The Connecticut Retreat was built by a pair of New Yorkers who wanted a "spiritual and artist retreat" convenient to NYC but far from the fast-paced lifestyle of the City. The Retreat is situated on 10 wooded acres surrounded by 1000 acres of forest. Take a short walk through the woods to the swimming lake with a sandy beach. The compound is located on an ancient country road and is a short hike to pristine lakes and miles of trails. Great for family vacation or short-term corporate relocation.
The Tree House is an airy, bright, open, and secluded guest cottage that is perched high within the tree tops on a ridge overlooking Connecticut State Forests.
The House is a 1,000 sq. ft., custom-designed studio, with 20-foot high windows and 12 foot doors that open onto a 300 sq.ft. wrap-around deck with a spectacular view of a roaring brook and over a 1000 acres of forest. It's like being in a tree house -- breath-taking and expansive.
The Connecticut Retreat is remote but convenient to the culture of Chester with its Goodspeed Opera House, the charm of Essex with the panoramic beauty of the Connecticut River; and the Hammonasset Beach on the shoreline of Long Island Sound -- all within 8 miles.
The Connecticut Retreat is 100 miles from New York City or Boston, 15 minutes away to MetroNorth trains in Clinton and 20 minutes to the Amtrak station in Old Saybrook, 40 minutes to Metro North in New Haven or Bradley Airport in Hartford.
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Servicios y zonas comunes
The entire house is for our guests' exclusive use.
Atención a los huéspedes
The owners of the Tree House live on the property in the house at the bottom of the hill. Our guests have total access to the Tree House.
Otros aspectos destacables
The gravel road that leads to the Tree House has now been paved to make it accessible by vehicles without all-wheel drive.
Also, you should know that we have Labrador Retrievers on the property. They are very friendly and stay mostly close to the main house.
These are no smoking accommodations. No pets, please. During winter months, snow or ice may make the drive to Tree House impossible and guest must take a short walk. There is ample parking below.
You should know also that there are lovable Labrador Retrievers on the property. They stay near our house on the property and are not a bother to renters.