Reconnect with nature--and make some woolly friends--on 50 acres of idyllic Connecticut farmland.
Less than 90 minutes from Manhattan, a refuge from urban anxieties awaits you. At Bella Alpacas Farm and B&B, you can trade the city for rolling meadows and farm fields, your office for a farmhouse, and stressed-out fellow commuters for some adorable alpacas. As fall comes to the little hamlet of New Milford, the colors start to change on this working farm, providing a perfect opportunity for a romantic ramble among the pastures or a hike through forests ablaze with color. The arrival of winter marks the beginning of ski season, as thrill-seekers head to nearby ski mountains. Whether you are carving down the hillsides, paddling around a local pond, or practicing yoga on the farm, you will feel a million miles away from your big-city stress.
The rooms at Bella Alpacas Farm and B&B echo the country setting: Exposed wooden beams and paneling provide a rustic feel, while the ample space and cozy furnishings ensure restful evenings. When you aren't roaming the property yourself or visiting with the animals, check out the Bella Alpacas store, which sells finely crafted alpaca-fiber clothing and accessories.
Rejuvenate. On-site aromatherapy massage
Sample. The local wine trail
Shop. The antique trail
Hike. Kent Falls State Park
Visit. The Institute for American Indian Studies