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 Barn-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 Barn-Tavern building built from lumber milled from the property. The Barn-Tavern has a 1920s cooper topped bar from London, England and the original 1877 pantry. The grounds include three 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.  Connecticut Bride also did a nice feature on the Historic Granite House in their Spring/Summer 2017 edition.
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 $200 per day (wedsafe.com).   Two night minimum stay of $2,500 includes cleaning fee of $400 for the house and the tavern.  All bedding and towels are included.  There are no other fees.  Any catering costs are to be born by the renters.   The property can accommodate up to 35 stand-up guests, whether in the main house, Barn-Tavern or outside.  The main house can accommodate up to 24 seated guests.  There are 3 patios on the grounds, a nice firepit and outside LP grill.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
24
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
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
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


Accommodates 10 total overnight guests.
The main house or Barn-Tavern can accommodate up to 35 persons for a standing event.
For sit-down events, the main house can accomodate up to 24 guests.


 
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

The 1877 Granite House has had many owners, but the most famous was Beatrice Rosenthal, a delegate 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 social gatherings.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
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 Barn-Tavern, firepit, Jordan 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 Barn-Tavern, rebuilt on the original stone foundation using very wide-board lumber milled from the property. The 1877 Granite House and Barn-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 Barn-Tavern built from lumber milled from the property, including a great 1920s copper topped bar from London, England.
- Huge firepit and great deck areas.
- Central to I95, Amtrak, and all the Eastern CT shore towns (i.e., Old Saybrook, New London, Mystic, etc.).
- Only 3 miles from the Waterford beaches and the historic Harkness Park.
- 5 miles from the Block Island and Orient Point ferries.
Extra Perks:
Fire Wood for the Fire Pit.
LP Gas Grill.
Beautiful gardens for great pictures.
Bar on the Barn-Tavern Patio.
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).
THe 2017 Spring/Summer edition of Connecticut Bride featured the Historic Granite House.
- A recommended venue by top local caterers, Ivys, 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 Barn-Tavern that renters can use.
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