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This area may have travel restrictions related to COVID-19.
Wedding and Event fees are discussed at Paragraph 4 below.
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- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Well Supervised Children are Welcome!!Well Supervised Children are Welcome!!
Pets allowed - Dogs only, extra FEES and rules apply.Dogs only, extra FEES and rules apply.
Events allowed - Additional Fees Apply Additional Fees Apply
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Waiver for Military & First Responders with ID. Waiver for Military & First Responders with ID.
- 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.
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
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.