What’s more, they’ve earned international acclaim for outstanding, locally sourced cuisine and impeccable service. Ideal in summer, all are beautiful in autumn foliage and winter snows. Whatever you’re after–pure romance, communing with nature, or kicking back to recharge–read on.
First Stop: Winvian Farm in Morris, Connecticut
Tucked into the Litchfield Hills at the foot of the Berkshires, Winvian has a charming history to go with its lovely country setting. What began in 1775 as a private estate was transformed,
Winvian’s most famous calling card may be its 18 uniquely designed cottages, each appointed around an imaginative theme. Picture waking up in a musical conservatory; a posh helicopter; or a lodge built into a giant oak. Each is tucked tucked discreetly into the surrounding meadows and woodlands, and huge, woodburning fireplaces boost their coziness and romance quotients.
Winvian’s 5-star, seed-to-table restaurant gets accolades from both first timers and repeat diners alike. Its imaginative menus revolve around the freshest seasonal offerings, sourcing herbs and vegetables from Winvian’s own organic gardens and other, local farms.
Second Stop: Blantyre in Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts
Your second oasis lies some 55 miles north of Winvian in the heart of the Massachusetts Berkshires. Blantyre’s 110 acres of lawns and woodlands reflect its beginnings in the Gilded Age: the comfortable grandeur of the historic main house, a sprawling, Tudor-style mansion from 1902,
he resort prides itself on service, winning raves for above-and-beyond touches and old-world charm. Lodging includes rooms and suites in the elegant Manor House and Carriage House, along with four self-contained residences, The Cottages. Designed by separate architects, each cottage has a distinct personality and an upscale, calming vibe. All accommodations offer amenities galore.
wimming, tennis, horseback riding and serious pampering at the onsite spa. In winter, guests enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides.
Third Stop: Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont
From Blantyre, head approximately 165 miles north to discover the most spacious, off-the-beaten-path retreat of your seven-day getaway. For speed, take I-91 N, but for great scenery, consider US-7 to VT-100 N, called “Vermont’s Main Street” for its north-south footprint through the state’s center.
Seasoned travelers describe Twin Farms as among the best resorts in the world. In 2020, all
offers a choice of dining in the main house or in the seclusion of one’s own cottage or suite.