|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Enjoy this green woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County and relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.
House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking
Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails
Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance
Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)
15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut
$300 per night with a three night minimum
$1800 weekly rate
$15,000 Memorial Day to Labor Day
Keywords: Renovated farmhouse with lovely garden setting
I lived in CT for thirty years but returned to Salt Lake City in 2000. During this time I have missed the springtime peepers, the wildflowers that predominate in bog and meadow, the quaint villages, shops, and covered bridges. I decided that I would re-establish a foothold in Litchfield County to be closer to my two daughters and son-in-law, who live on the east coast. We purchased this quintessential New England farmhouse so that we could be together periodically. The house is a wonderfully, intimate house with both old and new--well preserved but modernized and updated.
Julie Swaner purchased this farmhouse in 2009
Litchfield county is the loveliest part of Connecticut with its broad fields, meadows, and rolling ridges. It has fine stone walls, perfectly-sized towns, and very interesting diverse locals which includes artists, romantics, professionals, and backwoods bubbas. This region has great restaurants, cute taverns, museums, art galleries, and the most amazing inviting winding roads. Yet, it is so close to New York or Boston.
Nearby, there is access to Lake Waramaug for swimming (CT's largest natural lake), the Appalachian Trail for hiking, the Berkshires and Tanglewood for cultural events and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Housatonic River for its fly-fishing, and extraordinary antiquing in Litchfield County. This house is nestled among mature trees and lovely grounds. There are plenty of restaurants from cheap to very expensive, there are local vineyards, farmers' markets, bakeries, art galleries, and wine stores. Step out the front door and explore a marvelous vacation opportunity.
This house is warm, beautiful and very comfortable. We had a wedding / family reunion in Warren over the weekend and we gathered from far and wide to see each other. Four of our group stayed at this property and it was wonderful. I could not recommend it more highly and would stay here again without hesitation.
We arrived all type A with many plans to hike and swim, ended up enjoying the comfort of the house, cooking, hanging out together. Switching from indoor seating for outdoor, enjoying cooking together in the very well equipped kitchen, and eating.
We did do some biking and swimming, after all.
We'll surely be back again!
This 1850s farmhouse is really lovely, spotlessly clean, and was very comfortable for the 5 of us (2 adults, 3 kids). The house and grounds are even nicer than the photos, and there were all kinds of pleasantly unexpected extra details. The master bedroom is beautiful, and the master bath is huge and fabulous. The 2 other bedrooms are also nice: one is great for 2 kids, the other pretty room, with a large queen, could easily work for a couple. In addition to the pleasant outdoor area shown in the photos, there is an outdoor table just off the kitchen, which isn't shown. The kitchen really has *everything* that a cook could possibly want, down to utensils for escargot! We had a great hike at Steep Rock (too early in the year to swim at Lake Waramaug) - be sure to stop at the nearby Pantry for picnic supplies.
This was a really wonderful, relaxing weekend at a charming, and very comfortable house!
We found Rhubarb Hill very comfortable and relaxing. Our hostess has thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. We loved the blending of old with modern conveniences.
This home is as beautiful as the pictures illustrate. We were comfortable from the moment we arrived and had everything we needed. The home is well appointed, clean and filled with all of the essentials. The location is perfect as it is near great shopping, essentials, lakes and restaurants. Neighborhood is beautiful and close to fruit picking orchards. I would highly recommend renting this charming home.
This was the perfect country home for an escape from the hustle & bustle of the City.
Highlights of the house include: the master bedroom with 4 poster bed and attached bathroom with whirlpool tub overlooking the garden, Chef's kictchen with ample space, and the stoned patio area for the BBQ (that is secluded from the road)
The property also includes beatifully landscaped flowers and shrubbery, a rustic barn and a 2nd patio area and sits just a couple minutes drive from downtown New Preston and from Lake Waramaug.
The photos of the property are completely accurate of the house and property. You really should see it for yourself to appreciate it! I would absolutely recommend this house to friends, family, etc and hope to return soon!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
|Notes||Travelers pay me by check two weeks in advance of arrival so that I can send the key.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.