Quaint and Cozy Small Town New England
The holidays are over and now is a better time than ever to get away from the crowds and cozy up with your significant other. Roaring fireplaces, leisurely strolls, and a warm drink are definitely the best way to ring in the New Year!
Spend a weekend at the Falls Village Inn. The inn was built in 1834 and restored in 2010 with interior designing by Bunny Williams. Book a night in the beautifully appointed accommodations with king sized beds with superior linens, free continental breakfast, and all of the amenities that you would expect from highly rated lodging. Visit the tap room for an intimate and comfortable bar menu surrounded by locals. If you’re looking for a more fine dining setting, visit the main dining room where you can order something especially delicious. “There’s nothing modest when it comes to the inn’s house-made desserts,” hails the New York Times.
Bundle up one night and hit up the center of Norfolk. Take a stroll through the historic district for some window shopping. Stop in the Artisan’s Guild, a quaint space where juried area artisans display and sell handmade works of art. You can find the unusual, whimsical, and the practical as a gift for a loved one, or as a special treat for yourself! Warm up at the Woodcreek Bar and Grill with a cocktail from their classic martini menu.
Another favorite place for a brisk weather walk full of good eats and art galleries is Kent. Cozy up with a fresh baked treat at SoDelicious HomeMade Bakery. Daily selections change regularly but include cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and muffins. You can actually taste the love baked into each delectable confection! Make your way down past the green to the center of town to Fulling Lane where you can wrap your hands around a piping hot mug of freshly brewed tea at Tea & Dreams. With a wide variety of loose teas, boba, pre-packaged items, kombucha, and so much more, you’ll be sure to leave wanting more.
The stylish Sharon Country Inn is a small town gem with some seriously amazing online reviews to back up its outstanding accommodations. It is the perfect place for a true R&R weekend with a loved one. Snuggle up in their down comforters and 500 thread count cotton sheets, pop open a bottle of champagne, and escape the kind of peace and quiet that only rural northwest Connecticut can offer. Take a quick walk right across the street to Stacked Kitchen where you can enjoy a freshly made latte with the New England Omelette stuffed with bacon, candied maple onions, and cheddar cheese.
Visit Plantin’ Seeds Farm Kitchen on sundays for a locally sourced and freshly homemade brunch. Stone ground corn cakes with black bean salsa, breakfast sandwiches on homemade english muffins with eggs, cheddar cheese, and green tomato chutney, and smoked farro, kabocha squash and radicchio soup with ricotta and potato rye fritters are just a few examples of the delicious creations that have been served up for Sunday brunch!
Seasonal wine slushies, wine infused house made truffles, and hot mulled wine? Yes, please! Sunset Meadow Vineyards never falls short of creativity. Stop by their tasting room one weekend for an extremely affordable wine tasting, and for an extra charge, receive your own Sunset Meadow Vineyards wine glass. Once you’ve chosen your favorite, purchase a bottle, some cheese, crackers, and pate, and head to a table for a relaxing afternoon enjoying some of the finer things in life.
Reserve a night at the Interlaken Inn and make sure to buy the “Dashing Through the Snow” package! This deal includes a horse drawn sleigh ride or carriage ride (depending on the weather), a hearty New England breakfast, overnight accommodations, and a three-course dinner for two at Morgan’s Restaurant. Finish off your romantic getaway weekend with a trip to the Tap Room at The White Hart. Grab a seat by one of their many fireplaces and curl up with Hot Toddy and some spiced pecans and flip through, “Keep it Seasonal,” a cookbook written by Executive Chef, Annie Wayte.
Keep the snow-covered fun going all month long with a trip to Mohawk Mountain. Rent a set of skis or a snowboard, or bring your own and soar down the slopes day or night! Trails vary from beginner to advanced and are sure not to disappoint. Take a minute to relax inside and get a bite to eat in the Pine Lodge Restaurant. Lessons are also available and can be found online. Also make sure to check out upcoming events and specials like their annual Yeti Day!
Falls Village Inn
33 Railroad Street
Falls Village, CT
10 Station Place
Wood Creek Bar & Grill
3 Station Place
SoDelicious HomeMade Bakery
1 Kent Green Boulevard
Tea & Dreams
7 Fulling Lane
Sharon Country Inn
1 Calkinstown Road
10 Gay Street
Plantin’ Seeds Farm Kitchen
99 Main Street
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
599 Old Middle Street
Interlaken Inn/Morgan’s Restaurant
74 Interlaken Road
The White Hart
15 Undermountain Road
Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
46 Great Hollow Road