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About Us The B&B at Taylor's Corner is a great home base for your vacation travels. We are in the heart of almost two dozen towns and 800 square miles of Connecticut's "Quiet Corner." We are convenient for your visits to Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Mansfield, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Sterling, Thompson, Union, Willington, Windham and, of course, great spots right here in Woodstock. Old Sturbridge Village is an easy drive away, as is Mystic Seaport. Maybe a casino. Perhaps you wish to visit a university in Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts. We are just off Scenic Route 169 - a National Scenic Byway.

Local Restaurants

The Mansion at Bald Hill is an great restaurant in a historic four story Mansion built in the late 1800’s; a summer home for Roxanna Bowen. The dining room has tall ceilings, is lined with bookshelves, fireplace and lovely views of the gardens. Chefs Scott and Joel do an excellent job, changing the menu seasonally and using local organic ingredients. Advance reservations suggested, especially during Summer/Fall/holidays, until they finish their expansion, sometimes closed for private events. Three miles away.

Inn at Woodstock Hill is a lovely country inn started in the early 1800’s by a member of the Bowen family who still own some of the surrounding farmland today. Chef Eric is uses local ingredients and wonderful specials nightly. Advance reservations suggested here, sometimes a large wedding could close or crowd the Inn. Three miles away.

Bella’s Bistro is a fabulous Italian restaurant in an old Mill building in Putnam. Chef Allen went to culinary school at Johnson and Wales, then Northern Italy to finish his training. Everything is cooked to order, using freshest, local ingredients whenever possible, also a seasonal changing menu. Vegetarians and Gluten Free requests are honored. If you want a little more spice to your Seafood Diablo, just ask. Outdoor patio offers more seating, as does the Martini Bar in the basement. He has excellent staff and the restaurant offers huge portions. 10-15 minutes to Putnam.

Jessica Tuesday’s is a little restaurant in Putnam; open for dinners, Thursday-Saturdays only, reservations required. The pasta is made onsite and can be done gluten free, local ingredients are used. They have a small changing menu pending what is available fresh that week. Lovely outdoor patio surround by stone on the back of parking areas has wonderful atmosphere as well.   10-15 minutes to Putnam.

Grill 37 is a steakhouse set in a historic building with many separate rooms for dinning, including a lounge/bar area as well. Chefs Ian and Josh make everything in house, sauces, stocks, breading for seafood, even the desserts, caringly prepared in their kitchen. The meats are cut on site, the only thing frozen is chicken tenders on the children’s menu.  10 minutes to Pomfret

Sharpe Hill Winery Fireside Tavern, located in a great barn, whitewashed and distressed, upholstered chairs, different size tables give an excellent dinning atmosphere. Check their website for specific dinner hours, reservations required, sometimes months in advance.   Be sure to allow time for a wine tasting, if not, the wait staff can certainly recommend which wine to pair with your dinner.

The Golden Lamb Buttery, definitely a memorable dining experience, Katie, has recently taken over the family business her grandparents started in 1963. The evening starts with drinks on the deck, overlooking the beautiful property or in the great hallway with huge photographs of past dinners, lots from the 70’s, yes the clothes were great then, and antiques abound. A hayride with live music is next, for an upclose look at the area, drinks allowed on ride, blankets provided. Then you are seated at your table in one of many different sections of the barn, which is yours for the night. Take your time, be sure to allow room for all the great sides they offer after you have your entrée and be sure to try them all!  Advance reservations required, sometimes months in advance, 20 minutes to Brooklyn.

The Vienna, is an Austrian/Hugarian Restaurant with a bit of the rest of Europe thrown in, you have to check their menu for all the delicious details and ofcourse many seafood and steak specials nightly. An Italianate Revival Mansion from the 1800’s with a  gorgeous outdoor patio with a fireplace and a wonderful old tree. 20 minutes to Southbridge.

Looking for something more casual?

Local Vineyards

BRIMFIELD ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES SHOWS - MAY, JULY, SEPTEMBER

Brimfield Website

To Brimfield:
Left turn out the driveway, keep following signs for Route 171 West, past intersections with Routes 198, 197, when it meets Route 190/signs for I84 , at a stop sign, follow signs for I 84 East, after Union Town Hall and Fire Station, there is a left turn for I 84, take it, don't get on I 84, but go over the overpass, follow the road to the right. This starts Mashpaug Road/Brimfield Road/Holland Road. Stay on this road, past some lakes in Holland, MA (watch speed zones), there are a few intersections where you might question which road is THIS road, the other roads have stop signs to enter THIS road, first questionable intersection, stay left, second one, stay right. Just after entering Brimfield, there will be a stop sign ahead, turn left onto Haynes Hill Road, at the next stop sign, Route 19, turn right to head North, about 100 feet or so, turn left onto Mill Lane, Accellent has a big sign. Follow Mill Lane to the show, I like to park at 11 Mill Lane or Shady Acres to avoid traffic.

Leaving from Brimfield,
Take Mill Lane (across from Quaker Acres, between Hertan's and Mays Parking Field, at a stop sign, take a right, Route 19 South, for 100 feet or so,then a quick left on Haynes Hill, the next stop sign, turn right, this is Holland Road, follow this curvy country road, you will pass some lakes and a few speed zones (watch for police) Brimfield Road will turn into Mashpaug Road and this will take you toward I84. This is where you will see a sign for Route 171 East, turn left and drive over the 84 overpass, on the other side, turn right at the stop sign, still following signs for Route 171 East. Route 171 takes a left after the Union Fire Station and Town Hall. Then just keep following the signs for Route 171, it will join/cross a few other Routes. Stay on Route 171. You will pass a country store, a library and a fire station, after Coatney Hill Road (on your left)/Shields Road (on your right), we are on the right before you take that sharp corner. You will see a dirt road going uphill straight ahead. The trees sort of block the B & B sign until you are pretty close to it. 880 Route 171.