1877 Granite House Est. Prior to 1930

75 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT, United States

Once you’ve set foot in this historic Connecticut “House,” you’ll never take it for “Granite!”
Existing since the 1800’s, this private property rests on 8.5 acres of lush land, and comes complete with a Tavern, fire pit, historic architecture and design, and spectacular grounds throughout. Named by USA today as one of the 50 best vacation rentals in the US, this dreamy Connecticut property sets a perfect scene for a special event or gathering of any kind!
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Views
Creek
Garden
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Classic
Elegant
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The 1877 Granite House and Tavern is situated in the shoretown historic district of Jordon Village set on 8.5 acres, bordered by Jordan Brook. The 1877 Granite House is made out of local granite Ashler cut blocks that are 2 1/2 feet thick and very tightly fitted. The house was completely rennovated in 2012-2013. It boosts high tin ceilings a large living room and a large formal dining room, all funished with exquisite antiques. The property also has a Tavern building built from lumber milled from the property. The Tavern has a 1920s cooper topped bar from London, England and the original 1877 pantry. The grounds include several patios and a very large fire pit.  

The 1877 Granite House was selected by USA Today (August 5, 2015) as one of the best 50 rental properties in the US. It is also a preferred venue for all the best local caterers.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Renter pays for over 20 guests to secure event insurance with $1 million liability which averages $250 per day (wedsafe.com).   Two night minimum stay of $3,000 includes cleaning fee of $400 for the house and the tavern.  All bedding and towels are included.  There are no other fees, nor the 15% CT hotel tax.  Any catering costs are to be born by the renters. A tent for outside events is required for sitdown meals over 20 persons.  The renter is responsible for a tent, which is usually organized by their caterer.  The Tavern can accommodate up to 35 stand-up guests.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
16
Buffet
35
Standing
35
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Master Bedroom, King Bed
Second Bedroom, King Bed
Third Bedroom, Queen Bed
Loft, one Queen Bed and two Single Beds
Tavern, Futon Sleeper

Accommodates 12 total overnight guests - 10 persons in the main house and 2 in the Tavern.
The Tavern can accommodate up to 35 persons for a standing event.
For sit-down events from 20 to 50 guests, an outside tent is required. 
The Maximum event guest capacity is 50 using a 20 x 40 tent which the renter must arrange (though our perferred venders).

 
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

The 1877 Granite House has had many owners, but the most famous was Beatrice Rosenthal, the Chair Women of the Democratic Party in the 1960s and 1970s. Many weddings and political parties were hosted at the Granite House during those years, giving the house much notoriety in CT. The property is now available for people to rent and have their own special events.

Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
A great historic village setting near the ocean with Jordan Brook running along the property. The 1877 Granite House is one of the finest Ashler cut granite homes in New England, originall built by the president of Millstone Quarries. Millstone granite is well know, being used in Grand Central station in NY. The main house has a great sunroom that looks out to the Tavern, firepit, Jordon Brook and the expansive field area. The property boasts a very large driveway for parking, great stone walls, a very large fire pit and views of the forest. On the property is the Tavern, rebuilt on the original stone foundation using very wide-board lumber milled from the property. The 1877 Granite House and Tavern has a great, elegant look, but village setting vibe.
Design:
The 1877 Granite House was built by the president of Millstone Quarries and is the finest home in the historic district of Jordan Village, Waterford CT. The Ashler cut granite blocks render very precise corners, with a great granite belt that surrounds the entire house. The house is very light inside with high tin ceilings and 46 windows. The formal dining room is very elegant, as is the large living room. The entrance of the house has fine mahogany double entrance doors, with very large granite stepper blocks. There is a "baby room" off of the large master bedroom that now serves as a great dressing room for brides and everyone else. The original architecture of the house is completely intact, while rennovated to very high standards.
Standout Venue Features:
- Great Reconstruction Era architecuture furnished with fine period antique furniture.
- A beautiful Tavern built from lumber milled from the property, including a great 1920s copper topped bar from London, England.
- Huge firepit and ample deck areas.
- Central to I95, Amtrak, and all the Eastern CT shore towns (i.e., Old Saybrook, New London, Mystic, etc.).
- 5 miles from the Block Island and Orient Point ferries.
Awards & Notables - The 1877 Granite House was selected by USA Today as one of the fifty top rental properties in the US (August 5th 2015 Edition).
- A recommended venue by top local caterers, A Thyme To Cook, Coastal Gourmet and Gourmet Galley. 
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The 1877 Granite House is a private home, and not a restaurant or B&B.
Bars & Lounges:
The 1877 Granite House is a private home, not a restaurant or bar, but the property boasts a fine Tavern that renters can use.
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