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.
Come spend a weekend in the woods at Sticks and Stones farm relaxing, rejuvenating, soaking up the fresh air and tranquility and getting back to nature.
We offer seven Cabins, a River Houseboat and a Farm House on our 60 Acre working Moss & Stone Farm Retreat and Educational Center.
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 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”.
Bring food with you, or go shopping when you get here. We have the basics such as Olive Oil, Vinegar, Salt,& Pepper. There is a place for outdoor grilling at our Rustic Kitchen cabin up on the hill. There are also a variety of coffee shops and restaurants nearby for dining out or take in. If prearranged at the time of booking, you can join us for a scrumptious, clean and simple $15 breakfast, $18 picnic lunches, and $22 dinner.
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, a guided wilderness walk or a short ride with the kayaks to a town pond bird sanctuary around the corner while staying at the farm, please inquire when you book your cabin.
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. We can also arrange fishing trips if asked during booking!
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. We hold Nature Classes and Camps, Wellness Cooking Classes, Yoga Retreats, Monthly Drum Circles, Labyrinth Workshops, Foraging Retreats, Woman’s Retreats, Ukulele Workshops, and more throughout the summer and fall.
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: Please let us know if you have a dog that you want to bring. We do make exceptions but only if you are willing to follow our doggie rules while here at the farm: He/she must be well behaved and completely housebroken. Must be on leash at all times. No biters, barkers, chewers or diggers. The dog may not be left alone at any time in the cabin and it can not go in the main barn (where the kitchen, bathroom and yoga room are.) So that means if you are in the barn to cook or shower etc the dog can only be left either in your car, or tied to a tree, (as long as he does not bark or dig).We ask that you pick up any indiscreet poops…in the woods is fine, on trails, paths or lawns is not. Many people find that because of the necessary dog rules here that they have a more relaxing time here without the pooch! No Cats because of other Guest allergies. Thanks you:~)
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.
One of our focuses is providing a healthy environment for anyone on our property and thus we are a smoke free, drug free, alcohol free farm. A beer or a glass of wine in the privacy of your cabin is fine, but we do not hold public functions with alcohol, nor is it a "party place". Our guests come for the quiet and tranquility that our farm offers.
Also please know and abide by our NO SMOKING rule. There is NO SMOKING anything (that includes E Cigs) allowed ANYWHERE on the property.
If there is anything you need during your stay, please come find one of us and we will attend to it promptly.
We do love sharing our lifestyle at the farm and appreciate how respectful all of our guests have been.
Much aloha and peace to all during your visit at Sticks and Stones Farm!
I had a wonderful stay at Sticks and Stones Farm. Desre and Ethan were welcoming and the cabin was perfect for my 2-day retreat! I would recommend warm clothes and possibly a sleeping bag for fall visits.
C'était mon deuxième séjour à "Sticks and Stones" et je me suis sentie chez moi.
Desré est un hôte agréable, souriant et disponible, qui sait respecter le besoin d'indépendance et de liberté de son hôte.
Je retournerai très certainement rapidement sur cet incroyable espace d'accueil, l'automne devant y être magnifique!
Sticks and Stones est un endroit formidable.
Nous avions convenu d'un horaire de rencontre avec Desré, mais je suis arrivée plus tôt. J'ai ainsi pu me promener sur la ferme avec grand plaisir.
Finalement d'abord accueillie par Tim, j'ai vraiment trouvé tout le monde sympathique.
La ferme, les cabanes de toutes tailles, l'espace à découvrir, je suis ravie d'avoir découvert cet endroit, et je ne peux que remercier mes hôtes chaleureusement de cette parfaite sérénité qui m'accompagne depuis mon retour.
I stayed here 1 night before moving to the River Houseboat for 2 nights, and I loved them both! I don't think I have slept better since having my first kid.
If you enjoy living simply, and perhaps quietly, this is about as good as it gets. I found my way to the moss labyrinth, unfortunately startled a family of deer on the way. You will be left alone if you'd like, or you can catch a friendly conversation around the main cabin. And there is so much more to discover, I want to be back already.
Sticks and Stones Farm is a magical place, and host Desre' is welcoming, knowledgable about the area and a great host. I rented the Little House which was perfectly quaint and conveniently located at the bottom of the property near the Stone Barn. Excellent casual hiking, swimming spot and amazing farm egg fresh breakfast in the morning. I will definitely be back!
Our weekend at Sticks and Stones was a fantastic experience, the amazing nature and the incredibly warm and welcoming hosts are still making us smile when we think about it.
Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Check out the What's Happening on our website to keep abreast of all the happenings. You can also sign up there for our newsletter to learn about the latest at the farm (like the new chickens and dwarf baby Kids that have joined our family!) Much aloha!
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About the Host, Sticks And Stones Farm
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.
Our closest Health Food store with fresh produce too.Main St Monroe CT 06468
This is where Tim eats every night when Annie is away! And its just down the hill.Main St Monroe CT 06468
Like Indian food? You wont be disappointed here. And vegan options too.S Main St Newtown CT 06470
Fresh, local and natural. Best meat, grass fed (perfect for grilling at the farm) and lots of other local produce as well as a wonderful deli...say Aloha to Steve from AnnieS Main St Newtown CT 06470