Clarendon Springs Hotel

The Clarendon Springs Hotel, ca. 1835. Notice the two rows of dormers!

A beautiful large wraparound porch.

Large front entrance – wider than most doors. Notice the wear on the granite step from the past almost 200 years.

Curved porch around the building.

Tall windows on the first story.

The Clarendon Springs Hotel (or Clarendon House) most recently operated as an antiques warehouse, but originally served travelers seeking rest and relaxation from the mineral springs beginning in 1835. Historic houses are adjacent to the hotel and the green. The hotel sits overlooking a sweeping lawn with a pond and fountain. These buildings collectively functioned as a resort village and comprise the Clarendon Springs Historic District.

When I visited the district, it was eerily quiet, but immaculately kept, so I figured that it could not have been abandoned. Instead, it seemed too perfect, like a strange time warp. I was shocked to look into the windows and see that it had been gutted to the studs. Clearly, this building was not currently in use. A house across the street wasn’t exactly in use either.

Seamons Store, across from the Clarendon House. You can almost see the padlock on the front door. This store is part of the district and for sale, as well.

Odd, I thought. Later, after searching for some additional information, I came across this website – Clarendon Springs, Heart of a Vermont Village. Four buildings in this historic district are for sale as a complex. Anyone want a historic district as an investment property? If you have $4.2 million, this is the place for you! The property is breathtaking.

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Disclaimer: I do not know the person selling this property; I just find it fascinating and beautiful.

6 thoughts on “Clarendon Springs Hotel

  1. Mark J says:

    That’s a great property – I hope it gets an owner to make good use of it. And the two rows of dormers – that is very unique – can’t say I have seen that either.

  2. Mark says:

    Very cool property. And that door is crazy ! Love the granite step. The double row of dormers is not all that unusual, and can be seen in different colonial buildings in Quebec and Virginia. Usually in large buildings like the one shown here. Man, I´d love to get to Vermont sometime soon.

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