Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Assortment, a rustic retreat set on 58 acres in Washington, CT, has debuted updates for its centennial yr. New York-based designer Celerie Kemble led the redesign, which encompasses guestrooms and suites and the whole lot of the Inn’s historic foremost home, together with the Mayflower’s new advantageous eating restaurant, The Backyard Room, in addition to the Faucet Room and Parlor.
Whereas maintaining items akin to Mayflower’s signature four-poster beds, the rooms have been remodeled with customized furnishings, sisal carpets, Turkish rugs, hand-crafted ceramics and wicker. Giving every visitor room its personal persona, Kemble traded damasks, crystal lamps and French influences for eclectic furnishings and “suave layering.”
To enhance the redesign, the property has launched a brand new program known as “Associates of the Mayflower.” The collection of ongoing residencies consists of visitor cooks, native artist collaborations, style partnerships, occasions and extra. This fall, chef April Bloomfield joins the property because the second artist within the inventive collection. As chef-in-residence, the James Beard award-winning chef will oversee all eating retailers on the Inn by way of the tip of 2020, together with the Backyard Room and The Faucet Room, paying homage to her British roots serving hearty, reimagined pub-style fare in a tavern-like setting.
Chef Bloomfield begins her residency together with the revealing of The Backyard Room, a brand new upscale restaurant. The Backyard Room menu will embrace elements from native Connecticut farms. This fall, the spotlight of the Backyard Room is Bloomfield’s four-course Backyard Supper tasting menu, provided Thursday by way of Saturday evenings.
Auberge Resorts Assortment is bringing Mayflower’s expansive gardens and grounds alive with new, immersive visitor experiences. Choices embrace outside yoga periods within the resort’s Shakespeare Backyard, having fun with a craft cocktail-making class, or roasting chestnuts and s’mores over the Inn’s new fireplace pits.
For these craving literary inspiration, the Inn has created an unique partnership with native uncommon ebook purveyor, Johnnycake Books. Proprietor Dan Dwyer has sourced a set of each new and classic books encompassing design, entertaining, gardening and different notable quirky genres. Friends are invited to take pleasure in this collection of books within the Parlor and may also buy them by way of reception.
Different facilities out there to visitors embrace canoes and rowboats to make use of on the Mayflower pond; binoculars and booklets on birds within the space are; and plantings within the backyard for teenagers.
Along with the brand new interiors, Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Assortment debuts a Sperry Tent outside venue. The three,500-square-foot tent will accommodate 150 visitors seated and as much as 300 standing.