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Grafton Village Cottage is perfect for a couple's retreat or family getaway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage Studio overlooking the Saxtons River sleeps up to 4

This cottage has been completely renovated and updated to include a well-appointed galley kitchen and full bath. The vaulted ceilings and exposed beams add to the charm. It is located directly behind the main house, just a few yards from the Saxtons River. Enjoy the river from our screen house overlooking the river or gather around the fire pit. The private laundry facility is just a few steps away - in the cellar of the main house. The main house is also available - see VRBO 332678.

The entire property is non-smoking - inside and out. Smoking on the property will be considered property damage.

The village center is a short walk away. There you will find the historic Grafton Inn and Tavern, art galleries, tennis courts, museums and more.

More Details

Owner
Brian Case
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Brian Case

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 cottage in 2010

Why Brian Case chose Grafton

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Map

Grafton Ponds Nordic Ski & Mountain Bike Center
Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Phlep's Barn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tater Hill Golf Club
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Brattleboro, VT
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grafton Inn
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Bromley Mountain
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Grafton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Studio bedroom - 1 queen
    Studio living room - 1 queen , air mattress
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Check out this Google Map for our local favorites: https://sites.google.com/a/casefamily.us/grafton/

Reviews

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5

Perfect Fall Foliage Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I have been going up to Vermont since I was a kid, as my uncle had a campground in Grafton. Being here in this cottage is as close as I have gotten to that experience in a long time. The cottage was perfect, just right...not to big and just small enough. The bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were lovely. The decor was cozy and the gas burning stove heated up the cottage in no time on a chilly fall evening. Hearing the river flowing softly in the background was the perfect back drop to an evening fire in the fire pit. I could not have asked for more perfect accommodations!

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

Absolutely, overwhelmingly perfect

  • 5 of 5

Brian and his family allowed us to have our wedding at their property. For that alone, we can't be thankful enough. But they went above and beyond in their accommodations of us and our guests. Brian was very communicative and helpful in the months leading up to our wedding (and we certainly had a lot of questions/planning to do). We can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a quick trip for a friends wedding. Everything was great. We really enjoyed the setting, location and cleanliness of the rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Great couples escape with the Grafton charm

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, cute, great amenities. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice property

  • 4 of 5

Place was as advertised, neat, clean and fairly convenient... only issue we had was cellphone service was non existent on property so it was difficult to make dinner reservations, tee times, etc. There was internet service so some things could be done on internet. Overall, we loved it, including the dog as she had plenty of area to roam around

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

Fantastic host.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. Lovely!

I highly recommend this cottage, the host and the charming town.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

If you need more space, the main house is also available on VRBO - see 332678.

Deposit is refundable until 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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