We visited Winivian to celebrate our 10th anniversary 2 years ago. Since Trip Advisor does not have the scroll down option farther than a year I had to pick the last available option.
The reason why we chose this place was that our honeymoon was celebrated in India 10 years ago travelling through houseboat, a resort with caveroom, tree house and a cabin on its own tiny island. Our plan was to relive those exact footsteps but with 2 small kids we did the next best thing and do some research.
Luckily for us just 4 hours of drive to CT and a unique resort set in the heart of wooded area is this gem of a place which had all that we wanted and more. Upon our arrival we were given a tour of all properties. Immediately we changed our mind from the cave cottage style cabin into the green room cabin because it was exactly how we envison fun style living to be.
We stayed there for 4 nights and changed everday helping us to experience different experiences without having to do much! They happily shifted our luggage, crib and other items without a fuss. They made every morning, noon and night special. Whether it was helping a picnic basket in the meadows, adapting to our vegetarian options. Providing our kids with games or the complimentary mercedes suv to just move around locally. We also used the bicycles that were put outside our rooms.
We also stayed in charter oak, tree house and were thrilled with the joie de vivre of exploring and constant sense of discovery. Our kids were lot in their world of story telling, camping and board game activities that kept them involved all through. Our daughter who dreams of growing up to be an architect had new found respect to the possibilities of what minds can achieve. The feeling of being somewhere while being nowhere is expertly achieved while supplying us with homegrown salads, delicious pasta dishes and breathtaking soups! There has to be special mention of the deserts that the kitchen can whip up. My husband ordered our anniversary cake and it has to be told that it was as grand as a wedding cake with all the decorations and hoopla that we felt humbled to enjoy. It was a masterpiece.
The front desk smelled of fresh peonies, there is a sense of style with classic touches here. There is peace. If you want to take your family to middle of country but still need wifi,good food and AMAZING bathrooms with sauna and high class showers then look no further!
The furniture, views,beds and overall ambience is impressive considering that which ever cabin you are there is a genuine soul of that theme. Even though all of these cabins are not that far from each other.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Litchfield Hills lies a quiet getaway; Winvian. Set amidst 113-acres and bordering extensive woods and lakes, Winvian was created to recharge and indulge. No less than fifteen architects have designed 18 individualized cottages that combine the whimsical with the traditional, the modern with the historical. Each has enough surprises to lure and charm without detracting from the views, the surrounding nature and the comforts that allow guests to relax and rejuvenate. ~18 individual, custom designed cottages and one (1) master suite~Cottage sizes range from 950 to 1,250 square feet~5,000 full service Spa with 6 individual treatment rooms~Executive Boardroom will full IT and conferencing capability~Celebrations, weddings, parties, events, etc in our Gordon Brown house~AAA 5-Diamond rated restaurant ~AAA 5-Diamond rated hotel~Member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux society~Conde Nast Top 30 US Small Resort~Surrounded by 4,000 acres of the White Memorial Preserve~Privately owned and fully confidential property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Winvian Hotel Morris
- Winvian Resort Morris