River Houseboat at Sticks and Stones Farm

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Private room in houseboat hosted by Celine

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 0 shared baths
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Sticks and Stones Farm offers a rustic glamping experience! When you stay with us you'll get the adventure and fun of camping while still getting to lay your head on a soft pillow in a bed.

You can treat your stay here as a chance to go inward or enjoy interacting with the different programs and events going on!

If you want to be up to date on events, classes, and workshops you can direct message us to get the newsletter.

Please please PLEASE read everything in the following sections !

The space
The River House Boat is nestled along the Pootatuck River. It has a queen sized bed and a screened in porch with two rocking chairs.
It is important to note that this is the only cabin located down at the base of the mountain. With the convenience of close parking and electric also comes the hustle and bustle of activity.
The cabin is located near the main stone barn where we host many different kinds of events so it's important to keep in mind there may be noise from a drum circle or the bustle of people attending a workshop. Your cabin has lot's of privacy but not as much as are other cabins that are located up in the woods.

The outdoor kitchen is nearby with a stove, grill, drinking water, a sink with running water, sponge and soap for washing/cooking.
As a reminder there is no electric, thus there is no refrigerator.
Each cabin is given a cooler which we stock with ice before your arrival.
There is a french press available, make sure your coffee is pre-ground.
The basics for grilling, utensils, cups and plates are all provided as is salt pepper and oil.
There is a gas BBQ grill but unfortunately no oven. Please be aware that we provide blocks of ice in the coolers but if you will want ice cubes you'll need to purchase those elsewhere. We provide dish towels but NO paper towels.
A head lamp is recommended to aid nighttime cooking (especially grilling), but the kitchen does have lighting.
It is very important that you do not leave food out unattended. Birds, mice and squirrels will very likely get into it. Even food that is in a plastic bag is at risk so your best bet is to keep everything in the cooler.
We do not have food for purchase available on the property. All of our produce grown in our century garden goes to local food banks. There is a grocery store two miles away. The local Monroe Farmer's Market is open every Friday starting June 17th from 3 pm to 6pm. It is located on the corner of 7 Fan Hill road and route 111.

Trash and Recycling:
There is trash and recycling available at each cabin. We ask that when you check out from your cabin you ensure that your trash is in the can and the lid is fitted. If you’ve made more then can fit in the can please use the spare bags provided and leave them in the cabins. If they are left outside animals may rip the bags open and strew trash around. We really appreciate you keep your recycling clean and separate from your trash. Everything can be left at your campsite and we will retrieve it.
If you replace batteries during your stay please don’t put them in the trash. If you leave them out we can properly dispose of them at our transfer center.

Lighting:
The House Boat has electricity both in the cabin and in the kitchen. We provide some fairy lights strung around as well as a few flashlights and lanterns and a headlamp for each guest. You will want more light than this and that we will not have any additional forms of illumination to offer you. We recommend that you bring additional lanterns but please keep in mind that we DO NOT ALLOW CANDLES or other flame sourced lighting. There is not outdoor lighting on paths or around the cabins. This enhances star gazing.

Cars:
When you arrive you will be able to park in either the right or left lots. Your cabin is just a few hundred feet from here. You will not be able to park right at your cabin.

Bathroom and Shower:
There is a private outhouse located near the cabin.
The showers are outdoors and when we say outdoors we mean outdoors! They are heated with an on demand propane heater and located a 5 minute walk away. We provide one towel and one wash cloth per guest. We implore you to be water conscious as it comes from our spring and thus is from a limited source. Please know that our showers are located behind the area we call "Middle Earth" which is for all intents and purposes our workshop area. We store tools and machines here. The shower is hidden away behind this area, for a few guests this is a little too "rustic" for them.
Please try to use environmentally friendly bath products such as castille soap. We do not provide any shower products, and each guest is provided with one towel and one wash cloth.

Fires:
There is a bonfire pit located near your cabin. Fire wood is available to purchase by cash and is pre stoked at the cabin. $1/ a log, people usually burn 10-20 logs in a weekend. We ask you to keep track of how many pieces you use and leave cash in the envelope provided or Vinmo at the time of check out.
If you bring wood it MUST be purchased in Connecticut per state law.
In the unlikely event that we are having a particularly dry summer and there is a state wide fire ban, we will be enforcing this. We also ask that if it is extremely windy you refrain from having fires. Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires.
Fires can ONLY be made in designated fire pits and must be extinguished properly with either water or sand. Please this is very important as even a fire that looks out can spread sparks if a wind picks up.

Cell Service and WiFi:
There is complimentary wifi at the base of the mountain.
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Verizon and really only verizon get service at the base of the mountain and immediate area.
You will be able to get wifi in your cabin. Please keep in mind that as your approach the farm you may lose service. This can affect your gps and your ability to contact us. For this reason it is very important that you text us when you are 20-30 minutes away.

Dogs:
As this is a refugee for wildlife we humbly ask that you don’t bring dogs or other pets and that you don’t ask us if you can.
True service animals are protected by the law and are considered working animals and guests themselves. We only ask that you let us know you will be bringing a service animal and able to provide documentation of their status if requested.


Check in:
This is noted in our check in policy but in case that gets missed!
We will message you the morning of your check in day for your approximate eta. We ask that you keep us posted if your travel time changes and that you send us a final message when you are 20-30 minutes away. This is very important as we do not have a staffed check in desk. If you don’t text us we won’t know to stop what we are doing and come to the barn to meet you.
When you arrive you can park on either the right or left lot and walk on up to the stone barn for a meet and greet.
Celine does our check ins and is a mother to a new baby. If you're going to be later than 9pm then we have to pay a resident to do the check in and thus there is a $20 fee. We understand traffic and unforeseeable circumstances happen so we ask that you do your best to keep us updated and arrive between our 1pm and 9 pm window.
Early check ins as well as late check outs are free and welcome as long as the request is made at the time of booking.
We host a summer camp here so if you arrive during pickup on a Friday at 3pm it will be crowded. It’s not a problem just a heads up.


Check out protocol:
This will be listed in your manual in the cabin but here is a primer:

You will notice that we don’t have a cleaning fee, for this reason we ask everyone to strip their beds of linens and place them, along with towels, in the laundry bags provided. This is both a covid safety practice for us as well as a way to keep our cost lower for you. Additionally we also beg you not to leave dirty dishes.
Please make sure that the battery powered lights are switched off. Batteries are expensive so we want to conserve them when we can!
Please make sure you have left cash or Venmoed money for any firewood used.
There is also a paper in there for you to leave feedback as well as letting us know if anything was damaged during your stay.
Please make sure your cabin door is closed and locked.
If you had a morning fire please make sure it is properly extinguished.
Please check that the grills propane tank is tightened off and the cover is on the grill.
Please make sure you aren’t taking our headlamps or flashlights with you!
Check out time is 12, we appreciate getting a text to let us know you’ve left.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

River view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises – 2 spaces
Patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed
Fire pit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Newtown, Connecticut, United States

Fairfield county offers lots of fun outdoor activities. Please check out our guidebook on Airbnb for more information!

Hosted by Celine

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I'm Celine- an avid gardener and young mother who was lucky enough to grow up here! Sticks and Stones Farm is located on the land of the Pootatuck and Paugussett people. All who work and live here now strive to create a container of love, contemplation, and joy! We hope you feel inspired to do the same and leave here feeling emboldened to follow your bliss. You'll find an extensive network of trails spanning our 60 acres. Take time to explore them and you’ll surely come across some magic. There is a Stone Labyrinth along the Pootatuck River, a place perfect for crawfish hunting. Be sure to also discover the magical Moss Walk which weaves up Moss Mountain. We sell and install our moss and boulders for gardens on a large and small scale. Even though it's serene here we still have A LOT going on! A number of non profits work cooperatively on this land. On the weekdays we're swarming with kids from Two Coyotes Wilderness School as they learn how to track animals and start fires. Real Food Share manages our century bio intensive garden with the aim of getting more fresh produce to those who are food insecure. Love Has a Home hosts a variety of healing events from film screenings to drum circles. Rowanwood Farm brings her llamas here for people to walk through the woods with. If you're interested in learning more about any of our partners or participating in programs during your stay please ask directly after booking a cabin.
I'm Celine- an avid gardener and young mother who was lucky enough to grow up here! Sticks and Stones Farm is located on the land of the Pootatuck and Paugussett people. All who wo…

During your stay

Guests can be as secluded as they want tucked away in their cabin, or can come join in with farm activities.

Celine is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

Cancellation policy