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Recent Connecticut reviews

  • Beautiful Setting!

    "This is such a beautiful property! The view is just unbelievable. Waking up in the morning and having a cup of tea on the porch was such a great way for me to start my wedding day! The house itself is very cute with a Brady Bunch vibe. Very kitch and original 1960s. We loved it! My bed was very comfortable and we found everything we needed in the kitchen. Before the visit Kathy was great at communicating with me though unfortunately had to leave town before our arrival. We were left in the capable hands of Lisa and she showed us around the property and explained how everything worked before leaving us to the peace and quiet of this lovely home. I would definitely come back here if I needed another weekend away with a large group. Thanks for everything!"
    Guest: Katie F. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Soulful

    "The barn is full of soul! The barn was the highlight of our vacation. Every morning we looked at each other in disbelief that this was our home for a few days. When we arrived we were greeted by Guy and a fridge full of breakfast goodies not to mention the best cookies ever. Hope and Faith are the sweetest horses and very friendly to carrot feeders. We enjoyed the pool, animals and pool table. And the bed was very comfy. We also enjoyed the seclusion. Even though the family resides on the property, we never really noticed it. Working with Guy on the reservation was easy. Kent is a quaint town and The location is convenient to wineries. We also enjoyed Fife and Drum (romantic dinner) and Gilbert's (take out - great food and pizza)."
    Guest: DocC Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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  • Great relaxation

    "We arrived all type A with many plans to hike and swim, ended up enjoying the comfort of the house, cooking, hanging out together. Switching from indoor seating for outdoor, enjoying cooking together in the very well equipped kitchen, and eating. We did do some biking and swimming, after all. We'll surely be back again!"
    Guest: Yael B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • UNFORGETTABLE!!!

    "I can't say enough good things about the Riverview Cottage. My family rented last weekend for my wedding: rehearsal dinner, day-of getting ready for bridal party, photos, and accommodations for all parents. We comfortably fit 8 adults sleeping (could have easily fit a handful more!), and had plenty of space on wedding day for 10 gals to get ready. When making wedding plans, we originally considered getting multiple hotel rooms down the road, but this option far exceeded those ideas; financially it made so much more sense, and allowed everyone to be under one roof for such an important occasion. The 3rd floor master suite was absolutely perfect for all of my bridal getting-ready photos. Unfortunately the weather wasn't as cooperative as we would have hoped, but the amazing views, and easy access of the cottage from downtown Mystic completely made up for it. No one wanted to leave at the end of our stay! We took plenty of photos under the 1st floor deck, and in front of the many picture windows around the house. This home has everything we needed and more. Paul was a pleasure to work with as well! My family already has plans to rent this house again in the future- it was that amazing!! Thank you Paul for a wonderful experience- we look forward to visiting again soon!"
    Guest: Meredith S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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Connecticut Travel Tips

Visitors to Connecticut Vacation Rentals

Connecticut is traditionally one of the more affluent states in America. Much of the nation’s pioneer history took place here and there are many historical sites. Connecticut has a wide range of attractions so visitors will almost certainly find something of interest to see and do. It is a state that is scenically very beautiful. Many artists and photographers travel in the summer and fall seasons to capture the vibrant colors. Those who enjoy exploring the back roads and visiting historic towns and villages will find many places to visit in Connecticut. Old wooden covered bridges make superb photo subjects. The many museums provide some insight into the traditions of the state. Connecticut is a popular ski destination and there are many top-quality ski resorts in the mountains. It is close enough to the cities to provide a weekend ski break for busy corporate executives. During the ski season, many families enjoy an extended ski vacation in Connecticut. Because of its scenic landscapes, Connecticut is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination.

Seasons to Visit Connecticut Lake Houses

Winter, spring, summer or fall -- the beauty of Connecticut’s landscapes never fades. Instead, they simply get transformed into a myriad of different and vibrant colors. During the winter months, the ski slopes are the main attraction and over weekends the resorts and towns become a hive of activity. During the summer months, there is a whole range of activities to enjoy. Between the hiking and mountain biking trails, country markets, antique shops, museums and back roads, there is something for every type of visitor to enjoy. The fall foliage each year brings a vibrant display of color to the landscapes. As the leaves turn all rusty hues, they create picture perfect moments. In the spring, once the snows have melted, the forests and valleys come alive with wildflowers and vibrant green hues. Connecticut is an all-season destination.

Getting to Connecticut Cottages

Connecticut is a relatively small state located on the east coast. It forms part of New England and is easily accessible from most major eastern cities including New York City, Boston and Washington DC. While the state does not have an international airport, its proximity to the major cities makes that negligible. JFK, and Newark and Boston Logan Airports all have regular daily commercial flights with most major cities in North America and Europe. From there, you can either hire a car to travel up to Connecticut or you can make use of the extensive rail system. Hartford Regional Airport is the largest major airport within Connecticut. It hosts regular commercial flights on domestic carriers as well as private charter planes. Most people enjoy driving up to Connecticut because that way they can enjoy the beautiful countryside and scenery. Traveling by train is a convenient alternative as you do not have to hassle with traffic getting out of the cities.

Things to See and Do in Connecticut

You can enjoy a wide range of landscapes and activities in Connecticut. The coastal areas are most popular as summer beach vacation destinations. Amusement parks, casinos and beachfront entertainment all form part of a great vacation vibe. Visit historic lighthouses and maritime museums or simply enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk. Connecticut hosts a wide variety of performing arts and theaters through the state-hosted ballet, dance, drama and musical productions. During the summer months, outdoor performances are common and attract a wide variety of performing artists. The interior region is popular with those who enjoy the outdoors and a wide range of adventure activities including skiing and mountain biking.

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