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Gorgeous Views Heaven For Nature Lovers

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Accommodates Up To Six Guests

Located in the historic town of Haddam, Connecticut on five park-like acres surrounded by nature, The Carriage House is the perfect getaway for discriminating travelers. Newly constructed and completed in 2015, The Carriage House offers approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space.

Climb the stairs to a large deck offering views of Haddam Meadows State Park and seasonal views of the Connecticut River. The deck is the perfect spot for al fresco dining. Enjoy your first cup of coffee and watch the early morning mist rise off the River, observe the eagles and hawks soaring, or watch the sun go down over the hills with a glass of wine on a quiet evening.

Walk through the double French doors off the deck into an expansive Great Room with a soaring cathedral ceiling, two comfortable seating areas, a TV area, fully equipped kitchen, and large dining table. Sit in air conditioned (or heated) comfort and take in the views from the large windows. Or get cozy by the fireplace on a cold winter day.

There are two beautiful bedrooms on either side of the Great Room that are furnished with charming antiques. Each has a queen size bed, large closet, and TV. Both bedrooms have access to the spacious "Jack and Jill" bathroom with its cathedral ceiling. The bathroom is beautifully tiled with marble accents and includes two sinks, one for each bedroom, and a luxurious tub/shower combo offering the option of a quick shower or a long relaxing soak.

Need an additional bed? There is a pull out full size sofa bed in the Great Room for that extra person or two.

The Carriage House is central air conditioned and heated, offers free WIFI, flat screen HDTV,DVD, fireplace (in season), and has a fully equipped kitchen plus a propane barbecue grill.

More Details

Maryan and Jeff Muthersbaugh
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About Maryan and Jeff Muthersbaugh

Jeff is an executive recruiter and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the Connecticut Lodging Association, and the Connecticut Bed and Breakfast Association.

Maryan is a former Human Resources Director who has transitioned to hosting guests and maintaining the historic property. Both Jeff and Maryan enjoy history, architecture, travel, interior design, and meeting new and interesting people.

Maryan and Jeff Muthersbaugh purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Maryan and Jeff Muthersbaugh chose Central Connecticut

The Carriage House is newly constructed (2015) located on five park-like acres on the grounds of the historic Nehemiah Brainerd House which was built in 1765. The property sits on a bluff above Haddam Meadows State Park and the Connecticut River. The views are spectacular. We enjoy sharing our little bit of heaven

What makes this cottage unique

The property is surrounded by nature. The State Park and the Connecticut River is our backyard. It is a bird watchers' delight....red tailed hawks glide overhead, along with every kind of bird imaginable. The views are spectacular in any season. The Nature Conservancy calls this section of the lower Connecticut River Valley one of the last great places. The property is private and quiet except for the sound of the birds and wildlife.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Haddam in Middlesex County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautiful "Jack and Jill" Bathroom with two sinks
  • Spacious bath with two sinks and tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full size sofa bed in Great Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing



Goodspeed Opera House
Gillette Castle State Park
Mark Twain House & Museum
Essex Clipper Dinner Train
Old Lyme
Old Saybrook
Griswold Inn ~ Dining
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Haddam Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hadlyme Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 9
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Haddam Restaurant
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Powder Ride, Middlefield
Car: necessary

Art museums, historic river towns, several world class theaters including the renown Goodspeed Opera House, antique steam train and riverboat rides, state forests and parks for hiking and nature, bird watching, etc, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Haddam, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy: We are a small business and rely on every reservation. However, in the unfortunate event that you must cancel your reservation, a cancellation fee of $25 for each reserved accommodation will apply provided you cancel seven days or more prior to the scheduled check in date. For cancellations made less than seven days prior to the scheduled check in date, the rate for one night for each reserved accommodation will be retained. Payment in full is required at check in and there are no refunds for early departures.

The one night rate plus tax required seven days prior to check in to secure reservation. Balance due upon check in.


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