Water Forest retreat is a very private 144 ft.² electrified and heated cedar octagon next to a brook on 100 acres of forest with a pond, waterfall, marsh and hiking trails. Cozy up in this quiet comfortable space while listening to Goldmine brook while you sleep. Fire pit, heated outhouse with composting toilet, outdoor dining area, brook and trail head are just steps away. We also have a TREE HOUSE and HIKER’S HAVEN house by the brook. Please click on our profile picture to read more.
“When it comes to a stay at the Water Forest Retreat, you can expect just that...a total retreat. From the moment Bert led us through the entrance to the woods where the Octagon house was located, we were immediately transported into another realm. The air cooled, the light dimmed, and all we could hear were birds chirping and the rushing of the stream below. the Octagon House was immaculately clean, and had the most beautiful touches from Nancy's pottery and other artwork, including a lit wooden sculpture chandelier above the bed. The panoramic view of the woods left us feeling in awe of the nature around us. It wasn't long before my husband and I decided to trek through the over 2.5 miles of scenic hiking trails on the property. Every so often, we found a cozy bench to sit on while taking in the views (of which there were many!) We couldn't wait to get a fire blazing and enjoy the serenity of the space. The entire area around the Octagon was so grounding (I actually turned my phone off for an entire day!). We cooked over the fire and eventually fell asleep to the sounds of the brook, and local wildlife, from within the comfort of our eight cozy walls. When it was time to check out, we enjoyed a lovely conversation with Bert, and picked up a gorgeous pottery mug and vase from Nancy's "Fire Witch Pottery". I came upon the Water Forest Retreat from a Facebook post, and am so grateful to have had a stay there. I hope that we make it back to the Octagon some time very soon. It was the perfect one night getaway!”
CLEAN-COZY-SAFE-PRIVATE-JACUZZI- SALTWATER POOLS Just 3 minutes from Mohegan Sun Casino! This 1 bedroom unit is perfect for solo explorers, couples, girls getaways, or small families looking to experience the excitement of the Casino, while also getting away from it all. Amenities include; heated and saltwater outdoor pools, jacuzzi, cardio room, and sauna! Beautiful shared grounds with The Spa at Norwich Inn and The Norwich Golf Course. Laundry facility onsite. Plenty of free parking!
“It had been a hectic 6 weeks of training for me so I decided last minute to book a quick weekend get away trip for myself and boyfriend. Needed a nice reset button before I jumped into the following week with my new job. Sometimes you get an idea of what place looks like through pictures, but once you get on location that is never the case. Fortunate for us! It was the case...the villa was perfect! Brought a smile to both our faces 😬. It was beautiful, cozy, and it had a relaxing atmosphere. We were just happy to enjoy each other’s company, having an ongoing fireplace, a jacuzzi nearby, and catching a few pix of nearby waterfalls. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone! The host will not steer you wrong! She is awesome stays in contact with you if you need anything. Will be coming again! This time I hope for a little longer and during the summer time ☺️🙏🏽”
Spacious and light charming 2 bedroom apartment gives you all the comforts of home while you’re away. We are a quick walk to L&M (Yale) Hospital, Mitchell College, And Electric Boat New London Campus. Short drive to the Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Domion (Millstone) and The Groton US Submarine Base. And if you’re here for fun, we are close to Ocean Beach (borrow our pass for free access) both casinos, Niantic and Mystic Seaport. Follow us on Insta at 199Thames
“Shannan’s place was amazing!! There are so many thoughtful touches throughout the space. Snacks, coffee fixings, some breakfast things were all ready for us. The bathroom also had pretty much everything we could need in the event we forgot something. Everything is taken care of! The shower and beds are great quality. Shannan’s garden is also stunning! So many different blooms and plants, you really feel like you’re staying in a space that’s really cared for and loved. Shannan as a host is everything we could have asked for. She made sure everything was okay after check in, provided great suggestions of local eats, and even remembered why I was traveling! I’ve had great hosts before but Shannan is absolutely premier. I 100% would love to stay here again any time!”