The Grafton Inn, located in the quintessential New England Grafton Village in Grafton, VT, welcomes all guests. The Main Inn building of The Grafton Inn was constructed in 1801 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Therefore, due to the historical significance of our 200-year-old property, the Inn is not entirely wheelchair accessible. Removal of necessary physical barriers for complete accessibility is not readily achievable as such removal would threaten or destroy the property’s historical significance.
Significant steps have been taken to remove barriers at our property so all guests can enjoy The Grafton Inn. We offer the following accommodations for those with disabilities.
- The Homestead and Windham Cottages, located directly across the street from the Inn, have 1st-floor rooms and a designated ADA-compliant room.
- The Village Queen Room #34 in the Windham Cottage is ADA-compliant. Located across the street from the Main Inn in our annex building, this mid-sized room features a queen bed, one soft chair, and a desk. This room also features a wheelchair-accessible private bath with a tub/shower combo with built-in bench seating, and grab rails.
- The Main Inn has an elevator to access the 2nd and 3rd-floor rooms. Several rooms have been recently updated with walk-in showers.
- Handicap-accessible parking is available at the entrance of the Inn.
- There is wheelchair access to the Main Inn’s restaurant and Phelps Barn Pub accessible by parking directly in front of the Inn. There is a paved walkway for easy access to the main entrance. There is also access to this space through our lovely Garden Room, where breakfast is served daily and dinner at the 1801 Tavern. Also, you can access Phelps Barn restaurant through that same walkway, and downstairs seating is available.
- By calling (802) 843-2248, we are happy to explain in detail our floor plan and answer questions.
Other than our ADA-compliant room in the Windham Cottage #34 listed above, all rooms offer walk-in showers or tub/shower combinations.
Our goal is to ensure that anyone who wishes to visit The Grafton Inn can do so, regardless of their physical abilities. Among the ways we strive to comply with the ADA:
- It is our standard operating procedure that individuals with disabilities can make reservations for an accessible accommodation during the same hours and in the same manner as individuals who do not need an accessible room.
- We have identified and described accessible features and physical barriers with enough detail to allow individuals with disabilities to determine independently whether a given guest room or cottage meets their accessibility needs.
- Our standard operating procedure is to ensure that our accessible guest room option is held for use by individuals with disabilities. However, we protect our client’s right to privacy of disclosure.
- Once reserved, we guarantee that an accessible guest room is held for the reserving customer and removed from all reservation systems. We make reasonable efforts with third-party reservation systems to ensure that an accessible room is available through at least some of these services and that information concerning the accessibility of the room is included on their reservation platform.
- Guests with legitimate service dogs will be provided access to all areas of the Inn where members of the public are allowed.
For special accommodation needs, please call us directly at (802) 843-2248 so we can help you determine the best guest room to ensure you have a comfortable arrival and enjoyable stay.
We are committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of this website for all people with disabilities. We will continue to implement the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) or other standards as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Periodically, our website will be tested with assistive technology. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. You may email us at email@example.com or call us at (802)843-2248 with questions or concerns regarding ADA accessibility issues, including issues accessing the website.