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Winvian in Morris, Connecticut

In the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut lies a quiet getaway in Winvian. Tucked away in the idyllic northwest corner of Connecticut and just over two hours from the bustle of Manhattan and Boston, Winvian is set in 113 acres of nature. Surrounding Winvian is the famous White Memorial Foundation, with 4,000 acres of idyllic wilderness perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snow shoeing and cross country skiing. Indoor activities are just as enticing, with sumptuous cuisine from nationally acclaimed chefs, a broad and delicious selection of wine, a tranquil Spa and accommodations that are as whimsical as they are luxurious. Winvian is a haven where guests can relax, rejuvenate and indulge in an incomparable and unconventional experience.

Much of Winvian's charm can be found in the collection of cottages that make up the exclusive accommodations. Fifteen architects designed the individual cottages to combine the whimsical with the traditional and the modern with the historical. Those seeking decadence and a little epicure elegance in the midst of nature will find dual delight in the cuisine and the Spa. Chef Eddy, a featured chef at the James Beard House in New York, alternatively creates healthy fare, delectable comfort food and sultry desserts, with an eye towards creating menus to suit guests every palate and mood. You'll also be sure to discover an eclectic and outstanding list of wines from around the world that compliment each meal. At the Spa, stretch with a yoga master, or go for full pampering in one of six treatment rooms. A rare world dedicated to peace, nature and luxurious living, Winvian is an escape from the ordinary.

Location of Winvian

155 Alain White Road
Morris, Connecticut

Nearest Airport: BDL

Amenities for Winvian

  • General Information
  • 18 Cottages
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar
  • Picnics
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Game Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Croquet
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Yoga
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Ball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Snowshoeing
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Interests
  • Family
  • Food & Wine
  • Hotels
  • Ski & Snow
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Winvian

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Winvian to celebrate a very special birthday and it more than lived up to our expectations. This is a fabulous place. We loved the property, the marvelous private cottage we stayed in, the beautiful grounds, and the outstanding cuisine, wines and service. The manager and his staff made us feel very welcome during every second of our stay. This was our first visit to Winvian but it most certainly will not be our last.

Robert A - Setauket

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Log Cabin in Nov '17 for our 10th anniversary and while it was a lovely stay, we came away feeling that this place wasn't worth the money. The cottages are all very unique and comfortable, but the hotel lacks amenities. For example, there is only an outdoor pool, a very modest gym and a tiny sauna that's part of the spa. Because the cottages are spread out across a very large property, you need to drive everywhere including to the main house and spa which we didn't like. The main house has a small lounge area with a pool table and games, but it doesn't feel that inviting and is more of a place to wait before going to dinner. It all felt a bit mediocre. We've stayed at similarly priced resorts in the Caribbean and on safari, but those all had an awe factor that's completely missing here. There's no gorgeous view of the ocean, no private plunge pool, no personal butler, no animal herds grazing on the horizon and no curated personalized service that makes you feel like you're staying at someone's private villa. There are just some unique cottages, nice service and a good pricey restaurant. Thus this place felt overpriced at $1,300/night and not a place we will be visiting again.

katgut - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

When we pulled into the Winvian, we were tired. We had just spent two wonderful days in Newport at the Castle Hill Inn (separate review) and this was our first visit to Connecticut on our vacation, driving through New England. This was our New England sampler visit to this area so we drove from Vermont to New Hampshire, back to Vermont, then to Rhode Island and now to Connecticut. This was our last stop and then home again. So, we arrived at Winvian. Our agenda was to spend the first night, eat at the restaurant, then breakfast in the morning and then north to Massachusetts to see the Norman Rockwell Museum (separate review to follow), back to find America's first law school in Litchfield Hills at the Tapping Reeves House (separate review to follow), eat at the restaurant, breakfast the next morning, and then to Hartford Airport. The Winvian was very well reviewed in Fodors (with the only "con" being its expense), which is invariably where I start my vacation planning. It had whimsical thematic cottages to choose from. A helicopter cottage; no, I don't think so. A tree house; no, although when I was a kid, I loved climbing. Thus, I settled for "Connecticut Yankee." Now, I have to admit, my wife picked that choice because, in part, she knew I was partial to the book "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain and the movie of the same name starring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming and William Bendix. I know I might be dating myself with that last movie reference but it is a charming, romantic movie. We actually have a family whistle like Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming and its time travel elements always are a fascinating theme to me. Anyway, we checked in. Brittany, the receptionist clerk, was very helpful. She showed us to our cabin and it was, in fact, whimsical and charming. We had been used to luxury (with one exception in Manchester, Vermont, review to follow) and neat gas fire places. But, I was used to building my own fire (my only claim to a pioneer ancestry) and our cabin had a real fireplace but with the luxurious touch that the staff insisted, a policy, actually, on starting the fire each night. Then, it was up to me to keep it going, which was fine with me. The room had themed decoration but had a spectacular shower that the tallest NBA player could have enjoyed. It was enormous and made of stone (the theme, remember) and had a feature I have never seen in my travels, a button that steamed the shower which was cool. The bed was very comfortable and the entire cabin was well appointed and restful. The only issues I had with my stay was, first, that the restaurant was closed for dinner on Tuesday when we arrived and we didn't really want to go into town. So, I think for a place of Winvian's cost and repute, they should have their well deserved award winning restaurant open 7 days a week. The second issue I had was that on our next morning with our schedule of breakfast (that was admittedly delicious -- see separate review), Norman Rockwell's museum after a 2 hour drive, then back to Litchfield Hills to the Tapping Reeves house, by the time we got back to the cabin, we were bothered that the room was not yet serviced. But, one call to Brittany and after profuse apologies, it was serviced while we ate dinner. So, even if you don't want to stay in a tree house, or in a helicopter, Winvian was very charming, and the food at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner was beyond delicious, and, if you have a problem, Brittany will solve it for you. Winvian is worth the money. Oh, and if you have a chance, read Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" if you haven't done so and, even see the movie. It's adorable, charming and will make you believe in time travel.

Michael K - Melbourne, Florida

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a perfect getaway, particularly in the fall when the weather is perfect for riding bikes or walking the miles of trails surrounding the property. My husband and I stayed in the Artist cottage for two nights and loved it! The customer service was phenomenal - as soon as you say you are a guest at the property, the staff jumps to your assistance at a moment's notice. They even left a birthday card and prosecco in our cottage for my birthday. The menu at the restaurant changes every day, so if you stay for a few days you won't be bored. The swedish massage in the couples' suite at the spa was amazing - heated tables, crackling fireplace, and even some cheese and champagne afterwards while you relax in your robes. We will definitely be back someday - hopefully we will reserve far enough in advance to get the Treehouse!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Gorgeous location in the woods of rural Connecticut, but service is just plain inadequate when you factor in the reputation of the place. Excellent chef but restaurant service is entirely too casual. Some areas of the property (Fitness Center for one) are outdated and unattractive. If you are used to paying high-end rates to get efficient and attentive service, you may be disappointed here. But the place is gorgeous...

jforjon - Jacksonville, Florida

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