Grafton Inn      
92 Main Street, Grafton, VT 05146, USA    
(800) 843-1801, (802) 843-2231


  1. The Grafton Inn is an historic country inn nestled in southern Vermont. Since 18...
  2. All 45 rooms at the Grafton Inn have bathrooms and sitting areas, and are all in...
  3. The Grafton Inn's suites have either a double soaking tub or a jacuzzi tub. Rela...
  4. The Grafton Inn Vermont is a special place where you can escape back from the ev...
  5. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center - part of the Grafton Inn - offers 30k of nordic sk...
  6. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center - part of the Grafton Inn - offers 2,000 acres of m...
  7. Celebrate your wedding with family & friends at our quintessential Vermont count...
  8. Phelps Barn Pub has free live music every Saturday night. A pub menu is served T...
  9. The intimate village of Grafton boasts two covered bridges. This bridge is adjac...
  10. The Grafton Inn is located in historic Grafton, Vermont, recently named to the r...
  11. Our sister company is Grafton Village Cheese, producers of handcrafted Vermont c...
  12. Our wine and cheese snowshoe tours are a HUGE hit in the winter (now offering su...

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Circa 1801. One of the nation's oldest operating inns, this is a wonderful setting to enjoy gracious New England hospitality. Forty-five beautifully appointed guest rooms feature antiques, traditional furnishings and four-poster beds. Seven suites offer double soaking or Jacuzzi tubs. Four guest houses, two of which are pet friendly, include fully equipped kitchens. Inspired American cuisine is prepared and served in the restaurant, with an emphasis on local foods. Stable facilities are available and the area boasts plenty of outdoor activities. The onsite Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center offers year-round activities. Experience mountain biking, hiking, swimming, summer kids camps and canoe excursions. In winter, there are 30 kilometers of Nordic skiing terrain, 15 k of snowshoeing, a 600-foot tubing run and weekly special events. This site is popular for weddings, receptions, retreats and meetings. Part of the Windham Foundation; the innís profits promote Vermont's rural communities.

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$165 to $395

Off Season: $165 to $395

Payment Types Accepted Include Travelers Checks, Master Card, Discover, Personal Checks, Visa, American Express and Cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Dinner Plans Available
    • Please Inquire. Some Of Our Specials Also Include Dinners


This property has 45 total guest accommodations, 40 with private bath, 3 with whirlpools, 7 suites, 4 guest houses and 3 conference rooms. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen, King and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bicycles
  • Child Care
  • Copy Machine
  • Elevator in Building
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Stables
  • Suitable for Events
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Tennis
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

The Grafton Inn caters to intimate executive retreats. Meal catering, unique meeting spaces, Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center for outdoor activities, on-site meeting planner. NEW: cheesemaking team building program!
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • FAX On-site
  • Gym On-site
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Internet Access
  • The Grafton Inn Caters To Intimate Executive Retreats. Meal Catering
  • Unique Meeting Spaces
  • Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center For Outdoor Activities
  • On-site Meeting Planner. New: Cheesemaking Team Building Program!

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Family Reunions
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoons
    • Weddings Up To 150
    • Executive Retreats Up To 35
    • Reunions/events Up To 150



Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Specialty Treatments: Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Sports massage, Cranial sacral therapy offered through Mountain Mind & Movement, located next door to the Inn.

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Castle Hill Resort
(866) 413-1548

Inns Of Interest

    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • National Historic Register
    • Stagecoach Stops
    • Taverns
    • Who Slept/Visited Here

Liquor License

    • Full

Pet Restrictions

The Tuttle house & Woodard house, two of our rental homes, allows cats & dogs. Please check with reservations on restrictions/fees.
  • Pets Allowed
  • The Tuttle House & Woodard House
  • Two Of Our Rental Homes
  • Allows Cats & Dogs. Please Check With Reservations On Restrictions/fees

Romantic Interest

Champagne on porch in summer while stargazing. Fireplaces in winter with a glass of wine after a day snowshoeing.

What's Green About Your Inn

Recycled paper products, organic kitchen garden, towel/linen reuse program, recycle paper, plastic, metal.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Historic Hotels of America, Vermont Fresh Network, Green Hotels of Vermont, Distinctive Inns of New England

Describe Garden and Grounds

Manicured grounds with seasonal indigenous flowers and plantings. Organic kitchen garden features heirloom vegetables & herbs used in our seasonal menus.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

During peak periods only.

Children Restrictions

We love children! Children under 5 not allowed in certain rooms, due to antiques. Please check with reservations.


Refund if canceled 7 days prior to arrival


4 p.m. / 11 a.m.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Grafton Village Cheese Co
    • Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
    • Golf
    • Outlet Shopping
    • Antiquing
    • Local Art Galleries & Artisan Shops. Downhill Ski/snowboard Areas Including Stratton
    • Okemo
    • Bromley
    • Magic Mountain

Historic Interest

The Old Tavern is one of the nation's oldest operating inns (since 1801). We are a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Grafton, Vermont is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nearby College/University

Dartmouth University, Landmark College, School for International Training, World Learning Center, Vermont Academy and Putney School.

Promotional Rates and Packages:

Elopement Package - Elope To Vermont
Private, romantic, perfect. Our beautiful Vermont country inn is a perfect setting for you and your love to celebrate your special day. Enjoy all that Vermont has to offer while keeping your day private and romantic. Elopement Package Details Two nights lodging in a suite (suites have either a double Jacuzzi or a double soaking tub). Arrival gift, including a bottle of champagne and a Grafton Village Cheese gourmet basket. A full Vermont country breakfast each morning. Dinner for two each night, including a three course meal with a bottle of wine. Justice of the Peace and flowers. COST: $1,500.00 (not including taxes or gratuities)
Valid from 06/14/2011 through 06/14/2022.

Mediterranean Bouillabaisse

Enjoy this delicious dish served at The Old Tavern at Grafton, Vermont. Created by David A. Smith, head chef at The Old Tavern.

Wild Mushroom & Spinach Risotto With Grafton Smoked Cheddar

This dish is great for a chilly fall or winter evening. The Grafton cheddar adds a tangy twist. Created by Chef David A Smith of The Old Tavern at Grafton.

Roasted Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Bisque

Created by Chef David Smith at The Old Tavern at Grafton, Vermont

Old Tavern\'s Famous Scones - Raspberry

Our breakfast chef Rick has been preparing these scones at The Old Tavern for years. They are wildly popular as part of our baked breakfast basket.

Grafton Cheddar Ale Soup

This popular recipe at The Old Tavern includes handcrafted Grafton Cheddar Cheese, sister company to The Old Tavern.

Vermont Spring Bouillabaisse

This Vermont twist on a classic bouillabaisse includes springtime vegetables found in the region. You can find fiddleheads and ramps (wild leeks) at local farm stands or co-ops. ĖChef David Smith

Vegetarian Satay With Asian Pesto

We have served this at our inn restaurant with rave reviews. Easy to prepare and serve at home, too. Enjoy! - Chef David Smith

Mariniated Venison Loin W/ Grilled Peaches & Garden Vegetables

This recipe is a great way to utilize all those late summer and fall vegetables and still cook on the grill. I like to serve this dish with with Sineann\'s Old Vine Zinfandel. -Chef David Smith, The Old Tavern at Grafton.

Vermexican Elk Tenderloin With Bell Pepper Mashed & Cilantro Lime Cream

VerMexican Elk Tenderloin with Bell Pepper Mashed & Cilantro Lime Cream. Enjoy with an ice cold Tecate beer with a lime.

Roasted Pumpkin Salad

A delicious and simple fall salad using the season\'s bounty of pumpkins.

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Quilt Retreat November 2012

I was fortunate enough to participate in the first quilt retreat held by Kathy Cray. I drove six hours to be a part of this event and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Meeting new people and staying at the Inn made it a special weekend and one I will not forget. Kathy Cray was wonderful...personable and knew so much about the area as well as quilting. I was fascinated by her expertise on quilts and I brought some of my own that have been in my family for many, many years. When leaving; I felt that I was leaving a good friend and could not wait to return. Kathy Burritt
Kathy Burritt

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Our less than pleasant experience

How do I begin. When we arrived we found a utility crew in front working on a transformer that had blown out early morning. We checked in and thay gave us a street side room. Come to find out they would be working thru the night into the next day. They never offered to move us to the back side where it would have been quieter. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep. When we checked out they never apologized for the inconvience or even asked how our stay was. Next was the TV. There is none. You have to go to a hot barn and watch TV upstairs becuase the downstairs TV is missing the remote. The advertise as a Luxury Inn. They state they have a cell tower in the chimney. Good if you have ATT but if you have Verizon they tell you you have to back down the road to the mountain to get service. Our children had no way to contact us directly in emergency.
Gary Levy

Management Response
Thank you for choosing The Old Tavern at Grafton on your recent visit. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Grafton. I had a chance to review the survey you recently completed. I was concerned to hear about your experience with our inn. We strive to accommodate our guests and their needs and I was disappointed to hear about the problems you encountered. I know that does not change your experience but I hope that you can feel confident that we heard your concern and definitely you should have come to the management staff. I would have moved you to another room if you had requested to do so and I would have helped you with the TV if you asked. With that said, I would like to extend to you one free night the next time that you visit us. Bring this letter with you and we will take care of it. Again thank you for your feedback as we strive to consistently offer the highest levels of service. Sincerely, John Nardone Guest Services Manager
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