Travel site names Litchfield Hills hotel one of the most 'Hygge' in the U.S.
Updated 12:58 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hygge – pronounced "hue-gah" is a Danish word that has no literal English transaltion–but basically it's all about the desire to be cozy.
Hygge has become a phenomenon in the United States with books and magazine article dedicated to teaching people how to use blankets, candles and the right state-of mind to make their home Hygge.
As the popularity of Hygge grows and the temperatures drop, hotel booking site Trivago decided to set out in search of the best wintertime hotels in the U.S. with the biggest "Hygge factors." Winvian Farm in Morris, Conn. made the cut.
Trivago cited fireplaces in each room and teh fact that Morris gets an average of 60 inches of snow a year as things that make Winvian Farm a Hygge haven.
Instead of hotel rooms, Winvian Farm consists of 19 unique one-bedroom cottages designed by 15 different architects (one is an actual tree house).
One of the coziest, Woodlands Cottage is where you might expect to find the seven dwarfs.It's made of raw pine, and trees pierce through the middle of the cabin and the sinks are hollowed-out tree trunks. As rustic as it is, Woodlands, as all the cottages, is nothing if not modern; each has a steam shower and flat-screen TV.
Other cottages include Tree House, Log Cabin and Helicopter, which is a hangar with half a helicopter right in the middle. The architect was a friend of the Sikorsky family.
Other nearby hotels on the list include The Greenwich Hotel and The Lowell in Manhattan and Blantyre in Massachusetts.