Dewless Cottage Guidebook

Lisa

Dewless Cottage Guidebook

Food scene
Locally produced fare from the local Arethusa Dairy
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Arethusa al tavolo
828 Bantam Road
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Locally produced fare from the local Arethusa Dairy
If you are looking for an upscale dining experience the Winvian will not disappoint
5-Diamond Restaurant at Winvian Farm
155 Alain White Rd
If you are looking for an upscale dining experience the Winvian will not disappoint
Local haunt for great breakfast or lunch
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Patty's Restaurant
499 Bantam Road
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Local haunt for great breakfast or lunch
Cash only. Quick bite with American fare menu
Jackie's Restaurant
920 Bantam Road
Cash only. Quick bite with American fare menu
Funky joint with great pizza options
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Bohemian Pizza
342 Bantam Road
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Funky joint with great pizza options
One of my personal favorites. This dining experience is one not to miss on your trip. Great local sourced fare and herb garden on site.
carol pecks good news cafe
694 Main St S
One of my personal favorites. This dining experience is one not to miss on your trip. Great local sourced fare and herb garden on site.
This historic building brings you right into the American experience. Good food and bar. You have to save your daily calorie intake and indulge in the decadent Sticky Toffee Pudding! Outdoor dining option with a delightful stream alongside the property
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G.W. Tavern
20 Bee Brook Road
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This historic building brings you right into the American experience. Good food and bar. You have to save your daily calorie intake and indulge in the decadent Sticky Toffee Pudding! Outdoor dining option with a delightful stream alongside the property
These folks are making some fantastic food. Local sourced and take out or dine in. Another must during your visit.
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Meraki Kitchen
239 West St
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These folks are making some fantastic food. Local sourced and take out or dine in. Another must during your visit.
Enjoy the sweets of the local dairy or spend some time touring the dairy too!
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Arethusa Farm Dairy
822 Bantam Road
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Enjoy the sweets of the local dairy or spend some time touring the dairy too!
Neighborhoods
Take a step back into history and enjoy the double Main Street. Great dining options with one set in the original local jail. Unique shopping and a beautiful town to spend a day in.
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Litchfield
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Take a step back into history and enjoy the double Main Street. Great dining options with one set in the original local jail. Unique shopping and a beautiful town to spend a day in.
Take some time to drive around the lake and check out the flora and fauna. Fantastic Fishing abounds - be sure and obtain your CT fishing license!
Bantam
Take some time to drive around the lake and check out the flora and fauna. Fantastic Fishing abounds - be sure and obtain your CT fishing license!
Check out New Preston for shopping and activities
New Preston Hill Road
Check out New Preston for shopping and activities
If Antiquing is your thing Woodbury and Roxbury are unmatched. This are is amazing for historic buildings and driving around the area one can see covered bridges, streams, architecture and find quaint shopping and dining
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Woodbury
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If Antiquing is your thing Woodbury and Roxbury are unmatched. This are is amazing for historic buildings and driving around the area one can see covered bridges, streams, architecture and find quaint shopping and dining
Quaint town to pick up food and spirits. Great bookstore and garden shop!
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Washington Depot
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Quaint town to pick up food and spirits. Great bookstore and garden shop!
Sightseeing
Many options to explore in Goshen
Goshen
Many options to explore in Goshen
Local winery with tasting room and locally produced fruit
Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery, LLC
46 Town Line Road
Local winery with tasting room and locally produced fruit
If you like something more than wine, visit the state of the art distillery! This is a must see for those interested in the distilling process. This locale produces 5 handcrafted premium spirits.
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Litchfield Distillery
569 Bantam Rd
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If you like something more than wine, visit the state of the art distillery! This is a must see for those interested in the distilling process. This locale produces 5 handcrafted premium spirits.
Take a step back in time and learn how the native cultures lived as far back as 10,000 years!
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The Institute For American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
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Take a step back in time and learn how the native cultures lived as far back as 10,000 years!
Hike and see the amazing falls, visit the historic town and walk along a section of the Appalachian Trail. This is a great day trip!
Falls Village
Hike and see the amazing falls, visit the historic town and walk along a section of the Appalachian Trail. This is a great day trip!
In downtown Norwich, you will discover a waterfall that is also a piece of Connecticut history. Yantic Falls, also known as Indian Leap or Uncas Leap Falls, was the site of the ill-fated 1643 meeting between the Mohegan and Narragansett tribes. Later, it was developed for industrial use in the early 20th century. You can view the falls from a footbridge above or via a short hike on a trail alongside the gorge.
Yantic Falls
In downtown Norwich, you will discover a waterfall that is also a piece of Connecticut history. Yantic Falls, also known as Indian Leap or Uncas Leap Falls, was the site of the ill-fated 1643 meeting between the Mohegan and Narragansett tribes. Later, it was developed for industrial use in the early 20th century. You can view the falls from a footbridge above or via a short hike on a trail alongside the gorge.
One of the last covered bridges in Connecticut, this iconic landmark spans 172 feet long over the Houstantic River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it still carries vehicular traffic on Connecticut Route 128. Designed by Ithiel Town, it has been in continuous service since 1864.
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West Cornwall Covered Bridge
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One of the last covered bridges in Connecticut, this iconic landmark spans 172 feet long over the Houstantic River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it still carries vehicular traffic on Connecticut Route 128. Designed by Ithiel Town, it has been in continuous service since 1864.
A wildlife sanctuary in the hills of Connecticut, home to over 350 exotic animals, a petting zoo, museum, exploration center, gift shop, picnic area and hay rides in the fall. Visit the Safari Drive-thru.
Action Wildlife
337 Torrington Rd
A wildlife sanctuary in the hills of Connecticut, home to over 350 exotic animals, a petting zoo, museum, exploration center, gift shop, picnic area and hay rides in the fall. Visit the Safari Drive-thru.
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art.
Weir Farm National Historic Site
735 Nod Hill Road
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art.
The forest remains a precious piece of a past era with fine craftsmanship and understated wealth evident throughout the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the second and fourth weekends of each month. Reservations are not required.
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Topsmead State Forest
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The forest remains a precious piece of a past era with fine craftsmanship and understated wealth evident throughout the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase. Free guided tours of the residence are offered from June through October on the second and fourth weekends of each month. Reservations are not required.
Spa/Yoga
Beautiful yoga studio with many instructor and class options
Charym Yoga Studio
174 West St
Beautiful yoga studio with many instructor and class options
SPA-aaaaahhhhhh - kinda says it all.
Spa At Litchfield Hills
407 Bantam Rd
SPA-aaaaahhhhhh - kinda says it all.
One spa is not enough!
Salt of the Earth Therapeutic Spa
787 Main St S
One spa is not enough!
This location is a must visit! The history, the spa, the grounds and dining all in one location!
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Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection
118 Woodbury Road
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This location is a must visit! The history, the spa, the grounds and dining all in one location!
Grocery
Formerly known as the Bantam Market. This is my favorite grocery. Amazing selection of microbrews and gourmet options.
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The Market CT
793 Bantam Road
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Formerly known as the Bantam Market. This is my favorite grocery. Amazing selection of microbrews and gourmet options.
Chain grocery store for all your basics
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Stop & Shop
55 Village Green Dr
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Chain grocery store for all your basics
If you are looking to buy at the source!
Arethusa Farm Gardens
If you are looking to buy at the source!
Deli type shopping
The Dutch Epicure Shop
491 Bantam Road
Deli type shopping
Hiking/Kayaking/Cycling/Outdoor
Hang out at the local beach to experience the lake like a local
Sandy Beach
Hang out at the local beach to experience the lake like a local
Fun beach option on the lake
Morris Town Beach
Fun beach option on the lake
If birding is your thing, this is an absolute MUST!
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Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Rd
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If birding is your thing, this is an absolute MUST!
Check out this gardeners dream!
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White Flower Farm Store & Gardens
167 Litchfield Road
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Check out this gardeners dream!
Adventures on the water - canoe, kayaking, and rafting on the Housatonic River. For the more outdoor types this is a priority during the trip!
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Clarke Outdoors
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Adventures on the water - canoe, kayaking, and rafting on the Housatonic River. For the more outdoor types this is a priority during the trip!
More hiking!
Enders State Forest Public Parking
173-117 Barkhamsted Road
More hiking!
Can't get enough of the falls and hiking!
Wadsworth Falls
Can't get enough of the falls and hiking!
Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name, and make it a distinguishing feature on Connecticut's skyline with a designated Trout Park, lookout tower, hiking and nature trails, and picnicking.
Mount Carmel
Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name, and make it a distinguishing feature on Connecticut's skyline with a designated Trout Park, lookout tower, hiking and nature trails, and picnicking.
Experience the scenic, cascading waterfalls in the beautiful Litchfield Hills. Wander across the covered bridge, hike the falls 1/4 mile up along the stair pathway and feel the mist on your face as water rushes 250 feet down into a reflecting pool that joins with the Housatonic River. As you hike the easy, but steep, trail stop along the way to enjoy the many scenic views from three observation decks. A designated Trout Park, Kent Falls offers opportunities for fishing as well as picnicking.
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Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road
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Experience the scenic, cascading waterfalls in the beautiful Litchfield Hills. Wander across the covered bridge, hike the falls 1/4 mile up along the stair pathway and feel the mist on your face as water rushes 250 feet down into a reflecting pool that joins with the Housatonic River. As you hike the easy, but steep, trail stop along the way to enjoy the many scenic views from three observation decks. A designated Trout Park, Kent Falls offers opportunities for fishing as well as picnicking.
The ultimate outdoor adventure sports park has rock climbing, wakeboarding, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, cliff jumping, scuba diving, team building, 14 zip lines, water obstacles, and rope swing. Brownstone is a single destination for all ages or groups of any size. Everyone will have the unique opportunity to explore the quarry's 100- foot freshwater depths, traverse its 85-foot solid brownstone walls, navigate the waters smooth surface, or develop the ultimate team by taking on all the sports in the advanced challenge courses. Full concessions or bring a picnic. Free parking.
Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
161 Brownstone Avenue
The ultimate outdoor adventure sports park has rock climbing, wakeboarding, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, cliff jumping, scuba diving, team building, 14 zip lines, water obstacles, and rope swing. Brownstone is a single destination for all ages or groups of any size. Everyone will have the unique opportunity to explore the quarry's 100- foot freshwater depths, traverse its 85-foot solid brownstone walls, navigate the waters smooth surface, or develop the ultimate team by taking on all the sports in the advanced challenge courses. Full concessions or bring a picnic. Free parking.
Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is a year-round venue featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, synthetic snow (year round skiing, boarding & tubing), zip line, disc golf and mountain biking adventures for all ages. The Ridge also host cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and beer fests.
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Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road
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Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is a year-round venue featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, synthetic snow (year round skiing, boarding & tubing), zip line, disc golf and mountain biking adventures for all ages. The Ridge also host cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and beer fests.
Interesting local story and easy nearby hiking
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White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Road
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Interesting local story and easy nearby hiking
Winter Activities
Mohawk Mountain is Connecticut's first and best winter sports facility. It has a summit elevation of 1,600 feet, 25 trails spread out over more than 107 acres of skiable terrain and a 650 foot vertical drop. Popular with skiers and snowboarders alike, it offers both day and night skiing, a full-service ski shop and on-site dining.
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Mohawk Mountain
46 Great Hollow Road
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Mohawk Mountain is Connecticut's first and best winter sports facility. It has a summit elevation of 1,600 feet, 25 trails spread out over more than 107 acres of skiable terrain and a 650 foot vertical drop. Popular with skiers and snowboarders alike, it offers both day and night skiing, a full-service ski shop and on-site dining.
For more than 50 years, Mount Southington has been providing downhill skiing and snowboarding to the young and young at heart. Just minutes from Exit 30 on I-84, it offers a full range of slopes and terrain for beginners and experts to enjoy. Four chair lifts provide easy access to the varied trails, including the terrain park with challenging features that are refreshed and redesigned often during the season. State-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming make every run a great run all across the mountain. Just starting out? The lessons and weekly children's programs provide a fun and nurturing environment, giving kids (and adults) the skills they need to progress quickly and safely. Also available are racing teams, after school programs, night skiing, affordable packages as well as special events and activities all season long.
Mount Southington Ski Area
396 Mount Vernon Road
For more than 50 years, Mount Southington has been providing downhill skiing and snowboarding to the young and young at heart. Just minutes from Exit 30 on I-84, it offers a full range of slopes and terrain for beginners and experts to enjoy. Four chair lifts provide easy access to the varied trails, including the terrain park with challenging features that are refreshed and redesigned often during the season. State-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming make every run a great run all across the mountain. Just starting out? The lessons and weekly children's programs provide a fun and nurturing environment, giving kids (and adults) the skills they need to progress quickly and safely. Also available are racing teams, after school programs, night skiing, affordable packages as well as special events and activities all season long.
Day and night skiing and snowboarding from early December through late March. Sixteen trails (15 with night lighting) serviced by 5 lifts with one hundred percent snowmaking coverage and a twice daily groom, offering varied terrain choices for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Ski Sundown also has two terrain parks, a designated mogul trail, and free NASTAR racing on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights (with lift ticket or pass). Full service rental and repair shop, ski shop, modern and spacious lodge with two self-service food courts, apres-ski lounge and mountain view decks. Snowsports School offers group and private lessons for ages 3 and up.
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Ski Sundown
126 Ratlum Road
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Day and night skiing and snowboarding from early December through late March. Sixteen trails (15 with night lighting) serviced by 5 lifts with one hundred percent snowmaking coverage and a twice daily groom, offering varied terrain choices for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Ski Sundown also has two terrain parks, a designated mogul trail, and free NASTAR racing on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights (with lift ticket or pass). Full service rental and repair shop, ski shop, modern and spacious lodge with two self-service food courts, apres-ski lounge and mountain view decks. Snowsports School offers group and private lessons for ages 3 and up.
Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is a year-round venue featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, synthetic snow (year round skiing, boarding & tubing), zip line, disc golf and mountain biking adventures for all ages. The Ridge also host cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and beer fests. The newly renovated lodge blends country elegance with modern sophistication and is accented by repurposed barn board and two floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplaces. The flexible open floor plan accommodates over 200 guests making it the perfect wedding or corporate meeting venue. Larger groups will benefit from pond and mountain views from an outdoor tented site on Base Mountain. Destination restaurant located on the second floor of the lodge is home to Fire at the Ridge, serving artfully-inspired regional cuisine and Ridgeside Tavern for casual gatherings and can accommodate 150 guests along with private meeting and dining spaces. Day rooms are available for day or overnight accommodations. The living room settings are outfitted with desks, couches and full baths. The park is home to 20 feature-rich trails for all skill levels, complete with snow tubing for winter fun, mountain biking trails for summer and now New England's only 365 Synthetic Snow park. Skiing enthusiasts enjoy the boarder and ski cross course, racing family and friends down a four-lane track pitting boarder against boarder and skier against skier. Our Instructors implement a new terrain-based teaching method and is home to Connecticut's only Burton Riglet snowboarding program for children as young as 24 months. The Lodge offers a cafeteria, locker facilities, retail sports shop. For artfully-inspired regional cuisine, visit the Fire at the Ridge restaurant, offering lunch and dinner.
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Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort
99 Powder Hill Road
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Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort is a year-round venue featuring skiing, snowboarding, tubing, synthetic snow (year round skiing, boarding & tubing), zip line, disc golf and mountain biking adventures for all ages. The Ridge also host cultural events, sports competitions, music festivals and beer fests. The newly renovated lodge blends country elegance with modern sophistication and is accented by repurposed barn board and two floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplaces. The flexible open floor plan accommodates over 200 guests making it the perfect wedding or corporate meeting venue. Larger groups will benefit from pond and mountain views from an outdoor tented site on Base Mountain. Destination restaurant located on the second floor of the lodge is home to Fire at the Ridge, serving artfully-inspired regional cuisine and Ridgeside Tavern for casual gatherings and can accommodate 150 guests along with private meeting and dining spaces. Day rooms are available for day or overnight accommodations. The living room settings are outfitted with desks, couches and full baths. The park is home to 20 feature-rich trails for all skill levels, complete with snow tubing for winter fun, mountain biking trails for summer and now New England's only 365 Synthetic Snow park. Skiing enthusiasts enjoy the boarder and ski cross course, racing family and friends down a four-lane track pitting boarder against boarder and skier against skier. Our Instructors implement a new terrain-based teaching method and is home to Connecticut's only Burton Riglet snowboarding program for children as young as 24 months. The Lodge offers a cafeteria, locker facilities, retail sports shop. For artfully-inspired regional cuisine, visit the Fire at the Ridge restaurant, offering lunch and dinner.