5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 NEW

My husband and I were very skeptical about this place at first since we are very picky people – but we were in for a huge surprise, not just on how immaculate the little “gnesta” (so true to its name) was, but also with how pleasant and open the hostess “Ruth” was … she made it all so easy and comfortable … the rooms are beautiful … loved the Scandivanian theme … her breakfasts were healthy and delicious and we made friends chatting over breakfast because the ambience is indeed a home away from home, you don’t feel like you are here with strangers. In fact, its a welcome change from typical wet, smelly ski resorts … its a little bit of a drive to Jay Peak but honestly is absolutely worth it!!! No doubt in my mind – we’re going back there!!!

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 NEW

We were introduced to this wonderful B&B by an organization interested in Historic Preservation. And what a wonderful example of preservation, care, attention to detail and perfection of house and garden it is!
We are B&B people and this has to be one of the cleanest we have ever seen. It is clean, clean,clean and also welcoming and comfortable. You will sleep so very well and enjoy a breakfast that is healthy leaving you a feeling of being restored and refreshed.
We found interesting things to do and a wonderful French restaurant just over the border. After two nights we happily returned home feeling that we had been to Sweden and to France all for a reasonable cost and no jet lag!
We are very proud that Ruth decided to come to vermont and to add so much to what Vermont stands for…health,history,culture and quality of life.
We had a marvelous time.

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Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple

Reviewed March 21, 2012
5 of 5 stars

We stayed at Little Gnesta for one night in March on our way up to Quebec City. It is quite charming. Having spent some time in Sweden, we appreciated Ruth’s creation of a place full of Gustavian touches. The breakfast table was beautifully set, and the food was terrific. Ruth is both down-to-earth and sophisticated, and is full of ideas for things to do, restaurants, etc. There is good cross-country skiing nearby. We’d certainly stay again.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed at Little Gnesta for 2 nights in March, 2012. Our room was spotless, and Ruth could not have been more welcoming. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious, featuring local cheeses, breads, jams, and home-made granola. There are good restaurants in Newport, and though the town is small, we had no trouble finding things to do all weekend. Dinners at Baan Thai and Lago were excellent, and we took a day-trip into Quebec. We look forward to returning to Little Gnesta someday.

Room Tip:We stayed in Lulea — simple, spotless, and more affordable than the larger rooms.

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Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The place was clean, quiet and comfortable. Ruth is very tentative to her gust’s needs. If you like to eat natural and great testing food made by people that Ruth personally knows, then, you will love breakfast. The place is located a walking distance from St Mary’s Catholic Church. The church is located on top of a hill with a great view of lake Memphremagog.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed at the Little Gnesta B&B over this past President’s Day weekend. It is extremely clean and the Carpe Diem beds were amazing! I have to say, they were the best beds that I have ever slept in. It’s a shame that I don’t have an extra 6k to buy my own!

Great breakfast, extremely clean rooms, amazing beds, reliable wifi – highly recommended!

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple

“Phenomenal bed and breakfast”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012 NEW

This B&B was very clean, with quaint rooms, and an incredible breakfast, with plenty of delicious local food – baguettes, ham, turkey, granola, yogurt, oatmeal, and coffee. We stayed there for a three day ski trip to Jay Peak, and Ruth was a wonderful host.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends

4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I enjoyed my time at the gnesta. So clean so Swedish. Ruth is so down to earth. Loved her littled dog Phillip. For me I felt at home.

Stayed November 2011

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

If you’re near Newport, VT, Little Gnesta B&B is the perfect place to stay. I had a wonderful visit in October. The beds and furnishings are wonderfully comfortable, beautifully designed (especially the wood floors and trim), and it is spotlessly clean. It is clearly evident that Ruth loves her B&B and wants the best for her guests. You’ll love the location within walking distance to Main Street, the lake and trail. A special value was the care of organic food and local products. Little Gnesta is a gem!

Stayed October 2011, traveled on business

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011
The Little Gnesta is a gem of a B and B – in fact one of the best in the country! I used to travel 20 days a month across the United States and UK and have not found a more comfortable experience anywhere.

From the moment you step into the foyer – you feel at home. Ruth is a wonderful hostess making every detail of your stay perfect. We were upgraded to a bigger room – but all of the rooms are spacious and impeccably appointed with a modern Swedish style – clean, warm and inviting. The windows look out over the town of Newport and the rooms are flooded with light. The beds are the real treat! Simply the highest end bed I have ever slept in – imported from Sweden, the bed’s combination of foam, NZ wool and construction allowed me to wake up feeling calm and ready for the day. Incredible! We also were so pleased that Ruth uses duvets on her beds so we felt right at home.
The generous breakfast was filled with all local items, many organic (five stars for that!)homemade granola (she gave me the recipe!) and the fresh bread, cold cuts, wide selection of jams and cheeses were absolutely delicious! We skipped lunch it was so filling.

The sitting rooms and shared areas are beautifully furnished with comfortable seating and an array of books. Wifi is super fast – and the television has more than what we would use, includes netflix and the TV is big enough for me!

The bathrooms are spotless with a wide array of locally made soaps, natural body lotions, spa towels, and a tiled shower which was beautiful. No complaints anywhere, from the clean floors (no outdoor shoes allowed, but thank you for providing indoor slippers for your guests!) to the sparkling personality of it’s hostess, Ruth and Little Gnesta will be our home away from home in the Northeast Kingdom. Newport is a sweet little town with much to offer – from the beautiful lake to walking trails, you can hop over to Montreal quickly or ski up at Jay peak and still enjoy the quiet of this little town.

Room Tip:All the rooms are top notch. We would have been happy in any of them!

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Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed here on our way north to Quebec City.Ruth was particularly helpful – an excellent and kind hostess .It was impeccably clean ,comfortable and the breakfast was delicious especially the muesli!

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Traveling to Quebec and dislike long jaunts in the car so we stopped here. Perfect location. Continental breakfast of local cheeses and such. Very friendly hostess. Not much in Newport so can keep driving without feeling like you are missing out. ..that said, be prepared for feeling like you shouldn’t spread out or get TOO comfy as the place is new and antiseptic clean and you have to ( would want to anyway ) take off your shoes as the floors are glistening wood. The furniture Swedsh and lots of Ikea. Just know what you are walking into. Hostess is the kind of person you really want to succeed in this town which has a lot to offer like Lake Mephramagog, but is in an out of the way ( yet JUST off the highway, just at the border) town. And you can get over the border on prettier back roads, too, – if you aren’t hightailing it up ti Qyebec City. The Eastern Townships are swell.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Ruth, la proprietaria, e’ una simpaticissima americana che ha vissuto in Italia per diversi mesi, percio’ parla anche la nostra lingua e riesce veramente a farti sentire a “casa “. Il bed & breakfast e’ nuovo di zecca e tutte le camere sono confortevoli e veramente originali, dato lo stile nordico. Da non perdere assolutamente il breakfast preparato da Ruth con ottimi prodotti organici, nella fantastica sala da pranzo.. Il bed & breakfast si trova a due passi dal fantastico lago Memphramagog con una suggestiva passeggiata. Vale la pena fare una sosta da Ruth e dal suo cagnolino del Vermont.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple

4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011 NEW
There are few choices in Newport, the Little Gnesta is a good one. The Swedish esthetic (spartan) is a nice break from the over the top knick knacks and doilies found at so many VT B&B’s.

Stayed September 2011, traveled solo

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We have been on a long trip through the States and decided to stay at Newport, Vermont after traveling up from Connecticut on our way to Quebec City as it is a short distance from the border.We chose Little Gnesta after an Internet search and were absolutely delighted as it not only lived up to but exceeded our expectations. Ruth is so friendly and immediately makes you feel welcome and comfortable.Our room , the Umea room,was beautifully finished with waxed timbers, white furnishings, comfortable chairs and lots of light coming through the five large windows framing the view of the autumn leaves in the garden. The breakfast was delicious- homemade muesli, local breads, cheeses and meats.There is a delightful reading room stocked with books and you felt comfortable enough to curl up on the lovely white sofa to relax and spend a few hours browsing through the many titles. We thoroughly enjoyed the room and our conversations with our host. Highly recommended.

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Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

A lovely building in a charming town, with a friendly and eager host who did everything she could to accomodate our last minute changes — all of which fell squarely on her own shoulders. Unreservedly recommend.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Our stay at Little Gnesta was delightful. Our room was huge, with 5 large windows and comfortable chairs. The bed was really excellent and Ruth’s breakfast was delicious. She is an excellent hostess and a pleasure to talk to. We felt very comfortable and look forward to seeing her gardens develop. We especially loved it that we could walk all over town from her house. My only suggestion is that room darkening shades might be nicer than pretty striped ones in the room–I like sleeping a little later and the light in the room woke us very early–but a room bathed in morning light is not so bad either! We will stay here again whenever we are in the area.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

On my way to Quebec City to ride the funicular, I needed a place to stay in the U.S. before crossing over the border. I found Little Gnesta through an online search and it exceeded all of my expectations. The room was large, the bed comfortable, the breakfast tasty and I even enjoyed the white slippers that the guests wore to keep the wood floors safe.
Ruth’s recommendation of a nearby restaurant was well worth the short drive and her knowledge of the area was very helpful. Her Swedish influence in furnishings and food was definitely authentic since I am half Swedish. When I got close, she even guided me in over the phone in since I was without a GPS.
If you are ever near northeastern Vermont, you should not miss the opportunity to spend a night at Little Gnesta.

Stayed September 2011, traveled solo

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Little Gnesta while attending a family wedding in Newport. i was born there and we love to come and visit but hadn’t found a place that we really enjoyed staying. My husband came across the Little Gnesta because he was not happy with the place we were going to stay for the wedding. Ruthie was wonderful, welcoming, friendly, caring and most of all a fabulous hostess. She made our very first B&B stay so comfortable and inviting. Upon arriving she offered us an upgrade to the Are room from the Overtornea because it would be unoccupied. Our room was clean, comfortable, beautiful and relaxing. We had a tasty breakfast that hit the spot before our drive home. Please consider staying at this adorable B&B, all the hype is true!!

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We needed a place to stay on our way to Quebec and reserved a room at Little Gnesta based on the great TripAdvisor reviews. We are so glad we did because it is a wonderful place. Ruth is an exceptional and interesting hostess who has done so much to renovate and restore the property. We stayed in Are and it was immaculate, comfortable and just like being at home. Breakfast was very European and a treat and her table setting was lovelyl. And Lake Memphremagon is truly beautiful.

Make a reservation soon – you won’t regret it!

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Très jolie maison, très propre, bien entretenue et bien décorée!
La chambre ou nous avons dormi était très grande est bien équipée (télévision avec de nombreux films disponible, plusieurs savon dans la salle de bain, plusieurs serviettes de bain disponible).

Le petit déjeuner était copieux et plutôt bon, il y avait plusieurs confitures, du jambon, du fromage, et du pain tout chaud.

Si je retourne à Newport, je n’hésiterai pas à relouer dans ce B&B

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

I’ve traveled a lot for business, and generally don’t like to travel any longer, but it’s August in Vermont and my wife and I wanted to take some romantic getaway weekends in the beautiful Vermont countryside before the summer ended. This last weekend we Kayak-ed on Lake Willoughby, Little Gnesta was close by in Newport, VT.

The Atmosphere that Ruth has created, and he hospitality that she provides makes being away from home very easy. The Breakfast was great and the conversation even better. I could not recommend this B&B enough.
We will gladly come back to leaf peep and bike to Quebec in the Autumn.
If you find yourself needing a room in the NEK, this is the place to stay!

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We arrived on a Monday for a two day getaway in northern Vermont. Ruth, our hostess, greeted us with bubbly good cheer and quickly got us settled in. The inn is in a lovingly restored Victorian in a neighborhood a five minute walk from downtown and the lake. The room was lovely in its Scandinavian inspired simplicity, and the bed was to die for (it was an import from Sweden, and just as comfortable as my Tempurpedic back home). We looked across the roofs of Newport to a tiny glimpse of the lake. Breakfast was proudly presented: there were two kinds of breads from a local bakery (wonderful!), a selection of Scandinavian cheeses (try the brown Norwegian cheese; don’t let the color put you off, it’s really awesomely smooth and tasty), and the jams are either homemade or locally made. There is also fruit, yogurt, and granola. A great start to the day. And Ruth is just the soul of hospitality. We chatted at length about her restoration of the inn, about her journey to this chapter in her life (the inn just opened this past May), and she was extremely helpful with suggestions about things to do, etc. The northeast kingdom is much more lovely than I had ever imagined it. We’ll be back. Thanks Ruth for a lovely stay.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Perched on a gradually ascending hill leading up to the picturesque St. Mary Star of the Sea, a tall granite church, the Little Gnesta bed and breakfast stands out from its neighbors with its recently renovated exterior and well manicured front lawn/garden. Off street parking is included with your stay at the Little Gnesta, but parking around town appears to be free and plentiful. We found Newport to be a very walkable city, however, and you’ll probably want to park and leave your car at the house as we did.

Ruth, the proprietor and manager of the Little Gnesta, and Philip, Ruth’s canine companion and an absolute gentleman, met us at the door upon our arrival. Ruth was very welcoming, and recommended some fabulous places to visit in Newport and the surrounding area. Our first night she recommended the fabulous Lago Trattoria, an Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown. Our dinner at Lago was probably the best meal we had in Newport, so I would recommend it as well. Ruth let us store our bicycles in the garage behind the house at night, and during the day our bicycles were our primary mode of transportation if we were not walking.

The Gustavian style interior and furnishings of the house brightened our stay, and we particularly enjoyed learning more about Swedish interior design in the comfortable library. We stayed in the Åre room, which is located just off of the dining room on the first floor. The Carpe Diem beds can be best described as dangerously comfortable. After kayaking all morning on Saturday, we returned to the Little Gnesta to change for our bike trip to Quebec, and the Carpe Diem bed coerced us into taking a multiple hour nap in the middle of the day. It was just that comfortable. The rest of the Åre room was well-appointed, and the air conditioner was a perfect supplement to one particularly muggy July night.

I cannot stress enough how helpful Ruth was during our trip. She knows the area quite well, and even directed us to the secluded Big Falls State Park west of the city. If you blink, you’ll miss the entrance to this beautiful state park, which reminded me of similar formations on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Ruth made our trip to Newport both a delightful and a memorable one.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Gnesta and we look forward to our next visit, perhaps sometime in the winter to try skiing at the nearby Jay Peak. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay in the North East Kingdom, you should book your trip at the Little Gnesta Bed and Breakfast.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Je recommande tout particulièrement ce B et B.La propriétaire est très dévouée et de plus,elle protège l’environnement le mieux qu’elle peut.De plus,elle est très sympathique et fait le maximum pour satisfaire les désirs de sa clientèle.Le petit-déjeuner est très copieux et est composé de produits biologiques qu’elle achètent chez les producteurs de la région.Si vous avez besoin d’informations touristiques,n’hésitez pas à lui demander.Bien sincèrement.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I highly recommend Little Gnesta. Even if you wouldn’t normally be heading to the area, it is worth a special trip just to stay there. The owner, Ruth, could not be more friendly or helpful or accommodating, and she is very knowledgeable about the local area. The house is recently restored in an environmentally-friendly manner. It has a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere. I came north for the Kingdom Run and brought a friend so we stayed in the room with twin beds. My bed, with the feather mattress, was literally the most comfortable bed on which I have slept in my entire life. The shower has such a soothing massage that it was hard to make oneself get out. I wish I could have stayed for a week to simply rest & recharge in such a relaxing environment. I plan to come back during foliage season.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends

5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

The other reviews of Newport’s Little Gnesta B&B pretty much say it all. This B&B is unique and one-of-a-kind. Ruth, the owner, has done a supurb job in transforming this house into the the most restful and comfortable home-away-from-home. The bed, room, bathroom all perfect, plus a delicious and sophisticated breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

The very best beds we’ve ever experienced in a travel situation–and a breakfast to write home about. When you visit, give Mr. Philip, the most adorable resident dog, a head rub for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
Kajasi
Salem, MA.
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We were very please of the kindness. We had the best sleep on the Swedish bed. Breakfast was simple , the way we like it. Ruth is a very nice and helpful person.
Would definately come back if in the area!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
kgregory6…
Maple Valley, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Ruth is a delightful hostess, and her home is beautiful. Breakfast was European-style, which I much appreciated. My room was huge (Umea) and a haven after a long day. I would absolutely stay here again and bring my friends. Highly recommended!

Room Tip:Upstairs Umea room was large and private. B and B is right in town, so expect a little street noise, was not a big deal to me at all.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
VTFluffDo…
Middlebury, Vermont
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We stayed two nights at Little Gnesta. Our hostess, Ruth, welcomed us warmly. The room we stayed in was upstairs facing the residential street. With the blinds up the room was light and airy. With the blinds down there was delightful privacy. The room was very large with a private bath. We enjoyed the Swedish bed (a little different from our normal mattress, but very comfortable) and the lovely sitting area included in the room. The bath is small but quite functional and well thought out. Downstairs there’s a comfy little library where it’s nice to relax and read. The front porch is a great place to end your evening. Ruth put out a Swedish style breakfast for us: fresh, hot bread, meats, cheeses, fruits, jams, and juice, with plenty of coffee or tea. Our trip included bicycling, and Ruth kindly let us store our bikes in her garage and told us about the local bike path.

This is a great place to stay to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with great access to outdoor activities and the wonderful little town of Newport.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011 NEW

Little Gnesta is a Scandinavian inspired Bed & Breakfast located in the quaint northern Vermont town of Newport. We had travelled to Newport last year so my husband could compete in a swim on Lake Memphremagog, and we loved the town and the friendly locals. We had stayed at the Willowsby Inn, and we were neither impressed by the facilities (and the excessive cost considering the condition of our room — possibly one of the worst showers I’ve ever used aside from outdoor facilities one finds at beaches) nor happy with the distance we had to travel to get to Newport. Little Gnesta was suggested by the person running the swim.

The B&B is located a quick walk from downtown and to the lakefront, which has a lovely walkway along the water. This was terrific since my husband needed the car to get to the beach where the swim would begin and I had no desire to wake up at 5 a.m. to drive him there two mornings in a row.

The house is in a neighborhood that is slowly being gentrified, and Little Gnesta’s owner, Ruth, is a frontrunner in initiating improvements and change, both at her own business as well as being involved in helping Newport become even more of a welcome place for visitors. She personally did many of the renovations of her house, and she did them with thoughtfulness to her guests as well as to the environment. The result is a comfortable, clean and beautiful place. We loved the decor, which was both clean in style and in fact. I have stayed in all sorts of hotels, Inns and B&Bs, and I prefer an unfussy design that uses space effectively with an eye towards comfort. Size of my sleeping space matters less than how easy it is for me to get comfortable and stash my luggage and gear.

We were late in making our reservations, so we got the last of the 4 rooms, which the website describes as “cozy.” The room was rather small — maybe about the size of a college dorm room single. It had two twin beds, an antique icebox (as furniture), a basic 18″ bookshelf unit that ran floor to ceiling and one window. An air conditioning unit was located below the window, which was great since it did not block out the natural light. The bookcase was great for unpacking stuff we wanted quick access to, and our suitcases fit under the beds. One bed had a featherbed topper and the other a memory foam mattress. I chose the featherbed, and loved it. I also slept through all of the breakfasts that Ruth offered in the charming dining area. I assume my husband had a great sleep on the other bed — he fell asleep quickly and he went on to win his race. Our room did not have a television, but that did not bother either one of us. I understand that the other three rooms do have televisions as well as Netflix access. We did, however, much appreciate the wifi connection.

Although the room was small, we were only there for sleeping. If we had felt like we needed more space, Little Gnesta has a centrally located sitting room, which is stocked full of books. In addition, the kitchen, dining area and front porch were available for our use. We had a dedicated bathroom just across the hall from our room. It was beautifully appointed and large. I loved that she had wall hooks in multiple, commonsense, places throughout both the room and the bathroom.

Not only would I recommend Little Gnesta to even the pickiest of travelers, I wish more places would adopt the Swedish style for hospitality. I think that the somewhat overstuffed, overly cabbage-rosed bed and breakfast style often feels more like grandma’s yard sale than a thoughtfully decorated guest space. I am all for repurposing antique and vintage, but that does not mean it should be left broken or poorly maintained. Ruth has maintained the historic charm of her house while making it work for modern travelers. I especially admired how she refinished the hardwood floors.

Beyond my accolades regarding my stay at Little Gnesta, I was thoroughly impressed with our host, Ruth. She is the kind of broad-thinking business owner that any city would be fortunate to have as a citizen and cheerleader. She was very knowledgeable about the area, really seems to care about questions or concerns the guests may have (and immediately sets about making things right, even if the concern is not related to her business), and is a genuinely friendly and interesting person. We will definitely stay at Little Gnesta next year when we return for the Kingdom Swim.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011 NEW

We were in Newport for the Kingdom Swim. Little Gnesta was a great place to stay. We needed to arrive after midnight – and Ruth, the owner, was able to deal with that problem. Our room was very large, very clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was more than ample and beautifully served at whatever time was convenient for us. Ruth is a wonderful host.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011 NEW

Last weekend, I had an opportunity to stay at Little Gnesta in the small quaint town of Newport, VT. The location was very convenient, it was spotlessly clean and comfortable, and Ruth made us feel welcome to not only Little Gnesta but also Newport.

I’m already making plans for my next visit to the Northeast Kingdom and will definitely stay at Little Gnesta.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011 NEW

We loved staying at the Little Gnesta B&B! The Swedish inspired decor was bright, crisp, and inviting. The facility is extremely clean. It is also within walking distance from the center of charming Newport. Ruthie, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and her wisdom of the area made our overnight business trip feel like a long-needed vacation. After admiring a French butter dish she set out during breakfast (which was delicious), Ruthie didn’t hesitate to tell us about the local potter who made it and even call her to see if she would open her store early so we could stop by on our return home. Newport, Vermont is a beautiful town to visit with breath-taking lake Memphremagog set in the mountains. The little Gnesta B&B was a fantastic place to stay and we plan on coming back soon!

4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

Brand new B&B in downtown Newport with all of the charm of home. I was in town on business and stayed four nights. The only drawback is the WiFi, some of us couldn’t connect. Breakfast is simple and the beds are too die for! Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2011, traveled on business

ThurEdos, Owner at Little Gnesta B & B, responded to this review

July 8, 2011
The WiFi problem was acknowledged and resolved immediately after this customer’s visit. Now, it has appeared to work for everyone subsequently…thankfully!

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

A simple and welcoming environment.

The location provides a great walkable access to the lake and downtown.
the food is healthy.

Remember to turn off the porch lights for better sleeping.

Room Tip: great beds and simple decor
ThurEdos, Owner at Little Gnesta B & B, responded to this review
June 29, 2011

Thanks so much for the tip about the porch light. I’ll be sure and keep it off when guests are sleeping. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll be back soon!

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

This is not your typical floral b&b. Ruth has done a great job with the design. It’s quiet and comfortable, and right downtown Newport. Wifi access, the perfect breakfast, and the rooms are big, roomy and light. And it’s a great adaptive reuse for a wonderful old house. Perfect for the young and hip…but great for everyone else, too!

Room Tip: Ask for the upstairs front room!

Stayed June 2011, traveled on business

4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011
Ruth has done an amazing transformation of this house into the Swedish inspired home she envisioned. The decor has a clean, white, almost spartan feel, but fresh and appealing, particularly when the sun shines. The beds, soaps and linens are SUPER! The more memorable part of any trip for me are the new found relationships and Ruth is an easy friend to make. For a unique stay in a beautiful corner of Vermont, (I came for a charity bike event), try it.

Stayed June 2011, traveled solo

5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011
I’ve stayed in a lot of B &B’ s in both the US and Europe and this was, by far, one of the best. I loved the Scandanavian style of decor – so simple yet so elegant. It was cozy without being fussy. The beds are heavenly – like sleeping on clouds. The cheeses and breads for breakfast were yummy – very European. It was just a short walk to downtown Newport and Lake Memphremagog. The groomed ski trail around the lake was 5 minutes away and there were other trails a short car ride away. It was a great base from which to discover many interesting places by car – Stowe, Burlington, White Mts. of New Hampshire and only 2 hours away from Montreal. I would highly recommend!

Stayed April 2011, traveled solo

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