Little House in the Big Woods

The Little House at Jericho is an early American historic farmhouse located on the Abington side of Pomfret, Connecticut, in a secluded storybook location on 145 acres of preserved land adjacent to the Airline Trail, the Wolf Den State Forest, Mashomoquet State Park and the New England Forestry Foundation's Chase Kimball Memorial Forest. This nature preserve is suitable for bird-watching from the deck over-looking the pond or at the Audubon Society's Grasslands preserved sanctuary nearby, for long walks on the private trails in the woods (with direct access to the Airline Trail), cross-country skiing, tennis on the court, fishing in either or both of two ponds, or just for a place to get away from it all in a private nature sanctuary. Use of the tennis court is allowed, but hunting is strictly prohibited, as is use of any off-road vehicles. It is ideal for an artist or writer’s retreat.

The Little House has been lovingly preserved by eight generations of the same family who have lived at Jericho since 1814. It is the birthplace of the famous industrialist and philanthropist, Augustus Sabin Chase, of Waterbury Connecticut fame (see Waterbury Hall of Fame, where he, his son, and one of his granddaughters are honored). This antique house has one larger downstairs and two small upstairs bedrooms, a spacious living/dining room with a huge granite fireplace, and can sleep up to four people comfortably. Furnished with period country antiques, guests feel transported into the 18th century, until they slide back a door to find a modern kitchen with a view over an orchard and pond from a large deck, and an updated bathroom. It is not suitable for the disabled or for extremely large people, because it is a pre-1800 house with small period furnishings and is not wheelchair-accessible.

The house is hypo-allergenic, and bedsheets are 100% cotton, laundered at high temperatures and ironed. Therefore, no pets or smoking are permitted.



Pomfret Center, CT 06259
United States

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