|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This 1840's home was built as a single family home, then converted to a bed and breakfast before becoming a single family home once again. After many renovations, cosmetic upgrades, and material changes, the house maintains it's vintage New England charm while providing modern day amenities. With four bedrooms, including one with bunk beds, and four and a half baths, there is plenty of room to vacation with your family and friends. The first floor has two lovely family rooms, a dining room, and a renovated eat-in kitchen. Off the back of the kitchen are a three season room with a day bed and a screen porch with a dining table. There is a large mudroom and exercise area in the beautiful stone cellar. Other amenities include laundry on the first floor and a small office with a printer/fax/scanner on the network. The yard is spacious and provides additional room for entertaining. Enjoy the sound of the river from our screen house or gather around the fire pit. The house is a short walk to the Village of Grafton with the Grafton Inn and Restaurant, art galleries, general store, tennis courts, Mack's Place Eatery, museums and more. There is also a cottage on the property that can accommodate four additional guests if you need more room - see VRBO listing 390002.
The entire property is non-smoking - inside and out. Smoking on the property will be considered property damage.
We are the Case family - Brian and Charlene and our three young boys. When we are not in Vermont, our primary residence is in Connecticut. We enjoy road and mountain biking, skiing, hiking, soccer, and hockey. Brian is a business owner and Charlene is a physician.
Brian Case purchased this house in 2010
After renting in Grafton, Vermont for a couple of winters, we decided to find a home of our own. We have enjoyed the close proximity to Grafton Ponds for cross country skiing and are looking forward to exploring more of the area during the other seasons as well. The town is quiet and well-maintained, the locals friendly, and the pace a bit slower than what we experience at home.
Both of us have extended family in the New England area with whom we enjoy spending vacation time. As well, we have many friends who share our love of the outdoors. We have such great memories of time away with these loved ones, away from the hustle and bustle of our every day lives. The house is a quiet retreat where we play games, have meals, and just reconnect. We really enjoy being just minutes from the cross country skiing at Grafton Ponds where there is also a tubing hill, a new biathalon course, and swimming and mountain biking.
How to express my thoughts without gushing? I'm not sure I can, as the house and property were so far beyond my expectations.
Thirteen extended family members, ranging in age from 14 to 76, enjoyed the house during a cool and rainy weekend.
That said, there was enough room inside to accommodate everyone's needs. Squirrelly teens enjoyed the workout room, the Wii, and the various games. Adults cooked and visited in the kitchen. And we all gathered in the living rooms to enjoy family time. Finally, all thirteen of us fit quite comfortably in the the bedrooms, which are seriously charming.
Speaking of charming, the house and property exude charm and whimsy. Brian and his wife have thought thought of every detail.
We hope we can make this a yearly family reunion. The house and grounds have stolen our hearts.
Our family came up for a wedding nearby and the house was a great fit. Lots of space, nice rooms to stretch out in, modern amenities - very well put together. It is very convenient to Grafton and a good home base for events in the area. Brian was very responsive and made the coordination and logistics a breeze. Wholeheartedly recommend it.
Beautiful farmhouse spacious yards 1/2 mi from Grafton Inn. The house is old the kids all had fun very restful. everything we needed and more is there. loved the enclosed decking and sun porch. Would highly recommend this hose to anyone. The pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful and restful thoroughly enjoyed our time there. THANK YOU!
My wife and I and our small dog spent a week in this property in late August, 2012. Grafton had been recommended as a neat town by one of our friends so we decided to give it a try. Certainly, Grafton exceeded our expectations. We were 'busy' everyday--OK, sometimes that meant a 2 hour breakfast at Mack's Deli visiting with the locals!! It was such fun.
The house is great. While there were only two of us, we seemed to have used every room! Great kitchen, living room and den. Everything was provided---even more than we should have expected.
For those unfamiliar to this area, there are a lot of interesting small towns within 30 minutes in all directions. You can stay as active as you choose. Very relaxing stay.
The setting is terrific--right on a little creek and handy to every nearby town.
House is wonderful! Beautiful New England farmhouse, comfortably furnished. Kitchen is modern and fully equipped, games for the kids, lots of spaces to congregate in small groups. We had a full house and cottage, and there was still plenty of space for everyone. Sun room and screened porch were delightful sitting areas. We were there for our son's wedding, and the lovely setting really felt like vacation. Owners are very accommodating. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone, either for summer in New England or skiing in the winter.
Fourteen of us enjoyed a family reunion at this lovely old home in Grafton. The bedrooms were comfortable and we piled 7 (with room for one more) children into the bunk room. It was nice having separate bathrooms for the room with twin beds and the room with a queen. Although there was no snow, as we had hoped, we entertained ourselves with hikes in the area. We also enjoyed bowling and swimming in Springfield, as well as the bookstore in Chester. We spent much more time indoors than anticipated, playing games etc. We kept quieter activities in the library, more chatty groupings in the living room, and both the kitchen and dining tables were great places for playing games, doing crafts, as well as lots of eating. It was very comfortable for all of us. The whole process of finding, reserving, planning, and then enjoying our stay was well supported by the owners, and the communication was prompt, direct, and easy. The house was cozy yet spacious enough for the 14 of us. Thank you for a great family reunion.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
Please don't hesitate to contact us if the rate schedule does not work for your plans.
Children under age 5 are no additional charge.
There is also a cottage on the property that can accommodate 2-4 additional guests - see VRBO 390002.
Deposit is refundable up to 30 days prior to check-in.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
No visit to Grafton is complete without a visit to the Grafton Village Cheese Co. Grafton Village Cheese handcrafts aged Vermont cheddar in many varieties to satisfy all palates. Its headquarters is located just 1/2 mile from the Inn on Townshend Road. Cheese is made several days a week, and there is a viewing area that allows visitors to observe the process. A helpful video explaining the art of making cheese is featured in the welcome lobby. Right behind the inn you will find it Specialty Cheese & Wine Shop, featuring more than 80 types of cheeses, wines, Vermont products, gourmet foods, gifts and daily tastings. The front desk of the inn, and at the Wine & Cheese Shop has the updated cheesemaking schedule.
The Scoop ice cream stand: There’s nothing like a refreshing ice cream cone on a hot summer day. Head down on Route 121 (go right at the center of town – about 2 miles). Part of Idyll Acres Farm, they serve ice cream Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. On Sunday, they do hotdogs starting at 5 p.m. Summertime only.
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. Part of the Grafton Inn, Grafton Ponds offers year-round outdoor fun for all ages. Visit our Grafton Ponds page for more on this wonderful recreation center.
Museums & Exhibits
Grafton is a living and working rural Vermont town, but it also has a history and sense of cultural pride that it likes to display. Down Townshend Road is one of the most wonderful natural history museums, in the Grafton Nature Museum. It’s great for all ages and especially delightful for children.
Across the road, behind the Windham Foundation offices on Townshend Road, a sheep exhibit explains the importance of the sheep industry to Grafton. Oh, don’t forget to visit the red barn on Townshend Road to pet the sheep.
Across from the Grafton Village Store on Main Street is the Grafton History Museum. It can give you a glimpse of Grafton life when the Civil War was big news. It has a wide variety of Grafton memorabilia as well as ever-changing displays.
The Grafton Forge Blacksmith Shop allows visitors to step back in time to when the blacksmith was one of the most important craftsmen in the community. A large collection of antique wrought iron work and tools are on display. Tours welcome. Special programs offered. The shop also has items for purchase including fireplace tools, lighting and more. Custom orders are welcome. Open daily. Located on School Street. Learn more.
Around the corner from the Blacksmith Shop on Pleasant Street is the Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals (802-875-3562) to experience a beautiful collection of Vermont and other worldy minerals.
Shopping, Art & Galleries
Grafton boasts a variety of shopping options for browsers or serious art collectors. My Mind’s Design (802-643-1000) is a wood working studio, where you can custom order furniture, cabinetry, architectural turning and functional art plus accessories for the home. Main Street. Since 1975, Gallery North Star on Townshend Road (843-2465) has presented the finest works of New England’s professional artists in via oils, watercolors, sculpture and prints. The Jud Hartmann Gallery (843-2018) on Main Street boasts a limited edition of bronze sculptures entitled “The Woodland Tribes of the Northeast,” along with oils, watercolors and pastels. Located next door to The Old Tavern is Hunter Gallery of Fine Art (843-1440), featuring a gallery of East Coast artists in pastels, watercolors, Oriental brush paintings and more. New to Grafton is Grafton Village Quilts (802-380-1322) offering antique, vintage and new quilts as well as a variety of quilting supplies.
See our Local Chambers of Commerce page for links to nearby towns, like Brattleboro, Weston, etc. for wonderful nearby art communities.