Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Litchfield

Antiques

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

A showcase of period antiques and fine arts, the museum-quality pieces here are impressive and a wee bit intimidating. Fortunately, the owner is not. Look, touch and, by all means (if you have the means), buy!

39 West Street, Litchfield
860-567-9693
tillouantiques.com

Litchfield County Auctions

Litchfield County Auctions holds auctions five times a year and the bidding is done on line. The LCA tag sales that run along with the auctions are great. The selection is best on the weekends, however Mondays and Tuesdays bring 40-60% off.

425 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-4661
litchfieldcountyauctions.com

Architects

Clifford A. Cooper

As a full service architectural firm, they provide services for commercial, institutional, municipal and residential clients.

41 Westover Road, Litchfield
860-309-0712
cliffordacooperarchitecture.com

Arts

Art Room Atelier

Serving young children and families, with a focus on makers and mothers, Jessica J Russell – aka Messy Jessy – combines her background in architecture, fine art and motherhood in an immersive, beautiful environment for creative exploration and self inquiry. You can choose between working on site at The Art Shed, a new, intimate studio space on Meadow Street, or offsite through remote classes, public events and kits. Art Room Atelier partners with community organizations and the hospitality industry to connect families and local creatives. She has also begun offering flow coaching sessions for adults and creatives, a coaching process for healing and optimizing happiness through mindfulness and therapeutic art making. No experience necessary!

144 Meadow Street, Litchfield, CT.
(860) 201-7767
http://www.artroomatelier.com

Lindsey Victoria Photography

A lifestyle photographer who believes in honest connections and beautiful light. Photographing on location means she comes to you where you’re most comfortable at your home, outdoors somewhere beautiful or at your place of business. Sessions are by appointment.

Based in Litchfield County, Connecticut and also serves clients in New York City.

(860) 985-7913
lindseyvictoriaphotography.com

Litchfield Community Center

This community center is a great gathering place for creative, intellectual and recreational pursuits. Yoga, zumba fitness, movies, painting classes, Tai Chi, bridge, Bingo, dance, writing classes, and so much more. Check out their website for events and classes.

421 Bantam Road

Litchfield

860.567.8302

www.thecommunitycenter.org

Beauty

Naturopathic Spa

Khadija Hayari is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor author and founder of Naturopathic Spa. She graduated from the prestigious Trinity College of Natural Health, and is a leading practitioner in the field of naturopathic healing. Dr. Hayari specializes in the field of Naturopathic Medicine with multiple trainings in Weight Management and Medical Fitness, Skin Care, Anti-Aging, and Integrative Hormones for Primary Care. She also received intense training in nutrition Biochemistry, Nutritional Herbology, and clinical Iridology. In addition to her one-on-one consulting, Dr. Khadija runs workshops to empower women to take ownership of their health, claim back their wellness and overcome poor health habits for them and their families.

387 Torrington Road. Litchfield
DrHayari@nycnaturopathicspa.com
860.960.7832

nycnaturopathicspa.com

Builders & Subcontractors

Blatchey Building

A finish carpentry and remodeling company. Their services include kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, home additions, millwork and trim installs, custom stairs, cabinetry and furniture, and historic restoration.

56 Condon Road, Litchfield
203-232-4699
instagram.com/blatchley_building

Causes

Litchfield Land Trust

Litchfield Land Trust was established in 1968 as one of Connecticut’s earliest land trusts.They are dedicated to helping protect the area’s scenic vistas, natural resources, and the “New England character” of Litchfield for present and future residents. Their mission is simply stated as “Preserving and Protecting. Forever.”

Litchfield Land Trust can always use help clearing trails, identifying areas requiring improvement, hosting/greeting at events and fair booths, with social and print media, inventorying and monitoring their properties.

P.O. Box 712, 495A Bantam Road, Litchfield
860-361-9310
litchfieldlandtrust.org

Clothing

Oliphant Design

Bold colors and graphic patterns are the stars here in this beautiful bright boutique. From understated furniture to hand painted accessories, photography books, and jewelry. Plenty to take in for a breath of fresh air. Owner Cara Hotchkiss designs the clothes and jewelry and carefully cultivates the interior offerings.

29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199
oliphantdesign.com

Custom Woodworking

Amelia Cabinet Company

A manufacturer of fine custom cabinetry. Each piece is handcrafted and designed to provide service to a client’s unique lifestyle.

174 West Street Yard, Litchfield
860-567-1717
ameliawoodwork.com

Design

Amelia Cabinet Company

A manufacturer of fine custom cabinetry. Each piece is handcrafted and designed to provide service to a client’s unique lifestyle.

174 West Street Yard, Litchfield
860-567-1717
ameliawoodwork.com

Blatchey Building

A finish carpentry and remodeling company. Their services include kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, home additions, millwork and trim installs, custom stairs, cabinetry and furniture, and historic restoration.

56 Condon Road, Litchfield
203-232-4699
instagram.com/blatchley_building

Bryant Glass & Shower Doors

Provides residential, commercial, and custom glass for all of your needs.

495 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
860-387-1314
bryantglassllc.com

Clifford A. Cooper

As a full service architectural firm, they provide services for commercial, institutional, municipal and residential clients.

41 Westover Road, Litchfield
860-309-0712
cliffordacooperarchitecture.com

Colonial Lawn and Garden

Lawn and garden design, installation and maintenance company.

34 Meadow St, Litchfield
860-459-9312
coloniallawnandgarden.com

Custom Furniture & Design LLC

Partners with each client to create their specific vision by collaborating with designers, engineers, and craftsmen throughout the completion of the project.

601 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
860-567-3519
customfurnitureanddesign.com

EZ Aqua

Pool contractors with years of valuable experience offering pool installation and repair services.

49C Commons Dr, Litchfield
860-459-5948
ezaqua.com

Fabric Studio

An interior design company that provides kitchen design, cabinet design, interior decorating
services, and more.

33 West St, Litchfield
860-567-7736

Grace Woodworking

Zach DeBisschop specializes in handmade fine furniture.

503 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
gracewoodworkingllc.com

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Antique store featuring a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

39 West St
Litchfield
860-567-9693
tillouantiques.com

Litchfield Hills Nursery

A vast selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetable plants, gardening supplies and patio furniture, alongside personable customer service.

393 Torrington Road, Litchfield
860-567-9374
litchfieldhillsnursery.com

Living Interiors of Connecticut

Full-service interior decorating and design firm specializing in residential and commercial environments.

Litchfield
203-278-1660
livinginteriorsct.com

Oliphant Design

Bold colors and graphic patterns are the stars here in this beautiful bright boutique. From understated furniture to hand painted accessories, photography books, and jewelry. Plenty to take in for a breath of fresh air. Owner Cara Hotchkiss designs the clothes and jewelry and carefully cultivates the interior offerings.

29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199
oliphantdesign.com

South Street Antiques

Antique store with a fine selection of furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, and other objects specializing in periods from 1760 to 1820.

15 South Street
Litchfield
860-567-2411
southstreetantiques.com

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking

Family owned shop that specializes in custom-designed cabinetry and furniture installation in a variety of styles that are finished by hand.

442 Milton Rd
Litchfield
860-567-407
tfkwoodworking.com

Designers

Living Interiors of Connecticut

Full-service interior decorating and design firm specializing in residential and commercial environments.

Litchfield
203-278-1660
livinginteriorsct.com

Fabrics & Wallpapers

Fabric Studio

An interior design company that provides kitchen design, cabinet design, interior decorating
services, and more.

33 West St, Litchfield
860-567-7736

Farms

Brookside Farm

Open for visits mid-February through March. Maple syrup sold year round. Call ahead. 

79 East Chestnut Hill Road
860.567.3805

Bunnell Farm

Pick your own  flowers and pumpkins.

298 Maple Street
860.567.9576
bunnellfarm.net

Food

Da Capo of Litchfield

Big enough to fall into without a reservation, serving delicious, way-above-average Italian food.

625 Torrington Road, Litchfield
860.482.6246
dacapolitchfield.com

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Haight-Brown Vineyards is Connecticut’s oldest winery, opening its doors in 1975. Located on historic Chestnut Hill, just one mile east of Litchfield Center, the winery is situated on ten pastoral acres. The tasting room includes a custom built wine bar for conducting wine tastings guided by the knowledge of their educated and friendly staff, an upstairs patio and downstairs terrace for sipping wine on lazy summer days, and two stone fireplaces for lingering during chilly ones. There is also a picnic grove for enjoying your own food with Haight-Brown wines, a cheese nook and retail area as well as several private rooms (Vine Room, Cask Room, etc) for a more intimate tasting or private party affair. The vineyard grows vinifera and hybrids including Chardonnay, Chardonelle, Marechal Foch, Dechaunoc, Marquette, and Seyval Blanc. Its current growing capacity has the ability to produce yields upwards of thirty-five tons annually. The tasting room is a lovely place to stop by and relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine. Check their site for cheese and chocolate pairing classes and tours of the vineyard.

29 Chestnut Hill Road
860.567.4045
haightvineyard@aol.com
http://haightvineyards.com

Hilljack Sugar Shack

Open 7 days a week, 8am-6pm. There are extended hours for sugaring season. Visitors are encouraged to stop by anytime. Free tours of facilities. School groups welcome. For tours larger than 7, please call ahead to schedule.

74 Wilson Road
860.482.6052
hilljacksugarshack.com

Litchfield Distillery

Provides free tours and tastings where guests learn how the fine spirits are distilled and how the process operates from farm to bottle. They have ready-to-drink cocktails, batchers’ cocktails, and batcher’s spirits.

569 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860.361.6503
litchfielddistillery.com

Meraki Kitchen

A delicious variety of salads, including vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free and sugar free. They have fresh baked goods every day with muffins, scones, coffee cakes, and breads. For breakfast they offer local egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos, hash bowls, and more. Their lunch menu is available all day.

239 West Street, Litchfield
860.361.9777
merakifood.com

Patty’s Restaurant

The service is quick and the food is fresh and tasty at this small, cheery restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. Family style restaurant with friendly staff.  Call for hours. Gets busy on the weekends.

499 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860.567.3335
pattyslitchfield.com

Peaches n Cream

You’ll find a nice choice of homemade ice cream flavors at this retro style parlor. Delicious ice cream cakes.

632 Torrington Road, Litchfield
860.496.7536
peachesncreamicecream.com
facebook.com/Peaches-N-Cream

The Dutch Epicure Shop

The Dutch Epicure Shop is known region-wide for their European style pastries, breads, cookies and cakes made on the premises, German meats and sausages, Dutch and European cheeses, various fine teas, jams, chocolates from all over Europe, and of course Dutch food and Dutch groceries, this little shop couldn’t be more authentic or wonderful. Also to covet are their ever popular sandwich rolls, Prima Donna aged cheese, ham with rosemary and the bags of spaetzle, and mocha sticks. Their website provides video links showing how some of their culinary creations are made (when was the last time you whipped up a mean zuger kirsch torte?). To satisfy your craving for Dutch food, run, don’t walk, to this extraordinary shop.

491 Bantam Road
860.567.5586
www.dutchepicure.com

Tilden Seafood

Since there aren’t too many seafood markets in the region, make sure to get there early as selections are limited as the day goes on. The clambake bags are fun and include everything you need tied up in a bag for boiling a traditional New England-style clambake. Fresh seafood, special orders and catering.Their meat store is conveniently located next door if you are planning a surf and turf.

174 West Street
860.567.4400
www.tildensclambakes.com

West Street Grill

A Litchfield staple—West Street Grill has been credited with revitalizing the Litchfield Green after opening in 1990. Elegant vibe, impressive food and service. A modern restaurant with a cozy but sophisticated dining room, West Street has the charm of a private club but attracts a broad demographic.

43 West Street, Litchfield
860-567-3885
weststreetgrill.com

Furniture

Custom Furniture & Design LLC

Partners with each client to create their specific vision by collaborating with designers, engineers, and craftsmen throughout the completion of the project.

601 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
860-567-3519
customfurnitureanddesign.com

Grace Woodworking

Zach DeBisschop specializes in handmade fine furniture.

503 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
gracewoodworkingllc.com

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Antique store featuring a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

39 West St
Litchfield
860-567-9693
tillouantiques.com

Oliphant Design

Bold colors and graphic patterns are the stars here in this beautiful bright boutique. From understated furniture to hand painted accessories, photography books, and jewelry. Plenty to take in for a breath of fresh air. Owner Cara Hotchkiss designs the clothes and jewelry and carefully cultivates the interior offerings.

29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199
oliphantdesign.com

South Street Antiques

Antique store with a fine selection of furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, and other objects specializing in periods from 1760 to 1820.

15 South Street
Litchfield
860-567-2411
southstreetantiques.com

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking

Family owned shop that specializes in custom-designed cabinetry and furniture installation in a variety of styles that are finished by hand.

442 Milton Rd
Litchfield
860-567-407
tfkwoodworking.com

Furniture

Custom Furniture & Design LLC

Partners with each client to create their specific vision by collaborating with designers, engineers, and craftsmen throughout the completion of the project.

601 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
860-567-3519
customfurnitureanddesign.com

Grace Woodworking

Zach DeBisschop specializes in handmade fine furniture.

503 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
gracewoodworkingllc.com

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Antique store featuring a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

39 West St
Litchfield
860-567-9693
tillouantiques.com

Oliphant Design

Bold colors and graphic patterns are the stars here in this beautiful bright boutique. From understated furniture to hand painted accessories, photography books, and jewelry. Plenty to take in for a breath of fresh air. Owner Cara Hotchkiss designs the clothes and jewelry and carefully cultivates the interior offerings.

29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199
oliphantdesign.com

South Street Antiques

Antique store with a fine selection of furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, and other objects specializing in periods from 1760 to 1820.

15 South Street
Litchfield
860-567-2411
southstreetantiques.com

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking

Family owned shop that specializes in custom-designed cabinetry and furniture installation in a variety of styles that are finished by hand.

442 Milton Rd
Litchfield
860-567-407
tfkwoodworking.com

Garden Centers

Colonial Lawn and Garden

Lawn and garden design, installation and maintenance company.

34 Meadow St, Litchfield
860-459-9312
coloniallawnandgarden.com

Litchfield Hills Nursery

A vast selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetable plants, gardening supplies and patio furniture, alongside personable customer service.

393 Torrington Road, Litchfield
860-567-9374
litchfieldhillsnursery.com

Goods

Kitchenworks & Gourmet Gifts

This wonderful kitchen shop carries all the top quality cookware, linens, serving pieces and gadgets.

Nice selection of cookbooks, too.

www.kitchenworksct.com

Litchfield County Auctions

Litchfield County Auctions holds auctions five times a year and the bidding is done on line. The LCA tag sales that run along with the auctions are great. The selection is best on the weekends, however Mondays and Tuesdays bring 40-60% off.

425 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-4661
litchfieldcountyauctions.com

Litchfield Pet Supply

Litchfield Pet Supply has everything you could possibly need for your well-cared for dog or cat, including food, treats, and toys.

www.litchfieldpetsupply.net

health

Naturopathic Spa

Khadija Hayari is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor author and founder of Naturopathic Spa. She graduated from the prestigious Trinity College of Natural Health, and is a leading practitioner in the field of naturopathic healing. Dr. Hayari specializes in the field of Naturopathic Medicine with multiple trainings in Weight Management and Medical Fitness, Skin Care, Anti-Aging, and Integrative Hormones for Primary Care. She also received intense training in nutrition Biochemistry, Nutritional Herbology, and clinical Iridology. In addition to her one-on-one consulting, Dr. Khadija runs workshops to empower women to take ownership of their health, claim back their wellness and overcome poor health habits for them and their families.

387 Torrington Road. Litchfield
DrHayari@nycnaturopathicspa.com
860.960.7832

nycnaturopathicspa.com

Home Accents

Oliphant Design

Bold colors and graphic patterns are the stars here in this beautiful bright boutique. From understated furniture to hand painted accessories, photography books, and jewelry. Plenty to take in for a breath of fresh air. Owner Cara Hotchkiss designs the clothes and jewelry and carefully cultivates the interior offerings.

29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199
oliphantdesign.com

Kitchens/Baths

Bryant Glass & Shower Doors

Provides residential, commercial, and custom glass for all of your needs.

495 Bantam Rd
Litchfield
860-387-1314
bryantglassllc.com

Landmarks

Captain William Bull Tavern

Also known as Tollgate Tavern, The Captain William Bull Tavern was built around 1745 on a farm on the East Litchfield Road, part of the Hartford to Albany highway. It is not known who built the house, but Capt. Bull was the owner of the farm by the 1790s. He had served at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. The house passed through various owners until Frederick Fuessenich of Torrington purchased it in 1923. By that time it had fallen into disrepair and was in danger of being dismantled. Fuessenich saved it and moved the building to a new site about two miles away, placing it across from where the old tollhouse on the Torrington Turnpike had once stood. Fuessenich, an avid collector of antiques, restored and furnished the house, which he renamed the Tollgate Hill Tavern.

571 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-567-1233
tollgatehill.com

Litchfield Historical District

Litchfield is famous as one of the most beautiful residential communities in America and is considered to be New England’s finest surviving example of a typical late 18th century New England town. Situated in the midst of the Litchfield Hills at an elevation of approximately 1,100 feet above sea level, the village is a show place of elegant white colonial and 19th century private homes overlooking broad green lawns, which border its residential streets.  In 1959, the Borough of Litchfield was designated a Historic District by the Connecticut General Assembly. Ten years later, part of the District was made a National Historic Landmark.

Route 63, Litchfield
Livingplaces.com

Mount Tom Tower

Located on Mount Tom is a 34-foot stone tower. A hike up to the top of the Mount Tom Tower yields a 360-degree view of the surrounding area and distant landmarks. The original structure was made of wood and in 1921 was rebuilt using stone.

Route 202, Litchfield
860-424-4070
Mounttomstateparkct.gov

Topsmead State Forest

Nestled in the Litchfield Hills, Topsmead State Forest remains a precious piece of a past era with fine craftsmanship and understated wealth evident throughout the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase.

25 & 45 Chase Road, Litchfield
860-567-5694
ct.gov

Lodgings

The Litchfield Inn

Nestled within the rolling hills of Northwestern Connecticut, the Litchfield Inn is surrounded by the beauty of nature in a historical town that exudes classical New England charm. As an independent boutique property, the Inn offers guests privacy, intimacy, and luxury. Choose from twelve exclusive theme rooms or opt for one of our stately standard rooms – whichever you decide, they offer a personalized experience tailored to meet your needs.

Just a two-hour drive from New York or Boston, the Litchfield Inn is a quick escape to unwind and relax.

432 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860-567-4503
litchfieldinnct.com

Outdoors

Brookside Farm

Open for visits mid-February through March. Maple syrup sold year round. Call ahead. 

79 East Chestnut Hill Road
860.567.3805

Hilljack Sugar Shack

Open 7 days a week, 8am-6pm. There are extended hours for sugaring season. Visitors are encouraged to stop by anytime. Free tours of facilities. School groups welcome. For tours larger than 7, please call ahead to schedule.

74 Wilson Road
860.482.6052
hilljacksugarshack.com

The Boardwalk

Part of White Memorial, this lovely boardwalk circles the marsh. A great place to walk with kids and view birds and beavers.

White Memorial Foundation

The White Memorial Conservation Center operates an Environmental Education Center and Nature Museum, and  is located in the heart of the 4000-acre White Memorial Foundation. The outdoor arena includes the wildlife sanctuary. The Foundation comprises fields, water, and woodlands, trails, campgrounds, boating facilities, and special areas for large outdoor educational and recreational gatherings. The White Memorial has miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. It is free and open to the public.

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield
860.567.0857
www.whitememorialcc.org

Pools

EZ Aqua

Pool contractors with years of valuable experience offering pool installation and repair services.

49C Commons Dr, Litchfield
860-459-5948
ezaqua.com

Pursuits

Litchfield Garden Club

Inspired by the founding of the Garden Club of America, nine Litchfield women founded this garden club in September of 1913. The club offers a variety of educational and informative programs to the public, such as open public meetings on floral design and horticulture, and highlighting the club’s long tradition of contributions to the community in civic beautification, projects and conservation education.

P.O. Box 848, Litchfield
litchfieldgclub@gmail.com
litchfieldgardenclub.org

The Litchfield Historical Society

Founded in 1856, The Litchfield Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting Litchfield County’s history through its historic house, museum and research library.

7 South Street,
860-567-4501
litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Uncategorized

Clifford A. Cooper

As a full service architectural firm, they provide services for commercial, institutional, municipal and residential clients.

41 Westover Road, Litchfield
860-309-0712
cliffordacooperarchitecture.com

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