comfortable living area has a high ceiling and nice lightlarge dining table and open kitchen
Riverside Historic Train Depot
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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This renovated train station features a large, high-ceilinged atelier and comfortable living area. Perfect for artists or sportsmen, it's located on the Housatonic River- a peaceful spot immortalized by James Thurber and in photos by Walker Evans.

The space

This historic 1880s train depot is located in the quiet town of Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, about two hours' drive north of Manhattan.
The two large downstairs rooms feature feature high ceilings, plenty of light and stunning woodwork. Wonderful for an artist or photographer, this space can be used as a studio, or simply as a relaxing living room. The adjoining open, modern kitchen has a full refrigerator and freezer, oven and dishwasher.
The renovated second floor, which has gables and beautifully angled walls, has two sunny bedrooms and an office with a working fireplace. The Weber BBQ grill is perfect for outdoor cooking.
There are one and a half bathrooms; the upstairs bathroom has a shower in an antique claw-foot bathtub.
Renowned for fly fishing, the peaceful Housatonic River is just across the lawn. Mohawk Ski Area is ten minutes away and other ski areas north on route 7 in Mass.

Guest access

Access is to the entire house and property.

Interaction with guests

The owner will not be on site during guests' stays, but is available for any local recommendations or questions.

Other things to note

The depot is located near train tracks, which are used once or twice a day, for a small local freight train. A thrill for train buffs!

Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Free parking on premise

Extra people £76 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £84
Security Deposit £229
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price £168 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

1. Hours: Check-in time is after 3 pm EST; check-out time by 11 am EST.

2. Noise: Guest shall not allow on the premises any excessive noise or other activity which disturbs the peace and quiet of the neighbors.

3. Septic: The septic system is fine; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. Guest will NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper.

4. Fireplace: Guest must open the damper when fireplace is in use, and close it when the fire is out.

5. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included; daily maid service is not included.

6. Smoking/Pets: Smoking and pets are not allowed inside premises. A minimum fee of $500.00 will be charged to guest if smoking- or pet-related cleaning is required.

7. Liability: Home Owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises. Home Owner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the Guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the property or others whom they invite to use the property.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Claire User Profile
October 2015
Sebastian was most helpful ahead of the reservation, with details about the location and suggestions for food, groceries etc. Whilst we were somewhat dubious when we pulled up outside the depot, as it almost looked abandoned and I worried we'd been duped, but this worry disappeared as soon as we opened the door. The first thing that hits you is the sheer sense of space. The high ceilings and open nature of the building, coupled with the beautiful wood flooring and original ceiling features give it a great feel. It is decorated nicely - a huge table and every gadget you'd need in the kitchen, comfortable sofas and nice atmospheric lighting. It is clean and comfortable. There are plenty of books, and odd games - we even had our first ever game of Parcheesy (not sure if I spelled this right!) Upstairs is one huge bedroom with a sleigh bed, and a normal sized double bedroom. Both with slanted wooden ceilings and dormer windows - and they do have blinds (Sebastian has clearly taken into account earlier feedback!). There is another sitting area up here, and although we didn't need to use them, I suspect they may have been futons, allowing more sleeping areas. Sebastian did warn us about the local train, which apparently passes maybe once or twice a day. We were there three days and only encountered it once, although it was at 7am and scared the wits out of us as it honked right outside the bedroom window! However, this only really added to the charm, and otherwise the place was totally silent at night - great for light sleepers. Whilst the basement gave our daughters the creeps, the washer and dryer were most useful. Our eldest daughter is a bit of a Walking Dead fan, and there is a resemblance to scenes on the way to Terminus, with the single rail track - so it did take a bit of persuasion to our girls that they weren't going to be attacked by zombies in the night. As the place is chock full of original features, I was expecting the shower (in a fab clawfoot bath) to be no more than a dribble. How wrong was I, as I was beaten back by a lovely powerful shower and plenty of hot water. Oh - and there's a kettle too! For us English people, finding a kettle in the US is almost unheard of, but I think our hosts have a bit of a penchant for tea! In summary, if you're looking for high-end luxury, this probably isn't for you, but if you want a lovely, unusual, homely, clean and comfortable place which is just awesome, then this is just perfect.
Sebastian User ProfileSebastian is a superhost.
Response from Sebastian:
Thank you Claire, I'm glad that you enjoyed the Depot and am happy that your daughters were not attacked by zombies - Its good that they didn't know about Dudleytown, a fabled ghost town just up the hill! I'm glad also that you enjoyed the kettle, how does one live without it? I'm updating my list of local businesses to include directions - thanks for your comments.
October 2015

Thomas User Profile
September 2017
If you are looking for a fun, interesting place to stay - with tons of room, the Depot is your spot! Sebastian is a great host and the location is awesome. The river is right out back which is great and everything in Cornwall is a stones throw away. And then there is the train! Dont worry, this isnt a bullet train or a huge freight train. Its a slow moving train that lumbers by once a day or so - and not on weekends! It wont wake you up or anything. And, bonus feature - if you have kids, they will love the experience in the Depot - the old ticket windows and lots of other touches have been carefully preserved. And you can smash coins on the tracks right out back!! Great fun. Do be aware that the shower, while sparkling clean, is a claw-footed tub with a nice shower curtain around it. Its easy to use but different than what you might expect!!

John User Profile
September 2017
Great spot, clean, friendly area. Stunning views...I can't say enough about the historic train station.

Amin User Profile
August 2017
This place is fantastic! No photo can show the beauty of space. Sebastian did great job to accommodate us in very short notice. The tea selection is a great plus, even the evening train contributed to the nice experience that we had. ( unfortunately it doesn't pass in week ends:))

Joan User Profile
August 2017
Extremely charming. Loved sitting in the ticket booth to read. Loved when the train went by once or twice a day. Dramatic.

Maria User Profile
July 2017
Sebastian's place is so unique and fun. It's a converted train station, really quiet and relaxing, fully equipped kitchen. Sebastian is a tea importer and left several teas for us to try, which was such a nice touch. Would definitely recommend!

Kassie User Profile
July 2017
We lived out stay at the Depot. Fabulous character and location right by the river.

Cornwall, Connecticut, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Sebastian User ProfileSebastian is a superhost.

I'm a tea importer and travel in Asia extensively for work. I work in the hospitality industry and enjoy helping people experience the area. I grew up in Cornwall and as there aren't many good lodging options, I've made a local historic building (the Depot) a comfortable place to relax and a good base for exploring the region.
Formerly I was a Himalayan trekking guide for an adventure travel company and have stayed in every sort of accommodation imaginable. From this experience I hope to provide a cozy and secure place to stay.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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