About this listing
Known by its landmark stone barn, Sticks and Stones Farm and Educational Center now shares its tranquil setting with individuals, families & groups who are seeking rustic day and weekend retreats in a variety of unique cabins and a river houseboat.
You will love this one room miniature cabin nestled next to our front pond and the Pootatuck River. It is darling with a 6' long single bed, dresser, lamp, two windows for cross ventilation and a front door that looks out on the pond and waterfall.
We have a spectacular breakfast on Saturday and Sunday 9-11 am. Eggs and veggies from our farm made to order, homemade granola, fruit, yogurt, and drinks! $20 Served in the stone barn must rsvp by arrival.
We do ask that all guests arrive well before dark and there is a two night minimum stay on Holiday weekends.
None of the rentals (except the Farmhouse) have running water or bathrooms. We have state of the art composting toilets, outdoor showers, outhouses on top of the hill, and a flush toilet at the main barn.
It's simple living at it's best. Leave your electronics at home! (We do have wi-fi available if you must.) The amenities are simple but quite functional; come and experience why “less is really more".
Be sure to bring good Walking Shoes, Flashlight or Headlamp each, Layered Clothes for Warmth, Umbrella, Bug repellant if you use it, your own Towel/Washcloth/Toiletries (we have Shampoo and Body Wash).
If you would like a massage, a private Yoga Class or a guided wilderness walk.
We have an organic bio intensive vegetable garden, a 54' Chartre Moss and Stone Labyrinth, a Zig Zag Moss Walk up the mountain, lots of trails throughout the 60 acres, state of the art composting toilets and fun outdoor showers, unique stone sculptures, a lookout Faeire Gazebo, two lower ponds off the River and one up atop the mountain, which is spring fed with ice cold water, bring your suit!. Our main Stone barn houses our commercial kitchen, one of the two kitchens for your cooking needs, a Yoga Room and a Ping Pong table as well as internet access. We have two kayaks and a larger pond nearby to go for a paddle.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can be secluded as they want tucked away in their cabin, or can come join in with farm and retreat activities. Check our website calendar for events throughout the summer if you want to join in.
Though there is lots to do in the town of Newtown, Monroe, Easton and Fairfield, surrounding Sticks and Stones Farm, most guests prefer to kick back, stay put and enjoy the quiet energy of the farm setting.
Metro North trains run to Westport from Grand Central and one can rent a car at AVIS in Westport near the train station (less expensive and more availability then in NYC) or you can take a train to Fairfield and take a cab to the farm (about $75 one way without tip). With plenty of notice and working around our farm schedule, we will do pick-up for $100 round trip, (no tip necessary) We ask that all guests arrive before 7 pm. Are you a seasoned biker? You can bring your bike on Off Peak trains and bike to the farm!
Other Things to Note
~Good walking shoes
~Flashlight or headlamp each.
~Layered clothes for warmth, ya never know!
~Bug repellant if you use it.
~Bring own towel/washcloth/toiletries
~We have shampoo and body wash.
~We have oil, vinegar, S&P & cookware
ON DOGS: Guide Dogs only or pre-approved animals
WE HAVE CATS!!!
Guests must ARRIVE WELL BEFORE DARK. Be sure to bring warm clothes, FLASHLIGHT or HEADLAMP, one for each person and good walking shoes for the trails.
This is NOT a party place! Please keep moderation in mind!
I am living on a 60 acre farm/retreat in Connecticut. My father has owned Sticks and Stones Farm for over 35 years and the 60 acre farm is his creation and life's work. During this time he and others have built multiple cabins throughout the property that we now share with others.
The farm is a magical place and a perfect "getaway" from the craziness that life sometimes throws at us. The farm has a very impressive moss garden as well as a stone and moss Labyrinth. My brother, Ethan Currier, is a successful stone sculptor and his work can be found around the property. He and Desre have left on their own magical life journey so I hope to fill her shoes!
All of us at the farm love to live simply, sustainably and with presence. We love clean food, music, yoga and so many other good things :-)
I love to get to know people from all walks of life... for me diversity is unity and nothing thrills me more than getting to know others and share with them this dreamy place that I live at.
I look forward to helping you have your own little rendezvous with nature!
5 things I cannot live without: tea, music, plants, laughter, and books.