Winvian Farm Est. 2007

155 Alain White Road, Morris, CT, United States

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Welcome to Winvian Farm, an absolutely extraordinary New England luxury retreat designed to recharge and indulge.
A gracious, 1775 manor stands at the heart of Winvian Farm’s historic estate, while 18 individually-designed resort cottages and the Hadley Suite on the threshold of woodlands and meadows let Winvian’s guests experience the unexpected – a night in a treehouse, a greenhouse or a musical conservatory – a most splendid getaway.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Farm View
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Country
Cultural
Elegant
Romantic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Winvian Farm is a luxury resort experience like no other. One hundred thirteen acres of heaven on earth, a lighthearted oasis of peace, comfort and Five-Star Fine Dining in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, where fires are bright, sleep tranquil, and the mind is free to play.

A gracious, 1775 manor stands at the heart of Winvian Farm’s historic estate, while 18 individually-designed resort cottages and the Hadley Suite on the threshold of woodlands and meadows let Winvian’s guests experience the unexpected – a night in a treehouse, a greenhouse or a musical conservatory – a most splendid getaway. Bikes wait by every cottage door for roaming the grounds, or walk the winding paths and awaken the senses in Winvian Farm’s glorious organic gardens.

Our luxury Spa is an afternoon’s delight, and Winvian Farm’s renowned Five-Star Farm-to-Table Restaurant is the heartfelt response of a gifted Executive Chef, Chris Eddy.

And Winvian Farm’s 40-foot swimming pool sits discreetly in a green meadow, not far from our luscious gardens.

Welcome to Winvian Farm, an absolutely extraordinary New England luxury retreat designed to recharge and indulge.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $175 to $200

Additional Charges

Prices exclude alcohol, tax, gratuity, and any additional rentals. A cottage buyout is required for a weekend wedding getaway.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
150
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2007
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations

Each of our 19 five-star resort cottages has its full share of traditional and not-so-traditional indulgences: king-sized beds, a patio or screened porch, fabulous bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and rainfall steam showers, fireplaces, state of the art BOSE stereo systems, flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi,  Nespresso coffee, Harney & Sons Fine Tea – and anything else you desire is only a phone call or text message away. From the moment you arrive at Winvian Farm, we will serve you graciously with all the treats you expect from a luxury hotel.

Winvian guests also enjoy a to-die-for breakfast at no additional charge (a $70 value). Unlike urban hotels, we offer plenty of convenient free parking, next to your cottage, and at the Spa and near the pool (not that you’ll need to drive to either as each cottage has complimentary bicycles).

Have a four-legged friend in need of a getaway? Some of our favorite resort cottages are dog-friendly, including Greenhouse, Connecticut Yankee and Stone.

Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

A remarkable experience unfolds each evening in the fire-lit 18th Century dining rooms of Winvian Farm’s renowned Litchfield Hills restaurant, The Restaurant at Winvian Farm, where simplicity and indulgence artfully converge to create the ultimate fine dining experience.

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy creates fresh and spontaneous farm-to-table menus, each dish imaginative in its beauty and flavor, a luscious handcrafted gift of seasonal ingredients from Winvian Farm’s own organic gardens. To complement your culinary experience we have created an eclectic selection of wines in our wine cellar, having assembled wines from 13 countries and 37 regions including biodynamic, sustainable and organic. The grand finale: a flight of surprising seasonal desserts from our award-winning Pastry Chef, Selena Gearinger.

It is this coming-together of romantic setting and divine cuisine that has earned us five AAA Diamonds and membership in Relais & Chateaux, a fellowship of the most outstanding hotels and luxury restaurants around the world. We are tremendously proud to be counted among such esteemed company.

Design:

In 1775, Dr. Seth Bird, an eccentric but respected physician known for bringing a coffin along on his house calls, built a home for himself and his family in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. It was a white clapboard beauty, aproned with meadows and woods, and a comfort and sustenance for the generations.

In 1948, the Smith family bought the historic Bird estate and named it Win-Vian, a combination of the first names of Winthrop Smith and his wife Vivian. They raised a beloved son, bounteous fruit and vegetables, and livestock on the property (today the luxury Spa stands where the pigpens once did but offers a rather nicer kind of mud treatment). When Win died, Vivian married Charles McVay, captain of the USS Indianapolis, whose riveting story is detailed in the book “In Harm’s Way.”

With the addition of eighteen individually designed luxury cottages and Hadley Suite, Winvian Farm remains in the Smith family today, lovingly restored by Maggie Smith, her daughter Heather and son Win Smith III into a luxurious, unconventional

Standout Venue Features:

At Winvian Farm, every day can be as active or as idle as you wish. All 113 acres of the Litchfield, Connecticut estate are yours to play upon. Mountain bikes and cruisers stand at the ready for long jaunts around town or enjoy a stroll to the luxury Spa to be pampered and rejuvenated.

The woods are lovely, leafy and deep, our lawns and meadows wide… all for hiking or snowshoeing, croquet, volleyball, bocce ball, hot air ballooning, and allow for countless simple pleasures, many within a small radius of Winvian Farm, like fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, golf, and horseback riding. Or simply indulge the senses in Winvian Farm’s organic gardens.

Come wind, come weather, the Games Room has a salon-sized pool table, foosball, table-top shuffleboard, and a handsome full bar stocked with craft beers, single malts, or wine tastings from Winvian Farm’s Wine Cellar, so you can practice the fine art of drinks by the fire with treats from Winvian Farm’s farm-to-table cuisine.

Awards & Notables

2012-2017 – AAA Five Diamond Award in Restaurant and Hotel
2014 – Best of Connecticut, Romantic Escape
2016 – The Restaurant at Winvian Farm, Travel + Leisure 100 Best Hotels in the World
2009-2015 – Connecticut Magazine Reader’s Choice Best Restaurants
2013 – Virtuosos, World’s Best Hotel Experiences
2012 – Best of Connecticut Farm to Table
2015 – Connecticut Magazine Best Restaurants Reader’s Choice Best Hotel Dining, Most Romantic Dining, Best Overall Restaurant, Expert’s Pick
2017 – American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts Member since 2009
2016 - Best of Connecticut
2016 – TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, four and a half stars
2014 – Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Travel Awards, Top 25 Resorts in the U.S.
2015 – Conde Nast Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World, Reader’s Choice Award
2011 – Conde Nast Traveler Best in the World
2011 – Conde Nast Traveler Top 30 Small Resorts Reader’s Choice Award, Best in the World
2010 – Conde Nast Traveler Top 25 Mainland U.S. Small Resorts Reader’s Choice Award, Best in the World
2016 – The Restaurant at Winvian Farm, Connecticut Magazine’s Best Restaurants
2013 – CT NOFA’s First Annual Organic Leadership Recognition for Leadership in Local and Organic Food, Farms, Gardens, and Land Care
2010 – Featured in Greenwich Magazine

Celebration Locations
Gordan Brown House:
The Gordon Brown House is a two-story post-and-beam barn venue with the flexibility to suit your unique meeting or celebration. A lofty living room with leather club chairs and upholstered loveseats, a rustic conference and presentation room, a magnificent dining hall, and a festive wide-open dance floor are fully customizable for meetings, retreats or celebrations
- View: Rustic Barn
- Max Capacity: 250
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Private Dining Room:
Stunning rustic dining room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, vaulted post and beam ceilings that give this room an inviting feel for any occasion from dinner parties to small celebrations
- View: Grounds
- Max Capacity: 30
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

A remarkable experience unfolds each evening in the fire-lit 18th Century dining rooms of Winvian Farm’s renowned Litchfield Hills restaurant, The Restaurant at Winvian Farm, where simplicity and indulgence artfully converge to create the ultimate fine dining experience.

The Restaurant at Winvian Farm’s Executive Chef Chris Eddy creates fresh and spontaneous farm-to-table menus, each dish imaginative in its beauty and flavor, a luscious handcrafted gift of seasonal ingredients from Winvian Farm’s own organic gardens. To complement your culinary experience we have created an eclectic selection of wines in our wine cellar, having assembled wines from 13 countries and 37 regions including biodynamic, sustainable and organic. The grand finale: a flight of surprising seasonal desserts from our award-winning Pastry Chef, Selena Gearinger.

It is this coming-together of romantic setting and divine cuisine that has earned us five AAA Diamonds and membership in Relais & Chateaux, a fellowship of the most outstanding hotels and luxury restaurants around the world. We are tremendously proud to be counted among such esteemed company.

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