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John Morosani

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian

Spacious Restored Barn on 700 acre Estate with Magnficent Views

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Litchfield County Barn Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 6 baths, sleeps no more than 12

Large 6000 square foot living space in restored barn. If you like open, airy loft living, this is your property in the country. 2 large master bedrooms, one with Jacuzzi, 1 smaller bedroom and 3 unique bedroom/baths each located in a converted silo. Large kitchen with professional appliances, dining area, fireplace area, living room. 600 square foot deck overlooks a 24 acre private lake. Gunite pool. The property has many trails for hiking, and there is the opportunity (under a separate arrangement) to participate in a working cattle ranch featuring grass fed beef.

Located 5 miles from the Town of Litchfield, the property is in a very private area and is surrounded by 2000 protected acres of the Waterbury Water Company. Litchfield is a short drive away and features numerous bars and restaurants, museums, nature preserves, antique shops and general sight seeing opportunities.

This is the perfect spot to go with family and friends to enjoy the country and bask in the outdoors or inside the spacious barn.

Although the barn sleeps 12 people, we are not looking to rent to a large group of unrelated people-ie a 'share' type situation or a party house. The person who is contracting to rent the property must be at least 27 years old.

The barn is located on a 700 acre estate/working farm. We raise grass fed beef, and pastured pork and poultry. For an additional fee, we can offer a farm experience depending on the season at an extra cost to be determined by the type of experience desired and the number of people involved.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Morosani (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian

Reviews

4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

Spacious Restored Barn on 700 acre Estate with Magnficent Views
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
5

Huge space, full of charm

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting the barn for a few years now. We love the house and in particular the large space it offers and great comfort it offers , especially coming from New York and being a large group with several children. John, the owner is very accommodating and always ensure our stay is perfect, which we appreciate a lot each time we rent the house. Again thank you John!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location with a unique character filled facility

  • 5 of 5

The clever conversion of two silos to 3 bedrooms with their own bathrooms is just part of the charm and character of this unique property.

The main barn/house is a spacious meeting dining space with sophisticated rustic charm. The glass walled/curtained end of the downstairs living room/dining area opens onto a big deck that faces out on the swimming pool, field, pond and sunset facing west view of the Litchfield hills.

This conversion was done a while ago so there is a weathered patina on the deck, some of the windows are balky and the big restaurant quality cook stove's pilot light is finicky but these were minor issues for us as the facility itself is well appointed and maintained by John, its owner, who made himself available and was attentive to our needs.

If you're looking for corporate event perfection this is not your choice. If you appreciate a family owned and maintained unique setting with character and charm this may exceed your expectations. For a group retreat/reunion or family vacation Skybarn checks all the boxes.

We were celebrating our 42nd college reunion and half of our group stayed at Skybarn with the other half at Smith Tavern down the road, also owned by John.

Skybarn was the perfect peaceful spacious setting for our group. The wifi facilitated Skyping in with west coast classmates who couldn't make it east for our gathering. The big kitchen cook stove and gas grill by the kitchen door allowed easy preparation of large group dinners.

My wife had a writers group gathering here last winter and suggested it as a perfect reunion location. She was right. :-)

We all agreed it was one of the nicest reunions we'd ever had.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

A group of ten of us went up and had a terrific time. There is so much space for everyone to spread out, enjoying the deck and huge living room. We enjoyed walking around the pond and taking the canoe out for a glide. The bedrooms did the job, and the check in/check out procedures were very easy.

It was a surprisingly hot September weekend and we would have enjoyed taking a dip, but the pool filtration system was not working which was too bad. The sunsets were breathtaking - a perfect spot place to relax, enjoy good wine and good friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: the pool filtration was working, it's just that we lower the times it's on as we get into September. The water was perfectly OK for swimming. But in any case, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again. John
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Relaxing and Spacious

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a week in CT for my son's wedding. 12 of us stayed in the rental property. We found it to be a bit rustic (which made it comfortable for us). The living room and dining room(s) were extra spacious - allowing us to spread out and enjoy ourselves. We made use of the fireplace several times which was wonderful!! Just wish the weather had been a bit warmer so that we could have enjoyed the pool!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

New England Charm

  • 4 of 5

We were concerned after reading a negative review after we had already booked the house to come together with old friends from out of state. However, the house was a good match for us. What the photos didn't truly show is the expansiveness and comfort of the main floor... especially the view. We worked well in the kitchen and dining together was quite roomy, making it a pleasant time for us chatting and catching up. It was close to the town of Litchfield where we took in the sites and New England charm. The weather was warm and we enjoyed sitting on the deck and being pool side.

We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. John
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5

Our best rental for a week end out of New York

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth week end spent at the Barn in two years. We are a large group of friends with kids and this is the perfect place for us. The Barn is very spacious and full of charm. The outdoor terrace is perfect for long lunches and the living room/ dining room is so huge that everyone has his own space. The owner is very accommodating and always ensures that we are spending a good time. It is a pleasure to spend a week end there and will continue to do so several times a year. Last but not least, the owner owns a beef cattle and the meat is excellent!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maybe the most fun being a host is having returning guests, especially ones who are as easy to host as Romane and friends,
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
at the Corner
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Bridgeport/ ort Jefferson
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Stony Brook Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Waterbury
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 8
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
West Street Grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Nystrom's Pond

Litchfield, CT was an important, historically significant Colonial town, once the 2nd biggest in Connecticut. Beautiful Colonial houses line North and South Streets. Local activities include walks/mountain bike rides in the 3000 acre White Memorial Foundation land as well as informative visits to the Litchfield Historical Society.

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Rates & Availability

Litchfield Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 14 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
$11,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,250
Flat fee
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$750
$2,800
$6,000
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$675
$2,500
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
$6,000
 
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$675
$2,500
$3,500
 
 
Xmas NY
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99

We are open to the idea of special events-weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays. We do not do prom parties or events that are predominately for people under the age of 21. The person who actually rents the property needs to be at least 27 years old. If your event will include more than 20 people (the Barn only sleeps 12), you will need to contact us to go over event pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Litchfield County Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Skylight
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upper Silo
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Middle Silo
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Bottom Silo
  • Linens and towels are included. Master Baedroom 1, Master Bedroom 2, Guest Room, and Upper Silo have airconditioners.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
Notes:
We will consider the possibility of hosting small indoor events with 50 or fewer people attending. We will not host outdoor weddings or parties. Please contact us with details of your plans and we will let you know if the site would be appropriate. The property is located on a 700 acre working farm where grass fed Angus are raised along with pigs and chickens. For an additional fee we can arrange you to work with the farmers as they move the grass fed herd from pasture to pasture and help feed the pigs and chickens.

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