Chickadee Cottage, 70 Averill Road, Pomfret 06259, Connecticut, USA
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Chickadee Cottage 
70 Averill Road, Pomfret 06259, Connecticut, USA
+1 860 9630587, +1 860 9630594
General and in-room facilities and services available at Chickadee Cottage
summer garden
summer terrace/patio
fax services
pets are admitted
rooms for non-smokers
playground for children
phone at the reception
garage places on site
quiet surroundings
credit/debit cards accepted
television set in room
telephone in room
internet connection in room
air conditioner in room
en-suite/private bathroom
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A DOZEN DAY TRIPS FROM CONNECTICUT'S QUIET CORNER. Nathan Hale Homestead (open seasonally), Coventry, family home of CT's state hero, filled with original furnishings and family memorabilia, reflecting the lifestyle of the 1st generation of American citizens. House and garden tours, gift shop. Walk the trails through Nathan Hale State Forest. Enjoy locally grown produce and plants at numerous farm stands and explore antique shops along Route 44 as well as in the village of Coventry. Dine at the historic Bidwell Tavern or Coyote Flaco (traditional Mexican). Prudence Crandall Museum (open seasonally), Canterbury, New England's 1st school for black women opened by CT's state heroine. Exhibits, period furnishings, library, gift shop. CT Freedom Trail and CT Women's Heritage Trail. Drive Scenic Route 169, a national scenic by-way which meanders through Village Greens, past steepled white churches, historic barns and stone walls to Lebanon, settled in the 1690's and one of the most important towns of the American Revolution. Visit Lebanon Historical Society Museum Visitor Center, displaying of local history and interactive exhibitions, and Lebanon Green - walk the 1-mile town green, one of the largest in New England, a National Register Historic District. Heritage Trail Vineyards (open seasonally), Lisbon. Wine tastings, light food. Located on 38 rolling acres in the Quinebaug-Shetucket National Heritage Corridor, on Scenic Route 169. Lunch or dine at the acclaimed Golden Lamb Buttery, Brooklyn, set in a historic barn on a 1000-acre estate. Roseland Cottage (open seasonally), Woodstock, the Gothic Revival summer home and 1850's boxwood parterre gardens of publisher Henry Bowen. Antiquing and shopping in Woodstock Village's shops and stores, a picturesque New England village - the entire village, on Scenic Route 169, is listed on the National Historic Register. Pick fresh berries or apples at Woodstock Orchards. Lunch at The Vanilla Bean Caf, Pomfret, a popular gathering place for local residents. Dine at the elegant Inn at Woodstock Hill. Drive Scenic Route 169 to Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts (45 minutes), a recreated entire village and history museum of early New England, just over the Massachusetts state line. Lunch at The Old Sturbridge Village Tavern. Explore outlet stores and other fine shops in Sturbridge. Dine at the historic Publick House in Sturbridge. Antiquing in Putnam, a village of more than 20 antiques shops and 400 dealers. Mrs. Bridge's Pantry, an authentic English Tea Room, for tea, tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. Logee's Greenhouse, Killingly, an internationally recognized grower of more than 1500 varieties of indoor tropical container plants, including rare herbs, geraniums and begonias. Dinner at the stylish Vine Bistro in the heart of Putnam's antiques district. Hike Connecticut Audubon Society's Trail Wood in Hampton, former home of Pulitzer-prize nature writer Edwin Way Teale, now a nature sanctuary laced with 3-4 miles of hiking trails. Author's writing cabin and home are open to the public. Or, hike Connecticut Audubon Society's Bafflin Sanctuary in Pomfret, a network of more than 8 miles of trails on 670 acres. Lunch at Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Pomfret, for award-winning wine (#1 selling wine in Connecticut) and epicurean lunch in fireplaced tavern or outdoor wine garden. Dinner at The Harvest, Pomfret, for award-winning dining. Day #7 (1-hour drive). Mystic Seaport, renowned for its village of 19th-century buildings and ships, housing the largest collection of boats and maritime photography in the world. Demonstrations, exhibit galleries, planetarium, and gift shop. Mystic Aquarium, see beluga whales (the only ones in New England), sharks, sea lions and more. Clinton Crossing for designer outlet shopping. Day #8 (1-hour drive). Opulent Newport Mansions, built during the Gilded Age by the founders of America's industrial society, made Newport the center of high society. Cliff Walk, a 3.7-mile spectacular walking path overlooking the mansions on one side, and the Narraganset Bay or Atlantic Ocean on the other. Trinity Church, where John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bouvier were wed, International Tennis Hall of Fame, shopping, etc. Day #9 (3/4-hour drive). Downtown Providence is a rich mix of history, academia, shopping, fine food, and entertainment. Benefit Street offers a glimpse of colonial Providence and Brown University of Ivy League fame. Federal Hill provides an array of restaurants serving up delicious ethnic fare. Near the state capitol is the massive Providence Mall, complete with shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. Across the street from the Capitol and Providence Mall is the train station where an easy 50-minute ride can be taken to downtown Boston. WaterFire Providence (scheduled seasonally), the award-winning sculpture installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence is a powerful work of art. Sparkling bonfires, flickering firelight on the arched bridges, the torch-lit vessels traveling down the river, and the enchanting music from across the world engage the senses and emotions of those who stroll the paths and bridges of Waterplace Park. Additional Day Trips (each a one-hour drive). Day # 10/Boston: Freedom Walk, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park, Boston Commons Public Gardens. Day #11/Hartford: Mark Twain House, Old State House, Wadsworth Atheneum, the Bushnell Theater, Elizabeth Park. Day #12/Lexington/Concord: famous sites of the American Revolution and birthplace of America's early poets and authors. Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord Museum, Longfellow's Wayside Inn...

Enjoy the charm of historically rich New England villages and the natural beauty of our rural landscape while traveling through northeastern Connecticut on scenic Route 169, a designated National Scenic Byway. Historic Churches, pre-Revolutionary homes, stone walls and quaint town Greens create a rich tapestry of New England charm that is visible at every turn. The landscape, richly sprinkled with rolling hills and green pastures, is reminiscent of a simpler way of life. Rail trail behind Chickadee Cottage. While staying at Chickadee Cottage, explore the adjacent Audubon Nature Sanctuary, bike, walk or cross-country ski on the Airline State Park Trail a former railroad line that runs for miles behind our property. Dine by candlelight at one of our exceptional gourmet restaurants, sample award-winning wine and gourmet fare at Pomfret's own Sharpe Hill Winery, or shop for antiques and unique treasures from one of Putnam's 400 + antique dealers. All within minutes of Chickadee Cottage! Walking trails on adjacent 700 acre Connecticut Audubon Nature Sanctuary; hiking, biking, and cross country skiing on Airline State Park Trail, a former railroad line behind the BB Fine country dining at nearby restaurants, located in historic taverns and country inns. Innkeeper's recommendation: Fine dining at the Harvest Restaurant. More than 400 Antiques dealers in neighboring town of Putnam; Antique shopping in Putnam. Sharpe Hill Winery and Fireside Tavern in Pomfret, offers tastings of their award-winning wine as well as gourmet lunch every weekend, and dinner on certain weekends, featured in Early American Homes magazine, December 1999. Epicurean lunch at Sharpe Hill Vineyard's Wine Garden. Brimfield Antiques Show: Largest outdoor antique market in New England, 45 minutes away. Marthas Herbary, Pomfret, offers garden and home accessories Old Sturbridge Village, an authentic 1830's New England Village, 45 minutes away. Mystic Seaport and Newport, RI Mansions less than 75 minutes away. Country Fairs and Apple and Berry picking. Historic public homes and museums

Bookmark this Page (Netscape users press Ctrl+D). Send this page to a friend. Sophisticated warmth The New York Times. Recommended by The New York Times, Yankee Magazine and AAA Car Driver, Chickadee Cottage is tucked away on four gorgeous acres in the northeast corner of Connecticut's Quiet Corner, bordered by state walking trails, permanently open land and a tranquil pond. Convenient to Hartford, Providence, Brimfield and Worcester, the Carriage House and our NEW accommodation, Lower Nest are available for rent as a BB accommodation or by the week or month. They are ideal as a corporate or short-term furnished rental. Each spacious hideaway has a private entrance, queen size bed, corner kitchen (fully equipped), full bath with shower, sitting area and gas-log woodstove. The Carriage House also has a spacious deck, while Lower Nest (with pull-out sofa) can accommodate up to 4 people. Click Photos to enlarge. Putnam, New England's center for antiques, is just five miles down the road. An award-winning winery, fine dining, Scenic Route 169, and antiquing are all within minutes of the Carriage House. The 30-mile Airline Rail Trail is adjacent to the Carriage House and is ideal for walking, trail running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Aptly described by The New York Times as classic New England without traffic or kitsch, the Quiet Corner is within easy reach of New York City (3 hours), Boston (1.25 hours) and Hartford (45 minutes). Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.. While staying at Chickadee Cottage, Editor Chris King of AAA Car Travel wrote an article Footloose in Pomfret, in which he remarked that [Pomfret] in Connecticut's Quiet Corner is home to footpaths, farm wines and fine dining.. About the Innkeepers. Bob and Katie, much like our guests, were drawn to the Quiet Corner to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you choose to run away with us, we will gladly help you out. Whether visiting friends or sight-seeing, we will do our best to give you a warm place to come home to. Katie and Bob love both meeting new people and the outdoors. Making guests comfortable is what we strive for. Come and spend some time with us! Chickadee Cottage Bob Kathleen Haney, Innkeepers/Owners 70 Averill Road (RT 44) Pomfret Center, CT 06259 Tel: 860-963-0587
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