YANKEE MAGAZINE, 'BEST OF NEW ENGLAND' 'BEST HILLTOP COTTAGE'

Maryan Muthersbaugh

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Maryan Muthersbaugh

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YANKEE MAGAZINE, 'BEST OF NEW ENGLAND' 'BEST HILLTOP COTTAGE'

Haddam Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Awarded Yankee Magazine's 'Best of New England', 'Best Hilltop Cottage' in 2012, this private, secluded and romantic getaway is perfect for two or four people.

Built in the early 1930's by a famous novelist and completely renovated and enlarged in 2010, the approximately 800 sq. ft. 'Laurel Cottage' includes a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with double pedestal bathtub and a large subway tiled shower. A cozy double brass bed in the Great Room with a view of the stone gas fireplace set in a beautiful wood paneled wall, and a luxurious pull-out queen size bed on the all season sunroom, accommodates four comfortably and two indulgently.

The views from the sunroom across the Connecticut River are spectacular in any season.

Completely furnished with Mission and Arts and Crafts style antiques of the early 1900's with William Morris reproduction wallpapers, the cottage is truly a spectacular destination for discerning travelers.

Located on a bluff above the Connecticut River, the cottage is private and ultimately romantic in any season. Sit in front of the glow of the stone fireplace, take a luxurious bubble bath for two in the double pedestal tub, cook a special breakfast or dinner for two in the charming fully appointed kitchen, or just sip champagne and enjoy the views. It is your private retreat.

Your special stay starts with a walk down the pine needle path through a stand of tall pines and into a clearing surrounded by Mountain Laurel. A walk across the granite patio provides you with a sweeping view of the Connecticut River Valley that the Nature Conservancy calls, 'One of the last great places on earth.'

ENTRY HALL:

Step into the inviting entry hall that contains glowing wood paneling, book shelves and an antique buffet.

KITCHEN:

To your left, through a 1920's Belgian antique stained glass door, is the fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, oven/range, coffee maker and toaster oven. All dishes, utensils and linens are included.

GREAT ROOM (BEDROOM):

To the right of the entry hall takes you into the 'Great Room', with wood paneled fireplace wall, antique light fixtures, antique wide board floor, a cozy double brass bed and a dining table for four. A comfortable seating area in front of the gas log fireplace includes two chairs and a loveseat with coffee table. A period armoire holds a CD/Cassette/FM radio stereo system for your enjoyment.

SUNROOM:

From the Great Room, step through French doors into the Sunroom, which contains High Definition, wide screen satellite television, a queen size pull out sofa bed (with special ten inch thick mattress for supreme comfort), antique wood floor, and an antique enameled table with four chairs. The room has windows on three sides with panoramic views of the hills and river valley.

From its perch high up on a bluff it has been described as, 'Feeling like you're in a tree house looking down on everything'. Eat breakfast or have your morning coffee looking out over the hillside.

Although fully air conditioned, there is also a ceiling fan and the windows on three walls can be opened to catch the breezes.

BATHROOM:

Off of the Great Room is the bathroom, with wood wainscoting and William Morris reproduction wallpaper and antique wood floor (that also contains radiant heating).

A beautiful double shower with subway tile and copper glass tile accents adorns the bathroom as does a double pedestal soaking tub where you can relax and soak while you look out at the beautiful hills and river.

GRANITE STONE PATIO:

You can also enjoy al fresco dining on the spacious stone patio taking in the views of the state park and the hills across the Connecticut River. A gas cooker set in the 1930's stone fireplace on the patio provides you with wonderul dining options. The farm stand within walking distance also provides fresh vegetables in spring, summer and fall.

An Adirondak style picnic table that seats eight comfortably and has an umbrella to shade the sun graces the patio as does an Adirondak chair for two where you can watch the sun come up over the river or just relax.

The cottage contains dressers and closets to store your belongings and bed linens are provided. The cottage has central heating and air conditioning and has wireless internet (wifi) throughout.

ADDITIONAL AMMENITIES:

In addition to all the above, for an additional charge we can also arrange for on-site massage and laundry and maid service.

Restaurants, theaters, spas, farm markets, museums, art galleries, bird watching, hiking, kayaking, water sports, golfing, ice skating, biking and points of interest abound in this area of the Connecticut River Valley.

Complimentary parking is provided on the grounds.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Maryan Muthersbaugh

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Jeff owns a Retained Executive Recruiting firm and places top executives for international clients. He is also past Chairman of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and a former Press Secretary and aide for a U.S. Congressman.

Maryan operates the Nehemiah Brainerd House Bed & Breakfast and Laurel Cottage. Formerly a Human Resources Director for a chemical company for 28 years she and Jeff have restored the Nehemiah Brainerd House, the Laurel Cottage and a 1791 central chimney colonial home in Bethel, CT.

Jeff and Maryan enjoy traveling, antiques, restoration, architecture and fun conversation with their B&B guests.

Maryan Muthersbaugh purchased this cottage in 2002

We both feel that the Connecticut River Valley, and Haddam in particular, offer the best of nature, along with the arts, theater, history, great restaurants, sight seeing, activities for the sports minded and all that makes Connecticut a fabulous place to live and visit.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Yankee Magazine, 'Best of New England' 'Best Hilltop Cottage'
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Yankee Magazine, 'Best of New England' 'Best Hilltop Cottage'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p976029
+1 860 345-8605
Haddam Central Connecticut
Cobleskill, New York
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25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5
The Laurel Cottage is a wonderful and cozy place to rest and relax. We were more than pleased with the layout of the cottage. The amazing views were enjoyed from every room as well as the outdoor patio. Jeff & Maryan made us both feel very welcome. We look forward to our next visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our charming guests for the lovely review of our Laurel Cottage guest house. So glad they chose to celebrate their special wedding anniversary in this private and romantic spot. It is always rewarding to us to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay. And, yes, the views are wonderful, especially enjoying that very early morning coffee on the patio while watching the mist rise off the river.
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Car: necessary

Experience nature and a multitude of outdoor activities all within minutes of the Laurel Cottage such as hiking, golfing, horseback riding, skiing, bicycling, zip lines, swimming, birdwatching, cross country skiing, ice skating, fishing, boating, kayaking, eagle watching, river cruises, canoeing, beaches, and farms with seasonal pick-your-own berries, pumpkins and apples. This is an eco tourism area that the Nature Conservancy calls 'one of the last great places.' And don't miss the area's Fall Foliage including the incredible panorama from the windows of the Laurel Cottage!

The area is also famous for theater and art. The internationally acclaimed Goodspeed Opera House has the best in Broadway musicals in addition to the Norma Terris Theater and the famous Ivoryton Playhouse which is the oldest summer theater in the country having featured many famous actors of the past such as Katherine Hepburn. Go back in time and take a ride on the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat riding the rails through the charming river towns making your way back gliding on the Connecticut River on an old fashioned riverboat.

Fabulous restaurants abound from steak to sushi including farm markets within walking distance for fresh produce should you wish to cook in. Outlet shopping, antiquing, museums, charming historic river towns, wine trails, gardens and horticultural pursuits, the list goes on and on. Everything New England is here in this beautiful and historic part of Connecticut. Nature, Culture and History come together here!

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Availability & Rates

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Haddam Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,575
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

rate per 3rd guest per night $35.00 + Tax
rate per 4th guest per night $35.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes The charge of $300 plus tax per night is based on double occupancy. An additional charge of $35 per guest per night plus tax applies for third and fourth guests. A one time charge of $25 plus tax will apply to set up the queen sofa bed.
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Amenities

Haddam Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Stunning bathroom has a gleaming wood floor and paneling plus reproduction William Morris wallpaper. The double size walk in shower has a frameless glass door with white subway tile interspersed with beautiful copper colored glass tiles. In addition to the large shower is a fabulous double size bathtub for the utlitmate bubble bath. A sink with large granite counter and toilet complete the room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , special comfy mattress
  • Brass full size bed in the romantic Great Room is outfitted with cozy pillows and quilts and surrounded by glowing wood panelling, antiques and a gas stone fireplace. Comfy cozy pull-out queen wicker sofa bed in the all-season porch is surrounded by large windows for stunning views across the river to the hills beyond and includes a private door to the expansive stone patio.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Golf Cart
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
Notes:
Double pedestal tub, double shower Gas Fireplace in bedroom/great room Wood floors Stone patio Views of the Connecticut River and beyond Central air and heat plus ceiling fan and radiant floor heat Fully equipped kitchen Furnished with Antiques Private and romantic spot Perfect for Honeymooners Perfect for Girls' Weekends
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