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Need suggestions for a lazy, sexy, romantic afternoon in CT

Jen288 Sep 24, 2008 09:39 AM


Isn’t that the buzz word as of late? Well it won’t be a “staycation” but it will be a well deserved mental health day with my boyfriend. We were thinking of heading up Litchfield / Kent way… give me anything… sexy spots for a romantic picnic, cool restaurants, scenic views, secluded hiking trails, ANYTHING!

This is a re connection day for us, so anything that revs up the romance will certainly be appreciated!

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  1. hiddenboston RE: Jen288 Sep 24, 2008 10:29 AM

    If you decide to go to that area, West Cornwall is a very romantic, cozy little place, complete with a covered bridge, river, beautiful hills, narrow winding roads, etc. And while I haven't eaten in West Cornwall, both RSVP and the Wandering Moose sound pretty nice.



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      LenaCT RE: hiddenboston Sep 24, 2008 02:45 PM

      Wandering Moose is a good place to stop in for a coffee or sandwich but is NOT romantic in any way.. I would head over to the Boulders Inn in New Preston as doho said... have a drink on the patio or in front of the fireplace overlooking Lake Waramaug.. then dinner in the dining room...

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        JaneRI RE: LenaCT Sep 26, 2008 06:52 AM

        Agree w/Lena about Boulders. Stop in to do a wine tasting at Hopkins while you're in the area. www.ctwine.com

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          Scargod RE: LenaCT Oct 4, 2008 11:14 AM

          In the area is Bull's Bridge (an old, narrow, covered bridge), in Kent. It's on Bull's Bridge Road. Soon after the covered bridge there is another bridge. Once across it there is parking and marked trails along the river and into the woods. You can hear the water rushing and it is very pretty. You can probably find chanterelles about this time of year. I think Boulder's Inn is a great idea.

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        doho95fu RE: Jen288 Sep 24, 2008 10:45 AM

        Not sure of your price range, but The Mayflower Inn (http://www.mayflowerinn.com) and the Boulders Inn (http://www.bouldersinn.com/) are perfect for "reconnecting" weekends.

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          Redstone RE: Jen288 Sep 25, 2008 01:45 PM

          I think I can help you with this...go to Mystic and have lunch at Anthony J's, then...well, you'll be in Mystic so there will be plenty of opportunities for hanging out and seeing the scenery.


          1. TrishUntrapped RE: Jen288 Sep 26, 2008 04:54 PM

            If you're willing to go to Kent, another half hour and you'll be in the Berkshires.... The Red Lion Inn is there and a lot of other country inns abound.

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