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A Modern Scottish Mountain-top Castle in Vermont with breathtaking views

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, with room to sleep 11 to 15

Welcome to Grahall Estate, situated on top of Hawk's Mountain on 300 acres of untouched land, looking at a 270 degree view of the surrounding Green Mountains. We are located 2-1/2 hours north of Boston, overlooking the quaint bedroom town of Cavendish, Vermont...and only minutes away from several major ski areas and quintessential cozy Vermont landmark towns...

Ski Areas:

15-20 minutes to Ludlow's OKEMO ski area;

40 minutes to Killington;

30 minutes to Bromley; and

20 minutes to Magic Mountain;

Villages of Vermont and New Hampshire:

30 minutes or less to the towns of Woodstock and Quechee, Weston, Ludlow, Dartmouth College & Hanover NH;

30 minutes to outlet shopping of Manchester VT;

40 minutes to the airport in Lebanon, NH.

Suitable for a group of friends & family to reunite and reconnect, or a small corporate group. This unique property is the perfect spot to get away from it all and recharge!

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for such a Wonderful stay! We look forward to a future visit at your beautiful home!"
Jan 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lebanon, NH
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Rutland, VT
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Rte 91 & 89 (intersection of)
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Seasonal Fruit Picking at nearby Orchard

Amenities

Cavendish Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Security System
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master, 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Entertainment Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd Private Master Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd Open Master Lounge
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Private
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Private
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor Private
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Ent. Level, Private
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Ent. Level, Private
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st Floor, Optional Queen
  • The Third Floor houses the private Master Bedroom Suite. The Master Bedroom Lounge has a pair of twins. Television with DVD player in Master Bedroom. The Second Floor has 3 private bedrooms: 2 with queen beds, and 1 with a pair of twins. The Entertainment Level has two private Guest Bedrooms, one with a full bed, the other with a queen bed. These bedrooms share a bathroom. On the First Floor, option to have the queen sleeper sofa made up in the private Music Room with private bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Housekeeping to clean between Guests is included. Weekly Housekeeping during longer-term stay included. Daily Housekeeping available upon request, for an additional fee.

Reviews

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A Modern Scottish Mountain-top Castle in Vermont with breathtaking views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This place is phenomenal............fantastic views, and a well maintained residence with lots of amenities. So much space inside and out, we were fortunate and only had one day that the weather deterred outside activities, but there was plenty to keep everyone entertained inside. Coming from Pennsylvania this was a long drive, but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing and secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth's house is perfect for a larger group looking to get away from it all. The property is very secluded and well maintained with a modern kitchen and lots of groomed outdoor space for outdoor activities. There is no light pollution, and the views of the stars at night are the best I've seen. I would highly recommend booking this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique and impressive property with delightful responsive owners.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for our reunion. The homeowner was available to answer all of our questions and help us out.

For anyone interested in unique homes and properties, this castle is a must see!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Renting Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This place was truly spectacular. The views were absolutely breathtaking, especially in the morning. I woke up early to see the sunrise, and watched the fog roll over the mountains and through the valley. The house is beautifully designed, and the yard around it no less. I have rented before, and working with Elizabeth was by far the best experience I have ever had on that end. This whole trip was amazing, and I hope to get all my friends back for another go!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

One of A Kind Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a remote, spacious & stimulating location to host our very first family reunion / vacation. Grahall Castle was all of this, and more! What an amazing, unique property! It is truly on the tippity TOP of Hawk Mountain. Extremely private and so peaceful. The grounds are fabulous. Sprawling lawns, 2 ponds for fishing, swimming, boating, etc. Frog catching kept our kids busy for hours on end. We had camp fires every night. Lots of great family time. There's even a swing set for younger children. The house was spotless and the kitchen was well stocked to feed a small army! Furniture & appliances were well maintained. There's plenty of room to spread out and find a quiet corner or balcony to read a book or just enjoy the magnificent views. Oh my goodness, the VIEWS! The deck off the 3rd floor master is the best seat in the house! We saw the brightest and most plentiful blanket of stars every night, and breathtaking mountain ranges during the day. Especially in the early morning when the clouds were still nestled between the peaks. We had a handicapped family member with us for the week and we were able to maneuver her wheelchair into the house and around the main floor with little issue. She was limited to the main floor, but it's quite large and spacious so she moved around with ease. If you are considering renting Grahall and have a family member with limited mobility, just reach out to Elizabeth and she will be happy to talk through your concerns. She was very helpful when I was trying to decide if this property would meet our unique needs. I think I might have won the prize for the most questions asked by a potential renter!:) The house has Wi-Fi but not all cell services work on the mountain top. We found that Verizon & ATT had the best track record. Before you reach the property, there is about a 2 ml stretch of dirt road that is very rural with a pretty steep incline. There's no cell service for the last few miles until you reach the top of the mountain so its safer to arrive during daylight hours to get a lay of the land. Have one person scout out the property early then set up a meeting point down in the town, then have any additional guests follow you up. We only had two issues during our stay. Both minor and both addressed the very same day! From my very first inquiry sent, through our one week stay at Grahall, Elizabeth was very responsive and pleasant to work with.

My family is already asking when we can return! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Scotch Plains, NJ, USA
5

Castle on a Cloud!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the "Grahall Castle" for a week in the summer for a family reunion; ages 88 to 14. Based on the photos and the renters' reviews our expectations were high. To say the house far exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The house is a marvel, inside and out! It is obvious that a great deal of thought and love went into the design.There was plenty of room for everyone; bedrooms and bathrooms. Although the house is modern, the gathering rooms still had a warm cozy feel to them with big comfortable furniture; the library was a personal favorite. The views from the decks were spectacular, green mountains as far as the eye could see. The huge stone patio in front of the house was a great place to relax and survey the grounds and ponds. There is even a stone amphitheater in the back of the house! We had a magnificent stay and left with great memories. We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Grahall is available for Peak-Seasonal Rental
Please email for off-Season long-term rental rates.
All Holiday weekends: (ie) Columbus Day and February Break weekend, 3-night, $3,000 base rate minimum
Winter/New Year's Holiday, 3-night minimum, $3,450 base rate minimum
All other Peak Ski stays: 2-night minimum, first 2 nights charged at weekend rate; additional nights $600 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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