Explore Danbury, CT

Conveniently Located Near Danbury Attractions

It was John F. Kennedy’s intense dislike for hats that changed Danbury forever. From the mid 19th century though 1950, Danbury was the “hat capital of the world” with its mills putting out 36 million headpieces a year at its peak in the early 1900’s. When Kennedy made his preference for the hatless look known, the industry collapsed and a town that was so busy making hats began to discover all of the other wonderful things it had to offer.

It starts with outdoor adventure. Candlewood Lake, Connecticut's largest, offers 60 miles of shoreline for swimming, diving, fishing and boating. For lovers of hiking, biking, jogging and horseback riding, Danbury is teeming with trails and nature preserves. Anglers can pluck bullheads and king fish from Tarryville Lake and rock hounds can often be seen poking around Tarryville Park for marble, limestone, quartz and feldspar deposits. Only moments from the Ethan Allen Hotel, you’ll find tranquil vineyards and world-class golf courses.  

 For cultural types and historians, there’s plenty to see and experience. The 5,500-seat Charles Ives Center for the Arts stages concerts throughout the summer and Musicals At Richter is a wonderful open-air amphitheater for enjoying a show under the stars. Danbury’s history is on display in the Danbury Museum and Historical Society on Main Street.

 You can also learn more about Danbury attractions and things to do by contacting the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce at (203) 743-5565.

 If you have any questions about area attractions or need assistance arranging tours, please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff.


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Elephants Trunk Flea Market


Known as one of the best flea markets on the East coast since 1989, the Elephant’s Trunk is full of new findings and great surprises.  Open every Sunday beginning March 17, 2013 through December 9, 2013.  Weather Permitting. For more information please call (508) 265-9911

Military Museum of Southern New England

Military Museum Banner

Summer Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday12pm-5pm

Winter Hours Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1pm -5pm

For more information please visit www.usmilitarymuseum.org

Ridgefield Playhouse


80 East Ridge St, Ridgefield, Ct 06877

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a theater located in Ridgefield, Connecticut with a capacity of 500. It hosts a variety of entertainment events such as the showing of films, plays or musical performances. Visit www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org for the most recent calendar of events. 

Thunder Ridge Ski Area


Thunder Ridge doesn’t wait for the first snowfall of the year. We make our own snow over the entire mountain. With their new state of the art snow making system they can cover over 100 acres with beautiful white, soft powder. Thunder Ridge is maintained by tower-mounted and fan snow cannons that work in harmony with our air and water system. Our groomer fleet keeps the snow in super condition for your skiing and snowboarding enjoyment! With 30 different slopes there is enough for the most recent beginner to the most advanced looking for a new adventure. Located in the rolling hills of Patterson, New York, we are just 20 minutes from Danbury, CT.

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Akzo Nobel

Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

281 Fields Lane

Brewster, NY 10509


Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

200 Park Avenue

Danbury, CT 06810


Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

43 Old Ridgebury Road

Danbury, CT 06810

Boehringer Ingelheim


900 Ridgebury Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Danbury Hospital


24 Hospital Avenue

Danbury, CT 06810



40 Apple Ridge Road

Danbury, CT 06810

General Motors


39 Old Ridgebury Road

Danbury, CT 06810



36 Apple Ridge Road

Danbury, CT 06810



20 Old Post Road

Armonk, NY 10504



100 Wooster Heights

Danbury, CT 06810

Canterbury School


101 Aspetuck Ave

New Milford, CT 06776

Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark


We are teaming up with Lake Quassy Amusement Park this summer! Click the link below and use the code EAH17 to recieve a discount on amusement park tickets.

Click here to purchase your Lake Quassy Amusement Park tickets

Ethan Allen International Headquarters and Danbury Design Center

Distance: less than a mile from hotel
Overhead View of Table

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.

Danbury Fair Mall

Distance: 1 mile from hotel
Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

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 JC Penney along with nearly 220 specialty stores and an extensive food court. Danbury Fair Mall's trademark carousel is reminiscent of the original fairgrounds ride in Danbury, operating for 112 years.

Candlewood Lake

Distance: 1m from hotel
Ethan Allen Hotel Pool

As Danbury's largest lake, Candlewood Lake offers many recreational activities. Danbury Town Park features a lovely beach on Candlewood Lake for picnics, sunning and watching the boats glide across the lake.

Western Connecticut State University

Ethan Allen Hotel Exterior

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.

Tarrywile Mansion and Park

Tarrywile Mansion

Tarrywile Park, a 722 Acre municipal park, is open to all who live or are visiting the Greater Danbury Area.  The park, once an active dairy farm and fruit orchard, is now home to 21 miles of hiking trails, two ponds, a lake, and several picnic areas.  Throughout the year, guided hikes are offered by our volunteers.  Other programs such as bird watching, camping clinics, and orienteering events are offered.

Danbury Railroad Museum

Train in Station

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.

Danbury Arena

Danbury Arena

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.

Connecticut Wine Trail

Wine Grapes

Discover Connecticut's beautiful vineyards and fine wines. Ten vineyards are joined by the Connecticut Wine Trail, which will take you through some of New England’s most scenic and historic towns.

Richter Park Golf Course

Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

This beautiful 18-hole golf course features a newly renovated layout, putting green and chipping area, plus a full-service pro shop and a casual bar and grill for relaxing after your round.  

Richter Park Golf Course

Candlewood Valley Country Club

Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

Known as "The Gateway Into The Litchfield Hills," this public course offers an 18-hole, par 71 layout that will challenge players of all skill levels. Amenities include a full pro shop and casual Clubhouse Restaurant.

Candlewood Valley Country Club
401 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 354-9359

The Newyork Sports Club

Couch and Coffee Table in Room

Enjoy a world-class workout at this state-of-the-art fitness club, which is located just a mile from the hotel.

The New York Sports Club
38 Mill Plain Road
Danbury, CT 06811

The Ethan Allen Hotel

Ethan Allen Hotel Entrance Exterior

21 Lake Avenue Extension
Danbury, Connecticut 06811-9956