After such a memorable experience at GrayBarns in 2018, it was top of mind when planning our itinerary for a restful holiday getaway. It was our first stop before Kenoza Hall, which I covered here last week.

GrayBarns is located on the Silvermine River about an hour outside of New York City, in Silvermine, CT. It dates all the way back to the 17th century when the area was once popular as a village meeting place, and GrayBarns served as an artist outpost, and stagecoach stop.

Structurally, what is now GrayBarns began as a small textile factory at the turn of the 19th century. It became a speakeasy during the 1920s before legitimizing itself after the end of Prohibition. The property thrived throughout the 1960s as a classic country Inn, with visits from the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, and Lauren Bacall.