"The perfect escape - close enough to NYC that travel is not a problem, but far enough away that you forget about the city. My girlfriend and I were there for 10 days, but we could have easily stayed the entire summer. The cottage itself is a gem, beautifully decorated with antiques (collected by the owner) that really make the place feel like a home. Rustic charm, but with beautifully updated bathrooms, comfy bedrooms, cable television (although I doubt you'll want to turn on the TV), wi-fi, stereo and kitchen. Then there are the grounds, immaculately maintained with a terrific garden. We picked squash, tomatoes, garlic, broccoli, basil, kale (and more). The owner, Michael, doesn't advertise 'free food', but he does encourage you to take whatever you want from the garden. It was an unexpected extra.
Located just minutes from the center of town, a picture perfect Main St., brimming with antique shops, great dining, a cozy bookstore, artisanal cheese, coffee and chocolate shops. A little further up the road is Kent Falls, a beautiful park to picnic or bbq and hike up the Falls.
We did all that, but the best part of each day was just relaxing outside the cottage. Sitting on Adirondack chairs on a hill overlooking the lovely Hatch Pond. Reading, relaxing, decompressing. We've never had that sort of vacation - ever. We came back to the city feeling incredibly refreshed, but we're already dying to go back. Thanks, Michael!"
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 24, 2015