Välkommen to Little Gnesta, a Swedish-Inspired Bed and Breakfast

Välkommen to Little Gnesta, a Swedish-Inspired Bed and Breakfast

Little Gnesta will be closed from April 1 through April 11 for what should have been mud season. Our on-site maintenance staff will not be returning phone calls during that time. Please feel free to book online.

Little Gnesta B & B is located in Vermont’s picturesque Northeast Kingdom. We look forward to greeting you in our historic house set on the isthmus that is downtown Newport, Vermont.

Newport is situated on the shores of Lake Memphremagog, one of the state’s two international glacial lakes which share a border with Quebec.  The north and south bays of Memphremagog are a short, two-block walk from Little Gnesta’s front porch. Canada is just six miles away following a lakeside bike/xc ski trail (see mstf.net for trail map). Opportunities for hiking and paddling abound nearby.

Little Gnesta B & B is an ideal stopping point for those traveling between Boston, New York and other points south to Montreal and Quebec City in Quebec.

So, you might ask, what is Gnesta? It is a small town, about the size of Newport, south of Stockholm, Sweden. During a bicycle tour of the area, I discovered that a surprising majority of the names on the gravestones in Gnesta’s cemetery were a variation of my paternal grandmother’s maiden name. I felt like I belonged.

We hope that you’ll have the same sense of belonging while visiting Little Gnesta Bed and Breakfast.

Every inch of Little Gnesta has been restored/renovated according to Swedish aesthetics and with your comfort in mind. Throughout the renovation, we have been mindful of the environment by choosing Swedish-made, organic linseed oil paints,  a wood boiler that incorporates a  local/renewable heating source, and when possible, reusing and conserving original architectural elements. Little Gnesta is a  Green Hotel in the Green Mountain State, having complied with the standards required for the program.

Three of our simple, yet elegant, guest rooms (Umeå, Luleå, Åre) are decorated according to Swedish (Gustavian) design principles and feature the ultimate in restfulness: queen-size Carpe Diem beds imported from north of  Gothenburg, Sweden. Our fourth room (Övertorneå) is a small, cozy room with historic twin Rittenhouse beds made in the 1940s in Cheboygan, Michigan. Click on the name of each room for pictures/descriptions of the room and rates.

Umeå, Luleå and Åre each has its own bathroom ensuite with locally made Mountain Country Soaps and Jon Somes shampoo/conditioner, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, hair dryer, TV  with DVD player and access to Netflix online. Övertorneå has a dedicated bathroom across the hall. No TV,  but free Wi-Fi, air- conditioning,  and hair dryer, locally made Mountain Country Soaps and Jon Somes shampoo/conditioner. We line-dry sheets whenever possible. Swedish cots are available for children ( Limit one per room, $35 for the first night, $10 each additional night.)

During periods with a minimum two-night stay, single nights might still be available with a $35 surcharge.

In the morning, help yourself to the kind of breakfast you’d find in a Swedish home: crusty and dark breads, cheeses, meats, yogurt, granola, coffee, tea and juice. Much of what we serve is organic and/or locally grown or made. Breakfast is usually served at 8 a.m.

Well-behaved small/toy dogs  (sorry, bigger dogs and their claws are too hard on our hand-finished and light-colored floors-even humans are asked to remove shoes and go barefoot or use slippers we provide) are welcomed by our own Malti-Poo, Phillip. A $25/night fee applies. We are happy to make a referral for a kennel within a five-minute drive for  guests whose dogs do not meet these guidelines.

Please explore Little Gnesta B & B by perusing the pages here at our site. You’ll find before and after photos of Little Gnesta, a blog of its transformation, as well as photos and commentaries of what and where and when to do things here. We’ve also created a list of things to do and see when visiting the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

Simplicity. Comfort. Environmental consideration. That’s what awaits you at Little Gnesta B & B.

We hope to see you soon.

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