Grafton Vermont is located on Route 35 in Windham County, in the "Southern Vermont" region of the state. Known as one of the prettiest villages in Vermont, many of the beautiful old buildings have been lovingly restored by residents and the Windham Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the vitality of Vermont's rural communities.
Once a notable stagecoach hub for traffic across the Green Mountains into Albany, New York, Grafton is home to one of the oldest continually operating hotels in the United States, The Grafton Inn, having opened its doors in 1801. Notable guests to the inn include Ulysses S. Grant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Woodrow Wilson and Henry David Thoreau, to name a few.
Grafton is a great place to stay or visit. It is truly beautiful regardless of the season, and although very small, Grafton Vermont offers a degree of quality and sophistication seldom found in a rural community.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several
Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England,"
including Grafton, Vermont!
The Fifth Annual Winter Carnival is scheduled for February 25, 2017. We’re counting down the days until we can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice skating. $15 entry fee and $12 rentals for all! Also, our Ice Bar Event was such a success that we’re extending it for 2017. You’ll be able to join us for local libations from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate. Ice Bar tickets sold separately. Also On the Agenda: Take a test drive on bikes from Salsa Cycles. West Hill Bike Shop will be bringing Salsa Mukluk and Salsa Beargrease bikes and offering Fat Bike demonstrations from 9 to 4 p.m. (based on conditions the day of the carnival). From noon to 4 p.m. revelers can warm up and relax by an outdoor bonfire with s’mores. Our popular horse-drawn sleigh rides will be available from noon to 3:30 p.m. for $20 for adults and $12 for children. The Grafton Inn will be serving barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fifth Annual Winter Carnival is scheduled for February 25, 2017. We’re already counting down the days until we can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice skating once again. Plan your Winter Carnival escape for 2017. Stay the weekend of February 24 & 25 at $595. (Rate available until December 31, 2016) Also, our Ice Bar Event was such a success that we’re extending it for 2017. You’ll be able to join us for local libations from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate. Ice Bar tickets sold separately.