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Elegant Country Retreat : Near New York City, Litchfield

Bedrooms 5
Space 241 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful Country House Overlooking Gardens, Pastures, Woods With All Amenities.

Want a little piece of heaven? Here it is. Our three-story 1830 house with extensions is surrounded by wide lawns, pastures, towering old maple trees, and gorgeous flower gardens. A hand-hewn post and beam barn is home to two friendly horses. Wake up in the morning and watch wild turkeys and deer on our lawns and pastures. Relax on a chaise under the grape arbor before enjoying a feast grilled on the patio. Later, under the stars, roast marshmallows and sing songs around our fire pit. Kite flying, Frisbee or croquet anyone? Right here on our lawn. Our well-appointed kitchen has everything you could need for serious cooking and entertaining. Dine around our antique Irish wake table with a fire crackling nearby. Relax by our fireplaces, read a book in our library. or just be quiet and peaceful. Our 5 bedrooms, library, three baths, and two large living rooms offer plenty of room for even large gatherings. The place is a kids' paradise. Cupboards of blocks and books. Wi-Fi, 3 TVs, DVD, Roku, CD player and a large collection of CDs.

Venturing further afield you can browse the CT. Antiques Trail in Woodbury, famous for its many shops. Walk and ride miles of hiking/biking trails.We even have a family-owned amusement park, Quassy, with a wooden roller coaster ride. Tube on water and snow. Swim in nearby lakes. Winter is for cross country skiing

The area has several nature preserves and museums.

Reserve now for the holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year's especially. Our New England Fall is dazzling.

More Details

Betsy Crowell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Middlebury

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on third floor with Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Third floor, second bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Our bathrooms are pristine clean and small.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Second floor, East bedroom - 1 double
    Second floor West bedroom - 1 double
    Third floor, Master Bedroom, with ensuite bath - 1 double , Panoramic views out the window overlooking pasture and woods
    Third floor, NW Bedroom - 1 double
    Third Floor, SE Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
  • Bedrooms are furnished with country furniture, quilts, and linens. Many books. A room air conditioner is in each. The Master bedroom has an antenna TV, Roku, and ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms on the second floor are smaller. The new SW Bedroom has a bunk bed (2 twin size beds)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We have a private security system.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Oxford, CT
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pies and Pints, Ceviche Latin Kitchen
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
New London, CT
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
The Golf Club of Oxford Greens, Oxford, CT
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Metro North in Naugatuck, CT
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 84 to I 88
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Good News Cafe & The Market, Woodbury, CT
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Cross Country nearby & Woodbury Ski Area
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Hop Brook Lake or Quassy Amusement Park
Car: necessary

We are located in a quiet rural area. Towns within 15 miles are Middlebury, Woodbury, Watertown, Naugatuck,, Southbury, Oxford, and Waterbury. Yale New Haven is about 30 minutes away. The Yale Art Gallery and the Museum of British Art are favorites for day trips. Flanders Nature Center and the CT Antiques Trail are in Woodbury as is the Glebe House Museum with Gertrude Jekyll's famous Gardens and the Woodbury Ski Area. Quassy Amusement Park on Lake Quassapaug is 4 miles away. Great rides and a beach for kids especially. In Litchfield (30 minutes away) find the White Memorial Foundation with 4000 acres of land dedicated to environmental conservation: a wildlife sanctuary and Museum, birding, camping, skiing, boating, canoeing and fishing on Bantam Lake and Bantam River. 35 miles of trails, and picnicking. In the summer you will find local farm stands. Apple picking in the Fall. And, of course, that famous New England Fall of maple and other trees in a glory of red, orange, and yellow foliage.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Middlebury

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$63 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$63 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$73.98
Cleaning C$188.08 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

This is a child friendly place and those under 6 are free.
Coffee and tea for the morning.
You are welcome to use our kitchen supplies. Plates and glasses by the dozens. Extra folding chairs and a folding table to use in or out. Lots of outdoor furniture. Four bird feeders welcome mostly sparrows, two cardinals, a flicker and a variety of woodpeckers, a few titmice, redwing blackbirds, mourning doves, and wild turkeys. Hummingbirds sip from the blue-black salvia. Butterflies from the butterfly bushes. Our kitchen garden is full of mint, thyme, oregano, and herbs.
Evenings on the terrace by candlelight are lovely.
Please let us know if you have any special requests.(see "Email Owner") We are happy to consider hosting specia events: weddings or business gatherings. Contact us about that.
We love our place and hope that you will, too.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner