The Mayflower Inn & Spa
Press and Accolades
August 6, 2021
"Two hours outside of New York City, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection is located in the bucolic hamlet of Washington, Connecticut, and has been a beacon for foodies ever since this chic country retreat launched their chef-in-residence program in 2020. At present, the chef-in-residence is none other than two-Michelin starred-chef April Bloomfield of New York City’s Spotted Pig and The Breslin fame..."
November 30, 2020
"...Their new center’s immediate attraction is its serene surrounding: overlooking The Mayflower’s placid pond and rolling hiking hills, it’s an atmosphere that quiets the mind with the visuals alone. The Well at Mayflower Inn takes full advantage of this setting. Weather permitting, many of its treatments take place in the outdoors—you can have a Forest Craniosacral treatment under a trio of autumnal trees, or a Midnight Gong Bath on their expansive lawn. But inside has its fair share of attractions as well. The 20,000-square-foot space has an infrared sauna, a cryotherapy chamber, a traditional hammam, as well as treatment rooms and a yoga studio. The pièce de wellness resistance is a biophilic thermal pool, a warm-water bath surrounded by over 400 flourishing plants, from fig leaves to Ficus trees..."
January 27, 2021
"Now, the holistic brand is bringing all of its healthy habits to the countryside. Co-founders Rebecca Parekh, Sarrah Hallock, and Kane Sarhan looked to the lovely Litchfield County town of Washington, Connecticut (yes, the same town that inspired Gilmore Girls’ Stars Hollow, and equally as charming as it’s portrayed) and the Mayflower Inn & Spa. 'We are pioneering a new way to care for your health," says Sarhan, "Partnering with Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection is an exciting next step for us as we work together to innovate destination wellness. We want guests to feel fully transported and empower them to take greater agency over their health and also have support after they leave us to continue their wellness journey.'"
April 20, 2020
"It may be some time before far-flung travel becomes possible again, much less de rigueur. Happily, there are two fresh-faced New England properties to look forward to, both putting design, local connection and much-needed wellness programs front and center. The classic Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut, is getting a complete overhaul, with updated interiors by New York designer Celerie Kemble. “I’m using all the same tools as a decorator that I would use in my own homes,” says Kemble, who is incorporating Swedish antiques and Schumacher fabrics, Penny Morrison ceramic lamps and paper flowers by Livia Cetti."
November 2, 2020
"What do you need to ensure that your guests are always at ease? For answers, we turned to the experts at one of our favorite hotel properties, the Mayflower Inn & Spa, an idyllic resort in Washington, Connecticut, that was recently refurbished by designer Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors. Israel Benyair, general manager of the property, advised us on some of the best ways to make guests' stays extra-memorable, whether they're in town for one night or one month, with tips ranging from how to make a guest bed to what should always be on a bedside table."
November 17, 2020
While for many the thrill of traveling is being whisked away to a foreign, exotic locale, others find the most comfort in retreating somewhere more charming than grand, more collected than commercial—somewhere that conjures a home away from home. The latter has proven to be the winning approach for the Mayflower Inn & Spa, an Auberge Resorts Collection hotel, which is celebrating its 100th year in business. Despite occupying 58 acres, the surprisingly intimate Connecticut resort is treasured for its welcoming team and refined yet peaceful interiors, which were recently enlivened by Celerie Kemble."
November 15, 2020
"A posh five-star inn located in “the country” of Connecticut may be the last place you’d expect to stumble upon a former two-time Michelin star chef doing her thing in the kitchen. Expect it. And expect to run into April Bloomfield. Yeah, THAT April Bloomfield. The April Bloomfield who won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: New York City in 2014. The April Bloomfield who owns the British gastropub The Breslin. And the same April Bloomfield of the now shuttered, but acclaimed West Village haunt, The Spotted Pig. And since mid-September she’s been spending her time away from the concrete jungle as the chef-in-residence at the Mayflower Inn & Spa where she’s firing up the refined pub fare that she is so lauded for and marrying that style with the bounty from local farms."
December 3, 2020