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“Graduation weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Grafton Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   92 Main St, Grafton, VT 05146 (Formerly The Old Tavern at Grafton)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grafton
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Graduation weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Grafton, VT and the inn are both very unique places. The town of Grafton is the beneficiary of a foundation that has resurrected the town, and inn, and created an idyllic Vermont experience. We recently spent three nights in this historic inn, actually in their "annex" across the main street affording us a slightly larger room, and enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. Both heat and air conditioning (we needed both in three days!) worked perfectly, quit a feat for these historic buildings. The staff are very professional and met our expectations. We recommend a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tucson
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Was at the Grafton last weekend and had a wonderful experience. The room assigned to us was large and airy with lots of windows and light. We had two full size canopy beds that felt like we were sleeping on clouds. It was quiet and peaceful around the inn. Breakfast was included in our room rate and the breakfast was terrific. There was a wide selection of entrees and the two that we tried were great! The service was top notch and we were treated like VIPs! It was a great experience and we will definitely stay there again and so should you. We took advantage of a special "spring" deal and it was such a bargain we felt as if we were getting away with murder.

All in all it was a terrific stay and we checked out very relaxed and well fed.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Weston
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We arrived late in the evening and the innkeeper was very willing to help us get set up and stay a little longer to make sure we got in safely. The Inn is in multiple buildings and we were not told about that ahead of time which would have been nice. With that said the rooms were clean, warm and appropriately appointed in true country inn style. What you see is what you get. The welcome gift, a block of raw mile Grafton Cheddar made right in town and sealed in wax was incredibly delicious. Would recommend the Grafton Inn for anyone looking to have an authentic Vermont Inn experience in the setting of a gorgeous New England town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sutton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

200 year old property is something that lives and breathes, has personality and life of its own. loved the peace and quiet, no tv is a wonderful thing...finished a whole book that I have been putting off! After a visit to london where my husband and I were fortunate enough to have enjoyed Michelin star dining in a very posh boutique hotel (st. james hotel and club) we found the dinner in the "tavern" to be every bit as wonderful and gourmet! (just at a third the price!) This is a jewel of a property and hopefully it will endure another 200 years more!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the inn recently for a weekend outdoor winter getaway and found it to be a lovely spot that made you feel like you were stepping back in time. While a few aspects of the facility need some updating, overall it was a very comfortable stay. The wall to our room that led to the hallway was a bit thin so we could hear talking in the hall but it was not necessarily bothersome as there were not many guests staying in our cottage. The sheets are luxurious, the service was excellent and the food at the inn was delicious - I had one of the best pasta dishes with wild mushrooms one night, accompanied by a very nice wine (their wine list is excellent for such a small place). The Grafton Ponds outdoor center is associated with the inn and has fantastic cross country skiing trails, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating - don't miss it!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We love staying at the Grafton Inn, Old Tavern. We have spent every President's Weekend here for more than 12 years. The inn is historic, dates back to 1801. There are beautiful antiques everywhere. Check out the houses owned by the inn. These are great value for families or groups traveling together. They have full kitchens, several bedrooms and bathrooms. Your stay at the inn includes winter sports privileges at Grafton Pond. The dinner in the inn is outstanding! Elegantly served. Breakfast is normally delicious, however this year they served breakfast two days as a buffet. This was not good, the food was cold and the selection was limited. That is my only complaint and sadly why I did not give Grafton Inn 5 stars. This is the first time this has happened in all of the years we have been staying here. Hopefully they will decide to not serve breakfast again as a buffet.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was our first time at the Inn where we met a family of five on their third visit who had already booked ahead for 2014. I understand why. Our room was enormous with two double beds plus breakfast at a bargain midweek rate ($99/night). A few minutes down the road Grafton Ponds Nordic ski center offers beginners (that would be me; Betsy was my brilliant instructor) or experts splendid trails and equipment rental. Seven miles away is the town of Chester; don't miss the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts or Misty Valley Books and then stop for lunch at Moon Dog Cafe, all within easy walking distance of one another.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 92 Main St, Grafton, VT 05146 (Formerly The Old Tavern at Grafton)
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Location: United States > Vermont > Grafton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grafton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grafton Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1801, this historic inn has been providing visitors with the finest comforts and amenities in a quintessential Vermont setting. The inn features 45 individually appointed rooms, including seven suites and four guest homes. The award-winning Old Tavern Restaurant features locally inspired American cuisine; open nightly for dinner. Pub menu at Phelps Barn Pub. Member of Historic Hotels of America, Distinctive Inns of New Englands. ... more   less 
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