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“History at your fingertips” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Naulakha

Ranked #14 of 35 things to do in Brattleboro
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Owner description: Former Arts and Crafts style home of author Rudyard Kipling - now a guest house.
brattleboro
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“History at your fingertips”
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 'Just So Stories' event. A great family visit to Vermont.

Visited February 2014
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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57 reviews
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“Unique Experience”
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 and seek. The kids love it. You can rent it, which I suggest, or visit when the house is open to the public during the Just So Stories program.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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204 reviews
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“Great for Kipling fans”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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32 reviews
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“Particularly great for children's field trips when story teller is present”
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" of "How the Elephant Got His Trunk."

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Overnight stays not always expensive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Under normal circumstances staying overnight at Naulakha requires a 3 night minimum stay, at nearly $300.00 per night. But it sleeps 8, so a group overnight is very reasonable. BUT on occasion there is a special event which allows you to stay overnight for $130.00 per night for just that one night, no 3 night minimum. I did this April 2013 for a reading of some of Kipling's "Just So Stories" performed by Jackson Gillman (see his website), and this was well worth it. LandmarkTrustUSA is the non-profit organization that owns this property. The audience was spellbound by Gillman's performance. The house tour was well worth it. My overnight was in the Kipling's bedroom. A great experience.
Kipling wrote, in his study here, The Jungle Books, Captains Courageous, and some lesser known works. He also began work on Kim here.

Visited April 2013
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