|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our classic Red Barn houses a spacious, contemporary studio apartment above the Garage (please also see listing # 911915 for our main home across the driveway). The vintage barn studio offers an open living plan with a Queen bed, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a cozy seating area with a gas fireplace. Once an artist's studio, it is adorned with beautiful antique wide planks everywhere and offers a vaulted ceiling. The loft space above has a twin bed. Our deliberate and painstaking efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle is reflected in the reclaimed fittings and furnishings all over the studio. The combination of old materials, local artisanship and modern industrial design has resulted in a comfortable and contemporary space that is simply beautiful. Everyone loves it; we welcome you to experience it.
Things to do: Grafton Ponds - world class cross country ski. Swim in village pond or play tennis in the village courts
Ski - Okemo, Bromley, Magic Mountains all within 30 minutes. Limitless opportunity for hiking nearby hills.
Bike on beautiful unpaved country roads starting at your doorstep. The views are spectacular. Antiquing - Grafton, Chester, Bellows Falls, Springfield and other surrounding towns are filled with excellent local antique stores
Shopping - Manchester outlet mall is 35 minutes out.
A brand new kitchen comes complete with high end built in appliances, all cookware, most basic ingredients and a refrigerator stocked with essentials in order to make your arrival comfortable. You will find a wide selection of teas, gourmet coffee, maple syrup, spices, condiments, etc etc.
There is a hand crafted queen bed on the main level and an extra twin bed in the loft. The dining table can seat six. The bar counter has three seats. The sitting area has two comfy armchairs beside the gas fireplace.
The bathroom is small but extremely clean and functional.
Home has a 47' LCD TV with bluray player and streaming Netflix and Hulu. No Cable. We have a dedicated phone line and Wifi in the barn.
Look closely and you will find that most of the furniture is designed from the barn's old window shutters and antique wide plank heart pine found in the attic from 1840's. The kitchen counters are hand crafted from extinct american chestnut and antique oak, sourced from a local 1790's barn.
The retro modern barn apt was nicely appointed with fun orange accents (would have been great to have some hot chocolate). We arrived later in the day and it would have been nice to have the place a little warm...It took us a bit of time to warm up the loft after finding the remote for the fireplace and the heater.
It was clean. The toilet is "possessed". It made all sorts of noises throughout the night. The toilet is right next to the bed. It all makes it an interesting and funny place to spend the night.
It is in a great location and an easy stroll to the local market and Inn
I was writing a review here before. The review was titled - nice idea poor execution -. Well after that review posted the owner did an impressive followup with me and I have to say that they went to quite a bit of trouble to straighten things out. I still believe that the idea of the retro-fit barn is excellent and after our complains about the execution, the owner drove up there to check it out and fix the complains we had. I would not hesitate to go back to this place, specially now that everything was brought back to their normal standards. 5 stars for customer follow up and satisfaction, we will be back next year
We rented for a weekend. Liked the idea and liked the pictures.We arrived Friday pretty late.It was dark and…light outside didn’t work.With flashlight we got to the door. Studio looked exactly as on the pictures and we were excited.Turned on the heat and realized that the furnace is right here – 2 feet from the bed.We will be reminded about it all nights long when it turns on and off waking up even dead. It got warm fast and we started unpacking.We were looking around –dust and spider webs were everywhere.Toilet was completely yellow of the water standing for quite a while. Wine glasses nicely displayed on the wall were far from being sparkling.You have the feeling that no one lived here for some time.But if owner knew that people are going to stay – shouldn’t some basic cleaning be done before our arrival?Soon we realized that there is no hot water in the studio, some light bulbs were missing, fire place didn’t work even if you follow the instruction.We reached the owner and expressed our concerns.BTW Verizon doesn’t have reception and home phone allows only local calls.The owner was very apologetic and offered us to stay in another house. We checked it out and didn’t like it as bed was not changed since last guests were staying and it was not welcoming at all.We returned back to the barn. Did some cleaning and wanted to turn on the TV.There is no cable or dish service there and internet is slow to stream from the web.We went to bed.Furnace woke us up every time it turned up.When it was not working you could hear that toilet has water dripping that goes on your nerves.Shortly after 8AM crew arrived and took care of the hot water,missing bulbs,made attempts to put on fire place (with no success),running water in the toilet,brought missing extra towels.We got full attention.We didn’t get fresh eggs or milk that other reviewers mentioned.We had a great day in the area.Weather and fall colors were just amazing.We returned back to our studio for another sleepless night.You can see that owners put a lot of love to make place attractive.You will find everything needed in the kitchen, even small items like foil and ziplocs.But studio must be clean and all features must be working.The owner promised to give us some money back to cover for the inconveniences.5 days later we got our security back and 50$ additional.It could be great experience if owner took right care of this studio.Keep in mind–even if everything is clean and working–you still sleep on the furnace.
We rented the barn studio for a birthday weekend. We have been coming to Grafton for years and always stayed at the Old Tavern, now The Grafton Inn but wanted a different experience. The location is perfect for a quiet weekend. The barn adjoins the main house which is also a rental. For two people wanting a romantic get way, use the barn. It is just out of the center of Grafton, within a short walking distance to everything you need. The road is little traveled, so road noise is not a factor. Renovations of the barn are well done. There appears to be no corner cutting with the redo. You have the feeling you are in a barn but with all the modern amenities. Upon arrival you are supplied with fresh eggs and milk, nice touch. For the evening pick up cheese and wine locally and enjoy the fire. If you wanted to be connected, wi-fi is there, but you can also escape with the surroundings to days gone by. Grafton is a restored town brought back many years ago by the Windham Foundation and private homeowners. It is a a postcard town. The process to rent was simple, security returned in a timely manner.
My boyfriend and I rented the barn apartment for New Years weekend and it was everything we hoped and more! The place was perfect and looks just as it does in the photos! We made great use of the kitchen for our first two nights and cooked some great meals in the gourmet kitchen! We got some great cheese, meats and dips from the cheese shop and a great steak from the general store! The general store and the cheese shop are literally a short walk down the road as well as the Grafton Inn and Phelps Barn. We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner at the Grafton Inn and enjoyed some live music and dancing later that night at Phelps Barn. We had such a great time and everyone was incredibly friendly! Thankfully we could walk to and from because we definitely enjoyed the cocktails at Phelps!
We will definitely be renting out the barn apartment again! Its a short drive to Okemo which we ventured to for a day of skiing but the best part was just relaxing and enjoying the barn apt and the "away from it all" that this place offers. I can't say enough great things about it but that it was hard to leave.
Lastly the owners were absolutely amazing and so helpful!! They made sure our stay was perfect and were available to us if we had any questions! Thank you for all your help and making this one of our best weekend getaways yet!
This is my second stay at this property renting the main house last fall for a week and enjoyed our stay, so when it came time for a long getaway weekend decided to book the barn studio apartment. The apartment is just as it looks in the photos…really beautiful and is well equipped from cooking to the large flat screen television….also enjoyed the rain shower head in the bath. The owners are very pleasant and make you feel very welcomed greeting me with fresh eggs and milk from a local farm in Grafton.
Hope to return sometime soon in the future.
We welcome you to enjoy our vacation home and the Grafton community. You will be hard pressed to find a more authentic Vermont village experience; where time appears to remain standstill, history is alive around every corner and where man's creation and nature's beauty are in perfect harmony. The village is home to some of the most beautiful examples of early New England architecture, and the entire village is in the National Register of Historic Places. Named one of the 10 most beautiful places in America by USA Today and one of 1000 Places To See Before You Die by leading Travel Guides.
If tranquility and peace and Charm is what you are looking for while being Minutes away from all leisure activities and amenities Vermont has to offer,your search stops here. Bromley and Okemo are 20 and 25 minutes away respectively and Stratton is a little over a half an hour and Nordic skiing is right here in Grafton. The Tater hill Golf Club is 5 miles away and there is plenty to do from Hiking, Biking or just leisurely admiring the works of local artists at the many galleries in town.
Chester and Saxtons River are short drive away and there are many local farms that make excellent cheese and have local produce and meats. If retail therapy is a part of your holiday then head out to Manchester to spend afternoon at the outlet malls and have a fabulous Lunch at one of the many fine restaurants there or stop by Lincoln's old Home estate 'Hildene'.
There is plenty to do and see if you ever feel like leaving the picturesque charm of Grafton to begin with.
Long term rentals welcomed and rates can be discussed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.