There’s still time to book a luxe getaway for fall, and we have the perfect option ready and waiting: the historic Winvian Farm in northwestern Connecticut.
We love this Relais & Chateaux property for so many reasons, not least of which includes its natural beauty and refined brand of New England luxury. And our clients agree- we’ve been helping discerning travelers build a picture-perfect Winvian Farm experience that makes all their Autumn dreams come true!
Crafted by Lugos Travel, your luxurious and stress-free fall getaway will include:
Lodging options at Winvian include 18 cottages and the Hadley Suite – and no two are the same. Private, sumptuous options include a New England lighthouse cottage, a grown-up treehouse, and a stone lodge with a centerpiece fireplace. There’s even one with a fully-restored 1968 U.S. Coast Guard helicopter inside.
Five of the cottages are dog-friendly, and all are outfitted with upscale amenities such as Nespresso coffee makers and Bose stereo systems.
Peak Fall Colors
The main draw of New England in the fall is of course their legendary fall foliage. Winvian Farm itself turns into a fall color paradise. Set on 113-acres, the farm is filled with old-growth leaf-changing trees that burst into bright yellows, organs, and reds.
Your trip could also include leaf watching from a hot air balloon, or a personalized fall color tour through some of the best local spots. If you prefer to wander nature on your own, the property is surrounded by Connecticut’s largest nature and wildlife sanctuary – simply walk (or bike, as all cottages come equipped with two of them) from your cottage and straight onto miles of hiking and biking nature trails.
Peak color times are difficult to predict, and vary from year to year, but in general, mid-September to mid-October is usually the perfect time for leave watchers in this area.
A Restorative Spa Retreat
Winvian’s on-site spa is an excellent place to indulge in some fall pampering. Book an afternoon of treatments as an individual or couple, sip tea in the sun room, or warm up in the sauna. Tibetan sound therapy and private yoga sessions are also available, and, weather permitting, you can schedule an outdoor massage to soak up even more of nature’s relaxing properties.
Homegrown Fine Dining
Much of what it served at Winvian’s exceptional farm-to-table restaurant is grown right on Winvian Farm itself. Everything from the organic vegetables to the honey to the eggs were crafted on-site. Even the flowers on your table were picked fresh from their garden that morning.
Menus are seasonal and subject to daily changes depending on what’s ready to prepare. Hands-on cooking lessons are available in the kitchen, where you can learn more about how the Farm is keeping fine dining exceptionally local.
A Private Car and Chauffer
Winvian Farm has partnered with Volvo to offer guests exclusive access to a 2020 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription, housed on the property, and available to reserve for your Connecticut countryside day trips.
If you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, we can reserve a chauffeur to help you get around – an especially good option if you’re planning on visiting a local distillery or winery.
Some guests travel to Winvian for a complete escape from their busy lives. They picked the right place – you could spend an entire week enjoying the view from your private cottage porch while doing nothing more than catching up on your reading and enjoying a perfect cup of coffee or glass of wine. We’ll make sure a bottle (or two) of a local beverage is waiting for you when you arrive.
…or Daily Activities
But, if you’re looking to do a bit more exploring, know that you won’t be bored at Winvian. Fly fishing, kayaking, and horseback riding are some of the activities you could add to your itinerary. Golf and tennis options are nearby as well. And Winvian is located just outside the quintessentially Connecticut village of Lichfield, which offers local shopping and dining as well as plenty of fall events.
How to Book Your Stay at Winvian Farm
When you book your stay at Winvian Farm through Lugos Travel, you’ll benefit from the long-standing relationship we have with this exclusive property. Our travel team will arrange your itinerary down to the last detail, making your fall getaway luxe and stress-free.
Contact us here to get started.