When you stay at this Landmark, you’ll awaken wonderful memories. Formerly this was the barn where Rudyard Kipling’s carriage was kept, then it was converted to housing for his staff. This beautiful smaller example of Naulakha, accommodates 4, has one bathroom, a complete spacious kitchen, and beautifully landscaped lawn area where you can relax in an adirondack chair or picnic in the shaded backyard. From the patio outside the kitchen, there is a stone pathway which will lead you from the lawn area to the barn where Kipling’s horses, Nip & Tuck, were stabled. This property is super comfortable, nestled in among the trees, and banked by perennials. The living room boosts a toasty warm fireplace you can retreat to during the cold of winter. We’ve also rearranged the couches to help you enjoy that to the utmost. Once inside, you’ll feel a certain sense of having lived in a cabin in the woods, with comfort.
Rent Kipling’s Carriage House for your next Vacation:
- Price per night for the whole house: $300 Peak to $245 Off-peak as of September 1st, 2017
- Minimum stay, 2 nights, preferred
- Sleeps 4, equivalent to $61 or $75 per night per person
- Special weekly rates
- WiFi available
- please, no pets
Kipling’s Carriage House offers a full bath, one double bedroom and one with two singles. The living room and kitchen/dining room share equally the space on the first floor. The kitchen has a lovely southern exposure where one can sit at the tile counter and enjoy the views of the meadow, forests and valley. The living room is nearly all wood paneled and includes comfortable seating for reading, entertaining and relaxing. There is a basement with ping pong table, washer/dryer and a stone lined cold storage room, ideal for your wine bottles.
Your accommodations for 4 will include:
- 2 bedrooms, one queen and two twin beds
- 1 full bath
- Extensive grounds and access to trails in the Kipling forest
- Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher
- Washer and dryer
Kipling Carriage House floor plan:
Number of people: Sleeps 4
As of September 1st, 2017, nightly prices for the whole house range from $300 Peak to $245 Off-peak
Minimum stay: Two nights, preferred
Questions? You can reach us by phone or email:
What to do.
Landmark Trust USA owns Scott Farm and offers excellent hiking over 571 acres and in-season you can enjoy our farm fresh, ecologically grown fruit from berries in mid-July through peaches, pears, plums, quince, and 120 varieties of heirloom apples until we sell out in November. The Farm Stand, a short 10 minute walk from the Carriage House, offers fresh fruit including quince, gooseberries, medlars, Asian pears, plums, elderberries, table grapes, blueberries, nectarines, peaches, medlars, maple syrup, jams and jellies, and apple cider as well as a pick-your-own section of the orchard. An excellent assortment of Vermont artisinal cheese can be found at Grafton Village Cheese in Brattleboro while other Vermont made products can be found at the foot of the hill in the various local markets.
Less than three miles away canoes can be rented for trips on the Connecticut River and West River. Vermont Canoe Touring Center: 802-257-5008.
For those who love the beauty and peace of a flower garden, visit Olallie Daylily Gardens (www.daylilygarden.com) just west of South Newfane, a scenic 25 minute drive along the West River then the Rock River. The variety and color of these day lillies is beyond description, well worth the visit. Check for seasonal hours of operation.
Townshend State Park and Jamaica State Park offer hiking, swimming, fishing, waterfalls all within 30 minutes.
Just outside the door guests can cross country ski where Rudard Kipling introduced skiing to Vermont or travel to picturesque Grafton, Vermont for skiing on groomed trails at Grafton Ponds. Sledding in the Naulakha meadow is superb. Snow shoeing is available over the 55 acre Kipling property or the 571 acre Scott Farm.
Major ski areas within 45 minutes are Mount Snow, Stratton Mountain, and Bromley Mountain.
Historic Deerfield offers historic houses, a museum, and restaurant 30 minutes south.
The Marlboro Music Festival and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, both only minutes away, provide internationally recognized chamber music through July and August. On the first Friday of every month, the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce features Gallery Walk, a special event that allows artists a chance to open their studios and display their works, stores to feature specials, musicians to perform, and fun family oriented demonstrations to take place on closed streets. On the way to the Marlboro Music Festival on route 9 you will pass Applewood Studio and Gallery where the owners create uniquely artistic designs inspired by the wood they work with; truly worth your time.
There are numerous golf courses in the area including Brattleboro Country Club. Mount Snow has one of Vermont’s premier mountain courses.
For further suggestions about area artisans, music, regionally renown youth theater, activities or restaurants please contact the Landmark Trust USA office.
The Kipling Carriage House sits on the edge of the forest covering Kipling Hill. Within the forest there are fabulous trails that interconnect and suitable for the average hiker which can either lead you upstream to the Scott Farm or downstream towards the campus of World Learning. An open meadow lies below the house and the opening offers superb views over the Connecticut River Valley. There are fox, deer, and wild turkeys in this forested area and early mornings are a good time to look for them in the meadow. The Carriage House is close to Naulakha as it was the barn for Rudyard Kipling’s carriage and then housing for his staff. It was built after Naulakha, completed about 1895, and copies in many ways the architectural designs and tastes that were Kipling’s.
The setting is very rural with hiking, cross country skiing or bicycling available out the door. Vermont’s first tennis court is available on the grounds from mid-June until October.
Every sort of outdoor recreation exists in this area along with wonderful restaurants, shopping, numerous farmers’ markets, artisanal cheese makers, local breweries, the Marlboro Music Festival, and many artisan craft shops featuring handmade musical instruments, clothing, pottery, painting, wood and metal sculpture. Birding from the Carriage House picnic table is just too spectacular. Bikes and canoes can be rented from local shops.
Amtrak serves Brattleboro with one train north and one south per day.
Car rental is available in Brattleboro.
The Carriage House 481 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT 05301