6 Finest Locations to Go to in November 2020
Where to sleep:
Located in Washington, Connecticut (about an hour’s drive from NYC), the Mayflower Inn is celebrating its centenary with a fresh look designed by famed interior designer Celerie Kemble. You will feel like you are in your own country house when you curl up by the fireplace in the drawing room to play a game of cards or take part in the large lawn in front of the croquet with sweater weather.
What should I do:
Start your day with R&R at Mayflower’s Spa, which offers non-contact treatments like non-contact Reiki sessions and sound healing. Later, lace up your hiking boots and explore the nearby Hidden Valley Preserve – a 727-acre stretch of meadows, elevated walkways, and extensive hiking trails. For the fall, head to Averill Farm, a 10-generation family farm that offers seasonal produce, homemade cakes and an on-site cider mill.
Where to eat and drink:
For breakfast or lunch, visit the Pantry, a family-run country café with a seasonal menu that changes daily. For dinner, try Community Table Restaurant and Bar, known for its innovative food and cocktails and its mission to support local farms and grocers. There is an additional outdoor fire pit to keep you warm while you wait for your table. Back at the Mayflower, the Garden Room’s Chef April Bloomfield offers a 4-course garden dinner menu that features some of Bloomfield’s signature farm-to-table dishes. If you’re there over Thanksgiving, be part of Thanksgiving in the country: a three-course meal that includes everything from roast turkey to pumpkin pie with whipped creme fraiche.