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“Overnight stays not always expensive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naulakha

Brattleboro, VT
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Ranked #8 of 28 things to do in Brattleboro
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Owner description: Former Arts and Crafts style home of author Rudyard Kipling - now a guest house.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Overnight stays not always expensive”
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 2013 for a reading of some of Kipling's "Just So Stories" performed by Jackson Gillman (see his website), and this was well worth it. LandmarkTrustUSA is the non-profit organization that owns this property. The audience was spellbound by Gillman's performance. The house tour was well worth it. My overnight was in the Kipling's bedroom. A great experience.
Kipling wrote, in his study here, The Jungle Books, Captains Courageous, and some lesser known works. He also began work on Kim here.

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“Kipling's Home in Brattleboro”
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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“History and Tranquility”
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 returned to its original design and is now available to rent for weekends or longer breaks.
Eight of us spent a wonderful week there in early November, enjoying the atmosphere of the house, reading in Kipling's study, exploring our very own 11 acres and experiencing all kinds of weather, including sunshine followed by 2ft of snow (great for sledging just outside the house).
Naulakha is a special place that will linger in the memory for a long time.

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