PEACEFUL COUNTRY GETAWAY- 1 HOUR NORTH OF NYC. STROLL GARDENS, FARM.

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Ilsa & Joe

Speaks english, german, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PEACEFUL COUNTRY GETAWAY- 1 HOUR NORTH OF NYC. STROLL GARDENS, FARM.

Ridgefield Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom guest house in Ridgefield,CT - at Garden of Ideas

Beautifully furnished two-story guest house in the Garden of Ideas, an 8 acre oasis in Fairfield County. Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield Playhouse, Weir Farm National Park, a charming Main Street--these wonderful attractions and more are in town. Just one hour north of NYC.

The guest house is approximately 1000 square feet with an open floor plan. It is bright and airy with window views of the lovely expansive grounds.

First floor is living space, kitchen and half bath. There is a wood stove (actually propane-fueled on thermostat) to provide warmth & ambiance. It's nice and toasty. Kitchen is brand new and well-appointed. There is a library of horticultural/gardening books and a selection of board games. There is no tv, but there is wireless. Linens are provided. Kitchen is equipped. Guests should bring foodstuffs other than coffee/tea/sweeteners/creamer, salt&pepper, olive oil, vinegar.

Second floor is large bedroom (queen bed) with full bath. The bedroom is spacious enough to accommodate setup of our queen size inflatable air mattress or pack and play for additional guests. Note: there is an additional charge for more that 2 guests.

The Garden of ideas is a ornamental stroll garden and farm. You can relax in the gardens, utilize our plant library to learn about vegetables or ornamental plants, birdwatch (wood ducks, great blue herons, kingfishers, yellow warblers, baltimore orioles and more). Your kids can play in the sandbox while you chat with the locals. On lovely weather days -- especially on weekends--there may be other unobtrusive visitors to the grounds; this is not a destination with total seclusion.

Cook for yourself using some of our local produce (available seasonally) or dine at one of many great local restaurants.

A car is useful to travel three miles to village. If you don't plan to leave the property, it's possible to get here by train/taxi (ask us how).

Points of interest within an hour's drive:

Dia Museum in Beacon, NY

Storm King Art Center in NY

Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery - anyone can visit!

Pepsico Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Park Purchase, NY

SUNY-Purchase

Poughkeepsie Walkway over the Hudson

Normal check out is 11am, but we can sometimes offer a stay late option until 4pm - for $75.

Daily: $200 plus CT sales tax**

Weekly: $1200 plus CT sales tax**

Monthly: $3500 plus CT sales tax**

**These rates are for two guests.

**Each additional guest = $20/night

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ilsa & Joe

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Speaks english, german, spanish

We make our living as farmers and landscape designers. Quality of life is very important to us. We love art, design, good food, and interesting people. - owners Joe Keller & Ilsa Svendsen

Ilsa & Joe purchased this farmhouse in 1970

This is a family compound with three generations living on site. Joe grew up on the property.

Our grounds are an oasis of beauty and species diversity in the heart of suburban sprawl. Our stroll gardens are home to abundant bird life and plant species. The guest house has been tastefully furnished to offer you a place to restore yourself or reconnect with family and friends.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Peaceful country getaway- 1 hour north of NYC. Stroll gardens, farm.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Peaceful country getaway- 1 hour north of NYC. Stroll gardens, farm.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3485851
Ridgefield Fairfield County
5

Gorgeous early spring break!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My boyfriend and I had a great stay at the Garden of Ideas. It was still a bit cold to fully appreciate all the outdoor wonders this place has to offer, but we definitely got a taste of it by watching the beautiful water birds on the marsh, walking the lovely footpath bridge, and finding sculpture heads nestled in the melting snow. The house was perfectly decorated, and very warm and cozy. It had everything we needed for our short stay and more. Loved the Keurig coffee maker - great touch. The only thing I would say is I think the living room furniture could be a bit more comfortable as there wasn't really a good place for us to cozy up in front of the fire. However, we loved hanging out on the extremely comfy bed and playing the acoustic guitar which is left out for guests. All in all, a truly delightful trip to Ridgefield.
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Peaceful country getaway- 1 hour north of NYC. Stroll gardens, farm.
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Ridgefield Fairfield County
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Absolute perfection

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We'll be back!
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Peaceful country getaway- 1 hour north of NYC. Stroll gardens, farm.
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Ridgefield Fairfield County
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A truly special place

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Magical grounds. We enjoyed listening to the frogs.
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Peaceful country getaway- 1 hour north of NYC. Stroll gardens, farm.
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Ridgefield Fairfield County
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Breathtakingly beautiful!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We got engaged during our stay.
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Peaceful country getaway- 1 hour north of NYC. Stroll gardens, farm.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3485851
Ridgefield Fairfield County
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Special details

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
What a lovely atmosphere they have created here, down to the last detail!!
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Ridgefield Playhouse
Bernard's
Sarah's Wine Bar, Upstairs @ Bernard's
Luc's Cafe
109 Cheese & Wine
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Katonah Museum of Art
Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe
Weir Farm National Historic Site
ridgefield hiking trails
Walkway Over the Hudson
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Thali
Silvermine Arts Center
Saltana Cave, LLC
Chuang Yen Monastery
Vox
little pub
PepsiCo Inc.
Storm King Art Center
Dia:Beacon
Ancient Mariner Restaurant
"looking for a late night bar, this is your option"
Cutting Board Cafe
Steve's Bagels & Cafe
Winter Garden Ice Arena
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
White Plains, NY
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Metro North - Harlem line (Purdy's Station)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
close to I-684 in NY & i-84 in CT
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Great Pond - fresh water pond/beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
121 Bar & Restaurant North Salem, NY
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Thunder Ridge Patterson, NY
Nearest Golf
3.7 Miles
Ridgefield Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
many in village of Ridgefield & North Salem, NY
Car: recommended

Our guest house is located in a ten-acre garden/farm oasis in one of Fairfield County's most charming towns -- just one hour north of NYC.

You can stay on the property to connect with nature, birdwatch, read and cook with fresh local farm products from our on-site farm stand. And you might travel downtown (3 miles) to dine in great restaurants, walk the picturesque Main Street, shop, wander through the Aldrich Museum or see a show at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Or how about touring Weir Farm or Keeler Tavern, national historic sites?

The area also affords many opportunities to golf, horseback ride, and hike.

A great getaway!

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Availability & Rates

Ridgefield Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $300.00
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Amenities

Ridgefield Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Rustic
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Farm Holidays
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath - toilet , on first floor
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , on second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , also available: air mattress, pack and play
  • Large bright open bedroom on second floor. Room for air mattress on floor.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • equestrian events
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