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.

Location
Washington is a town located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Distance
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

266 Michigan Road, New Canaan, CT

$15,000,000
FURNISHED. Tailored for an American lifestyle this 18,000 SF European style home is met inside with a balanced mix of classic luxury and relaxed modern-day conveniences. Curated by DDC-NYC from a global selection, the furniture was chosen in ways that maximize elegance, style, sophistication & functionality. Designed to host business associates and entertaining without sacrificing the on-going family activities, the home has two distinctive wings. Bespoke Millwork, Chandeliers, Fireplaces, Floor-to-Ceiling Paneled Walls & French Doors w/Transom Windows. A family-wellness focused estate w/enticing, extensive indoor & outdoor features/activities. Unfurnished MLS#146997. Details, including design goals, landscaping, site & floor plans on Unbranded Property Website: www.266MichiganRoad.com

266 Michigan Road, New Canaan, CT

$12,989,000
Tailored for an American lifestyle this 18,000 SF European style home is met inside with a balanced mix of classic luxury and relaxed modern-day conveniences. Curated by DDC-NYC from a global selection, the furniture was chosen in ways that maximize elegance, style, sophistication and functionality. Designed to host business associates and entertaining without sacrificing the on-going family activities, the home has two distinctive wings. Bespoke Millwork, Chandeliers, Fireplaces, Floor-to-Ceiling Paneled Walls & French Doors w/Transom Windows. A family-wellness focused estate w/enticing, extensive indoor & outdoor features & activities. Sold Unfurnished and Furnished. For Details, including design goals, landscaping, floor plans on Unbranded Property Website: www.266MichiganRoad.com

153 Ferry Road, Lyme (Hadlyme), CT

$15,000,000
Welcome to Highover, a 30-acre hilltop estate on the lower Connecticut River designed by Alfred Hopkins. Over half a mile of water frontage makes this one of the most private waterfront settings in the state, with natural physical barriers that provide security and protection. Many notable guests have visited, including Albert Einstein, Katherine Hepburn, President Harding, and William Gilette. A 5-year renovation occurred at the sprawling 5 BED/8 BATH chateau residence and the 3 BED/4 BATH 1820s Federal Style guest house next to the pillared gated entry. The ground-up renovations exemplify the owners endless devotion to bringing the expected appurtenances into both homes while preserving their classic architecture. A new 3-bay garage with a workshop above and a spacious tobacco barn would accommodate many recreational needs. The dock on Whalebone Creek easily accommodates the owners 36 Hinckley Picnic boat. For larger boats, a 10-minute boat ride brings you to your mooring at Hamburg Cove, one of the Easts best hurricane holes. If your vessel is over sixty feet, marinas are available at the mouth of the river. Lyme is the quintessential enchanted classic New England setting of antique homes, stone walls, and undisturbed countryside. Uniquely poised between New York and Boston and a short ride to world-class entertainment at 2 of the world's largest casinos - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun. Less than an hour by helicopter from JFK, Logan, and Bradley.

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