Fantastic, authentic log cabin on 7 acres of wooded land with private pond that's good for a dip and with a sandy beach. Charm throughout with beds for nine to ten people.
AN AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN IN THE BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT. Our log cabin is on seven wooded acres with a lovely private, natural pond that's good for a dip, fire pit and sandy beach. Inside our cabin, a soaring beamed ceiling, skylights, and stone fireplace enhance the rustic charm.
The cabin is furnished with everything you need for your stay, including bed linens, towels, kitchen equipment, cooking staples and basic toiletries.
The house is on two levels. A master bedroom with Queen sized bed and loft bedroom with three twin beds are on the second floor along with a convertible sofa on the large landing. This makes sleeping for six on the 2nd floor.
On the first floor, a double bedroom and a library with pull out sofa provides private sleeping accommodations for 4 more people.
Playtime in the basement with a new pool table. There is also a television set with DVD player in the living room and in the basement.
A large front porch overlooks the garden and into the woods. A screened/sliding glass door sun porch on the side of the house looks out onto the path to the swimming hole. We have a large 6-8 person hot tub on this sun porch.
A meadow in the back of the house is the perfect place for kids to play. We have a large, netted trampoline here. Beyond the meadow is more woods for them to explore.
Our pond is large, cool and refreshing. Children can swim and wander along the edge looking for tadpoles and frogs. In the center of the pond is a mini island for more exploring.
The log cabin is close to skiing, the public town pond and recreation area, four state parks, Music Mountain and tubing on the Farmington River.
This is the setting for a family vacation you will always remember.
The entire house and 7 acre wooded grounds are available for our guests to enjoy. Keep in mind a few things.
We recycle and expect our guests to do so as well. Bottles, cans, paper and plastics should be rinsed and placed in the recycle bin.
This is a house in the country and there are bears, foxes and smaller critters on the property.
The bunk beds are full size, but adults may not be comfortable sleeping in them and the bed on the landing is intended to accommodate a 10th person in the home, but it is not private.
Finally, while our beach and pond are available for a dip, it has a leafy bottom and it is not crystal clear. A public pond and beach with lifeguard, changing area, toilets, parking, picnic tables and playground is one mile from the cabin and is open to our guests at no charge.
Most people enjoy our beach and pond for watching the wildlife, ducks, frogs and herons, barbecuing and using the firepit at night. We do not provide firewood for the pit or the indoor fireplace.
Interaction with guests
We will communicate by email and phone, but we are not located on or near the property. This is our second home. A caretaker will be available should any problem arise.
We do not allow smoking anywhere on the property, nor do we allow pets. Please do not ask. You must recycle paper, cardboard, plastic and metal bottles, cans and take out containers. Rinse all materials containing food or drink before depositing in the recycle bin. The fireplace on the main floor, and the fire pit by the pond are to be used responsibly. The fireplace in the basement rec room is not to be used. Please refrain from excessive noise at the pond and beach after 10pm and respect our neighbors. All guests must complete a reservation form and sign a waiver of liability before a key will be sent. Please avoid drama by completing this as soon as possible after booking. Number of beds used should conform to the number of guests. A fee will be charged for excessive use of linens. Please follow the departure checklist which will be sent to you after booking.
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