About Litchfield County
The Club takes its name from a Colonial-era covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River. Built by Jacob Bull to provide access to his grist and sawmill, the bridge, reportedly crossed four times by George Washington during the revolutionary War survives to this day. Litchfield County retains many of its historic sites so important to the birth of the nation. It also played an important role in the Civil War and World War I.
Litchfield County consists of towns and villages anchored by historic village greens with stately homes, well-preserved old inns and charming and sophisticated restaurants. The Mayflower Inn in Washington, Winvian Farms in Morris and Old Drovers Inn in Dover Plains are listed as top Relais & Chateaux locations in the East.
There is an abundance of sporting activities available; hiking trails traverse state parks, two rivers, the Housatonic and Farmington, attract fly-fishing and canoeing enthusiasts, and biking is popular. Many of the members of Bull’s Bridge also have memberships in local sporting clubs, such as Ten Mile River Preserve, Mashomack Preserve Club and Clove Valley Rod & Gun Club.
Litchfield County is also home to some of New England’s finest prep schools, including Hotchkiss, Taft, Kent, South Kent, Salisbury and The Gunnery. Among the area attractions is White Flower Farm in the town of Litchfield, where green-thumbed gardeners have shopped for prize-winning plants, bulbs and perennial flowers since 1950. Lastly, Litchfield County is a prolific source of fine antiques and art galleries. Shops carrying one-of-a kind collectibles can be found in Kent, Woodbury, Salisbury, Litchfield, West Cornwall and New Preston.