings at Winvian Farm

At Winvian Farm, we pride ourselves on providing one of the most magical wedding venues in New England here on our 113 acres in the…

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Artist Jennifer Sabella at Winvian Farm

Guests at Winvian Farm find themselves surrounded by plenty of beauty: the beauty of the forests and fields of the Litchfield Hills, first and foremost,…

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Ride in Style in the Litchfield Hills

We’re a tad excited, to put it mildly, to introduce our Winvian Farm guests to our newest ride—one they have access to for day trips…

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My Safest Mid-Pandemic Trip Yet: A Stay at Winvian Farm in Connecticut

©The Points Guy by Zach Griff This year, the holidays looked a lot different. Instead of redeeming points for a beach vacation in the Caribbean,…

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Read What People Are Saying About Winvian Farm

Here at Winvian Farm, we are, of course, most fixated on giving our guests from near and far the most wonderful luxury hospitality in one…

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Happy Holidays From Winvian Farm!

From everyone here at Winvian Farm, here’s wishing you a very happy holidays—whatever traditions you’re observing! This is a holiday season like none other—at the…

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Black Friday Special at Winvian Farm

20% Added Value Offer Now Good Through CyberMonday Want to earn some mega-level Secret Santa points this season? We’ve got the perfect idea: Take advantage…

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Best Fall Activities Near Winvian Farm

Every season’s lovely up here in the Litchfield Hills, but many locals and out-of-towners particularly swoon over autumn. After all, the fall colors of northwestern…

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The Best Connecticut Getaway

Couldn’t you use a vacation—a safe, socially distanced, not-too-much-ground-covered kind of vacation—right about now? It’s been a trying year, to put it mildly, and many…

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Exclusive Corporate Retreats at Winvian Farm

The allure of Winvian Farm for corporate retreats is not just about such specific attributes as our varied and well-appointed event facilities, the comprehensiveness of…

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2019 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winner

Our Restaurant at Winvian Farm was honored recently with a 2019 Award of Excellence from the magazine Wine Spectator. We couldn’t be prouder of the distinction,…

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Holidays at Winvian Farm

Soak up the postcard-perfect scenery and tranquil (but festive!) atmosphere of the Litchfield Hills for the holiday season with a getaway to Winvian Farm! Snowy…

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Winvian Farm: A Boutique AAA Five Diamond Hotel

We’d like to share several wonderful accolades we’ve recently received here at Winvian Farm. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t immensely proud of…

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Chocolate Diamonds at Winvian Farm

Cooler, crisper weather is just around the corner, given the season, which only makes a getaway to Winvian Farm that much cozier. (From u-pick outings…

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Fall In The Litchfield Hills

We love all the seasons here in the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut, but there’s no question that many of our returning Winvian Farm guests…

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Planning a Winter Wonderland Wedding

By Elizabeth Goslee, Events Manager Fabulous as they are, summer soirees and leaf-peeping festivities don’t exhaust the possibilities when it comes to a dream wedding…

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Top 10 Reasons to Summer in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills

Northwestern Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills make one of the Northeast’s finest summer escapes, well-endowed with scenic beauty, pastoral tranquility, and plenty of charming culture and fascinating…

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Glowing Reviews For Winvian Farm

Here at Winvian Farm, we’re always very honored to get a shout-out (or three) via some high-profile press. Today we’d like to pass along a…

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Team Building Meetings At Winvian

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” said Peter Drucker: something any organizer of a corporate getaway ought to keep in mind. If you’re looking for a…

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Maple Sugaring at Winvian Farm

At Winvian Farm, we pride ourselves on serving our guests with deeply local cuisine. That’s certainly partly because our Executive Chef Chris Eddy cares passionately about “seed-to-table”…

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Microgreens At Winvian Farm

If you’re a first-time winter visitor to Winvian Farm, it may come as a surprise that our fine-dining restaurant’s “seed-to-table” approach continues during these cold—and cozy—months. That…

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Luxurious Spa at Litchfield Hills Hotel

Happy New Year from all of us here at Winvian Farm! With 2019 still newly born and fresh-faced, ripe with possibility, now’s the perfect time…

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Luxury Dining at Winvian Farm

Here at Winvian Farm, our hospitality goes beyond the perfection of our luxury accommodations here in the Litchfield Hills: We also provide some of the…

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Top Resorts in New England: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

We’ve got some exciting news to announce here at the Winvian Farm blog: Our luxurious Litchfield Hills property has earned a high-profile spot in the Condé…

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Celebrate the Holidays at Winvian

With All Hallow’s Eve with all of its spooks and jack-o’-lanterns just around the corner, now’s the time to get in the holiday frame of…

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Luxury Hotel near Savor Litchfield

The Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut lay claim to a magnificent food-shed: fertile lands and diverse regional ingredients whose bounty comes exuberantly and creatively tapped…

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Luxury Hotel For Corporate Retreats

Offering the utmost in luxury hospitality, while breaking down the wall of pretentiousness, Winvian Farm is an ideal getaway for your next corporate event. Imagine…

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Winvian Farm Mentioned on Brides.com

Here at Winvian Farm, we of course welcome one and all for a one-of-a-kind luxury retreat in northwestern Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills: one of the truly…

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The Art at Winvian Farm

Many elements—historic and contemporary, natural and manmade, straightforward and intangible—go into the Winvian Farm experience. An intrinsic one, certainly, is art. Artistic spirit pervades our…

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Celebrating Newlyweds in Litchfield Hills, CT

On a gorgeous 113 pastoral acres in the Litchfield Hills lies a getaway hosting authentically warm luxury hospitality, five-star seed-to-table cuisine, venues and lodgings that…

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Woman at the Wheel

Here at Winvian Farm, we’re always happy to point our beloved guests to the many fantastic destinations in our greater neighborhood here in Northwest Connecticut’s…

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Celebrating Winvian’s 10th Anniversary

It is hard for me to believe that it has been 10 years since Winvian Farm opened its doors as a boutique hotel in the…

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Top 12 Most Romantic Getaways in New England

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to invite any and all sweethearts, lovebirds, and, well, valentines to our lavish Litchfield Hills retreat here…

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Planning a Hygge Vacation in Litchfield Hills, CT

Are you familiar with the Scandinavian concept of hygge?

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Winter Events near Litchfield Hills, CT

Winter casts a ravishing spell here in the Litchfield Hills, and with the combination of rustic beauty and premier luxury accommodations that defines Winvian Farm,…

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Spa Getaways in Litchfield Hills, CT

A stay at Winvian Farm is restorative in the deepest sense. The beauty of our 113-acre property—a pastoral quilt of forest and field well embodying…

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A Taste of Fall in Litchfield Hills, CT

Think you need to travel all the way to Vermont for the quintessential New England autumn experience? Well, think again.

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Agricultural Fairs in the Winvian Neighborhood

As our New England summer here in the Litchfield Hills crescendos to its glorious height, the bounty of the season is beginning to roll in—and it’ll…

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Summer Swimming Holes in Connecticut

A day’s outing to a lovely natural swimming hole must rank among the quintessential delights of summertime. As a guest of ours at Winvian Farm,…

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Lime Rock Park

The Litchfield Hills are one of America’s tranquil corners, no question: a place to relax, to play outside, to soak up some fresh air and…

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Our Neighbors: White Memorial Conservation Center

The Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut, our home ground here at Winvian Farm, are one of New England’s loveliest and most serene corners.

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Winvian Farm & White Flower Farm

With the spring equinox freshly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to officially pronounce that spring has sprung up here in the beautiful Litchfield Hills…

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Touring Connecticut’s Sugarhouses During Maple Syrup Season!

Think maple sugaring, and you probably think Vermont, right? Or maybe Quebec, the biggest producer of maple syrup in the world?

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Star Gazing in Litchfield Hills

Hey, the Big Apple’s a fabulous city, no doubt about it. But the legitimately thrilling 24-hour glow of the City That Never Sleeps does a…

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One week in… Boston, Litchfield County, and the Berkshires

For decades, Litchfield County , located in the hills of western Connecticut, has drawn stylish New Yorkers looking for a sophisticated country getaway. Read more …

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Upon arrival, furry guests are offered treats and a special tennis ball,

perfect for chasing around the meadows and woodlands of the 113-acres property nestled in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Read more

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Fantasy Farm: Winvian attracts city dwellers to country life

Accurately described once as “Norman Rockwell meets Alice in Wonderland,” Winvian Farm is a hidden fairy tale land in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills. Read more  

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Wedding Venues in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

Get hitched in the bucolic bliss at one of northwestern Connecticut’s prettiest country locales. With its storybook setting of village greens, white spired churches, and…

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5 Luxurious Lodges to Stay In

Embrace the rustic charm of an historic lodge, farm or homestead this winter.  Winvian Farm,  18 unique cottages make up this 113 acre property in…

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The Power of a Good Old-Fashioned Book: Hotels with Great Reading Rooms

Despite rising Internet advertising rates and the growing popularity of e-readers, there is that rare breed of hotel that truly understands the power of a…

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Chef Chris Eddy’s Five Diamond Recipe: Become A Seed To Table Farm

As Eddy and his team become more confident with the expanding farm, it spread onto fields that historically sustained hay production and has since continued…

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Winvian Farm Named One of the Most Romantic Getaways in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler

Traveler readers bestowed top marks on these 20 resorts—all voted ideal getaways for two in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Read more…

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Winvian Farm Named 1 of 18 Spectacular Hotels to Add to Your Bucket List by Trivago

Whether it’s made of ice, a historical must-see, or simply too luxurious for words, these hotels are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime….

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Winvian Farm, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in the Litchfield Hills

Located in the Litchfield Hills about two hours from NYC, there is a quiet place surrounded by woods and lakes. Spanning 113 acres of fresh…

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Winvian Farm Named 1 of 11 Romantic Retreats Perfect for Winter by Forbes

It’s February. If you’re thinking of traveling for a romantic getaway (be it for Valentine’s day or, better, just for the heck of it), you…

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Winvian Farm Named 1 of 9 Best Weekend Getaways from NYC by Jetsetter

It’s February and the winter blahs are setting in. The best way to break up the gray and dreary days? Head to one of these…

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The Coastal Traveler at Winvian Farm

One way to measure the excellence (or mediocrity) of a resort is how pleased you are to be there during lousy weather. I recently had…

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The Most Romantic Weekend Getaways in the US: Readers’ Choice Awards

Traveler readers bestowed top marks on these 20 resorts – all voted ideal getawasy for two in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Read More…

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Let It Snow: 11 Cozy, Romantic Retreats That Are Perfect For Winter

It’s February. If you’re thinking of traveling for a romantic getaway (be it for Valentine’s day or, better, just for the heck of it), you…

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Cure cabin fever with a cabin

It’s a dull, cold, long winter in New England — the perfect excuse for a cabin-in-the-woods getaway with your cross-country skis, snowshoes, Scrabble, and sense…

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Winvian Farm in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills Teams Up with Tesla Motors

Morris, CT, January 7, 2016 – Winvian Farm, the award-winning AAA Five-Diamond resort and restaurant, and New England’s only property with an organic working farm,…

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The Restaurant at Winvian Farm Awarded AAA 5-Diamond Award for Sixth Consecutive Year!

Congratulations to you and your team for retaining the coveted Five Diamond Rating!  This achievement ranks The Restaurant at Winvian Farm establishment esteemed by our…

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Winvian Farm Awarded AAA 5-Diamond Award for the Sixth Consecutive Year!

Congratulations to you and your team for retaining the coveted Five Diamond Rating!  This achievement ranks Winvian Farm as a premier establishment esteemed by our…

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The Restaurant at Winvian Farm Awarded the Coveted AAA Five Diamond Award for 6th Straight Year

Congratulations to you and your team for retaining the coveted Five Diamond Rating!  This achievement ranks Winvian Farm as a premier establishment esteemed by our…

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Winvian Farm Awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for 6th Straight Year!

This achievement ranks Winvian Farm as a premier establishment esteemed by our professional inspectors, the hospitality industry, and over 55 million AAA/CAA members. Fewer than…

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Winvian Farm Named a “2015 Top 100 Hotel & Resort in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler

The 100 best hotels and resorts in the world, selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers in the annual Reader’s Choice Awards. See the list of…

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Winvian Farm Named a “2015 Top 25 US Resort” by Conde Nast Traveler

The top 25 US hotels and resorts in the world, selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers in the annual Reader’s Choice awards. See the list…

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Winvian Farm Named a 2015 “Top 20 New England Resort” by Conde Nast Traveler

The top 20 New England resorts in the world have been selected by Condé Nast Traveler readers in the annual Reader’s Choice awards. See the…

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Camping with Creature Comforts

There’s something romantic about the idea of camping — breathing in that crisp air all day, the smoky scent of the campfire at night, and…

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Most Unique Places to Spend the Night in Every State

Whether you are looking to go camping in a beautiful National Park, sleep in a treehouse, or scuba dive to your bed underwater, America is…

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10 Incredible Treehouse Hotels in the US

The Treehouse at Winvian Farm Where: Litchfield Hills, Connecticut You won’t soon forget a night in the Treehouse at Winvian Farm, one of the eighteen…

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Luxury Resort Partners with Wings Air Helicopters Out of Westchester

A Hop, Skip and a Flight to Winvian Farm: Luxury Resort Partners with Wings Air Helicopters Out of Westchester, New York MORRIS, CT – June…

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Pools, Pigs, Pullets…and Sheep!

Pools, Pigs, Pullets & Sheep Extend Guest Enhancements At Winvian, Relais & Châteaux in Connecticut LITCHFIELD HILLS, CT, March 2015– Pools, pigs, pullets and sheep…

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Castello di Brolio Wine Dinner at Winvian April 23, 2015

If you have time for only one castle in Tuscany, this is it. At the end of the 12th century, when Florence conquered southern Chianti,…

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10 Ways to Overcome Cabin Fever

As the nights grow longer and temperatures fall, let us remember that this is the time of year when many freelancers succumb to cabin fever. …

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Winvian is Named a Top US Resort by Conde Nast!

In the heart of Yankee Connecticut, Winvian is a perfect retreat for the jaded captain of industry wanting to reconnect with his playful inner child….

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Winvian Named a Best Overall Restaurant, Expert’s Pick

Get ready to bite into the restaurants judged the best of the best in Connecticut by our “experts,” who range from veteran restaurant critics and…

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Best Weekend Getaway for Couples

Winvian in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut is set on 113 acres with a lush forest and lakes, enough to attract anyone wanting to escape…

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Winvian in 2015

Why Visit Winvian in 2015?  Read On for the Top Five Reasons… Nestled in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in Connecticut farm country is Winvian, a…

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Moto-Man had quite the adventure, driving the all new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe to Winvian.

August 2014- MotoMan had quite the adventure during the first drive of the all new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe, so much so we had to…

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One of America’s Best Restaurants Hosts Connecticut Organic Farming Fundraiser

Connecticut Magazine attended the Second Annual Special Culinary Fundraiser for CT NOFA Friday evening at Winvian, where Chef Claire Crisculuolo of Claire’s Corner Copia in…

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Unplug & Recharge CTvisit

June 2014- Rediscover what is in your backyard! For the full video click here  

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Winvian Sparkles Again with 2 Five Diamond Awards From AAA

Litchfield County’s idyllic northwest corner again is home to the state’s only AAA Five Diamond properties in Connecticut’s ring of outstanding restaurants and lodgings. At…

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Winvian Farm Named One of America’s Top Restaurants

Winvian Farm, Connecticut’s highly sought after resort in the Litchfield Hills, has been singled out by the prestigious Zagat as one of “America’s Top Restaurants…

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Bridal Guide Resort Roundup

January/February 2014 – Bridal Guide features Winvian and our Treehouse Cottage in their Resort Roundup for brides and grooms. For the full article click here…

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Boston Globe’s Coziest Hotels

November 2013 – The Boston Globe features Winvian’s Beaver Lodge and Artist cottages in their photo gallery for New England’s coziest hotels. For the full…

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Travel + Leisure Hotel Issue

June 2013 – Editor-in-chief Nancy Novogrod mentions the cooking school at Winvian in her editor’s letter. Please see the full article here (PDF).

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Forbes Life A-List

November 2012 – Forbes Life features Winvian and Beaver Lodge in their A-list of travel tips. For the full article click here (PDF).

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A Helicopter Cottage in Connecticut

December 2007 – The Wall Street Journal Online writes about how Winvian provides that perfect cozy reprieve during the winter months and how our Helicopter…

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