Tranquil hiking trails, stunning vineyards and top-notch golf courses – these are just a few of the great attractions near the Ethan Allen Hotel.
Browse antique shops in historic Danbury and then visit the spectacular Tarrywile Mansion and Park, a 654-acre site that features 21 miles of walking paths. Explore the Connecticut Wine Trail or tee off at one of three nearby golf courses.
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Some of the highlights of Danbury and the surrounding area include:
Up the hill from the hotel is the Ethan Allen International Headquarters and Danbury Design Center. Ethan Allen is a Connecticut-based leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings, and one of the most recognized brand names in the industry. Since 1932, Ethan Allen has been devoted to helping its customers create beautiful, comfortable homes. Ethan Allen's product lines encompass both the casual-with furnishings to appeal to consumers who want a more relaxed environment and the classic, for those who prefer more traditional homes. Store hours are: Monday and Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm; Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm; and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
Only a mile from the Ethan Allen Hotel, the Danbury Fair Mall has consistently been one of the top shopping centers in the country. Its fine stores include: Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Sears, and JCPenney, along with nearly 220 specialty stores and extensive food court. Danbury Fair Mall's trademark carousel is reminiscent of the original fairgrounds ride in Danbury, operating for 112 years.
As Danbury's largest lake, Candlewood Lake offers many recreational activities. Danbury Town Park features a lovely beach on Candlewood Lake for picnics, boatwatching & sun.
Located in Danbury near the Ethan Allen campus, WestConn is part of the Connecticut State University System, the largest university system in the state. Please inquire about special rates for visitors, parents and alumni for Graduation, Orientation, and general visits to WCSU.
Danbury and the surrounding area hosts a number of well respected corporate giants. Ethan Allen Hotel is Greater Danbury's choice to accommodate transient and group stays, as well as meetings & events for companies such as Ethan Allen, Boehringer Ingelheim, IBM, GE Capital, Cartus / Realogy, Danbury Hospital, Duracell, UTC Aerospace, Pitney Bowes and Praxair.
Danbury Railroad Museum
Located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, the Museum offers railroad history, rail excursion trips, and a collection of original and restored rolling stock.
The Danbury Arena
The arena offers affordable family entertainment. Whether you are a first-time skater or an expert, the Danbury Ice Arena provides guests with a great skating experience. The arena has two full length ice sheets, an arcade, a concession stand and a fully-stocked pro shop with rentals.
Tarrywile Mansion and Park
This 654-acre historic building and land preserve with more than twenty-one (21) miles of hiking trails, two picnic areas, and strolling gardens.
Connecticut Wine Trail
Discover Connecticut's beautiful vineyards and fine wines. Ten vineyards are joined by the Connecticut Wine Trail. The trail will take you through some of Connecticut's most scenic and historic New England towns.