|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Charming 1820 eyebrow colonial farmhouse, impeccably decorated with cook's kitchen with Wolf range and granite countertops. Private access to Housatonic river. Four bedrooms, sunroom, library, fireplace in living/dining room. Minutes from Hotchkiss, Salisbury and Berkshire schools for parents looking to visit students. Three ski mountains within 25 minutes (Catamount, Butternut and Mohawk). Minutes from Lime Rock Park, and Lakeville Lake and Twin Lakes. Miles of country roads to walk and bike.
We are weekenders who have fallen in love with this area. We are avid fly fishers, skiers, and hikers. Access to all that and charming New England towns, restaurants, and festivals. 3 miles from Lime Rock Park.
Jonathan Murphy purchased this house in 1995
If you like to catch trout, race at Lime Rock Park, cook gourmet meals, hike the Appalachin trail, ski, or bike - this is the house for you.
The house is _remote_, which we sorely needed coming from Brooklyn. The property is nestled along the Housatonic, a small stream runs along the driveway, and is backed against a large stand of pines and a small hill filled with deer (I found their scat, but didn't see any during our stay).
The house has all of the colonial charm one would expect of the area, without the pretension that a lot of the larger properties in the area seem to be steeped in. The floors are all wide-board and seem original to the building, with an addition of a sun porch off of the main living/dining area. The bedrooms were good sizes and cozy, with ample linens and extra blankets at the ready. The kitchen was _perfect_ for all of the cooking that we did with a large chef's stove and a large-capacity refrigerator; Plenty of counter space for prep as well.
We had guests come and go and comfortably slept 7 adults and a toddler comfortably.
The wood-burning fireplace made our Christmas eve and morning toasty and memorable. It was an ideal place for such an event with plenty of room at the long dining table and large living room.
Some downsides: Nearest full grocery store is ~20 minutes drive; The matreses are quite hard (which worked for me and my wife, but not my in-laws or parents that are in their 60s)
Other than those two small considerations, it was a delight to stay there. I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to get away for a while to the quiet, quaint everything that is Salisbury, CT.
Northwest Connecticut is New England at its best.
|Property Damage Protection||£80|
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* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.