Destination guide

Take in the lush beauty of Ellington

The forests and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Ellington. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Springfield Armory and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Ellington

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ellington a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Grassmere Country Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Connecticut Golf Land and Games (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Stafford Motor Speedway (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Bolton Notch State Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • East Hartford Golf Course (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Lutz Children's Museum (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ellington

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ellington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bushnell Park (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Crystal Lake Sandy Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • East Windsor Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Scantic River State Park (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Powder Hollow Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Bolton Notch State Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Ellington

The nearest airport is in Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), which is 15.6 mi (25.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Ellington?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 33 vacation rentals near Ellington. From 20 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ellington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ellington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ellington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Six Flags New England: 73 vacation rentals
  • Big E (Eastern States Exposition): 77 vacation rentals
  • Old Sturbridge Village: 60 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut River State Wildlife Area: 106 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Lake Sandy Beach: 69 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ellington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ellington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 20 Houses in Ellington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ellington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Ellington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 24 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Ellington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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