**Featured on HGTV's show "Cheap Old Houses." Stay at a newly restored one room schoolhouse originally built in 1850. Historic charm meets modern amenities! We've preserved many features including the original chalkboards and floors. The space has a modern kitchen, bathroom, and cable internet in 760 square ft. For Winter: interior storm windows keep you cozy and warm! Just off a well plowed state road. Located in the countryside outside the village of Greenwich, 25 minutes to Saratoga.
About the Space
We have one bedroom with a queen size bed. The schoolhouse comes equipped with a full size oven and dishwasher and an apartment size refrigerator with a freezer. We have a stacked washer and dryer. You'll find all the necessities and beyond to cook in the kitchen. We offer the option of adding a nice queen size air mattress to the main living room to accommodate an additional guest upon request. We provide a charcoal grill and charcoal seasonally and corn hole boards. Large window unit air conditioner cools the whole house!
Winter Fun at the Schoolhouse!
The schoolhouse is located right off a state road so no worries about snowy roads in winter! We've contracted with a local snow removal company so you'll be plowed out promptly in the event of snow. A shovel and rock salt are provided for the steps and walkway for your use. We've just installed interior storm windows to make the schoolhouse cozy warm! For winter sports we are 15 minutes from Willard Mountain, 40 minutes to West Mountain, and less than an hour to Bromley and Prospect Mountains in Vermont. We are also close to several lakes for ice fishing and walking distance to the Snowblazers Snowmobile Club trail.
The Local Area
The schoolhouse is located on a country road just off a main state road. We're about 5 minutes from a village with a large grocery store. Farm stores, local ice creameries, breweries and wineries are all within 5-20 minutes. Spring and summer are full of farm tours, baby animals, and great nature walks/hikes.
Gramp's Old School is very near and dear to my heart. My grandfather attended the school in the 1940's and my father and I have spent the last two and a half years rehabilitating it. Now we're looking forward to sharing it with you! You'll find many original items in the schoolhouse that the students once used, including the bathroom sink, chalkboards, and coat hooks. The exterior is exactly the same, including the sign that reads "District No. 11 Established 1850." Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We've repurposed much of the original building materials. The large kitchen island is clad in barn board from a shed that once stood on the property. You can find children's initials and dates if you look closely! The feature wall in the bathroom is from shiplap that was originally in that room. All the trim in the main room is original. There's even a drawing of a chicken signed by a former student on a piece of trim that we couldn't bear to paint over. The floor in the main room still holds the imprints of where the desks were bolted to floor and the indent where the coal stove once stood. Historic details abound!