Repose in 18th Century Elegance

House - Private room · Hollow Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798, United States

The Space

Enjoy 18th century hospitality at the gateway to the Litchfield Hills. Stay in a large, elegantly paneled room with a private bath and fireplace, 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.
There are two historic house museums on our street (open seasonally), and the lovely Pomperaug River is across the street with trails and playgrounds.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $617 /week
Monthly Price: $1620 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Sarah's House is beautiful and quite a step back in history. Sarah is very accommodating and flexible. She is easy to communicate with. My Mother and I shared the twin bed room and were very comfortable. The breakfast scones and treats were a bonus. Served on beautiful china with candle light. I highly recommend staying here.

    April 2014
  • We stayed two nights in Sarah's wonderful colonial era mansion, National Register listed!! This is not a dark, low ceilinged, saltbox farmhouse with itty bitty windows. This guy, Jabez Bacon, was a merchant of uncertain patriotism, who built an elegant, gambrel roofed, wood panelled house right in the heart of historic Woodbury. It was a very cold February weekend but the house/room was cozy, provided you adjusted the heat. The house is wonderfully restored with the good colonial era colors, and the bedroom and breakfast rooms are a comfortable architectural history lesson.
    Sarah was a great host, very low key but thoughtful of needs, and she baked great scones. She had very interesting people staying in various capacities so breakfast conversations were lively. I would highly recommend this place, its an adventure. Not for folks who are looking for high comfort.
    On a personal note, I grew up in the next town and Sarah knew my Dad and we had many other common friends. A wonderful weekend.

    March 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed at Sarah's place just for a weekend get-away. We wanted a place with a New England and historical feel. Sarah's place is exactly that, and was further complimented with a warm fire at night and a lovely candle lit breakfast in the main dining room in the morning. Sarah is a wonderful host! I highly recommend her place and am very happy to have stayed there!

    February 2014
  • wonderful large room with all the amenities. with lots of atmosphere. I believe the house is about 200 years old.

    October 2012
  • Sarah's house is just as charming and elegant as Sarah herself. A warm welcome with a glass of wine in front of the lovely fireplace, can one ask for more?

    October 2012
  • What a most delightful evening....the house is outstanding, beautiful and so historically detailed. Sarah was so cordial and a charming host! It is a most one-of-a-kind experience!

    October 2012
  • Staying at Sarah's home was an amazing experience! For just a few days it was like living in another century in a beautiful home filled with period pieces. The accomodations were very comfortable. Sarah served a delicious candlelit breakfast of pastries that tasted like they were delivered straight from Paris-the best! Most importantly, Sarah herself is delightful. She is truly the ultimate hostess and does everything possible to make one's stay the most enjoyable it can be!

    October 2012
  • Sarah was a great host! She was very kind and we had some interesting conversations. Besides, the house is awesome! I absolutely enjoyed my stay there.

    October 2012
  • Great place from the revolutionary war period in a very beautiful town. Sarah's awesome.

    October 2012
  • We enjoyed Sarah's hospitality very much. She is great host, gave us good tips where to go out for dinner and prepared a very good breakfast herself. Staying at her house is like having booked a time travel to the 19th century, Don't miss it if you are around Woodbury!

    October 2012
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Northfield Mount Hermon School, Wykeham Rise School, Wesleyan, Grinnell College
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Independent Museum Professional
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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.
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