The SpaceLiving under the entrance to the Holland Tunnel for years, I wished I had a little place somewhere to escape from the noise, people, and car exhaust. I love New York City but, I found myself needing trees, nature, fresh air, and quiet, a quick little retreat that was not expensive. A place close enough to get to for the weekend, and a very small amount of packing.
Its here-in two hours. That space.
The air is crisp and clean, as is the river you have access to on the property. There are the most magnificent trees and birds you can sit and look at while you have your morning coffee. The trees are hundreds of years old, they protect us and give home to birds. Its magical here. You will leave feeling renewed just for a weekend.
The apartment has angular ceilings, all white. The space is quaint with plenty of storage for your belongings. There is a large desk to spread out any task with wifi. The T.V. pulls out from the wall to angle anywhere you are watching. The bathroom has a very large spa size shower with a seat to sit and enjoy. A queen bed covered with pillows and a duvet for comfy, quiet, nights rest, the air here is a recipe for a great nights sleep. A full kitchen, everything from plates to cookware. Breakfast is provided by local businesses, farms, and bakery (we have our own local baker), yum! Guest AccessPlease feel free to walk around the property.
Enjoy a seat on the stone bench by the river and chill. Or, grab some some rays of sun and serenity while sitting by the Lilly pond. Take a morning stroll along the long driveway as the quiet makes you listen. Interaction with GuestsThere is a note on the desk with my contacts for anything you need. Also provided in the apartment are brochures and local papers of events and businesses in the area that may be of interest. Knock on my door anytime, I love my guests, I am very happy to answer your questions. Also, I respect that some guests just want privacy. The NeighborhoodA Brief History of Milton
This beautiful section of Litchfield, CT was originally settled about 1740. In its earliest days it was known as the “Northwest Section,” but soon was called “Blue Swamp” because of the blue gentian wild flowers that grew beneath the many tamarack trees which flourished in the swampy area. The name Milton was chosen in 1795, probably in honor of John Milton, the English poet.
Milton is situated on the Shepaug River, an ideal location that provided water power and encouraged industry. Early in the 19th century there were 5 saw mills, 2 gristmills, 2 iron works, 2 wood turners, a wheelwright, 2 shoemakers, a maker of wooden clocks, a carriage maker, a cheese industry, and 6 school districts in the idyllic area. But by 1891, the railroad no longer served nearby Litchfield and industry began to shift to other towns. At the end of the nineteenth century only the Hinchcliff Shear Shop survived.
This beautiful section of Litchfield continues to have a sense of timelessness about it. At its center is the unspoiled Milton Green that is bordered by some of the first homes, one of the former schoolhouses, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Congregational Church, the Milton Public Hall, and the Milton Academy building.
Source: Historic District Study Committee Report, Milton, CT, January 1975 Getting AroundDefinitely need a car. Other Things to NoteWhite Memorial Park. There is a 1 mile trail on bridges. It is built over wetlands, you can hear the grasses. Its a beautiful way to breathe the fresh country air, see the autum colors, take a nature walk.
Close to our home is Bunnell Farm for real hay ride. Great Pumpkins!
Arethusa Farm. A local farm that provides dairy in this area. Owned by the shoe moguls Manolo Blahnik. They are also the owners of the well known restaurant Arethusa al Tavola and the best Ice Cream Shop in Bantam CT.
Thorncrest Farm is a must visit. They have long horn cows that are worthy of a photograph, magnificent. Here, they make their own artisinal chocolates. She will tell you which cow the milk came from in the barn next door and you can go and say thank you. The ingredients are from local farmers, from farm to farm.
open 10-5 on saturday
White Hart Inn (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) in Salisbury CT.
Excellent food typical New England style. About 30 min drive but well worth it.
Hopkins Inn (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) in Warren CT.
Has its own vineyard an incredible view of Lake Waramaug.
Arethusa Al Tavola in Bantam CT. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) excellent food
Community Table (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) also good new and modern
Local restaurants town of Litchfield:
@ the Corner
West Street Grill