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.
The original (dating to 1770) portion of the house was completely refurbished in the Fall of 2018 with new insulation, brand new windows, and central air in the upstairs bedrooms. 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 and a trundle bed (two twin beds) in an alcove, a bathroom, a second bedroom with a queen size bed. 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. Each bedroom has its own air conditioner.
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.
We will be installing a plunge pool in April of 2019. The pool is small (7' x 13') but big enough to cool off in the summer, and will be heated so as to extend the swimming season from May through September.