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Katharine Goodbody

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Speaks: english

Charming Fully Renovated One-Room Schoolhouse on 22+ acres

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin

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Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms including a large open sleeping 'loft', 1 bathroom, sleeps 6+

This converted one-room schoolhouse is in historic Grafton, Vermont. The house has many of its historic features. It is fully heated and has a backup wood stove. The house sits on 22+ acres most of which is wooded.

On the first floor there is a living room with a dining area, a kitchen, one bedroom and a bath. The bedroom has a double bed. The kitchen has a stove, a full refrigerator, a microwave and is fully equipped. The bathroom includes a full-sized whirlpool bath with a shower.

The second floor includes a queen bed and two single beds and lots of room for cots for extra people. The exposed original beams add a unique element. This room is accessed by a staircase and has full windows and standing room.

Grafton is a historic town with includes an inn, a store and other amenities. There is a cross-country ski / mountain bike area with groomed trails and rentals.

Okemo resort is a short distance away. This resort has a large ski area in the winter and golf in the summer. There is access to hiking, swimming, biking and other activities. The Manchester outlet malls are within easy driving distance.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katharine Goodbody (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming Fully Renovated One-Room Schoolhouse on 22+ acres
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Cozy, well equipped cottage in the Vermont woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this cozy cottage for a few days in late December, planning to ski at nearby Magic Mountain. When that resort was closed, we were happy to discover that Okemo is also nearby and had a great time skiing. We also enjoyed a wonderful tour of Plummer's Sugar House and a hike in the woods near the cottage. The cottage itself was beautiful, clean, and very well kept, with everything we needed. The kitchen was very well set up with a full size stove, all the pots, pans, cookie sheets and pizza pans we needed to cook. The place was also warm and very comfortable. The loft was great for our kids and we were impressed that the extra sleeping spots were actually mattresses, not folding cots. Someone even came and plowed out the parking spots after it snowed!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Awesome place in an awesome location

  • 4 of 5

The place and the house are beautiful. I would definitely love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Getaway Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this place which was set among the Vermont trees and creeks. It was a perfect getaway and we loved that there was a one night option. Would have preferred to stay longer but work calls, so we appreciated the option which most vacation homes don't offer. The owner was a breeze to work with, and was very responsive and prompt, we will definitely reach out to her again for a repeat visit. The place overall was very clean and would have met even my own mother's high standards. We also enjoyed the fact that the home is well equipped with sheets, towels, kitchen supplies and plenty of games, books and puzzles to keep you entertained should the rain come calling. If its sunny, there are beautiful hikes nearby and even a jaunt up the street in front of the the home was relaxing and enjoyable. Last, the neighbors on the nearby properties were welcoming and friendly to us out-of-town folk and if you get lucky, their friendly dog might greet you upon arrival! A good option if you choose. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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last minute one night getaway

  • 5 of 5

loved this little cabin. cutely decorated. quiet and the sound of the brook is heaven. near the town of Grafton. we were only able to stay the one night as we were traveling thru. loved hiking and swimming at the grafton recreational center. breakfast at country girl in chester. and walking up the old cemetery once we found it. i was concerned with it being so close to the road but proved to be extremely lightly traveled and easy to hear a car to protect my dog. only thing i would change is washer/dryer but understand due to size. perfect quaint get away. katharine was wonderful to work with. would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Perfectly located, lovely home for weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came up here with my boyfriend for the weekend and we had a wonderful time. The house is 15 minutes away from Grafton Ponds Recreation Center where there is affordable cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides in a beautiful setting. 15 minutes in the other direction is Chester, where we had a great brunch at the Country Girl Diner and were able to pick up groceries at Lisai's Market to cook dinner. The house has every kitchen tool you'd need. We loved that the door on the wood stove opens so that you can watch the fire roar. Another highlight was walking on the property around the house - there are great pathways made smooth by snowmobiles for easy walking in the snow. Thank you Katharine for such a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vermont Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were lucky enough to spend a great weekend in this charming Vermont cottage. The location is perfect for a quiet getaway--isolated enough to feel like you are in the country, but close enough to the surrounding local towns to have places to go explore. There is a great porch to sit on, and several walks nearby provided a perfect way to spend the day with the family.

The house itself is a beautifully renovated schoolhouse. It has everything you could hope for in terms of appliances, and it comfortably sleeps a family of 5. We will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Bradley International, Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Chester, VT
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Okemo resort
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bellows Falls, VT
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chester, VT
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Okemo Ski area
Car: necessary

Ludlow/Okema area


Rates & Availability

Grafton Cabin Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $165
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Stratton and Bromley Ski Areas Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • There is a small bedroom on the first floor with a double bed. Upstairs is a full room with a queen bed and two single beds and room for others. The house has a queen sized aero bed and a camp cot.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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