Barkhamsted, CT, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Barkhamsted

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Excellent
19 reviews
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The SpaceOur newly built and comfortable home has the amazing feel of a get away retreat. It comfortably fits two and is in walking distance to Ski Sundown and the CT. Blue Ridge Hiking Trails. Enjoy a private room, gourmet kitchen and the CAFE. Kayak, Hike, Bike, Tubing all here. Adventure Cycling Association- Atlantic Coast Section 2 we are 1 mile from RT 219 on Ratlum RD. We have another listing of this one not available. www.airbnb.com/rooms/(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Take a hike during the leaf changing season and enjoy the beautiful colors of nature. It is absolutely breath taking. (Sept to Oct). During the snow season enjoy skiing and snow boarding at Ski Sundown which is in walking distance from our home. After a fun filled day of skiing enjoy a cup of hot coco or coffee by our relaxing wood burning stove. Guest Access-Your accommodations are a spacious private bedroom with a queen size bed. Private door leading to a shared full bathroom. Bedroom window shows beautiful views of the forest. -Use of fully equipped gourmet kitchen, inviting great room with many french doors that lead to an oversize deck with chairs and a table to sit, relax and enjoy your morning coffee. -Second room available with a twin bed to accommodate additional guests, at an additional cost. Interaction with GuestsWe will be present in the home during your stay and will interact with you if you like or give you as much privacy as you wish. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is quiet and I enjoy listening to the sounds of the morning birds and the river flowing behind our home. Peoples State Forest is located in the Pleasant Valley section of Barkhamsted. The forest was established in 1924 through the efforts of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The West Branch of the Farmington River, designated as a Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service, is the center point of river-based recreational activities including trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Other attractions include the 200 year old white pine picnic groves in the Matthies Grove and Whittemore Recreation Areas, over 11 miles of hiking trails, the Barkhamsted Lighthouse and other cultural and historic sites. Near by trails you can enjoy. Indian tail, Tunix trail, Ratlum mountain, lake McDonough and people state forest. Hiking can be 2 miles or 4 miles. Pack a lunch and enjoy a full day out in nature. We can drop you off and pick you up at trail locations. Getting Around-Plenty of parking space on property. -30 minutes from Bradley International Airport. Other Things to NoteWe have 2 beautiful dogs: Sage & Chachi. They do not have access to kitchen or bedroom areas. Occasionally they will bark so if you don't mind the sounds of them speaking then you will be okay here. If you would like to deepen your retreat feel you can schedule for the following: Must be scheduled 5 days in advance. 1) 90 minute evening message by a licensed message practitioner ($120.00pp) 2) Vegan or vegetarian dinner meals. ($15.00 pp daily) 3) 60 Min. Psychic medium readings. ($135.00pp) 4) 2hr guided meditation hike. Includes a packed lunch & water. ($35.00pp) 5) 60 min Quantum Light Breath session. ($35.00pp) 6) 60 min private Yoga class by a certified instructor ($80.00pp)
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Excellent
12 reviews
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The SpaceAdventure Cycling Association-Atlantic coast section 2- we are 1 mile from RT 219 at Ratlum RD. Private room with full size bed (2 guest), screen TV, wifi & shared bathroom. If this listing not available please check our other listing. Interaction with GuestsWe interact with guest as much as they want us too. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is a retreat like setting with beautiful tall trees and hiking trails close by. Homes sit on 3 acres of land so houses are far apart from each other which offer lots of privacy.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur rental guest house is an architectural masterpiece designed and painstakingly built by the acclaimed artist Richard Harden. A little over 2 hours by car from Boston and New York City, we are located in the lovely hamlet of Barkhamsted in Northwest Connecticut, one of Litchfield County’s best kept secrets. With the beautiful lake McDonough Recreational Area and the Farmington River just a stone’s throw away, our guest house is surrounded by nearly 4,000 acres of State forests, with miles of walking trails punctuated with dramatic mountain outlooks all within walking distance of the property. Air and light permeate the guest house space, which is constructed around the beams of an 18th century barn once situated on the coast of Maine. The guest house features wide floor boards, plastered walls, custom molding, oak paneling preserved from a turn-of-the century estate in Bridgeport Connecticut, and walls of mini-paned leaded glass windows composed of antique glass. Each of the windows frames a picturesque view of the stately property. The guest house inherits the main house’s architectural style and aesthetic; clean, simple, open, friendly. The kitchen is the focal point of the studio. It boasts unique hand-crafted cabinetry, granite countertops, accent lighting, and top of the line appliances. The large dining table was hewn from local timber. This is not a Bed & Breakfast, and thus there is no predetermined meal schedule to adhere to. Food-loving cook guests are free to use the kitchen to prepare their own repast at their leisure. In season, guests may pick salad from our vegetable garden, and apples and peaches from our small orchard. The master bedroom with its cathedral ceiling gives a sense of spaciousness. It features a full-sized antique brass bed and a primitive iron twin-sized bed. A day bed adorns the sitting area. The bedroom exudes comfort and warmth. The exquisitely tiled bathroom features a claw-foot tub and a pedestal sink from a bygone era. Guests can behold a breathtaking view of the pine forests while enjoying a relaxing bath in the tub. Guests with an appreciation of nature and the environment will particularly find our place worthy of a stay with us. The area is renowned for its hiking, bicycling, fly fishing for trout and kayaking on the Farmington River that flows nearby, and kayaking/canoeing/swimming on Lake McDonough. Olga and John can point you to the most scenic and exhilarating outlooks and most adventurous hiking trails, and John might be convinced to guide you to some of his favorite stretches of trout waters on the Farmington. For ski enthusiasts (like us), Ski Sundown is only 12 minutes away by car. Whether you are an advanced, intermediate or beginner skier or snowboarder, Ski Sundown has terrain to suit your needs. Set in a beautiful mountain setting, the resort boasts 100% snowmaking on every trail, with excellent grooming and reliable conditions. Ski Sundown offers day and night skiing. The Snowsports School at Ski Sundown is made up of over 200 dedicated staff members whose mission is to share their love of skiing with you and your family, and its cadre of professional ski instructors will meet the need of any level of skier through a number of lesson packages. Whatever the season, our guest house will offer you a warm welcome and a peaceful stay of quiet enjoyment. We love our charming country estate, and would love to share it with discerning travelers. Please note: Absolutely no smoking permitted on the property No Parties Maximum Capacity: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children No pets There is no air conditioning in the guest house, but Summer nights are usually cool, and the guest house is fully screened in the Summer. In Winter, it is fully and comfortably heated. Guest AccessGuest may feel free to stroll the grounds of the estate. Guests may use the picnic table and charcoal grill (seasonally). Guests may use washing machine and dryer in main house upon request. We kindly request that our guests refrain from wandering onto our neighbors property, which borders our property to the North. The property boundary is clearly delineated. If there is any doubt about the property boundary, please don't hesitate to ask us. Interaction with GuestsOur guests will have quiet enjoyment of the premises during their stay. While the owners will be present in the estate's main house, they will have little if any interaction with the guests unless desired by the guests for a particular inquiry. Olga and/or John will most likely be present during guest stays. The NeighborhoodOur property is surrounded by State and private forests. We have a small, naturally fed pond, which is full of gold fish and home to frogs and a few turtles. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, and guests should not be surprised to see whitetail deer, bobcat, turkey, many song birds, and even black bear which time to time roam the area undisturbed. We kindly request that our guests refrain from wandering onto our neighbors property, which borders our property to the North. The property boundary is clearly delineated. If there is any doubt about the property boundary, please don't hesitate to ask us. Getting AroundOf course there is no public transport. Guest have plenty of space to park a car (or two). Other Things to NoteThe Guest House has a working smoke detector and CO detector. We only accept reservations from adults 18 years and older. We are generally flexible with check-in/check-out times. In the event that there are overlapping reservations, we ask that the current guests check-out at 11:00 am. Where there are overlapping reservations, we ask that arriving guests check-in is 3:00 pm
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Excellent
12 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur cozy guest house is tucked into a secluded forest environment. White-tailed deer and wild turkey and numerous songbirds (and hummingbirds too!) are regular visitors to the property, and if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of a ghost-like bob-tailed bobcat or a black bear that inhabit the area. There's a small pond visible from the guest house that is home to hundreds of gold fish, passing ducks, a Great Blue Heron that visits from time to time, and plenty of frogs that provide endless entertainment for our children. Available year-round, each season is more spectacular than the other. The guest house is comfortably heated during Winter and cooler Autumn months. All of the many windows are screened to allow the coolness of Summer evenings and scent of Spring flowers to freshen the guest house. A cedar deck is accessed from the bedroom from where views of the surrounding nature can be enjoyed, and where the mornings coffee can be taken, a good book read…..or one written……. A little over 2 hours by car from Boston and New York City, we are located in the lovely hamlet of Barkhamsted in Northwest Connecticut, one of Litchfield County’s best kept secrets. With the beautiful lake McDonough Recreational Area and the Farmington River just a stone’s throw away, our guest house is surrounded by nearly 4,000 acres of State forests, with miles of walking trails punctuated with dramatic mountain outlooks all within walking distance of the property. Our guest house is equally suited for a couple's romantic get-away, friends gathering for a holiday together, or quality time spent with the family. Our location is very peaceful and private. Explore the woods, harvest from our organic vegetable garden (seasonal of course) or orchard, hike the surrounding forest trails, use our home as your base while you ski at SkiSundown, or simply sit on the deck and listen to the birds and crickets. The master bedroom includes a bathroom with a tub and shower, provides plenty of space for your belongings, and comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests. Children are most welcome (but no pets, please). The guest house is fully equipped with fridge, linens, and all kitchen supplies. Fast and free wireless internet included. Guest AccessDon't feel limited to the apartment and deck. Explore the gardens, fields, woods, walk up the road....whatever. Guest may feel free to stroll the grounds of the estate. Guests may use the picnic table and charcoal grill (seasonally). The Neighborhood You don't have to be that 'outdoorsy' to really enjoy this place. If you have a sturdy pair of shoes and clothing appropriate to the season, you can walk miles of quiet forest trails. Walk the roads, where there is only an occasional passing car to puncture our quiet world. A chair-and-book combination can be another good option, on the shaded deck, under the shade of an old maple tree, or by the pond. If you wish, we are available to greet you. We can offer lots of great suggestions for outdoor adventures. Getting Around We have a few Bicycles & helmets to lend and a canoe to lend if you have a rooftop rack to carry it to Lake McDonough. No public Transport. You need to have a car. Barkhamsted, (and part of our property), is surrounded by Peoples State Forest and American Legion State Forest and the watershed of Barkhamsted Reservoir, Lake McDonough, and the Farmington River. The Still River and the Farmington River join in nearby (3 miles from our house) historic Riverton, creating 4 miles of some of the best trout fishing in the United States. Indeed, fly fishing enthusiasts travel from around the country and the world over to fish this section of the river. Between Pleasant Valley and Riverton there is year-round catch and release of various species of trout. Kayaking, canoeing and tubing are popular pastimes on the Farmington River. The State Forests have many miles of hiking trails that can be enjoyed year-round for outdoor recreation. We kindly request that our guests refrain from wandering onto our neighbors property, which borders our property to the North. The property boundary is clearly delineated. If there is any doubt about the property boundary, please don't hesitate to ask us. Those visiting during the Summer months may have access to Stancliff Cove as our guests where they may bathe and frolic in the pristine waters of Lake McDonough. Interaction with GuestsWe are happy to greet guests when they arrive when we are present. When here, we are often busy in the gardens or the forest or out playing with the children. However, we are always available for guests who like to chat or need any help or info on local areas of interest. Generally we want to give guests all the personal space they seek, but we have greatly enjoyed getting to know our guests and conversing at their convenience when invited to do so. The NeighborhoodWe love the fact that we are secluded. Our guest enjoy this feature of our place perhaps the most. It's unlikely you'll ever see a neighbor to greet and chat with, which may be how you'll like it (as do we). Getting AroundA car really is necessary (or a bike at a minimum, but only if you're used to biking hills and distances. Going down is fun, but up?). There's no public transportation available in the area. In winter, a 4WD or AWD (or at least snow tires) is highly recommended. The roads around our place are regularly plowed and sanded in Winter, but it's always better to be on the safe side. Our pea-stone driveway is always kept plowed in Winter. For guests coming to us by air, car rentals are available at Bradley Airport (35 minutes away). Other Things to NoteThe American Legion and People's State Forests total 3,900 acres and are located in Barkhamsted, CT. The West Branch of the Farmington River, designated as a Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service, divides the two forests and is the center point of river-based recreational activities including trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Rugged terrain with steep, rocky hillsides typifies the remainder of the forest. Other attractions include the 200 year old white pine picnic groves in the Matthies Grove and Whittemore Recreation Areas, over 11 miles of hiking trails, the Barkhamsted Lighthouse and other cultural and historic sites. Geography: Located in the Pleasant Valley section of Barkhamsted, the initial 213 acres of People's State Forest were a gift from the American Legion in 1927, to provide citizens an example of proper forest management, as observed by U.S. soldiers throughout Europe during World War I. Recreation: The park's signature trail, the Henry Buck Trail, leads through the forest to the ruins of an old cheese box mill, climbs the cliffs, and continues down the north slope. The park offers many other hikes on its eleven miles of trails, (URL HIDDEN) as well as cycling on park roads. Seasonal interpretive programs and displays on forestry, mammals, Native American culture, and local history are based at the Stone Museum, open weekends between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. Visitors are also welcome to camp, hunt, picnic, snowshoe, cross-country ski, snowmobile, ice hike, go boating, canoeing, and kayaking, play field sports, and fish. Facilities: American Legion State Forest offers 30 campsites in a wooded setting. The camping season begins in mid-April and ends on Columbus Day. Youth group camping is available at both American Legion and Peoples State Forests. Restrooms, a seasonally-operated museum, picnic shelters, and picnic tables are also available. Other Things to Note -Stop & Shop in Winsted (8 miles), Shoprite (15 miles), Marandino's (10 miles) are the nearest grocery stores in the area (much more convenient to pick up you provisions on the way to our place). The nearest wine and spirit shops are in Winsted, New Hartford and Collinsville. -Water is from a well (regularly tested), and the water coming out of your tap is as fresh and delicious as you can find anywhere!
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    2014 Coachman Class A Bus with Bunk House, One queen Bed, One set of bunks, retractable Queen sized bed from ceiling, one jackknife couch ( bed ), full Dinnette that's turns into a bed, full kitchen, 4 televisions, refrigerator, generator, sleeps a total of 8-10 people. Full dishes , cooking utensils. Full shower and toilet. 2 slide outs , two large closets and overhead storage. Bring the fun for summer or fall. Please contact with Trip Itinerary for Destination approvals. Additional Charges apply for mileage and generator usage ( See description )