Winvian Resort, Litchfield, USA

The suites and cottages at the Winvian Resort, Lichfield, are certainly worth the flight across the pond!  Winvian is a luxury resort like no other; expect to experience the unexpected – a night in a treehouse, a greenhouse or a musical conservatory…

Or a room that will sweep you off your feet….!!!

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A fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3F helicopter is ready to rescue you.  This amazing Coast Guard chopper stands at the center of a unique cottage, its rotor blades embedded in the ceiling (flights of fancy only!).  The originals are here: pilot and co-pilot seats, switches, gauges – with modern updates such as a mod sofa and flat screen TV.  Take your cocktails in the cockpit, watch a film in the fuselage, relax by a glowing woodstove, and sleep in the cloud-soft king-sized bed outside the helicopter. 


A whole new meaning to a camping holiday…

Winvian’s version of immersion in nature features a luxurious indoor campsite centered on a king-sized tented bed.  The arched ceiling mimics the vault of the sky: blue in the daytime, stars at night.  Forest murals grace the walls, and huge windows showcase the real Connecticut woods outside.  In the bathroom, a Jacuzzi seems more like hot springs than bath.  Two wood-burning fireplaces – one indoors, one out – and a plentiful supply of marshmallows complete the sublime and rustic luxury of Camping.

Curl up with your favourite book…

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Library is a private treasury of illustrated and literary works in a setting that evokes an Ivy League reading room – but with Winvian’s deep comforts.  Ladders climb to a book-lined, wrap-around mezzanine which overlook a sumptuous double-sided leather sleeper sofa.  This 21st Century reading room includes a king-sized bed and a flat screen TV that rises from a bookcase. Relax with a book and a glass of something good on the Library’s screened porch…

For more details on the 18 unique cottages that Winvian Resort offers click here.

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