Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Watch Hill Road Trip

We'd been doing so much traveling this summer that when the hubby's bday rolled around we knew we couldn't go away for the weekend again but I wanted to do something more special than a usual weekend at home. So we hit the road for a fun day trip to Watch Hill! This would be a great fall trip with the amazingly clear days, I already want to go again less than a month later. Here were the highlights!

We wanted to make a stop on the way up before lunch so we looked into local area vineyards. We came across Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington which had the most beautiful grounds and looked like the perfect first stop! We loved soaking in the sunshine and the gorgeous river view while tasting their five local wines. 

349 Elm St, Stonington CT

The amazing river views from the deck 

Next stop the Ocean House in Watch Hill for a delicious porchside lunch. We loved touring around the property and seeing all the stunning areas of the resort - amazing dinning rooms, patios, pool, croquet court and gorgeous water views! 

1 Bluff Ave, Westerly RI 

The vista from our table 

The Verandah lunch menu

Delicious clam chowder to start off lunch 

Amazing warm lobster roll - a ten!
Spying on Taylor Swift from lunch

One gorgeous hotel! 

After a great walk around downtown Watch Hill it was sadly time to head for home. Not ready for the trip to end we decided to make one last stop at Chamard Vineyards for wine tasting and their weekend live music series. Another perfect spot with a newly opened outdoor barn offering full wine tastings in addition to a light menu, live entertainment and a great low key vibe! 

115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton CT

Setting sun over the vineyards 
View from the tasting barn 
Time to get road tripping! 

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