Set on a stunning hilltop in rural Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret has been called one of the most beautiful schools in the world.
Studded by maples and ringed by stone walls, our 500-acre Hilltop campus exudes New England charm. The original buildings were designed by the celebrated Beaux-Arts architect Ernest Flagg and the grounds were laid out by world-renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Today, the Hilltop is a wonderful amalgam of old and new, blending iconic landmarks like Clark Memorial Chapel with airy facilities like the Centennial Academic and Arts Center. In addition to this manicured campus core, Pomfret is bounded by several hundred acres of open space. The wilder side of Pomfret includes natural meadows, forested uplands, miles of walking trails, and Wappoquia Brook. This Quiet Corner of Connecticut is less than an hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and only three hours from New York City.
There are two good restaurants within walking distance of Pomfret. Downtown Putnam also has a number of great options. For lunch, we suggest the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret. For dinner, we suggest 85 Main in Putnam.
The Quiet Corner is home to a number of small bed and breakfasts, and a smattering of larger hotels. The Inn at Woodstock Hill, about 10 minutes away, is a wonderful choice. Comfort Inn and Suites, in nearby Dayville, is another popular (and cheaper) option.
Pomfret School to Blodgett Boathouse
- Go North on Rt. 169 & 44 East toward the Vanilla Bean (I mile)
- Turn left onto Rt. 97 (.7 miles)
- Turn right onto Quasset Road lake will be on your left (2.5 miles)
- Sharp left turn onto West Quasset Road just after the lake
- The entrance to Blodgett Boathouse will be on your left just before the road turns to dirt ( .2 miles)
- Please note: Parking is limited. You will be directed to a parking location by Pomfret staff.