House, 3 Bedrooms (3 beds) 1 Bath, (Sleeps Maximum of 4)
- english, french, spanish
After a career as an international civil servant, I retired in 2011 to the farmhouse where I spent summers as a child and with my own children and have restored the small guesthouse behind my house. The 'Little House' is an 18th century farmhouse where my great-grandfather was born in 1823 and it has been occupied by the same family for seven generations. The bathroom is entirely new, as is the expansive deck on the back, but the rest is the original house, wide pine floorboards that originally came from a Congregational church nearby (when my parents did the first restoration in 1952) a huge fireplace, exposed beams and a warm cozy atmosphere.
Eliza purchased this House in 1814
Why Eliza chose Pomfret
The Quiet Corner of Connecticut is a delightful area, unspoiled and rural, but only a short drive to Boston, Providence, Hartford and Worcester. Pomfret is a particularly pretty town with a great deal of preserved woodland in a region with a wealth of historical significance. For anyone interested in American history, wildlife and bird-watching, this area has great appeal and is central for day trips to all of Southern New England's attractions
What makes this House unique
I love the solitude in this secluded location. The deer feel safe here, and people tend to want to return to this peaceful sanctuary, where wildlife abound. Like most of New England, the weather and the seasons are always changing and bringing new surprises. What I like to do most is walk in the woods, or just sit and read in the serenity of Jericho
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - The floorboards are antique and dog claws scratch The floorboards are antique and dog claws scratch
No smoking - This is a very old house, over 225 years oldThis is a very old house, over 225 years old
Max guests: 4
- Please do not: A) move the furniture- it scratches the antique floors B) dye your hair- it wrecks the towels C) smoke anything-
Beautiful Historic House
Amazing property and magnificent home. It was very interesting with all the history and so much work into keeping it original. We also enjoyed grilling out on the back patio with an awesome view of the pond and woods. I can’t wait to bring my grandma back and let her see the rich history in the home.
Birding and Biking paradise
We had a wonderful long weekend here in the big woods. The birding is fantastic in spring. We logged many migrating warblers and there is a surprising diversity of birds, due to the many ponds and waterways visible from the Airline bike trail. The house was comfortable and cozy at night and immersed in the feeling of the outdoors during the day, especially enjoyed the trail around the pond and the sunny deck in the morning! We are definitely coming back!
Thank you very much. I enjoyed meeting you and it was a pleasure to host you in the Little House
Historic spiritual retreat
Our family spent treasured time together living in complete serenity at the Little House! We felt like we were staying in a museum with all the period-piece furnishings and special touches, instead of a vacation rental. Eliza definitely shared a special place with us and showed us how important we were to her as well. She made sure every detail and needs of ours was taken care of.
Thank you for your kind message. You were wonderful guests and I hope you return someday. It was a pleasure to have you here at the Little House.
The Little House in the Big Woods was just perfect for our weekend getaway. We needed to spend some time with our teenage son away from all distractions. The house takes you back in time and it was comfortable and clean! We enjoyed sitting on the beautiful deck overlooking the property, pond and woods. Our son fished in the pond and we hiked around the property and the woods. Eliza was a wonderful host and attentive to our needs. We wish we had more time to spend at the house and in Pomfret. We would definitely recommend this home.
Thank you, Donna. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Colonial cottage near the woods
Very enjoyable, comfortable little house! Eliza, our super host, was fantastic. She had our refrigerator stocked as well as many other necessities one may need. (Wifi and Roku too!)
The cottage is like an early american Sturbridge village home but with an updated kitchen and bathroom
From the large deck we enjoyed the views of the pond and woods and walked on the paths around the property. Eliza's house is next door but the way everything is situated it still felt secluded,peaceful and private.
We would definitely go back to the little house in the woods!
Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind review, Beverley and Roger. I really enjoyed meeting you and hope you will return. You were wonderful guests- even making a repair- they don’t come any better than you! Please come back!
This is a very secluded location, but under 50 miles to Hartford, Providence, Worcester and New London, 90 miles from Boston. It is also very close to Sharpe Hill Vineyard and the Golden Lamb Buttery