An exquisite country retreat that defines New England elegance

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WELCOME TO MAYFLOWER INN & SPA

The New England Good Life

Located in the idyllic town of Washington in Connecticut, Mayflower Inn & Spa is an exquisite country retreat, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland. Just two hours’ drive from New York City, it is renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways. Memories are made easily when you stay at our boutique hotel in Litchfield County, a portal to a simpler time, where the definitive measure of the good life is in soul-stirring moments rooted in the idyllic countryside.

Go home with a story

Hike through meadows and wetlands, cycle along the banks of Lake Waramaug or take a cheesemaking class at a family-run farm - the unrivalled pleasures of the Litchfield Hills await.

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Excellence on every level.... beautifully decorated with the most inviting and cozy sitting rooms and parlors on the first floor. The wood panelled library is so inviting.... beautiful books surround you in this intimate library with a blazing fire going at the hearth; can you imagine anything better?
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Learn Essential Litchfield Hills Exploration Guide

From hiking a scenic forest once home to an industrial-era iron-making complex to learning the art of selecting the juiciest, most supple apples from the orchard, here are our top not-to-miss adventures in Litchfield Hills.

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Do Cider Donuts, Pick-Your-Own Apples, and A Cidery

Rain or shine, the Averill Farm Stand is open, and rain or shine, I go for the heavenly apple cider donuts. A true must-visit in the town of Washington, Averill Farm is primarily a fruit orchard that has been family-run for 10 generations and counting. The hidden gem awaits at the end of a lovely drive, minutes from the Mayflower Inn. Abundant with the simple delights of the countryside— cut flowers, homemade jams, honey, cheeses, locally-sourced pies and more— the charming farm provides a special experience to immerse in the farm-to-table culture of Connecticut.

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Go How I Got an Exclusive Invitation to Connecticut's Secret Stiletto Stampede

I never knew I would find my perfect pair of Manolo Blahniks in the rolling hills of Connecticut. Beyond a pasture rife with bright red barns and hundreds of free-roaming cows, I traded in my exclusive invitation from the Mayflower to enter Arethusa Farm & Dairy, where Manolo Blahnik’s President and VP George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis have led operations since 1999.

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Go A Getaway To Gilmore Girl's Stars Hollow

Any fan of the television series “Gilmore Girls” has undoubtedly fallen for the show’s fictional town “Stars Hollow.” Boasting legendary New England charm, the parallels between Stars Hollow and Washington Depot, Connecticut are striking— and it’s no accident. In fact, Gilmore Girl’s writer, Amy Sherman-Palladino, drew inspiration for the comedy-drama during her stay at the Mayflower Inn & Spa (later to influence the show’s fictional Dragonfly Inn). Seven seasons later, the cult classic’s first Gilmore Girls Fan Fest was held in Washington Depot, attracting over 1,300 fans in 2016. However, you don’t have to attend a fan fest to get a taste of life in Stars Hollow. In simply exploring the whimsical towns within Litchfield County, you might find yourself retracing the steps of the Gilmore Girls.

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