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Description: Former Arts and Crafts style home of author Rudyard Kipling - now a guest...
Former Arts and Crafts style home of author Rudyard Kipling - now a guest house.
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This is an amazingly gorgeous property that can only be appreciated in person. If you can manage to reserve time here, you will not regret it. The property is in amazing repair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Minneapolis, MN
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This house is available to rent from a website found on a google search. This site has no website, no infrastructure to accept guests, or give tours. There is no sign by the road. We drove by 3 times before going up what was labeled a private driveway and were greeted by the cleaning lady who said she couldn't let... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is an amazingly gorgeous property that can only be appreciated in person. If you can manage to reserve time here, you will not regret it. The property is in amazing repair and has a lot of charming features. It's been so well-restored that you may wake up thinking you've gone back in time. Things like being able to crank... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our extended family spent a late Thanksgiving here a few years ago. (Celebrating a week after the real Thanksgiving cut the already pretty reasonable for 8 people price in half.) My husband and I slept in Arthur Conan Doyle's bedroom, played on Kipling's pool table. It snowed and we walked in the woods. My father wrote a poem; my mother... More 

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brattleboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I recently attended a sledding and dinner party at this Landmark Trust historic property. To sit at the desk where Rudyard Kipling wrote 'Captains Courageous' or play pool on the same table as Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is truly a treat. This captivating house is available for rent and not open to the general public except during the... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I've stayed in Naulakha several times now and always have a good time. It's a great place to gather with friends and prepare awesome meals and then sit by the fire or play a couple rounds of pool. In the winter the sledding is the best around and right outside the door. It's also the best place to play hide... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

A very good look at the life of a young genius writer. Visited during the Kipling symposium - otherwise this place is open to the public only one day a year. It is also available for rent to stay there a few days. Not the most convenient but certainly charming for the Kipling fans.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This a nice little visit if you are interested in the life of Rudyard Kipling. The BEST thing, though, is to catch it on its "story teller weekend", if you can. (I am not completely sure they are open to the public.) The local grade school children visit here and are enthralled with the reenactment of the "Just So Story"... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Under normal circumstances staying overnight at Naulakha requires a 3 night minimum stay, at nearly $300.00 per night. But it sleeps 8, so a group overnight is very reasonable. BUT on occasion there is a special event which allows you to stay overnight for $130.00 per night for just that one night, no 3 night minimum. I did this April... More 

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Brattleboro VT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

This home is usually closed to the public. It can be viewed from the road which is near the School for International Training on Kipling Road in North Brattleboro. It is occasionally open for special events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2002

Naulakha, meaning 'jewel without price', was the home designed and built by Rudyard Kipling for his American wife Caroline Balestier and family in 1893. During his time there, Kipling wrote many of his best known works including The Jungle Book, The Just So Stories, Captains Courageous and The Seven Seas. Restored by The Landmark Trust in 1993, Naulakha has been... More 

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