About this space

About this space

A secluded, romantic, rustic, cabin alongside the French River – Frog Hollow is a perfect place to get away and experience the luxury of a wood fired sauna and forest baths. Located in the Quiet Corner of CT, relax as you watch the ducks, herons, turtles, and beavers along the river. Cook a delicious meal in the porch-enclosed kitchen, cozy up next to the woodstove fireplace, work remotely with a water view, or go for a paddle on the river. Ideal for a couple or solo traveler wanting to unwind.
** This is a UNIQUE rental, please read all the way through so you know what to expect. **
Air BNB Cabin in Connecticut - Frog Hollow
Air BNB Cabin in Connecticut - Frog Hollow
The space

Frog Hollow was named after the bullfrogs and peepers that serenade guests, announcing the arrival of spring and enjoying long summer evenings along the river. It is the perfect hideaway for a nature lover’s or writer’s creative retreat. This secluded cabin is surrounded by oaks, pines, and hickory, but you are just 10-15 minutes away from grocery stores and shops. Available all year, but please read the WINTER section below depending on when you are traveling.

Frog Hollow is a rustic cabin where you get the feeling of camping without any of the hassle, and with some extra luxury! There is a dirt driveway that leads to the privacy of your cabin, right alongside the river. You walk into a porch-enclosed kitchen with all the basics (pots, pans, salt, pepper, oil), including a stovetop, microwave, toaster oven, and a french press. As you enter the cabin you are greeted by wood-paneled walls and a vaulted ceiling with plenty of sunshine streaming through the windows. Enjoy a home cooked meal or order out on Doordash. Fire up the wood stove to heat up the cabin quickly, and pass the evening by the fire watching TV (smart TV with Netflix and the internet), or making a fire in the huge fire pit outside by the water. Enjoy a good night’s rest in the loft, lounging around in plush bath robes, with a queen-size log-post bed that has Egyptian cotton sheets. There is a telescope for wildlife-watching, and you can spend your days splashing in the river, paddling a canoe/kayak, or fishing (fishing poles, canoes, kayaks, and a paddle boat are available to guests).
Air BNB Cabin in Connecticut - Frog Hollow
Air BNB Cabin in Connecticut - Frog Hollow

FINNISH WOOD FIRED SAUNA – please reserve at time of booking.

Take your wellness journey to the next level in our newly built Finnish wood-fired sauna overlooking the water! Experience true bliss. This sauna experience comes with towels, essential oils for steam, a cold plunge tub, and water to drink. It is available by appointment – we start the wood fire for you and you can keep it going as long as you’d like. In the cold weather months, it is invigorating to jump in the cold plunge tub, or even the snow, once you’re hot. Cost is $95, with a $40 nonrefundable deposit required at the time of booking. Please let us know when during your stay you’d like to reserve the sauna so that we can have it ready for you. Available year round.

No soap, shampoo, or conditioner rinsing allowed inside the sauna. The sauna requires knowledge of how to run a wood stove. We will set it up, and you can maintain it at your preferred temperature. Bathing suits are required and all medical advice must be followed. If you need help when using the sauna, please call us.

FOREST BATHS – Please reserve at time of booking.

Take a bath of your dreams – soaking in a beautiful cast-iron tub (hot water available on-demand) under the stars, overlooking the pond and watching the ducks. This forest bath comes with herbs and flowers from our garden when in season. Cost is $150 for both tubs, with a $75 nonrefundable deposit required at the time of booking. Milk baths are $20 extra. Please let us know when during your stay you’d like to reserve the forest baths so that we can have them ready for you. Available seasonally until the weather is consistently below freezing.

Air BNB Cabin in Connecticut - Frog Hollow
Air BNB Cabin in Connecticut - Frog Hollow

***PLEASE NOTE that the shower, with hot water, is located outside the cabin. It is about 30 feet from the front door of the cabin. The water heats up very quickly, and you get to listen to the birds while showering outdoors! There is an indoor standard bathroom with a toilet and a sink as well, available until the temperatures are consistently below freezing. You are renting a cabin with a rustic outdoorsy feel. Wildlife is all around you including mice, bugs, birds, snakes, coyotes, deer, beavers, and many, many other critters. If you are into the outdoors this place is for you. If unexpected interactions with wildlife is NOT your thing then this is not the place for you!

POTENTIAL FOR NOISE – During the work week, listen to the soothing freight train travel across the river 2-3 times a day, sounding its whistle as it rumbles through the area (about 3 minutes each time). There is also acreage across the river where ATV riders ride sometimes.

Winter is beautiful at Frog Hollow. We provide snow shoes for exploring, and there are local cross country ski trails and ice fishing spots nearby. During the winter months (once the temperature is consistently below freezing, until it is consistently above), a wood stove is the only source of heat in the cabin. Knowing how to use a wood stove is ABSOLUTELY required. We will set up the wood stove, and you can maintain it at your preferred temperature throughout your stay. DO NOT leave the wood stove door open. Embers can easily pop out and cause harm. Please note there is no running water in the cabin during the winter months – a heated bath house includes a top-of-the-line no odor Separett Villa composting toilet, a shower with on-demand hot water, and a hand sink. The indoor bathroom will be unavailable throughout the winter.

**If booking in the winter, in your reservation request please acknowledge you have read and understood the three important points below:
– Making a fire in a wood stove is a lovely thing, AND you must do it well in order to stay warm. If you have never worked a wood stove before, we will provide you with detailed instructions. We would highly recommend you arrive before dark rather than late at night.
– The toilet and hot shower used during winter months are in the heated bath house, located about 15 steps from the front door.
– There is NO running water inside the cabin during the winter. We provide a water bubbler that dispenses hot and cold water, as well as two 5-gallon BPA free jugs of water to use for cooking.

Guest access: Guests have full access to the cabin and the surrounding property.

Other things to note

The owners live on an adjoining property. We’re dog friendly! Please feel free to bring along your furbabies (up to 2!), no puppies or cats please, include them in your listing (for a $75 pet fee) and ensure that you pick up after them. We have provided doggy bags to make this as convenient as possible.

Smoking of any kind is prohibited inside the cabin and in the screened-in porch.

Our goal is to create a cabin that meets a need that we had when we were searching for a cabin ourselves, a place that is more special and private than a hotel room, where we could relax by the water and make an easy meal. A place that was updated and simple, yet has a cozy and special feel. A place that was centrally located and still provided more privacy than a hotel room with people above, below, and beside you.

Thank you! We look forward to having you as a guest. We are certain you will enjoy your time at the cabin! Please contact us with any questions and arrangement of deposit information.