10 Best Inns in Litchfield County, Connecticut (Pet-Friendly!)

Ready to embark on a retreat to the enchanting and timeless landscapes of Litchfield County, CT?! This list features some of the best inns in Connecticut (plus one of CT’s oldest!) including dog-friendly inns.

Located in northwestern Connecticut, Litchfield County is the largest region in CT spanning 26 towns!

For each of these 10 special Litchfield County inns, you’ll find what makes each one unique! And answers to common questions like;

  • is there a restaurant on-site? a spa? 🧖🏽‍♀️🍷
  • is breakfast included? 🥐 ☕️
  • are there TVs in the rooms? 📺
  • what are the common spaces like? 🌳
  • TripAdvisor ratings and reviews, and much more! 🌟

Living in CT my whole life and Litchfield for several years, it remains my favorite part of the state to explore and where I always head for a local getaway.

And did you know that, Litchfield County has the lowest population density of any county in Connecticut and is geographically the state’s largest county”. litchfieldmagazine.com

This means a lot of land and not a lot of people! Making it perfect for an adventurous and/or peaceful getaway. So get ready to pack your bags because all 10 of these Connecticut inns build upon the beauty and charm we expect of the Litchfield Hills.

Now let’s see which of these Connecticut inns we’d like to check into! 😍🛎

10 Best Inns in Connecticut – Litchfield County

1. The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield 

Nestled in the heart of downtown Litchfield, Connecticut, The Litchfield Inn will impress you with its timeless charm, modern comforts, and pet-inclusive attitude. 

The benefit of this inn is its location in the heart of Litchfield where there is so much to do in any season!

moody pictures of white litchfield inn
litchfield inn rooms in connecticut
🗺 Location:Minutes from downtown Litchfield (check out my post with 31 fun things to do in Litchfield!)
🌟 Best for:Traditional inn stay at an affordable price
Outdoor/event space:Large courtyard & 10 acres of outdoor space
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ Breakfast daily 7am-10am, no restaurant for lunch or dinner
🛌 Rooms:32 guest rooms; half have 2 queen beds, half have 1 king bed
🐶 Pet-policy:Yes, $25 nightly fee/pet
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (out of 5) Earned TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award 🏆 for 2023
Litchfield Inn Highlights
“The attention to detail and quality of the rooms/common areas was very notable. It was welcoming, family-owned, charming and fun. We sat out by the firepit in the early evening, read, and enjoyed the peace. Great value!” October 2023

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Check out the 360-degree views from atop Mount Tom Tower

2. The White Hart Inn, Salisbury 

Along with its award-winning restaurant and taproom on site, a highlight of this Connecticut inn is its location right on the village green in the charming downtown of Salisbury.

Originally built as a farmhouse in 1806 (renovated in 2014), The White Hart Inn exudes historic charm and modern hospitality with beautiful grounds with a wraparound porch and gorgeous colonial mansion. 

🗺 Location:Center of Salisbury, walking distance to everything
🌟 Best for:Dining at award-winning on-site White Hart restaurant. Walking distance to town & very close to scenic hikes along the Appalachian Trail
🌲 Outdoor/event space: 3 dining rooms, a taproom with a full-service bar, 2 outdoor dining patios, a large porch with drink service, ballroom and café
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ Yes! The highly rated White Hart restaurant is attached serving dinner Thursday – Monday, breakfast & lunch everyday
🛌 Rooms:16 guest rooms, all remodeled in 2014
🐶 Pet-policy:Pets allowed on request, no extra charges
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The White Hart Inn Highlights
“The food is excellent, and the common areas have an inviting, like-home vibe. We had a very relaxing time just sitting on the porch and reading a book.” Trip Advisor Review, October 2023

🥾 Favorite nearby hike: Lions Head

3. The Cornwall Inn, Cornwall Bridge 

A family-owned country inn built in 1821 by husband & wife team, Mark Hampson and Stacey Marcin.

The couple searched for two years and visited 36 inns from Maryland to Maine to find the perfect place to fulfill their dream of owning and operating an authentic country inn while raising a family. They’ve put lots of love and care into the Inn which is evident in all the details that welcome you when you visit.

pool in summer at cornwall inn litchfield county
two country inn rooms at the cornwall inn in ct
🗺 Location:Sandwiched between the Cornwall Covered Bridge and Kent Falls State Park 💦
🌟 Best for:Value & affordability! Perfect location to take advantage of the area’s best hiking
🌲 Outdoor/event space:Gathering Room, the Breakfast Room and screened patio overlooking garden & seasonal pool/hot tub
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ A hearty continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 am until 10:00 am. No restaurant for lunch or dinner
🛌 Rooms:13 ‘pristine & clean’ guest rooms
🐶 Pet-policy:To accommodate guests with allergies, the Main Inn is pet-free. Their Country Lodge is a separate building with 8 pet-friendly rooms
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cornwall Inn Highlights
We couldn’t have chosen a more wonderful place to stay. The entire area is beautiful this time of year. The inn itself was clean and cozy. The breakfast was wonderful down to the hard boiled eggs that were cooked perfectly….the kind I always wish I could make. The owners, Marc and Stacy were friendly and kind. They even sent back two items I mistakenly left in the room.
Trip Advisor July 2023

🥾 Favorite nearby hike: Pine Knob Loop

4. Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington

Renowned as one of northeast America’s most distinguished luxury hideaways, spoil yourself with a stay at, truly, one of the best Connecticut inns.

Newly renovated and part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, the Mayflower Inn is a magnificent Connecticut country retreat!

🗺 Location:Close to the idyllic Washington Depot – the inspiration for the Gilmore Girls!
🌟 Best for:Utmost luxury and special stay (you’ll be paying for it though! $$$) with renowned spa and restaurant
Outdoor/event space:Meadows to roam, outdoor bonfires, wellness center, and more
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ Restaurant with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Taproom too
🛌 Rooms:Variety of quaint guest rooms and also suites that range from 550 to 1200 square feet! That’s like a little house 😍
🐶 Pet-policy:Pets not allowed
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mayflower Inn Highlights
The inn is nestled in the hills of Litchfield and is worth every dollar if you’re looking for an escape from the ordinary. From welcome to goodbye the service is honest, sincere and friendly. The rooms are terrific. The kitchen/chef offers a unique genre – open yourself up to the ideas they have. And if you must go traditional- they’ve got the tap room. The SPA for the ages!
Relax. The Mayflower Inn has you covered. Trip Advisor Decemer 2023

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Steep Rock Preserve

5. The Firefly Inn, Kent

If you’re looking for historic New England charm and modern amenities then look no further than The Firefly Inn (formerly the Starbuck Inn).

Located right in downtown Kent where there’s so much to do, this charming Connecticut inn was remodeled top to bottom in 2022.

I was so impressed with the detail and thought that went into everything. The owners clearly treat this inn like they are living there themselves every day which I really appreciate.

🗺 Location:Downtown Kent, walking distance to town!
🌟 Best for:Pristinely remodeled and immaculately kept rooms while maintaining classic New England charm. Walking to everything; restaurants, cafes, & shops
Outdoor/event space:Backyard with large terrace & sitting area
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ Breakfast at The Firefly Inn
🛌 Rooms:9 rooms all with bathrooms & TVs, and 3 larger suites with a fireplace!
🐶 Pet-policy:dog-friendly rooms
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Firefly Inn Highlights
The Inn has been beautifully renovated, and feels fresh and new inside. The furnishings throughout had me taking photos for decorating ideas; the decor is a wonderful blend of comfort, excellent design, and pure fun.

The rest of the Inn has multiple places to sit and read, or have a cup of coffee with friends; the tea room (with snacks, beverages, tea and coffee) has the the happiest wallpaper I’ve ever seen.
Trip Advisor September 2023

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Macedonia Brook State Park or St John’s Ledges

6. Interlaken Inn, Lakeville 

Anchored on the shores of Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville, Connecticut, the Interlaken Inn is a haven of lakeside lodging.

 Built in 1891, it started as a farmhouse between two lakes and has since grown to be a renowned wedding venue, conference center, and resort.

sunrise lake views at the interlaken inn
rooms at the interlaken inn
different rooms at the interlaken inn
🗺 Location:Along the western edge of CT, between Salisbury & Sharon, very close to Hotchkiss School
🌟 Best for:A resort-like experience, lake views, big events, & families. Spa & wellness center on-site along with restaurant.
🌲 Outdoor/event space:Room to roam here! Situated on 30 acres, featuring a fitness center with classes, a screening room, and game room
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ A hearty continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 am until 10:00 am. Morgans restaurant for lunch & dinner
🛌 Rooms:5 different building options & 2 private cottages; each room is unique.
🐶 Pet-policy:Pets welcome in the Woodside Building and Sunnyside Pet Room with a charge of $25 per night
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Interlaken Inn Highlights
The inn’s restaurant is quite good, and we had a delightful dinner the first night on the patio. The views from the inn are wonderful, as is the 8-mile drive circling Lake Waramaug. For travelers who don’t need luxury, the Hopkins Inn provides just the right New England Experience.

Disclaimer: Some of the rooms here still need some updating. The Interlaken Inn has 5 different building options. Both the Countryside and Sunnyside buildings have more of a rustic feel & overall not what you would expect for the price.

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Bear Mountain (CT’s tallest mountain)

7. 1754 House, Woodbury

In the heart of Woodbury, Connecticut, the 1754 House stands as a living testament to local history and respectable hospitality. 

Connecticut’s oldest inn, dating back to, you guessed it – 1754, has a plethora of colonial charms while offering contemporary comforts.

🗺 Location:Southern tip of Litchfield County (closer to Fairfield County)
🌟 Best for:Old charm with modern amenities (rooms have TVs) and comfort
🌲 Outdoor/event space:Ability to rent out both floors of the restaurant & can accommodate 12-100 people for an event
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ The Flat Five restaurant (and bar with live music) on-site, dinner only
🛌 Rooms:The main house has 7 guest rooms and The Inn’s former carriage house has 4 rooms each with a private bath
🐶 Pet-policy:one dog friendly room
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1754 House Highlights
1754 House Inn & Restaurant is a super charming New England Inn. Their rooms are clean, comfortable, and decorated beautifully! The restaurant is also absolutely delicious and worth every penny. Everything about 1754 House is top notch!
Trip Advisor July 2023

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Orenaug Park Fire Tower for easy views or this waterfall which is #1 on my CT waterfalls list!

8. The Inn at White Hollow Farm, Falls Village 

Snuggled in serene Falls Village, Connecticut, the Inn at White Hollow Farm is a tranquil retreat that marries rustic charm with modern elegance. 

Close to the Housatonic River, the highlight of this Connecticut inn is its bucolic setting amidst a working farm.

🗺 Location:Falls Village, next to town of Sharon, close to Appalachian Trail
🌟 Best for:Quiet, country setting close to lots of hiking or Lime Rock Park
Outdoor/event space:Acres of farmland and gently rolling hills
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ free continental breakfast with homemade muffins, fresh fruit, Nespresso coffees, a selection of Harney Teas, water bottles, juice, milk, yogurt, eggs, bread and jams
🛌 Rooms:4 bedrooms with private baths, no TVs
🐶 Pet-policy:dog-friendly rooms
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Inn at White Hollow Farm Highlights
We stayed 2 nights. Everything was very clean. Our rooms were very nice in terms of size, furnishings, and bedding. The common area is a full kitchen and small living room. There were 4 bedrooms. Plenty of small items that made it special such as fresh flowers, toiletries. The breakfast was self-serve. There were homemade muffins and croissants plus cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt plus eggs if you wanted to cook. Plenty of juice and bottled water. Trip Advisor September 2019

🥾 Favorite nearby hike: Rands View

9. The Hopkins Inn, Warren

A classic Connecticut inn since 1847, the family-run Hopkins Inn has been sitting high above the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, welcoming travelers since 1847.

With access to the lake and Hopkins Inn beach, the Adirondack chairs on the lawn, and the excellent restaurant on site – this is the best Connecticut inn to be if you want a relaxing retreat where you never have to leave the inn.

🗺 Location:Close to Lake Waramaug along with the benefit of access to the lake’s waters through the Hopkins Inn beach located a short distance from the inn.
🌟 Best for:At an affordable price, you never have to leave the inn! With views and lake/beach access along with having a restaurant on site.
🌲 Outdoor/event space:Direct access to the lake and Hopkins Inn beach
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ Renowned for its contemporary Austrian cuisine, the Hopkins Inn Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
🛌 Rooms:11 guest rooms & 2 full apartments – all with view of lake! (no TVs in room :))
🐶 Pet-policy:Pets not allowed
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hopkins Inn Highlights
The inn’s restaurant is quite good, and we had a delightful dinner the first night on the patio, as leaves fell on and around our table. The views from the inn are wonderful, as is the 8-mile drive circling Lake Waramaug. For travelers who don’t need luxury, the Hopkins Inn provides just the right New England Experience.

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Macricostas Preserve

10. Winvian Farm & Spa, Morris

Rated #1 in the US on their top 20 destination spas list, Conde Nast Traveler calls Winvian, “a perfect retreat for the jaded captain of industry wanting to reconnect with his playful inner child.”

A perfect blend of sophisticated, modern accommodations and the beauty of nature, Winvian is a unique haven for those seeking a peaceful escape from the hum drum. 

The property truly needs to be seen to be believed! Scroll through to see the variety of themed rooms!

🗺 Location:Right outside of Litchfield with so much to do there!
🌟 Best for:A whimsical and extraordinary stay that you’re willing to pay for! $$$
Outdoor/event space:113 acre retreat center with winding paths and gardens
🥐 Food & Dining ☕️ Guests can enjoy a “a to-die-for breakfast at no additional charge” plus a 5 ⭐️ farm-to-table restaurant and tavern
🛌 Rooms:18 unique cottages (from a helicopter, to a lodge, or treehouse) plus the Hadley Suite (a 1775 cottage)
🐶 Pet-policy:Pets allowed
⭐️ Rating on Trip Advisor:4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Winvian Farm Highlights
Winvian was absolutely wonderful! We stayed in the Beaver Lodge December 2023. The cabin is amazing with all of the amenities you need! Service by the staff is fantastic, and the spa was amazing! The food? The food was some of the best I’ve ever eaten! The chef at Winvian is absolutely top notch! Dinner is an experience and did not disappoint! I can definitely see why Winvian was rated #1! TripAdvisor December 2023

🥾Favorite nearby hike: Pick a trail in White Memorial Conservation Center

I hope you enjoyed this detailed guide of the 10 best inns in Connecticut located in Litchfield County!

While there are inns in other parts of the state, I truly believe that the best inns are in or near Litchfield, CT.


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