Kitty Armstrong is a luxury travel consultant for Sterling Brownell. She enjoys yoga and has recently had a fantastic yoga and spa experience in Connecticut. Read below for her review of a truly unique spa resort. I’ve just returned from a Yoga Spa weekend at Winvian, a sprawling colonial estate outside of Litchfield, CT. Winvian is an elite novelty retreat with a collection of idiosyncratic cottages where guests can sleep in a tree house, stable, or numerous other choices– even one accomodation with a helicopter! Every cottage has high tech conveniences and every amenity you could possibly want.
Winvian has many choices for both relaxing and having fun. There are plenty of outdoors activities for those who need fresh air, and a great fitness gym.
The spa is superb & enclosed in a beautifully decorated building. The building sits in a picturesque field, and the yoga classroom is surrounded with windows, giving it a fresh feel.
Other highlights included the food, which was magnificent! It is prepared by the chef trained under Ducasse. Also, a fully-stocked open bar in the main house helps create a very “make yourself at home” feel. The service was excellent and discreet throughout the entire weekend, and the attention to every detail rounds out this excellent experience. It was refreshing in every way!