Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Litchfield

Antiques

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Jeffrey Tillou antique store features a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
39 West St, Litchfield
860-567-9693

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.

Litchfield County Auctions
425 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-4661

Architects

Clifford A. Cooper

Clifford A. Cooper Architecture is a a full service architectural firm that provides services for commercial, institutional, municipal and residential clients.

Clifford A. Cooper Architecture
41 Westover Rd, Litchfield
860-309-0712

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 in Litchfield 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!

Art Room Atelier
144 Meadow St, Litchfield
860-201-7767

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.

Lindsey Victoria Photography
860-985-7913

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.

Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-8302

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.

Naturopathic Spa
387 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-960-7832

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.

Blatchey Building
56 Condon Rd, Litchfield
203-232-4699

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.

Litchfield Land Trust
495A Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-361-9310

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.

Oliphant Design
29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199

Custom Woodworking

Amelia Cabinet Company

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

Amelia Cabinet Company
174 West St Yard, Litchfield
860-567-1717

Design

Amelia Cabinet Company

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

Amelia Cabinet Company
174 West St Yard, Litchfield
860-567-1717

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.

Blatchey Building
56 Condon Rd, Litchfield
203-232-4699

Bryant Glass & Shower Doors

Bryant Glass and Shower Doors provides residential, commercial, and custom glass for all of your needs.

Bryant Glass + Shower Doors
495 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-387-1314

Clifford A. Cooper

Clifford A. Cooper Architecture is a a full service architectural firm that provides services for commercial, institutional, municipal and residential clients.

Clifford A. Cooper Architecture
41 Westover Rd, Litchfield
860-309-0712

Colonial Lawn and Garden

Colonial Lawn and Garden offers lawn and garden design, installation and maintenance company.

Colonial Lawn and Garden
34 Meadow St, Litchfield
860-459-9312

Custom Furniture & Design LLC

Custom Furniture & Design partners with each client to create their specific vision by collaborating with designers, engineers, and craftsmen throughout the completion of the project.

Custom Furniture and Design 
601 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-3519

EZ Aqua

EZ Aqua has years of valuable experience offering pool installation and repair services.

EZ Aqua
49C Commons Dr, Litchfield
860-459-5948

Grace Woodworking

Grace Woodworking hand-crafts beautiful pieces from small cabinets to large dining table. They have a piece for every home.

Grace Woodworking
503 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-484-1266

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Jeffrey Tillou antique store features a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
39 West St, Litchfield
860-567-9693

Litchfield Hills Nursery

Litchfield Hills Nursery has a vast selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetable plants, gardening supplies and patio furniture, alongside personable customer service.

Litchfield Hills Nursery
393 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-567-9374

Living Interiors of Connecticut

Living Interiors of Connecticut is a full-service interior decorating and design firm specializing in residential and commercial environments.

Living Interiors of CT
203-278-1660

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.

Oliphant Design
29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199

South Street Antiques

South Street Antiques offers a fine selection of furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, and other objects specializing in periods from 1760 to 1820.

South Street Antiques
15 South St, Litchfield
860-567-2411

The Fabric Studio

The Fabric Studio is an interior design company that provides kitchen design, cabinet design, interior decorating services, and more.

The Fabric Studio
33 West St, Litchfield
860-567-7736

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking is a family owned shop that specializes in custom-designed cabinetry and furniture installation in a variety of styles that are finished by hand.

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking
442 Milton Rd, Litchfield
860-567-407

Designers

Living Interiors of Connecticut

Living Interiors of Connecticut is a full-service interior decorating and design firm specializing in residential and commercial environments.

Living Interiors of CT
203-278-1660

Fabrics & Wallpapers

The Fabric Studio

The Fabric Studio is an interior design company that provides kitchen design, cabinet design, interior decorating services, and more.

The Fabric Studio
33 West St, Litchfield
860-567-7736

Farms

Brookside Farm Market

Brookside Farm Market is open everyday 9 – 6pm, offering catering, prepared meals, and fresh produce.

Brookside Farm Market
324 Amity Rd, Woodbridge
203-298-0659

Bunnell Farm

Pick your own flowers and pumpkins at this family-owned farm.

Bunnell Farm
298 Maple St
860-567-9576

Food

DaCapo of Litchfield

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

DaCapo of Litchfield
625 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-482-6246

Espresso 59

Located in the ‘Old Murphy Pharmacy’ building, Espresso 59 offers a variety of hot and cold coffee products; Gelato and Sorbetto; fresh baked goods such as Italian pastries, pies, cookies, and savory bites too. Their newly renovated space allows patrons to enjoy products in a bright, clean, and comfortable setting.

Espresso 59 
59 West St
860-361-6038

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.

Haight-Brown Vineyard
29 Chestnut Hill Rd
860-567-4045
haightvineyard@aol.com

Hilljack Sugar Shack

Hilljack Sugar Shack is 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.

Hilljack Sugar Shack
74 Wilson Rd
860-482-6052

Litchfield Distillery

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.

Litchfield Distillery
569 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-361-6503

Meraki Kitchen

Meraki Food offers 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.

Meraki Food
239 West St, Litchfield
860-361-9777

Patty’s Restaurant

At Patty’s Restaurant, there is something for everyone, from eggs and pancakes to specially crafted benedicts. Check out the best breakfast in town! They are open 7 days a week so if you aren’t able to make breakfast, go try their lunch specials that change daily! You won’t regret it!

Patty’s Litchfield
499 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-3335

Peaches n Cream

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

Peaches n Cream
632 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-496-7536

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.

Dutch Epicure Shop
491 Bantam Rd
860-567-5586

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 St
860-567-4400

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.

West Street Grill
43 West St, Litchfield
860-567-3885

Furniture

Custom Furniture & Design LLC

Custom Furniture & Design partners with each client to create their specific vision by collaborating with designers, engineers, and craftsmen throughout the completion of the project.

Custom Furniture and Design 
601 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-3519

Grace Woodworking

Grace Woodworking hand-crafts beautiful pieces from small cabinets to large dining table. They have a piece for every home.

Grace Woodworking
503 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-484-1266

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Jeffrey Tillou antique store features a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
39 West St, Litchfield
860-567-9693

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.

Oliphant Design
29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199

South Street Antiques

South Street Antiques offers a fine selection of furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, and other objects specializing in periods from 1760 to 1820.

South Street Antiques
15 South St, Litchfield
860-567-2411

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking is a family owned shop that specializes in custom-designed cabinetry and furniture installation in a variety of styles that are finished by hand.

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking
442 Milton Rd, Litchfield
860-567-407

Furniture

Custom Furniture & Design LLC

Custom Furniture & Design partners with each client to create their specific vision by collaborating with designers, engineers, and craftsmen throughout the completion of the project.

Custom Furniture and Design 
601 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-3519

Grace Woodworking

Grace Woodworking hand-crafts beautiful pieces from small cabinets to large dining table. They have a piece for every home.

Grace Woodworking
503 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-484-1266

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

Jeffrey Tillou antique store features a collection of furniture, folk art, weathervanes, sculptures, Oriental carpets, related decorative pieces, and European furniture.

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
39 West St, Litchfield
860-567-9693

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.

Oliphant Design
29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199

South Street Antiques

South Street Antiques offers a fine selection of furniture, porcelain, silver, paintings, and other objects specializing in periods from 1760 to 1820.

South Street Antiques
15 South St, Litchfield
860-567-2411

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking is a family owned shop that specializes in custom-designed cabinetry and furniture installation in a variety of styles that are finished by hand.

Thomas F. Kyasky Woodworking
442 Milton Rd, Litchfield
860-567-407

Garden Centers

Colonial Lawn and Garden

Colonial Lawn and Garden offers lawn and garden design, installation and maintenance company.

Colonial Lawn and Garden
34 Meadow St, Litchfield
860-459-9312

Litchfield Hills Nursery

Litchfield Hills Nursery has a vast selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetable plants, gardening supplies and patio furniture, alongside personable customer service.

Litchfield Hills Nursery
393 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-567-9374

Goods

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.

Litchfield County Auctions
425 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-4661

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.

Litchfield Pet Supply
583 Bantam Rd
860-567-7737

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.

Naturopathic Spa
387 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-960-7832

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.

Oliphant Design
29 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8199

Kitchens/Baths

Bryant Glass & Shower Doors

Bryant Glass and Shower Doors provides residential, commercial, and custom glass for all of your needs.

Bryant Glass + Shower Doors
495 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-387-1314

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.

Tollgate Inn
571 Torrington Rd, Litchfield
860-567-1233

Litchfield Historic 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.

Litchfield Historic District
Route 63, Litchfield

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.

Mount Tom
Route 202, Litchfield
860-424-4070

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.

Topsmead State Forest
25 & 45 Chase Rd, Litchfield

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.

The Litchfield Inn
432 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-4503

Outdoors

Brookside Farm Market

Brookside Farm Market is open everyday 9 – 6pm, offering catering, prepared meals, and fresh produce.

Brookside Farm Market
324 Amity Rd, Woodbridge
203-298-0659

Hilljack Sugar Shack

Hilljack Sugar Shack is 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.

Hilljack Sugar Shack
74 Wilson Rd
860-482-6052

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.

White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield
860-567-0857

Pools

EZ Aqua

EZ Aqua has years of valuable experience offering pool installation and repair services.

EZ Aqua
49C Commons Dr, Litchfield
860-459-5948

Pursuits

Litchfield Garden Club

Inspired by the founding of the Garden Club of America, nine Litchfield women founded the Litchfield 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.

Litchfield Garden Club
P.O. Box 848, Litchfield
litchfieldgclub@gmail.com

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.

Litchfield Historical Society
7 South St
860-567-4501

Schools

Forman School

Forman School is a coed college prep school dedicated to empowering bright students who learn differently in grades 9-PG.

Forman School
12 Norfolk Rd
860-567-8712

Uncategorized

Clifford A. Cooper

Clifford A. Cooper Architecture is a a full service architectural firm that provides services for commercial, institutional, municipal and residential clients.

Clifford A. Cooper Architecture
41 Westover Rd, Litchfield
860-309-0712

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