If you’re on the hunt for a fabulous country home for rent in the Grey County area, The Resting Place at Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery should make your short list. This review is short and sweet because we only had the pleasure of staying at The Resting Place for one night.
Overlooking the Coffin Ridge estate, with rows upon rows of vines, sits a gorgeous home for rent — with or without its adjacent master retreat just 20 paces away in a separate building.
The main house has everything you could possibly want for a group getaway with friends or family…
1. Several bedrooms (one on the main floor with a queen bed plus a soaker tub-outfitted ensuite, one bedroom with two twin beds, and another with a queen bed).
2. Formal dining room with seating for eight.
3. Informal dining room with seating for 10.
4. A huge (I mean HUGE!) chef’s kitchen featuring a roundtable for four and breakfast bar for three, a walk-in fridge (for real), a pizza oven and massive amounts of space to move around and cook.
5. Cozy living room with couch, fireplace and two leather club chairs.
6. Nice patio with more outdoor seating, a pool and a hot tub.
7. Large library of books that flank the stairwell area that continues on beside it in a full theatre room with theatre-style seating for eight and plenty of room to add more bodies.
And then, THERE’S MORE! In what may have been a former coach house (or similar), but in what’s called The Writer’s Haunt, you’ll find a big, comfy king bed, kitchenette, eating/writing nook with seating for up to six people, and a lovely view of the yard with its inground pool.
The decor throughout is beautiful and both sets of accommodations are spotlessly clean.
Pricing is excellent at around $400/night for the main house in low season, November through April, ($500 per night with a two-night minimum in high season). This includes a complimentary tasting down at Coffin Ridge (a one-minute walk from your front porch), a Vintner’s Plate at the winery and killer sunsets. The Writer’s Haunt may or may not be available at an additional charge for large groups who rent out the main house first and still need more space.
Unlike traditional B&Bs in Grey County, The Resting Place offers considerable privacy. Your group will have the run-of-house — you’ll just have to make your own breakfast.
For reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old-skool keys that are attached to large-ish wooden keychains are a bit of a pain to carry around, but I do understand that for some this adds an element of upscale country charm. I just personally prefer convenience.
Should you end up having access to it, you need to know that the air conditioner in The Writer’s Haunt needs some attention (which I passed on during my stay in hopes it will be fixed soon for future guests); I’m admittedly a light sleeper, but it woke me up every 20 minutes with loud crackling, snapping noises. If I didn’t know better, I’d say Snap, Crackle & Pop are to blame.
4/5 (if the air conditioning is fixed, this would easily come close to a perfect 5/5 rating)
DISCLAIMER: Our group was provided with a complimentary one-night stay to facilitate this review. All opinions my own.