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Northwestern CT: Washington and Environs

Hidden Valley B&B Nook and Cranny, Washington CT

WHY GO: The Northwest area of Connecticut, in and around the Litchfield Hills, is called “The Secret Corner” (as opposed to the Northeast section of CT, which is dubbed the “Quiet Corner.”) This hilly, lake-studded region of Connecticut is home to the glitterati who prefer to leave their glitter in Hollywood or New York, eschewing [...]

Hidden Valley B&B, Washington CT

Regine Laverge-Schaste, owner, Hidden Valley B&B, Washington CT

Up a long, steep, woodland driveway, Hidden Valley B&B is certainly hidden from the world. You may have your doubts about what you’ll find as you pass a couple of modest neighboring homes on the way, but fear not. This is one of those places for which the well-worn phrase “Hidden Gem” absolutely applies. Though it [...]

Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills: Flowers, Falls, and Funky Rocks

Dump Pile rocks, Mining Museum, Kent CT

WHY GO: Do you like to putter around in the garden – perhaps discover some rare and exotic type of flora to flaunt back home? Are you a rock hound in search of the most exotic stones thrown up by Mother Nature? Do you go out of your way to photograph antique covered bridges? Are [...]

Massachusetts Adventure Travel

White water rafting, horseback riding, zip lining - you'll find it all in Western and Central MA. Check out this video and add it to your Berkshires or Worcester itinerary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xtcpaacl5o

the most curious spots

the most unique experiences

Travel experts Malerie Yolen-Cohen and Sandra Foyt live for serendipitous adventures in the Northeast, and beyond. On Getaway Mavens, they share entertaining and eclectic ideas for “turnkey” getaways in the Northeast; recommendations (from locals and other satisfied guests) about the most curious spots to explore, the most unique experiences, one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining, and singular luxury lodging.


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