The SpaceYou enter the 'great room' with comfortable seating, a dining/bar top area and a full kitchen. The kitchen has a full size stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator w/ ice maker, including all dishware, glassware, silverware, cookware, utensils and appliances needed including microwave, toaster, 2 coffee makers, wine refrigerator and ice maker. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other has two twin beds. There are two large built-in draws in each room. A 'Pack and Go' is available upon request along with a portable high chair. The full bath is spacious with multiple shower heads. All linens are included for your stay. See the section on amenities for additional information. There is a table and chairs on the deck. There is an outside grill, large enclosed outside shower, ( along with inside shower). Exterior security lighting activated by motion. Keyless entry. Guest AccessGuest must be at least 25 years of age.
We usually will greet you upon arrival. We request a current photo ID to be part of your verification. Please don't use a photo of when you were an infant or in grade school :-).
There is a keyless entry and the code will be provided upon your arrival. The code is changed once you leave. We would appreciate check-in between 3pm and 8 pm. We do understand delays, so keep in touch. Just let us know if you need early access and we will try.
You have a private driveway with parking for two vehicles to the Carriage House.
Feel free to stroll across the lawn to the lake, we DO NOT provide any boats or fishing equipment. You may bring your own and launch at the public access area within walking distance, there is no fee. Enjoy the lake view from your deck and lawn chairs. Lawn games can be made available but shared with our family.
There are hiking trails within walking distance. Local grocery stores are close by.
Check out is 11:00am. Interaction with GuestsWe live on the property and will greet you. We will usually be available, or just a phone call away to assist you as needed. Continental breakfast items are provided with your stay and will be in the refrigerator for your convenience. Additional breakfast options may be available by mutual agreement. We have complied a book of "favorites" in the area. The Carriage House is 5 miles to Old Sturbridge Village, Brimfield Antiques and many other area attractions. Guest need to be 25+. Exceptions can be made with discussions. Families of all ages are welcome. The NeighborhoodThere are several hiking trails, mountain biking trails, a kayak river trail and state parks close by. Check out: (URL HIDDEN) The Quinebaug River Canoe Trail is approximately 2 miles away. The lake has a free public access boat ramp with parking less than 1/8th of a mile away within view of the Carriage House. There is fishing from 'Fishermen's Landing' a very brief 5 minute walk. Mass. fishing license required but readily available from several locations and online. List are available seasonally, of antique shows, country fairs, museums and restaurants. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. You will need a vehicle to get around. This is a 'lake' community. In the summer the population grows, with families walking and biking the rural roads. The speed limits are strictly enforced. Our police department is diligent and takes our safety seriously. Other Things to NoteA deposit is required in the amount of $250.00. The Carriage House is not handicap accessible as there are 9 steps up to the deck to enter the house. Children are welcome but the house is not childproof. There is internet which is sometimes temperamental as we are somewhat rural, also a TV, DVD, air conditioning and heat. There is no phone.
The fee is $100.00/2 people. Two additional guest (the maximum) at $25.00per person, per night. The maximum stay is 4 nights. Options may be available. There is a cleaning fee of $50.00 after the second night.
Linens are provided and personal items, soap, shampoo, etc.