The Vanilla Bean Café opened in 1989 with a seating capacity of 16, today we seat 90 inside and 40 outside! Located in a restored, early 19th century barn in scenic Pomfret, Connecticut, The Vanilla Bean Café is owned and operated by the Jessurun Family: Barry and Brian, with occasional appearances by and help from the rest of the family. Our Philosophy was simple: “Create a place where we would feel comfortable and serve food that we would want to eat. If we wouldn’t eat it, we certainly wouldn’t serve it.”
StoneHurst at Hampton Valley is a unique spot nestled on a 90+ acres of land with not just one but TWO amazing venues. The Mansion at StoneHurst and The Barns at StoneHurst are two different venues for two different types of couples on their special day. Each venue comes with their own parking lot, ceremony site and bridal/grooms suites – we believe that no bride should see another on their special day and we have worked extremely hard to ensure we keep it that way. If you wish to be the only wedding on property that day, that is also available with our Full Buyout option! This is where you use the mansion suites to get ready, enjoy cocktail hour in our mansion and then trolley ride down to the barns for an evening of dinner and dancing!
The Prudence Crandall Museum is a historic house museum, sometimes called the Elisha Payne House for its previous owner. It is located on the southwest corner of the junction of Connecticut Routes 14 and 169, on the Canterbury, Connecticut village green. It is designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark as Prudence Crandall House.
Diana’s Pool is a state-designated water access and fishing area along the Natchaug River. This area is gorgeous year-round drawing visitors from all over to the evergreen banks of this infamous swimming hole. It is a romantic mix of local legends and clear waters with short trails and a splash of old mill ruins.
Come and visit Sharpe Hill Vineyard, the award winning winery of Connecticut's Quiet Corner! Sharpe Hill Vineyard has received over 450 medals in International tastings and is located in the town of Pomfret - just minutes from scenic Route 169 and from the Putnam Antiques District. We hope that you will join us in the near future, and we look forward to offering you a sample of what we consider to be some of the finest wines vinted.