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Sharon Country Estate On 300 Acres With 100 Mile Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Stay in Sharon on a beautiful country estate set on 300 acres land near one of the highest points in Connecticut that is surrounded by 2000 acres set aside as a Natural Wildlife Sanctuary. Easy access from Connecticut State Highway 4.

Home was custom built by the family in the mid 80's. The kitchen windows bring in miles of beautiful hills side views and the wall to wall, hand crafted cabinets make for spacious storage. The 2 fireplaces lend this spacious home a true touch of class. Also on the first floor are two comfortable sized bedrooms,(master w/full bath), 2nd full bath down the hall, family room, guest living room, laundry room, linen closet, and dining room. Third larger bedroom of the three located upstairs, ...all furnished with a queen sized bed. Total square footage of this home is 3600 square feet; plus a three-car garage. Garage has openers with remote.

Fully-equipped kitchen with a spacious adjoining dining room. Formal Living room. Satellite TV included.

A 40' long sun-room with floor to ceiling windows graces the western facing side of the home with incomparable views across to New York State.

The Metro-North Railroad in Wassaic is 15 minutes away.

The home is approached by a circular driveway with turn-off to the garage; perfect for entertaining.

Take the location and the home together...and you have a one-of-a-kind property that will not disappoint.

Want to enjoy one of the on-going activities on the beautiful Sharon Green? Turn left out of your driveway and drive 3.6 miles.

Want to have lunch on the Housatonic River in West Cornwall? Turn right out of your driveway and drive 4.4 miles.

The Housatonic River runs north to south next door through the towns of Falls Village, West Cornwall and Cornwall Bridge, for fly fishing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing. Nearby Sheffield, MA is home to Bartholomewâs Cobble, 329 acres of challenging hikes with a 1000 foot rise.

If your interests are hiking, biking, water sports or picnicking, the Appalachian Trail crosses CT4 just a mile or so from your driveway. Sharon is also home to the Sharon Audubon Center and the Miles Wildlife Sanctuary, with miles of trails, animal rehabilitation facility , visitor center and nature store.

Find first-rate chamber music at the nearby Norfolk Festival, or the oldest chamber orchestra venue in the nation at Music Mountain in Falls Village, Find summer musical theater in right in Sharon, where TriArts makes its home in the historic Sharon Playhouse (see

Within easy driving distance are a host of nationally renowned cultural offerings, including Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, the Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare & Co., Barrington Stage, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum, the Willamstown Theater, MassMoca, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, The FDR Library and home in Hyde Park, NY and the Vanderbilt Mansion.

The Hotchkiss School is 13 minutes away; driving north thru Sharon to the town of Lakeville.

Ski areas within a half-hour drive include Butternut in Gt.Barrington, MA., Catamount in So. Egremont, Ma. and Mohawk Mt. in Cornwall. For sportscar fans, Lime Rock Park is one of the finest small raceways in the country; and the home of the famous Skip Barber Racing School as well.

Closer to home is the Ellsworth Stone Farm....a working thoroughbred horse breeding and training facility. It's right on the estate....tucked away at a remote location. If horses and horse-farms pique your interest....feel free to ask for a tour! Visitors are always welcome. Visit the farm's website here:



Imagine a beautifully appointed home close to everything wonderful! You can find a new & different adventure each day of your visit; OR you can do nothing & NEVER feel guilty.

The owners are always nearby; happy to help with questions or special requests.

More Details

Property Manager
Gary Olsen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Gary Olsen

My family has lived in Sharon for 4 generations. This has always been...and always will home.

Gary Olsen purchased this house in 1989

Why Gary Olsen chose Sharon

My family selected this mountaintop for a home site. I believe it represents the very best location in the area.

What makes this house unique

The unique combination of the home itself and the location. Just a short drive from New York City.....yet it offers a true New England experience. This property is also the main residence for Thee Ellsworth Manor; an elegant wedding and event venue. You can visit our venue's website at


Sharon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with adjoining Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Downstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Spacious upstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Sharon Connecticut is less than 100 Miles from Times Square.


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Sharon Country Estate On 300 Acres With 100 Mile Views
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Girls Get Away

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I surprised our mother with a get away for her 91st birthday. Our choice of this house was the perfect one! The house is as beautiful as it is pictured and the views are really breathtaking. Gary could not have been more accommodating and he was available if we needed anything at all. This is the ideal place to come to for relaxation, exploring the area and doing some sightseeing. We would not hesitate to return here at all. Thank you, Gary!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

A spectacular view, but the horrific house keeping made this location a MUST to avoid

  • 1 of 5

Great views of the property during the day light hours, but the conditions inside the house were horrific. Dust and cobwebs accumulated everywhere, mold on the side of the toilet in one bathroom, difficult to regulate water temperature in the showers, and NO internet connectivity. One setting for clothes washing and drying, not acceptable if doing delicate clothes. The kitchen was dated and only three of the four burners functioned. No working light over the cooking area.

Light bulbs were broken or burned out, screens had fallen off storm doors. Maintenance inside the house was horrible, mice droppings completely surrounded the mantel piece and could be found elsewhere in the house. Newspapers from June 2017 were on the tables; who does the cleaning? The owner is not getting what we are paying for.

The TV's were of old tube, analog vintage. NOTHING in this house is up to date.

At the time of booking I was excited about this location and looked forward to our arrival. Minutes after we arrived, the luster was gone and we suffered through the rental term, looking forward to moving on.

I am filing a property complaint with VRBO and will be seeking either a complete refund or some reduction in our fees paid due to the unacceptable conditions encountered.

I cannot and will not recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Beautiful setting & fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the last weekend here for an old friends re-union. The setting was serene and exceeded all our expectations. The house was very well kept and cozy. Even though the weather wasn't cooperating, we still made a couple of trips up to the wedding site/hilltop where we had a full views of foliage. Gary was very polite and easy to work with in booking the house. It was very informal and no frill. We'd def book again if/when we come back out to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely house in an amazing setting

Can't recommend it highly enough, will definitely try to go back again

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rockville Centre, NY

Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

For my mom's 91st birthday, myself and my three sisters took our mom away for a girls weekend. We had the best time ever. The house is beautiful and was absolutely perfect for all of us. There was nothing we had to bring other than ourselves and our personal belongings. The owner is extremely friendly and very accommodating. We definitely want to return here again and would highly recommend this lovely home to anyone considering a get-away trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Ellsworth Manor is a true gem.

  • 4 of 5

This 3 bedroom/3 bath house offers plenty of space and is an ideal spot for everything from a weekend getaway to a beautiful wedding. In addition to its size the home is also beautiful. The bedrooms are comfortable (one of the beds is very firm). If I had to nit pick I would say the kitchen is slightly under supplied, the living room furniture is dated and as such isn't super comfortable for lounging. That's okay though because the property is so beautiful you wont find yourself lounging inside all that much.

The property is huge and gorgeous. A small walk from the house leads to the "Wedding Site" overlooking miles of nature, mountains, and beautiful sunsets. Even closer to the house is a small hidden trail that leads to a few chairs overlooking small rock cliffs and the property leading up to the "wedding site". Its a perfect spot for morning coffee and reflection. The property has so much more to offer then I can write in this review. The owner is very proud of their property and is willing to show you all it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks CT
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Silo Ridge Country Club, Amenia NY
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Metro North Commuter Line, Wassaic NY
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Connecticut State Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Stacked Kitchen, Sharon CT
Car: necessary

Quiet enjoyment at its best. Most people; once they arrive at this special place and explore all that it has to offer....feel little desire to leave.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning (up to 6) $80
Tax Rate 6.35%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Base charges are for 2 people. Feel free to inquire regarding rates for stays longer than one month. Cleaning charges apply to standard cleaning; additional cleaning charges will apply if conditions warrant. Damage Protection Insurance is available in lieu of Damage Protection Deposit. Ask owner for details and availability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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