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Top 10 Reasons to Summer in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills

May 31, 2019 4:08 pm

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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 history woven into the whole affair. You won’t find a better luxury perch within this region than Winvian Farm.

It’s perfectly acceptable to simply relax in our beautiful resort spread during your stay—you’ll have our own ample slice of Litchfield Hills scenery as your playground. But if you’re hankering for a more active summer vacation, you certainly won’t be lacking for things to do. Here are 10 of the top reasons to visit our corner of New England this summer!


Glowing Reviews For Winvian Farm

April 29, 2019 5:05 pm

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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 few recent mentions—make that two mentions and one all-out profile!

Winvian Farm in Town & Country

This past February, Town & Country put our luxurious resort in the Litchfield Hills in the spotlight. Hannah Seligson’s article is a great read on one of only two Relais & Chateaux properties in all of Connecticut. The piece takes the form of a Q&A with our Winvian Farm owner, Maggie Smith, who provides an in-depth lowdown on the property and the wide range of guests we welcome all year round.


Team Building Meetings At Winvian

April 2, 2019 12:57 pm

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“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 truly distinctive venue for a business retreat—one that offers a gorgeous and tranquil setting, luxury amenities, and an array of team-building activities to deepen the meeting experience for everyone involved—you’ve found it at Winvian Farm!

Corporate Meetings & Retreats at Winvian Farm

Our luxury resort here in the Litchfield Hills is a mere two hours from New York City or Boston and conveniently reached from the Waterbury-Oxford and Bradley International airports, not to mention a close-by helipad. Yet the magic is how deliciously tucked-away our 113 acres feel from the hustle and bustle of the wider world: the perfect sanctuary for a small corporate retreat or business meeting, given how well-equipped and amenity-packed Winvian Farm is. You’ll have everything you need for a productive—and maybe transformative—function amid the rustic highlands of Northwest Connecticut.

We provide, after all, fine facilities such as our stylish Boardroom, complete technological resources, and an attentive, skillful event-coordinating staff. Eighteen uniquely designed cottages provide unforgettable accommodations, while our five-star, seasonal, farm-to-fork dining takes care of the culinary side of things to a marvelous degree.

Then there’s our luxury spa for some well-earned R&R, and the handsome New England woods and meadows of our grounds: all of it right at the fingertips of you and your attendees.

Team Building at Winvian Farm

That’s an awful lot, but it’s not even all! We know that the success of a corporate retreat or the productivity of a work session are enhanced when the itinerary goes beyond the boardroom table or the social hour to offer plenty of opportunities for group bonding and novel shared experiences.

That’s why we offer such a rich palette of team-building activities here at Winvian Farm: everything from pasta, pastry, and mixology classes to river-tubing, paddleboarding, kayaking, snowshoeing—heck, even hot-air ballooning! Your guests will love the opportunity to sample their way through a chocolate- or a wine-tasting (perhaps both?), take to the golf course together, bicycle the Litchfield Hills countryside, or go brewery- or distillery-hopping.

In combination with the versatility of our event facilities, the charm of our luxury accommodations, and the fine dining, spa treatments, and other upscale amenities on tap here, the team-building opportunities here at Winvian Farm can really take your group event to the next level.

Schedule a Meeting or Corporate Retreat at Winvian Farm Today

If we’ve whetted your appetite in terms of what we offer as a venue for team-building corporate getaways and meetings—and we certainly hope we have—we invite you to get in touch with us directly to find out more and to schedule your retreat here. Provide a few basic details over our website, and we’ll be in touch promptly!

Maple Sugaring at Winvian Farm

February 27, 2019 8:56 am

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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” gourmet dining and the selection of the freshest, most flavorful ingredients. (Don’t miss our recent blog post on the microgreens, speaking of, that liven up Winvian Farm dishes even now in the heart of winter.)