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1868 Crosby House B&B

175 Western Avenue , Brattleboro, VT 5301 USA (Show map)
4.8
81 Reviews
$125 - $205
per night

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About

Built in 1868, this Italianate Victorian offers rare accommodations, early morning coffee/tea tray and elegant breakfast settings. Visit our website for more details. The Crosby House is decorated to reflect the genteel lifestyle of the 1800's with family heirlooms and collected antiques, but with the present comforts: such as gas fireplaces, whirlpool tub, private baths, AC, CableTV and wireless internet. Landscaped gardens with stone walls, gazebo and ponds border 9 miles of woodland walking/XC/snowshoeing trails yet downtown shops and restaurants are only a short 1/2 mile walk.

Rooms & Rates

Autumn Rose

This room is cozy and comfortable - even with the antique furnishings! The handcarved Oak bedroom set includes a queen bed, dresser and washstand from the turn of the century. There’s a wing chair by the original green and mauve slate fireplace in which to snuggle with your favorite book. The private bath is adorable, with a pedestal sink and a double shower with seating. The beveled mirror over the sink is a clever makeover with a shelf for necessities. Of course, there’s also that special treat of a lovely coffee/tea tray at your door before breakfast! All of our rooms offer cable TV and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170/$160

Winter Solace

Our largest room, Winter Solace, invites you to rest and relax. Curl up with a favorite book in one of the two wing chairs beside the original black faux marble fireplace or enjoy a good night's sleep in the magnificent four-poster mahogany queen bed. Its private bath has a large pedestal sink, an abundant double shower with twin heads and lots of storage for your bath essentials! In the room there’s a desk for your computer and of course, there’s also that special treat of a lovely coffee/tea tray at your door before breakfast!, All of our rooms offer cable TV and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Summer Retreat

Decorated in soothing blues & whites, everything about this room says, “be comfortable and feel welcomed”. In the room you’ll find an old slant top desk and comfortable wing chair with white paneling over the queen bed and original fireplace. The private bathroom is appointed with a double sized whirlpool tub that has a waterfall faucet. The bath also boasts a separate oversized marble tiled shower with rainwater and hand held spa showerheads. Of course, there’s also that special treat of a lovely coffee/tea tray at your door before breakfast! All of our rooms offer cable TV and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Woodchester Cottage Suite

This adorable 2-room suite boasts cathedral ceilings and skylights and a private entrance off its own sitting area on the porch. There’s an Ironwork Queen Bed in the bedroom with lots of closet space and a desk as well. The open concept kitchenette, dining and living room has a single sofabed for an extra visitor and there’s a full bath with a heated floor. Cable TV in both rooms, wireless internet and fully equipped kitchenette stocked with coffee, cream and popcorn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Garden Cottage Suite

With lots of windows and beautiful views of the Victorian Gardens, this large, one room suite features cathedral ceilings and a working gas fireplace. There’s an ironwork queen bed, full bath and a fully equipped kitchenette, stocked with coffee, cream and popcorn; cable TV and wireless internet. The sofa can be transformed into a double bed, if needed. The room has its own private porch sitting area and entrance where, in warm weather, you can enjoy a quiet chat overlooking the gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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One of the best

4.8 on January 01, 2014

My wife and I booked through booking. com and this place lived up to the positive reviews--and then some. Lynn and Richard are "perfect" hosts, from the welcome to the tour to dealing with a problem, they are as good as they get Positives are almost too many to list: 1. Early check-in--1PM! 2. Best breakfasts we ever had--Lynn is amazing with fruits and entrees--e.g. poached pears, kiwi\clementine combos, french toast croissants, ham and eggs and cheddar--WOW!poached pears and "french toast" croissants--words can't do the deliciousness justice. 3. Had a problem with an overflowing toilet--they switched us to another room immediately--they said it would be done, we didn't have to ask . 3. a Jacuzzi that is people friendly. All faucets, controls etc. are above where people in the tub actually recline\sit, not problem haveing a faucet in your back. a timer so you can luxuriate for x amount of time, and know when it's done. 4. Suggestions and feedback for local attractions, restaurants, etc. they even shared what they like and why. 5. the little things--mints in the room, 24 hour coffee, etc. (Keurig with coffees, teas, cider, etc.) and snacks available. 6. You say when you want breakfast the next day, and 30 minutes before, coffee\tea service delivered to your room. 7. CD\DVD\book library 8. Toiletries--in case anyone forgot anything, available in same room as library. Minor drawbacks: 1. Can hear the traffic from rt. 9 in some rooms, light sleepers take note. 2. The chairs in the rooms are not well positioned to view TV\DVDs


Great place!

5 on December 30, 2013

The house and rooms are excellent, the breakfast is delicious, and the trails behind the house are top-notch. All of the pictures and descriptions are accurate. We really enjoyed our stay.


Very nice late September visit!

4.6 on October 07, 2013

Richard and Lynn were wonderful hosts and very helpful and accommodating in all matters. They provided a warm welcome to us and their hospitality was exceptional in every regard. I'm sure we'll be back!


Altogether pleasant!

5 on August 11, 2013

Lynn and Richard are superb hosts. Long may they reign! The house is cool and comfortable; breakfast is especially delicious; the cultivated grounds in the back are delightful. I like the Rose Room and the Suite equally. Tops in price and quality!


Always a pleasure!

5 on August 05, 2013

Had another most pleasant stay at the Crosby House. On all counts that count in B&Bs, the hosts--Lynn & Richard--do a superb job: lovely style, attention to detail, immaculate housekeeping, comfort, & warm hospitality--all for reasonable rates. The added big bonus: a great breakfast every time! We've enjoyed rooms in the house (in the past), and in the Garden Suite, which is a charming studio apartment. We look forward to staying again & again, & highly recommend this B&B


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 75 miles miles

Directions to property:

From Bradley International take I91 North. Get off on Exit 2 in Vermont, turn left. The Crosby House is 1/2 mile down on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Marlboro Music Festival, Winter Carnival, Bach Festival, Conn. River Tours, Jazz Center, International Ski Jumping, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Woodland Walking Trails, Landscaped Gardens, Meeting Rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: call ahead
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: in Suites
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: In the unfortunate event it is necessary to cancel, a full credit will be given, if the room can be filled. If we cannot re-fill your room, we will split the cost with you...so both parties will have the same loss....it's the best way we could think of to be fair to everyone!

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lynn and Richard Gavoni

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Travel, horses, boating, walking, gardening and of course, cooking. Meeting new people and making them feel extra special.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: Summer Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Spiral-baked pears
Spiced standing pear with spiral carving, drizzled with local Vermont Maple Syrup.


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Details

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175 Western Avenue , Brattleboro, VT 5301 USA (Show map)

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