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searching for Sun Up Farm

Posted By: Jill Morton <>
Date: Wednesday, 11 April 2001, at 5:15 a.m.


I've enjoyed reading so many of the posts on this discussion board - especially since I will be visiting the Willimantic area for the first time in decades this June. My grandparents owned Sun Up Farm on Windy Hill Rd in Hampton up until about 1970. I've treasured my memories of the farm, the mills, Willimantic, Alexander Lake and "Mashamaquat" (spelling?).

I was wondering if anyone knows who owns the farm now? I certainly hope it's still there. Also, can anyone recommend a hotel in Windham County? I've found quite a few on the web but would like to hear a personal recommendation for a nice quiet place. Many thanks. Jill Morton 


Posted By: al
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2001, at 7:37 p.m.

In Response To: searching for Sun Up Farm (Jill Morton)


yes i can recommend a few. we eat often at the 1734 altnaveigh inn on rte 195 in storrs near u-conn. we had friends that stayed at the inn..they have rooms upstairs that rent for about $65 double w/bath. or less $$ w/o bath.

or the best western/regent inn in mansfield nr lower jackson st is alright too.

there are many b&bs in area too -- check out the web under 'quiet corner' and you will find many- perhaps even one in hampton i am sure.

happy lodgings!!



Posted By: Jill Morton <>
Date: Monday, 16 April 2001, at 7:48 a.m.

In Response To: Re: searching for Sun Up Farm (al)

Al, Thank you very much. I found the Altnaveigh Inn's web site and it's very charming and a very good price at that! Best regards, Jill


Posted By: Jill Morton <>
Date: Sunday, 15 July 2001, at 1:37 a.m.


Thanks to all of you who helped me find a bed & breakfast around Willi earlier this year. Special Joys in Coventry was my home for 5 wonderful days.I also found Sun Up Farm and was thrilled to see that not much has changed. The whole Northeastern Ct area is a hidden treasure indeed.

By the way, the biggest surprise was accidentally finding Frog Rock. If anyone is interested, I have a special section at my Color Matters web site about "The Colors of Connecticut" that includes several images of Frog Rock, Willimantic, Hampton, etc. It's at

alohas, Jill (who revisited her childhood memories from 30 years ago) 


Posted By: Shemp@1of3
Date: Sunday, 15 July 2001, at 9:19 p.m.

In Response To: The colors of Connecticut & Sun Up Farm (Jill Morton)

We surely did like the pictures of the frogs...they are so authentic alright. really like the eyes....sooo real.