Come host your holiday event or gathering at our secluded, beautiful property nestled in the midst of a beautiful forest!
The woods and lake behind us provide a serene, private setting for your gathering. Gorgeous hiking trails with a small waterfall start right on our property. Enjoy a bonfire outside with s'mores, breathtaking Christmas decorations, and stunning sunsets off the deck!
We have many amenities to offer!
Book a day, evening, or overnight event at our secluded home in the woods. Seasonal Heated salt water pool is open from May until September, with the attached hot tub open April through October. We have many amenities to make your event special, including:
Multi level decks
Folding tables and chairs
Pool floats and games
Poolhouse with full sized refrigerator, changing area, futon, and stereo system with outdoor speakers.
Pool towels for guests *not events. BYOT
Laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board, and iron
Living room with 60 inch flatscreen TV and fireplace
Beautiful hiking trails with waterfall just a short distance from house
Mutliple aerobeds to accomodate guests with all bedding provided
Blu ray player, Wii, flat screen TV in suite
Kitchen area in suite with microwave, dorm fridge, Keurig, water cooler, and toaster oven
Desk/business area with stationary and office supplies, printer, and fax
Extensive DVD collection
We can arrange an outdoor movie for a small additional fee. We have folding tables and chairs, beverage buckets, drink dispensers, pool chairs, pool floats, tiki torches for your use as well.
In the winter, we have snowshoes and poles, and can make a bonfire with hot cocoa.
We would be thrilled to work with you in creating a special event, whether it be a weekend watching the meteor showers, a scavenger hunt, horseback riding at nearby stables, an Adventure Walk in the trees, or a short ride to Six Flags New England...the possibilities are endless! How about a campout with visits to local haunted sites? A romantic getaway with champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolate? We are open to any creative gathering that makes you smile! Just a note we do not accept paid events, for profit events, alcohol for sale, or open to the public parties or events. If you have questions please ask.
Please note the heated salt water pool, spa, and pool house are seasonal. The hot tub is open from May through October; and the pool is open from June through September. A lifeguard will be required for pool parties; and can be obtained very reasonably through the YMCA. For larger groups, a porta potty may be necessary.
Let us work with you!
Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee. Please contact us with your event details to work out fine print; we are flexible and want to work with you. The third floor suite can hold up to 15 people, with a private bath on the floor below. You have full use of the house as well, including kitchen and living room with 60 inch flatscreen TV. We can also offer a camping experience with tents and sleeping bags if desired.
We have had many guests from other countries, NYC, Boston, Long Island, Worcester and the local area, and beyond come to hold fun, successful get-togethers here. Come celebrate a birthday, family event, church gathering, friend reunion, graduation, shower, or just a getaway in the woods with a lakeview and breathtaking sunsets. Create a themed event and have a blast!
During the winter we offer space for indoor events, along with hiking trails, snowshoes and poles, and an outdoor bonfire with hot cocoa. We have hosted up to 50 people in our living room/kitchen area for special events complete with cooking facilities. We have a fireplace and 60 inch flatscreen TV in the living room.
Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the New England's private corner surrounded by woods and the sound of water.
Winter Fun includes beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking sunsets, lake view, bonfire, indoor movies, board games, snowshoeing, and a fireplace. Come have a slumber party and enjoy a getaway!
Our house is beautifully decorated for Christmas, and is like a Winter Wonderland. All holidays are celebrated with great fanfare; a Christmas, Halloween, or Easter getaway will surrround you in a beautifully decorated home.
List of some of our Amenities:
Pool House with changing room and stereo system, seasonal
Please inquire for more information regarding your specific needs.
Please note our family does reside in the home; but we will give you as much privacy as you like! You also have full use of the home including kitchen and living room with 60 inch flatscreen TV.
Seasonal Heated Pool (eco friendly; salt water) May - September
Seasonal Hot Tub April - October
Bathroom in house
Beautiful hiking trails with waterfall
Color Changing Pool at night; or choose your color
Snowshoes and poles
and more. See description above for more details.
We can accommodate up to 50 people for an outdoor event. Overnight accommodations are available for up to 15 guests. Larger groups will be considered under special circumstances.
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The price noted is for a party of 6; prices increase for larger groups. General pricing is $50 for each additional guest. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about pricing!
We can accommodate up to 30 - 50 guests for events. Please inquire for pricing for larger groups. Overnight accommodations can hold up to 15-20 people. Basic pricing for an event is $50 per person.
While we do live in the house, you will have full access to everything and all the privacy you desire. Not gonna lie, we really love when people share a plate of their food with us! We have been so fortunate to sample lots of different amazing ethnic dishes!
We also offer special events such as camping experiences with an outdoor movie and bonfire with s'mores. Please inquire for pricing.
We will do everything possible to help you create a memorable event!
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Day, evening or late night events. Overnight accommodations are available for up to 15-20 people if needed; there could be an additional fee depending on your event size.
Special events such as outdoor camping experiences, romantic weekend getaways, and festive holiday themed getaways (Halloween, Christmas, New Year's) are also offered.
- Alcohol use in Connecticut is age 21 and above
-Pets may be considered on a case to case basis, with an additional cleaning fee and security deposit
-Lifeguards may be required at the cost of the guest; at our discretion, depending on event size and type
-Please note smoking is permitted only outside and away from the house. Please ask us for an ashtray; we appreciate it if our guests do not leave cigarette butts in the yard or driveway.
-For large events, a porta potty may be required at the guest's expense.
Blake and I are both in our mid 50's, laid back, and very young at heart! We have two sons, 27 and 22 with the younger one living at home. We have a German Shepard named Jasmine who is our older son's dog, but we often watch her so she is here quite a bit. We also watch our 2 year old granddaughter fairly often, so we are fully set up here for babies!
We are very easy going, fun loving, kind hearted people with a great sense of humor. We are Christians who relate well to everyone regardless of faith; and are LGBTQ friendly! Our home is very relaxed and laid back, lived in, and comfortable. It is large and spacious and offers plenty of privacy.
We love hosting people and getting to meet new friends! Though we do live in the house, we will offer you as much privacy as you like. Most of the time you will hardly see us at all. If you prefer to socialize and enjoy meeting new friends through Airbnb , just let us know and we can be a bit more present!
We would like to know a little bit about you before you come to stay, so we will ask you for your full name, where you live, what brings you here, and anything else you care to share.
A little more about us personally....Tracy is a social worker and previously had a busy private practice out of our home. Before that, she founded a large domestic violence program at UMass and directed it for over a decade. She also worked as an ER and ICU social worker there. Tracy was affected by chronic illness about 13 years ago, and has Myasthenia Gravis. She is often in our bedroom due to this. She has good days and bad days. She works online now as a therapist, so she is often in our room working away. She is also a night owl, and is up very late working but not so much in the morning!
Blake has struggled with Chronic Lyme Disease for more than 15 years. He had to stop working because of this many years ago. He is usually here and able to help you with anything you need, as well as turning the hot tub, pool lights, jets, etc on and off as you desire. He does spend time resting in our room as well.
Cody is 22, and when he isn't in class he is usually in his room working on his novel or taking a break playing video games. He is fairly shy, but loves meeting new people of any age. Please feel free to say hello to him! He has had a blast joining in with some of our college aged guests from UConn who have held parties here, as well as with young people in families and groups. We love to see him socializing, so feel free to reach out to him if you like!
Our granddaughter Ella is almost two, and we usually take her a night or two a week, so she is sometimes here when we have guests as well. Her nursery is off our bedroom, so we are pretty self contained in our room with our bathroom and the nursery.
If you are looking for privacy, you will hardly see us, and we want you to feel as if you have the entire house to yourself. We make a concerted effort not to get in your way at all.
If you enjoy making new friends, let us know! We love to see Cody meeting and socializing with new people as he is quite shy. We love meeting new friends, and are happy to share a meal with you or spend some time talking if you like.
We especially appreciate it when people share a plate of food with us when they are having an event. Due to chronic illness, we are not able to prepare meals very often, and that is a real treat! We have really loved having the opportunity to try delicious ethnic foods when we have had international guests!
We strive to do whatever we can to make you comfortable. Welcome!