The Grafton Inn, an historic Vermont country innDining at The Old Tavern restaurant at the Grafton Inn, locally-focusedAmerican cuisineIn the summer, relax by our seasonal swim pondYear round recreation at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, part of the Grafton Inn30k cross country skiing, 15k snowshoeing, snow tubing hill at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, part of the Grafton Inn, VermontThe Grafton Inn offers 45 rooms including 7 suites and 4 guest homesSoak in one of the Grafton Inn's soaking tubs.All guests enjoy Grafton Village Cheese, crackers and fruit upon check-in at the Grafton InnThe Grafton Inn specializes in Vermont Country Weddings - no wedding is too small, up to 150 ppl. Photo by Janice Boudreau.The Grafton Inn, Vermont - small town country livingAs seen in the Boston Globe Magazine Summer 2011 GuideOur sister company is Grafton Village Cheese, producers of handcrafted Vermont cheeseMountain Bike Adventure camps for kids are a huge hit at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Ctr.Grafton is home to the annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks Under the Stars every July 3The Grafton Inn offers a fitness center to guestsRelax on the porch with a glass of wine, or hit the trails at Grafton Ponds. It's Vermont your way.Phelps Barn Pub serves a great menu Thurs. - Sun. Live music every Sat. night. Flatbread pizzas on Friday nights.

Grafton Inn - Grafton Inn: Southern Vermont Inn, VT

Grafton InnGrafton, VT
Located in a picturesque Vermont village, this historic Vermont country inn offers a true retreat from the everyday. Since 1801, the Grafton Inn has been providing visitors with timeless elegance and the finest comforts and amenities. Nothing less than a sanctuary from the everyday world.
As one of the oldest operating hotels in America, the Grafton Inn is appointed with period antiques throughout and painstakingly restored, offering every modern amenity. The inn offers 45 rooms, including seven suites and four guest houses, all with private bathrooms and sitting areas.

Part of the inn is Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, which offers year-round activities. In the summer, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, summer kids camps and canoe excursions are offered. In the winter, Grafton Ponds has 30 kilometers of Nordic skiing terrain, 15 kilometers of snowshoeing, a 600-foot tubing run and weekly special events. A wine and cheese snowshoe or summer hike, perhaps?
We welcome weddings of two to 150 and we specialize in executive business retreats.

Innkeeper Don Bruce and his staff aim to create an authentic Vermont experience for every guest of the Grafton Inn.

A company of the Windham Foundation, the Grafton Inn uses its profits to promote Vermont's rural communities.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Children's Programs
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Exercise Room
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Health Club Facility
  • Historical Features
  • In-Room Jacuzzi Tub
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Live Entertainment
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Wireless Internet Access


  • Antique Shopping
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hay/Sleigh Rides
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snow tubing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tennis


The Old Tavern restaurant serves locally-focusedAmerican cuisine that explodes with flavor. It can be either bold or subtle, but is always logical, simple, clean and elegant. The kitchen staff strives to include as many local items on the menu as possible, which is why seasonal menus are offered, in order to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients. 
The Old Tavern Restaurant
Our dining room has three unique rooms, each with its own personality. Dinner is served in the Formal Dining Room and the Pine Room (6-9 p.m.) Thursday through Monday. Breakfast is served daily in the sun-filled Garden Room (8-10 a.m.) In addition to its regular dinner, the restaurant hosts regular dining events including midweek dining specials, monthly “Grafton Nights” that benefit local Grafton charities, wine dinners and more.

Phelps Barn Pub
Phelps Barn Pub serves as the inn's bar. Attached to the main inn, Phelps Barn was once a carriage house for guests' horses. Open for guests every evening starting at 4. Full bar, specializing in local Vermont brews. Phelps is adorned with an antique quilt collection and historic photos. The upstairs loft of the barn has a lounge, games, a computer with Internet access and cable TV.
A pub menu is served Tuesday through Sunday from 5-9 p.m. Visit Thursdays for Burger & Brew Night: Enjoy a 16 oz draft beer and a burger for just $10. On Fridays, it’s Flatbread Fridays, where made-to-order flatbread pizzas are cooked to perfection in our brick oven. Live music is on Saturdays at 8 p.m. (no cover).


92 Main Street
Grafton, VT  05146


(802) 843-2211 x14

Toll Free:

(800) 843-1801

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The Grafton Inn is located in Grafton, Vermont, which is in the southwestern part of the state. We are located just 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from NYC.

Just 12 miles from Interstate 91.

Closest airport is Bradley International (90 miles). Amtrak travels through Vermont and stops in Bellows Falls, just 12 miles from us.


Meetings Capacity: 35
Meetings Guestrooms: 45

Nearly two centuries of experience goes into planning and hosting our meeting and conference guests. Expertly hosted meetings for 5 to 35 range from one to five meeting rooms. Customized coffee breaks and group luncheons served in private, combine to exceed the needs of our group guests.  We specialize in executive retreats and can offer a variety of team-building activities.

We now offer a unique Cheese Making Team Building program with our sister company Grafton Village Cheese and local business High 5 Adventure.

We offer special rates to nonprofit organizations.

Group Travel

Groups Guestrooms: 45
Specializing in reunions, birthday parties, showers, bus groups, holiday gatherings and more. Our quintessential Vermont village setting in our beautiful country inn is a perfect backdrop. The Grafton Inn specializes in special events, from small intimate gatherings to or large family reunions. Our on-site coordinator helps with your planning, down to the smallest detail.


Weddings Capacity: 150
Weddings Guestrooms: 45
Celebrate your wedding with family & friends at our quintessential Vermont country inn. A picturesque Vermont village backdrop, delicious meals & first-class service in an historic inn guarantee you will have a storybook beginning. We offer a variety of wedding scenarios to accommodate your size & budget. The rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception are arranged in your choice of picturesque venues. As a member of Historic Hotels of America and Green Hotels of Vt., the Grafton Inn offers you 45 rooms, providing the finest in accommodations and amenities.Our southern Vermont inn is located in Grafton, the centerpiece of an historically restored village that has everything you need for a perfect wedding weekend. You will be amazed at how easy we can make it and how much you will enjoy your special day.

No wedding is too small. Now offering an elopement package (see specials)!

(Above photo is by Nathaniel Furlong, Studio 56 Photography)


Number of Rooms: 45
The Grafton Inn offers 45 rooms, including seven suites and four guest houses, all with private bathrooms and sitting areas. All guests enjoy a welcome basket with award-winning Grafton Village cheddar cheese and crackers.  All nights include a full country breakfast the next morning.

Our seven suites have separate sitting rooms and large bathrooms with either a double jetted tub or a double soaking tub.

Our four guest houses are perfect for family reunions, as well as smaller meetings. Houses are available for long-term rentals as well. All guests of our houses enjoy the amenities of the inn. Woodard House & Tuttle House are now Pet Friendly. Visit our website for more details on our houses.