About This Listing
Enjoy a warm welcome in a museum-quality, Revolutionary War era home built by Connecticut's "first millionaire", Jabez Bacon. Our antique double bed (with a new mattress) fits two cozily. The room is large and bright and beautifully paneled.
Enjoy 18th century hospitality at the gateway to the Litchfield Hills. Stay in a large, elegantly paneled room with a private bath and fireplace (not useable), built circa 1760 on the most historic street in the center of Connecticut's antiques capital. We are about 90 minutes from New York, 45 minutes from New Haven, and close to museums of all sizes and varieties, walks, hikes and scenic drives. Interstate Route 84 is minutes away, and Bradley International Airport, outside Hartford, is about 50 minutes away. There is bus service from New York to nearby Southbury.
Our room sleeps two in a double bed and if needed we can accommodate additional people in other rooms for an extra charge (they would have to share a bathroom). Continental Breakfast is offered for short stays. Will share kitchen facilities for weekly or longer rentals. Pets are okay. We've got internet access, plenty of parking, but no television.
Guests may use the kitchen if they need to, though that is usually more for longer-term stays. Guests may use all the downstairs rooms. In the summer, there is a screened-in porch that is available.
Interaction with Guests
I will interact with guests as much or as little as they desire. I am usually around, but respect my visitors' privacy.
The street is just off the main street, and is one of the most historic in the community. There are two historic house museums on the street, one of which has the only extant garden designed by famed English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll. The other was built circa 1690 and is the oldest house in Litchfield County still on its original site. There is a lovely town park across the street, with access to the Pomperaug River at the far end of it. Orenaug Park, also within walking distance, has a fire tower with views of the valley.
There is no local public transit. Restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities are within walking distance.
The house is currently on the market, so please be sensitive to the possibility of someone coming in to view it.
Children are welcome.
Pets, okay, but dogs should be kept in a crate or under control while in the house.
Gracious host with a gorgeous landmark home, beautifully decorated. It was a pleasure to stay there!
My husband and I stayed at Sarah's historic home for 1 night and had a great experience. It was the perfect escape away from the city, 2.5 hrs away from Brooklyn. The neighborhood is quiet and very peaceful. The house is exactly like the photos. Sarah recommended hikes and restaurants near by. We were her only guests that weekend so we had the entire top floor to ourselves, which was very private. The space was the size of a NYC apartment and included our own bathroom. To top it off, Sarah made us a delicious breakfast of scones, coffee and juice in the morning. I would come back in a heartbeat.
What a treat it was to step back in time and experience this wonderful and original 18th century house. It is beautiful. When we arrived after a long day of travel, Sarah graciously brought a soothing pot of tea to our room. The next morning we had delicious scones and pastries (from the local French bakery) in front of a warm fire in the library. Sarah is a perfect host and we really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended!
My boyfriend and I stayed a night at Sarah's colonial home and had a wonderful experience! Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated and the bed was extremely comfortable. Sarah was a very sweet and gracious host. She was happy to suggest things to do in the area and restaurants to check out. If we are ever in the area again we would love to come back and stay here!
Our stay with Sarah was exactly what we were looking for: a quiet weekend get-away some bucolic place with character. The house is steeped in history with an amazing fireplace on the ground floor. Stay here if you want to get a sense of what early American merchant housing was like! Sarah herself is a gracious and accommodating host. A lovely person with a lovely house in a lovely setting. Perfect.
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About the Host, Sarah
I am a museum consultant and caretaker of my family's historic home. I have a deep and abiding interest in local history, historic preservation, art, gardens and the natural world. I am happiest when engaged in conversations with people who are curious about the world and open to experiences. I enjoy meeting Airbnb visitors, finding them generally interesting, friendly and open. I want you to feel welcome in my home and tend to be a relaxed hostess. I leave you to yourselves, unless you'd rather engage, in which case I'm happy to talk.
Historic House museum - birthplace of the American Episcopal Church and the separation of Church and State. Garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll in the 1920s, only extant Jekyll garden in the USA.Hollow Rd Woodbury CT 06798
Theres a playground for the kids, lots of places to walk, a lovely river to wade in or admire from afar, and all kinds of great smells for the dogs to enjoy. And its right across the street.Woodbury CT 06798
This little place is a piece of old Woodbury: patronized mostly by locals, hasnt changed much in years. Great servers, and the best omelet in town. - Its my favorite breakfast place in Woodbury.Main Street South Woodbury CT 06798
Home made breads and pastries, cheeses, and coffee.Main St S # 3C Woodbury CT 06798
One of my favorite restaurants in Woodbury. Cozy, with good food.Main Street South Woodbury CT 06798
Great pastries - not much of a seating area.Main St N # 1 Woodbury CT 06798
If you want to have an all-American dining experience and inexpensive cocktails, this is the place to go. My Danish friends love it.Main Street North CT 06798-2130
Gunn Museum - Wonderful collection exhibits - Library ceiling painted by H. S. Mowbray in 1914 - a hidden treasure.Wykeham Road CT 06793