As you enter the driveway, you will see it descend into the thick woods, already giving you a sense of seclusion. About a quarter mile down, the scenery opens up to a cozy wood house with a backdrop of a very wide Connecticut River along with an expansive view of thousands of trees nestled on a large hill, not a neighbor in site. At this point, everyone is "in-ah" of the view while at the same time questioning the accuracy of the car's GPS.
The entrance of the house is bright and open, a dining room to your left and a living room to your right with three different entries to the kitchen in the back, an open concept floor plan. Although you'll find that the kitchen is beautiful, you'll find yourself standing in front of the sliding glass doors (leading out onto a massive deck), again, taking in the spectacular view.
There are 4 cozy bedrooms, each lending a view of a wide backyard including some views of the river. Both bathrooms are spacious with good water pressure. Every room in the house is clean and nothing feels damp and dreary. In addition to the bedrooms downstairs, there is a quiet room to watch TV, read, or play games. There is plenty of storage for your bikes and hiking hear.
There are about a hundred steps leading down to the shore of the river where you will find chairs, a fire pit, some small rafts and boats to take out, which we were brave enough to take out on a rainy day. Not being experienced in rowing a boat, we were thankful that the river current pushes into shore.
We had a party of six friends, there was more than enough room in the entire house for everyone to stretch out and relax. Our goal was to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC and this delightful stay at the house had offered more than what we expected or asked for in a peaceful, comforting setting. During our first day, after getting settled in, Dean met up with us down by the river to see if there was anything we needed. He showed us how to use the amenities, .i.e., the entertainment system (indoors and out), fire pit on the deck, washer & dryer. The owner is very pleasant and hospitable and it's evident that he has put in a lot of thought and hard work into creating a perfect secluded getaway. Within the first two hours my friends and I had already decided to make this house an annual fall retreat.