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Westchester Magazine

September 14, 2023 10:15 am

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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 of ours provides a truly special, truly one-of-a-kind getaway: 113 acres of rustic-luxe paradise, essentially, and readily accessible from some of the East Coast’s biggest and most bustling cities and metropolitan areas.



An Interview with Maggie Smith

August 16, 2023 12:40 pm

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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 our name: a portmanteau of Winthrop and Vivian.)

The property’s been magnificently restored and expanded as a premier New England luxury retreat by owner Maggie Smith and her daughter Heather Smith Winkelmann (Winvian Farm’s managing director).

Today at the Winvian Farm blog, we bring you an interview with our proprietress Maggie, who talks about the importance of maintaining this Northwest Connecticut resort in the family, the remarkably close-knit Winvian Farm team (which essentially functions as an extended family), and her vision for the future: namely, continuing to enhance what’s already a world-class getaway while continuing to strive for ecologically conscious sustainability.

Without further ado, let’s dive into a Q&A with Winvian Farm’s visionary head honcho!


A Conversation With Chef Chris Eddy

June 28, 2023 11:26 am

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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 the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut, setting our resort apart as not just a place to stay (and a lauded wellness retreat and event venue), but also a regional dining destination.

Our not-so-secret weapon on the culinary front is Winvian Farm’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy, who helms an incredibly talented team and expresses a singular gastronomic vision and philosophy that all of our guests benefit from.

We recently set down with Chef Chris to pick his brain a little and find out what diners at Winvian Farm can expect at our on-site farm-to-fork restaurant this summer. (more…)

See What People Are Saying About Winvian

May 30, 2023 4:42 pm

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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!

To whet your appetite, we’ve rounded up some of the latest accolades our 113-acre resort has accrued in media coverage. We can talk all day about why you should come stay with us, but you don’t only have to take our word for it… (more…)