Even though Connecticut is a small state, it still has many very big hidden treasures. I was flipping through some local magazine in my doctor’s office when I noticed a picture of a helicopter cottage. Almost like a hotel room you could rent but made from an actual helicopter. Since it caught my attention, I figured I’d check where in the world it was just in case I was ever in the area. Imagine my surprise when I learned that it’s right here in Connecticut.
Winvian Farm is located in the Litchfield Hills and is a secret gem. Staying at this elite 113 acre farm isn’t exactly budget friendly (to say the least) but it certainly looks like a place you won’t soon forget. It’s essentially a resort stay with fine dining, great wines, spa luxuries, and lots more. Even though I’ve called it a resort, nothing about this place screams conventional hotel. Described as “Norman Rockwell meets Alice in Wonderland” this Connecticut oasis has some incredibly unique cottages that you rent for the evening. The one that caught my attention was the helicopter. Described as:
A fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3F helicopter is ready to rescue you. This amazing Coast Guard chopper stands at the center of a unique cottage, its rotor blades embedded in the ceiling (flights of fancy only!). The originals are here: pilot and co-pilot seats, switches, gauges – with modern updates such as a mod sofa and flat screen TV. Take your cocktails in the cockpit, watch a film in the fuselage, relax by a glowing woodstove, and sleep in the cloud-soft king-sized bed outside the helicopter. Stylish, fun, and totally aerodynamic.
How very Connecticut, a Sikorsky helicopter cottage! Ranging in price from $459 to $899 per night, it’s surprisingly one of the more affordable options.
Ironically, the helicopter cottage that caught me attention may be the least exciting option amongst the dream cottages. They have everything from tree houses to a beaver house that actually has a tree growing through it.
Who knew this existed in Connecticut? Now we just have to win a decent amount on a scratch off lottery ticket and we can actually experience it.