About this listing
Here's your perfect guest house to use as a base while visiting kids at area prep schools, visiting parents at the McLean continuing care community, participating in events at the International Skating Center or exploring Connecticut. We offer three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all on the 2nd floor, with expansive living areas and gourmet kitchen access.
Our home is in a quiet residential area, a short walk to McLean and a two minute drive to Simsbury Center. Guests describe it as a very comfortable and spacious house with park-like private grounds. Guests may have three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with a queen bed. We supply linens and towels, plus down comforters and quilts. The living room has a large flat-screen television with cable, and the kitchen is well equipped for any need. There is off-street parking and wi-fi is available.
There is always a chance I will not be on-site, but I have a handyman available in case of an emergency.
Guests may have use of the bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor, along with open access to common living space and the kitchen on the main floor in case you want to cook. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer plus an ironing board and iron in the basement guests are welcome to use.
Interaction with Guests
Our goal is to provide guests with a comfortable and relaxing home away from home. Depending on our schedule, we may be on-site after check-in. We will always be available via cellphone to answer any questions or address any concerns.
Simsbury is a classic New England town, with restaurants, several parks, an acclaimed public golf course and offers direct access to the multi-state rails-to-trails bicycle pathway. Westminster and Ethel Walker prep schools are also in town, as is the International Skating Center. The town also hosts the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, a series of concerts in the summertime. The Farmington River runs through the town and there are outfitters which offer kayak and canoe rentals as well as guide tours offered by the Farmington River Watershed Association. Simsbury also features the second busiest and well-equipped public library in the state, a wonderful resource.
There is no public transit in Simsbury other than commuter buses on weekdays. Bradley Airport has car rental firms, and there is an off-airport Enterprise Car Rental office in Simsbury, which is typically less expensive. Several locations in town offer free bicycle and helmet loans and there are some great rides and trails.
Other Things to Note
- The cleaning fees are higher for parties of three or more and will be quoted at the time of a reservation inquiry
This residence is our home part-time and it has many comforts. Most of our furnishings are family antiques, and we welcome guests who use coasters and leave their shoes/boots/etc. in the front hall! We require a minimum two-night stay; check-in is at 3pm with check-out by noon unless otherwise arranged in advance.