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Subject: Morris, Connecticut
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Winvian is a 113-acre (0.46 km2) all inclusive resort located in Morris, Connecticut and featured on the US television show Extreme Mind Blowing Hotels on the Travel Channel.[1]


Winvian, located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut contains eighteen individualized cottages and one master suite, which utilized no fewer than fifteen architects on the project. Each cottage has its own unique design based on each architect's vision and serve as a homage to Connecticut. For example, the Helicopter Cottage houses a 17,000 pounds (7,700 kg) 1968 Sikorsky Seaking Pelican HH3F U.S. Coast Guard helicopter in a hangar equipped with all the amenities.[1] Others include a Masonic-style temple, a lighthouse, and a cave.[2] Each cabin is said to go for approximately US499 to - 1950 a night, depending on which price structure is chosen. Both fully inclusive and a la Carte rates are available and Winvian, and is fully confidential.[3] Winvian is privately owned by Maggie Smith and operated along with daughter, Heather Smith (Managing Director) and her son, Win Smith III (Director of Sales & Marketing).

Awards and affiliations

  • Members of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Society;
  • Awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for both Hotel & Restaurant consecutively since 2010;
  • Awarded as a Conde Nast Top 30 US Small Resort consecutively since 2010;
  • Members of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts;
  • Preferred member of Virtuoso;
  • Awarded with CT Magazine's Best Dining Distinction

Media coverage

Winvian has been featured on the Travel Channel's feature, Extreme Mind Blowing Hotels. The show profiled the some of the most unique hotels in the United States. Each of the ten hotels featured had unique themes that set them apart.[1]


Coordinates: 41°41′49″N 73°12′07″W / 41.69694°N 73.20194°W / 41.69694; -73.20194

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