Green Acres is an early eighteenth century farmhouse situated on one and a half acres in the Farmington Valley town of Simsbury. Attributed to Wilbur Case, a member of one of the earliest families in Simsbury, it was constructed as a four room farmhouse around 1743. During the latter part of the eighteenth century an additional wing of two rooms was added to the rear. As late as the nineteen fifties the property was an active arm of thirteen acres. The property was gradually sold off as building parcels.

The house was purchased in 2006 by the current owners and went through a lengthy restoration which brought the house up to twenty first century standards while keeping all of the original eighteenth century features. The post and beam construction still boasts three of the original fireplaces and wide plank pine floors. Many of the multi-paned windows still have original glass. Most of the original hardware is intact. Because of the age of the house, the stairways are steep and narrow something you should consider when booking a room.

Although the original barn was removed several years ago, three walls of the foundation have been preserved behind the restored carriage house and enclose a perennial garden. A new barn has replaced the old and located on the property in a location consistent with current zoning regulations. The other buildings on the property are a small chicken coop the home of the “girls” and a summer house adjacent to the pool.

The home is located within minutes of shopping and restaurants. As well as scenic beauty, the area abounds with year round outdoor activities as well as antiquing and cultural events. Tubing down the Farmington River on a hot summer day, skiing the slopes of Sundown in winter or listening to the Hartford Symphony in concert at their summer venue in Simsbury are all only minutes away.

The Pool

The pool is available to guests during the summer months. Choose the pool as a location for your breakfast, to swim or just relax. The summer house has a small kitchen with a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks and snacks for our guests. Towels for use at the pool are in the pool house. When you leave the pool just leave your used towels on a chair so they can be laundered for the next guests. Children must be supervised and the use of the pool is at your own risk.

The Fish Pond

Just off the back porch, the fish pond is another great location for breakfast weather permitting. Listen to the waterfall and watch the fish as you dine on the patio or sit on the porch and rock your troubles away. Don’t be surprised if the ducks decide to splash in the pond or the chickens stop by for a visit

The Gardens

Feel free to explore the ever changing gardens. Flowering shrubs and perennials bloom throughout the seasons. The woods bloom with hundreds of naturalized daffodils in the spring. Walk through the vegetable garden in the summer and snack on fresh beans or a warm tomato. Blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are natures snack foods. Help yourself to a taste. No pesticides are used in our organic gardens.

The Girls

An assortment of breeds, the “girls “ provide us with free range fresh eggs of various sizes and colors. If you’re interested you might like to gather some eggs. If our girls aren’t laying somebody at a neighboring farm will be. The “girls” are very sociable but if you don’t want them around you just shoo them away. No roosters in this bunch so you can sleep beyond sunrise.

The Dogs

The dogs are a big part of our family now that the children have moved on. If you don’t like dogs or have allergies this is the wrong place for you.

Angel joined us in 1999. A mixed breed, she was a street dog who adopted us on a cold January day when she finally decided after weeks of surviving on the streets that she would have to trust again. We have never betrayed her trust. For those who have met her, Angel died in October of 2014 after a wonderful life. After Angel’s passing, Loretta came into our lives by way of the Hartford Dog Pound. She is a little but feisty terrier mix who greets every guest with her barking and then becomes a best friend. She will steal the cookies and candy out of your room if she has the chance. Coco has been with us since 2005. Another dog abandoned as a puppy, he was left with his cage, food, dish and vet papers in the lobby of a nursing home. Fortunately we were visiting that day so Coco found a home with us too. He is a very sweet natured Shih tzu who loves people and other dogs. Champ is a Pekingese that came to us in December of 2013. Rescued from a kill shelter, he is about 10 or 11 years old. He’s a little guy with a big attitude. He has one snaggle tooth that protrudes from his lower jaw. Champ was older than we thought and passed away in April after a good final three years. Shortly after we were joined by Rita, a West Highland Terrier mix who was rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico. She is very sweet natured and loves people and other dogs. She has adjusted beautifully to her forever home.

We are a dog friendly establishment and welcome dogs under twenty five pounds. We do request that you keep your dogs on a leash when outside for the safety of your dog and our poultry.