The Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development purchased the 184-acre campus in 2016. The campus was originally operated by the Austine School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing for nearly a century. In recent years, as deaf and hard-of hearing students were given the opportunity to become part of the mainstream school system, the need for the specialized center went away and the school closed.

The campus includes three large buildings, two former dormitories, five cabins and more than 100 acres of forested land.  The Winston Prouty Center, which operates a licensed child care program serving children ages birth to age 5 as well as community based services that provide support to families and children, occupies one floor of Vermont Hall and rents out the remaining space to local businesses and non-profits organizations. There are spaces available for long-term lease, short-term rental and for sale (see below).

The campus is open to the public from dusk until dawn. A system of trails is available for the community to enjoy. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Click here for a trail map.

Following is a list of current tenants, spaces available to rent, and sections of the property that are for sale.



18 Austine Dr

Families First


60 Austine Dr – CROKER HALL

Inspire School for Autism

The Garland School

New England Center for Circus Arts

The Vermont Wilderness School

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont


130 Austine Dr – HOLTON HALL

High 5 Adventure Learning Center

Brattleboro Hearing Center

Lisa Kelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

Maggie Foley

Healthy Building Network

Julia M. Ronconi, MS APRN

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Vermont

Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition

Edmund Burke, Attorney

Althea Lloyd, Attorney & Mediator

Kathryn Einig, Massage Therapy

R.R. Sweetapple Redevelopment and Design

Becca Balint & Emilie Kornheiser

The University of Vermont – UVM Extension

Windham County Forester

Austine Museum


209 Austine Dr – VERMONT HALL

MAIN OFFICE: Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development

Six Red Marbles, Inc. – Learning, Experience, Design

VT Dinners

Groundworks Collaborative


251 Austine Dr

Groundworks Collaborative Seasonal Overflow Shelter  (November 2018-April 2019)



Commercial Kitchen  






Rental Rate: $100 for up to 6 hours – $25 each additional hour


Dining Room

Rental Rate: $350/day or $500 for weekend (includes table set-up and break down as well as post event cleaning)



Holton Hall 4th floor Conference Room

Rental Rate: Non-profit – $125 for a day (up to 6 hours); $25 each additional hour

For Profit – $250 per day (up to 6 hours), $50 each additional hour



Rental Rate: $25/hour



Rental rate: $125/week

Five cabins with four bunk beds in each. Nearby pavilion with electricity and bathhouse with showers.



Rental rate: $12/sq foot

Vermont Hall 

  • 474 square feet
  • 199 square feet

Croker Hall

  • 448 sq feet
  • 810 sq feet
  • 1746 sq feet



Wheeler House – 4300 sq ft – currently vacant








Holton Hall – 32,400 sq ft – currently fully rented


Hammond Dorm – 5040 sq ft – currently rented through April 2019


Questions or want to see a space? Contact us:

Visit us: 209 Austine Drive, Vermont Hall, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Call us: (802) 257-7852

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