The SpaceA large bright studio apartment with beautiful wood floors, a full bath with shower and a galley kitchen equipped with a small fridge and stove. The decor is classic elegance with modern simplicity and chic/eco-conscious.
Additional amenities include: organic cotton sheets + towels as well as hypoallergenic pillows. Imported linen hand screened designer pillows decorate the room, along with original watercolor paintings.
Located in a breathtaking area, Granby is noted for its working farms and horse friendly community. Our beautiful rural character is rooted in the New England agriculture tradition. We feature a variety of 24 unique, small working farms, fruit orchards and dairy farms that shouldn't be missed.
*During the spring/summer months, the suite is shaded by beautiful large maple trees, which keep it naturally cool.
*All cleaning products (dish soap, shampoo etc.) are organic. Guest AccessPrivate, with own entrance. Interaction with GuestsWe will greet you upon arrival and available if you need us. The NeighborhoodEnjoy a peaceful stay in a majestic center chimney 1789 colonial, surrounded by beautiful gardens and exterior spaces. Gorgeous wide American chestnut and pine floors throughout, along with beautiful hand planed mantel and raised panel walls extend the entire length of the suite.
Nestled in the hills of the Historic District of West Granby Connecticut , we are minutes from farmers markets, the famous "garlic farm", horse farms...and (we think) the best hiking in Connecticut and the Berkshires.
In addition, we are located a 2 hour drive from Boston and 2.25 to NYC, and one hour from the Connecticut shoreline.
Suitable for one person, or couple. Getting AroundThis is a great place to bike, or hike, but we suggest you have/rent a car. Other Things to NoteWe are a cozy place to stay/ home base for apple, and berry-pickers, farmers market lovers, hikers and bikers.
Local attractions include (please see guidebook):
Not all listed link/shows in the guidebook, so I have included many additional favorites below:
:: The Garlic Farm (a five minute walk)
a noted CT farm that grows a special "Hard neck German" garlic
:: Bushy Hill Orchard (10 minute drive)
a fabulous bakery with seasonal produce, berries and pick your own peaches and apples.
:: The Lost Acres Vineyard
Hand crafted fine wines and tastings.
:: Lost Acres Orchard
Pick your own apples, plus seasonal "farm kitchen" with fresh baked goods and soups.
Mclean Game Refuge
The Granby Land Trust
Enders State Forest
Talcott Mountain State Park/Hueblein Tower
The "Rails to Trails" system which takes you for miles from CT to MA and beyond
:: Boat Rentals & Swimming
Barkhamsted Reservoir has a "secret" public beach (Lake McDonough).
Kayak and Canoe Rentals at Collinsville Kayak and Canoe Company, or Barkhamsted Reservoir Rental area.
We have some of the best fly fishing in the area along the Salmon Brook (within minutes from the apartment), or the Connecticut River at various locations. The Department of Environmental Protection stocks the Salmon Brook with Trout in the spring and you will find the "fish release" information/map on their website.
:: Day trips
-The Litchfield Hills
Quaint village with shopping, art galleries, cafe's and pubs. You will also find the famous, White Flower Farm here.
Scenic drive, art galleries and more.
-Connecticut Art Trail
Seventeen world-class museums and historic sites from bucolic farms, art studios and former artists' boarding houses to grand and modern art museums in vibrant downtowns.
:: Longer excursions:
Northampton, Amherst , Great Barrington, Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow for music and dance in MA.
:: Fall Foliage (Late September- Early October)
You will find some of the best fall foliage, just from the window of our suite. The hiking and biking trails are spectacular this time of year, along with the local bakeries and restaurant serving fresh apple cider donuts, and root vegetable soups.
:: Upon arrival you will find this information in our "welcome note" along with corresponding websites for further details.
*Pets are negotiable. If interested, please inquire.
*No grilling and/or BBQ.