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Grafton Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grafton
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

What a great location and not so very far away. We always feel that we have left the modern world behind (except for our electronic devices, which we could not live without). The inn has internet access but except for that it is a trip into the past. The rooms are, almost all, spacious and charming with locally crafted beds and antiques. The cross country ski center makes snow, which some years is a must. There are several dining venue so you can have a casual meal. The staff without exception are helpful and friendly. A large country breakfast is included in the price of the meal and, without exception, it is always good and satisfying. We love this place.

Room Tip: Call the inn. The staff will guide you to the best available room.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Gee, where do I start?? I researched for months to find the perfect place for our very intimate wedding. It took five minutes on the phone with Kathy Cray to know I'd made the right decision. Living in Illinois and planning a wedding in Vermont could have been difficult, but Kathy and her staff made the process so easy. They took care of everything. We only had to find a photographer (Herve was perfect) and get our marriage license. Since we had no one standing up with us, I needed help being laced into my dress, Kathy jumped in to help. Neither of us will ever forget that experience, but that's another story. The wedding took place in the village garden, and Kathy and her staff were there for every step, even helping us during photos and carefully getting me to the garden. After the ceremony, a wonderful intimate dinner complete with a three-tier wedding cake and champagne for a toast awaited us at the inn. So lovely. We felt like royalty. Kathy took a few photos at the wedding and printed them out for us. Such a nice surprise! we stayed in the Cricketer Suite, which was so spacious and wonderful. It is located apart from the inn and is perfect for honeymooners. The staff was great, the food was terrific, and we have the memories of a perfect wedding! Many thanks!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We spent a night in the Grafton Inn with our daughter, our newborn son and a dog. We were informed over the phone that we will be placed in a room in the basement.
When we got there we were directed to our MOLDY dark room. even though there were 2 dehumidifiers working, it didn't feel healthy to stay there with a newborn, but by the time we were there it was too late to find another hotel.

The drain in the bathtub got plugged, we notified the receptionist, which didn't do anything about it. My husband had to fix it himself so we could take a shower in the morning.

I think that a hotel that respects itself shouldn't rent every piece of its property just in order to make money (although I'm sure they had some vacancy in the garbage room). And if they do so, they shouldn't charge $180 + $50 pet fee for it.

Room Tip: room #50 in the basement is moldy.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank ravitile
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our first anniversary. We got married here last fall and absolutely love it. We've stayed in a few different suites and they are all charming. The beds are handcrafted with VERY comfortable mattresses, and some of the suites have jacuzzi tubs. It's a short walk down the road to Grafton Ponds for skiing or hiking, and we like to visit the sheep barn at the Windham Foundation.

The food here is AMAZING. The chef is top-notch and very creative. Breakfast is included in the cost of your room and always a treat. If you don't feel like having a fancy dinner in the dining room, we also love ordering off the pub menu in the barn.

Grafton is the sort of magical Vermont place that makes you feel like you're transported into a different time with a slower pace of life. Bring some books and your hiking boots and enjoy a luxurious and relaxing weekend here!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a jacuzzi tub!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LaurenFW
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband and I had recently had the opportunity to stay at the Grafton Inn, a historical hotel in Grafton,Vermont. The inn provides a quintessential and relaxing getaway experience. Our room was accompainied with a nice-sized bathroom that included a tub and shower with room to spare. As a treat we received a sample of cheddar cheese from the famous Grafton Cheese Factory along with crackers on a tray in our room as well as a welcome letter.

The inn provides breakfast (included with your stay)and they offer a couple of options for dinner (not included with your stay). We dinned at the more formal restaurant and was very satisfied with the service and our meals. Delicious!!

Grafton is a small village and the immediate area has a few musuems, local attractions, and outdoor activities like biking and hiking. No televisions, but they do offer wi-fi. I highly recommend the Grafton Inn, if you're looking for a relaxing and low-key getaway.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

We had just driven from Texas to New York to take our eldest son to college. The drive up to Grafton was beautiful and so green compared to West Texas at this time of year (August.) We were a little worried that we might be lost when the highway turned into a dirt road, but it was the right way and the road was in good repair.

The Grafton Inn is charming, quaint and a welcome step back in time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the cottage across the street from the main building. Our room was beautifully furnished with a wonderful locally crafted bed that had high quality linens, a love seat with a fold out bed for our son, a sitting area with two armchairs and a writing desk, an armoire full of books and a private bathroom. The cottage had its own wi-fi Internet which was nice as we were out of range of the signal from the main Inn/Tavern.

We spent a day exploring the town. We saw two covered bridges during our hike We walked to The Grafton Ponds recreation area where we took a very pleasant, easy hike through a wooded area. We saw a couple on mountain bikes having a good time. We waded in a creek which had cold, clean, clear water.

After our hike, our son enjoyed swimming in the pond/pool behind the cottage. There we saw a full-grown bull frog and several tadpoles. He swam with and played shuffle board with a boy we met there.

We enjoyed complimentary tea and coffee on the front porch at the Inn before dinner (we missed the cookies by a few minutes). The rocking chairs on the porch were cozy and plentiful.

Our dinner at the Tavern was very good. The waiter was excellent and helpful. We ate dinner upstairs in the loft. We played board games, looked at old photos and read about local history in the lounge upstairs behind the dining area.

Breakfast at the Inn was delicious! We had homemade blueberry scones to start. We each had omelets with toast and potatoes.

There were a lot of things we didn't have time to see and do in town. Next time my husband and son want to bring their mountain bikes to explore the trails. I want to visit the art gallery, cheese making factory tour and nature museum.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Charming place to spend a honeymoon or special get away. Be prepared to spend a lot of $ dining and bring snacks b/c you don't get much on your plate. Lobster pie disappointing - good thing I had the cheese and crackers in the room before going to dinner. Waitress was awesome and very nice...had her for b.fast the next day as well. Room was spacious and we got a good mid-week deal from the owner, The reservation staff is rather uninformed and took forever to book something...need better upfront staff to not turn people off. Furniture in room was grubby and a turn off. Size of room was nice as was the whirlpool tub and the touches they put in the room. Very noisy and light came in from everywhere. Room could benefit from cleaner furniture, light blocking accessories, door strip to keep the noise from downstairs from coming up into the room. Have to give some credit for the antique nature of the building...old as can be and very charming! Bring your eye mask and ear plugs and you might be OK.
Breakfast was included which was a bonus or I'd really have been disappointed due to the lack of sleep. Tea and coffee readily available during the stay. B.Fast was mediocre, but nice setting again. YOu have to embrace the charm of the town and the Inn to make it worth staying. Grafton pond near by w/ activities, and the Grafton cheese factory are fun things to have near by to enjoy.

Room Tip: ask for mid-week special...don't rely w/ what's online as they are not accurate and the innk...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank tueschyld
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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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grafton
Price Range: $217 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 44 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. Members of Distinctive Inns of New Englands. ... more   less 
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