Winter Adventure in Connecticut’s Farmington Valley
Connecticut turns into a winter wonderland this time of year! This winter, experience the best of this special season in New England with a fun family weekend or a cozy getaway to Connecticut’s beautiful Farmington Valley. There's something for everyone to enjoy this winter in Connecticut. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties this season.
Take a look at the wonderful winter adventures to experience near our hotel properties:
Skiing, Sledding, and Ice Skating
We invite you to hit the slopes! Whether you are an avid skier or trying winter sports for the first time, you’ll have a blast skiing or snowboarding on the slopes at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. The mountain is open daily during the winter and offers a variety of programs for all ages. This year, our Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties are also offering a special overnight rate for those visiting Ski Sundown - contact our hotels to book your stay!
Winter is also the perfect time to get out on the ice rink! For an indoor ice skating experience, enjoy a public skate at the world-class International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury or visit the skating rink at Simsbury Farms Recreational Center.
For a beautiful winter hike with panoramic views of Farmington Valley, bundle up and take the 1.25 mile trail up to Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury. Explore the walk and bike trails through white pines, winding streams and brooks at nearby Penwood State Forest, Stratton Brook State Park, and the East Coast Greenway with paths throughout the Farmington Valley.
Ski Sundown @skisundown
Public ice skating
Stratton Brook State Park @darkellawunsch
Indoor Family Experiences
For indoor activities with the family, visit Bounce Town in Canton for an indoor playscape filled with slides, bounce houses, and an arcade. View their weekly hours here. Families can also visit the Connecticut Science Center for 165 interactive exhibits, a 3D digital theater, educational labs for visitors of all ages, or take a step back in time and explore over 100 years of carousel art and history at The Carousel Museum in Bristol, CT.
Concerts & Live Performances
Enjoy an intimate music and entertainment experience at Infinity Music Hall in Hartford. The venue hosts more than 200 live concerts annually in their intimate theater. See what upcoming shows and performances you'd enjoy this season! View upcoming events
Taste of Parkville Market
Parkville Market in Hartford is the first food hall in Connecticut, making it the perfect destination for foodies. Complete with 21 restaurants and 3 bars as well as indoor and outdoor dining, Parkville is a great place to experience curated dining. The Market also hosts pop-up shops and weekly entertainment year round!
Connecticut Science Center @ctsciencecenter
Infinity Music Hall@infinityhall
Parkville Market @parkvillemarket
Romantic Winter Getaway
For a romantic and cozy getaway this winter, book a weekend stay at one of our distinctive Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties. During your stay, you can experience our deluxe hotel offerings including: complimentary breakfast for all guests, indoor billard tables and games, outdoor firepits, indoor heated pool and jacuzzi at The Simsbury Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast experience at the historic Simsbury 1820 House, a cozy ambiance at our award-winning restaurants, and more. Follow our Instagram at @classichotelsofct to learn more about the latest offerings.
Book Your Winter Escape Today! We look forward to welcoming you during your stay at one of our Classic Hotels of Connecticut properties:
Avon Old Farms Hotel
Simsbury 1820 House
Dining at Classic Hotels of Connecticut