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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ride a Two-Horse Open Sleigh

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Ever wondered what it’s really like to ride in a one-horse open sleigh? Wood Acres Farms has two-horse Victorian Sleighs that may answer the question.

With 25 acres of endless wooded trails, and the help of two draft horses, Wood Acres offers 40-45 minute rides over the hills of central Connecticut. If it’s a beautiful day following a good snow, it’s an unforgettable chance to snuggle under a thick blanket, or just to sit back and enjoy nature – sometime even including deer sightings. (If the snow isn’t sufficient, you’ll receive a Country Carriage Ride or Wagon Ride instead.) Private ride for two (or up to 4) is $125, plus 18% gratuity for your driver and includes a blanket and complimentary refreshments served in Wood Acres Country Home. To reserve your date, a non-refundable deposit is required: call 860-583-8670.

If you’re looking for a place to keep the Victorian romance going, you might consider the Mayflower Grace in idyllic Washington, CT (around 40 minutes down CT 109 W.) It’s a 30-room luxury hotel, with both Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond status, and offers both a spa and restaurant. Nice, but not inexpensive. Visit www.gracehotels.com/mayflower or call 860-868-9466 for hotel reservations.