Three Stallion Inn Sold for $2.1 Million
Conn. Boys’ School Buys Stock Farm And 600 Acres
On Monday of last week, it was official: The Brunswick School of Greenwich, Conn. purchased the Green Mountain Stock Farm buildings and 600 acres of surrounding land in Randolph from Sam and Jinny Sammis. The Sammises have owned the property since 1971.
That’s when Sammis purchased 1300 acres of the former Stock Farm and outlined a development of luxury 10-acre building lots on the extensive property.
The proposed sale to the Brunswick School was announced exactly a year ago. Since then, the proposal has been presented to the Randolph Zoning Board and other regulators and was well-received.
The Randolph Development Review Board approved the application unanimously this February.
The sale finalized on Monday was executed in several separate deeds, including 600 acres and all the Three Stallion Inn buildings. The purchase price was $2,140,000.
The inn closed for business the fifth of September.
Seen in this 2003 aerial photo, the Green Mountain Stock Farm property has been sold for use as a “mountain campus” for the Brunswick School. (Herald File / Bob Eddy)
The New Owners
The Brunswick School is an all-boys school, once attended by Sammis himself. It schools about 950 students from pre-kindergarten through high school. Founded in 1902, it occupies two campuses in Greenwich.
The school will use the Stock Farm property as a satellite campus, purposely located in a rural area where students can have an entirely different educational experience, “working in a sustainable farm community, tending live animals and growing crops,” Headmaster Thomas Philip explained at the time.
In an e-mail to The Herald this week, Philip said he was pleased the deal had gone through.
“We’re certainly glad to have acquired Three Stallion Farm,” he wrote. “We very much look forward to creating and conducting new programs in Randolph for Brunswick students beginning in fall 2018.
“In the meantime,” he wrote, “Brunswick faculty and staff will be visiting Randolph and staying on site as our plans continue to take shape.”
The school will utilize the Three Stallion Inn buildings for classroom space and “home-away-from-home,” all in one. Two apartments will be constructed in the Morgan House across the street, which was also part of the purchase.
In a phone conversation a year ago, Headmaster Philip said it’s expected that students, most likely sophomores, would travel to the Randolph campus in groups of about a dozen at a time. They would spend a couple of weeks at the Randolph campus, taking classes while immersing themselves in rural activities, including interning possibilities. One activity would include keeping up the extensive and popular trail system on the property.
The land portion of the sale includes 46 parcels that have long been designated as potential building lots. However, the school intends to keep them undeveloped, Philip told The Herald at that time. Some of that property might even be donated to a land conservancy, he said.
Sammis continues to own the Montague Golf Course, including the portion he helped build on the floodplain across the street from the Inn.
A provision in the bill of sale provides that if in the future Sammis gets an offer from a potential buyer, the Brunswick School would have to be notified, presumably in order to make its own offer, if desired.