À propos de ce logement
12 room country mansion, State registered historical site, Connecticut River Valley,
situated on 4 acres of lawns gardens and open fields
The Italianate style house was built in 1841. You enter the mansion through the main entrance door and hallway, both for guests only. At the end of the hallway on the first floor you will find your quaint bedroom with 3 windows - all with garden views. This bedroom has 2 single beds that can be comfortably connected with a special doubling system to a king size bed. Across the hallway is a large double parlor living room for guest use only. Sometimes we do rent out the upstairs 3 bedrooms to groups of 3 people and more who will also have access to the double parlor living room on the first floor.
We serve a light breakfast in the morning.
We have 2 indoor cats.
The Spirit of 76 House is named after a mural on the West side facade. The House has been in the family since 1908 and we continue the tradition of hospitality and jovial country living. Enjoy the New England countryside in this charming estate situated on 4 acres of lawns gardens and open fields. We are located in the Connecticut River Valley in the village of Higganum. Early English settlements in the Higganum area are documented since 1660. At that time the sachem or sovereign of the territory around Higganum was Towwehashque of the Wongunk tribe. In 1697 she was succeeded by her daughter Pampenum.
The surrounding areas are used for many recreational activities like biking, boating, fishing, swimming and hiking.
We are located in the center of Higganum, where you find 2 restaurants, a pizza place, pharmacy, hardware, and a grocery store.
We are a 20 minutes drive from the Connecticut shoreline and a 2 hour drive to either New York or Boston.
Accès des voyageurs
The downstairs double parlor living room which has a TV, a Baby Grand piano and stereo music system is for guest use only; continental breakfast is served in this living room.
All our guests enjoy the surrounding 4 acres of gardens and meadow.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
My wife and I are living in the other part of the house and are available for any questions.
Within a 5-10 minute walk from the Spiritof76 House lies the Higganum Reservoir, or, as the people of Higganum call it lovingly, THE RES.
The Higganum Reservoir gives us the pleasure of fishing, swimming and watching the local grey heron fly by.
Hours: Year-round, dawn to dusk, Free Access
Handicap Accessible: Fishing platform Founding Date: 2003
The original dam was constructed in 1868 by the 2 brothers George M. and Thomas J. Clark of the Higganum Manufacturing Company called the Clark Company. Their firm, later known as Clark Cutaway Harrow, was one of Higganum's most successful industries, produced an extensive line of farm equipment including 400 types of plows, disk harrows, cider presses, hay spreaders and carriage jacks. The factory, located at the site of the now empty Rossi lumberyard, was powered by water from the reservoir and Candlewood Hill and Bible Rock Brooks. The factory burned in the early 20th century but the dam and reservoir remained until its 2003 reconstruction as Higganum Reservoir State Park. The new dam is 20 feet high and has a walkway which allows you to gaze at the water rushing over an old stone spillway down into a beautiful clear brook.
Watershed Area: 6.6 Square Miles
Lake Area: 32 Acres
Higganum Reservoir State Park covers 137 acres. Meandering trails through the woods surrounding the lake are ideal for short hikes and mountain biking.
We are about 100 miles northeast from Midtown Manhattan.
Commuter trains travel from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven and Shoreline East trains connect to Old Saybrook.
Enjoy a vacation stay and discover the charm of New England:
Higganum Village - Once a commercial hub for shipbuilding, primarily for whaling in the 1600's and 1700's then a place of manufacturing during the 1800's; Higganum is now a qaint little community nestled at the river banks and home of the Spirit of 76 House
Starting in Higganum Center, follow the scenic route #154 south towards Old Saybrook and the shoreline. The modern street is build upon the historic route dating back to the 1600’s; it follows the Connecticut River all the way to the Long Island Sound. Along this road you will pass through the picturesque historic villages of Haddam, Chester and Deep River, Essex and Old Saybrook.
East Haddam Village - home of the the Goodspeed Opera House and final destination of the River Steam Boat -
Chester Village - a beautifully restored little village with art and design galleries and restaurants all along main street; at the Chester street crossing on route 154 you can also turn away from Chester and towards the river. You will get to the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, in service since 1769. It will take you to the other side of the Connecticut River and further on to the Gillette Castle State Park
Deep River - situated on the Connecticut River banks; many reaturants, small shops, and a piano-key factory
Essex Village - home of the Griswold Inn, one of the oldest still operating inns in the country, open for business since 1776 - ; many boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and the Connecticut River Museum; situated right where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound; board the historic Essex Steam Train -
Old Saybrook - visit the marina or one of the public beaches right at the Long Island Sound; once the home town of Kate Hepburn the town named their new cultural center after the late actress - - visit the many shops and restaurants
Westbrook - a quaint shoreline community with several public beaches right at Long Island Sound between New Haven and New London
Middletown - home of the Wesleyan University; enjoy their cultural program open to the public - visit the local movie theater
A 45 min. drive away you find two large casinos offering gambling, dining, spas and entertainment: Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino
No smoking inside the house
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
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