Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Readers Choice Survey 2021

Our readers voted for their favorite things about Litchfield County in a wide variety of categories for our annual Reader’s Choice Contest in this Best of Litchfield County issue. The results feature people and businesses in various industries—including food, health and wellness, apparel and accessories, home and design, education, spa and beauty, and many more! We are excited to share with you the top three choices in each category—not to mention, some of  the local businesses that make Litchfield County the amazing place it is.

Favorite 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

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

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

Favorite 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 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

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

Favorite New Restaurant

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

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

Marketplace Litchfield

A welcome addition to Litchfield, offering generous pub fare with both indoor and outdoor seating in the old jail. Open Sunday – Thursday 12 pm to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm.

7 North Street, Litchfield
860-361-9930
markethospitalitygroup.com/litchfield

Favorite Restaurant Best Service

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

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

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

Favorite 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

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 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

Favorite Pizza

Pizzeria Marzano

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

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

Bohemian Pizza and Tacos

Eclectically elegant, yet totally casual. Serving up delicious eats and drinks to Litchfield County and beyond! Cozy up by their fireplaces, get mesmerized by the 3,000 gallon fish tank, or sit in their outdoor dining area made of cord wood. Pizzas, tacos, wings, cheesy dips, cocktails, beers, and more!

Bohemian Pizza and Tacos
342 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860-567-3980

Upper Crust Cucina

The prosciutto and fig pizza; roasted eggplant pizza; and the goat cheese and spinach ravioli are some of our favorite dishes at the Northern Italian style family restaurant. Pasta is house-made; they also have gluten-free pizza. Catering and private parties. Take out is available.

373 Litchfield Road, New Milford
860-350-0006
theuppercrustcucina.com

Favorite 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

G.W. Tavern

If you want to enjoy fine, casual dining in an 1850 Colonial home located off the beaten track, then the G.W. Tavern is the spot for you. Whether its summer dining on a flagstone patio overlooking a river, or winter dining beside a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace, you will be sure to relish their seasonal specialties (fiddleheads and soft shells in the warm months to game and fowl throughout the winter). Surrounded by hand painted murals of the old town and farms, the interior is cozy, romantic, and comfortable and is a wonderful place to enjoy traditional American fare accompanied by either a specialty draft or bottled beer, or a glass of wine from their extensive wine list. Brunch is a big hit at the G.W. Live music. Weekly specials. Catering and full take out menu available. Reservations are strongly recommended.

20 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot
860-868-6633
gwtavern.com

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

Favorite Brunch

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 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

G.W. Tavern

If you want to enjoy fine, casual dining in an 1850 Colonial home located off the beaten track, then the G.W. Tavern is the spot for you. Whether its summer dining on a flagstone patio overlooking a river, or winter dining beside a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace, you will be sure to relish their seasonal specialties (fiddleheads and soft shells in the warm months to game and fowl throughout the winter). Surrounded by hand painted murals of the old town and farms, the interior is cozy, romantic, and comfortable and is a wonderful place to enjoy traditional American fare accompanied by either a specialty draft or bottled beer, or a glass of wine from their extensive wine list. Brunch is a big hit at the G.W. Live music. Weekly specials. Catering and full take out menu available. Reservations are strongly recommended.

20 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot
860-868-6633
gwtavern.com

Favorite Cocktails

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

@ the Corner

A casual and comfortable venue for an array of craft beers on tap, cocktails, wine, and pub food.

3 West Street, Litchfield
860-567-8882
athecorner.com

Zaragoza Restaurant

Featuring exceptional drinks and mouthwatering tapas, they offer a sophisticated restaurant experience in a comfortable setting.

31 Bank Street, New Milford
860-350-0701
zaragozarestaurant.com

Favorite Brewery

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

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

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

Favorite 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

Favorite Coffee

Toast & Co.

Litchfield County’s Toast & Co serves up delicious fresh brewed coffee, including their house roast, a customized two bean blend called Rain Forest Alliance Bold—smooth, delicious, and a customer favorite. Enjoy a comfy spot outside or indoors while sipping on their coffee or espresso.

18 Commons Drive, Litchfield
860-567-0301
toastandco.com

Marty’s Cafe

Marty’s serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches, soups and a nice variety of beverages, including smoothies, frappes, an impressive selection of unusual bottled sodas, and various coffees and tea. But that’s not all…. at Marty’s you can kick back, get comfortable, and utilize their free Wi-Fi internet.

Martys Cafe
4 Green Hill, Washington
860-868-1700

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

Favorite 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

Favorite 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

Favorite 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

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

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

Favorite 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

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

The LuLu Face Company

With 30 years in the beauty industry, Linda Temkin has designed hair, worked in fashion and in skincare, gives lash extensions, and creates and blends cosmetics.

The launch of her Custom Cosmetics Line in 2007 came from a vision to offer cosmetics that are good for your skin made from natural ingredients like minerals and botanicals. The “custom” is that she  can create anything from  foundation, blush, shadow, concealer, or finishing powder  that’s perfect for you.

7 North Street #4, Litchfield
(In old Litchfield Jail)
860-205-2539
lulufaceco.com

Favorite 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

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

Favorite Fitness

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

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

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

Favorite Yoga

Anne Hungerford Yoga

This yoga studio provides a small, friendly group of teachers dedicated to serving the community. They offer virtual classes, in studio classes, and private classes. Programs include Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Hour of Power, Meditation, Tai Chi Chaun, and more.

Anne Hungerford Yoga
168 New Milford Tpke, New Preston 
860-868-6707

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

CK Yoga for Good

Located in Washington, Caroline Kinsolving delivers exceptional yoga guidance and instruction for all ages and levels.

ckinsolving@mac.com
carolinekinsolving.com/yoga

Favorite Dance

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

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

Papermoon Performing Arts

On Commons Drive in Litchfield, this dance center provides a meaningful dance education for recreational and competitive dancers.

Papermoon Performing Arts
49 Commons Drive, Litchfield
203-707-8428

Favorite Beach

Mount Tom State Park

Litchfield County’s favorite beach is located in Mount Tom State Park. Offerings include boating, swimming, fishing, hiking with memorable views, among others…The beach has a perfect sized swimming area and a nearby lookout tower to explore.

860-567-8870
Mount Tom State Park

Lake Waramaug Association

A non-profit organization founded in 1917 to promote the preservation of Lake Waramaug for the continued safety and enjoyment of all those who utilize the lake. Lake Waramaug borders the towns of Washington, Warren and Kent.

Lake Waramaug Association
P.O. Box 2272, New Preston
info@waramaugassoc.org
Instagram: @lakewaramaug

Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach provides the perfect refuge from the summer heat on Bantam Lake for local residents.

Sandy Beach
East Shore Road, Morris
860-361-6012

Favorite Hike

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 

Favorite Bed and Breakfast

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

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 White Hart Inn

Critically acclaimed Tap Room menu and casual fare served all day long at Provisions. Specializing in an English-influenced menu and elegant decor.

15 Under Mountain Road, Salisbury
860-435-0030
whitehartinn.com

Favorite Farm Stand

Nutmeg Acres Farm

Nutmeg Acres Farm in Warren has been owned and operated by the Tanner family for 70 years and six generations. They pride themselves in offering seasonal produce including potatoes, peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, red and yellow onions, and squash, among others. They also sell beef and pork, hay and straw.

Nutmeg Acres Farm
131 Rabbit Hill Rd, Warren
860-868-7455

Maple Bank Farm

The Maple Bank Farm farmstand is seasonal, and offers a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers grown with care on the farm. Additionally, they source local eggs, milk, bread, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, and other cooking essentials!

You can also look forward to handmade crafts, gifts, and cards that are made available throughout the season!

Maple Bank Farm
57 Church St, Roxbury 
860-354-1278

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

Favorite 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

Favorite Live Music 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

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

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

Favorite Performing Arts

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

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

Five Senses Festival

The Five Senses Festival is held in a unique outdoor setting and features artistic performances, art installations, activities, and experiences that delight all five senses.

Five Senses Festival
292 Bee Brook Rd., New Preston
860-868-0538

Favorite 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

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

Favorite Party Space

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

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

Sweet Nelsons Sugar Studio

Sweet Nelsons Sugar Studio is a unique place that offers cookie decorating classes, night-out events, and birthday parties.

107 Main Street North, Woodbury
sweetnelsonssugarstudio.com

Favorite Architect

Julia Metcalf Architecture & Interior Design

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

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

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

F+H Architectural Design & Consulting

F+H Architecture, located in Washington Depot, specializes in residential projects and provides full architectural design services.

F+H Architecture
1 Titus Road, Washington
860-733-5151

Favorite Real Estate Agent

David Hurlburt Bain Real Estate

David Hurlburt, of Bain Real Estate in Cornwall, was born and raised in that town. His knowledge of the area and his 15 years of experience operating a home improvement business and dealing with construction, engineering, and property management make him a popular agent to find the right house for the right buyer.

860-480-5975
dhurlburt.bainrealestate.com

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

Diane Stevens

Diane Stevens is an agent for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and offers 22 years of experience and excellence in handling the luxury market.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
6 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot
860-309-4108

Favorite 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

B.L. Gleason & Son

B.L. Gleason & Son is a third generation family-owned business in Kent that provides all phases of electrical for residential, commercial, and industrial work.

B.L. Gleason & Son
24 S Main Street, Kent
860-927-3061

Favorite Plumber

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

Dean Ackerman Plumbing

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

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

Favorite 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

Lakeville Interiors

A decorating and retail business run by two talented sisters, Ashley Merz Marchand and Courtney Merz Saulnier, this decorating emporium is known for its customized products and wide-ranging, inspired design services. Their lovely 10,000 square-foot store, showroom, and workroom is located on Holley Street, a small street just off of Route 44, also known as Main Street (or Millerton Road) in Lakeville. Hidden from view off the main thoroughfare, it is well worth the detour. See our article here.

Personal consultations and home visitations are available. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for completion of window treatments, pillows, bedding — basically everything except furniture that can be made in the Lakeville Interiors workroom. It takes 8 to 10 weeks for new, upholstered pieces to arrive. Areas served: Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.

7 Holley St., Lakeville
860-435-9397
lakevilleinteriors.com

Favorite 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

Sean Woodward

Sean Woodward of WoodCo LLC provides new building, remodeling, and construction management.

8 Upper Church Hill Road, Washington Depot
860-868-7244

Kinney Woodworking

Specializes in new construction, additions and remodeling projects—from interior to exterior, as well as custom cabinetry and project management, with a focus on providing clients quality construction.

21 Upper Hollow Road, Kent
860-927-3280
kinneywoodworkingllc.com

Favorite Event Planner

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

Simply Loved Weddings

Charissa Eykelhoff and her team in Litchfield provide event coordinating from conception to the big day.

simplylovedwed.wpengine.com

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

Favorite Event Photographer

Nutmeg Photography

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

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

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

Melissa Wilson Photography

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

Melissa Wilson Photography
203-524-5638

Favorite Senior Living Community

The Cottage at Litchfield Hills

This senior living community in Torrington offers a warm and welcoming environment that makes people instantly feel at home. Residents can rediscover hobbies they once enjoyed or talents they never knew they had with support when and where they need it.

376 Goshen Road, Torrington
860-489-8022
northbridgecommunities.com
Instagram: @northbridgecompanies

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

Favorite Preschool

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

The Education Center

An educational facility that offers structured and creative curriculum, focusing on kindergarten readiness.

68 Danbury Road, New Milford
860-354-2941
nmeducationcenter.org

Washington Montessori School

Unique Montessori programs that focus on toddlers through eighth grade.

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

Favorite Private School 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

Favorite Private School 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

Favorite Tutoring

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

Access Success

This resource in New Milford offers students aid in tutoring and the college admissions process.

143 West Street, Unit 104C, New Milford
203-788-5971
accessuccess.com

Favorite 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

Eagle Rock Day Camp

A facility in Washington offering campers age 5 to 13 a variety of athletic and non athletic activities.

27 Mount Tom Road, Washington
860-868-9200
eaglerockday.com

Favorite Kids Art and Music Classes

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

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

Favorite New Retail

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

Your CBD Store

Located in New Milford, this retailer is known for promoting products made from high-quality grown USA hemp.

Your CBD Store
5 Church St, New Milford
860-799-7871

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

Favorite Antiques Shop

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

George Home

George is a curated design source servicing designers, architects and clients throughout the country. George’s extensive inventory includes a mix of mid-century modern, vintage and antique furniture including unique objects, lighting, and art.

georgehomect.com
4 Titus Rd., Washington Depot
860-868-0323

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

Favorite 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

Favorite Home Furnishings Store

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

George Home

George is a curated design source servicing designers, architects and clients throughout the country. George’s extensive inventory includes a mix of mid-century modern, vintage and antique furniture including unique objects, lighting, and art.

georgehomect.com
4 Titus Rd., Washington Depot
860-868-0323

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

Favorite 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

Ruth Chase Flowers

Located in New Milford, this shop offers fresh flowers, plants, and gift ideas for all ages and occasions.

19 Church Street, New Milford
860-355-1111
ruthchaseflowers.com

Bouquets & Beyond

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

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

Favorite Place to Buy a Hostess Gift

Bella Luna Gifts

This gift shop features home decor, garden accessories, greeting cards, jewelry, clothes, handbags, baby items, candles, lotions, mind and body wellness products, and other merchandise from local artisans.

11 Watertown Road, Morris
203-768-9930
facebook.com/bellalunagiftsmorris

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

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

Favorite 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

Favorite Unique Gift

Bella Luna Gifts

This gift shop features home decor, garden accessories, greeting cards, jewelry, clothes, handbags, baby items, candles, lotions, mind and body wellness products, and other merchandise from local artisans.

11 Watertown Road, Morris
203-768-9930
facebook.com/bellalunagiftsmorris

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

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

Favorite Mens Clothing Store

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

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

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

Favorite Womens Clothing Store

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

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

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

Favorite Home Technology Firm

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

Visionary Computer

This Lakeville resource provides Apple repairs and computers, iPads, watches, airpods, and other technology needs.

29 Bissell Street, Lakeville
860-435-2211
visionarycomputer.net

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

Favorite 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

Northwest Corner Veterinary Hospital

Northwest Corner Veterinary Hospital, located in Bantam, offers a range of services to care for pets complete healthcare needs.

Northwest Corner Veterinary Hospital
646 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-567-0766

Favorite 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

True Value of Litchfield

A family-owned hardware store offering a variety of services and resources, including machine rentals.

384 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860-567-4608
truevaluelitchfield.com

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

Favorite Botox Filler

LaFrance Medical Aesthetics

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

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

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

Amanda Salvatore

Amanda Salvatore of Vita Sana Wellness in Chesire offers personalized care with experience in botox and dermal filler treatments.

Vita Sana Wellness
350 S Main Street, Cheshire 
203-699-6264

Best Kept Secret

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

CK Yoga for Good

Located in Washington, Caroline Kinsolving delivers exceptional yoga guidance and instruction for all ages and levels.

ckinsolving@mac.com
carolinekinsolving.com/yoga

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