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Lodging & Links



 UpCountry Sportfishing, New Hartford Ct.
(860) 379-1952

We offer a 900sq foot fully furnished apartment on the banks of the Farmington River for rent. The apartment has a large bedroom with two beds and an extra bed and an available cot in the living room for small groups, kitchen with pots pans and utensils, and linens for bed and bath. Conveniently located above the fly shop within five minutes of some of the best fishing on the Farmington. Wifi Internet included. $100 a night for two people. Inquire for group rates. No pets.  Call 860-379-1952 or Click here for our calender showing availability



Legends on the Farmington, Barkhamsted, CT.
(203) 650-8767

Located on the Legendary Greenwoods Pool, Legends offers spacious, comfortable rooms and suites overlooking the Farmington River.  Rooms include ample off-street parking, private baths, AC, TV and high speed internet.  Guests are welcome to enjoy river views from our spacious deck or indoors from one of our well-appointed common areas. www.legendsbnb.com



Chapin Park Bed & Breakfast New Hartford CT.
(860) 379-1075

Beautiful, historic home completely renovated on picturesque town green just across the street from UpCountry. Spacious rooms with private bathrooms and fireplaces. Rates include a full breakfast and packages are available year round to meet your needs. www.chapinparkbandb.com

Austin F. Hawes State Campground, Barkhamsted Ct.
(877) 668-2267

The campground is located on the Farmington River just upriver from the Catch and Release area. It is routinely full on weekends through the end of summer so call ahead to make reservations if you wish to be assured a space. When making reservations via phone, tell the agent you wish to stay in Peoples State Forest to help them identify the campground

Riverton Inn, Route 20, Riverton Ct.
(860) 379-8678

Nice place to stay with a loved one. Great lodging, top notch food, and wonderful service. Located within minutes of the Catch and Release area. Rates are more than reasonable. Weekends are often booked solid so call for reservations.

Hillside Motel, Route 44, Canton Ct.
(860) 693-4951

No frills place to lay your head and much better than sleeping in the car. Located within minutes of the store and the Catch and Release area. Usually has an open bed or two but call ahead to make sure.

Manor House Bed & Breakfast, Norfolk Ct.
(866) 524-5690

Awake to the wonderful smells of bacon, homemade bread or muffins, French toast, waffles, blueberry or banana pancakes, served with pure local maple syrup, poached eggs with lemon-butter chive sauce, fresh fruit and juices. Centrally located between the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers, the Manor House provides four star accommodations and Fly Fishing Getaway packages using our guides. www.manorhouse-norfolk.com

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Helpful Links


Please support the Farmington River Anglers Association. The FRAA has been instrumental in making the Farmington the great river it is today. To find out more about their efforts and become a member visit fraa.org




BlogFlyFish.com - BlogFlyFish is a highly-trafficked New England fly fishing blog.  Ranked #25 in the world. Extensive coverage of the Farmington River and the Northeast. 

The Connecticut Yankee - From blue-ribbon trout streams to boulder-strewn beaches to frozen mountain lakes, The Connecticut Yankee is a blog featuring year-round angling opportunities throughout the Northeast.

Currentseams - Steve Culton's excellent New England fishing blog

Connecticut Fly Fisherman's Association - Focused on fly fishing & fly tying for people of all skill levels in Connecticut

Connecticut DEEP Stocking Maps - Maps to the trout stocking locations on the Farmington and throughout the state

Housatonic Fly Fisherman's Association - Dedicated to protecting and restoring the Housatonic River.

Housatonic River Outfitters, Cornwall Bridge Ct. - Great resource for anyone fishing the Housatonic River. 

Farmington River Anglers Association - Please support the Farmington River by joining the FRAA and get involved. 

Farmington Valley TU - Preserving, protecting and restoring cold water fisheries in Connecticut and the Farmington Valley

Northwestern Connecticut TU - Trout Unlimited Chapter currently restoring the Naugatuck River and serving the heart of Litchfield County

Northeast Fly Fishing Guide Service - Walt Geryk will be your host for steelhead, salmon and trout in Upstate New York to blue-ribbon trout fishing in Massachusetts. Walt’s services are for those who would like to learn and better understand the presentations and techniques required to take freshwater trophy fish using traditional fly fishing methods.

Team7x - TEAM7x teaches fly fishing for trout in eastern CT and RI through fly casting lessons and on-stream experiences that include the Natchaug and Shetucket rivers. Tom, Everett, and Matt promote fly fishing with younger folks and brand new fly fishers through a series of no-charge fly casting programs.  For modest fees they custom-tailor on-water programs for individuals, family members, clubs, and groups.

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