The Road Trip: Castle Hill Inn
Good for: A cozy Eastern seaboard
The Road Trip: Winvian Farm. A unique collection of cottages in the Connecticut woods, for a secluded weekend getaway that’s a magical retreat from the ordinary.
Good for: A couples weekend away to relax and enjoy gourmet meals and chilled out activities.
The scoop: This is not your average Relais and Chateaux. The Winvian Farm is a collaboration of eighteen architects, who were invited to design one room each. Kind of like Project Runway, except for hotels and the task was to design a cottage based on a quirky theme. The collection ranges from the Library Cottage (a two-story, wood-paneled affair) to the Helicopter Cottage (which has, you guessed it, a complete helicopter inside). Though there is plenty to do in the Litchfield area from antiquing to hiking, it's just as compelling to stay on property. The spa treatments and the gourmet restaurant are not to be missed, and there are few better ways to end an evening than with a glass of pinot noir while cozying up in front of a wood-burning fire.
The details: www.winvian.com