Meetings

Meet Me In Grafton

For your next meeting, retreat, or social event, escape to the countryside of southern Vermont. Relax in our village setting while we help you plan a sophisticated event.

MEETINGS

AT THE GRAFTON INN

The Grafton Inn specializes in hosting small corporate meetings and intimate executive retreats for groups, non-profits, and social gatherings.
Its picturesque Vermont village setting paired with modern business services offers groups a refreshing and
relaxed environment. The Grafton Inn’s meeting facilities are located throughout the Inn’s historic buildings
which are just steps away from one another. Rental fees apply to all spaces. Our professional meeting
planner will work to accommodate your needs. Discounted group rates are available and vary based on the season.

The Grafton Inn’s Facilities

Homestead Barn

One of our largest meeting rooms with a working stone fireplace. Can accommodate 70 theater style, 30 classroom style, 30 in a u-shape conference, 50 for a reception. (780 sq. ft.)

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Presidents Room

Beautifully decorated classic conference room overlooking a natural pond. Large classic boardroom table seats up to 12. (345 sq. ft).

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Phelps Barn

This fully restored working barn now serves as a gathering place for up to 150 guests. An ideal location for wedding receptions, Christmas parties, buffet lunches or after meeting drinks and appetizers. The Phelps can accommodate musical performances and also has its own bar service. (1,850 sq. ft.).

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Barrett & White Gates

Two of Inn’s four rental houses, whose large living rooms are often used for retreats. Barrett House can accommodate up to 15 and White Gates up to 20. A patio at White Gates can provide an outdoor meeting space.

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Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center

It’s our Nordic center in the winter and biking center in the summer/fall and the ultimate team bonding experience for your group.
We can accommodate up to 35 people in this space.
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Accommodations

The Grafton Inn has 45 rooms that are individually appointed with period antiques
and include private baths, sitting areas, and air conditioning.

Main Inn

11 rooms, including three suites.

Windham & Homestead Cottages

18 rooms, including two suites.

Rental Houses

Four separate houses accommodate six to 10 people, or up to 15 people for private meetings, giving the inn another 16 rooms. All houses have kitchens and dining rooms.

Amenities and Area Perks:

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Cell phone service (AT&T carriers) Verizon in the Main Inn
  • Full array of business services
  • Grafton Trails Outdoor Center: Includes cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Customized programs available to create the ultimate team bonding experience.
  • Located just down the street from the famous Grafton Village Cheese Company
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court
  • Massage services from Mountain Mind & Movement
  • On-site professional meeting planner with seasoned staff
  • Area attractions (within 35 minutes) include golfing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, outlet shopping

Dining

The award-winning Old Tavern Restaurant offers locally-inspired American cuisine. The menu changes with each season to feature the freshest local ingredients. Chef Cal Hingston works with meeting planners to create personalized menus. All meals and snacks can be prepared in buffet, continental or formal affair. From coffee and snacks for a meeting to full lunches and dinners, we can accommodate all of your group’s dining needs.

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Location

Grafton Village, Vermont, is conveniently located just 12 miles from
I-91, one of Vermont’s two main highways. Located 2 hours from Hartford, 2.5 hours from Boston and 4.5 hours from New York City.

Closest airports: Burlington, Vt., 2 hours; Manchester, NH, 2.25 hours; Bradley Int’l. (Hartford, Conn.), 1.75 hours.

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Testimonials

Vermont Public Radio held our annual board of directors retreat at the Grafton Inn in spring 2016 and we were very pleased with all aspects of our stay. The staff are exceptionally accommodating, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the meeting and dining rooms were perfect for our needs. The town of Grafton provided a beautiful and peaceful setting for walks and for reflective thinking that facilitated thoughtful and generative conversations. We’ll definitely be back!

Robin Turnau, Vermont Public Radio, President & CEO

We booked a fifteen-person overnight leadership retreat at the Grafton Inn in late October and all members unanimously agreed it was a tremendous hit. Our plan was to get some timely strategic planning done in a sequestered environment that would offer us refreshing walks and relationship-building breaks in the Vermont countryside. Everything from the well-appointed meeting rooms, charming overnight accommodations, delicious meals, welcoming parlors and sitting areas to the magnificent trails and property surroundings, far exceeded our expectations. We were all very grateful for the incredibly gracious staff and for the chance to experience a truly quintessential Vermont Inn experience, while having the space and support to think clearly and do efficient work. Thank you to all at the Grafton Inn!

Barbi Schulick, New Chapter, Co-Founder

The Grafton Inn was a wonderful location for our annual meeting and retreat. Our members said it was the “best ever” and “like being in a postcard”. Accommodations were stellar, the food delicious and attentive to various individual needs and the service was impeccable. Staff gave the right balance of attentiveness and leaving us alone so we could focus on our work. All in a quaint Vermont setting! What more could any group want? I enthusiastically recommend the Grafton Inn to host your next event.

Marilyn Scholl, CDS Consulting Co-op

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