Winvian Farm

Winvian Farm

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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Morris
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.6
Value
3.8
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Far from the madding crowd, in the Litchfield Hills, lies a quiet getaway. Set on 113 acres and bordering extensive woods and lakes, Winvian Farm was created to recharge and indulge. A place like this is difficult to describe for it lacks nothing. Winvian Farm aspires to host you with no airs but graces, no extravagance or opulence, only warmth and treats. The 5-star cuisine, the wines, the Spa and the team are as unexpected as the experiences that one ultimately enjoys.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch
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tymelyron wrote a review Feb 2021
stamford CT109 contributions201 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We truly enjoyed returning to Winvian, this time with a stay in the spacious Maritime cottage, well maintained, had a wood burning fireplace with lots of firewood and private views of the woods; check in and check out were remote, minimal contact with the staff, with everyone we encountered abiding by Covid protocols. We had room service for dinner and breakfast, the latter of which is included in the room rate, and each meal was top notch, with punctual delivery as ordered. The staff was most responsive to advance emails and requests, looking forward to coming back when things get back to normal. Winvian is a short drive to Litchfield and Bantam, good shopping and dining destinations, with lots of outdoor recreational sites nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ixthus72005 wrote a review May 2022
Scotch Plains, New Jersey1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just completed a four day stay at Winvian and are still basking in the joy and rest it brought to us. Every single one of our interactions with the staff were met with courtesy, professionalism, and a desire to serve. The grounds around the main house are meticulously kept, while the woods surrounding each cottage are left in their untouched, natural setting. Our two meals at the restaurant were exceptional, among the best we have ever eaten. Each course was a unique, creative masterpiece that would delight the most discerning palate. All the cottages look wonderful, and if we could experience all of them we would, but it would be hard to ever pass up another opportunity to stay once again at Maritime Cottage. Maritime is the ideal size for a couple looking for an intimate setting to recharge and reconnect. There is little to distract. The TV in the main room is replaced by a fireplace as the main focal point (the TV is in the bedroom). A high-end Bose sound system fills the entire cottage. Be sure to connect your device via BlueTooth to enjoy the amazing acoustics. The bedroom is in the shape of a lighthouse with a mural of the sky painted into its rounded 20 ft ceiling. The bathroom has dual sinks, jacuzzi tub, and steam shower with rain shower head. Two bicycles and helmets are provided for exploring, and a screened in porch is perfect for breakfast in the morning, or winding down with a book in the afternoon. Don't hesitate to give Winvian a try. I am certain no matter what Cottage your stay in, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Heather Smith, Owner at Winvian Farm
Responded Aug 11, 2022
Nothing makes me happier then hearing how much our guests appreciate the hard working team at Winvian! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I hope to welcome you back soon to either try a different cottage or stay in Maritime Cottage again - We have just completed a renovation to the Maritime Cottage Bathroom.
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MJH161 wrote a review Oct 2021
Denver, Colorado217 contributions202 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at three different Relais and Château properties on a trip to the Hudson Valley. The Blantyre was nice but had a few issues. The Bedford Post Inn was flirting with disaster and doesn’t even belong in the group. The Winvian was by far the best. Our maritime cabin in the woods was delightful. We had a wood-burning fireplace, a screened in deck, a very unique king bed set in a lighthouse motif, nice bathroom, A refrigerator, an icemaker, a heated bathroom floor that actually worked! Some of these may seem like they would be obvious inclusions, but that wasn’t the case at some of the other Relais properties. The setting was great with the woods in our backyard and a pond nearby. The food was also outstanding here. Here the staff all seem to be rowing in the same boat and in the same direction. One example is that when we went to dinner, the cleaning crew would tidy up our room. Again that may seem obvious but we didn’t have that experience at other places.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Emma J wrote a review Oct 2020
New York125 contributions147 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I would absolutely agree with High -Five-NYs review, it was spot on . This resort may have been something special 10-15 years ago but it’s accommodations are certainly tired today . The staff are friendly and tried hard to accommodate..but we were disappointed with the lack of service , inaccurate information about what’s going on around us and shocked by the nickel and diming too . I have never seen basic cheap hotel slippers for sale in the bathroom before ..the sign said enjoy these slippers while you are here but if you take them home they are $30 a pair and will be added to your bill , what are they going to do with those worn slippers when we leave? , toss them out I would have thought , ridiculous. . Everything was an add on ..not only was there no water in our room but when we asked if we could take our wine down to dinner we were told no , due to Covid ..how and why that would be a Covid rule I don’t know . Sounded more like a hotel way to make more money . When we checked out after 4 nights staying in 3 different suites/ cottages we felt price gauged . Very disappointing experience, especially since it was the first time traveling for 7 months and we were screaming for pampering and attention, we got none .
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Date of stay: October 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose another place to stay
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Beth wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in January 2021 with my kids and it was incredible to have them experience the Helicopter. Scott Cooper welcomed us with refreshments and brought us all the things we needed, he was exceptionally good at anticipating what we needed. Professional and so on top of it, including setting up a fire for us and playing with the kids! What an great experience!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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jag343 wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York319 contributions149 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to getaway at the height of the COVID pandemic, though very pricey. We had the camping cottage for three nights. Everyone was very friendly and the service was very good. Perhaps a notch below what one would expect because of the pandemic. We had room service two nights. It came on time and the food was very good but lacked for something not being in the dining room. Breakfast was tasty but not special, and they twice sent the wrong dish (on two separate of the three mornings). They quickly brought the correct one. The cabins are incredibly creative. We stayed in Camping, which felt very isolated, looking out in to the woods. We couldnt see others and they couldnt see us. Very romatic with a big steam shower and a double-size jacuzzi tub. The electronics could use an update -- couldnt connect to the stereo with bluetooth and the TV doesnt have apps or an easy way to connect to a streaming device. We used the fireplaces and loved them, though ended up picking up kindling around the woods to make it easier to start. They were very communicative beforehand, and for our anniversary gave us a bottle of champagne that was on ice in the room for our arrival. Robes, towels and linens were luxurious.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: look at the website & map to choose a cabin that suits you. Some are more isolated than others.
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Win S wrote a review Oct 2021
Warren, Vermont10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all. Full disclosure. Winvian is owned by my former wife, but I have no financial involvement in it.

I was recently there as a member of a group who stayed four night and three days. Having not stayed there for awhile I was impressed by the safe environment and the COVID protocols that were in place. I also notice that many of the cottages had been updated and refreshed. On my last stay I noticed some deferred maintenance building up but this has been addressed. It was also nice to see that the veteran staff was still in place and their service was as good as I remembered it. They arranged numerous activities for us including golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, and on premise games. A favorite hike was in Steep Rock Preserve in Washington and only 20 minutes away. We had a delicious packed lunch on the summit. We did not participate but they also offer fencing and axe throwing. Next time perhaps.

At one dinner we had a talk from staff members of The Litchfield Historical Society and learned about the impact that USA’s first law school (Tapping Reeves) had on our early history. The Society is located in the middle of Litchfield and worth the visit. The Institute of American Indian Studies is located in nearby Washington, CT and also worth a visit. We were also treated one evening to the music of Paul Winter who lives in Litchfield. And, we gathered around the fire on the great lawn after dinner for coffee, discussion and S’mores.

Then of course there was the cuisine of Chef Chris Eddy who was mentored by Alain Ducasse and has been at Winvian since opening day. Much of his product is grown right at Winvian, and his dishes are creative and delicious. Serving a group of twenty can be challenging but it was done flawlessly. Ask for the Risotto.

Several from our group flew into Bradley Airport which is only an hour away. They commented on the efficiency of the airport and how close it was to Winvian.

One special treat was seeing a mother bobcat with two of her kittens in the field. We watched her from a distance for some time and one of the group took some excellent photos of them.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: They are all uniqure so it really depends on what type of experience you prefer.
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jmsgnewyork wrote a review Jul 2021
New York30 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent two nights here and it was tranquil, relaxing and very Covid friendly. I gave it five stars because the setting was magnificent and the service was really good, but it was not without fault. A few things I’d like them to improve, especially considering the price…1) the times for meals were very narrow and not conducive to a relaxing vacation. If you’re hungry at 2:30, only option is to go off premise. 2) the bugs are out of control at night, so eating dinner outside was not enjoyable. We asked for bug spray, but there were no candles or fans or anything to naturally deter them and we got eaten up! 3) everything had to be booked in advance. Spa appointments especially. Overall, if you have 48 hours to getaway, and want to do almost nothing, it’s a great place to go, unwind and recharge.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book things in advance - spa appointments, dinner reservations (go to Arethusa one night) and...
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Response from Heather Smith, Owner at Winvian Farm
Responded Sep 17, 2021
Thank you for your feedback and I am happy to see your enjoyed your time with us. I do understand that the dining hours are a bit restrictive right now. COVID has had a very large impact on the hospitality industry. We had had to make some adjustments in timing to ensure we can continue to deliver the 5 star service we are known for. I appreciate the feedback on the bugs during your dinner outside I am sorry that impacted your experience negatively. We hope to welcome you back to Winvian. Heather Smith Managing Director
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sullific wrote a review Oct 2020
new haven, ct680 contributions410 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have always wanted to visit Winvian, but wouldn't pony up the dough necessary to spend a brief overnight (not even 24 hours) there. But once some unexpected moolah fell into our laps in the guise of government stimulus payment, I decided I would use it to finally cross this off the bucket list.

The Romance Package (which was a bit more economical) was no longer offered, so we had to do everything a la carte, which added up. We did the spa and dinner. Everything was lovely; food was excellent. We stayed in the Music cottage, as we
needed a dog friendly abode. The cottage gimmick is the one thing that makes Winvian stand out and I wish they sold a book with photographs of all the cottages inside and out. As for the Music Cottage, while I like modern decor, I was less than
thrilled about staying within walls of hot pink, gold and orange but, in the end, I was quite pleased with the accomodations. Spacious, clean, amenities-rich (hey, I don't have radiant heat under my bathroom floor, or a sauna in the shower).

I would love to stay at Winvian again in a different cottage, in fact, I'd like to try several of them, but the cost is prohibitive. For the same price, e.g.,we could spend a couple of days at the Ocean House in Watch Hill.

I did hear folks at dinner musing about how there wasn't anything to do in the area, but that's not quite true. Especially if you are not from Connecticut or Massachusetts, there is plenty to see a la Olde New England. There are also several wineries in the area, as well as a few towns with some limited shopping, and the White Conservation area in Litchfield. I think, however, most people go to
Winvian just to be ensconced in the woods in luxury and to decompress there, which is easily accomplished.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jennifer T wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay in the music cottage which was spacious and beautifully designed - including an incredibly comfortable bed and pillows. The staff is exceptionally welcoming and friendly and it’s obvious why this property is part of the Relais & Chateaux family. A great getaway from NYC! Just be aware of the extra fees from minibar drinks to room service to an extra guest, although this seems to be standard practice these days.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Heather Smith, Owner at Winvian Farm
Responded Aug 16, 2023
Thank you for your lovely review especially your kind words about our magnificent team! They are truly what makes Winvian special. I do hope you will return in the near future and thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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HOM D asked a question Jul 2023
Are there any 2 bedroom suites?
Answer from Patricia M
1 contribution1 helpful vote
No. There are cottages that have separated living areas with a pullout sofa bed.
JSJNY asked a question Oct 2020
NY113 contributions76 helpful votes
The smores sound like fun. Is there an extra charge for the fire?
Answer from MaryGB619
Baltimore, Maryland279 contributions88 helpful votes
Just seeing this and yes there was a charge. I never got a bill, but I think it was around $75...
coraCD asked a question Oct 2020
New York City, New York18 contributions41 helpful votes
Do you have any cottage with two bathrooms o one and half?
Answer from cmartinangelo
Cape May, New Jersey148 contributions47 helpful votes
We’ve stayed in 3 cottages; all with only 1 bathroom. They are 1 bedroom some with a living room
Answer from maryanne007newyork
New York City, New York276 contributions156 helpful votes
I think they only allow 2 adults (maybe 1 additional child).
Susan L wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff was wonderful, every single one! So welcoming from start to finish!"
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Ctmom90 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Wilton, Connecticut202 contributions139 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Music Cottage is spacious and yes, the sound is great! "
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Peter L wrote a tip Sep 2023
Boynton Beach, Florida309 contributions80 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a lot of money"
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Patricia M wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take advantage of concierge’s - and any employee’s - recommendations for offsite activities and destinations. More gems dot the area!"
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Gretchen M wrote a tip Jun 2023
Timonium, Maryland504 contributions253 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the cottages before you go. The Treehouse and Beaver Lodge were super cool too"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Winvian Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Winvian Farm?
Nearby attractions include White Memorial Conservation Center (1.7 miles), Topsmead State Forest (4.1 miles), and Bantam Cinema & Arts Center (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Winvian Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Winvian Farm?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Winvian Farm?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Winvian Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Winvian Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Litchfield Saltwater Grille, West Street Grill, and Arethusa Al Tavolo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Winvian Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Winvian Farm located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Morris.
Are pets allowed at Winvian Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Winvian Farm offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Winvian Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Dutch.
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