Elias Child House is centrally located among many tourist attractions. Several fine restaurants are within easy driving distance. The following are within an hour's drive:
Old Sturbridge Village - located an easy scenic 20 minutes drive away. Visit an authentic colonial village complete with tradesmen, gift shop and restaurants.
Brimfield Antiques Show, 25 minutes driving time. The largest New England outdoor antiques show, offered 3 times annually.
Putnam Antiques Shopping, 10 minutes away. Year-round antique shopping. Huge collection of stores and dealers in a small area. Putnam is the "antiques capital" of Connecticut.
Taylor Brooke Winery - located just 2 miles from us, Taylor Brooke produces high quality vinefera and specialty wines.
Pangaea Wine Bar & Bistro - a restaurant focused on the world of wine.
Sharpe Hill Vinyard, 20 minutes away. Excellent vinyard tour and wine tasting, supplemented by superb restaurant. Weekends only.
Martha's Herbary, 10 minutes drive. Beautiful gardens. Herb & gift shop. Lectures and classes held frequently.
The Inn at Woodstock Hill superb dining within 5 miles.
The Golden Lamb Buttery 20-minute ride to a dining EXPERIENCE.
Still River Café. Gourmet dining in a casually elegant restaurant located nearby in a 150-year old barn
The Mansion at Bald Hill Gourmet dining and fine wine in a "summer residence" built with grace & elegance during America's Industrial Age.
The Courthouse - pub style restaurant with excellent menu and large selection of draft beers.
Bella's Bistro - Gourmet Italian dining, rated best Italian in Windham County by CT Magazine.
Victoria Station - top flight coffee and pastry shop, including light luncheons, located in the heart of downtown Putnam.
Mrs. Bridge's Pantry - authentic English tea room in the center of Woodstock.
Woodstock Fair (Labor Day Weekend)
University of Connecticut
Private schools: The Rectory School, Pomfret School & Hyde
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Prudence Crandall House
Nathan Hale Homestead
Mark Twain House
Old Mystic Seaport
Artists in the Country
Or you could hike our backwoods trails (or cross-country ski them if we have enough snow). Or just kick back by the fire in the sitting room. Whatever relaxes you is fine.
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