Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Kent

2022 Design Guide

This Kent store provides grill hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden implements, and tools.

Ace Hardware of Kent
18 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-927-4114

Palmer’s work is about the celebration of the natural world, with animal imagery in clay being her chosen expression.

Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane, South Kent
860-927-4680

Employs an environmentally sensitive approach to provide homes with renewable and reusable resources, building fine custom homes.

Iron Horse Builders
27 Kent Rd.
203-733-5934

Award winning architect specializing in residential design – new homes, alterations and additions, and historic preservation with a focus on communication.

John Milnes Baker
76 Spooner Hill Rd., South Kent
860-927-4262

Everything needed to elevate your garden or landscape design can be found here.

Kent Greenhouse
30 South Main St., Kent
860-787-5068

Assists clients with design decisions that work and reflect their individuality using background of training in both design and construction.

Kent Interiors
21 Muller Rd., Kent
860-927-0123

Northwest Connecticut’s full-service kitchen and bath design showroom.

Kent Kitchen Works
​6 Kent Green
860-927-4855

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Sawing High Climbers are tree service professionals. Their services include pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection installation, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, fertilizing, and removals.

Sawing High Climbers
69 David Rd., South Kent
860-801-0100

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad St.
860-927-3315

2023 Design Guide

This Kent store provides grill hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden implements, and tools.

Ace Hardware of Kent
18 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-927-4114

Palmer’s work is about the celebration of the natural world, with animal imagery in clay being her chosen expression.

Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane, South Kent
860-927-4680

Employs an environmentally sensitive approach to provide homes with renewable and reusable resources, building fine custom homes.

Iron Horse Builders
27 Kent Rd.
203-733-5934

Award winning architect specializing in residential design – new homes, alterations and additions, and historic preservation with a focus on communication.

John Milnes Baker
76 Spooner Hill Rd., South Kent
860-927-4262

Assists clients with design decisions that work and reflect their individuality using background of training in both design and construction.

Kent Interiors
21 Muller Rd., Kent
860-927-0123

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad St.
860-927-3315

Antiques

An eclectic collection of worldwide antiques featuring lots of beautiful antique, vintage, and contemporary furniture; a large selection of artwork and sculptures; varieties of glassware.

Rolling River Antiques
27 N Main St., Unit 3, Kent
860-318-6410
Instagram: @rollingriverantiques

Arts

A recent transplant from New York, Carol Corey works with a select group of contemporary artists. She also provides advice and assistance to new and experienced collectors in the acquisition of contemporary paintings, works on paper and sculpture.

Carol Corey Fine Art
6 North Main Street
917-797-9654

 

Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary
Andrew Craven of Craven Contemporary Art Gallery

An art gallery in Kent offering a curated collection of contemporary art. Craven Contemporary specializes in photographs but also shows paintings, prints, drawings, and media works.

4 Fulling Lane in Kent Barns
646 355 8142
[email protected]
Instagram: @cravencontemporary

James Barron is a private art dealer specializing in modern and contemporary American and European art, dividing his time between Rome, Italy and Kent, CT.

James Barron Art
[email protected]
917-270-8044

Contemporary fine art gallery in a beautiful post-and-beam building in Kent Barns.

Kenise Barnes Fine Art
7 and 5 Fulling Lane, in Kent Barns
Instagram: @kenisebarnesfineart

Kent Art Association provides emerging and established artists a venue to display artwork to a wide audience, recognizes artists for their achievements, and presents art related programs for the education of artists and the public since 1923. 

Kent Art Association
21 S Main St.
860-927-3989

A wonderful gallery that exhibits the work of emerging regional artists, contemporary luminaries, and modern masters. They represent many local artists such as Robert Andrew Parker and Gary Komarin, as well as legends like Hans Hoffman, Cleve Gray, and Wolf Kahn. The large main gallery allows for the exhibition of major works and large scale sculpture, while adjoining rooms provide a more intimate setting for smaller pieces.

Morrison Gallery
60 N Main St.
860-318-5750

Starr’s Studio of Dance was established in December of 2012. We are reopening from the pandemic this fall on September 12th, 2022!!!

The studio had it starts on the South Kent School campus until our current location at 10 Landmark Lane on the Kent Green opened. Here at SSD we pride ourselves on not only becoming your dance studio but your dance family!

Starr’s Studio of Dance staff uses teaching methods that focus on creativity, passion and learning. All of SSD’s current students and alumni are taught to have a strong foundation not only in dance but life as well. All of our students that have graduated our program fully, have gone on to do great things in and out of the dance industry! The studio offers a strong curriculum in dance and creative movement and that helps the dancers build skills that will last a lifetime. SSD offers many different dance styles for various age groups including: Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Rhythmic Acro, Lyrical Acro, Tumbling, Combo Classes specialty classes such as “Jump, Leaps & Turns” and “Technique, Strength & Conditioning”.

10 landmark Lane
Kent, CT. 06757
(256) 541-3631
https://www.starrsdancestudio.com/

Tim Good, the owner of the gallery, represents a number of talented artists such as Tina Close, Denny Good, Yuka Imata, Leah McCloskey, Ed Muszala, Erin Nazzaro, Eleanor Rahim, Dorrie Rifkin, Katie Ré Scheidt, Peter Seltzer, and Martha Wakeman. The gallery space is in a charming 1850’s post and beam building.

The Good Gallery
23 S Main St.
860-927-5065

Beauty

Cuts, colors, and blow outs at this Kent staple.

David Gavin Salon
25 N Main St.
860-927-4671

A hair salon offering great service to clients of all ages. They have four professional stylists to assist you in your new look. They offer multi-dimensional color services, single-process color, foils, facial waxing, perms, sets, and up-dos as well as haircuts.

5 Landmark Lane
860-927-3342

Offers classic manicures and pedicures, dip powder, gel, and french gel.

Lore’s Nail Spa
17 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-1020

Builders & Subcontractors

Employs an environmentally sensitive approach to provide homes with renewable and reusable resources, building fine custom homes.

Iron Horse Builders
27 Kent Rd.
203-733-5934

builders&subcontractors2022

Employs an environmentally sensitive approach to provide homes with renewable and reusable resources, building fine custom homes.

Iron Horse Builders
27 Kent Rd.
203-733-5934

Building Supplies

This Kent store provides grill hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden implements, and tools.

Ace Hardware of Kent
18 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-927-4114

Building Supplies 2022

This Kent store provides grill hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden implements, and tools.

Ace Hardware of Kent
18 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-927-4114

Causes

Kent Land Trust is a local community land trust based in the foothills of northwest Connecticut, along the Appalachian Trail and the Housatonic River, and within a landscape of wildlife corridors, green valleys and watersheds supporting diverse species. Established in 1989, their mission is to preserve natural resources in Kent and surroundings through land protection, stewardship, and public outreach, education and research.

They welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities, and believe every person has something valuable to offer.

Kent Land Trust
P.O. Box 888, Kent
860-488-9185

Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy is the land trust resulting from the merger of Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust and Naromi Land Trust. As a guardian of natural and working lands, public recreation areas, and drinking water resources, they permanently protect over 12,000 acres of vast, connected natural areas, including 23 public preserves with hiking trails and more than 30 working farms.

Northwest Connecticut Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 821, Kent
860-927-1927

The land and trail network at Pond Mountain Natural Area, maintained for everyone’s enjoyment by Pond Mountain Trust, are the enduring legacy of the late Myra H. Hopson of Kent. Established by Miss Hopson in 1966, the Trust administers a natural tract of nearly 800 acres in cooperation with the Connecticut Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The purpose of the Trust is the perpetual preservation of the land in its natural state, as free as possible from all human interference, for scientific, educational, and cultural use. It is hoped that visitors will find it a place where body, mind and spirit are refreshed.

Pond Mountain Trust
120 Fuller Mountain Rd.
860-927-3827

Ceramics

Palmer’s work is about the celebration of the natural world, with animal imagery in clay being her chosen expression.

Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane, South Kent
860-927-4680

ceramics 2022

Palmer’s work is about the celebration of the natural world, with animal imagery in clay being her chosen expression.

Alison Palmer Studio
48 Stone Fences Lane, South Kent
860-927-4680

Clothing

Thrift & Consignment Store. Find designer clothing and bags, vintage furs, and lots of great basics.

Boomerang Consignment
21 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-318-5535

Custom Woodworking

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad St.
860-927-3315

Custom Woodworking 2022

Since 1996, St. John’s Bridge has dedicated itself to the art and craftsmanship of creating high-quality, 100% custom woodworking. For owner Greg St. John, the company bridges a background in art, design, painting, and printmaking with nearly three decades in cabinetry and furniture building. 

St. John’s Bridge
25 Railroad St.
860-927-3315

Designers

Assists clients with design decisions that work and reflect their individuality using background of training in both design and construction.

Kent Interiors
21 Muller Rd., Kent
860-927-0123

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

designers 2022

Assists clients with design decisions that work and reflect their individuality using background of training in both design and construction.

Kent Interiors
21 Muller Rd., Kent
860-927-0123

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Farms

Anderson Acres is a 200 acre estate located in Kent, Connecticut. We grow flowers and create unique floral design for our families and community in Litchfield County. You can purchase flowers through local retailers, subscription services, and our farm stand which is open seasonally.

Anderson Acres Farm
1 Anderson Acres Road
Kent, CT
860-799-6453

Instagram: @andersonacresfarm

This 50-acre farm in Kent offers pastured chicken and pork from their farm store but their main gig is making beer through Kent Falls Brewing. They offer farm tours during the summer though October on Saturdays at 2pm.

Camps Road Farm
33 Camps Rd.
Instagram: @kentfallsbrewing

The Kent CT Farmers Market is open Fridays from 3-6 PM. Stop in the market and support our local farmers, chefs and craftspeople! We hope you enjoy it!

Kent Farmers Market
Kent Land Trust Field
37 South Main Street (Route 7)
(Across from Kent Greenhouse), Kent, CT

860-592-0061

Instagram: @kent_ct_farmers_market

Marble Valley Farm is a small, ecologically-managed farm emphasizing a broad range of vegetable varieties with outstanding flavor, nutrition, and visual and historical appeal. We market our vegetables on-site at our farm stand, along with pasture-raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb, eggs, apples, and pears raised by our farming neighbors. 

Marble Valley Farm
170 Kent Road
Kent, CT

Instagram: @marblevalleyfarm

Mountain View Farm is a Certified Organic Vegetable and Fruit Farm in the hills of Kent, CT. We are family-run and have a farmstand open daily at our farm. We also attend the New Milford Farmers Market seasonally.

Mountain View Farm 
73 Fuller Mountain Road
Kent, CT
860-927-1856

The Spirit Horse Farm is a small family Farm located in the Litchfield Hills. Our free range chickens provide fresh organic eggs daily. We offer a Fully Converted Historic and Authentic Post and Beam Barn for Group Lodging, and Long or Short Term Family Vacation Rentals in Kent, Ct. The gourmet kitchen is fully functional; our guests prepare their own meals and are welcome to collect fresh organic vegetables in season from the gardens.

The Spirit Horse Farm
52 Kent-Cornwall Road
Kent, CT

Instagram: @spirit_horse_farm

Fitness

Starr’s Studio of Dance was established in December of 2012. We are reopening from the pandemic this fall on September 12th, 2022!!!

The studio had it starts on the South Kent School campus until our current location at 10 Landmark Lane on the Kent Green opened. Here at SSD we pride ourselves on not only becoming your dance studio but your dance family!

Starr’s Studio of Dance staff uses teaching methods that focus on creativity, passion and learning. All of SSD’s current students and alumni are taught to have a strong foundation not only in dance but life as well. All of our students that have graduated our program fully, have gone on to do great things in and out of the dance industry! The studio offers a strong curriculum in dance and creative movement and that helps the dancers build skills that will last a lifetime. SSD offers many different dance styles for various age groups including: Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Rhythmic Acro, Lyrical Acro, Tumbling, Combo Classes specialty classes such as “Jump, Leaps & Turns” and “Technique, Strength & Conditioning”.

10 landmark Lane
Kent, CT. 06757
(256) 541-3631
https://www.starrsdancestudio.com/

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Shannon Strong
64 Maple St.
860-248-0165

Food

Dedicated to curating the finest cheese, charcuterie, wine & gourmet products available.

109 Cheese Market
7 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-592-0366

A great place for a quick bite. They can be seen serving great casual pizza, wraps, appetizers, salads and more!

Cozzy’s Pizzeria
6 Kent Green Boulevard
860-927-1551

Since 1973, “The Fife” has been a family-owned Mecca for fine food and wine, along with some of the best live music in Litchfield County. Locally sourced ingredients, a Wine Spectator recognized wine list, and a 1942 Steinway… What else is there to say?

Fife ‘n Drum
53 Main St.
860-927-3509

If you are strolling along Kent’s picturesque main drag, stop at J.P. Gifford Market & Catering, a popular gathering place, to indulge in a hot cup of coffee and an outstanding sandwich. Whenever possible, the proprietors buy locally grown products.  Their takeaway dishes are wonderful and the desserts, muffins and breads are baked on the premises each day. Full service catering.

J.P. Gifford Market
12 North Main St.
860-592-0200

Exceptional coffee and chocolate. Handmade chocolate, truffles, baked goods, coffee and espresso.

Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company
8 N Main St.
860-927-1445

The Kent Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 9am – noon, between May 8 – October 10.

Kent Farmers Market
9 South Main St. (Route 7)
860-592-0061

Born in 1970 from a couple’s passion to share authentic recipes from their family in Greece to local area residents. Serving much more than pizza, outdoor dining, and full bar.

Kent Pizza Garden
17 Railroad St.
860-927-3733

Owner Ira Smith has about 30 years’ experience in the wine industry and has created a friendly and relaxing environment where customers can find an unsurpassed selection of wines from all corners of the planet. KW&S has long been known for its selection of spirits and ales. A thorough wine and liquor selection. Weekend tasting events. Happy to give advice.

Kent Wine & Spirit
24 N Main St.
860-927-3033

Take a break while shopping in Kent and grab a seat on the cozy, window-box-lined front porch. Southwestern American and South Asian offerings dot the menu, with a Saigon sandwich (think Bahn Mi) of pork belly, grilled shrimp, or tofu, and a Southwest Salad with grilled shrimp and fried tortilla strips. Even the Roasted Beet Salad with oranges and citrus vinaigrette takes a Latino turn with toasted pepitas.
Friendly owner Anna Gowan and Chef Charles Dietrich, use locally sourced meat and vegetables to keep it simple with great ingredients, and the menu tells you exactly where, say, that burger comes from (Hurlburt Farms). Closed Mondays.

Kingsley Tavern
14 N Main St.
860-592-0261

Offers a wide array of authentic Asian Fusion Food, such as Curry Chicken, Hunan Beef, Szechuan Pork, Kung Po Shrimp and much more at this family run Chinese restaurant.

Shanghai Asian Fusion
1 Landmark Lane
860-927-4809

Sophie’s is a restaurant and bakery, located across from Cozzy’s Pizza in the Kent Green on the North end of town. Sophie’s sources their ingredients from local farm and uses recipes to craft dishes from around the world.

Sophie’s
8 N Main St., Kent
860-927-1445

A modern tavern in a historical setting, serving wood-fired, farm-driven pizzas, shareable small plates, and seasonal entrees that are sure to please.

Swyft
3 Maple St., Kent
860-592-0404
Instagram: @swyftct

Stop by to enjoy a nice breakfast, brunch, or lunch. They offer traditional breakfast items, Mexican delicacies, American cuisine, and an extensive lunch menu.

The Villager
28 N Main St.
860-927-1555

Woodford’s General Store provides locally grown and locally made products along with a selection of home design items. The shop collaborates with local farms and regional makers to source their best offerings and they provide a weekly delivery option and pull up-pick up service. Their goal is to celebrate the farmers and the makers, curate the best selection in the area, and be convenient with delivery. ⁠⁠

Woodford’s General Store
3 Old Barn Rd., Kent
917-224-4801

Furniture

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Furniture

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

furniture 2022

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Garden Centers

Everything needed to elevate your garden or landscape design can be found here.

Kent Greenhouse
30 South Main St., Kent
860-787-5068

garden centers 2022

Everything needed to elevate your garden or landscape design can be found here.

Kent Greenhouse
30 South Main St., Kent
860-787-5068

Goods

Specializing in artisan-made ceramics, glass and jewelry, there’s also a nice selection of clothing.

Heron American Craft Gallery
16 N Main St.
860-927-4804

Enjoy the shops, galleries, restaurants, and other businesses in the more than dozen buildings. It is the ideal place in any season to spend time browsing shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Kent Barns
6 N Main St.
860-866-8066

A secret source for interior designers and savvy individuals. Greg and Natalie have a knack for pulling in fresh and stylish antiques every day and overseeing a talented in-house design-build team who create contemporary furniture. Prepare to be wowed by the soaring 7,000 sq. ft. lofty showroom!

RT Facts
8 Old Barn Rd., Kent
860-927-1700
Instagram: @rtfacts

Gorgeous clothing, jewelry and housewares, this is one of our favorites. You won’t be able to leave empty-handed!

Terston
27 N Main St.
860-927-1255

Home Goods Store in Kent. Offering snacks, old style candies, home goods, and many items unique to this historic area of the countryside.

The Covered Wagon Country Store
27 N Main St., Suite 2B
860-927-0927

 

Woodford’s General Store provides locally grown and locally made products along with a selection of home design items. The shop collaborates with local farms and regional makers to source their best offerings and they provide a weekly delivery option and pull up-pick up service. Their goal is to celebrate the farmers and the makers, curate the best selection in the area, and be convenient with delivery. ⁠⁠

Woodford’s General Store
3 Old Barn Rd., Kent
917-224-4801

Jaunts

Enjoy the shops, galleries, restaurants, and other businesses in the more than dozen buildings. It is the ideal place in any season to spend time browsing shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Kent Barns
6 N Main St.
860-866-8066

Kitchens/Baths

Northwest Connecticut’s full-service kitchen and bath design showroom.

Kent Kitchen Works
​6 Kent Green
860-927-4855

kitchensbaths 2022

Northwest Connecticut’s full-service kitchen and bath design showroom.

Kent Kitchen Works
​6 Kent Green
860-927-4855

Landmarks

Bulls Bridge is one of the few functional covered bridges remaining in Connecticut.  Built in 1842, the bridge was one of the few ways to cross the Housatonic River from New York State, and was intended to bring more traffic into the area. In addition to the scenic wooden bridge, the area features waterfalls, rapids, overviews, a small gorge, and hiking trails which link up to the nearby Appalachian Trail.

About 3 miles SW of Kent on Bull’s Bridge Rd.
203-788-7665

Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books, and an avid collector of Americana. His extensive collection of hand tools is displayed in a building gifted to the State in 1969 by Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based tool manufacturing company, to mark their 125th anniversary. The collection tells a fascinating story about bygone times and the great American heritage of craftsmanship.

Eric Sloane Museum
31 Kent Cornwall Rd.
860-927-3849

Enjoy the shops, galleries, restaurants, and other businesses in the more than dozen buildings. It is the ideal place in any season to spend time browsing shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Kent Barns
6 N Main St.
860-866-8066

The Kent Iron Furnace, located on the grounds of the Sloane-Stanley Museum, began production of pig iron in 1826 and continued for almost 70 years. The remains of the granite blast furnace with its Gothic arches can be seen just below the museum. A diorama explaining the local iron industry is in the museum lobby.

Kent Iron Furnace
31 Kent Cornwall Rd.
860-233-5421

Seven Hearths is the prized possession of the Kent Historical Society, an imposing pre-Revolutionary house located in the heart of the Flanders Historic District in Kent.

Seven Hearths
4 Studio Hill Rd.
860-927-4587

Lodgings

The three cottages are each unique in size and layout, but they share an eclectic, casual, cozy ambiance. These family friendly and pet friendly residences are perfect for getting away while still feeling connected to everything happening in town.

The Little House


This open studio space is one large room with a king-size bed at one end, and a sleeper sofa and fireplace at the other. Newly constructed in 2022, this charming space has the same footprint, as well as the original fireplace, chimney, floorboards, and beams of the antique house that stood here previously. We tried to save the original house, but it was too far gone.

The Train Car


Climb aboard this 1800s baggage car that’s been fully updated and beautifully transformed into an open studio space. The bright and modern interior includes colorful, plaid fabrics, rustic train memorabilia, and lots of natural wood.

The Bunk House


This early 1900s barn-like structure was originally a bunkhouse for railroad employees. Now fully renovated but still steeped in historic charm, it features original wide plank wood floors, wood walls, and a rustic yet comfortable interior. The cozy sleeping loft has dormers and overlooks the living room.

The Kent Collection
9 Railroad St
Kent, CT
860.592.0042
[email protected]

Built in 1890 and fully renovated in 2022, The Victorian is an inviting, spacious, elegant, character-filled backdrop for your family reunion, long weekend with friends, holiday party, or other special occasion. It is located steps from the downtown Village of Kent, Connecticut and its wonderful restaurants, shopping and galleries. Rooms can be booked individually, or you can rent the entire house, which has been specifically designed for entertaining.

The Kent Collection
81 North Main Street
Kent, CT
860-592-0042
Inn Keeper is Keli Benitez [email protected] or [email protected]
@kentcollection.ct

Outdoors

Part of the legendary Appalachian Trail, the River Walk trail is flat, well maintained and easy to follow. It is about 4 to 5 miles along the river. Enter the trail from either side, Cornwall or Kent. Enjoy the many types of birds, insects, mammals, water fowl, and plant life.

Appalachian Trail River Walk

Located 5 miles north of Kent on Route 7, this park has a trail loop that goes over the falls and into the forest, and is a designated trout park. But the main attraction is the stunning waterfall dropping 250 feet in under a quarter mile. There’s swimming in the basin at the bottom of the falls. Beautiful all year round. Bring the kids and have a picnic. Can be crowded on weekends in the summer.

Kent Falls State Park

The 2,300-acre Macedonia Brook State Park originated with a 1,552-acre gift from the White Memorial Foundation of Litchfield in 1918. The park’s exciting terrain has resulted from the slow wearing down of its hard rock formation base. The Blue Trail crosses Cobble Mountain and several other peaks, offering outstanding views of the Catskills and Taconics. Numerous springs and streams add to the pleasure of hiking.

Macedonia Brook State Park

159 Macedonia Brook Rd.

Nadal Rink is an ice skating rink in Kent where guests can come out and practice their skills on the ice, hone their hockey techniques, and have fun.

Kent School
Macedonia Rd.

This natural area, maintained by Pond Mountain Trust (PMT), is the enduring legacy of the late Myra H. Hopson. Established by Miss Hopson in 1966, the Trust administers nearly 800 acres in Kent, CT.

Pond Mountain Natural Area is open daily from sunrise to sunset. We hope that you will come often to enjoy its unspoiled beauty.

Pond Mountain Trust
120 Fuller Mountain Rd.
860-927-3827

Residential Design 2022

Award winning architect specializing in residential design – new homes, alterations and additions, and historic preservation with a focus on communication.

John Milnes Baker
76 Spooner Hill Rd., South Kent
860-927-4262

Schools

South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.

South Kent School
40 Bulls Bridge Rd.
860-927-3539

Tree Service

Sawing High Climbers are tree service professionals. Their services include pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection installation, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, fertilizing, and removals.

Sawing High Climbers
69 David Rd., South Kent
860-801-0100

tree service 2022

Sawing High Climbers are tree service professionals. Their services include pruning, cabling and bracing, lightning protection installation, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, fertilizing, and removals.

Sawing High Climbers
69 David Rd., South Kent
860-801-0100

Wellness

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is a therapist owned practice providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. They have a unique culture where the patients and their rehabilitation are the primary concern. Its therapists are highly trained with many special certifications, treatment is scheduled two patients per hour, and individualized care is a cornerstone of Access’ core values.

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness
64 Maple St.
860-927-4559

Dr. Matthew Blondin has been serving the eye care needs of the Torrington and Kent communities since 1979. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1978. He is both DPA and TPA certified, and currently offers a complete range of eye care services including blood pressure screening and glaucoma testing.

Blondin Shea Eyecare
5 Kent Green Blvd, Kent
860-592-0501

379 Prospect St. Suite B, Torrington
860-489-2781

Alina Hernandez is an 800 hour certified RYT teacher. Her long established studio in Kent offers yoga, roller, and gentle core classes. Students of all levels are welcomed. Private classes and massages can be scheduled.

Kent Yoga and Bodyworks
2 Green Pastures Lane
917-923-8886

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Shannon Strong
64 Maple St.
860-248-0165

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