Sleep in a 200 year old mill

House - Private room · Obtuse Road, Newtown, CT 06470, United States

The Space

Room with private entrance and full bath on 8 acre property with trout stream. The mill, surrounded by 30 acres of open space is only 1.25 hours from NYC. It's a great place for a relaxing getaway. Enjoy the seasonal swimming pool, patio, cable, WiFi internet and close proximity to Fairfield/Litchfield County attractions. As we are in the country, you will need a car. Some guests from NYC take Metro North to Danbury and have Enterprise Car Rental meet them. The mill is well situated for day trips to state parks, museums in Hartford and New Haven and several wineries on the CT Wine Trail. There is no nearby public transit, so a car is necessary. Many guests from NYC have taken Metro North to Southeast, NY or Danbury, CT and connected with Enterprise for a car rental. Sorry, no smoking or pets.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My boyfriend and I visited Don's beautiful home earlier this month and we had such an amazing time!! It was just the kind of quiet, soothing getaway we needed...away from NYC. Don is a lovely host and has lots of history to share abt his home which is very interesting to hear abt. We wish we had had more time to chat w him and to spend relaxing in his home, but we had to get back to work. The house and grounds are gorgeous and are lovingly kept. We went for a walk in the snowy backyard, and despite the difficulty we had trudging through all the snow that had yet to melt, the views were worth it. There's a beautiful stream that runs behind the house as well. And he has a lovely cat, China, who will make you want to pet her even though you know you shouldn't bc you're allergic (aka me!). Don does a great job of making sure the cat is never in the guest room so I had no problem w my allergies. We can't wait until the summer to visit again!

    March 2014
  • The only thing I can say about my stay, the host, the house, the hospitality, the peaceful sleep, the ambiance and all of the beauty is
    Perfection, perfezione, perfección, совершенство, τελειότητα, perfektion, שלמות, 完美, 完璧, ukamilifu, perfectie, fullkomnun, doskonałość, foirfeacht, perfecţiunea, ความสมบูรณ์แบบ, Savršenost and once again....PERFECTION !
    Thank You, Don....this has become my home away from home !

    March 2014
  • Everything about our first Airbnb booking was, well . . . perfect! Don gave immediate attention to the reservation; accommodations and setting are absolutely delightful; and as host, he combines exactly the right amount of attentiveness with ease and respect for privacy. I look forward to returning for a longer stay!!!

    December 2013
  • My husband and I spent thanksgiving weekend at Don's with our 1-year-old son while visiting family nearby. The room was comfortable, clean, spacious and charming -- like the rest of his house. The setting is picturesque (morning walks across the river and in the woods) and special. We loved it and will come again - in all seasons! Thank you again Don!

    December 2013
  • Beautiful spot!

    November 2013
  • My husband and I had a blissful stay at Don's home. The entire place was beautiful, inside and out, with touches of artistry everywhere. Our room was perfect, the bed truly comfortable, the breakfast coffee & cake delicious, and the views gorgeous. Why would anyone stay at a hotel when you can be here? Don is a warm and gracious host, and his cat Chyna will melt your heart. Nature enthusiasts will love the rambling stream, amazing landscape, rock walls and little patios around Don's property, as well as "Shakespeare's Garden" up the road just a bit. A bit of heaven...!

    October 2013
  • Beautiful old home exquisitely renovated.

    Perfect location close to I-84 yet rurally sited, and a short (5-minute) drive to Bridgewater and the rest of Litchfield county.

    Lovely room(s).

    Friendly and interesting host.

    Most of all, an incredible deal. Worth 3-4x the rate being charged.

    October 2013
  • We just spent a week at Don's place and it was fabulous! It was so comfortable it felt like home. The house and grounds are beautiful, serene and quiet. The bed we slept in is the most comfortable I have ever slept in, so nights were very restful and filled with sweet dreams. I especially enjoyed breakfasts by the pool looking out on the beautifully landscaped yard and listening to the gentle sounds of the stream running through it. Don is a very warm and gracious host, happy to provide whatever we needed. I can't wait to visit again! ~Joanne from Sonoma County, CA

    October 2013
  • This is my second stay with Don and certainly not the last. Don and Chyna's company is always a pleasure. And it goes without saying that the hospitality at The Mill is spectacular. See you soon Don (in New Haven or in Newtown)!

    September 2013
  • We stayed for 2 nights in the 200 year old mill. Don was a great host and we enjoyed a relaxing time with very restful nights. Don had thought of everything. From a corkscrew to muffins and fruit were all there. The beautiful surroundings are relaxing completely.

    September 2013
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Photography, jazz, kayaking and life at the mill are among my favorite things. Working as a commercial photographer for over 30 years, I've done my share of traveling. The best trips always involve meeting great people, who know the location and love to share their knowledge. And wherever I go, I'm always searching for a great Thai restaurant. As a host, I try and return the favor.
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