2004 Season

Litchfield, CT -- Contact: Janet L. Serra For Immediate Release 860-567-4506 lhcvbnwct@aol.com The Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut has long been thought of as a true domain of New England at its best with a thousand square miles of unspoiled natural beauty, woodlands and farmlands, rushing rivers and spring fed mountain lakes that nestle in the northwestern corner of the Nutmeg State! Many prestigious national publications, visitors, and convention delegates alike recognize the area as one of the most scenic and unspoiled places in America. In addition to the regions great natural beauty, the Litchfield Hills has exceptional restaurants, fabulous antiquing, great boutique shopping, intriguing small museums, and a variety of year-round recreational opportunities. Fly-fishing or canoeing on the Housatonic or Farmington Rivers, hiking on the Appalachian Trail and miles of cross country and downhill skiing are just a few of the recreational opportunities that make Litchfield Hills an ideal year round meeting destination. Easily accessible from metro New York, Northern New Jersey and Boston, the Litchfield Hills offers an extraordinary collection of distinctive conference resorts, exceptional hotels, elegant full service country inns, as well as several unique venues with a casual appeal. In Litchfield Hills, you will find Connecticut's only amphitheater boasting the latest in technology; properties offering outdoor experiential training and team-building; as well as one of the few five diamond properties in the United States. From properties offering a full range of state-of-the-art multi-media capability to comfortable, functional, meeting sites coupled with a diverse range of accommodations and price points, Litchfield Hills has all the components you need to organize a successful meeting. Gracious country resorts such as Interlaken Inn in Lakeville is nestled between two lakes on 30 unspoiled acres that makes it an ideal choice for a sales retreat or incentive program. The Dolce Heritage in Southbury blends a multitude of resort country pleasures with state of the art technology and all the professional support you will need to make your meetings their most effective and productive ever. For smaller meetings, executive retreats, and think tanks, The Mayflower Inn, a five-diamond Relais & Chateaux property in Washington and Boulders Inn on Lake Waramaug offer the perfect setting. Among the areas unique venues, you will find, Lake Compounce, a historic lakeside theme park with recent additions exceeding sixty million dollars including the nation's number one wooden roller coaster, Boulder Dash and meeting areas that can accommodate groups of 10 to 10,000. For more information on special packages and a free copy of UNWIND, a 40-page color guide to lodging, dining and all the attractions in the area, write to the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 968, Litchfield, CT 06759, call (860) 567-4506 or visit their web site at www.litchfieldhills.com.