The performing arts hall of The Hotchkiss School was designed by and completed in 2005. With views of Lakeville’s Lake Wononscupomuc, the hall is home to the Hotchkiss Concert Series, hosting free classical concerts September through May. Guest artists have included The Fine Arts Quartet, Amerigo Trio, Nordic Voices, The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and Midori. The hall is also home to Hotchkiss Summer Portals concerts, once again free and open to the public during June and July. Past guests have included Melvin Chen, Miró Quartet, Brentano Quartet, Ida Kavafian, and the Ying Quartet. This is a fabulous venue and the concerts are spectacular.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Situated at The Hotchkiss School, The Tremaine Gallery is a museum-quality exhibition space located in the main building. With education at the heart of its mission, the gallery hosts six shows a year, encompassing a wide range of artists, media, and styles. Along with the exhibitions, there are gallery talks with artists.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
With the help of volunteers, this organization builds houses for people in need.
This small, popular and cozy tea room is worth the wait. They have a menu of exquisitely prepared food and desserts, but it is the unique selection of loose tea served in glass pots warmed over a candle and poured into glass mugs that is memorable. Make sure to call ahead for hours of operation.
1 Main Street
After you’ve indulged in a few hot slices, you can complete the commitment to the calorie by enjoying some SoCo Creamery premium ice cream.
This easy to navigate alternative to the mega grocery store has an impressive deli, a large selection of prepared foods (their sushi is fresh and made daily on the premises) as well as an excellent meat and fish department.
You’ll find yourself going back to this local favorite for thick cut French toast and Eggs Benedict or for another hot, steaming bowl of mussels. The atmosphere is warm and casual with high-end food that tickles the palate.
This is the real deal. The folks here bake everything on-site and with everything made entirely from scratch using fresh, high-quality ingredients. An extensive selection of coffee is available, perfect with their baked goodies such as cookies, scones, muffins, biscuits, layer cakes, cheesecake, tarts, tea breads, biscotti, pound cake, pies, candied nuts, cupcakes and much more (are you full yet?).
While The Country Bistro’s atmosphere is simple, its delicious fare will not disappoint. The wheat berry tabouli with feta cheese is especially delightful. This small, charming bistro in the heart of Salisbury’s shopping area also has a full service bar. Irresistible desserts. Catering and takeout are available. Reservations suggested.
Reservations are a must if you want to experience excellent food at one of the area’s most popular, well-reputed restaurants. The menu is extensive and varied (for a thrill, try the sushi). Fun bar scene. Impeccable service.
192 Sharon Road
Flavorful and lean grass-fed beef as well as pork and chickens are available at this well reputed farm located on scenic Salmon Kill Road. No hormones or antibiotics are used. The beef is dry aged for full flavor and tenderness, then vacuum wrapped and frozen for freshness. They now accept credit cards. Call ahead to check when they are open.
The studio is situated in a beautifully renovated carriage barn. And Sara Getz is amazing as lead teacher. A variety of traditional Yoga classes for all levels of students.
A decorating and retail business run by two talented sisters, Ashley Merz Marchand and Courtney Merz Saulnier, this decorating emporium is known for its customized products and wide-ranging, inspired design services. Their lovely 10,000 square-foot store, showroom, and workroom is located on Holley Street, a small street just off of Route 44, also known as Main Street (or Millerton Road) in Lakeville. Hidden from view off the main thoroughfare, it is well worth the detour. See our article HERE.
Personal consultations and home visitations are available. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for completion of window treatments, pillows, bedding — basically everything except furniture that can be made in the Lakeville Interiors workroom. It takes 8 to 10 weeks for new, upholstered pieces to arrive. Areas served: Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.
A phenomenal set up and business; well worth a visit to look at Judy and Pat Murphy’s stunning gardens surrounding their house (yes, visitors are invited to walk the property). But this, mostly, is a serious nursery specializing in landscape design and installation. A huge variety of trees, shrubs and perennials make this farm indispensable to the area.
This is a popular place, well loved for its imports from around the globe.
Even if you aren’t a fisherman, boater, or swimmer, there’s something for you at this outdoor apparel store. Hikers stop by for all kinds of camping and backpacking gear.
This shop carries high-quality pet food and pet paraphernalia.
74 Interlaken Road
This is the tallest peak in Connecticut. Undermountain Trail is the a popular trail and part of the legendary Appalachian Trail. It’s a long and steep hike, but there are streams, waterfalls, and woodlands, so take your time and enjoy. It is about a 5 to 6 mile round trip, best to plan the day around it.
Another all-day excursion, this is a challenging walk. The reward is the gorgeous view from the top. Along the way, enjoy the wildflowers and the songbirds.
251 Canaan Road
11 Interlaken Road
Colleen, a skincare expert, has been practicing in the region for 15 years. Facials, waxing and more.
24 Millerton Road