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 in northwest Connecticut, 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. If the charming villages, country lanes, and covered bridges aren’t enough, the Berkshire Mountains are right next door!

What you'll need to know

From directions and dining, to local area attractions and more. Everything you need to know about planning your trip to Norfolk this summer. 

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. 

For GPS directions, use 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 Pl.

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

Wood Creek Bar & Grill
860 542-1200
3 Station Pl.
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 S., 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

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.

Selections:
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 with a 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.

Selections:
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
  • Festival ticket holders receive a 10% discount. Please contact the Blackberry River Inn for complete details and to make reservations.

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

  • A romantic setting in downtown Norfolk
  • Festival ticket holders receive a 10% discount. Please contact the Manor House Inn for complete details and to make reservations.

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

  • An inn to detox the body and de-stress the mind
  • Festival ticket holders receive a 10% discount. Please contact the Mountain View Green Retreat for complete details and to make reservations.


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.

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.