Winvian Cottages In Connecticut: Unique, Amazing, And… Magical #travel

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

I’ve been lucky enough to stay in some pretty nice hotels and resorts in my day. Travel is VERY important to me and it’s something I plan on doing with my family for years and years to come.

Having said that… I have never stayed in a place like the Winvian in Connecticut. I am typically never rendered speechless upon walking into a room. However, yesterday when I was brought into my cottage… I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

Absolute beauty.

Now, a little back story about me – I love trees. My bedroom is FILLED with painting after painting highlighting them during different seasons. I have a true affection for oaks in particular. The Winvian cottage I was given has an oak tree right smack in the middle of the room. It was a complete surprise because I didn’t look up any information about this spa destination prior to my arrival.

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

I spent two days with CHEVY on a blogger trip learning all about the new 2013 Malibu (more on that to come).  The only thing I knew was that I had to drive to Connecticut to meet the group. WHAT A SURPRISE to see that the destination was this magical!

18 cottages in all – and each one of them has a different personality. There are secret societies, a camp ground, golf themes, helicopters, tree houses. I mean – you name it and it’s probably on property. Makes me want to head back and stay in them ALL.

Besides the amazing mini-house you are given, the Winvian offers so much more. Yoga classes, horseback riding, personal cooking classes, gardening, glass blowing, pottery painting – I can go on and on. What a great destination!!!

Here are some more pictures of the Charter Oak – the room I had the pleasure of getting to know this week:

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

I’m not going to lie – this place is pricey. It’s not your typical hotel so expect to pay a premium. But when can you say that you had a chance to sit in a helicopter and watch TV? 🙂 Talk about a once in a lifetime experience.

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

winvian charter oak cottage connecticut

Click here to check out all the different cottages available.

* GM Chevy paid for my stay at the Winvian. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Vera,
    What a lovely blog on Winvian, I truly appreciate the kind words and knowing that you found our property to be extraordinary. My mother, Maggie Smith, built Winvian on our old family farm and I am blessed to work here and continue the legacy for our guests. I guess female inspired design (much like the Chevy Malibu) are some of the only places where form and function truly meet well!
    Anyway, don’t be a stranger now and I will also blast your blog out to our guests on my newsletter.

    Win Smith III

    Posted 8.28.12

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