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1770 Colonial 5 Bedrooms 4 1/2 Baths Sleeps 9

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Smith Tavern is a 1770 Colonial With Exquisite Interior Details.

This former tavern retains a lot of colonial-era charm and is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. It remains a great home to entertain guests or to be by yourself to enjoy the solitude of the surrounding countryside. There is a Master Bedroom suite in the upstairs or the original portion of the house consisting of the Master bedroom with its own fireplace, a bathroom, an office/den, a dressing room and a walk through closet. The living space consists of a formal living room with a fireplace, a TV area with its own fireplace, a dining room with beautiful wood panelled walls and wide plank flooring and a fireplace, and a kitchen with an eat in dining area. There is an authentic New England colonial feeling as little has been changed in the main living space (wood beams, fireplaces, etc).

Adjacent to the kitchen is a newer bedroom wing consisting of a master bedroom and bath, and two smaller single bedroom, each with private bath. There is also a powder room off the main entrance hallway.

The house has two decks, one on the eastern portion of the house overlooking a private pond, and a more secluded and larger deck on the western side of the house that features gorgeous sunset views over a hayfield ridge. Smith Tavern is approximately 2900 square feet.

The house is located in the middle of a 700-acre estate which features two private lakes (one better for boating, one better for swimming). There are miles of hiking trails located in quiet forest. There is also a working farm which produces Grassfed Beef as well as naturally raised pork and poultry. For an added fee, guests can arrange some time working on the farm (contact us for details). The house is also near the well-known Litchfield Daffodils, a twelve-acre planting of narcissus which bloom each Spring and attract admirers from near and far.

There is no air conditioning in the house, aside from in the Master Bedroom. The other bedrooms have fans. We find it's not necessary to have AC as most summer nights are cool in Litchfield and the house is naturally cool in the interior on hot afternoons.

More Details

Property Manager
Allegra Morosani
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017


Litchfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Wing Single - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite
    Off Back Deck - toilet , combination tub/shower , across hallway
    Hallway Lavatory - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstairs Office - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
    Downstairs Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Wing Single - 1 twin/ single
    Off back deck - 2 twin/ single , Trundle beds
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bathroom across hallway
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Private Lake with swimming beach across the road. There is a second private lake with boats a ten minute walk down the road or through some very pretty fields. There are also miles of private hiking trails.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

1770 Colonial 5 Bedrooms 4 1/2 Baths Sleeps 9
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Griswold, CT

Beautiful, comfortable home in wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We held a cousin's reunion at Smith tavern, six women who grew up together spent the weekend. This house was cozy, clean, comfortable and a perfect place to gather and visit. We sat on all three decks, played board games in the dining room, and had long, late night visits in the lovely parlor. Each bedroom, even those not pictured were clean, pretty and very comfortable. The kitchen was more than sufficient. Working with John through the rental was a pleasure and his son, Dan, who greeted us, was very gracious. If I am ever in the lovely Litchfield area again this is where I would stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house and beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our three night stay in July very much. We had two families with teenage children, 9 total. The house is larger than it may appear and is a true former tavern but nicely decorated and equipped. This is a beautiful part of Connecticut with rolling hills and the house has a nice open view of pastures and sunsets. We would like to go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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NYC and Goshen CT

A quiet homey well maintained historic home

  • 5 of 5

Wide plank floors and comfortable furnishings in a beautiful setting make Smith Tavern a perfect retreat vacation location .

The large living room, kitchen and deck with grill are nicely appointed and encourage socializing. The bedrooms comfortable and cozy.

John, the owner, who sells high quality grass fed beef from his windmill down the road on Sundays, lives next door and was friendly and attentive to our needs.

We were renting Skybarn and Smith Tavern from John for our 42nd college reunion so meals and socializing took place at Skybarn with Smith Tavern used primarily as sleeping quarters.

Those staying at Smith Tavern gathered on the deck with coffee each morning to enjoy the beauty and peaceful calm of the Litchfield hills, with the added charm of cattle in a nearby field. Blessed with perfect warm days and cool nights, we really enjoyed our stay at Smith Tavern.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and clean house, beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Six adults and 2 small children stayed in the house, all guests for our daughter's wedding weekend in Litchfield. Our guests told us that the rental was spacious with lovely views. They could not have been happier. The listing was accurate regarding details. The house was clean and well-maintained. The owner was very solicitous. And we would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for wedding pictures

  • 5 of 5

Clean plenty of different spaces to hang gorgeous view cool place

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

John's property was beyond our expectations. There is a lot more to this place than from the picts. The land is beautiful and the house is spacious, clean, charming. We were a group of 8 and all fit comfortably. The kitchen was great for cooking and we spent the whole morning in the breakfast nook surrounded by the rising sun. Really pretty. The house is a great value and we look forward to visiting in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a good time. Please come enjoy our property again. John
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Rates & Availability

Litchfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 26 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable Cleaning $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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