Winvian Farm, the AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, has officially declared 2018 the Year of the Woman, launching the Women at the Wheel program, beginning April 21. Women at the Wheel will showcase a partnership between Winvian Farm and the nearby Lime Rock Park race track in Lakeville. The two-day retreat will include a private, half-day race car driving lesson with one of Lime Rock’s top instructors, most of whom have coached some of the world’s champion racecar drivers.
According to Winvian Farm, the program was created to help women step out of their comfort zones and let go of their fear.
“Our mission for this program with Lime Rock Park is to present women with the opportunity to learn to empower their lives through learning one of the most challenging sports in the world,” says Heather Smith, managing director of Winvian Farm. "Truly one of control, engaging in this sport will help lead to self-empowerment and determination in other aspects of life and helping to create a more equal world for women."
After a day on the race track, women can enjoy the luxury amenities at the Relais & Chateaux hotel. Guests may select body and facial treatments at the 5,000-square-foot spa, eat in Winvian Farm's award-winning restaurant, relax poolside, or go hiking through the neighboring White Memorial Conservation Center.
Included in the two-day retreat are accommodations in one of Winvian Farm’s 19 accommodations (18 of which are private cottages), one three-course dinner for two, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, and one half-day private racing lesson at Lime Rock Park.