The Country Loft

557 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06763.

(203) 266-4500. The Country Loft offers a unique destination that is unsurpassed! Located on 19 acres of magnificent Litchfield Hills countryside, in the historic town of Woodbury, CT, this estate is perfectly suited for intimate receptions or extravagant affairs. It boasts a tranquil 2 acre pond with a granite escarpment, lovely gardens, an antique shop, and an historic B & B, that's perfect for the wedding party and/or visiting guests. Whether hosting a party for a personal or business event, or renting a one-of-a-kind, magical venue for a truly inspired country wedding...a unique and charming experience awaits you at The Country Loft.

The Country Loft

557 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT

(203) 266-4500. The Country Loft offers a unique destination that is unsurpassed! Located on 19 acres of magnificent Litchfield Country countryside, in the historic town of Woodbury, Connecticut, this estate is perfectly suited for intimate receptions or extravagant affairs. It boasts a tranquil 2 acre pond with a granite escarpment, lovely gardens, an antique shop, and an historic B & B, that's perfect for the wedding party and/or visiting guests. Whether hosting a party for a personal or business event, or renting a one-of-a-kind, magical venue for a truly inspired country wedding...a unique and charming experience awaits you at The Country Loft.

The Gary The Olivia Theater at The Abbey of Regina Laudis

273 Flanders Rd., Bethlehem, CT

203- 273-5669. The Gary-The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudis is a place where professional and amateur alike come to perform in a unique and transforming environment. Built in 1982 through the generous support of actress Patricia Neal, this open-air theater, surrounded by the lush Connecticut countryside seats approximately 300 people. "There’s a heavenly quality about The Gary-The Olivia Theatre. This roofed outdoor summer theater never fails to draw audiences from far and wide. Built in 1982 on the grounds of the abbey for the Benedictine nuns, it is always a surprise to find the contemporary theater next to a barn that houses an 18th century crèche that belonged to the King of Sardinia in 1720." Joanne Greco Rochman - columnist, critic, feature storywriter and English professor.

The Golf Course at Crestbrook Park

834 Northfield Rd., Watertown, CT 06795.

(860) 945-5249. One of Connecticut' highest ranked 18-hole municipal golf courses on 236 beautifully landscaped acres. Our course offers a challenge for all skill levels. Restaurant "The Sunset Grille at Crestbrook Park", full Pro Shop, 5-acre practice facility, swimming pool, tennis courts, playscape and pavilion on grounds. New! "Tee it Forward" – Golfers can speed up play utilizing tees that provide the greatest playability and enjoyment. Great for the new or experienced golfer. Group and private lessons available.

The joannajohn Collection

73 Main St, South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 266-4800. Located in the Historic District, the shop showcases a large selection of one-of-a-kind, hand crafted Indian coats and jackets for women and children. Vintage cotton quilts of multiple colors and patterns are reshaped and hand stitched into wearable works of art. Completely reversible, no two are alike. Reversible children's jackets and handbags make great gifts, as do the quilted cotton beads favored by museums and design studios. Equally attractive is the eclectic mix of antique shawls, hand-stitched Kantha scarves made from old sari silks and designer scarves. Workmanship and dazzling colors speak for themselves. We offer distinctive gifts in all price ranges.Wholesalers call (203) 233-1230. Wed. - Sat. 10 am - 5:30 or by appt. Confirm hours Jan. - March.

The Silly Sprout – A Children’s Shop

469 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-9500. The Silly Sprout is Litchfield County's go-to destination when shopping for kids! They offer a unique variety of toys, books, clothing and more for all children ages 0 to 12 years old. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you in finding the perfect gift with complimentary designer gift wrap included.

The Spa at Litchfield Hills

407A Litchfield Place, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-8575. Full service day spa and hair salon. Massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Boutique with gift items, candles, lotions, soaps, skin and hair care products. Ask about our packages for couples, weddings, and parties. Overnight spa retreat with accommodations at the Litchfield Inn. Spa finder member. Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Wed. and Thurs. until 9 pm, and Sun. by appt.

Thomas Schwenke, Inc.

50 Main St. North, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 266-0303. For over 40 years this firm has provided collectors, designers and architects with the finest quality and value in American Federal antiques. Specializing in dining room furniture, Federal replicas, custom furniture and restoration services. For current inventory and in house auction schedule visit www.schwenke.com.

Tillies Antiques, LLC

766 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-2115. A local favorite for over 20 years, Woodbury's oldest antique cooperative offers affordable antique and vintage crystal, china, silver, estate jewelry, furniture, lamps, artwork, textiles, rugs, and more. Featuring an extensive collection of vintage Mexican and Native American sterling jewelry, Asian items, and Hermes scarves. Open daily 11-5. Closed Tues. & Wed.

Topsmead

Litchfield, CT

Litchfield. One mi. east of Litchfield Center; Rte. 118, right on East Litchfield Rd., right on Buell Rd., Topsmead first road on right. An English Tudor style house on 511 acres open for guided tours June- Oct. on 2nd and 4th weekends of each month from 12 - 5. Grounds open year round for hiking, picnicking, birding and x-country skiing. (860) 567-5694. Charge: none.