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Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

You will pay me directly, so that there are no fees that go to VRBO or HomeAway. This saves you about 10% in booking costs.

Rhubarb Hill is a woodsy retreat in beautiful Litchfield County. Relax in a charming farmhouse that is spacious and great for entertaining! The dining room, once a rustic keeping room, has a stone wall, fireplace, and stenciled hardwood floors. You will feel as if you stepped back in time. The living room is the perfect size for intimate conversations or larger gatherings. Wide hardwood floors predominate throughout this comfortable home. Cook up a great meal or snack in the well-equipped kitchen with a professional Garland gas stove, microwave, two dish washers and other culinary gadgets. There is a full basement with washer/dryer/ironing board.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two baths. The master bath is spectacular with a Jacuzzi, European-style shower, twin sinks, and great views of mature hardwoods and old stone walls. Relax in a queen size four poster bed while looking out over the expansive yard. There is a huge walk-in closet with ample storage. The second bedroom has a shaker-like feel with its queen bed and two closets. The third bedroom is small with two twin beds, great for kids. The second upstairs bathroom has a vintage feel with full tub/shower and sink.

The area:

House is walking distance to downtown New Preston and Lake Waramaug beach with boat rentals, swimming, rope swings and kayaking

Near the Steep Rock Land Trust with great hiking trails

Dine locally at the Historic Mayflower Inn as well as several wonderful local taverns and restaurants all within walking distance

Nestled between two villages New Preston and Washington Depot (home of the Gunnery School and the inspiration for Gilmore Girls)

15 minutes to Litchfield Connecticut with the best antiquing in Connecticut

$250 per night with a two-night minimum and $125 cleaning fee.

$1500 weekly rate

$4500 June

$5000 July

$5000 August

During the winter months, mid-October until mid March, I seek long-term rentals and only rent by the month.

Keywords: Renovated farmhouse with lovely garden setting

More Details

Owner
Julie Swaner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Julie Swaner

I purchased this house is 2009 and have made a number of improvements, including a new roof, new heating system, new insulation, and upgrading of exterior doors. I did all of this while living in Utah with trips twice a year to CT.

I recently retired and returned to CT for part of the year. I live in Raleigh the other part of the year. I love to garden and this area is wonderful for lush perennials and spectacular trees. It is great for bird watching, exploring wild flowers, and gathering mushrooms after a heavy downpour.

I want to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

Julie Swaner purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Julie Swaner chose Lake Waramaug

Litchfield county is the loveliest part of Connecticut with its broad fields, meadows, and rolling ridges. It has fine stone walls, perfectly-sized towns, and very interesting diverse locals which includes artists, romantics, professionals, and backwoods bubbas. This region has great restaurants, cute taverns, museums, art galleries, and the most amazing inviting winding roads. Yet, it is so close to New York or Boston.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Nearby, there is access to Lake Waramaug for swimming (CT's largest natural lake), the Appalachian Trail for hiking, the Berkshires and Tanglewood for cultural events and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Housatonic River for its fly-fishing, and extraordinary antiquing in Litchfield County. This house is nestled among mature trees and lovely grounds. There are plenty of restaurants from cheap to very expensive, there are local vineyards, farmers' markets, bakeries, art galleries, and wine stores. Step out the front door and explore a marvelous vacation opportunity.

Or stay home and barbecue and then enjoy the evening patio for an outdoor firepit and 'smores.

Amenities

New Preston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful master bedroom with large bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , We call this the blue room.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , cosy bedroom perfect for children
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Rhubarb Hill - a Charming 1850's Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Utterly charming, cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

I had the luck to spend a few days at Rhubarb Hill. I really didn't want to leave. It is a place where you can settle in, relax and fix scrumptious meals in the gourmet kitchen. There is much to see and do nearby, but I had a hard time getting out of my bed. I typically don't sleep well away from home, but Rhubarb Hill was a delightful exception. All accommodations are superb! The grounds are lovely. I think if I had to describe it in a single word, that word would be "comforting". That's what I needed at the time and I hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane and Dana were great guests. Please come back.
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Raleigh, NC
5

Delighful property and much to enjoy visiting in surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5

Rhubarb Hill truly is a charming place to stay! I could feel the busy pressures of my typical day slow to a perfect pace in this beautifully decorated home away from home. We enjoyed relaxing in a variety of comfortable places inside and out. There were plenty of kitchen tools for yummy meals when we weren't feasting a local restaurants, also Wi-Fi hookups to stay in touch and be entertained, and an amazingly comfortable bed and pillow (not to minimize the treasure of fresh air blowing in from a cool May breeze).

There's nothing quite so delightful as a New England day trip on country roads showing us an amazing array of green foliage accented by red leaf maple trees and bright pink bundles of flowers. We stepped back to the 1800's at the Old Sturbridge Village with a horse-drawn wagon ride, and watched a tinsmith and potter show us their trade, as well as reminiscing while viewing a wonderful assortment of nostalgic artwork at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Thanks for "refilling my bucket" in this relaxing haven!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT
5

Pure Delight

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful New England home, warmly furnished. The dining room is spectacular. Lovely property and comfy beds. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris's was a lovely guest.
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5

Perfect week in the country

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect week on Rhubarb Hill in May. The gardens were beautiful and the kids loved playing outdoors. We made s'mores in the fire pit, ate dinner in the dining room with the doors flung wide open, and enjoyed all the house had to offer. It was located in a perfect place for us to get out to different areas of the northwest corner of CT -- a covered bridge, water falls, a farm where my kids held baby chicks, and a daffodil farm. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Hills, NY
5

2 weeks we would surely do again

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway. After a few days we felt like we were at home. We spent 2 weeks and could have stayed on for another 2 weeks. Great location and all the comforts of home. Amazing kitchen and master bedroom with large and fabulous en suite bath.

Owner was very responsive to any requests. Would highly recommend without reservation.

A great 2 weeks!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Weekend in New England

  • 5 of 5

This house is warm, beautiful and very comfortable. We had a wedding / family reunion in Warren over the weekend and we gathered from far and wide to see each other. Four of our group stayed at this property and it was wonderful. I could not recommend it more highly and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks,
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Waramaugh Country Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Danbury CT
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 202
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
New Preston eateries
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Mohawk Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Waramaug
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

New Preston Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125

Travelers pay me by check three weeks in advance of arrival so that I can send the key.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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