Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

Plan Your Visit to Norfolk

A quintessential New England town nestled in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, Norfolk is an ideal weekend destination. 

While in the area, stay in a quaint bed and breakfast, indulge in gourmet dining, and enjoy some of the best antiquing in New England. And, if the charming villages, country lanes, and covered bridges aren’t enough, the Berkshire Mountains are right next door! New York City and Boston are an easy 100 miles away.

Directions

Map of how to get to NorfolkAll performances are held in the Music Shed on the grounds of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate in Norfolk, Connecticut. The main entrance to the Festival is located on Route 272–across from the fountain on the Norfolk Town Green–one block south of its intersection with Route 44. 

GPS directions:
20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT

From New York City and Westchester County

Taconic State Parkway, North
to Millbrook
Route 44 East to Norfolk
Route 272 South

From New Haven and Fairfield County

Route 8 North to Winsted
Route 44 West to Norfolk
Route 272 South

From Hartford

Route 44 West to Norfolk
Route 272 South

From Boston and Springfield

Massachusetts Turnpike to I-91 South to Windsor Locks, CT
Route 20 West to Route 219,
to Route 318
Route 44 West to Norfolk
Route 272 South

From Albany

I-90 South to Massachusetts Turnpike.
Route 7 South to
Route 44 East to Norfolk
Route 272 South

Dining

In Norfolk

Berkshire Country Store
860 542-7176  | 6 Station Place

Infinity Bistro at Infinity Hall
860 542-5531  |  20 Greenwoods Rd. West (Route 44)

Wood Creek Bar & Grill
860 542-1200  |  3 Station Place
Boxed dinners available Fridays and Saturdays


In Canaan

Blackberry River Baking Co.
860 824-8275  |  18 East Main St.

Blackberry River Bistro
860 453-4067  |  99 Main St.

Collin’s Diner
860 824-7040  |  53 West Main St.

Pop’s Diner
860 453-4448  |  85 Main St.

Mountainside Café
860 824-7876  |  251 Route 7 South., Falls Village


In Winstead

Mario’s Tuscany Grill
860 379-7415  |  560 Main St.

Monaco’s Ristorante
860 379-6648  |  380 Main St.

The Tributary 
860 379-7679  |  19 Rowley St.


In Torrington

Anthony’s Restaurant
860 489-6656  |  258 Main St.

Cristy’s Restaurant
860 496-7330  |  545 Winsted Rd.

Pizzeria Marzano
860 618-0875  |  1929 East Main St.

The VenetianConnecticut Magazine’s pick for the best Italian cuisine in Litchfield County!
860 489-8592  |  52 E Main St.

Vientiane Thai Cuisine
860 489-0758  |  231 High St.


In Litchfield

Arethusa al Tavolo
860 567-0043  |  828 Bantam Rd.  |  Bantam, CT

La Cupola Ristorante & Inn
860 567-3326  |  637 Bantam Rd.

Litchfield Saltwater Grille
860 567-4900
26 Commons Dr., Route 202  |  Bantam, CT   

The Village
860 567-8307  |  25 West St.

The West Street Grill
860 567-3885  |  43 West St.


In Salisbury

The Dining Room at The White Hart Inn
860 435-0030  |  15 Undermountain Rd.


In Lakeville

Black Rabbit Bar & Grille
860 596-4227  |  2 Ethan Allen St.

Boathouse
860 435-2111  |  349 Main St.

Morgan’s Restaurant at Interlaken Inn
800 222-2909  |  74 Interlaken Rd.

The Woodland Restaurant
860 435-0578  |  192 Sharon Rd.


In the Berkshires

Baba Louie's
413 528-8100  |  42 Railroad St.  |  Great Barrington, MA

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace
413 528-9255  |  760 South Main St.  |  Great Barrington, MA

No. 10
413 528-5244  |  10 Castle St.  |  Great Barrington, MA

The Old Inn on the Green
413 229-7924  |  134 Hartsville-New Marlborough Rd.  |  New Marlborough, MA

The Southfield Store
413 229-5050  |  163 Norfolk Rd. (Route 272)  |  Southfield, MA

Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant
413 528-2002  |  50 Stockbridge Rd.  |  Great Barrington, MA

Boxed Dinners

Enjoy a pre-ordered boxed dinner before each Friday and Saturday evening concert. The dinners are self-contained and include an entrée with accompanying sides and a beverage. You can pick up the dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Battell House, at the main Festival entrance. Payment is required upon pick-up, either by cash or check. If you wish to pay by credit card, please call the Festival Box Office at 860 542-3000 after placing your reservation. Reservations must be made by 11 a.m. on the Thursday prior to the concert. 

On Friday evenings you are welcome to enjoy your boxed dinner at a table in Battell Recital Hall, where you can join the Pre-Concert Conversation with Yale School of Music music history professor Dr. Paul Berry at 7 p.m. There will be plenty of time following the talk to make your way to the Music Shed for the concert.

 

Berkshire Country Store | $20

Boxed Dinners from the Berkshire Country Store are served with Deep River Original Potato Chips and your choice of Berkshire Mountain spring water, Coke, or Diet Coke.

Summer 2019 Selections Included:

Boar’s Head Roast Beef and Provolone wrap with lettuce, tomato, and mayo

Boar’s Head Turkey and Cheddar wrap with lettuce, tomato, and mayo

Boar’s Head Ham and Swiss wrap with lettuce, tomato, and mayo

Vegetarian wrap of lettuce, spinach, tomato, onion, black olives, banana peppers, green peppers, cucumbers, and balsamic dressing

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Wood Creek Grill | $20

Boxed Dinners from Wood Creek Grill include Chef’s choice of dessert and bottled water.

Summer 2019 Selections Included:

Thai Glazed Salmon and green salad with Asian dressing; Asian style coleslaw

Wood Creek Cobb Salad with grilled chicken, avocado, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese and bacon; grilled bread

Wood Creek Greek Salad with shaved flank steak, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, kalamata olives with Balsamic dressing; grilled bread

Shrimp Salad over micro-greens; grilled bread; sliced melon

Roast Beef and horseradish cream sandwich served on a baguette with tomato and micro-greens; potato salad

Turkey BLT ( Piled High! ) basil mayo; potato salad

Curried Chicken Salad served on a baguette; cole slaw

Asian Salad with grilled chicken, oranges, cucumber, noodles, toasted almonds, shredded carrots with sesame ginger dressing; grilled bread

Vegetarian Wood Creek Strawberry Salad with mixed greens, strawberries, cucumbers, onions, toasted almonds, and goat cheese

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Lodging

The Litchfield Hills and southern Berkshires are filled with numerous inns and B&Bs. Several offer discounts to Festival patrons.

In Norfolk

Blackberry River Inn
860 542-5100  |  538 Greenwoods Rd. W. (Route 44)

  • Colonial accommodations, mountain views

Manor House Inn
860 542-5690  |  69 Maple Ave. #1104

  • A romantic setting in downtown Norfolk

Mountain View Green Retreat
860 542-7941  |  67 Litchfield Rd.

  • An inn to detox the body and de-stress the mind


In Canaan

Locust Tree Bed and Breakfast
860 824-8035  |  131 E. Canaan Rd.

  • “Our Home Is Yours”


In Falls Village

The Falls Village Inn
860 824-0033  |  33 Railroad St.

  • Restored to its original 1834 grandeur


In Lakeville

Interlaken Inn
800 222-2909  |  74 Interlaken Rd.

  • Exquisite lodging and dining

Wake Robin Inn
860 435-2000  |  106 Sharon Rd. (Route 41)

  • A historic hideaway


In the Berkshires

The Old Inn on the Green
413 229-7924  |  134 Hartsville-New Marlborough Rd. (Route 57)  |  New Marlborough, MA

  • Authentically restored guest rooms and fine candlelit dining

The Wainwright Inn
413 528-2062  |  518 South Main St.  |  Great Barrington, MA

  • An elegant inn just over the border

Area Attractions

Make a weekend of it, and enjoy a day exploring the area's many attractions before the concert.

In Norfolk

Norfolk Farmers Market
A lively, friendly market featuring an eclectic mix of farmers, producers, artists, and artisans from Norfolk and the surrounding regions on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 
19 Maple Ave. (in front of the Town Hall), Norfolk, CT 06058

manager@norfolkfarmersmarket.org


Norfolk Historical Society 
13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058
860 542-5761

norfolkhistorical@snet.net


Norfolk Library
Miss Isabella Eldridge established the Norfolk Library as a memorial to her parents, The Reverend Joseph and Sarah Battell Eldridge, and presented it to the town of Norfolk in 1889.

Infinity Music Hall and Bistro
An intimate music, dining, and entertainment destination in Norfolk.


Hiking Trails and State Parks

Campbell Falls State Park
Route 272 north from Norfolk center. Take a left onto Old Spaulding Road. Great hiking and terrific views. For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website.


Dennis Hill State Park
Route 272, just south of town. Hiking, camping, and views that extend to three states. For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website.

Haystack Mountain State Park
Route 272 just north of downtown Norfolk. Great hiking and a terrific view of town when you climb the tower at the top. For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website.


Norfolk Land Trust Trails
A comprehensive system of hiking and skiing trails offers the opportunity for nature study, photography, or just unwinding
not to mention a glimpse of Norfolk history. Trails begin near the town green in Norfolk. For trail maps, visit the website.


Visitors Bureaus and Tourist Resources

The Berkshires Visitors Bureau
Official travel and tourism information source for the Berkshires of Massachusetts.


Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
Arts information for northwestern Connecticut.


Official Connecticut Office of Tourism: Litchfield Hills
Tourist-information source for Connecticut’s northwestern Litchfield Hills.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about a concert or the area? Would you like help choosing an event or putting a group package together? We’re here to help. Call or send us an email.
 

Year Round

860 542-3000  |  norfolk@yale.edu
 

June–August

860 542-3000  |  norfolk@yale.edu

Mailing address
P.O. Box 545
Norfolk, CT 06058-0545

Street address
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate

20 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, CT 06058

Office hours
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4 p.m.


September–May

203 432-1966  |  860 542-3000  |  norfolk@yale.edu

Mailing address 
P.O. Box 208246

New Haven, CT 06520-8246

Street address
Sprague Memorial Hall

370 College St., Suite 303
New Haven, CT 06511

Office hours
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.