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.