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Vintage Grafton home is perfect for a family vacation

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Former bed and breakfast sleeps 14 - optional guest cottage can sleep 4 more

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.

More Details

Owner
Brian Case
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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 house in 2010

Why Brian Case chose Vermont

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 house 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.

Amenities

Grafton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Yellow room - 1 queen , adjacent to bathroom with shower and clawfoot tub
    Purple room - 1 queen , private, full bathroom
    Green room - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to a queen bed; private, full bathroom
    Bunk room - 2 double , 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Check out this Google Map for our local favorites: https://sites.google.com/a/casefamily.us/grafton/

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Nicely cared for, well thought out, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Brian was great to work with from coordinating our stay months in advance through the day of arrival and during the stay. Very responsive and helpful.

The property is gorgeous with the rear bordering an idyllic stream with plenty of space to play and great outdoor accommodations to take it all in.

Then house is older but well cared for - very liveable. We were very pleased with the living space and the kitchen. Bedrooms were nice - everything convenient to accommodate three generations of our family with private bathrooms and enough space to be alone and together. Kitchen was very well stocked with everything needed for creating a gourmet meal. We really appreciated the Keurig and Nespresso given our penchant for nice coffee. The kids had a blast checking out all the board games and various toys in the family room.

We clearly share a love of outdoors and outdoor sports with the owners. Bikes are big in the décor and we certainly felt at home there! Enjoyed the Grafton Ponds area for a morning of off-road adventure and the road cycling and gravel running in the area was just right. Thanks to Brian for all the outdoor adventure recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful family time

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visitors from Oklahoma

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohgee

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Windsor Locks, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Phelps Barn and Tavern
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.