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Prime among Grafton places to stay is The Grafton Inn, right in the center of Grafton VT 05146.



The center of Grafton's social life since it was built in 1801 as a way station on the stagecoach road, the 3-star, 45-room Grafton Inn is also a town landmark.

In its long history as a place to stay the night, the Old Tavern has played host to General Grant, Woodrow Wilson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Roosevelt, and even woodsman-philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Poet Rudyard Kipling came to the Grafton Inn for his honeymoon in 1892.

The Grafton Inn isn't really "quaint" or old-fashioned—its rooms have private baths and modern conveniences—but the ambience is still old New England. It is an authentic landmark, charming, hospitable, and comfortable, owned and operated by The Windham Foundation that has so successfully restored and preserved the center of Grafton village.

Facilities include a pond for swimming, two tennis courts, a game room, and the Grafton Ponds Recreation Center.

You have a choice of two eateries for dinner: the more formal Old Tavern Restaurant, and the informal Phelps Barn Pub.

Birdhouse at the Grafton Inn, Grafton VT
Lodging for the Grafton Inn's feathered guests.

The Grafton Inn can also arrange vacation rental homes in and around Grafton.

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Above, The Grafton Inn, Grafton VT.


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