Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Reader’s Choice 2022

Restaurant

Community table

This New Preston restaurant provides high quality cuisine with a farm-to-table philosophy. The menu offers innovative fare along with traditional favorites in a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere.

Community Table
223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-9354

Swyft Restaurant

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

Arethusa al tavolo

Superb cuisine is served at this sophisticated restaurant in Bantam. The owners pride themselves on providing the ultimate service with a personable and knowledgeable staff.

Arethusa al tavolo
828 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-567-0043

New restaurant

Materia Ristorante

Located in historic Litchfield Chef David offers fresh and seasonal Italian cuisine with a European flair, specially chosen wines, served in a charming dining room.

Materia Ristorante
637 Bantam Rd., Bantam
860-567-3326

Le Gamin Studio Agraire

Casual French ambiance in Sharon with signature crepes and other traditional fare.

Le Gamin
860-397-5382

Wilson’s Bakery and Cafe

Founded by High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, it offers an array of baked goods and craft menu items.

Wilson’s
8 N Main St, Kent
959-300-0080

Casual dining

The Village Restaurant

One of Litchfield’s most popular restaurants offers an array of pub food and selected Italian staples. All products and produce are from local farms, bakeries, and craft breweries.

The Village
25 West St, Litchfield
860-567-8307

Swyft Restaurant

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

The White Horse Country Pub

This New Preston favorite offers dining patios with a lovely view of a natural waterfall and an extensive English pub menu with something for everyone.

White Horse Country Pub
258 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-1496

Fine dining

Arethusa al tavolo

Superb cuisine is served at this sophisticated restaurant in Bantam. The owners pride themselves on providing the ultimate service with a personable and knowledgeable staff.

Arethusa al tavolo
828 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-567-0043

Community table

This New Preston restaurant provides high quality cuisine with a farm-to-table philosophy. The menu offers innovative fare along with traditional favorites in a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere.

Community Table
223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-9354

The Mayflower Grace

A luxury country retreat on 58 acres of lush gardens and woodlands with fine dining and impeccable accommodations.

The Mayflower
118 Woodbury Rd, Washington
860-217-0869
Instagram: @mayflowerauberge

Outdoor dining

The White Horse Country Pub

This New Preston favorite offers dining patios with a lovely view of a natural waterfall and an extensive English pub menu with something for everyone.

White Horse Country Pub
258 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-1496

Swyft Restaurant

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

The Owl Wine & Food Bar

This New Preston wine bar has an outdoor patio, a wood burning fireplace, and delicious food.

The Owl
18 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-619-0585

Pizza

Swyft Restaurant

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

The Owl Wine & Food Bar

This New Preston wine bar has an outdoor patio, a wood burning fireplace, and delicious food.

The Owl
18 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-619-0585

Pizzeria Marzano

Handcrafted, authentic Italian pies with artisan ingredients located in Torrington.

Pizzeria Marzano
1315 East Main St, Torrington
860-618-0875

Burger

The White Horse Country Pub

This New Preston favorite offers dining patios with a lovely view of a natural waterfall and an extensive English pub menu with something for everyone.

White Horse Country Pub
258 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-1496

Swyft Restaurant

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

Community table

This New Preston restaurant provides high quality cuisine with a farm-to-table philosophy. The menu offers innovative fare along with traditional favorites in a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere.

Community Table
223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-9354

Brunch

Swyft Restaurant

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

The White Horse Country Pub

This New Preston favorite offers dining patios with a lovely view of a natural waterfall and an extensive English pub menu with something for everyone.

White Horse Country Pub
258 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-1496

The Smithy Market & Cafe

the smithy market and cafe

A New Preston favorite with breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, and confections.

The Smithy
10 Main St., New Preston
860-868-9003

Bakery

Bantam Bread Company

Still living up to their mantra “from scratch, by hand, all natural after 25 years.” It still produces some of the best artisan breads, fruit crostatas, and a variety of dessert delicacies.

Bantam Bread
853 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-567-2737

The Bakehouse of Litchfield

Housed in the former Litchfield jail, it offers the finest array of breads, cakes, scones, and cookies.

The Bakehouse
7 North St, Litchfield
860-361-6423

Wilson’s Bakery and Cafe

Founded by High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, it offers an array of baked goods and craft menu items.

Wilson’s
8 N Main St, Kent
959-300-0080

Cocktails

Swyft Restaurant

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

Community table

This New Preston restaurant provides high quality cuisine with a farm-to-table philosophy. The menu offers innovative fare along with traditional favorites in a cozy, sophisticated atmosphere.

Community Table
223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-9354

Mayflower Inn & Spa Tap Room

This comfortable bar features a wide array of wines, liquors, and creative mixed drinks.

Mayflower Inn & Spa Tap Room
118 Woodbury Rd, Route 47
860-868-9466

Brewery

Kent Falls Brewing Co.

Connecticut’s first farm brewery offers a tour of the farm plus a tasting room where visitors can relax, play games, and try a variety of offerings.

Kent Falls Brewing
33 Camps Rd, Kent
860-398-9645

Housatonic River Brewing

The large renovated space offers hand-crafted ales, hard seltzers, wine, as well as live entertainment.

Housatonic River Brewing
30 Kent Rd, New Milford
860-946-0266

Woodbury Brewing Company

Offers 16 taps of house-brewed ales and lagers, a full bar, and live entertainment.

Woodbury Brewing
738 Main St South, Woodbury
203-405-3811

Distillery

Litchfield Distillery

Newly expanded, fine craft spirits are distilled one batch at a time. Tours and tastings are conducted seven days a week alongside a convenient retail outlet featuring all the products.

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

Mine Hill Distillery

Housed in a Roxbury landmark, spirits are created with local grains and the distillery’s own spring water.

Mine Hill Distillery
5 Mine Hill Rd, Roxbury
860-210-1872

Winery

Hopkins Vineyard

Hopkins offers wine tastings, a wine bar, tours, and a breathtaking view overlooking Lake Waramaug. It consistently produces award-winning whites, reds, and sparkling wines.

Hopkins Vineyard 
25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston
860-860-7954

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Offers a flavorful assortment of wines, a wine shop, and tasting room in Goshen.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards
599 Old Middle St, Goshen
860-201-4654

Hawk Ridge Winery

A Watertown staple with varieties of award-winning wine, beer, and beautiful views.

Hawk Ridge Winery
28 Plungis Rd, Watertown
860-274-7440

Café

The Po Café

A Washington favorite serving fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos.”

The Po Café
5 Kirby Rd, Washington
860-868-1879

Warren General

A unique establishment offering kitchen staples, newspapers, and tables to sit and enjoy delicious deli sandwiches, homemade salads, and pastries.

Warren General
10 Cornwall Rd, Warren
860-868-3354

Espresso 59

A recent Litchfield addition with coffee and espresso, gelato/sorbetto, and baked goods, and a killer chicken pot pie.

Espresso 59 
59 West St., Litchfield
860-361-6038

Hair salon

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

b.hive salon

Located in Washington Depot, specializing in great hair and personal service for 18 years.

b.hive salon
2 Green Hill Rd, Washington
860-868-7219

Joe’s Salon & Spa

Services include innovative hair and body treatments using the healthiest products available.

Joe’s Salon
25 Bank St, New Milford
860-354-4806

Barber

Byrdeman

A talented team provides cuts, color, wet shaves, beard maintenance, skincare, as well as a line of low-toxic BYRDEMAN products including shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Byrdeman 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Len’s Barber Shop

In the center of New Milford, services include cuts, head shaves, razor shaves, and hot towel services.

Len’s Barber Shop
26 Railroad St, New Milford
860-350-3731

West Street Barber

Located in Litchfield and specializing in a variety of services from haircuts, shaves, clean up, and color.

West Street Barber
174 West St, Litchfield
860-361-9100

Spa

The Spa at Litchfield Hills

Full-service day spa and salon with world-class treatments including luxe manicures and pedicures, skincare, massages, spa packages, energy cleansing treatments, hair care, and bridal packages.

The Spa at Litchfield Hills
407A Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-8575

The Well at The Mayflower

Renowned award-winning spa with holistic and restorative health treatments.

The Well
118 Woodbury Rd, Route 47, Washington
860-619-7016

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Brows

Pilar BLLaC

Pilar DeMann believes that eyes are the windows to the soul and eyebrows are the frame. Her services include eyebrow shaping, microblading, eyebrow tinting, and microblade refreshes.

Pilar BLLaC
8 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0488

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Rebecca Esthetics
Brenda Tate

Specializing in brow shaping, tinting, henna, lamination, face and body waxing.

Rebecca Esthetics
428 Main St S, Woodbury
203-364-4217

Eyelashes

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Elite Cosmetics

Licensed eyelash technician offering extensions, lifts & tints, makeup, eyebrows, and waxing.

Elite Cosmetics
660 Main St. S, Suite 4, Woodbury
203-864-5678

Pilar BLLaC

Pilar DeMann believes that eyes are the windows to the soul and eyebrows are the frame. Her services include eyebrow shaping, microblading, eyebrow tinting, and microblade refreshes.

Pilar BLLaC
8 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0488

Botox

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Alicia Zalka MD

Specializes in performing Botox and many other cosmetic treatments.

Dermatology Associates of Western Connecticut
120 Park Lane Rd., New Milford
860-350-4152

LaFrance Medical Aesthetics

Offers award-winning facial rejuvenation, injections, and laser treatments. 

LaFrance Medical Aesthetics 
72 Pine St, Bristol
860-845-8296

Facial

Forsythia Skin Care Studio

Clients are offered facials, eyebrow waxing and tinting, facial waxing, eyelash lifts and tints, and other services to feel rejuvenated.

Forsythia Skin Care Studio
660 Main St S, Suite 2, Woodbury
860-365-1500

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

The Spa at Litchfield Hills

Full-service day spa and salon with world-class treatments including luxe manicures and pedicures, skincare, massages, spa packages, energy cleansing treatments, hair care, and bridal packages.

The Spa at Litchfield Hills
407A Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-8575

Manicure/pedicure

The Spa at Litchfield Hills

Full-service day spa and salon with world-class treatments including luxe manicures and pedicures, skincare, massages, spa packages, energy cleansing treatments, hair care, and bridal packages.

The Spa at Litchfield Hills
407A Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-8575

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Lore’s Nail Spa

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

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

Fitness studio or gym

W. Rhythm Fitness

Trainer Wanessa Anderson offers personal and group fitness training and wellness services, including pilates, zumba, piloxing barre, yoga, and W Total Fitness method.

W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main St, Kent
203-788-7818

New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club

State-of-the-art fitness equipment, classes, and steam and sauna.

New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club
130 Grove St, New Milford
860-799-6880

Litchfield Hills Fitness

Full service gym offering fitness classes, personal training, small group training, and more.

Litchfield Hills Fitness
599 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-393-0116

Yoga studio

EVOLVE Yoga Wellness Nutrition

Located in downtown New Milford, Evolve offers yoga classes, enriching community events, and authentic relationship building. 

EVOLVE
65 Bank St., New Milford
860-799-6105

Charym Yoga Studio

“Charym” is the Bhutanese word for beauty. Their Center Studio is an oasis of tranquility, located in the heart of West Street Yard in Litchfield. Charym offers yoga, meditation and fusion classes which weave yoga, Pilates, dance and fitness.

Charym Yoga Studio
174 West St, Litchfield
860-567-2241

W. Rhythm Fitness

Trainer Wanessa Anderson offers personal and group fitness training and wellness services, including pilates, zumba, piloxing barre, yoga, and W Total Fitness method.

W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main St, Kent
203-788-7818

Yoga teacher

Caroline Kinsolving

For 22 years Kinsolving has been teaching yoga around the world. She offers private sessions, family classes, combo classes, and all levels of yoga.

Caroline Kinsolving
ckinsolving@mac.com

Julie Haesche Yoga + Wellness

Julie Haesche offers Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and Dynamic styles of yoga.

Julie Haesche
203-980 1204

Elora Herberick

Offerings include Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle Flow, Breathwork, and meditation.

EVOLVE
65 Bank St., New Milford
860-799-6105

Dance studio

Sparkle & Shine Dance

SASD of Litchfield offers classes for every age and level dancer, including acrobatics, ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, contemporary, plus a class to improve strength and flexibility.

Sparkle & Shine
499 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-361-9888

FineLine Theatre Arts

Educates all students, recreational or pre-professional, in all aspects of performing arts.

FineLine Theatre
77 Railroad St., New Milford
860-210-1444

W. Rhythm Fitness

Trainer Wanessa Anderson offers personal and group fitness training and wellness services, including pilates, zumba, piloxing barre, yoga, and W Total Fitness method.

W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main St, Kent
203-788-7818

Veterinary practice

Aspetuck Animal Hospital

In New Preston an exemplary staff delivers the highest quality service to clients and their pets, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Aspetuck Animal Hospital
278 New Milford Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-2973

Litchfield Hills Veterinary Hospital

Litchfield Hills Veterinary Hospital is committed to exceptional care to ensure the best pet experience.

Litchfield Hills Veterinary Hospital
172 Litchfield Rd, Harwinton
860-485-1978

Roxbury Animal Clinic

A mixed animal practice offering services in large and small animal medicine and surgery.

Roxbury Animal Clinic
156 Baker Rd, Roxbury
860-354-8612

Museum

Gunn Historical Museum

Dedicated to the mission to collect, preserve, and share the objects and stories which illuminate the history of Washington, Connecticut.

Gunn Historical Museum
5 Wykeham Rd, Washington
860-868-7756

The Litchfield Historical Society

Committed to preserving the artifacts and archives of the town, as well as the country’s first law school.

Litchfield Historical Society
7 South St., Litchfield
860-567-4501
Instagram: @litchfieldhistory

White Memorial Conservation Center Nature Museum

A glimpse into the natural diversity found throughout the wildlife sanctuary.

White Memorial Nature Museum
80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield
860-567-0857

Hiking spot

Steep Rock Association
Photo credit: Joseph Brookes

This 998-acre preserve offers hiking trails that follow the river banks and lead to breathtaking views including the Railroad Tunnel, Holiday House, and Steep Rock Summit.

Steep Rock Association
2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-9131

White Memorial Conservation Center

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

Macricostas Preserve

A mix of meadow, farmland, wooded ridge, and wetlands located north of Route 202.

Steep Rock Association
124 Christian St, New Preston
860-868-9131 

breakfast

Hopkins Inn

Since 1847 this Lake Waramaug staple has offered fine dining including original Austrian cuisine as well as unique American fare. Guest rooms and the dining areas afford expansive views of the lake.

Hopkins Inn
22 Hopkins Rd, Warren
860-868-7295

The Mayflower Grace

A luxury country retreat on 58 acres of lush gardens and woodlands with fine dining and impeccable accommodations.

The Mayflower
118 Woodbury Rd, Washington
860-217-0869
Instagram: @mayflowerauberge

Homestead Inn

Nestled in Connecticut’s picturesque Housatonic Valley with 16 well appointed rooms.

Homestead Inn
5 Elm St., New Milford
860-354-4080

 

Farm stand

Kimberly Farm

Third-generation family farm with a popular retail stand offering a large variety of vegetables and dairy products with a continuously growing product line.

Kimberly Farm
415 Chestnut Land Rd, New Milford
860-354-1839

Ox Hollow Farm

Family owned and operated, with a farm stand on Route 317.

Ox Hollow Farm
1474 Bantam Rd (RT 202), Bantam
860-354-3315

Waldingfield Farm

A certified organic vegetable farm with a stand located along East Street in Washington.

Waldingfield Farm 
24 East St, Washington
860-898-0438

Farmers market

Washington Farmers’ Market

Held in the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington Depot, the market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, meats from local farms, and other goodies such as cakes, pies, jams, and syrup. Vendors include many local businesses.

Washington Farmers’ Market
1 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot

New Milford Farmers’ Market

Large selection of local and organic produce at this large weekly market.

1 Main St, New Milford

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market

Supports Connecticut artisans through selling sustainable locally grown produce and products.

Litchfield Farmers Market
421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
860-567-3871

Festival/fair

Goshen Fair

A major agricultural fair held over Labor Day weekend and offering spirited livestock competitions, a variety of food concessions, rides, live music, and entertainment.

Bethlehem Fair

Strives to provide agricultural education and improve agriculture and rural living.

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival

Held at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds and offering cooking demonstrations, live band, informative lectures, and diverse food vendors.

CT Garlic & Harvest Festival
304 Route 61 (Main St. North), Bethlehem
203-733-4976

Live music venue

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Originally constructed in 1883, Infinity Hall in Norfolk hosts more than 200 music and entertainment shows annually featuring both well-known national and regional artists.

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro 
20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk Historic District
860-666-6306

South Farms

South Farms, an iconic New England family-run farm in Morris, highlights Connecticut’s historic roots and bright agricultural future. South Farms is a premier farmland destination featuring an award-winning venue, The White Barn, which holds weddings and special events.

South Farms
21 Higbie Rd, Morris
860-567-9847

Spring Hill Vineyards

Home of the SHAG festival, a performance filled benefit focused on the arts.

Spring Hill Vineyards
282 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-7172

Performing arts venue

Warner Theatre

The iconic theatre presents dance performances by The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory movie showings, community theatre, debates, Metropolitan Opera performance simulcasts, stage company performances, and special events.

Warner Theatre
68 Main St, Torrington
860-489-7180

Spring Hill Vineyards

Home of the SHAG festival, a performance filled benefit focused on the arts.

Spring Hill Vineyards
282 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-7172

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Originally constructed in 1883, Infinity Hall in Norfolk hosts more than 200 music and entertainment shows annually featuring both well-known national and regional artists.

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro 
20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk Historic District
860-666-6306

Historical location

The Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School

The first law school in the country takes visitors through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits—each visitor explores timeless issues of travel, communication, education, and community.

The Tapping Reeve House
7 South St., Litchfield
860-567-4501

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden

This spectacular property includes an 18th-century residence, barns, and formal parterre garden.

Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden
9 Main St. North, Bethlehem
203-266-7596

Wildlife sanctuary

White Memorial Conservation Center

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

Sharon Audubon Center

The complex includes three nature sanctuaries along with additional private parcels of land.

Sharon Audubon Center
325 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon
860-364-0520

Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

An international nonprofit organization that conserves rare and endangered waterfowl from around the world.

Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy 
55 Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield
860-567-2062

 

Gallery

KMR Arts

This Washington Depot gallery showcases both vintage and contemporary photography and offers a range of services connected to the framing, archiving, delivery, and installation of fine art photography.

KMR Arts
2 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-7533

Instagram: @kmrarts

Washington Art Association (WAA)

Founded in 1952 as a vehicle for exhibitions showcasing the work of emerging and established local artists. 

Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot
860-868-2878

Kenise Barnes Fine Art

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

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

Architect

Peter Talbot Architects

Peter Talbot Architects is a five person general practice of Architecture, Design & Planning specializing in residential, commercial, and institutional projects.

Peter Talbot Architects
50 Bell Hill Rd, Washington
860-868-4000

Julia Metcalf Architecture & Interior Design

Provides services in architectural design, interior design, and lighting design.

Julia Metcalf
73 East St, Litchfield
484-416-0170

Builder

West Mountain Builders

A general contracting company in Washington known for impeccably finished houses with a knowledgeable, personable building team that can handle anything your home needs.

West Mountain Builders
30 West Mountain Rd, Washington
860-868-7528

Muecke Design and Construction

MUECKE Design & Construction is a full service design and construction firm in Litchfield offering expertise in both residential and commercial projects. 

Muecke Design and Construction
16 South St., Litchfield
860-567-2700

Whitehall Construction LLC

Located in Goshen with over 25 years of experience in design, land development, and site engineering.

Whitehall Construction
P.O. Box 515, Goshen
860-307-5704

Electrician

Wright Electrical Company

Based in Washington; specializes in residential and commercial installations, lighting systems, communications, generators, and any other electrical needs.

Wright Electrical Company
14 Kinney Hill Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-7923

Eagle Electric

Provides total electrical solutions to both residential and commercial customers.

Eagle Electric Services
9 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot
860-868-9898

Eastside Electric

Harwinton based, offering residential, commercial, industrial, safety, and bucket truck services.

Eastside Electric
178 Birge Park Rd., Harwinton
860-485-0700

Plumber

Dean Ackerman Plumbing

The owner of Ackerman Plumbing & Heating in Warren, offers a range of plumbing and heating services.

Jeff Berry & Sons LLC

Located in New Preston and specializing in water heaters, pumps, water treatment equipment, service, and supplies.

Jeff Berry & Sons
72 New Milford Turnpike, Washington
860-868-2166

Marbledale Plumbing & Heating

Fully licensed and insured and providing a full range of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services.

Marbledale Plumbing & Heating
860-354-8242

Garden center

Litchfield Hills Nursery

For the past 70 years this family owned business has provided customers with everything they need to fill their lives with the beauty of nature.

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

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens

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

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

The Garden

For over 40 years the Dietrichs have offered the finest seasonal garden and greenhouse products.

The Garden
155 Main St North, Woodbury
203-266-4439

Landscaping

Cortina Gardens

This New Milford center has an excellent range of plants, gardening products, including garden furniture, practical outdoor lighting, and high-quality gardening tools.

Cortina Gardens
25 Bridgewater Rd., New Milford
860-354-8120

Designing Eden LLC

Designing Eden is fueled by a passion for beautiful outdoor environments that are both formal and naturalistic, and inspired by travel.

Designing Eden LLC
8 W Meetinghouse Rd., New Milford
860-350-5162

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens

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

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

Pool company

Litchfield County Pools

Litchfield County Pools crafts exquisite custom gunite swimming pools and spas using premium materials and experienced professionals, keeping clients involved throughout process.

Litchfield County Pools
322 Kent Rd., New Milford
860-355-8547

Dobson Pools

Over 50 years of experience in pool and spa construction, renovations, complete service and equipment upgrades.

Dobson Pools
1 Spruce Ln, New Milford
860-354-9227

Drakeley Pools

An award-winning luxury watershape design and construction firm located in Bethlehem.

Drakeley Pools
74 Hickory Lane, Bethlehem
860-274-7903

Real estate agency

Klemm Real Estate

Established in 1986, the agency has built a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader of luxury property sales and rentals throughout Litchfield County.

Klemm Real Estate
6 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-7313

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the premier real estate brokerage firm spanning Connecticut.

William Pitt
6 Green Hill Rd, Washington
860-868-6600

The Matthews Team

In Washington Depot, Stacey and Pels Matthews offer a full service team for buyers at every price point.

The Matthews Team
4 Green Hill Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-0511

Interior designer

Davis Raines Design

Karen Davis offers expertise in design-build project management and creates spaces that will be loved, lived in, and enjoyed.

Davis Raines Design
46 Quarry Ridge Rd, New Preston
917-834-5926

CFK Interiors

In Washington Depot, a full service design studio, supplying concept and design phases and installation.

CFK Interiors
1 Titus Rd, Washington Depot

Interiors by KLM

An interior design firm that coordinates with architects and contractors to bring together the perfect home.

Interiors by KLM
860-248-0618

Home tech

Litchfield Stereo Design

Offers clients up to date high quality, reliable audio and video systems for both indoor and outdoor living.

Litchfield Stereo Design
351 Kent Cornwall Rd, Kent
860-491-5659

Cagenio Home Technology

In Roxbury, supplying high quality, fully integrated audio and visual systems for the home.

Cagenio
162 Baker Rd, Ste 2, Roxbury
860-619-2400

Event planner

Enza Events

A talented team in New Milford creating dazzling events for every occasion – handling every detail to make the end result perfect.

Enza Events
143 West St., Suite H, New Milford
860-799-6140

Kylie Costello

A New Milford native who manages and executes all events at 19 Main.

19 Main
24 Bank St, New Milford
860-717-4077

Sarah Worden Natural Design

Specializes in exceptional floral design and styling for weddings and events.

Sarah Worden Natural Design
94 Fern Ave, Litchfield
917-751-5979

Wedding venue

South Farms

South Farms, an iconic New England family-run farm in Morris, highlights Connecticut’s historic roots and bright agricultural future. South Farms is a premier farmland destination featuring an award-winning venue, The White Barn, which holds weddings and special events.

South Farms
21 Higbie Rd, Morris
860-567-9847

Wyndcrest Estate

Located in Bethlehem, a 20-acre horse farm offering a rustic yet elegant venue.

Wyndcrest Estate
68 Kasson Rd., Bethlehem
203-528-7724

19 Main

A unique space in New Milford for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and fundraisers.

19 Main
19 Main St, New Milford
860-717-4077

Portrait photographer

Lindsey Victoria Photography

Lindsey Turner specializes in branding for small businesses and professionals, family and in-home newborns, and fine art school portraits. Based in Litchfield County, Connecticut and also serves clients in New York City.

Lindsey Victoria Photography
860-985-7913

Nutmeg Photography

Terry & Melissa focus on local newborn, children, and family photography services.

Nutmeg Photography
174 West St, Litchfield
860-480-1746

Melissa Wilson Photography

A specialist in photographing family, maternity, newborns, birth, kids, weddings, seniors, and engagements.

Melissa Wilson Photography
203-524-5638

Wedding photographer

Live Lovely Photography

Courtney is a New England lifestyle blogger who captures weddings in what she calls a “positive photojournalistic” style: candid, emotional, and timeless.

Live Lovely Photography

Nutmeg Photography

Terry & Melissa focus on local newborn, children, and family photography services.

Nutmeg Photography
174 West St, Litchfield
860-480-1746

Nicole Marie Photography

Nicole Marie specializes in couples, maternity, family, and boudoir photography.

Nicole Marie Photography

Senior living community

Brandywine Living at Litchfield

Brandywine Living is a premium senior living in Litchfield with an outstanding location, lifestyle, and commitment to quality.

Brandywine Living
19 Constitution Way, Litchfield
860-467-1897
Instagram: @brandywineliving

Noble Horizons

A Holistic approach offering four levels of living based on the resident’s needs.

Noble Horizons
17 Cobble Rd, Salisbury
860-435-9851

Geer Village

Elegant and comfortable independent and assisted senior living in Canaan.

Geer Village
99 South Canaan Rd., Canaan
860-824-5137

Preschool/daycare

School on the Green

This parent-cooperative preschool in Litchfield provides quality emotional, academic, and physical experiences for children. They offer a flexible program with a unique and enriching learning environment for children to grow and develop the necessary educational and social skills.

School on the Green
25 South St, Litchfield
860-567-0695

Washington Montessori School

Unique Montessori programs that focus on toddlers through eighth grade.

Washington Montessori School
240 Litchfield Tpke., New Preston
860-868-0551

Pratt Nature Center

This 205-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center ensures campers get to have fun and experience hands-on opportunities from hiking in the meadows to observing animals.

Pratt Nature Center
163 Paper Mill Rd, New Milford
860-355-3137

Private school for grades k-8

Rumsey Hall School

This private school for grades K-8, located in the rolling hills of Washington, is a co-ed boarding and day school with a philosophy that teaching academics and teaching an attitude of mind are of equal importance.

Rumsey Hall School
201 Romford Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-0535

Washington Montessori School

Unique Montessori programs that focus on toddlers through eighth grade.

Washington Montessori School
240 Litchfield Tpke., New Preston
860-868-0551

Litchfield Montessori School

Litchfield Montessori School is a small independent day school in Northfield serving children aged 15 months to 12 years.

Litchfield Montessori School
5 Knife Shop Rd, Northfield
860-283-5920

Private school for grades 9-12

Frederick Gunn School

A Washington co-ed private boarding and day prep school offering individualized care for students and multiple early opportunities for leadership and discovery.

Frederick Gunn School
99 Green Hill Rd, Washington
860-868-7334

Kent School

An independent boarding school striving to prepare students for college with a rigorous and comprehensive program.

Kent School
1 Macedonia Rd, Kent
860-927-6000

Canterbury School

A unique boarding and day school in New Milford  for grades 9-12, offering a rigorous and comprehensive program.

Canterbury School
101 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford
860-210-3800

Tutoring and sat/act prep

Titus Tutors

Titus Tutors in Washington offers individualized learning plans based on individual strengths, needs, learning styles, innovative teaching techniques, and quality learning materials.

Titus Tutors
18 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-671-4474

Reis Learning Center

Located in New Milford and offering individualized academic programs catering to a child’s needs.

Reis Learning Center
65 Bank St, New Milford
860-354-0854

KB Learning Center

K-12th grade students receive individualized instruction to meet their academic needs.

KB Learning Center
682 Main St S. #E-2, Woodbury
203-586-1920

Summer camp

Pratt Nature Center

This 205-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center ensures campers get to have fun and experience hands-on opportunities from hiking in the meadows to observing animals.

Pratt Nature Center
163 Paper Mill Rd, New Milford
860-355-3137

Art Experience

In New Milford provides a well-rounded basic art education for children ages four through high school.

Art Experience
6 East St, New Milford
860-946-7282

Camp Mohawk

Offering diverse outdoor group experiences for girls and young women.

Camp Mohawk
P.O. Box 1209, Litchfield
1-800-842-1143

Kids art or music classes

Village Center for the Arts

This New Milford art resource offers supplies, programs, and events for all ages including after school programs in pottery, cartooning, hand-building, and multimedia.

Village Center for the Arts
12 Main St, New Milford
860-354-4318

Art Experience

In New Milford provides a well-rounded basic art education for children ages four through high school.

Art Experience
6 East St, New Milford
860-946-7282

After School Arts Program ASAP

Founded in 1999, ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for high quality and innovative learning experiences. We believe that when we honor children’s imaginations, invite them to create, encourage them to take risks, and trust their resourcefulness, they will become the empowered, resilient, and compassionate adults the world really needs. Serving nearly 10,000 students throughout CT each year, ASAP! promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion in all its programs.

ASAP
Bee Brook Rd, Unit B, Washington Depot
860-868-0740
Instagram: @asap_arts

New retail store

The Hunt

Located on Bank Street, this new New Milford favorite provides vintage and handpicked goods with an ever changing inventory, featuring accessories, clothing, houseware, and more.

The Hunt
20 Bank St., New Milford
860-799-0775

BD Provisions

With several CT locations, a foodie paradise offering bulk food, affordable prices, eco-friendly packaging.

BD Provisions
43 Main St., New Milford
860-799-0100

Depot Dog

In Washington Depot, Depot Dog offers a full spectrum of quality products for your pets.

Depot Dog
11 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0430

Antiques shop

The Hunt

Located on Bank Street, this new New Milford favorite provides vintage and handpicked goods with an ever changing inventory, featuring accessories, clothing, houseware, and more.

The Hunt
20 Bank St., New Milford
860-799-0775

Housatonic Trading Co.

Offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds. Shop online or in their 3,600 sqft showroom that we maintain full of fresh inventory spanning the globe and centuries. Antique to modern, focused on form, function and design, a true eclectic mix where you’ll find what you weren’t looking for.

Housatonic Trading Co.
920 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-361-6299
Instagram: @housatonictrading

Privet House

An emporium of curated home goods, antiques, and other one of a kind goods for the home and soul.

Privet House
13 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-1800
Instagram: @privethouse

Bookstore

Hickory Stick Bookshop

The Hickory Stick Bookshop has been a staple in Litchfield County for over 60 years. Their staff has over 100 years of experience collectively in the book business to help every customer find the perfect book, gift item, games, and more.

The Hickory Stick
2 Green Hill Rd, suite 1201, Washington Depot
860-868-0525

House of Books

This independent indie bookstore has been a Kent literary landmark since the 1970’s. House of Books offers best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, classics, local area interest books, independently published titles, works by local authors and a children’s section. Additionally, this bookshop also plays host to a number of author book talks and signings and a monthly book club.

House of Books
10 N Main St, Kent
860-927-4104

Oblong Books & Music

We do love a true blue bookstore and Oblong Books & Music just might take the cake. (Though the sister shop in Rhinebeck gets our props as well.) Find recent releases and obscure titles with the help of friendly and knowledgeable staff. The children’s section is especially delightful and we always check the windows for upcoming events. Long live indie!

Oblong Books
26 Main St, Millerton
518-789-3797

Florist

Bantam Blooms

Owned by local flower enthusiast, Lily Toussaint, this shop has provided expertly crafted, fresh, and affordable premium floral arrangements and gift baskets since 2017.

Bantam Blooms
931 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-307-8302
Instagram: @bantamblooms

Enza Events

A talented team in New Milford creating dazzling events for every occasion – handling every detail to make the end result perfect.

Enza Events
143 West St., Suite H, New Milford
860-799-6140

Bouquets & Beyond

A luxurious floral boutique in Woodbury offering unique arrangements for every occasion.

Bouquets & Beyond
787 Main St South, Woodbury
203-586-1899

Home furnishings shop

C.P. Farmhouse

A family-run small business in Litchfield that features a wide variety of Amish-made furniture and country farmhouse home decor plus an assortment of gift items.

CP Farmhouse
23 West St, Litchfield
860-361-9355

Privet House

An emporium of curated home goods, antiques, and other one of a kind goods for the home and soul.

Privet House
13 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-1800
Instagram: @privethouse

J. Seitz & Co

A New Preston staple, with furniture, home accents, women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, apothecary, and gifts.

J. Seitz
9 E Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-0119

Hostess gift

C.P. Farmhouse

A family-run small business in Litchfield that features a wide variety of Amish-made furniture and country farmhouse home decor plus an assortment of gift items.

CP Farmhouse
23 West St, Litchfield
860-361-9355

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

Privet House

An emporium of curated home goods, antiques, and other one of a kind goods for the home and soul.

Privet House
13 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-1800
Instagram: @privethouse

Fine jewelry

Robertson Jewelers

A New Milford mainstay, with a staff knowledgeable about fine jewelry and the science of beautiful gemstones. They carry rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, charms, pins, watches, and estate and antique jewelry.

Robertson Jewelers
2 Bank St, New Milford
860-354-5365

Ideal Jewelers

On the Litchfield Green, specializing in authentic certified diamonds, plus a lovely stock of jewelry and watches.

Ideal Jewelers
43 West St, Litchfield
860-813-0749

Hays Worthington

A unique New Preston shop specializing in exceptional fine and period jewelry.

Hays Worthington
13 East Shore Rd., New Preston
860-619-0714

Men’s clothing

WKND

WKND offers lifestyle shopping at its best. They feature high quality, trendy women’s and men’s fashion apparel from cozy loungewear to luxe cashmere items—and accessories such as belts, bags, and distinctive gifts.

WKND
4 Cornwall Rd, Warren
860-619-8134

Plain Goods

This beautiful New Preston shop offers the most extraordinary collection of mens luxury clothing.

“A New England Shop Where the Goods are Plainly Perfect.” — The New York Times

“The tightly curated assortment is the stuff of minimalist dreams.” — VOGUE

“40 Best Home Decor Stores in America.” — AD Pro

Plain Goods
17 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-0280
Instagram: @plaingoodsshop

R. Derwin

For more than 25 years, R Derwin Clothiers has been one of the most stylish shopping destinations in Litchfield County. Derwin’s defines a chic, timeless look that blends country and city sophistication, specializing in the finest Scottish and Italian cashmere. Offering a men’s and women’s section that includes European sportswear and a broad selection of American-made clothing and accessories. The service is exceptional and the setting is friendly and relaxed.

R. Derwin
33 West St., Litchfield
860-567-0100

Women’s clothing

WKND

WKND offers lifestyle shopping at its best. They feature high quality, trendy women’s and men’s fashion apparel from cozy loungewear to luxe cashmere items—and accessories such as belts, bags, and distinctive gifts.

WKND
4 Cornwall Rd, Warren
860-619-8134

Plain Goods

This beautiful New Preston shop offers the most extraordinary collection of mens luxury clothing.

“A New England Shop Where the Goods are Plainly Perfect.” — The New York Times

“The tightly curated assortment is the stuff of minimalist dreams.” — VOGUE

“40 Best Home Decor Stores in America.” — AD Pro

Plain Goods
17 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-0280
Instagram: @plaingoodsshop

Shop Cathy B

A Woodbury women’s shop that carries a wide range of styles, sizes, and price points.

Shop Cathy B
641 Main St South, Woodbury
203-586-1919

Kitchen store

Blueprint CT Kitchen

Family owned, full-service shop offering all things kitchen plus specialty foods, cookbooks, small appliances & gadgets, handmade tabletop, linens and glassware plus a dedicated tea room, wrapped up in a unique atmosphere.

Blueprint CT Kitchen
7 West St, Litchfield
860-361-6789

The Pantry

Known for its cheeses and catering, The Pantry is a big hit with the locals and is frankly, one of the best places for a delicious lunch and for take away. They serve breakfast foods, lunch and afternoon tea. An enticing display of baked goods like muffins, pies, cakes, and cookies can be found at the front counter. They also carry a great selection of gift items like olive oils, kitchenware, linens, and dishes. Their catering service is legendary. Best baguettes around.

The Pantry
5 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-868-0258

Plain Goods

This beautiful New Preston shop offers the most extraordinary collection of mens luxury clothing.

“A New England Shop Where the Goods are Plainly Perfect.” — The New York Times

“The tightly curated assortment is the stuff of minimalist dreams.” — VOGUE

“40 Best Home Decor Stores in America.” — AD Pro

Plain Goods
17 East Shore Rd, New Preston
860-868-0280
Instagram: @plaingoodsshop

Hardware store

Washington Supply Company

There are 14 departments stocked with everything you need including lumber products, lawn and garden tools, paint, art supplies, cleaners, and tools.

Washington Supply
2 Calhoun St, Washington Depot
860-868-7395

Ace Hardware of Litchfield

Paint matching, glass cutting, tool sharpening, propane refills, and so much more.

Ace Hardware of Litchfield
348 Bantam Rd., Litchfield
860-567-8588

 

Ace Hardware of Kent

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

Kids toys

The Silly Sprout

Litchfield’s unique children’s shop with toys, books, clothing, and a host of imaginative items.

The Silly Sprout
503 Bantam Rd., Litchfield
860-361-9500

Nordica Toys

On the green in New Milford with a huge variety of toys, games, and puzzles that will create wonderful memories.

Nordica
7 Main St., Suite D, New Milford
860-355-2034

Play

Play has a plethora of toys that take you back to your childhood. Fun books, gadgets, and jokey stuff. Not only for kids. We like it too!

Play
49 Bank St., New Milford
860-355-2134

Best kept secret

Theatre for Good

Theatre for Good was created almost four years ago as a way to bring people together and benefit the community.

Forsythia Skin Care Studio

Clients are offered facials, eyebrow waxing and tinting, facial waxing, eyelash lifts and tints, and other services to feel rejuvenated.

Forsythia Skin Care Studio
660 Main St S, Suite 2, Woodbury
860-365-1500

Byrde + the b

A full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond. Offerings include, among others, cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, skincare, waxing eyebrows, barber shop, and manicures.

Byrde + the b 
10 Titus Rd, Washington Depot
860-619-0422

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