Serenity & Scenery

If your perfect weekend away is all-chill vibes, the Scenic Northeast has you covered. Come for the laid-back atmosphere, history, vineyards, arts, and of course… the views.  

2-3 days

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall

  • Sharpe Hill Vineyard
  • Roseland Cottage Museum
  • Bradley Playhouse
  • Inn at Woodstock Hill
  • Willimantic Brewing Company
  • Stone Row Kitchen + Bar
  • Nathan Hale Homestead

Sharpe Hill Vineyard

Start your trip relaxing at Connecticut's largest and most awarded winery, Sharpe Hill Vineyard. Sip and sample homegrown flavors in their tasting room, including Ballet of Angels, the best-selling wine made in New England. And expect stunning views to set a scenic vibe. 

After, unwind even more at Body Balance Spa. Get a message, enjoy an infrared sauna, try hydro hot tub therapy, or chill in the Himalayan salt room. 


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Roseland Cottage Museum

Next, head to Roseland Cottage Museum for some history, architecture, and gorgeous grounds. Explore the Gothic Revival style home and have a picnic on the lawn. 

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Bradley Playhouse

That night, get inspired by a performance at Bradley Playhouse, a former vaudeville theater featuring assorted plays produced by a local performing arts company. And beforehand, enjoy an intimate dinner and dessert at Elizabeth’s Farmhouse

Inn at Woodstock Hill

After, spend the night at the distinctive Inn at Woodstock Hill. This spot feels like an intimate hideaway — and offers views of the 19-acre property. No wonder it’s served as the backdrop for Hallmark movies! 

Willimantic Brewing Company

After breakfast at the inn the next morning, go hang out at Willimantic Brewing Company, a cool brew pub set in a former post office. Then explore Willimantic Downtown: a place where arts, theater, and business work together to create a center of culture, entertainment, and fun. Expect eye-popping events, museums, one-of-a-kind shops, and restaurants. 

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Stone Row Kitchen + Bar

Next, you simply must dine at Stone Row Kitchen + Bar. This community cornerstone is showcase for regional farmers, foragers, and fishers — and it's reflected in the menu. Come for a meal and ease into the low-key vibe and fantastic flavors. 

Nathan Hale Homestead

Finally, stop in at the Nathan Hale Homestead, the family home of a Connecticut State Hero. Dig into history as you tour and explore the life of this Revolutionary War spy.  

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