Little House on 60 Acres, near NYC

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, United States

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.

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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.

The Space

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 breakfast or dinner. $15 for breakfast, $22 for 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.

Guest Access

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. 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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:~)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $1050 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 8:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Nice place to spend a weekend to relax. I like the pagoda very much, but unfortunately we arrived after a hurricane, it's a little bit cold for us.

    July 2014
  • 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.

    May 2014
    Response from Desre':

    Thanks Karen,
    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!

    May 2014
  • Just spent the perfect weekend at Sticks & Stones recording music in the yoga studio above the barn and staying in the Houseboat cabin. We are a 2-piece band that were looking for a weekend retreat to record music, and Tim was very kind to have offered us the Yoga studio to do so. It was perfect for our specific/unique needs, and made for a very inspired creative process that we know will reflect in our music.

    May 2014
  • I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and brought him to Sticks & Stones for one night. We arrived in the early evening and were greeted by Tim, who showed us around and made us feel immediately at home. We stayed in the boathouse, which was absolutely wonderful. We woke up to the sound of the water running into the pond and the nearby birds. It is (email hidden), beautifully connected to nature- everyone should stay there at least once in their life! We highly recommend it, without any reservation. Annie and Tim, thank you so much!

    May 2014
  • We loved staying at sticks and stones farm! Annie and Tim were so hospitable and lovely to talk to. We enjoyed getting to know David as well and eat his delicious meals! The houseboat was the perfect getaway from New York City life for us. The fall colors were amazing and we really enjoyed exploring all the unique cabins on the mountain, cooking with vegetables from your garden, and kayaking at the nearby pond. It's all we've been talking about since we got back to NYC and we can't wait to go back to sticks and stones in the spring!!! Thanks for everything Annie, Tim and David!

    October 2013
  • (email hidden). We spent a day on the houseboat then another day in a cabin up in the woods. The houseboat was so cozy and such a unique experience. The cabin, built by Tim, is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture I've seen in a while. A very inspiring escape from the world. Lovely hosts.

    October 2013
    Response from Desre':

    Thanks for being understanding and moving up to the Stone Cabin. Glad u liked is my fav too:~) Come back soon! Happy farming!

    October 2013
  • Grandiose place in a beatifulll nature! Anni and Tim were so warm and helpfull. We enjoyed the wonderfull houseboat and we had two fantastic days. You can buy your own organic food from the farm and cook it at the nice big equipped kitchen. Even we had a spontaneously ukulele workshop with the great neighbourhood.
    Highly recommend staying here. We hope we see you again!!!

    October 2013
    Response from Desre':

    Children! Well....they always find the farm magical and they too will become part of our farm family:~)) Be well and have a fun winter, Annie and Tim

    October 2013
  • The farm is beautiful, calm and quiet. The houseboat is cozy and serene, and we loved going for long walks through the woods. We had a wonderful time, and is the perfect place to escape the city for a few days and recharge the batteries.

    October 2013
  • We had the most enjoyable weekend in the Boathouse at Sticks and Stones Farm last weekend. We're sad we can't make it back this weekend for more!

    Annie and Tim were extremely hospitable. They have created a magical paradise, full of natural beauty and positive energy. We spent the weekend hiking and exploring the woods, relaxing in our bright cabin, and cooking in their awesome industrial kitchen. We also attended a great yoga class on Saturday morning on the property and a two hour drum circle on Saturday night -- one of our highlights!

    We can't wait to make it back. Thank you, Annie and Tim for such a special experience!

    October 2013
  • Sticks and Stones (email hidden)! Visiting here felt like we were transported to a beautiful faraway land. Annie & Tim are wonderful hosts and the retreat is so peaceful. We had a great time wandering up the mountain thru the woods and exploring their beautiful farm. We also brought home some delicious swiss chard, shallots and tomatoes from their organic farm stand. Can't wait to visit again!

    September 2013
    Response from Desre':

    We can't wait till you visit again too! You are now part of the Sticks and Stones Farm family! Aloha, Annie and Tim

    September 2013
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I am living on a 60 acre farm/retreat in Connecticut. My partner, Ethan and I help manage the farm with his dad, Tim. Tim has owned Sticks and Stones Farm for over 35 years and the 60 acre farm is his creation and life's work. The farm (email hidden) 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. Ethan does stone sculptures and you will find many stone figures and stone puzzles around the farm on your hike. We love to live simply, sustainably and with presence. We practice Vipassana meditation and Ashtanga yoga. We love clean food, ukulele, yoga and so many other good things :-)
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