The SpaceOur studio Guest Apartment has its own entrance, both front and back, as well as a covered front porch area. Inside you will find a large full bathroom (shower only) with soft, fluffy towels and bathrobes to greet you. The bathroom is handicapped accessible. The small yet efficient kitchenette offers a refrigerator, freezer, two-burner stove, large toaster oven, microwave, and Starbucks Verismo coffee machine. The kitchen is stocked with all the basics— condiments, pots and pans, plates, silverware— for cooking or enhancing take out if that's your preference. Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio are also included. The room is very cozy, and well appointed with lovely antiques and an exceptionally comfortable queen sized bed, complete with sumptuous pillows and down comforter. Although a perfect space for two, a couple with a baby or little one would also fit right in. Our guest space is a wonderful place to hide away from the "real world" or use as your base-camp for beautiful drives and day trips to both city and country destinations. We are right on the CT Wine Trail. Guest AccessYou will have access to the Guest Apartment, the front and backyard, hammock, hen house, above ground pool, and if you are on an extended stay, the laundry facilities in the main house will be made available to you if needed. Interaction with GuestsOur Guest Apartment has it's own entrance and we are dedicated to providing the type of experience each guest is looking for.
In light of this, the level of interaction a guest has with us is entirely up to each guest. We would like our guests to think of the space as their own private sanctuary if that's what they are looking for. If our guests would like to hang out in the backyard, lay in the hammock, take a swim, or collect eggs in the morning for breakfast, they may see more of us!
In either case, when guests are in need of assistance in any way, such as questions about the apartment or advice on the area, we are happy to help. If we aren't home, we are always just a phone call away. Whichever experience you're looking for, once you are checked in, you will not be bothered unless you need us!
We provide a handy booklet with extensive information on all things good in our area. The NeighborhoodWe live in a small, beautiful New England town of New Fairfield, which is surrounded by lakes, reservoirs, and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Candlewood Lake, Squantz Pond State Park, and Ball Pond are all in New Fairfield. The area lakes are great for a relaxing day of fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming, or an exciting day of water skiing and water sports. In the winter months, many people enjoy ice skating and ice fishing.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many walking and hiking opportunities in New Fairfield. Bear Mountain Reservation, Pootatuck State Forest, Pootatuck Preserve, Squantz Pond State Park, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Finn's Land Preserve, Titacus Mountain Preserve, and Sweetcake Mountain Preserve all offer a variety of hiking trails and unique spots for picnicking, bird watching, or any other sort of communing with nature you are interested in.
With only thirteen houses on a street with no outlet, and each one on 2+ acres, our neighborhood has an open feel and is very quiet. Bountiful trees and woods surround the homes on our street. Spring and summer are very green, and the fall is particularly beautiful. Winter is often white with snowfall and is also quite stunning. Lots of rocks walls, ferns, and woods adorn our backyard.
Abundant wildlife make our backyard and neighborhood their home— chipmunks, squirrels, deer, groundhogs, fox, wild turkeys, owls, countless species of birds, and even coyotes.
There are no street lights in our neighborhood so when it's dark, it's dark! We love to take blankets in the front yard, lay on the hill, and look up at the stars. The area is mildly hilly and is popular among runners and the very dedicated cyclists.
Full disclosure regarding noise requires us to say that you may often hear coyotes howling in the evening and chickens clucking during the day. And please don't be alarmed if you are here on a Sunday morning and you hear a "bang" or two after 10:00am, that's just the local shooting range nearby! Getting AroundAlthough to some we are a suburb to New York City, Hartford, and New Haven, this is the country. You need only drive a quarter mile to see a cow! We are three miles from town and you definitely need a car! Other Things to NoteNew Fairfield has some very nice restaurants in town and many more nearby. American, French, Italian, Indian and Mexican and an excellent deli for creating the perfect picnic! Please note there is a TV and DVD plater in the apartment but no cable.
We are close to lakes, ski areas, rivers, and many hiking and rock climbing areas. The Connecticut Wine Trail is just up the road, and if you like to hunt for antiques and funky-finds, this is a great place to call base-camp! The famed Elephant Trunk Flea Market is just fifteen minutes away! We are two miles from the New York state border and the beautiful Hudson River Valley area and less than an hour to Yale University and Western Connecticut University is just a few miles away.
There is ample room for your car at the top of our driveway. Although our cats do not spend time in our guest apartment, we do have four cats and a rabbit (as well as seven hens).