Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Bantam
(Litchfield)

Antiques

The Housatonic Trading Company

The Housatonic Trading Company offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds.  Shop online or in their showroom located in an antique 19th Century Flynn & Doyle Carriage and Slay Factory Building.

They also regularly feature online LIVE auctions a fun and exciting way to acquire new furnishings, decor and art!

920 Bantam Rd, Bantam

https://www.instagram.com/housatonictrading/

Arts

Bantam Cinema

The charming Bantam Cinema brings us the best foreign films along with Hollywood movies. Situated in an old barn, it’s small and cozy, and parking can be a challenge, but we love it and couldn’t live without it!
115 Bantam Lake Road
860.567.1916
www.bantamcinema.com

The Housatonic Trading Company

The Housatonic Trading Company offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds.  Shop online or in their showroom located in an antique 19th Century Flynn & Doyle Carriage and Slay Factory Building.

They also regularly feature online LIVE auctions a fun and exciting way to acquire new furnishings, decor and art!

920 Bantam Rd, Bantam

https://www.instagram.com/housatonictrading/

Ceramics

Bantam Tile Works

Tiles are handcrafted in their studio and include over 100 custom colors along with a collection of handmade ceramic tableware.

816 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-9306
bantamtileworks.com

Dumais Made

Offers a complete line of handmade ceramics. Their pieces combine simplicity and love for the beautiful imperfections of the process. Lighting, trays, and other fine items.

931 Bantam Rd studio 4-6
Bantam
212-620-7720
dumaismade.com

Custom Woodworking

Brown Millworks

Specializes in fine custom cabinetry, furniture, and millwork. They work with architects, builders, and designers to deliver beautiful millwork.

45 Bantam Lake Rd
Bantam
860-567-7007
brownmillworks.com

Design

Bantam Tile Works

Tiles are handcrafted in their studio and include over 100 custom colors along with a collection of handmade ceramic tableware.

816 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-9306
bantamtileworks.com

Brown Millworks

Specializes in fine custom cabinetry, furniture, and millwork. They work with architects, builders, and designers to deliver beautiful millwork.

45 Bantam Lake Rd
Bantam
860-567-7007
brownmillworks.com

Dumais Made

Offers a complete line of handmade ceramics. Their pieces combine simplicity and love for the beautiful imperfections of the process. Lighting, trays, and other fine items.

931 Bantam Rd studio 4-6
Bantam
212-620-7720
dumaismade.com

Guy Wolff Pottery

Offers traditional craftsmanship and focuses on the architectural integrity of the pot and knowledge of the materials being used.

1249 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-567-5577
guywolff.com

Housatonic Trading Co.

Showroom that offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds, available to shop online or in store.

920 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-6299
housatonictrading.com

Metal Craft LLC

Specializes in custom wood and metal architectural products, from doors, detail, and railings to custom hardware. They provide hand-crafted and machine-precision products.

607 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-6767
metalcraftllc.com

Twenty 2 Wallpaper

Designs custom wallpaper, focusing on color and texture. Inspired by small things they pride themselves on being modernists.

45 Bantam Lake Rd
Bantam
888-222-3036
twenty2.net

Fabrics & Wallpapers

Twenty 2 Wallpaper

Designs custom wallpaper, focusing on color and texture. Inspired by small things they pride themselves on being modernists.

45 Bantam Lake Rd
Bantam
888-222-3036
twenty2.net

Fitness

Litchfield Hills Aikikai

Laura Pavlik is the owner of this traditional Aikido Dojo. She teaches Aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art based on the principle of non-resistance. Aikido practice involves physical conditioning such as strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, and resilience. As well, it provides mental conditioning such as self-confidence, concentration, alertness, intuitiveness and concern for others. As a non-violent art, Aikido is great for children. No experience necessary. Nurture your mind, body and spirit. There are also Pilates classes for any level.

725 Bantam Road (Route 202)
in the Sportsman’s building
860.576.2527 or
860.567.3555
www.litchfieldaikido.com

Food

Arethusa a Mano Bakery & Café

From bagels, cinnamon rolls, a variety of doughnuts, seasonal muffins, brioche rolls, chocolate and almond croissants, and a wide selection of baked goods are offered at  Arethusa a Mano Bakery & Café, the stylish small town café. All are made on the premises and pastries are baked several times a day and so are always fresh. For lunch there are soups, cheese & crackers, quiche with salad greens, panini sandwiches, and four types of salads.

The coffee comes from  Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a Brooklyn-based company that roasts high-quality beans, using sustainable methods. This is the reason that the coffee is so good, and why your Americano will taste like no other. Enjoy your visit in this upscale cafe.

 

833 Bantam Road, Bantam CT

860-361-6600

arethusafarm.com/a-mano

facebook.com/Arethusaamano/

Arethusa Al Tavolo

The small-plates trend is alive and well here at Arethusa Al Tavolo, but there are also plates to share. Chef Dan Magill has created a repertoire of delectable choices, like the meltingly tender scallops with pieces of pork belly, and the delicate tempura squash blossoms. Naturally, the superb butter and farmer’s cheeses are made at Arethusa Farm. For dessert, try the acacia honey-yogurt panna cotta or the delicious beignets. The wonderful wine and beer list (no mixed drinks) make perfect pairings. If you’re not in the mood to linger at a table, you can pull up a seat at the bar for wines by the glass, imported beer, and some thoughtful variations on a few classic comfort foods, such as a grilled cheese sandwich made with Arethusa cheese, heirloom tomatoes, smoked bacon, and béchamel sauce. Or a grilled hamburger with herbs, farmers cheese, homemade cumin-Sriracha mayonnaise, tomato jam, and pickled onions alongside a stack of hand-cut fries. It’s perfect for those who like to fit in a small dinner and a glass of wine either before or after heading over to Bantam Cinema to catch a movie. Open Thursday to Sunday, 5:30 to 9:30pm. Reservations required.


828 Bantam Road, Bantam CT

860-567-0043

arethusaaltavolo.com

Arethusa Farm Dairy Creamery

As soon as you enter Arethusa Farm Dairy Creamery, the cozy, historic, former Bantam firehouse, you are greeted by an array of comforting aromas from homemade waffle cones, gourmet cheeses, all natural milk, creamy yogurts and rich, freshly made ice cream. Arethusa’s farm-fresh products are made from milk produced by award-winning Holstein and Jersey cows. The creamery also offers seasonal products such as heavy cream, eggnog sold in old fashioned bottles, and a beguiling cranberry dark chocolate chunk ice cream and pumpkin swirl ice cream.

822 Bantam Road, Bantam CT

860-361-6600

www.arethusafarmdairy.com

Bantam Bread Company

Using only the best natural and organic ingredients, the bakers at Bantam Bread Company create a wide selection of artisan breads made from scratch and by hand. In addition to their irresistible breads, there’s also lattice pies, tea cakes, fruit tarts, assorted pastries as well as focaccias, biscotti, and an array of imported and regional cheese as well as sauces, vinegars, oils, teas and coffees. To further tantalize your taste buds, local products such as maple syrup, organic fruits and vegetables are also sold.

853 Bantam Road, Bantam CT
860-567-2737
www.bantambread.com

Bantam Market

Run by the owners of the highly popular, Northville Market in New Milford CT, Bantam Market has the same great offerings of top notch gourmet products, home baked goods, organic foods, hot bar of prepared foods, plus a seafood counter, including sushi made fresh daily. They take pride in carrying a wide range of wheat, dairy, and gluten free products. Check their website for weekly specials!

793 Bantam Road, Bantam CT

860-567-8647

www.northvillemkt.com

Bantam Pizza & Restaurant

Around the county there are lots of spots where you can find great old fashioned pizza at reasonable prices, but nothing quite like Bantam Pizza & Restaurant. At this local, homey and comfortable restaurant, one taste of their pizza and you’ll be sure to go back for more. Excellent service, polite staff, and a great central location.

768 Bantam Road, Bantam CT

860-567-8357

http://www.bantampizza.com

Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar

They use seasonal ingredients to create a menu that is fresh, made from scratch, and full of global inspiration. The menu changes as the seasons do. They strive to use the best of locally sourced produce and seafood.

810 Bantam Road, Bantam
860.361.6730
mockingbirdkitchenandbar.com

Wood’s Pit Barbecue

Go-to for BBQ dishes, sandwiches, and traditional Mexican fare. Full bar.

123 Bantam Lake Road, Bantam
860.567.9869
woodspitbbq.com

Wood’s Pit BBQ & Mexican Café

If you’re in the mood for barbecue or enchiladas followed by a cooling beverage, then this rustic eatery (where the hot-n-honey wings are particularly satisfying) is for you. Sip on a cold beer or a refreshing margarita before catching a film at the Bantam Theater next door.

123 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209
860.567.9869
www.woodspitbbq.com

Zini’s Restaurant

Mouthwatering cuisine, authentic pasta dishes, homemade breads, salad dressings, sauces, and succulent desserts.

938 Bantam Road, Bantam
860.567.1613
zinisrestaurant.com

Furniture

Housatonic Trading Co.

Showroom that offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds, available to shop online or in store.

920 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-6299
housatonictrading.com

Furniture

Housatonic Trading Co.

Showroom that offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds, available to shop online or in store.

920 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-6299
housatonictrading.com

Goods

Bantam Tileworks

Bantam Tileworks has handcrafted tiles in astonishing color palettes. Rethink your bathroom, make over a table, maybe take up the game of chess — they create cool boards.

816 Bantam Road
860.361.9306
www.bantamtileworks.com

Sportmen’s of Litchfield

Sportmen’s of Litchfield is one of the best places around for athletic equipment, gear, apparel, and footwear. Longtime family-run business.

725 Bantam Road

(Route 202)

Bantam

www.sportsmens.biz

Outdoors

Bantam Lake Circle Bike Ride

This 10-mile bike ride starts off with hills, then becomes easier. Beginning at the entrance to White Memorial on Rte. 202, right onto Bissel Rd., right onto Alain White Rd., right onto East Shore Rd., right onto Rte. 109, right onto Rte. 209, right onto North Shore Rd, right onto Rte. 202.

Speciality

Guy Wolff Pottery

Offers traditional craftsmanship and focuses on the architectural integrity of the pot and knowledge of the materials being used.

1249 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-567-5577
guywolff.com

Metal Craft LLC

Specializes in custom wood and metal architectural products, from doors, detail, and railings to custom hardware. They provide hand-crafted and machine-precision products.

607 Bantam Rd
Bantam
860-361-6767
metalcraftllc.com

Uncategorized

Michelle Sabin Interior Design

Local boutique interior design business based in Bantam practicing residential interior design, home staging, and consultation in Litchfield County and the Hudson Valley. Hours M-F 10-6 pm.

Michelle Sabin Interior Design
80 Prospect Mountain Road
Bantam CT 06750
860-795-4852

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