Private apartment; trails, pond, Weddings, Events, Family Friendly, Dogs, RV's
Barry and Nancy Kapplan
About Barry and Nancy Kapplan
I am originally from Philadelphia, PA and Nancy is from New Britain, CT. We were a career Regular US Army family, retiring from federal service in 1995. I was a Combat Arms Officer and Nancy was a Department of the Army Civilian Nurse (ICU specialty). Our four children were all born in US Army hospitals (William Beaumont in El Paso, TX; Walter Reed in DC; and the 97th US General in Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany). Now we are farmers, how about that. We are currently raising heritage breed livestock, producing forestry products, and growing berries, fruits, and old together....
Barry and Nancy Kapplan purchased this Farmhouse in 1997
Why Barry and Nancy Kapplan chose Union
We returned to Connecticut in 1995 and found this property of 37 wooded acres, of which 30 acres was a State Certified forest. Local people thought we would subdivide it into small building lots. Fooled them.... we returned the parcel to a working farm, just as it had been from 1730 to 1975. Bush Meadow Brook originates here on the property and its waters run to the Thames River, then into Long Island Sound near New London and Groton, CT. That is why we named this sanctuary: Bush Meadow Farm.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Peaceful, relaxing, tranquil, and re-energizing are the terms used about our farm. Golden location in the middle of several major metro areas. The property is in a well known tourism area called both the "Quiet Corner" and the "Last Green Valley" in Connecticut's "Mystic Country" tourism district. Less than one mile from Interstate 84, we are located on a scenic state road, used by many cyclists and antique auto-clubs. Union, CT is one of (or is) the least populated town in Connecticut. Our town is 29 sq. miles with no stop lights, fast food, shopping malls, or "modern distractions". Miles of trails here on the farm for hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, riding your horse, or more. Wildlife is abundant here with wild turkey, rabbit, deer, a rare moose or two, owls, red tailed hawks, ducks, and song birds.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
1 nite minimum, Additional Fees Apply
Dogs only, extra FEES and rules apply.
Well Supervised Children are Welcome!!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
DAY VISITORS: must check in and are permitted from 8am to 11pm. Only the persons named on the contract are allowed overnight.
At booking you must email/mail a valid government PHOTO ID. It must match the name on payment & contract. Same person must stay for entire booking.
No refunds & eviction: False pretense, Illegal Activities, noise ordnance violation, underage drinking, disrespect, willful damage, misbehavior, etc.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Bush Meadow Farm stay
A beautiful, very peaceful place to stay. The woods behind the home were beautiful this time of year (October). My dog, and children enjoyed the spacious yard to roam. They also enjoyed saying "hello" to the chickens and cows that were on the property. We enjoyed the quiet location, but easy and quick access to Interstate 84.
A lovely home-away-from-home!
Barry and Nancy are incredible hosts--their farm apartment is immaculate, peaceful and welcoming. They have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making the cottage comfortable and well-decorated. They left us food for breakfast (including farm-fresh eggs!) and an adorable birthday balloon and plant. They were friendly, quick to respond to anything we needed, and fun to chat with. We loved walking around the property and meeting their heritage cows and chickens. I highly recommend this VRBO!
The house was well stocked with more than you could possibley need.
Fresh fruit from the Farm and fresh eggs. Very generous.
And Nancy was particularly helpful and caring
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed hosting you and Lucy for the weekend.
Nancy and Barry
Love this place!
This is probably the best VRBO experience that we’ve had. Nancy and Barry were the perfect hosts. Their property was so beautiful. So much better than a hotel. Thank you for opening your property to us.
Thank you for your review. We enjoyed meeting you all. It was a delight to share our beautiful farm with you. We look forward to hosting you again when you are in the area.
Barry and Nancy
Couldn't have asked for a better getaway! The owners are amazing and friendly
Thank you for your kind response. We enjoyed meeting everyone. Looking forward to a longer stay when you are up in this area again.
Barry and Nancy