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Come stay with us on the Farm

Bedrooms 3
Space 860 sq. ft.
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub


About the property

1/2 Duplex 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Set on twelve acres of woods and rolling hills enjoy the quiet and rustic charm of our property. Sip your morning coffee on the back deck or take in a bon fire at twilight. Accommodations include a fully furnished kitchen, W/D and memory foam beds with 1800 count sheets. We have no carpets and do not allow smoking in the house. We do have Midnight Red and Tequila Sunrise our resident cows, and chickens, stop up to see Macon Bacon our Miss piggy and say hi. We believe in treating people as we would like to be treated so think of us as family while here.

Doug and Doris
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Doug and Doris

My Great Grandparents purchased this property before 1900. They worked it as a farm for many years including through the depression. My family decided to start up the farm again in 1968 so we raised Registered Jerseys. We were fortunate to know the owners of the Farm where Elsie The Borden cow resided and we were lucky enough to get a great granddaughter of hers. I named her Daisy. We showed Daisy and Clover at the local fairs and won every conceivable ribbon you could imagine. We lived that life for 5 years. It was a good time. My wife and I tore down the old house in 1991 and put up a duplex and recently decided to start the farm again. We have chickens, a pig(Macon Bacon) and two angus/holstein cross calves(Midnight Red and Tequila Sunrise).

Doug and Doris purchased this house in 1890

Why Doug and Doris chose Central Connecticut

It is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.

What makes this house unique

The hill, the woods, the brook. Plus, We now have the Dry Heat Sauna and the Hot Tub is here and available!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Haddam in Middlesex County

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Memory foam mattress with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Full size pillow top bed with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Full size pillow top with 1800 count sheets
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Livingroom with full size futon with 1800 count sheets
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Come stay with us on the Farm
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
West Stockbridge, MA

The place was perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Doug and Doris, We enjoyed staying in your very comfortable and spotlessly clean property. Thank you for your hospitality. It was neat waking up to the sight of the baby calf frolicking beyond the fence. Vaunie and Bill Graulty

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate home, scenic grounds and friendly hosts to let us wander property

  • 5 of 5

Beds truly were comfortable. Suggest becoming familiar with thermostat as the room my daughter was sleeping in got very cold at night but didn't want to wake her fiddling around. Also suggest bringing bottled water to drink if you're sensitive to the sulfur smelling well water. All around an enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Great little farm, very convenient to Goodspeed!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples and two little kids greatly enjoyed this house. Doug and Doris met us upon arrival and were kind enough to show us around their property, including the animals. The house was clean and comfortable, and the Wifi worked well. The bagels and cream cheese were a nice treat. We didn't have a chance to enjoy the sauna and hot tub, but wished we had. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you. My wife fell in love with the little boy in your party to! Take care
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a place to be our home base while visiting area attractions(Essex Steam Train, Gillette Castle, etc..). Doug & Doris' place was perfect and it came along with the experience of being on the farm. Our hosts were warm & inviting. When we arrived there was home baked banana bread waiting for us and they gave us a tour of the farm as they knew we were interested in meeting the animals as well. The accommodations were perfect for the four of us (my brother & his fiance, my mother & myself). We each had our own bedroom and the kitchen had everything we needed. We felt very relaxed there. We would stay there again if in the area.

The Simons

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time with Doug and Doris. They were very sweet and very accommodating. You didn't even notice they were right next door. The house was very clean and equipped with everything you need.

Our daughters had a great time meeting the animals and enjoying s'mores at night by the camp fire. On our drive home the girls asked when were we coming back. It truly felt like a relaxing home away from home.

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love having you back any time. Let us know 30 days out so we can hatch some chicks for you. Hearing stuff like this and the other reviews makes us feel good to share the animals. Who knows........bunnies I think are coming soon. See you then. Enjoy the few days of summer that remain. Take Care, Doug and Doris
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Charming farm, great hosts

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our brief stay. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel comfortable but not at all intrusive. Very peaceful setting in a great town. The house was very well equipped with charming touches, like mints on our pillows. It was a great getaway from all our cares. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to be here for you. You are welcome back if you need. Have a great end to your summer. Doug and Doris
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bradley International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Towne Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Chester Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrac, Old Saybrook
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Waterford Speedbowl
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Gelston House, La Gusta Vita
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Southington
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Hammonaset Beach, Madison, CT
Car: necessary

Close by we have Gillette Castle, The Godspeed Opera House, Devil's Hopyard State Park, The Essex Steam Train, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, The Crystal Mall


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Haddam, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65
Property Damage Protection £45.61
cleaning £30.92 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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