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 located on seven wooded acres with a lovely private, natural swimming pond, 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 pool and air hockey. There is also a television set with DVD player.
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 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.
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 swimming, 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 located 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.
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.
This is a fabulous, rural area, practically a step back in time. We come here to relax and get away from the hectic pace of our regular lives. You'll find it perfect for that.
There is no public transit in this area. You will need a car. There is a lot of parking at the cabin.
We do not allow smoking anywhere on the property, nor do we allow pets. Please do not ask. The fireplace on the main floor, and the fire pit by the pond are to be used responsibly. The fireplace in the rec room is not to be used. Please refrain from excessive noise at the pond and beach after 9pm and respect our neighbors. All guests must complete a reservation form and sign a waiver of liability. 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.
An incredible and beautiful home situated in a quiet country town, surrounded by wonderful natural activities.
The hosts are incredibly thoughtful as indicated by the helpful notes throughout the home. The house itself is extraordinarily charming and warm, and has built in all of the necessities you would need for a weekend getaway.
Planning and booking the trip was just as stress-free as the trip itself.
The Log Cabin was perfect for us, filled with charm. We felt very comfortable there. It was close enough to town, to go grab a bite, yet far enough off the beaten path for a nice peaceful stay. One thing we all thought was a nice touch were all the little notes all over the house to let you know which light switch turned on which light, etc.
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It was country living for the weekend at it's best for city slickers like us! I stayed here for a wedding I had in Massachussetts and the commute was easy to get there and we slept well each night. The friendly reminders pon the wall and instructional packet was very well appreciated.
We had an overall good time at the cabin. The cabin was cute and was accurately depicted in the photos. The house was fully equipped in the kitchen, had one smaller flat screen tv, and a hottub that fit 4 comfortably or 6 if you really squeezed. Christine was easy to communicate with and were in contact to fix the internet within 10 minutes. The surrounding towns had a couple of restaurants which were good and a few parks where you could swim, kayak, float down the river in a tube, etc. keep in mind that the area is geared towards outdoor activities and relaxation as there isn't much in the immediate area. There were a couple of things we were a little disappointed with. One was the pond area. It was a major factor for choosing this spot but was sadly unused due to the pond being unswimmable and a sign which warned of position ivy on the bank with the bench. Another big downside was the bedding. Although the cabin advertised a pullout bed in the library, 2 queens, a futon, a twin, and bunk beds, it isn't meant for adults. The pullout couch in the study was very uncomfortable and alternate sleeping arrangements were made due to the fact. The futon is at the top of the stairs under the roof, so no privacy or head room is really available. The bunk beds are really low, which is fine or children but not adults; and the bunk beds share a room with the twin bed. Great for children but not adults. The mattresses also have seen better days. The basement had a nice pool table and air hockey, which was nice. Just keep in mind it's in the basement and is freezing cold to keep mold down. Although we had a nice time and the owners were helpful, I don't think the benefits outweigh the faults and cost and would not return.
Taking to heart Jaclyn's surprising comments, I urge potential guests to view the 46 photos of the cabin which accurately depict the beds in every room as well as the beach and pond area. I have also revised the description of our cabin to include these points.
The 3 twin beds in the loft bedroom (pictured in the listing) are normally used by families for their children who love bunking there. Some adults may not be comfortable sleeping bunk beds. Likewise, the bed on the landing is intended to accommodate a 10th person in the home, but it is not private. Opinions vary about the comfort of a pull out sofa bed, but the one in the cabin is less than a year old. This is the first complaint we've received about it. The Queen beds in the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms are also new and having slept in both, I can attest they are great.
While our beach and natural pond are available for swimming and we enjoy doing so, the bottom is leafy and we cannot control the water level which is dependant on rainfall. A public pond and beach with lifeguard, changing area, toilets, parking, picnic tables and playground is located one mile from the cabin and is open to our guests at no charge.
Most people spend a great deal of time on our private beach because to sit and watch the wildlife including ducks, frogs, turtles and herons is so fantastic. For cooking out and sitting around the large fire pit at night, our pond can't be beat.
Airbnb is a stay in someone's home. This is ours. We love it and Jaclyn's complaints notwithstanding, think you will, too.
The cottage was cozy and rustic, just as we expected. Our kids were charmed by it's storybook feel as well as the game room downstairs and trampoline in the back yard. Christine was easy to work with and overall we were very pleased with the experience.
The cabin was lovely and very well prepared. We had a really wonderful time. I highly recommend this cabin for getaway and fun. The kitchen is wonderfully enormous and well kept. The hot tub on the enclosed porch is wonderful.
Walks in the woods, games of pool, breakfast by the fire and nights in the hot tub.
I highly recommend the cabin as well as the owner Christine and her husband Jim. Excellent experience!
This cabin is even better than it looks in pictures. Our winter weekend was beautiful and we couldn't have been happier with the house or the quiet woods as we were blanketed by snow. They had everything we needed, Christine was professional and easy to deal with.
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