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Charming Fully Renovated One-Room Schoolhouse on 22+ acres

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Katharine Goodbody
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Grafton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Fully Renovated One-Room Schoolhouse on 22+ acres
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Northeast
5

Great Place to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Love the house and the location! When we first got there we thought we were in the middle of nowhere…until I realized Okemo/ Jackson Gore were only 20-30 minutes away. Convenience stores and restaurants were even closer (10 minutes). Wi-Fi and all the modern amenities that make winding down in the evening so much easier. The house itself was beautiful and it was very obvious it was very well loved and taken care of. Also more than enough room for 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. The "back yard" is full of woods and we spent several hours snow shoeing through it and letting the dogs wander around. Just a great alternative to doing the “resort” thing. I just wish we were able to stay longer. Next chance we can get to break away we will be back up there.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Cozy & sweet

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. It was in the single digits outside but we were always toasty inside. Our 4-year-old daughter said that her favorite part of our trip was sleeping. We spent lots of time lying on the comfy beds reading. The property is a quick drive to both Chester & Grafton. You can't really tell from the pictures, but the house is right on the road, which isn't busy but might not be ideal for very small wandering children.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

cozy family retreat

  • 5 of 5

I loved the aesthetic of this clean and cozy house. Our daughters loved having the whole family sleep in the loft with its "cool" bark-clad beams. It is an easy 20-30 minute drive to Okemo.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scituate, MA
4

Cozy & Cute

  • 4 of 5

The former school house was as advertised. Simply furnished and decorated. Very neat and clean. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals. The gas stove and oven worked perfectly. Only criticism is that there are no closets and no place other than a few hooks inside the door to hang clothes. Yes there was a small chest for folded clothes. The house sits close to the road but it is a quiet road and we were happy to not have a long driveway with all the snow we got. It was also plowed for us. We chose this part of Vermont because we were unfamiliar with the area. It is very quiet. Nearby Chester has everything needed; groceries, gasoline, laudramat, restaurants and more. Grafton is smaller and very nice. We walked on snowmobile trails right behind the house and enjoyed the woods. Cross country skied in Grafton too. Nice relaxing place.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Center Valley, PA
5

Great post Christmas getaway/birthday celebration !

  • 5 of 5

Katharine's charming schoolhouse was perfect for our family of 5 ( Dad, Mom, 16 & 18 year old sons and Grandmother). We loved the large cozy upstairs and grandmother enjoyed her private room on the main floor.We were celebrating our oldest son's 18th birthday and the schoolhouse was conveniently located for the boys to snowboard at Okemo and Killington. While they snowboarded, we explored many antique shops, visited the Clear Lake Furniture showroom (beautiful pieces..purchased a handmade lamp), and relaxed while playing backgammon.

Great markets nearby, and plenty of restaurants to experience. We especially enjoyed the Heritage Deli....wished we'd gone there our first day ! The Grafton Inn was wonderful for the birthday dinner !

Thank you Katharine for sharing your lovely home. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
5

'Tis a Gift to Be Simple...

  • 5 of 5

We shared a peaceful week at the Grafton Schoolhouse, watching the colors change and listening to the leaves fall. No TV meant no debate-watching, TG, and we had a lovely time reading, taking day trips, and enjoying autumn in beautiful southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Katharine has thought of everything. The house is truly charming, the kitchen well-equipped, and our Coton de Tulear felt as "at home" as we did.The owner and caretaker both promptly reached out to help us when I foolishly locked the key in the house, and the people we met on our travels were equally warm and welcoming. Grafton itself is a delightful town, replete with a central Village Market (selling delicious Grafton Cheese, select local crafts, food and wine), a gracious hotel and the Phelps Barn Pub, where we had two cozy dinners. We also enjoyed the fine art in Gallery North Star's sophisticated space, watching cheese being made at Grafton Cheese on the outskirts of town, and meeting the proprietor at Plummer's Sugar House -- where we bought delicious maple syrup at the best price around. Katharine's schoolhouse/cottage was the perfect jumping-off point for a variety of visits to nearby towns, from Chester (Stonehouse Antiques, Davallia Art at both of its locations, Sage Jewelry & Gifts and the Moon Dog Cafe on the Common, plus The Country Girl Diner and MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub) to Brattleboro (Twice Upon a Time Collectibles and the fantastic Brattleboro Food Co-Op). Unfortunately, Weston Priory was closed for a monastic retreat, but we did manage to visit the well-known Vermont Country Store in Weston, as well as "Hildene," Robert Lincoln's family homestead in Manchester, VT. We discovered a Marimekko Store in Manchester, as well -- Marimekko is coming back; hurrah! En route "home" to Massachusetts, we enjoyed our drive through southern New Hampshire, as well: from Walpole (Alyson's Orchard and Burdick's Chocolates, of course) to Peterboro (Twin Elm Farm Antiques, Harlow's Pub and the Peterboro Diner) to Harrisville (Looms and Country Store). Words to the wise: watch your cell phone for roaming charges, and do not plan to rely on your Mapquest, Google Maps or GPS directions. Rural VT and NH are stunning over-the-river-and-through-the-woods territory, and that was part of the fun for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
!-91
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chester, VT
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Okemo Ski area
Car: necessary

Ludlow/Okema area

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Deposit $165

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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