1868 Crosby House B&B

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



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Really enjoyable!

4.8 on October 29, 2017

So many good things about this place. We loved the food and especially our hostess, Maria. She was helpful and full of good advice. Even better was waking up in the morning and being able to hike out our door up the mountain! A great place to stay!

Wonderful getaway

5 on August 23, 2017

My husband and I spent two nights at 1868 Crosby House and really loved it. Maria, the caretaker, was warm, friendly, and very helpful - not to mention that she went to culinary school and cooks the MOST amazing breakfasts ever. Bring your appetite! The rooms were spotless and inviting, the grounds are beautiful and well cared for, and there are many spots to enjoy some privacy or to socialize with the other wonderful people also staying there. If we decide to head to Brattleboro again next year, we will absolutely stay here.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I truly enjoyed visiting with you both, and I do hope to see you again next year! :)

- Maria (Innkeeper)

A gem in Brattleboro

5 on July 03, 2016

Innkeeper Lynn Kuralt and her grand daughter, Abby, provided a warm welcome to this gracious home. Located within walking distance of town, Crosby House is set in acres of wooded gardens that invite a hike or a quiet read under a tree. Both the bedrooms and public rooms are beautifully furnished in comfortable period furniture. Breakfasts were delicious. Lynn and Abby provided several great suggestions for restaurants and points of interest. I can't wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Crosby House. It makes us very happy to hear about your stay and can't wait to see you again!

- Lynn & Abby (innkeeper)

Warm welcome in a perfect location

5 on June 30, 2016

Set in acres of beautiful wooded gardens, The 1868 Crosby House is the perfect place to stay if you are going to Brattleboro. Lynn Kuralt and her family are warm and welcoming, the rooms are enormous and nicely appointed in period furniture, and the bathrooms are updated. Several public rooms provide views of the garden and lots of comfy furniture for quiet reading or napping. Breakfasts are superb, and the location is perfect for walking into town or exploring the neighborhood. I will definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
What a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again, soon! Thank you.

- Lynn (innkeeper)

Our first bed & breakfast! Exceptional!!!

5 on November 16, 2015

This bed and breakfast has most definitely set the bar high for all that will follow! From the moment we arrived, our first experience of this kind, the owner was kind and very informative. She was kind enough to break out a map of the area after understanding what we wanted to do on the day we arrived! She pointed us in the direction of some great eats, gave us suggestions for fun stops along the way, and advised that she was prepping a fresh homemade apple pie that would be waiting on the counter upon our return.

Very nice B&B!

5 on October 05, 2015

Very nice, very clean and beautiful, excellent food!

Highly Recommend

4.6 on July 17, 2015

Wonderful, Historic room. Delicious breakfast each morning--French toast from scratch with fresh fruit; fratas.... Hiking trail starts in backyard. Welcoming host.

2 night stay

4.8 on March 07, 2015

We visit various B&B's and this one was very nice. Lynn was so friendly, kind and accommodating. The room was very clean, and neat. Our room had a fireplace that operated on a timer for about 2 hours so you could turn it on and it would turn itself off if you fell asleep. the only draw back was that breakfast was only from 7:00 to 9:30. We tend to like to sleep in a little, so it would have been nice to get breakfast around 10:00 or 10:30. However, the breakfast was stellar, Lynn makes excellent breakfasts!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! AND....thank you too for your kind remarks. When you come again, I'll try to squeeze in a later breakfast - if at all possible:-)

- Lynn (innkeeper)

Amazing weekend- thanks to Crosby house!

4.8 on September 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary this past weekend. I can't say that I can find anything to complain about. The inn is beautiful, clean, spacious. We really enjoyed the trails behind the house- hiking in the early fall there was perfect. I can't rave enough over Lynn's breakfast! We didn't leave a bite behind. Truly a wonderful B&B! A few extra great things- 1/2 mile walk to cute little down town area. Whetstone for a beer and a burger is a MUST! Peter havens for a fancy/Delish dinner was delightful and Kiplins Pub was a great place for a night cap. All walking distance. We are so glad we decided against going to Manchester and trying a smaller town. You won't regret it. The Brunner's

Innkeeper Response
It's good to know that you enjoyed your visit here as much as I enjoyed having you! Thank you for such kind words....I sure appreciate them....and you!

- Lynn (innkeeper)

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

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Rooms & Rates

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. 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

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. All of our rooms offer cable TV and wireless internet.

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

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. All of our rooms offer cable TV and wireless internet.

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

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: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Small town


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

Directions to property:

Vt. I-91, exit 2, left onto Western Avenue (Rt.9) The Crosby House is 1/2 mile on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Marlboro Music Festival, Winter Carnival, Bach Festival, Conn. River Tours, International Ski Jumping, Jazz Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Meeting Rooms, Landscaped Gardens, Woodland Walking Trails

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

Check Dates


  • Check In:: call ahead
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking only in designated outside areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes in Suites
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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!



Lynn Kuralt

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About the innkeepers

There is nothing I enjoy more than welcoming a guest into my home. I love to get to know travelers and hear about their lives and adventures. I'd love to make you a cup of tea and a decadent breakfast to start your vacation. When I'm not meeting new guests or baking,

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Summer Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free and vegan are available with advance notice

Signature Dish

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