Destination guide

Morris _ small-town life on a grand scale

Feeling like a country mouse trapped in a city mouse life? Then trade the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life for the simpler climes of Morris, CT. Amid the rolling hills around Bantam Lake, Morris is a low-key town known for its rich colonial history, bounty of state parks, and lakeside recreation. From your Morris vacation rental, you can explore the numerous hiking trails and campsites in the summertime, while winter visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Next door, the town of Bethlehem hosts an annual garlic festival every fall, where you'll find plenty of food, vendors, and live entertainment.

Things to do

Check out the past masters of Morris

For a look at life during colonial times, check out the Bellamy Ferriday House. A short drive from your Morris vacation rental, the mid-18th-century home is packed with antiques from the period, and guided tours offer insight into daily life in colonial Connecticut. The home also features a sprawling formal garden with roses, lilacs, and other flowering plants. The area around Morris is home to a number of wineries, and a visit to Hopkins Vineyard in nearby Warren is a great way to sample some of the region's best varietals.

Activities

Lakeside living in Morris _ a shore bet

The largest natural lake in the state, Bantam Lake is a major draw for visitors all year round. Flanked by dense forests, the sandy Morris Town Beach offers easy access to boating, fishing, and sunbathing, while amateur ornithologists can keep an eye out for the many bird species along the lake's wooded shoreline. In the winter, you can try your hand at ice boating and ice fishing _ but we'd also understand if you just stay in your toasty Morris vacation rental with a glass of local wine and a good book.

Weather

From sun to snow _ seasonal swings in Morris

Morris has a humid continental climate, which means balmy summers and cold, snowy winters, with a good number of overcast days and rainfall throughout the year. Summers are temperate, with highs in the low 80s in July and August. Since water activities on Lake Bantam are a major draw, summer is Morris's busiest season. Winters are cold and snowy, with average lows in the teens from December through February _ if you're a fan of ice fishing or cross-country skiing, then this is the time of year to hook a great deal on a Morris vacation rental.

Natural features

Take a walk on the lakeside in Morris

The area around Morris is mostly made up of rolling hills, with dense forests and marshy wetland lining the shore of Bantam Lake. At nearly 950 acres, it's the largest natural lake in Connecticut, and visitors flock to its wooded shores and sandy beaches for boating, fishing, kayaking, and sunbathing. A diverse ecosystem, the wilderness around the lake provides habitats for a number of wildlife species, including deer, beaver, and a vast array of birds. The protected zones in the state and regional parks also offer plenty of opportunities for hiking and camping.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Morris

Fly into Oxford, CT (OXC-Waterbury - Oxford), the closest airport, located 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Danbury, CT (DXR-Danbury Municipal), which is 26.3 mi (42.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Morris?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 120 vacation rentals near Morris. From 72 Houses to 5 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 Morris for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Morris?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Morris:

  • Litchfield: 164 vacation rentals
  • Lakeville: 25 vacation rentals
  • Winsted: 31 vacation rentals
  • Falls Village: 154 vacation rentals
  • Washington Depot: 140 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Lake Waramaug State Park: 289 vacation rentals
  • Lake Compounce: 120 vacation rentals
  • Mohawk Mountain Ski Area: 273 vacation rentals
  • Holley-Williams House Museum: 478 vacation rentals
  • Southford Falls State Park: 255 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Morris 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 Morris?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 72 Houses in Morris. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Morris include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Cabins: 28 rentals available
  • Cottages: 28 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 pool in Morris?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 43 vacation rentals with pool available in Morris. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.