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Rudyard Kipling – Historic VT Lodging

Reliving History: VT Vacation Rentals Near Naulakha

Rudyard Kipling HomeRudyard Kipling enjoyed his life in Vermont. Kipling lived and worked in Vermont. Tucked in the hills of Dummerston is where you’ll find Naulakha – the former home of Rudy Kipling.

The British-born Kipling was a prolific writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and perhaps best known for his children’s stories and poems. Kipling wrote “The Jungle Book” while living in Vermont and you have the unique opportunity to stay in the Kipling home and re-live the experiences of the author.

Kipling Home: Historic VT Vacation Rentals

Browse the interactive Vermont Vacation Map below to locate hotel specials, vacation homes, and condo rentals near Naulakha, Kipling’s former Home in Dummerston, Vermont.

There is an amazing assortment of short-term, full-furnished Vermont vacation home rentals. This southern Vermont vacation rental property is one of the most unique and historic. The Rudy Kipling home located just outside of Brattleboro in Dummerston is the home where many of the children’s classics of literature were written! The amazing Rudyard Kipling home (Naulakha) overlooking the Connecticut River valley in southern Vermont is now owned and operated by Landmark Trust USA. This non-profit entity has been buying, restoring, and renting historic homes here in America and has done a sensational job in restoring and welcoming visitors to Kipling’s US homestead in Dummerston, Vermont.

Rudyard Kipling in Vermont

Kipling's daughterIn 1882 Rudyard Kipling was working as a journalist in India and writing poetry and fiction in his spare time. It was his children’s stories and poems that led to his legacy as the most important writer in children’s literature. Many of those now-famous children’s books and novels were written here in Vermont.

It was 1892 when Rudyard Kipling married Caroline Balestier, a Vermonter, and sister of an American friend. After their marriage, Rudyard and Caroline moved to Vermont. It was during Rudyard Kipling’s stay in the United States, that two daughters were born and where Kipling wrote ‘The Jungle Book’ (1894). The same Kipling home is now on the National Register of Historic Places and is available for short-term vacation rental.

The home was called “Naulakha” by Kipling, who designed the house to resemble a ship. Naulakha is a Hindi word meaning “jewel beyond price”. Kipling’s home sleeps 8 people comfortably.

The house now features oil-fired hot air heat which replaced the original wood-fired furnace in the basement. Naulakha is one of several historic Vermont vacation rental properties available for rent by The Landmark Trust USA. Three other homes on or near the historic Scott Farm – where heirloom Vermont apples are grown are also available for short-term vacation rental.

If you are seeking a truly unforgettable vacation experience, consider a family vacation at “Naulakha” – where you can read “The Jungle Book” and other Kipling classics in the very room in which they were written.

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707 Kipling Road
Dummerston, Vermont 05301

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