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 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 a range community based services that provide support to families and children, occupies Vermont Hall and rents out the remaining space to 29 local businesses and mission-driven organizations.

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 for short-term use and long-term leases, and sections of the property that are for sale.


18 Austine Drive

Families First


60 Austine Drive – CROKER HALL

INSPIRE School for Autism

The Garland School

New England Center for Circus Arts

Vermont Wilderness School


130 Austine Drive – 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 Drive – 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 Drive

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


SPACES FOR RENT – Short Term Use

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)

Room capacity: 175

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

Room capacity: 49


Rental Rate: $25/hour



Rental rate: $125/week

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

Shared Office Space

Rental rate: $200/month

Office space with three shared desks. Wi-fi included. Month to month rentals.


Rental rate: $12/sq ft

Vermont Hall

Office: 474 sq ft

Croker Hall

Office: 448 sq ft

Office: 1746 sq ft


Wheeler House – 4,300 sq ft – currently vacant

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

Dormitory – 5,040 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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