Washington, CT —
Escape to a countryside paradise like no other

If you're seeking an idyllic retreat to the countryside, head to Washington. This rural town is part of Litchfield County and is known for its picturesque countryside, rich history and architecture. Home to many cultural and business elites, Washington is secluded in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains with rolling hills and serene woodlands. It's the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Washington is a town located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
A 1 hour and 45 minute ride by car. There is no public transportation in Washington
Getting Here
Rent a car and take a mini road trip to this sequestered town in Litchfield County. Get there within two hours.

"If you're seeking an idyllic retreat to the countryside, head to Washington."

Washington is known for its deep commitment in land conservation. It has thousands of acres of preserved land. It is also home to many family-owned farms, like Averill Farm. Operating since 1746, Averill Farm has over 260 acres of land and is open to the public.

Head northwest and take in scenic views at Lake Waramaug, Connecticut's second largest natural lake.

Local Tips

Stretch your legs and plan a hike in Steep Rock Preserve, nestled around the the Shepaug River. Just a mile away from downtown, it's a place where many locals like to hike, swim, fish and simply relax along the riverbanks.

Special Features

Stop in for some brunch at the G.W. Tavern. Named after our first president in honor of his passage through Washington, the G.W. Tavern's charming vibe will set you back in time to the 1850's. Dig into some comfort food by the fireplace in the winter, and take in the amazing views of the Shepaug River on the patio in the summer. This little hole in the wall is almost always a full house. It's no wonder this is the go-to spot for locals year-round.

"Washington is known for its deep commitment in land conservation. It has thousands of acres of preserved land."

Many Washington homes are occupied on a part-time basis. A significant percentage of homeowners also reside in urban settings such as New York City, but cherish the rural escape that Washington provides.

Featured Listings

75 & 76 Turtle Back Lane West, New Canaan (Oenoke Ridge), CT

EXCEPTIONAL COMPOUND OFFERS A MULTITUDE OF POSSIBILITIES. Classic Georgian Estate sited on 11.35 magical acres on New Canaans coveted West Side. The epitome of privacy, elegance, and modern living, this brick and slate home has it all! Wind down the pastoral drive overlooking manicured grounds and pond views to the main house. Every possible amenity at your disposal including heated pool, spa, pool house, night lit tennis court, greenhouse, Koi pond, and park-like private property nestled behind exquisite electronic gates at the end of a sought after cul-de-sac are just some of the exterior perks. The interior boasts of over 11,000 square ft of main house living with an additional 3,600 of finished space in the lower level. 8 bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 3 half baths are at your disposal with an elevator to help you travel between 4 floors of exceptional space. A home theater, game and billiard room, gym, and industrial sized laundry room await. There is no shortage of space to entertain with its gracious dining room, living room, chef's kitchen, family room, office, library and sunroom. Enjoy the custom designed pool house with full bath, separate dressing room, kitchenette and covered patio. Numerous balconies and expansive blue stone patio embrace the outdoors while almost every room in the home offers bucolic views of this very private property. A special offering with the opportunity to build an additional house on the 4.10 acre buildable lot to make complete compound.

1099 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield (Southport), CT

Spectacular builder's own custom waterfront home on private Rock Point Road off Pequot Avenue in historic Southport Village. Magnificent views of Long Island Sound from all major rooms in this 11,000+ square foot home. Beautiful pool and pool house look toward Beachside Avenue and the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Walk to the beach, train, restaurants, and shops. Waterfront living at it's very finest. 1 hour to NYC.

5 Stony Point Road, Westport, CT

5 Stony Point Road is situated on a sweeping acre along the waterfront of the Saugatuck River facing South towards Long Island Sound. On a Private Association cul de sac walking distance to Westport train station and several local restaurants, this established estate is sited 25' above the high tide line fully secure from flood and storms. Come to live where you can relax all day enjoying the breathtaking views no matter what the weather calls for... sun, storm or snow! Designed by locally renown architect, Bill Shaffer, this house was built for enjoyment and entertaining with open floor plan and several points of access outside to the meticulously landscaped property designed by award winning landscape architect James Doyle. An expansive stone terrace and wrap around veranda, an infinity edge pool/spa and sweeping lawn lead you to the water. Equipped with 2 docks (one attached to the climate controlled boathouse and the other at the community dock offering 5' draft at low tide), all facing Saugatuck River towards Long Island Sound. You will never tire of watching the wildlife, light change and water views surrounding you!

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