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3 Story Victorian in the Trees

SuperhostWest Cornwall, Connecticut, United States
Entire house hosted by Larry
6 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Amazing victorian house in the trees. Drive under a covered bridge and see the house on a hill above the quaint town. A painstakingly preserved and decorated 3 story house with French mirrors, Moroccan lamps, Shaker furniture, and Persian carpets. New high-end gas range, new hood, All Clad pots and new refrigerator for a great cooking experience. Also a new W Hotel Mattress and featherbed in the master bedroom.

The space
As featured in New York Magazine! 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. Retaining every historical feature. Oozes of charm & style. With a farmers market right across the street in summer and skiing right in town at Mohawk Mountain in winter. We also have a brand new BertazonI range for cooking.

The house 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 getaway from the city. The house is on 3 floors overlooking the stream and town, right over the covered bridge and close to 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 the patio on the second floor.

Located in a historic West Cornwall, right past the covered bridge on the Housatonic River about 2 hours from NYC. Accommodates 2-4 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms in 1,400 square feet of space over 3 floors.
- 2 bedrooms - note guest bedroom has a heavy linen curtain separating it for the living space but not a door. Master bedroom as a new W Hotels Mattress and featherbed.
- 1 old claw foot bathtub and separate toilette. No shower. Please note the bathtub is separated from the bedroom with a linen curtain. Again no door. Also, it is accessed via the bedroom.
- 1 main living room with a huge cathedral ceiling
- 1 historic kitchen -- Brand new Bertazoni Stainless Steel Range👌 Kitchen is rustic with found wood shelves and original 1890s open shelves. Full-size new refrigerator and All-Clad pots and pans.
- 1 - dining room, and fantastic day bed
- 1 large front porch and patio on the second floor
Pets are considered with an additional security deposit. No smoking. Linens/towels and cookware 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."

The house is set on 1 acre, on a 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.

Guest access
Entire house.

Front porch, second floor stone terrace, outdoor seating including 2 benches, 1 chez, 1 outdoor chair, and a small outdoor dining table.

Other things to note
Please no pets. It's an old house with lots of interesting furniture and antiques. Please be careful of mud and of keeping the place clean and tidy when you leave. It's a home.
Amazing victorian house in the trees. Drive under a covered bridge and see the house on a hill above the quaint town. A painstakingly preserved and decorated 3 story house with French mirrors, Moroccan lamps, Shaker furniture, and Persian carpets. New high-end gas range, new hood, All Clad pots and new refrigerator for a great cooking experience. Also a new W Hotel Mattress and featherbed in the master bedroom…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

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Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Iron
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Hair dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Dryer
Heating
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West Cornwall, Connecticut, United States

West Cornwall is right over the covered bridge. There is a farmers market across the street, a Local Farm to Table Restaurant Pearly's right in town for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you are a short drive from at least 5 great towns. Lot's of great skiing right in town and also at Catamount and Butternut!
West Cornwall is right over the covered bridge. There is a farmers market across the street, a Local Farm to Table Restaurant Pearly's right in town for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you are a short drive fr…

Hosted by Larry

Joined in January 2012
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My husband and I have been Airbnb Super Hosts for many years now. We have a place in Brooklyn and a country place. I work in non-profit and he is an artist and filmmaker.
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $750

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