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 Welcome to the Connecticut Retreat

The Connecticut Retreat was built by a pair of New Yorkers who wanted a "spiritual and artist retreat" convenient to NYC but far from the fast-paced lifestyle of the City.

The first building, a red barn, was constructed in 1985, followed by their residence, "The Big House," completed in 1988 and 1992. Additional out-buildings -- the Cabin in the Woods and The Tree House -- were finished in 1998 and 2008.


Photo Gallery
Visit our Photo Gallery for more photographs, grouped by room and living area.

Relax and Enjoy Nature
The Retreat is situated on 10 wooded acres surrounded by 1000 acres of forest. Take a short walk through the woods to the swimming lake with a sandy beach. The compound is located on an ancient country road and is a short hike to pristine lakes and miles of trails. Great for family vacation or short-term corporate relocation.

Hammonasset Sunset    Hammonasset Stone Wall

Hammonasset Trail    Hammonasset Trees

Convenient Location
The Connecticut Retreat is remote but convenient to the culture of Chester with its Goodspeed Opera House, the charm of Essex with the panoramic beauty of the Connecticut River; and the Hammonnaeset Beach on the shoreline of Long Island Sound -- all within 8 miles.

Swimming Lake    Covered Bridge

Water Wheel    Chatfield Hollow woods

Easy Access from NYC
The Connecticut Retreat is 100 miles from New York City or Boston, 15 minutes away to MetroNorth trains in Clinton and 20 minutes to the Amtrak station in Old Saybrook, 40 minutes to Metro North in New Haven or Bradley Airport in Hartford.

Other things to do
There are many recreational and cultural activities nearby, including the Goodspeed Opera House and the Yale Rep. Visit the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline Tourism Guide for more local events and schedules.


No pets, no smoking, please. Available April Through October. For booking information, click "here"

If you've been thinking of getting away from your usual surroundings and getting into Nature, here's the first step:
Contact us by email at

or call (860) 337-1287

Now accepting reservations for Spring, Summer and Fall of 2012.

The Connecticut Retreat