Private Home: A rare and private experience, former home of Kipling.
Captivated by the Vermont country, Kipling purchased 11 acres of gently sloping pasture with the intention of staying there permanently. Over the following winter, he supervised the building of his home and saw the design as very much his own. Here he could write in closely guarded privacy with direct access to a verandah and flower garden.
Unfortunately, his idea of a remote creative life in Vermont didn't last long. Simply, Kipling was a bit too eccentric for the neighbors. He became homesick for England, and departed in 1896 - leaving much of his furniture behind. The study, in which Kipling completed the Jungle Books and wrote Captain Courageous, is as he knew it.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths. The 2 story house with dual fireplaces and high verandah, has been kept true to the strong intention of the builder, and overlaid with a gently Edwardian varnish.
Great Kipling library with many books and memories from the past. You’ll enjoy outside sitting areas, porches and garden. The area is surrounded by forests, lakes, peaceful villages, traditional summer music festivals, and winter skiing. Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Linens provided.
1 week minimum for up to 8 guests - MOD