Just an hour from Manhattan, this charming apartment in an updated 18th-century historic home is a perfect weekend or vacation retreat.
The original part of the house was built c. 1810. A grocery, meat market, and coal-selling business were operated out of it in the 1800's. Legend has it that the property was on the Underground Railway.
Newly renovated, the two-story apartment with private entrance into the garden has a bedroom, bathroom, and dressing room upstairs, and a living room and kitchenette downstairs. Internet and flat-screen TV. Washer/Dryer. Ironing board. Coffee plunger.
Don't worry if you don't have wheels because we're just a few minutes' walk from an end-of-the-line NJ Transit stop. During your stay, there is much to enjoy that's within walking distance of the apartment.
This is picture-perfect rolling horse country, with fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, and antiquing opportunities nearby. Dining options include a historic tavern, riverside cafe, and several upscale restaurants within walking distance.
The beautiful 500-acre Natirar Park, with hiking trails and fishing is close by. Adjoining Natirar is their famous farm-to-table restaurant, 90 Acres, renowned for its spectacular views, fine wines, and exceptional food. A state-of-the-art cooking school operates out of 90 Acres.
It's a very popular area for cycling, so make sure to bring your bikes - or feel free to borrow ours. You can fish trout from the brook across the road (you do need a fishing license). The beautiful 170-acre Raritan Headwaters Association wildlife preserve for hiking, fishing, and bird watching is a five-minute drive away.
You probably won't want to leave the area, but if you do, there is much to explore in this pretty, unspoiled area of rural New Jersey (NJ's best-kept secret!). There are nearby local towns with craft and antique shops, and farmers markets galore. There are state and county parks to hike and mountains to climb, all within an hour's drive.
Some of the attractions that are within a 30-minute drive of the property:
* Morristown National Historical Park where George Washington set up an encampment during the harsh winter of 1779/80. There are miles of hiking trails, a museum, and log cabins where the soldiers camped.
*Bridgewater Commons, a three-story mall with anchor stores Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales and a 175 retail stores and restaurants. You'll find everything from Abercrombie's to Zale's here.
* Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with a beautiful nature boardwalk.
* The U.S. Equestrian Team headquarters with its historic stables; a training facility for the nation's equestrian athletes.
* U.S. Golf Association headquarters with a golf museum and shop, opened Tuesday through Sunday.
The friendly owners of the property live on-site and are available if you need anything.