Winvian Farm Morris

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Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
Winvian Farm Morris, Connecticut - United States Of America
23 May 2022

Far from the madding crowd, in the Litchfield Hills, lies a quiet getaway. Set on 113 acres and bordering extensive woods and lakes, Winvian Farm was created to recharge and indulge. A place like this is difficult to describe for it lacks nothing.

Winvian Farm aspires to host you with no airs but graces, no extravagance or opulence, only warmth and treats. The 5-star cuisine, the wines, the Spa and the team are as unexpected as the experiences that one ultimately enjoys.

Winvian Farm is a luxury resort experience like no other. One hundred thirteen acres of heaven on earth, a lighthearted oasis of peace, comfort and Five- Diamond Fine Dining in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, where fires are bright, sleep tranquil, and the mind is free to play.

A gracious, 1775 manor stands at the heart of Winvian Farm’s historic estate, while 18 individually-designed resort cottages and the Hadley Suite on the threshold of woodlands and meadows let Winvian’s guests experience the unexpected – a night in a treehouse, a greenhouse or a musical conservatory – a most splendid getaway.

Bikes wait by every cottage door for roaming the grounds, or walk the winding paths and awaken the senses in Winvian Farm’s glorious organic gardens.

Our luxury Spa is an afternoon’s delight, and Winvian Farm’s renowned Five-Diamond Farm-to-Table Restaurant is the heartfelt response of a gifted Executive Chef, Chris Eddy.

And Winvian Farm’s 40-foot swimming pool sits discreetly in a green meadow, not far from our luscious gardens. Welcome to Winvian Farm, an absolutely extraordinary New England luxury retreat designed to recharge and indulge.

In 1775, Dr. Seth Bird, an eccentric but respected physician known for bringing a coffin along on his house calls, built a home for himself and his family in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. It was a white clapboard beauty, aproned with meadows and woods, and a comfort and sustenance for the generations.

In 1948, the Smith family bought the historic Bird estate and named it Win-Vian, a combination of the first names of Winthrop Smith and his wife Vivian.

They raised a beloved son, bounteous fruit and vegetables, and livestock on the property (today the luxury Spa stands where the pigpens once did but offers a rather nicer kind of mud treatment).

When Win died, Vivian married Charles McVay, captain of the USS Indianapolis, whose riveting story is detailed in the book “In Harm’s Way.”

With the addition of eighteen individually designed luxury cottages and Hadley Suite, Winvian Farm remains in the Smith family today, lovingly restored by Maggie Smith, her daughter Heather and son Win Smith III into a luxurious, unconventional and absolutely magnificent getaway.

The luxury accommodations of Winvian Farm are worlds unto themselves, nestled into the surrounding Connecticut woodlands and meadows.

Eighteen unique resort cottages and the Hadley Suite were designed by fifteen different architects, each with a story to tell, each a surprise, an escape, a splendid adventure. Winvian Farm is near New York and Boston as well; easy to get to yet hard to leave.

Each five-star resort cottage has its full share of traditional and not-so-traditional indulgences: king-sized beds, a patio or screened porch, fabulous bathrooms with jetted soaking tubs and rainfall steam showers, fireplaces, BOSE stereo systems, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee, Harney & Sons tea, complimentary bedside Everybody Water – and anything else you desire is only a phone call or email message away.

From the moment you arrive at Winvian Farm, we will serve you graciously with all the treats you expect from a luxury hotel.

Winvian guests also enjoy a to-die-for breakfast at no additional charge (a $70 value). And unlike urban hotels, we offer plenty of convenient free parking, next to your cottage, and at the Spa and near the pool (not that you’ll need to drive to either as each cottage has complimentary bicycles).

Have a four-legged friend in need of a getaway? Some of our favorite resort cottages are dog-friendly, including Greenhouse, Connecticut Yankee, Stone, Stable, and Music.

Retreat to the forest in a wonderful cottage of rough-cut pine and peeled tree-trunks, where an interior waterfall cascades merrily over stones. The living room is a soaring space, with a double-sided wood-burning fireplace. The bathroom is a forest fantasy; overturned tree trunks form the sinks and water pours from wall-mounted faucets.

A jetted soaking tub is sunken into the verdigris marble floor looking out to the pond and woods, and the gorgeous walk-in shower is walled with thousands of smooth river stones. The natural stone waterfall sits just behind the king sized bed and the moonlight permeates through the entire cottage.

Music is a symphony of color and clean design; a harmonious escape tucked into the New England woods. A double-sided gas fireplace warms an art-deco couch on one side and the king-sized bed on the other. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with light, draperies flow closed for privacy at the touch of a button.

In the bathroom, a jetted soaking tub and rainfall showerhead play a water music of their own. A giant marimba screens the patio and outdoor chimes, drums and gongs invite you to play. A dog-friendly Connecticut getaway.

Library is a private treasury of illustrated and literary works in a setting that evokes an Ivy League reading room – but with Winvian Farm’s deep comforts. A skylight floods the sitting area’s antiques, brass reading lamps and wood-burning stone fireplace with natural light.

Ladders climb to a book-lined, wrap-around mezzanine which overlook a sumptuous double-sided leather sleeper sofa. This 21st Century reading room includes a king-sized bed and a flat screen TV that rises from a bookcase. Relax with a book and a glass of something good on the Library’s screened porch.

A fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican helicopter is ready to rescue you. This amazing Coast Guard chopper stands at the center of a unique cottage, its rotor blades embedded in the ceiling (flights of fancy only!).

The originals are here: pilot and co-pilot seats, switches, gauges – with modern updates such as a mod sofa and flat screen TV. Take your cocktails in the cockpit, watch a film in the fuselage, relax by a glowing woodstove, and sleep in the cloud-soft king-sized bed outside the helicopter. Stylish, fun, and totally aerodynamic.

It’s tee time in this distinctive clubhouse cottage overlooking New England meadows. Lush carpets form fairways and putting greens rolling up to a wood-burning fireplace in the living room where verdant hills arc along the walls.

In the bedroom, a unique headboard silhouettes the Scottish skyline of St. Andrews where the game of golf began. A TV rises from the footboard at the touch of a button. In the bathroom, a jetted soaking tub and separate steam shower are a just reward after a gratifying day on the greens.

A remarkable experience unfolds each evening in the fire-lit 18th Century dining rooms of Winvian Farm’s renowned Litchfield Hills restaurant, The Restaurant at Winvian Farm, where simplicity and indulgence artfully converge to create the ultimate fine dining experience.

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy creates fresh and spontaneous farm-to-table menus, each dish imaginative in its beauty and flavor, a luscious handcrafted gift of seasonal ingredients from nearby farms.

To complement your culinary experience we have created an eclectic selection of wines in our wine cellar, having assembled wines from 13 countries and 37 regions including biodynamic, sustainable and organic.

It is this coming-together of romantic setting and divine cuisine that has earned us five AAA Diamonds and membership in Relais & Chateaux, a fellowship of the most outstanding hotels and luxury restaurants around the world. We are tremendously proud to be counted among such esteemed company.

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy is leading a culinary revolution with his uniquely Winvian Farm seed-to-table philosophy. The freshest, most natural non-GMO ingredients are harvested daily to create exceptional seasonal menus, for a truly luxurious fine dining experience.

Almost everything served in Winvian Farm’s revered restaurant is grown on our private estate in three greenhouses, and three acres of organic gardens.

Honey from our apiary, a henhouse, root cellar, and luscious fruit trees round out Winvian Farm’s artfully open-ended menus. Even the dining room bouquets come from Winvian Farm’s heady flower and herb beds.

It’s a small, beautiful circle from seed to table, one that creates extraordinary cuisine and points toward a more prosperous, healthy future for everyone.

Winvian Farm offers hands-on cooking classes for our guests, to encourage you expand your culinary repertoire and to keep spreading the good word of truly remarkable seed-to-table food.

You asked for it. Now we’ve got it. Casual dining has arrived at Winvian Farm in the form of Maggie’s Tavern, named for our beloved proprietor. Guests tell us they love our five-diamond restaurant. But sometimes they prefer to eat light, say a charcuterie board and a glass of wine.

Now thanks to the hard work of our food and beverage team, we have transformed our Games room into Maggie’s Tavern, with additional seating in the adjoining Solarium.

Like the Restaurant at Winvian Farm, you can expect only the freshest, most delicious ingredients (many from our gardens), prepared with elan by Chef Chris Eddy and his kitchen team.

Think specialty cocktails (with herbs from the garden) prepared by bartender Christina Kamenos, today-fresh salads, charcuterie accompanied by local and regional cheeses, inventive sandwiches, a burger to die for, delicious soups and pasta. Top it off with house-made sorbet and ice cream and cookies.

Initially, we’ll be serving lunch Wednesday through Sunday, noon until 4 pm. House guests will also enjoy lunch on Monday and Tuesday, noon until 1:30 pm.

Once we’re satisfied we’re exceeding guest expectations, we will begin a casual dinner service. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, house guests are welcome to enjoy dinner in the tavern, at the bar or in the Solarium, choosing from the nightly restaurant dinner menu.

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s multi-course fine dining menu changes almost daily; with the seasons, the ever-evolving offerings from nearby farms, even the patterns of the weather.

Each plate presented with such pride at your table is an epicurean expression of what is available from nearby farms: field-fresh, delectable, inspired… and so spontaneous that the evening’s prix fixe menu is finalized only hours before your meal.

Winvian Farm’s wine cellar is thoughtfully curated with 500 labels from 37 regions and 13 countries. This eclectic selection is carefully assembled by our sommelier who chooses wines and vintages from the very best wine-growing regions and terroirs.

Wine pairings are welcome and crafted to complement Winvian Farm’s unforgettable fine dining experience.

Utter decadence and true simplicity combine to make Winvian Farm one of the most celebrated Five-Star Dining experiences in the country.

A locavore’s seed-to-table Eden on the historic Litchfield Connecticut estate; our four dining rooms are candle-lit theaters for a world-class culinary performance from Winvian Farm’s celebrated Chefs each evening.

Set aside a private dining room for your family or group event to make the Winvian Farm Dining Experience truly your own. Meetings, celebrations or an intimate finale to a productive day unfold behind closed doors; the fireplace crackling, and special wine-pairings from Winvian Farm’s extensive Wine Cellar enhance a truly sybaritic meal.

Course after extraordinary course grace our fresh and spontaneous menus crafted daily from ingredients from nearby farms. It’s a world-class private Dining Experience like no other, check with the restaurant for private dining fees.

The Winvian Farm Spa is a realm of tranquility and pampering, a truly transformative experience the moment you step inside our 5,000 square feet of relaxation.

This luxury spa in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut is a quiet sanctuary of light and open space for individuals, couples or groups. Trees and sky fill the great arching windows of the Meditation Lounge where everything shimmers with the radiance of the reflecting pool.

Schedule an hour or an afternoon of pure bliss, with a range of restorative treatments and therapies. Private yoga and fitness, massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and skincare are practiced with a balance of ancient wisdom and modern expertise in beautiful state-of-the art facilities.

Guests are invited to bask in the sun lit lounge, relax in the sauna, and sip organic tea. Find you again, relaxed and rejuvenated in mind, body and spirit.

You don’t need to be a Winvian overnight guest to enjoy the Winvian spa experience. Everyone, including our Litchfield Hill neighbors, needs the pampering that our spa staff delivers.

There’s good reason that the Winvian Farms Spa was recently voted #4 destination spa in the country by Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards: our rejuvenating massages and body treatments and the professionals who perform them. Choose from our many styles of massage and add-ons. You can’t go wrong!

The soothing Winvian Infrared Sauna is available to all spa guests at no extra fee. Benefits include detoxification, pain and stress relief, skin purification and anti-aging as well as improved circulation and fatigue reduction.

Spend one hour relaxing the mind and body while also promoting healing. With the use of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, clear your energetic blockages and induce a state of ease and harmony.

Winvian Farm is an oasis from the hustle-and-bustle of the world. And now, we’re an oasis with a seasonal outdoor pool. Our luxury 40-foot swimming pool sits discreetly in a green meadow on the south edge of our 113-acre getaway, not far from our luscious gardens.

Picture yourself there, reclining in one of our comfy chaise lounges with a favorite book or drink, and not a care in the world. Pure magic. A luxurious pool house completes the Winvian Farm experience.

A Winvian Farm wedding is love at first sight. An uncommon celebration for an uncommon love. Winvian Farm’s historic 113-acre New England estate of rolling lawns, stone walls, wildflower meadows and enchanted woodlands is the ideal venue for a single charmed day or a weekend of unfettered joy.

The festivities unfold on every part of this storied estate. Celebrate in our elegant dining rooms, the luxurious Spa, the Solarium, and the vast, romantic Gordon Brown House.

Winvian Farm’s 18 extraordinary resort cottages and Hadley Suite can be exclusively yours. Guest accommodations for larger weddings are conveniently located nearby.

Our talented chef crafts delightfully fresh and unique farm-to-table feasts from Winvian Farm’s overflowing organic gardens. Our on-site wedding planner and attentive staff will anticipate your every need, even things you might never think to ask for.

We are also happy to work with your vendors. Fuel your imagination with Winvian Farm’s freewheeling activities. The sky’s the limit for the destination wedding of your dreams.

Tucked away in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, Winvian Farm is only two hours from New York City and Boston. Bradley International Airport is a 50-minute drive, Waterbury-Oxford is 30 minutes away, and there is a helipad in the neighborhood should your CEO want to arrive in style.

Rustic and comfy, yet well-appointed with relaxed living rooms, speak-easy lounges, and Five-Star Dining and service, Winvian’s historic private estate is uniquely suited to sparking your A-team’s creativity. Formal or relaxed, Winvian Farm’s non-traditional meeting space is totally customizable.

Winvian is best suited for executive team retreats of five to 25. Our 18 one-of-a-kind resort cottages and the Hadley Suite are nestled into the rolling New England woodlands and sprawling meadows. CEO World Magazine ranks Winvian among the “20 Most Luxurious Hotels in the United States for CEOs.”

Gather over several days, or commandeer our contemporary Boardroom for a day, with full support provided by state-of-the-art technology and staff. Winvian Farm sustains mind and body with extraordinary seasonal cuisine prepared fresh from our lush organic gardens for working breakfasts, a la carte or pre-packaged lunches, or formal dinners.

After a day of individual or group activities, decompress with a range of restorative treatments in our luxury Spa to end your day. At Winvian Farm you can take on the world, or escape from it in style.

Trust together. And are more productive. And are happier. As Peter Drucker said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” If your CEO is seeking a place not only to meet and work, but to better connect, then Winvian should be on your list.

Our clients love the accommodations and the food, but they really appreciate the activities and team-building opportunities that can really connect people to each other and to their work together. Winvian offers a range of activities, on-site and off, including:

  • Pasta Cooking Class
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Bonfire & S’mores
  • Walking & Hiking
  • Axe Throwing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Guided Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Paddle Boarding
  • River Tubing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Brewery & Distillery Touring

At Winvian Farm, every day can be as active or as idle as you wish. All 113 acres of the Litchfield, Connecticut estate are yours to play upon. Cruiser bikes stand at the ready for jaunts around the farm or around town, or enjoy a stroll to the luxury Spa to be pampered and rejuvenated.

The woods are lovely, leafy and deep, our lawns and meadows wide…all for hiking or snowshoeing, croquet, volleyball, bocce ball, hot air ballooning, and allow for countless simple pleasures, many within a small radius of Winvian Farm, like fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, golf, and horseback riding. Or simply indulge the senses in Winvian Farm’s organic gardens.

Come wind, come weather, come sit back and relax enjoy our full bar stocked with craft beers, single malts, and wines from Winvian Farm’s Wine Cellar, so you can practice the fine art of drinks by the fire with treats from Winvian Farm’s seed-to-table cuisine.

From the leisurely walks through neighboring White Memorial Wildlife Conservation, home to hiking trails that go on for miles, or the tops of nearby Mt. Tom.

Whether you like to plan out every minute or fly by the seat of your pants, hiking is an adventurous way to take in some of our spectacular Lichfield Hills views. We encourage you to stop by our front desk for trail maps of various sights and difficulty levels.


Looking for an alternate biking experience? Rent a mountain bike or take things to the next level with an electric bike from our friends in West Cornwall! The Covered Bridge Electric Bikes offers a unique biking experience tailored for a variety of levels.

Check out their neighboring farms or set your sights on a roaring waterfall, there is so much to see and explore! Gourmet Boxed Lunches included upon request.

Memories are made around a roaring fire where one can share stories and laugh while roasting marshmallows with friends and family. The roasting kit is provided, and bonfire lit for you by one of our Guest Assistants.

Litchfield Distillery batches exceptional distilled spirits, handcrafted from the highest quality, regionally harvested grains, and fruit. The Distillery features distinctive spirits for all tastes.

Your private tasting can be tailored to those just discovering the world of distilled spirits or for the advanced aficionado. Fun, informative and locally made alcohol is prepared for you to enjoy.

Allowing for individual know-how, you will have the chance to ride for one hour as you discover your way through hills and valleys on a group or private riding experience.

Remember, whether it is a romantic tromp or an exciting gallop you are after, Winvian Farm can get you there…and back. Choose from either a trail ride, learn a bit of control through an instructor guided lesson or let the youngsters get comfortable with pony rides.

Enjoy some time on the water, either fly fishing or spin casting! We offer both guided and self-guided fishing adventures to nearby rivers and lakes, with your own or guide-provided equipment. Fish rain or shine with the inclusion of a gourmet boxed lunch from the Winvian kitchen upon request.

The Drift Boat often referred to as a ‘river runner’ is an iconic shallow water vessel. Great for doing a little fishing or just going out to explore and enjoy the waves rain or shine. Gourmet boxed lunches included upon request!

This is not your average paint night! Using only artist palette knives, you will have the opportunity to create your own scape using the artist’s technique of layering, removing, scraping, and blending.

Make it a mother-daughter outing, date night, include the pup, or even get the creative juices flowing in your children and use this class as an alternative babysitter while you and your significant other enjoy the Litchfield town center.

Described appropriately as having all “the charm and beauty of what southern New England golf should,” Fairview Farm is a championship 18- hole golf course offering players an upscale private club atmosphere. The par 72 layout is located in nearby Harwinton, just 10 miles from Winvian’s gate!

Trying to escape the summer heat? Visit Farmington River Tubing and enjoy an exciting, yet relaxing, 2-mile journey down the nearby Farmington River.

The river courses through three thrilling sets of rapids and plenty of splash-worthy flat water. Farmington River Tubing provides a tube and life jacket at a cost of $25 per person. Get ready to jump in!

Experience the area’s natural beauty on the water! Paddle on Connecticut’s largest natural lake, Bantam Lake, in one of Sportsman’s canoes or kayaks.

No experience required, kayaks and canoes serve as the perfect vehicle for guests of all ages to escape the cacophony of civilization. For an additional charge, gourmet boxed lunches can be provided upon request.

Looking for a one-stop shop for all your outdoor water fun? Maybe a relaxing pontoon boat cruise around nearby Highland Lake or a test of your slalom skiing skills. Look no further. The Marina at Highland Lake offers pontoon and ski boat rentals and cruises. They also rent kayaks, canoes, and SUPs.

Looking for some fun on CTs largest natural lake located right in Bantam? How about waterskiing, tubing, wake surfing & wakeboarding?

CT Watersports has many offerings such as watersports instruction, pontoon boat charters for those seeking a more relaxing experience as well as a kids camp on weekday mornings. All experiences are inclusive of a guide or instructor.

Rooms: 18
Price: from 616 EUR per night


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