This gracious home and expansive lawns offer tranquility and privacy in a beautifully landscaped natural setting overlook our lovely horse farm in a quiet rural neighborhood, away from city bustle for clients and guests. Minutes from all area attractions- CT Wine and Antiques trails, Watch Hill and RI Beaches, Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, and I-95 and I-395 corridors. This is our most elegant room, with foliage-screened views of the front lawn and gardens.
Bibliophile, writer, artist, or sportsman's retreat. The home is an elegant Maryland-Style Farmhouse with a gracious foyer as you enter leading to the Fireplaced Library and Patio where guests may enjoy coffee and breakfast in the am. Toaster, Microwave, and Keurig and granola are available in the library for those who prefer to bring their own breakfast items. Best Breakfast EVER is 1.4 miles down the road at Somewhere in Time, and they can also pack you a wonderful picnic lunch. In the winter, you may request a fire to be built in the Library for your evening enjoyment (BYOB) and use the large-screen TV or listen to music unless we are hosting an event. This bedroom is very large and our most elegant guest room (16 x 24), furnished with antiques and with high canopy bed with stepstool. It boasts beautiful morning and afternoon light, original art by Maui Artist Taryn Alessandro (our daughter), generous closets, an en-suite private bath and keyed entry, sofa, desk and chair, wifi, mini-fridge, coffee pot, ironing board/ iron, extra linens, A/C or fan; housekeeping supplies are available in the closet in the bedroom wing hall. Guests are welcome to enjoy the outdoor "Cowboy Kitchen" with charcoal and gas grills (This is the only area where smoking is allowed) . Artists may enjoy our equine-friendly art studio (available on request) or work in plein-air at any time. Cable TV is available in Library except when special events are hosted there. WiFi access at "FARM GUEST." NOT Wheelchair accessible- there are 3 stairs at the front entry and 3 steps down to the bedroom wing and Library. We supply coolers, beach chairs, boogey boards and towels for beach goers, ASTM-SEI approved helmets for riders. Extra guests in the room require prior permission from hosts and may use the couch or air mattress, extra fees apply.
This is a full-time working farm and there may be horses, riders, and volunteers around the facility at almost any time. We have 3 working cats and a small, hypo-allergenic, opinionated, but friendly Therapy dog-in-training (Mini Schnauzer Bert) on site- please do not reward him for bad behavior by petting him when he barks or jumps! We use a Kirby vacuum and hepa filters to minimize dander, however if you have severe cat allergies please bring benadryl or other allergy remedies just in case. Cats and Dog are NOT allowed in the guest rooms.
On Tuesday nights we may host Guest Chefs, Artists, Musicians or Speakers and we have several weekend events and/or retreats scheduled throughout the year. BNB guests are welcome to participate with a reservation based upon availability.
Our Main Administrative office is sited just beyond the Foyer- staff may or may not be immediately at hand.
We can accommodate meetings, gatherings, or conferences for up to 30 people in our Library/ Conference room.
All proceeds support Horses Healing Humans Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit serving people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges.
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Accès des voyageurs
Guests park right at the lovely arched brick front entrance. Your stay includes access to Library/ Breakfast Room, Lawns and Patio. Fees for workshops, clinics, and events are additional. Please respect Private and Business use areas. During non-program hours you may use the sensory trail system to hike or the art studio- please advise if you plan to be on the trails.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Sunday morning is a lovely time to relax and process your experience before heading back out to area amenities.
Hosts Jim and Lee live and work on-site. Outside of scheduled workshops we allow guests maximum privacy, and are happy to make recommendations and give directions to area attractions to enjoy during your free time!
Bookings are available for faculty, guests, and participants of HHH workshops, clinics, and special events. See Horses Healing Humans CT website for activities and events schedule. Fees from all bookings help support Horses Healing Humans, a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization offering Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy programs to clients with Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional challenges.
Please maintain the peaceful rural nature of our property at all times.
No Parties/ No Loud Noises!
No Smoking please except in posted areas. (outside in the "Cowboy Kitchen")
There is a mini fridge and coffee pot in the bedroom. Dishes, glassware, toaster and Keurig in the Library which is available for your use for breakfasting unti 10 am.
The barn is a private Therapeutic Program space - please respect the privacy of our clients. Express permission or appointment is needed before wandering the trails or the barn areas.
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