The SpaceGrafton is a very special place and West Corner is a very special historic home. We welcome you to enjoy our vacation home and the Grafton community. You will be hard pressed to find a more authentic Vermont village experience; where time appears to remain standstill, history is alive around every corner and where man's creation and nature's beauty are in perfect harmony. The village is home to some of the most beautiful examples of early new england architecture, and the entire village is in the National Register of Historic Places. Named one of the 10 most beautiful places in America by USA Today and one of 1000 Places To See Before You Die by leading Travel Guides.
Built circa 1840, our home, called the West Corner (because it is the last home nestled in the west corner), is in end of the village center, providing unusual privacy for an in village home. Private, yet only a two minute's walk to the main street, village park, Grafton Tavern, the general store and churches.
The home is in superb condition, maintaining much of its original character yet providing all the comforts and conveniences you would expect from today's dwellings - thanks to the meticulous update undertaken over the last few years.
A steeple high attached barn, which once served as the grain room and firewood storage, welcomes you into the home, and also serves as our mudroom and Gallery. The high ceiling and rustic barnwood interiors are classic farmhouse style.
Next to the grain room is our richly appointed library cum bar, with floor to ceiling wood panels, rumford fireplace, comfortable leather seating and, just a great setting to relax in, day or night.
Oversized wall to wall window lets plenty of sunlight to stream in, making it a great place to read.
The huge living cum dining room offers another fireplace and plenty of space of relaxation, dining or for enjoying a good fire. Attached to the living room is the sunroom, with its own breakfast nook table for four and a seating area. This space is excellent for enjoying summers and is fully wiremeshed for protection from bugs. The sunrooms has french doors opening to a cozy stone patio with beautiful arbor covered with wisteria, and a grilling area with charcoal cast iron grill the old fashioned way.
The home offers two bedrooms and two full baths, plus another half bath. The large master bedroom offers a beautiful sitting area by the window to enjoy a morning coffee or to simply relax on the rocking chair and watch the village life go by from a distance. The home provides a sophisticated and country elegant living atmosphere with plenty of formal and casual living spaces. While the home is designed for four people, an extra inflatable mattress, which can be used in the master bedroom or in the den, allows for occasional additional guests. But honestly, the house is designed for four and maybe small children.
The fully renovated country kitchen comes complete with state of the art appliances, all cookware, most basic ingredients and a refrigerator stocked with essentials in order to make your arrival comfortable. You will find a wide sele tion of teas, gourmet coffee, maple syrup, pancake mix, spices, condiments, etc etc. Silver flatware, antique knives, antique china and primitive cast iron dishes are carefully hand selected, completing an authentic country kitchen feel. It is fully equipped and we warn you that it will tempt you to go gourmet.
Throughout the home you will find plenty of books, great vintage stereo systems painstakingly put together by us over the years, and hundreds of CDs, records and cassettes from our personal collection. You will be able to connect your ipod to this system as well. Please handle with care, the system is over 50 years old and delicate. Guest AccessAll Interaction with GuestsWe have a house manager who lives in the village and can be reached for any emergencies. Other Things to NotePlease NOTE that only AT&T cell service works in Grafton village, we are not fully sure if other carrier services work in the area.
Please, no street shoes, no pets and no smoking. Please do not place the antique cast iron and nonstick cookware in the dishwasher. Help us conserve energy by managing thermostats down in the winter when not in the house. Most of out furniture is leather and high end fabrics, please take care with liquids and spills.