That is where I escaped to these last few days and let me tell you it was nothing short of heavenly bliss. We had an absolute blast. If you ever get the chance to visit.......quite simply, you must! It is located in the beautiful tony countryside of Litchfield County in Washington, CT. Local residents in the area include Carolyn Roehm, Anne Bass, Oscar De La Renta, The Kissingers, Dustin Hoffman and many others. It is a quiet, serene elegant atmosphere and truly the perfect escape from a busy life.
Some recent patrons include The Clintons, Stephanie Seymour, Candace Bushnell, Carolyn Roehm, Martha (as she is known by her first name) and many other notables. It's no wonder that the Mayflower has earned the accolades that it has. This is not my first time and most certainly will not be my last! Everything was nothing short of perfect including perfect weather, however the food sadly fell short, I do hope they will get that right because it is too magnificent of a place to not be able to offer dining on par with everything else.
The rooms are all suites of some sort and are housed either in the main building or in a "cottage" aka most peoples dream home. The spa is in a separate building and everything is very convenient. We explored a little in the neighboring charming towns, did a little antiquing and discovered a few wonderful local restaurants. Thankfully I had my camera in tow and took a bunch of pictures to share with you. At one point my flash stopped working so a few pictures are a little dark but you get the idea, it is wonderful in every way and was just what I needed. Ready to take a peek? Here we go........
You first drive up to the gorgeous main building.....
The grounds are truly picture perfect!
My cottage (houses 3 suites)
My beautiful terrace overlooking the woods and a babbling brook.....
Upon entering the room, there is a small foyer.....
The living room...very elegant
And this salmon colored velvet sofa....LOVE!
My beautiful bedroom.......
A small bar...tres elegant!
Loved this beautiful ice bucket that was left filled with ice ready for champagne or wine!
LOVE these sconces....I am telling you the decor was magnificent and so up my alley!
They sure know how to make me feel welcome:)
MY room again.....and below were my friends rooms. Clearly not a bad room in the house!
Loved these charming prints.
Would love to get these sconces for my own home!
And now the spa........which is B E A U T I F U L!!!!!!! (I took a lot of pictures from this room because I am obsessed with it and would love a house with just this one room)
Adore this fabric on the pillows, on this 14 foot custom sofa
This is the "relaxation room" a huge beautiful room, absolutely dreamy!!
In the town, love the old fashioned pharmacy.....
Getting started on our walk......
The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and just breathtaking at every turn.......
This was such a charmer....beautiful front porch
Gorgeous stone and clapboard home (new but looks old)
So charming....loooove the old stone walls
Looks like a postcard, doesn't it?
Have a "thing" for country signs!
Looking from the main building to the cottages and grounds
Elegant touches are everywhere at The Mayflower!
The elegant entrance in the main building
The beautiful dining room (just wish the food matched the decor)
How pretty is this gorgeous white house with a sea of yellow tulips?
Here is Carol Peck owner of the wonderful Good News Cafe, where we got about eight different dishes and shared everything, all of it was fantastic but the most notable was the lobster mac and cheese (not diet friendly) but a few bites was pure heaven!
We discovered this charming little cafe one morning for breakfast, it was so chic and wonderful! Called Martys or just "M".....
So there you have it, my mini tour of The Mayflower! I cannot recommend it highly enough, definitely one of my favorite spots, now I will count down the days until I get to go again! It was voted the #1 spa in America by Travel and Leisure and Good Morning and America and #2 by Conde Nast amongst many other prestigious awards. Click here if you want to visit their website. Thank you for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day.