Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

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

Located in Litchfield County close to Washington Depot and New Preston, Community table aims to express its passion for the region through food, wine, and hospitality. Community table is a place to meet with friends, celebrate, or dine solo. CT, as it is commonly referred to, is as acclaimed for its food and cocktails, as it is for its chic relaxed environment. With new chef Christian Hunter, the menu offers tantalizing innovative fare as well as some old favorites in a cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere.

223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-9354
communitytablect.com

Arethusa al tavolo

Located in Banta, Arethusa al tavolo is a purveyor of fine American dining from the vision of Chef Dan Magill. The milk, cream, yogurt, ice cream, butter and cheese from these cows is on showcase at Arethusa al tavolo Restaurant. The restaurant prides itself on exclusively using the farm’s dairy products and for procuring only the finest products for its daily menu.

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

The Po Café

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

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

Favorite Bakery

Bantam Bread Company

Using only the best natural and organic ingredients, the bakers at Bantam Bread Company create a wide selection of artisan breads made from scratch and by hand. In addition to their irresistible breads, there’s also lattice pies, tea cakes, fruit tarts, assorted pastries as well as focaccias, biscotti, and an array of imported and regional cheese as well as sauces, vinegars, oils, teas and coffees. To further tantalize your taste buds, local products such as maple syrup, organic fruits and vegetables are also sold.

853 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-567-2737
bantambread.com

The Po Café

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

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

The Bakehouse of Litchfield

Located in the former Litchfield jail, this new addition to the community offers the finest array of breads, cakes, scones, and fantastic cookies.

7 North Street, Litchfield
860-361-6423
thebakehousect.com

Favorite New Restaurant

The Po Café

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

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

The Owl Wine & Food Bar

With new business partner Ryan Cangello, The Owl Wine & Food Bar has recently been renovated and expanded. No stranger to the food and wine industry, John Bourdeau is a restaurateur with extensive experience in wines. Seating about 20 people inside and another 20 outside on the patio, the intimate atmosphere is inviting especially with the wood burning fireplace. In addition to a wide selection of wines, they serve offers starters, salads, sandwiches, and pizza. They have monthly events like wine tastings and pairing classes, as well as live music on the patio. See our article on The Owl Wine & Food Bar HERE. Open Wednesday – Friday: 4 – 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 1 – 9 pm. However, the wine bar will stay open if customers are still there.

18 East Shore Road, New Preston
860-619-0585
owlnewpreston.com

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

Located in Banta, Arethusa al tavolo is a purveyor of fine American dining from the vision of Chef Dan Magill. The milk, cream, yogurt, ice cream, butter and cheese from these cows is on showcase at Arethusa al tavolo Restaurant. The restaurant prides itself on exclusively using the farm’s dairy products and for procuring only the finest products for its daily menu.

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

The Po Café

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

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

Community Table

Located in Litchfield County close to Washington Depot and New Preston, Community table aims to express its passion for the region through food, wine, and hospitality. Community table is a place to meet with friends, celebrate, or dine solo. CT, as it is commonly referred to, is as acclaimed for its food and cocktails, as it is for its chic relaxed environment. With new chef Christian Hunter, the menu offers tantalizing innovative fare as well as some old favorites in a cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere.

223 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston
860-868-9354
communitytablect.com

Favorite Outdoor Dining

The White Horse Country Pub

The much acclaimed and popular White Horse has received over 60 awards, including 2021 Best Traditional American – Connecticut Magazine, Best Outdoor Dining – Connecticut Magazine and Litchfield Magazine, Best Classic Pub in New England – Yankee Magazine, and The Ideal Place – Vogue Magazine. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

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

Hopkins Inn

A large flagstone terrace overlooking beautiful Lake Waramaug makes for a romantic evening at the Austrian Hopkins Inn Restaurant. The wait staff is dressed in traditional Austrian garments, giving the ambiance a festive (or kitschy, depending how you look at it) feel. In cooler weather, you can enjoy your Wiener schnitzel with a glass of wine from the comfort of a Victorian dining room that offers a panoramic view of the lake. They also have a Tavern Room where you can sit by a roaring fire and leisurely sip on a rather satiating Hofbrau Hefe Weizen. The outdoor terrace is the real attraction here because of the beautiful views of the lake.

22 Hopkins Road, Warren
860-868-7295
thehopkinsinn.com

The Po Café

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

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

Favorite Pizza

Pizzeria Marzano

Authentic Neapolitan wood oven Pizzeria brings healthy taste and traditions from Naples to Torrington. In early 2020 they introduced Grandma Pies, dough is fermented for 72 hours, creating a firm base and soft, spongy center. Grandma Pies available after 4 pm, but cheese and speciality squares are offered daily for lunch!

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

The much acclaimed and popular White Horse has received over 60 awards, including 2021 Best Traditional American – Connecticut Magazine, Best Outdoor Dining – Connecticut Magazine and Litchfield Magazine, Best Classic Pub in New England – Yankee Magazine, and The Ideal Place – Vogue Magazine. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

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

Located on Litchfield’s green, the atmospheric and bustling Village Restaurant that features American pub food (burger, fish & chips, salads, etc.) for lunch and a comprehensive and varied dinner menu. The ambience is lively (due to the popular bar); should you require a more relaxed environment, there is an adjoining section that is quieter.

25 West Street, Litchfield
860-567-8307
village-litchfield.com

Favorite Brunch

The White Horse Country Pub

The much acclaimed and popular White Horse has received over 60 awards, including 2021 Best Traditional American – Connecticut Magazine, Best Outdoor Dining – Connecticut Magazine and Litchfield Magazine, Best Classic Pub in New England – Yankee Magazine, and The Ideal Place – Vogue Magazine. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

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

The Po Café

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

The Po Café
5 Kirby Road, 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

Located in the idyllic town of Washington in Connecticut, The Mayflower Grace is an exquisite country retreat, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. Just two hours’ drive from New York City, it is renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways, offering the perfect accommodation for those looking for a boutique hotel in Connecticut and one of the finest spas in New England. This 30-room luxury hotel is a member of the renowned Relais & Châteaux association of world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs. The sumptuous restaurant at The Mayflower Grace is The Mayflower Dining Room, offering a pleasing selection of New England dishes using fresh, regionally sourced ingredients.

The Mayflower
118 Woodbury Rd, Washington
860-217-0869

@ 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

Nestled along the beautiful Housatonic River in New Milford, guests can opt for the rustic tap room or the beer garden to enjoy hand-crafted ales brewed on site, hard seltzers, specials, and wine by the glass, as well as live music and other entertainment.

30 Kent Road, New Milford
860-946-0266
housatonicriverbrewing.com

Kent Falls Brewing Co.

Located on a working farm that you can tour, with a brewery, tasting room, and workshop, there is an extensive list to choose from.

33 Camps Road, Kent
860-398-9645
kentfallsbrewing.com

Woodbury Brewing Company

Located on Main Street, there are 16 taps of house-brewed ales and lagers as well as a full bar and live entertainment.

738 Main Street South, Woodbury
203-405-3811
woodburybrewing.com

Favorite Winery

Hopkins Vineyard

Voted Litchfield County’s favorite winery, Hopkins offers wine tastings, a wine bar, tours, and a breathtaking view overlooking Lake Waramaug. With 11 varieties of grapes, it consistently produces award-winning whites, reds, and sparkling wines.

25 Hopkins Road, New Preston
860-860-7954
hopkinsvineyard.com

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

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

599 Old Middle Street, Goshen
860-201-4654
sunsetmeadowvineyards.com

Hawk Ridge Winery

Provides snacks, varieties of award-winning wine, beer, and beautiful views in Watertown.

28 Plungis Road, Watertown
860-274-7440
hawkridgewinery.net

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

The Po is located on the Washington town green. They provide fresh-baked pastries, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and lunch options like the chicken winner sandwich with a side of “totchos” or the beloved Frederick Gunn School favorite, The Reitman.

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

Favorite Salon

Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

b.hive salon

b.hive salon provides cuts, color, blow-outs, balayage, bridal work, and more in Washington Depot.

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

Joe’s Salon & Spa

Joe’s Salon and Spa offers innovative hair and body treatments using the healthiest products available. Located in New Milford.

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

Favorite Barber

Byrdeman

Litchfield County’s favorite barber shop is the newest addition to Byrde + the b, catering to men. Their talented team provides cuts, colors, 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

Len’s Barber Shop provides cuts, head shaves, razor shaves, and hot towel service in the center of New Milford.

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

West Street Barber

West Street Barber specializes in a variety of grooming services from haircuts and shaves to clean up and color in Litchfield.

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

Favorite Spa

The Spa at Litchfield Hills

Tucked away in the Litchfield Hills, The Spa at Litchfield Hills has provided world-class service for over 10 years. The stylishly appointed facilities at the Spa include: facial and massage treatment rooms, a nail room featuring whirlpool shiatsu massage pedicure chairs, a full-service hair salon and a relaxation room overlooking their own private and scenic pond.

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

Forsythia Skin Care Studio

Voted Litchfield County’s best kept secret, Forsythia Skin Care Studio offers facials, eyebrow waxing and tinting, body waxing, eyelash lifts and tints, and other services to help their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated, refreshed, and beautiful.

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

The Mayflower Grace

Located in the idyllic town of Washington in Connecticut, The Mayflower Grace is an exquisite country retreat, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. Just two hours’ drive from New York City, it is renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways, offering the perfect accommodation for those looking for a boutique hotel in Connecticut and one of the finest spas in New England. This 30-room luxury hotel is a member of the renowned Relais & Châteaux association of world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs. The sumptuous restaurant at The Mayflower Grace is The Mayflower Dining Room, offering a pleasing selection of New England dishes using fresh, regionally sourced ingredients.

The Mayflower
118 Woodbury Rd, Washington
860-217-0869

Favorite Eyelashes

Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

Pilar BLLaC

Pilar DeMann is a licensed microblader. She uses her skills to craft the perfect brow for her clients. Pilar’s makeup ethos is that less is more. No matter what, you should always do your Brows, Lashes, Lips and Cheeks. In her studio in Washington Depot you can get your lashes tinted, a lightstim therapy treatment, and a private makeup consultation. By appointment.

8 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-619-0488
pilarbllac.com

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 is a licensed microblader. She uses her skills to craft the perfect brow for her clients. Pilar’s makeup ethos is that less is more. No matter what, you should always do your Brows, Lashes, Lips and Cheeks. In her studio in Washington Depot you can get your lashes tinted, a lightstim therapy treatment, and a private makeup consultation. By appointment.

8 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-619-0488
pilarbllac.com

Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

Forsythia Skin Care Studio

Voted Litchfield County’s best kept secret, Forsythia Skin Care Studio offers facials, eyebrow waxing and tinting, body waxing, eyelash lifts and tints, and other services to help their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated, refreshed, and beautiful.

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

Favorite Fitness

W. Rhythm Fitness

Located in Kent, this boutique fitness studio offers award-winning personal and group fitness training. They provide a high energy non-judgment environment for students of all ages and fitness levels. Numerous classes are offered including barre, zumba, pilates, yoga, W total fitness, and reiki.

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

Litchfield Hills Fitness

Enjoy fitness classes, personal training, small group training, and more at this full service gym located in Litchfield.

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

New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club

“The Club,” as it is known to the locals, is filled with natural light and great energy. The spacious facility, conveniently located in the downtown area, is loaded with fitness machines, weights, gadgets and treadmills. With 52 classes per week—which range from aquatics to zumba—there is something here for everyone. Work out with a personal trainer; swim laps in the salt-water (yes, we did say salt water!), Olympic-size pool; or schedule a Pilates session on the reformer in the beautiful private studio. There are two racket ball courts as well. When your muscles ache, (or even if they don’t!) there is a certified massage therapist on staff who will work out all those knots. The Café has delicious energy-restoring shakes to recharge your engine, and a nice assortment of salads and wraps, for a quick convenient meal. The Club also offers a very nice child care service. Exercise with confidence (for a small fee) while your little ones are looked after in a safe, clean, happy environment.

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 + Fitness

This yoga studio is located in a beautifully restored historic building in downtown Litchfield. They offer a variety of yoga and yoga-fitness classes, as well as workshops and events. They also have a wonderful free class on the first Sunday of the month called Karma Yoga, which is open to beginners through advanced practitioners. Guests are simply asked to bring a non-perishable food item, or other appropriate donation for their basket which is given to the charity of the month.

Charym Yoga + Fitness
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

Sparkle and Shine Dance of Litchfield offers classes for every age and level dancer, including acrobatics, ballet, pointe, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and more. They also run a dance class for adults who want to improve strength, flexibility, coordination, or just have fun.

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

W. Rhythm Fitness

Located in Kent, this boutique fitness studio offers award-winning personal and group fitness training. They provide a high energy non-judgment environment for students of all ages and fitness levels. Numerous classes are offered including barre, zumba, pilates, yoga, W total fitness, and reiki.

W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main St
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.

P.O. Box 2272, New Preston
info@waramaugassoc.org
waramaugassoc.org 

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

Steep Rock Association is a land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes in and around Washington, CT and the Shepaug River Valley and to enhance the community’s connection with nature. They have 4 different preserves, including Hidden Valley Preserve, Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock Preserve, and Judea Garden.

With over 5,200 acres of protected land, many sets of eyes, ears and hands are needed to monitor, preserve and maintain the special places in this world. Steep Rock Association wouldn’t be where they are today without the work of volunteers. They offer seasonal and ongoing volunteer opportunities for anyone interested.

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

White Memorial Conservation Center

White Memorial is dedicated to protecting its forests and countryside so that all may enjoy the gifts of nature that abound here. The White Memorial Conservation Center provides year-round environmental education programs for children and adults that inspire understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world.

The White Memorial environmental education center is always looking for volunteers. Training programs are available for serious research.

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

Macricostas Preserve

Hiking trails in the northern section of Macricostas Preserve go up the slope of Waramaug’s Rock, a forested ridge that rises to an elevation of 1250 feet. At the summit is an incredible vista of Lake Waramaug in the distance. In stark contrast, the southern part of the Preserve treats hikers to idyllic views of an expansive, gently-rolling meadowland. Totaling about 50 acres, this sprawling field of grasses and wildflowers is a charming throwback to the pastures of 19th-century Connecticut. Meeker Swamp sits in the middle of the Preserve.

124 Christian Street, New Preston
steeprockassoc.org

Favorite Bed and Breakfast

The Mayflower Grace

Located in the idyllic town of Washington in Connecticut, The Mayflower Grace is an exquisite country retreat, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. Just two hours’ drive from New York City, it is renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways, offering the perfect accommodation for those looking for a boutique hotel in Connecticut and one of the finest spas in New England. This 30-room luxury hotel is a member of the renowned Relais & Châteaux association of world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs. The sumptuous restaurant at The Mayflower Grace is The Mayflower Dining Room, offering a pleasing selection of New England dishes using fresh, regionally sourced ingredients.

The Mayflower
118 Woodbury Rd, Washington
860-217-0869

Hopkins Inn

A large flagstone terrace overlooking beautiful Lake Waramaug makes for a romantic evening at the Austrian Hopkins Inn Restaurant. The wait staff is dressed in traditional Austrian garments, giving the ambiance a festive (or kitschy, depending how you look at it) feel. In cooler weather, you can enjoy your Wiener schnitzel with a glass of wine from the comfort of a Victorian dining room that offers a panoramic view of the lake. They also have a Tavern Room where you can sit by a roaring fire and leisurely sip on a rather satiating Hofbrau Hefe Weizen. The outdoor terrace is the real attraction here because of the beautiful views of the lake.

22 Hopkins Road, Warren
860-868-7295
thehopkinsinn.com

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

This New Milford family owned farm offers a large variety of fresh vegetables, summer corn, dairy products, and holiday decorations.

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 Road
Washington Depot

New Milford Farmers’ Market

The New Milford Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 9 am – 12 noon, between May 11 – October 27.

1 Main Street, New Milford
localharvest.org/new-milford-farmers-market

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market

In Litchfield, supporting Connecticut artisans through selling sustainable locally grown produce and products.

421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
860-567-3871
litchfieldfarmersmarket.org

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

This historical building, built in 1883, is a great place to listen to live music. At Infinity Music Hall there’s dinner, drinks and shows, all under one roof. They host some of the best national and regional artists. Check out their website for upcoming concerts. You won’t be disappointed.

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

Woodbury Brewing Company

Located on Main Street, there are 16 taps of house-brewed ales and lagers as well as a full bar and live entertainment.

738 Main Street South, Woodbury
203-405-3811
woodburybrewing.com

Favorite Performing Arts

Warner Theatre

Built as a first-run movie palace by Warner Bros. Studios, this elaborate art-deco building was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb.  Seating 1,772 patrons, the Warner was a stunning example of state-of-the-art technology and lush, elegant surroundings.

The theatre was purchased by the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts, helping the structure to evade demolition. The theatre then re-opened on May 22, 1983. Today, the Warner Theatre is the largest performing arts center in Northwest Connecticut – over 100,000 patrons attended 200+ public events last season.  These included concerts, professional touring theatre/dance, movies, opera simulcast, community theatre, debates, dance recitals, high school graduations and dance competitions.

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.

292 Bee Brook Road, New Preston
860-868-0538
fivesensesfestival.com

Favorite Gallery

KMR Arts

This fine art gallery specializes in outstanding vintage and contemporary photography. Kathryn McCarver Root opened KMR Arts in 2007. Appealing to both the established collector and the first time buyer, KMR Arts continues to celebrate photography. Kathy McCarver Root is a photography dealer, working with individual and corporate clients to purchase and install photography. Open Thursdays to Saturdays, or by appointment.


2 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-868-7533

kmrarts.com
Instagram: @kmrarts

Washington Art Association (WAA)

A great resource for local artists and art lovers, this association holds wonderful exhibitions in their art gallery and offer studio courses, workshops, lectures and special events. Lovely paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and other handmade crafts can be purchased at their annual holiday sale in December.

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot
860-868-2878
washingtonartassociation.org

Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

19 Main, a recently restored Union Bank building in New Milford offers unique space for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and special fundraisers.

19 Main Street, New Milford
860-717-4077
19main.com

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

Julia Metcalf Architecture & Interior Design LLC, provides architecture, interior design, lighting design, and a combination of strong project management with a firm understanding of residential architecture and design that allows for a complete and well thought out project.

73 East Street, Litchfield
484-416-0170
juliametcalfdesigns.com

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens

Provides exceptional landscape design, installation, and garden maintenance to clients that require quality and lasting value.

Kent Greenhouse
30 South Main St
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

Pels Matthews The Matthews Group

Pels Matthews, a principal of The Matthews Group in Washington Depot, has over 24 years of experience and knowledge in luxury properties.

The Matthews Group
4 Green Hill Road, 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

Wright Electrical Company, based in Washington, can supply any electrical needs. With speedy service and knowledgeable employees, they specialize in residential and commercial installations, lighting systems, communications, and generators.

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

Eagle Electric

Located in Washington Depot, Eagle Electric provides electrical solutions to 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

Jeff Berry & Sons in New Preston, has experience and qualifications to meet all  plumbing needs. They specialize in water heaters, pumps, water treatment equipment, service and supplies, plumbers, service and repair, plumbing fixtures, and parts and supplies.

72 New Milford Turnpike, Washington
860-868-2166
facebook.com/Berry-Jeff-Sons-LLC-167126923299335/

Dean Ackerman Plumbing

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

Marbledale Plumbing

Located in New Milford, the company provides a full range of services for plumbing, heating, and water conditioning.

860-354-8242
marbledaleplumbing.com

Favorite Interior Designer

Davis Raines Design

Offering project management, space planning and organization, kitchen and bath design, selection of interior finishes, custom furniture, and much more.

46 Quarry Ridge Road, New Preston
917-834-5926
davisrainesdesign.com

CFK Interiors

A small design firm known for timeless design. Their philosophy is to honor simplicity, architecture, balance, and make a house a home.

1 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-733-5252
cfkinteriors.com

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 Street, Lakeville
860-435-9397
lakevilleinteriors.com

Favorite Builder

West Mountain Builders

A general contracting company in Washington that builds beautiful homes and long lasting relationships with customers. They cultivate an enduring relationship with a knowledgeable, personable building team that can handle anything your home needs.

30 West Mountain Road, Washington
860-868-7528
westmountainbuilders.com

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

Kylie Costello is a New Milford native who manages and executes all events that occur at 19 Main. She has a roster of services and professionals to supply every aspect of a special occasion and she is on the scene from inception to completion.

24 Bank Street, New Milford
860-717-4077
19main.com

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

Located in Litchfield and specializing in exceptional floral design and styling for weddings and events in Connecticut and beyond.

94 Fern Ave, Litchfield
917-751-5979
sarahwordennatural.com

Favorite Event Photographer

Nutmeg Photography

This event photography studio was created by Terry Augustyn and Melissa Beecher. They are dedicated to creating the finest family, engagement, boudoir, custom wedding, and special event photography. They offer studio photography at their Litchfield location and also offer home-visit options.

174 West Street, Litchfield
860-480-1746
nutmegphotography.com

Lindsey Victoria Photography

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

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

Lindsey Victoria Photography
860-985-7913

Melissa Wilson Photography

Based in Washington Depot, Melissa Wilson specializes in newborn, maternity, family, and wedding photography.

mwphotography-ct.com

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.

The Cottage at Litchfield Hills
376 Goshen Rd, Torrington
860-489-8022

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

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

A unique education resource offering academic programs that encourage independent thinking, discipline, and focus in young children. Its academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are unique and essential.

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

A unique education resource offering academic programs that encourage independent thinking, discipline, and focus in young children. Its academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are unique and essential.

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

Founded in 1850, the Frederick Gunn private school for grades 9-12 is a co-ed boarding and day prep school with a 220-acre campus bordering the village green in Washington. They offer 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. They offer online or in-person support and enrichment in child-focused language arts, math, history, science, and Spanish.

18 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-671-4474
titustutors.com

Reis Learning Center

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

65 Bank Street, New Milford
860-354-0854
reislearningcenter.com

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

The Pratt Nature Center is a 205-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center in Litchfield County, CT. They offer hiking, bird-watching, community garden plots, and nature education for all ages, including programs tailor-made for the classroom or scout troop as well as for family or community enjoyment and learning.

Volunteer your time at this wonderful nature center. It can use help with animal care, office work, land maintenance and events. Visit the Wants and Needs page on its website. When cleaning out your basement or garage, think about donating discarded items to the center.

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

Art Experience

Litchfield County’s favorite kids art and music classes are held at Art Experience in New Milford. They offer a learning opportunity for young artists that includes a little art history, art biographies, different mediums and techniques, and also explores art in everyday life.

6 East Street, New Milford
860-946-7282
artexperience-cz.com

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

Litchfield County’s favorite kids art and music classes are held at Art Experience in New Milford. They offer a learning opportunity for young artists that includes a little art history, art biographies, different mediums and techniques, and also explores art in everyday life.

6 East Street, New Milford
860-946-7282
artexperience-cz.com

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

Village Center for the Arts

This New Milford art resource offers supplies, programs, and events for all ages.

12 Main Street, New Milford
860-354-4318
villagecenterarts.org

Favorite New Retail

CP Farmhouse

Featuring a large selection of high quality Amish-made furniture as well as two floors filled with country and farmhouse home décor.

43 West Street, Litchfield
860-361-9355
cpfarmhouse.com

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

A design and lifestyle shop that offers a curated collection of textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, and one-of-a-kind design elements.

7 North Street, Litchfield
860-361-6780
shopblueprintct.com

Favorite Antiques Shop

Privet House

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

13 E Shore Road, New Preston
860-868-1800
privethouse.com

George Home

GEORGE HOME opened in 2017 by Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley of Duane in Manhattan and Betsey Nestler, a local dealer and style maker. GEORGE features a curated global mix of mid-century modern, antique and contemporary furniture, as well as objects, art, accessories, lighting, and a wide range of unique tabletop accessories.
​Additionally, The Design Studio at GEORGE offers full interior design and staging services.

4 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-868-0323

georgehomect.com

Housatonic Trading Co.

Showroom that offers fine art, antiques, home furnishings, objet d’art, and unique finds, available to shop online or in store.

920 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-361-6299
housatonictrading.com
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.

2 Green Hill Rd, suite 1201, Washington Depot
860-868-0525
hickorystickbookshop.com

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
4 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!

26 Main Street, Millerton
518-789-3797
oblongbooks.com

Favorite Home Furnishings Store

CP Farmhouse

Featuring a large selection of high quality Amish-made furniture as well as two floors filled with country and farmhouse home décor.

43 West Street, Litchfield
860-361-9355
cpfarmhouse.com

Privet House

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

13 E Shore Road, New Preston
860-868-1800
privethouse.com

George Home

GEORGE HOME opened in 2017 by Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley of Duane in Manhattan and Betsey Nestler, a local dealer and style maker. GEORGE features a curated global mix of mid-century modern, antique and contemporary furniture, as well as objects, art, accessories, lighting, and a wide range of unique tabletop accessories.
​Additionally, The Design Studio at GEORGE offers full interior design and staging services.

4 Titus Road, Washington Depot
860-868-0323

georgehomect.com

J. Seitz & Co

A lifestyle store featuring furniture, home accents, women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, apothecary, and gifts.

9 E Shore Road, New Preston
860-868-0119
jseitz.com

Favorite Florist

Bantam Blooms

Owned by local flower enthusiast, Lily Toussaint, Bantam Blooms has provided expertly crafted, fresh, and affordable premium floral arrangements and gift baskets since 2017 to help customers celebrate the special moments in life.

931 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-307-8302
bantamblooms.net

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.

787 Main Street South, Woodbury
203-586-1899
bouquetsbeyond.com

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

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

CP Farmhouse

Featuring a large selection of high quality Amish-made furniture as well as two floors filled with country and farmhouse home décor.

43 West Street, Litchfield
860-361-9355
cpfarmhouse.com

Favorite Fine Jewelry

Robertson Jewelers

Robertson Jewelers in New Milford, is a family of jewelry professionals passionate about fine jewelry and the science of beautiful gemstones. They carry rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, charms, pins, watches, and estate and antique jewelry.

2 Bank Street, New Milford
860-354-5365
robertsonjewelers.com

Ideal Jewelers

Its shop in Litchfield specializes in authentic certified diamonds from one to 25 carats.

43 West Street, Litchfield
860-813-0749
ijdiamonds.com

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

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

CP Farmhouse

Featuring a large selection of high quality Amish-made furniture as well as two floors filled with country and farmhouse home décor.

43 West Street, Litchfield
860-361-9355
cpfarmhouse.com

Favorite Mens Clothing Store

WKND Warren 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.

4 Cornwall Road, Warren
860-619-8134
warrentowncenter.com

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.

33 West Street, Litchfield
860-567-0100
rderwinclothiers.com
Plain Goods

Presents collections each season that value exquisite materials and craftsmanship for the home and wardrobe that uphold simplicity.

17 E Shore Road, New Preston
860-868-0280
plain-goods.com

Favorite Womens Clothing Store

WKND Warren 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.

4 Cornwall Road, Warren
860-619-8134
warrentowncenter.com

J. Seitz & Co

A lifestyle store featuring furniture, home accents, women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, apothecary, and gifts.

9 E Shore Road, New Preston
860-868-0119
jseitz.com

Plain Goods

Presents collections each season that value exquisite materials and craftsmanship for the home and wardrobe that uphold simplicity.

17 E Shore Road, New Preston
860-868-0280
plain-goods.com

Favorite Home Technology Firm

Cagenio

Located in Roxbury, Cagenio has everything you need for high quality, fully integrated audio and visual systems for your home. They provide theaters, audio, video, remotes, AV furniture, wifi, alarms, cameras, doorbells, shades and window treatments, lighting, and pool and spa automation.

162 Baker Road, Roxbury
860-619-2400
cagenio.com

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 home audio and video systems, professional home theaters, and wifi.

351 Kent Cornwall Road, Kent
860-491-5659
litchfieldstereo.com/index.php

Favorite Veterinary Practice

Aspetuck Animal Hospital

Aspetuck Animal Hospital in New Preston is the favorite veterinary practice in Litchfield County, delivering the highest quality service to their clients and their animals. Their staff has extensive training and uses state of the art equipment and technology to care for their clients.

Aspetuck Animal Hospital
278 New Milford Tpke, 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

Washington Supply features 14 departments stocked with everything you need to build and finish your home. They provide lumber products, lawn and garden tools, paint, art supplies, cleaners, and tools.

2 Calhoun Street, Washington Depot
860-868-7395
washingtonsupply.com

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.

18 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent
860-927-4114
helpfulplace.com

Favorite Botox Filler

LaFrance Medical Aesthetics

The clinic provides treatment for aging, acne, and other client needs. They offer award winning facial rejuvenation, injections, and laser treatments—helping clients enhance their best features in a subtle way to rediscover their natural beauty.

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

Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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

Voted Litchfield County’s best kept secret, Forsythia Skin Care Studio offers facials, eyebrow waxing and tinting, body waxing, eyelash lifts and tints, and other services to help their clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated, refreshed, and beautiful.

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

Byrde + the b

Byrde + the b is a full-service luxury salon, shop, and art gallery led by founder and Emmy-award winning stylist, Scott Bond; they provide cuts, color, blow-outs, hair extensions, balayage, waxing, eyebrows, skincare, light therapy, manicures, barber shop, and bridal services.

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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