Privet House

13 East Shore Road, Route 45, New Preston, CT 06777.

(860) 868.1800. A charming shop housed within a centuries old building, Privet House bills itself as "An Emporium of Home Goods, Antiques and Curiosities". Within a welcoming and visually striking environment, proprietors Richard Lambertson and Suzanne Cassano pride themselves on building an exquisitely curated collection of goods for the home, person...and, just possibly, the soul. Open Daily, 11:00-5:30. Closed Tuesday.

R.T. Facts

22 South Main Street, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-1700. Called "The boldest shop in Litchfield County", Inspiring!" A secret source/destination for NY designers and the fashion industry. 19th & early 20th century home and garden antiques mixed with sleek tables & mirrors made in-house. Three buildings and three courtyards to explore. Mon.- Fri. 9-5, Wed. by chance or appt., Sat. & Sun. 10-5. Call to confirm. www.rtfacts.com.

Rolling River Antiques

25 North Main St., Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-3100. Combining high quality with low prices for furniture & furnishings with an eclectic distinction. Quality estate costume jewelry purchased. Open Wednesday - Sunday 10-5:30. Also by appointment.

Roxbury Land Trust - Mine Hill Preserve

Mine Hill Road, Washington, CT

Mine Hill Road, (off Rte. 67) Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: (860)350-4148. 360-acre Mine Hill Preserve, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site of a 19th century iron ore mining complex. Nine self-guiding interpretive signs at the Mine Hill Preserve — a 19th century iron-making complex now on the National Register of Historic Places — have been created. Installed in three groupings near the remnants of the roasting ovens and blast furnace used to process the iron ore, the signs tell the story of the rise and fall of the industrial venture. The signs weave together renderings of what Mine Hill looked like during its heyday from 1865 to 1872; a step-by-step description of how the iron was mined and processed from ore to steel; a detailed explanation of how the blast furnace worked; and a diagram of the labyrinth of tunnels that lie beneath Mine Hill.

Terston Home Accents and Womenswear

27 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-1255. Known for our signature style, we feature an abundance of items for your home and current apparel from US and European designers. A frivolous gift, a functional clock or a delicious scent – Terston offers them all. We are passionate about what we find for you and by keeping abreast of trends, Terston maintains a unique and fresh appeal. Open 7 days.

The Bicycle Tour Company

9 Bridge Street, Kent, CT 06757.

P.O. Box 381. (860) 927-1742, (888) 711-KENT. Bicycle rentals & cycling routes for all ability levels. Groups are welcome & group rates are available. BTC is the premier cycling & touring center in the area as featured in Connecticut Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Cycling USA. 30 years of experience has given us the ability to meet the specific needs of your family, friends, or corporation. Let us help find the perfect cycling outing for you. Please call for reservations.

The Gallery At Kent Art Association

21 South Main St, Kent, CT 06757.

(860) 927-3989. This 92 yr. old association hosts fine art paintings and sculptures by prominent northeast artists in changing exhibits. Special events and gallery rentals also offered. Hours during KAA Shows: Thurs. – Sun. 1–5. Public welcome. 

Washington Art Association

4 Bryan Plaza, Washington, CT 06794.

(860) 868-2878. Changing exhibitors, fine art classes, workshops and lectures. Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Call for Sunday hours. Closed Monday.

Weekend Weddings at Club Getaway

59 South Kent Road, Kent, CT 06757.

Box 737.  Unique and exclusive weekend weddings in the foothills of the Litchfield Hills overlooking sparkling mountain lake. Club Getaway, a 300 acre Sports and Adventure resort offers a combination of the wedding of your dreams and a family reunion. A blend of elegant and rustic. A meeting of beauty and fun. Action-packed and relaxed. Have your ceremony on the lawn overlooking the mountains, cocktails by the lake and reception under a white wedding tent overlooking it all. Country cabins and dining facilities accommodate up to 250 overnight guests. Country Day Weddings also available.