About this listing
Amazing victorian house in the trees. Drive under a covered bridge and see the house on a hill above the quaint town. There's three places to Ski one is right in town! A painstakingly preserved and decorated 3 story house with French mirrors, Moroccan lamps, and Persian carpets.
As featured in New York Magazine! A perfect winter get away near skiing, hiking, and in an cozy village with a covered bridge. Amazing historic victorian (ca. 1870) in front of a stream, in Historic West Cornwall, right past the covered bridge, nestled over 3 floors on a small hill in the middle of the trees. There is no house like it. Retaining every historical feature. Oozes of charm & style. With a farmers market right across the street!
The house has details in tact, with new plumbing, heating, and electric. It has amazing furniture retaining a great historic feel while adding a lot of charm and style. It's perfect for artists and couples wishing a romantic get away from the city. The house is on 3 floors overlooking the stream and town, right over the covered bridge and minutes away from 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, antiques, and the Housatonic River. With a great garden and huge stone steps. Enjoy views of the creek from the front porch and from patio on the second floor.
Located in a historic West Cornwall, right past the covered bridge on the Housantic River about 2 hours from NYC. Accommodates 4 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms in 1,400 square feet of space over 3 floors.
- 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed, one queen 4 poster bed) – 3rd floor extra single sofa bed
- 1 old claw foot bathtub and separate toilette. No shower.
- 1 main living room with huge cathedral ceiling
- 1 historic kitchen, dining room, and fantastic day bed
- 1 large front porch and patio on the second floor
All utilities are included: Heating, hot water, electricity, wifi, Fully furnished. Pets are considered. No smoking. Linens/towels included. Washer/dryer.
From the May 20th 2013 New York Magazine article
"Even the drive to this three-story 1870s Litchfield County Victorian is picture perfect: Pass through a covered bridge and you'll spot it peeking through the leaves, perched on an oak-dotted hillside. The two-bedroom, one-bath house has undergone a top-to-bottom interior restoration and a systems overhaul, which means you can bask in period charm (bay windows, a claw-foot tub, exposed-beam ceilings) without forgoing the ease of modern conveniences (reliable plumbing and electricity). The décor is a shabby-chic mix of plush velvet chairs, Shaker furniture, perfectly weathered Oriental rugs, and knickknacks from local haunts like Michael Trapp's antique shop (7 River Rd.; (phone number hidden)), just up the road. Fill your days with walks to the nearby stream, afternoon dips in Cream Hill Lake, and kayaking excursions on the Housatonic River."
Most amazing, unique experience you can have in a truly character filled country house.
The house is set on 1 acre, on small hill in front of a creek. About 3/5 the property is wooded on a hill. The sloped nature of the land combined with the woodland and water edges give the property a private feeling in summer, but with the walkable amenities of a country hamlet (post office, restaurant, café, antique shop – all in view of the covered bridge).
Nearby are the historic towns of Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Great Barrington, and Millerton.
Entire house. Front porch, second floor stone terrace, outdoor seating including 2 benches, 1 chez, 1 outdoor chair, and a small outdoor dining table.
Interaction with Guests
Happy to help with any questions. Mary our neighbor who helps to manage the house is there for you.
West Cornwall is right over the covered bridge. There is a farmers market across the street, Wandering Moose Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you are a short drive from at least 5 great towns. Lot's of great skiing in Catamount and Butternut!
It's a bit over a two hour drive from New York City.
Keep the place as you found it. Garbage goes in the trash cans by the post office. Check in is at 4pm. Checkout is at 11am. Email and call Mary to arrange an arrival time.