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Address: Brattleboro, VT
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Former Arts and Crafts style home of author Rudyard Kipling - now a guest...

Former Arts and Crafts style home of author Rudyard Kipling - now a guest house.

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Great for Kipling fans

A very good look at the life of a young genius writer. Visited during the Kipling symposium - otherwise this place is open to the public only one day a year. It is also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2013
Alex_Tallinn
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New York City, New York
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West Halifax, Vermont
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Naulakha is a wonderful home in a gorgeous setting.Go to the National Trust site and you can see how to stay there with friends and family..I think it sleeps 8. I've seen photos of the interior past and present and it's an architect's delight to go through. Very nice accommodations ,occasionally some reduced rates and very interesting for fans of... More 

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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386 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Followled the instructions. The internet said 707 Kipling Rd. We wound around narrow scenic roads and came to the mailbox with 707 on top. Behind it was a huge farm complex. I really wanted to see this home. But there wasn't anything around that lookedliked Kipling's home.

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1 Thank Elaine M
Miller Place, New York
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584 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed that I went out of my way, driving down dirt roads, to visit the home of one of my favorite writers, only to find out it is not open to the public. Although I was able to stroll the grounds of the estate, it came at a cost-- being reprimanded by a guest staying inside the home for... More 

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4 Thank danfriedmanmd
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

This house is available to rent from a website found on a google search. This site has no website, no infrastructure to accept guests, or give tours. There is no sign by the road. We drove by 3 times before going up what was labeled a private driveway and were greeted by the cleaning lady who said she couldn't let... More 

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2 Thank Zeleznikjo
Minneapolis, MN
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is an amazingly gorgeous property that can only be appreciated in person. If you can manage to reserve time here, you will not regret it. The property is in amazing repair and has a lot of charming features. It's been so well-restored that you may wake up thinking you've gone back in time. Things like being able to crank... More 

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Thank RockyMpls
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Our extended family spent a late Thanksgiving here a few years ago. (Celebrating a week after the real Thanksgiving cut the already pretty reasonable for 8 people price in half.) My husband and I slept in Arthur Conan Doyle's bedroom, played on Kipling's pool table. It snowed and we walked in the woods. My father wrote a poem; my mother... More 

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2 Thank Rpark888
brattleboro
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

I recently attended a sledding and dinner party at this Landmark Trust historic property. To sit at the desk where Rudyard Kipling wrote 'Captains Courageous' or play pool on the same table as Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is truly a treat. This captivating house is available for rent and not open to the general public except during the... More 

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Thank Noel F
Brattleboro, Vermont
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

I've stayed in Naulakha several times now and always have a good time. It's a great place to gather with friends and prepare awesome meals and then sit by the fire or play a couple rounds of pool. In the winter the sledding is the best around and right outside the door. It's also the best place to play hide... More 

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1 Thank Phishfan2013
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

A very good look at the life of a young genius writer. Visited during the Kipling symposium - otherwise this place is open to the public only one day a year. It is also available for rent to stay there a few days. Not the most convenient but certainly charming for the Kipling fans.

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1 Thank Alex_Tallinn
Brattleboro, Vermont
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This a nice little visit if you are interested in the life of Rudyard Kipling. The BEST thing, though, is to catch it on its "story teller weekend", if you can. (I am not completely sure they are open to the public.) The local grade school children visit here and are enthralled with the reenactment of the "Just So Story"... More 

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