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Tamaracks Country Villa

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Originally built as a stone farmhouse at the turn of the 19th century, the Tamaracks Country Villa was later absorbed in 1909 into a European-style stucco “castle”, locally known as The Colby Mansion in Sussex County’s Skylands district.Secluded on 5 1/2 acres surrounded by gardens and woodlands, creek and lake, the inn was the dream home of a self-styled architect/entrepreneur and his internationally known artist-wife.While preserving much of the original interior spaces, the seven suites with private ensuite baths, gas fireplaces, and sitting/work areas, are all handcrafted rooms tastefully and artistically appointed. Some have soaking tubs, two person showers, and private balconies. Common areas abound on both floors of the inn providing spaces for guests to relax or visit with others and also for small social gatherings (weddings, club meetings, showers) or business meetings. The first floor is completely accessible and the entire building has a sprinkler system for our guests’ safety.A complimentary full breakfast is offered each morning in the dining room. With its open hearth, bake oven, and 12″ beams cut from the property, the dining room reflects the early Dutch settlers’ heritage.Come for a visit. We would love to share our inn with you.
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Breakfast included
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Lovely hosts, beautiful property, and a very relaxing stay. The hosts are friendly and welcoming of diversity and have an ADA accessible room. The property is quiet, surrounded by beautiful nature and a lily pond.The hosts served delicious hot breakfast with fresh muffins!
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We stayed at the Tamarack Country Villa in the Artist’s Room for 5 nights. Cate and Tom were wonderful hosts who made us feel welcome and at home in their beautiful villa in Andover. Cate gave us a history of the property and explained how it was developed and changed since the
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Our third visit to Tamaracks Country Villa. Love the atmosphere, beautiful rooms and the friendly and attentive hosts Kate and Tom. The landscape is lovely, and there are nice paths behind the villa that lead to a pond. We enjoyed the comfort and privacy of our room, and
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I stayed in the Secret Garden Room on the first floor. I usually do not sleep well away from home but there was something so peaceful about my surroundings and my bed was very comfortable. Especially the pillows. The owners have put a lot of thought into the comfort for their
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We have stayed three times, each in a different one of the comfortable, quiet, and spacious rooms. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, hearty and tasty breakfast, and the attention to detail of your hosts Cate and Tom.
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Charming rooms, beautifully decorated in their own unique look and feel.B
Large soaking tub
Couch, two chairs, fireplace, flat screen TV, big windows with view of woods
the Artist's Studio
Tamaracks Country Villa
Hello and thanks for your question! Sorry for the delay, we have seven room suites here. 2 per room, with one room having 3 because there's a pullout bed. Old Orchard and The Artist suite have king beds and the rest are queens. Also some couples will come and do their getting ready or first look pictures here. Please feel free to come by and check out our villa or give us a call. Best, Cate 973-448-8770
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"We stayed in the Old Orchard room, and also saw the other rooms on the second floor,,they were all fabulous."
"Woodland Path room and theThe Artist’s Studio “L’Atelier”"
"I like the Artist room best"
"Each room is incredible, and has its own original flair. There IS no bad room at the Villa!"
"Each room has its own beautiful bathroom. "
$155 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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