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Historic Mansion Perched on Hilltop Shared with Beautiful Golf Course.

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Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Walpole estate description

Originally the Alexander Watkins' Tavern, now the Hooper Mansion, was erected in 1795 by Alexander Watkins who came from Pomfret, Connecticut in 1777. Eventually ownership transferred to the Hoopers, a prominent family in Walpole. George Levi Hooper gave the land and the buildings in trust to the Town of Walpole. Once a working farm, the beautiful landscape of green rolling hills and stone walls was transformed into a classic golf course in 1927 by golf course designer Wayne Stiles. The Hooper Golf Course is still recognized as one of America's top 9-hole golf courses today.

The Mansion provides 3 individualized dining rooms with seating configurations to accommodate 56 (20/20/16) people along with a bar room overlooking the historic greens of the Hooper Golf Course. There is a fully appointed commercial kitchen. The screened in, wrap around porch with beautiful views of the course, surrounding foliage and Vermont mountain range can accommodate another 60 people. We can custom configure the spaces for your special celebration. You pick your provider for food, music and entertainment. We can introduce you to outstanding caterers, photographers, florists and local officiants.

The second floor of the mansion is living space for the family. There are seven bedrooms comfortably appointed. Three of the seven rooms are very large and have private baths. The “Honeymoon Suite” has a double canopy bed with private bath. Two additional rooms have twin beds each, one room has a queen and our 'servants quarters' all have double beds with access to a shared bathroom. Bed configurations can be adjusted if you have special needs. Just outside the rooms is a lovely sitting area to relax and visit or read a book.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway, a quiet place to conduct a business retreat, a golf outing with college buddies, an elegant wedding or other celebration with family and friends, the Hooper Mansion can offer you an unparalleled backdrop of historic charm to highlight your special trip.

Use the house as a base to explore the many nearby diversions in Keene, Claremont, Putney, Ludlow, Killington & Brattleboro. Seasonally, you will find fireworks displays, car & motocross racing, county fairs, gallery walks, wine & beer festivals, live entertainment at the local theaters and outdoor venues, as well as farmers markets, concerts on the green and pumpkin festivals. During the fall, enjoy the classic New England foliage any number of ways. Hike, drive, horseback ride, or motorcycle. There are many choices for pick-your-own farms & orchards. There are numerous ski areas with scenic thrill rides and zip lines within a one hour ride as well as multiple golf courses.

We’d love to help you plan your special trip and are available for questions/needs during your stay. Please be advised that the first floor is handicap accessible, however the second floor is not.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                We can accommodate up to 2 handicapped accessible persons in the downstairs area by rearranging the living room into a bedroom configuration with either one double bed or two twin beds. We have a ramp that allows accessibility to the porch and in through a ramp at the main back door. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Terribly sorry but it is a historic building and golf course area....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Primary renter must be 26 or older...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 14-15

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                private bath with shower; sitting area...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                bath with w/shower; sitting area; great views ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                1/2 private bath; sitting area; shared shower available...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

                Cozy room, shared bath with shower, nice view...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

                Comfortable room with sitting area; share bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 1 double

                Shared bathroom, lovely views...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 1 double

                Shared bath with shower, nice views...moreless

              • All bedrooms have windows with views of mountains, course and woods. Bedrooms 1-4 have keyed access and doors open onto upstairs sitting/common living area. Bedrooms 5-7 are on the back side of the house which is a bit more shaded....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Upstairs located in Bedroom 2...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Upstairs located in Bedroom 3...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Upstairs located in Bedroom 1...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                Centrally located upstairs in butler's hallway...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: toilet

                Located downstairs just off the Living Room...moreless

              • Bathroom 6: toilet

                Located downstairs, handicapped accessible, adjacent to bar...moreless

              • There are 4 bathrooms upstairs - 3 with showers and 1 1/2 bath. There are 2 - 1/2 baths downstairs, 1 is handicapped accessible. All bathrooms have sinks....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Space is set up for maximum dining parties; 3 dining rooms and a large wrap around screened porch. Maximum seating is approximately 110 depending upon configuration....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Commercial refrigerator and freezer...moreless

              • Stove:

                Commercial Gas Range...moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                The building has an old steam boiler with big rads, so for chilly nights we add blankets and/or run a few room heaters. If its down right cold, we fire off the boiler until we shut the building down....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                There are 7 fireplaces, they are purely for decoration only....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Feel free to bring your favorite pillows....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Only located in main living area downstairs, not in bedrooms....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Available upon request....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Landline phone and security system....moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Boat:

                There are many areas close by to launch your boat including the Ct. River, Lake Stoddard, Lake Warren and Lake Sunapee. The fishing is great!...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Quality kayaking opportunities are close by, arrangements of equipment can be made as well as drop off and pickup....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The Hooper Institute and community gardens are just across the street....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Will be provided upon request....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Golf Course View:

                Overlook the rolling hills of the Hooper Golf Club and the Vermont Mountains...moreless

              • Golf Course Front:

                Hooper Golf Club, 9 Holes, Semi-private...moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Golf
              • Water Tubing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Cycling
              • ATM/Bank
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Library
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fishing
               

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              2 night min stay
              $500 $600
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              $2,800 $7,500
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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Taxes Not included

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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              Last updated: 07/02/2014
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              Location

              • Burdick Chocolates

                "View some of the most unique chocolates, handmade right here in Walpole. Visit the Burdick'..."

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              • Alyson's Orchard

                "Hand pick your own fresh fruit from mature trees in the mountainside orchard overlooking the..."

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              • Walpole Village Tavern

                "Small village watering hole with good food and reasonable prices. Small outside deck which ..."

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              • Walpole Mountain View Winery

                "Unique and beautiful location high above town on Barnett Hill. Come visit a full estate, New..."

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              • Green Mountain Railroad

                "Ride the Green Mountain Flyer, a historic old train through the rolling hills of Vermont alo..."

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              • Walpole Historical Society

                "Visit a fine collection of Walpole's rich history at the Academy Museum. Includes items on ..."

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              • Lake Warren

                "Pristine waters perfect for canoeing, swimming or kayaking."

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              • The Fort at No. 4

                "Travel back in time to Plantation No. 4, once the northwestern village within the British co..."

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              46 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Lebanon, NH
              6.7 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Green Mtn Railroad, Bellows Falls, VT
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 91, Westminster Station, VT
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Walpole Village Tavern, Walpole
              32 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Okemo Mtn Resort, Ludlow, VT
              Walpole
              Nearest Golf
              Hooper Golf Course, Walpole
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Burdicks Restaurant, Walpole

              Car: Necessary

              There are multiple ski areas and golf courses within a 1 hour ride. Foliage drives are numerous as are apple orchards, local farms and farmers markets, NH fairs and horse shoes. Walpole is the quintessential old New England town with Sunday afternoon bands on the village common.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1927

              About: I am currently the caretaker of this fine property on behalf of the Hooper Trust.

              Why Walpole:
              It's the best value for your money in rural NH. This property is perched in the middle of some of the richest farm lands in all of New Hampshire above a magnificent view of the Connecticut River Valley. The stars at night are plentiful and easy to see without the glare of any nearby distractions. This home welcomes you with open arms the minute you walk in. Some of the finest chocolates in the United States - Burdicks - are manufactured just a few miles away and you can enjoy a refreshing walk to the sales location where they also make beautiful pastries.

              The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
              This property was built in the finest tradition of it's day. The main entryway and staircase are grand. The original beehive oven and fireplaces have remained untouched for over 2 centuries. The views are magnificent, come and see for yourself how relaxing a grand old house can be.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Historic Hooper Mansion

                Historic Hooper Mansion

              • Front Green Dining Room (20)

                Front Green Dining Room (20)

              • Rear Dining Room with Piano (16)

                Rear Dining Room with Piano (16)

              • Back screened in porch overlooking greens

                Back screened in porch overlooking greens

              • Side Porch view

                Side Porch view

              • Bedroom 2 - Twin configuration and private 1/2 bath

                Bedroom 2 - Twin configuration and private 1/2 bath

              • Bedroom 3 Sitting Area

                Bedroom 3 Sitting Area

              • Bedroom 4 - Cozy room with Double Bed and shared bath

                Bedroom 4 - Cozy room with Double Bed and shared bath

              • Bedroom 5 - Twin Beds, shared bath

                Bedroom 5 - Twin Beds, shared bath

              • Bedroom 7 - Double Bed or Twin, Beautiful shaded views, shared bath

                Bedroom 7 - Double Bed or Twin, Beautiful shaded views, shared bath

              • Bar room view showing the original cooking fireplace

                Bar room view showing the original cooking fireplace

              • View from the back porch and bar room.

                View from the back porch and bar room.

              • Grand Entry Hallway and Staircase

                Grand Entry Hallway and Staircase

              • Front yellow dining room (18)

                Front yellow dining room (18)

              • Rear room set up as Living Room with Piano and TV, great views, bathroom

                Rear room set up as Living Room with Piano and TV, great views, bathroom

              • Side screened porch overlooking side greens

                Side screened porch overlooking side greens

              • Bedroom 1 - Queen with Sitting Area & Private Bath

                Bedroom 1 - Queen with Sitting Area & Private Bath

              • Bedroom 2 - alternative configuration - 3 twins or double & 1 twin, 1/2 bath

                Bedroom 2 - alternative configuration - 3 twins or double & 1 twin, 1/2 bath

              • Bedroom 3 - Full size with Sitting Area and Private Bath

                Bedroom 3 - Full size with Sitting Area and Private Bath

              • Bedroom 5 - Twin Beds with Sitting Area, shared bathroom

                Bedroom 5 - Twin Beds with Sitting Area, shared bathroom

              • Bedroom 6 - Double bed, beautiful views of course, shared bath

                Bedroom 6 - Double bed, beautiful views of course, shared bath

              • Upstairs Sitting Area

                Upstairs Sitting Area

              • Bar room just off the kitchen

                Bar room just off the kitchen

              • Entrance to side screened porch

                Entrance to side screened porch

              VRBO #488020

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

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              7 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 15

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