10 Special Ways to Celebrate Mom in Washington

If you are looking for a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, we have the perfect guide to make it a celebration to remember. From festive meals and fun ways to enjoy the day together, to the best gift ideas – Washington is the perfect Mother’s Day destination.

Hollister House Garden @new_england_resident

1. Get inspired at Hollister House Garden

Enjoy the spectacular ambiance of Hollister House Garden with mom as you stroll through this classic English garden, complete with a winding brook and an abundance of colorful flowers in bloom. And if mom loves gardening, treat her to gardening workshops with experts. View the upcoming events and workshops this season.

The Mayflower Inn & Spa @heydavina

2. Enjoy a special brunch

Plan an elegant dining experience with a special Mother’s Day Brunch at The Mayflower Inn & Spa. Or enjoy a casual morning together at the amazing Po Cafe on the Washington Greenvoted the Best Spot for Coffee in New England and an Editor’s Pick by Yankee Magazine! Washington offers many cozy spots for an unforgettable Mother’s Day meal.

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Goat Yoga with Yoga for Good @lindseyvictoriaphotography

3. Goat Yoga with Yoga for Good

Enjoy a relaxing morning yoga class together, with a twist! Just as it sounds, this special Goat Yoga class will include the company of friendly goats. What could be more adorable?! Goat Yoga will be held on Sunday, May 8th @ 10:30am at Got Your Goat Farm. Registration is required. Yoga for Good classes are led by Caroline Kinsolving, and all proceeds are donated to local causes and charities.

Lucia Soaps at Privet House @privethouse

4. Shopping spree in New Preston Village

Find a special gift for mom that will raise the bar at the shops in New Preston Village. You’ll find upscale clothing and accessories at Plain Goods, a selection of organic soaps, apothecary items, and kitchenware at Privet House, and the latest spring fashions for the hippest of moms at J. Seitz & Co. For something sentimental, visit D.K. Schulman Design or find something truly precious at Hays Worthington. And be sure to pick up a sweet treat of her favorite chocolates or nostalgic candy at Sweeets. And you can’t miss with a bouquet of flowers from The Smithy, or order a beautiful arrangement from Loam Floral Design.


Explore all the shops of Washington and New Preston for more gift ideas

The White Horse Country Pub

5. Enjoy a meal al fresco

Grab lunch from The Pantry, Marty’s Cafe, or Washington Food Market and enjoy a picnic by the Shepaug River in Washington Depot. Or head over to New Preston, where you can enjoy the rush of the waterfall at New Preston Falls with a waterside picnic (and dessert) from The Smithy Cafe at 9 Main. If you prefer an outdoor restaurant setting, enjoy a special Mother’s Day menu at The Community Table or dine al fresco at Owl Wine & Food Bar, GW Tavern or The White Horse Country Pub.


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Treat mom to the gift of relaxation

6. Treat Mom to a special weekend of relaxation

Make sure mom gets a real chance to unwind and relax on her special day. The salons and spas in Washington provide top of the line service. Make an appointment for two for hair, skin, or nails – or pick up a Mother’s Day gift from the Byrde + the b! You can also treat mom to spa treatment at Gina Hansel, LMT, or make a weekend of it and enjoy the ultimate renewal treatment at THE WELL at The Mayflower Inn & Spa.


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Hopkins Vineyard @fairfieldhamlethub

7. Wine tastings and music at Hopkins Vineyard

Set in the scenic hills of Litchfield County, Hopkins Vineyard is a great spot to bring mom to enjoy wine flights and cheese platters together with outdoor live music performances on Sundays! The vineyard also has a great gift shop where you can pick up a bottle of mom’s favorite wine to remember the occasion.


Enjoy live music by Blonde & Grey on Sunday, May 8th from 2:00pm-5:00pm!

Shopping in Washington Depot @shop.fivejanes

8. Explore the Depot

Washington Depot is the perfect spot to enjoy quality time with mom! Enjoy a delicious lunch from Marty’s Cafe and then pop into the Hickory Stick Bookshop to browse through their thoughtfully curated collection of books and latest best-sellers. Then stroll over to view the abundant spring blooms and latest exhibit on display at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens. Stop by the stylish boutiques in the Depot, Five Janes and Favorite, for fun fashion accessories, jewelry, bags, and perhaps that perfect gift for mom?

"Evoking the Muse" Exhibit at the @washingtonartassociation

9. Bond at the galleries

Enjoy art together! Explore the latest exhibits at Washington’s art galleries. Visit the Washington Art Association to view the “Evoking The Muse” Exhibit featuring two artists coming together to celebrate culture in their paintings, visit Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens for Larry Nathanson’s “That Was Then, This is Now” Exhibit, and pop into the Byrde + the b for Richard Pomerantz’s “Recent Photos” Exhibit. Then in New Preston, view Nancy Lasar’s latest exhibit at The Loft Gallery at The Smithy and find even more visual inspiration at the interior design shops in the village.

Scenic drive overlooking Lake Waramaug @_sasquatch_

10. Enjoy a scenic drive together

End the day with a scenic drive through Litchfield Hills together. Enjoy the views of rolling hills and spring flowers blooming along the winding roads on our most scenic routes in Washington. And if you time it right, you can catch a beautiful sunset over Lake Waramaug for a perfect end to a wonderful day celebrating mom!


We wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

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