Olde Wharf Cottage………….Holiday lights and Activities.
This is the first day of our December 4th to the 8th, 2013 Holiday Getaway. I never tell Barb where we are going, or staying…………and as we pulled into the street parking space, I turned and said, “Well, there it is.”
Her lower jaw dropped for about 15 seconds, then she turned to me with a huge smile.
I just pointed to the Olde Wharf Cottage, that was just across this one lane road, and I could see her excitement to take a look inside.
This cottage is something that you would expect to see in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.
It was decorated on the outside with some holiday lighting, floral decorations, and a decorated tree. It was cosy, yet spacious…………..rugged, yet soft……….weathered, yet charming. From the floor to the ceiling, you can spot some of the changes that were made to this cottage………but, that just made it all the more interesting.
A complete kitchen and bathroom were added to the first floor, and they looked better than most of the hotels we stayed at.
The stairs, that lead to the bedroom on the second floor, are narrow and steep. My wife has arthritic knees, and she made the trip to the bedroom with little trouble. The other option is a pull out sofa bed, in the living room.
Sturdy table and chairs for your meals, and the sofa and the other chair were nice to sit in.
The second floor bedroom was spacious, and the queen sized bed was firm. It is hard to control the heat, in both heating zones (first and second floors). The first floor heat goes right up the steps, and into the bedroom.
Take the time to listen to the bridge in the distance. An added treat was closing your eyes, and listen to what appeared to be Amish horse and buggies crossing the bridge.
Plenty of holiday lighting displays start right outside the cottage doors, and spread both ways. Many well decorated stores, houses, road archways, and much more, all in walking distance.
On some weekends, they have horse and buggy rides, activities with Santa, live music and entertainment, skating, great places to stay for your holiday/vacation getaway, and I heard that boat rides are sometimes available.
It was a good start for our 4 day holiday getaway.
The best to you all.
Jerryandbarb8 (our review name)
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