Fairfield County, Connecticut

Discover southwestern Connecticut’s scenic Fairfield County. Inspirato’s six-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home—Hawthorne—offers a peaceful retreat in Weston, a historic town with quintessential New England charm. Privately situated on two acres of green rolling lawns alongside a babbling brook, the expansive home offers an in-home movie theater and gym.

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Quiet New England Charm

Fifty miles northeast of New York City lie Connecticut's Fairfield County—a thriving area on the Long Island Sound with much to offer visitors. Within the town of Weston, an idyllic escape within this affluent county, there are four historic districts, two steepled churches, and 3,500 acres of open space. The town’s history dates back several centuries with antique homes still lining the main roadways and an 1830 weathered wooden building known as the Onion Barn across from the town’s shopping center. There are plenty of opportunities to get outside with myriad nature preserves, including the Devil’s Den, with 20 miles of scenic hiking trails.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Average temperature
    73°F in summer; 46°F in winter
  • Nearest big city
    New York City
  • Peak season
    Summer
  • Car recommended?
    Yes

Destination Highlights


  • Devil’s Den Preserve

    With 500+ types of trees and wildflowers and some 140 species of birds, Devil's Den is one of the largest nature preserves in the entire New York metro area. Explore more than 20 miles of trails to waterfalls and rocky ledges.

  • Maritime Aquarium

    The aquarium in Norwalk features harbor seals, river otters, sharks, loggerhead turtles, and hundreds of other animals. There are also three touch tanks, educational programs, year-round cruises, special events, and camps.

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

    Located in the town of Ridgefield, the Aldrich is the only museum in Connecticut that is dedicated solely to contemporary art, presenting exhibits by emerging and established artists, thematic group exhibits, and more.

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Weather


  • Forecasting your Fairfield County Vacation

    Summers in Fairfield County are warm and humid and winters can be very cold, wet, and windy. Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 82°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 90°F. Mid-June to late September are pleasant months to visit and enjoy warm-weather activities. During the fall, you can see a dazzling array of fall colors.

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Map of Fairfield County

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