Experience Christmas in July!

Come out to Riverton for a Special Weekend full of events on Saturday July 13th and Sunday, July 14th!

The full itinerary is available now! Please view the event page for more details.

Who are we?

A bit about the town

Nestled along the Farmington River, the town of Barkhamsted, and the village of Riverton within has something to offer everyone. History, nature and outdoor activities abound. Riverton appears today just as it must have 100 years ago with its colonial houses, general store, churches, inns, and trees lining the streets. The landmark factory, Hitchcock Chair Company Store, began manufacturing chairs here in 1826. By 1928, the elaborately stenciled chairs and cabinets made in Hitchcocksville, now called Riverton, became famous throughout America. Stroll through our little village by the river with its collection of shops, restaurants, and lodging…

Check the river conditions.

View the current river conditions of the West Branch on Main Street in Riverton & the Still River on Robertsville Road.
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Find your outdoor adventure

Whatever your outdoor passion is you can find it in Riverton! Experience hiking trails, biking routes, peaceful fishing spots, water sports activities on the Farmington River, or sit back and relax at People's State Forest or the surrounding campgrounds.


Find your serene fishing spot along the river and relax.


Explore different trails ranging from easy to moderate overlooking the river valley.

Water Sports

Experience water sports on the wild & scenic Farmington River.


Leisurely bike ride or challenging day trip, take your pick.

Parks & Camping

Spend the day at Peoples State Forest picnic area or set up camp and relax by the river.

Art & History

Experience town culture, history, and handcrafted chairs.
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The shops that make Riverton

Experience food and drink options, lodging, history, culture, and more right in town!

Riverton General Store

“Where the past and the present meet”  Offering Green Mountain Coffee, Breakfast sandwiches – Bagels – Pastries –  Serving Boar’s Head Cold Cuts made to order sandwiches & meat platters. Homemade Soups, Salads & Chili

Royal Coachman Tavern

Stop by the Royal Coachman Tavern serving local beer, wine, and fine pub far. The Royal Coachman Tavern is a newly revived tavern in a building that has a history dating back to 1796. The Tavern is named after the Royal Coachman fly.

Old Riverton Inn

Set in a historic stagecoach inn built in 1796, this quaint B&B is across the street from Farmington River, 3.3 miles from Peoples State Forest, and 8.8 miles from Ski Sundown. Conveniently located in the heart of town with rooms above the Royal Coachman Tavern.

Hitchcock Chair Company

In 1818, Lambert Hitchcock founded an innovative chair company in the northwestern hills of Connecticut, where he produced his beautiful hand stenciled furniture. Today Hitchcock is run and owned by Gary and Maryanne Hath, Nancy and Rick Swenson producing those same chairs and craftsmanship.

Orchard Hill Baking

Bakery featuring sourdough bread and a rotating assortment of classic or unusual treats made by hand, with natural ingredients.

Village Gift Shoppe

Gift shop located in the courtyard of the Riverton General Store featuring products such as woodworking, jewelry, vintage antiques, pottery, and more from local vendors.

Riverton Self Storage

Riverton Self Storage is a state-of-the-art facility offering inside access to quality climate controlled, and humidity controlled, storage units from 5×5 to 13×30 feet. These units fit your household, residential, seasonal, commercial and business storage needs, all at affordable prices.

Elyse Harney Real Estate

Serving Litchfield County and beyond for over 30 years, this family-owned business exemplifies their motto “A Tradition of Trust”. Specializing in fine homes, farms, and land, we are proud of the experience, local knowledge, and attention to detail that we bring to every client we represent.


Experience endless adventure in Riverton.

Discover hiking trails, biking routes, river and fishing information, and more!

Get in touch with us today.

To get in touch with us please fill out the form on the contact page regarding any questions or feedback about Riverton and the Merchants. Or call the Riverton General Store (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm EST) at (860) 379-0811. We will be sure to respond to any email requests within 24 hours. Thank you!