About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
Vacation on your own private retreat. This charming, country log home sits on 4.5 acres of wooded property. The home has a new gourmet eat in kitchen with fireplace and a wall of windows with a view of nature. The great room has an enormous granite fireplace and plenty of space for you and your guests to relax. One bedroom is located on the first floor, the remaining three are on the second floor. The MBR is large and beautifully appointed including a fireplace and its own kitchenette.
The grounds are spectacular. Professionally landscaped gardens surround the pool and hot tub. The one of a kind swimming pool has been constructed with the granite ledge as its floor. You feel as if you are swimming in a naturally occurring mountain pool. There is a large lawn in the back yard for games and sports activities. Granite Lodge is old quarry property. The house is perched atop a hill and an old quarry pool, perfect for fishing and frogging, remains at the bottom. The long, winding uphill driveway lets you know you are entering your own private retreat.
Keywords: Log Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Hope Viviani
As a child every summer my family would vacation in a log cabin in the country. I have such wonderful memories of catching frogs and fireflies, swimming until goose bumps forced me out of the water and sitting around a fire toasting marshmallows, that when the opportunity came along for us to purchase our own log home nestled in the woods, my husband and I didn't have to think twice. At the time we were living on a parcel of land that was .10 of an acre. We were both looking for some privacy and as an avid gardener, I was excited about the opportunity to have room to really get my hands dirty. We purchased Granite Lodge and never looked back. The peace, serenity and joy it has brought us both can not be measured. Now we have gotten a bit older and are ready for something new. We are living on our boat and traveling the U.S. coastline. A new adventure for us and the opportunity to share all that we love about Granite Lodge with you.
Hope Viviani purchased this House in 1989
Why Hope Viviani chose Guilford
We purchased Granite Lodge to live in as our primary home. I was employed in New Haven and my husband worked in the shoreline towns off of I95. Purchasing this property allowed us to have privacy, serenity and the home of our dreams with a commute of only 20 minutes. After upgrading, adding gardens and the pool friends and family started asking us if we would host their weddings, birthday parties and family reunions. Vacation requests followed shortly after and we began to use Granite Lodge as a vacation rental whenever we were traveling.
What makes this House unique
Granite Lodge is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the restaurants, museums, live theater and the many other cultural and family activities New Haven has to offer. Beach and boating are half that distance. Enjoy a Thimble Island cruise departing from neighboring Stony Creek or take a day trip to Mystic Aquarium or Mystic Seaport. Do you think you would like to try your hand at gambling? Both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos are within driving distance and offer gambling and celebrity entertainment. A day spent on the historic Essex steam train and river boat will be enjoyed by all. If shopping makes you smile it's a 20 minute trip down the shoreline to the outlet stores of Clinton Crossing. If staying close to home is your preference, just down the road is the quaint and historical town of Guilford. It is a family friendly town with beaches, parks, playgrounds, historic houses to tour, fine restaurants and fairs and events on the green throughout the summer. At Granite Lodge its all in your own backyard.
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SECOND STAY Weekend with Friends
This is our second time at Granite Lodge and we loved it just as much as the first! Hope is so accommodating as a host. It snowed while we were there and the driveway was plowed and shoveled as well as salted.
The fireplace is huge and gorgeous. We had a fire going in the living room pretty much all weekend. Our group is half guys who love thier sports so we ned up bringing our own larger TV with us but if you are looking to for a disconnected weekend then the TVs the house has are fine. The wifi also worked great this year for us!
The kitchen is stocked with pans, plates cups for all your needs. The oven is a tad small but we made it work. The fridge and freezer are modern and very large for storage.
All the bedrooms are comfy and have ample room and enough blankets for the colder months.
Unique, comfortable place. We made Thanksgiving dinner here and the kitchen was perfect.
The owners were very receptive to our needs and questions. We would absolutely recommend this place for a serene getaway.
The property was pristine and incredibly beautiful
The property was pristine and incredibly beautiful. Our hosts were very attentive but gave us plenty of space and we felt completely at home and free to enjoy all of the gorgeous features that this property had to offer !
Amazing house and property!!!
This house was absolutely perfect for our wedding weekend! The pool is so unique along with the entire property. I highly recommend the Granite Lodge!
Perfect destination for a family getaway!
Granit Lodge exceeded our expectations! The property is large, beautifully landscaped and offers a variety to do! From beatiful gardens to the fire pit, to the great lawn for games - there is space to enjoy it all. And the pool? Amazing! I floated for hours, just enjoying the sun and sounds of nature around me. There is a large outdoor table, protected by impressive umbrellas, and we enjoyed all of our meals there. A few games of Bananagrams, too!
Inside the home is stunning! A perfect mix of modern and rustic. The detail put into every nook makes the house worth exploring. The home is spacious, plenty of different spacious rooms including a kitchen, living room, library, etc.
The home is also prepped with everything you'll need and more! Towels, linens, cookware, cleaning supplies, even a nice collection of spices were available for our use. Everything you'll need is new and modern as well!
The owners met us on the property and gave nice tour. They were attentive to quickly respond to any questions we had. Thank you both for making this trip a memory we will not forget.
We will definitely be back!
The place is beautiful
The place is absolutely gorgeous and rustic. Hope is a wonderful host. The grounds are huge and contain everything you need to get away from the city and have a great time
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for 8 guests. There is a $25.00 charge per person, per night for additional guests.