5 on August 08, 2016
Our stay at Grunberg Haus was picture perfect, pulled straight from a happily-ever-after fairytale. Lia and Duane - official owners only mere weeks! - were wonderful attentive hosts (from post-reservation email conversations and cheerful smiles at check-in to cabin cleanliness and vegan accommodations). We were grateful for their insights on what to check out in the area - we picked blueberries at Hartshorn's Farm just down the road, had dinner in Montpelier, and swam in Warren Falls. Lia is a culinary artist (art-eest!) - breakfast was divine (can't go wrong with a cookbook laden with recipes for items such as cream cheese and raspberry jam stuffed french toast and maple pecan cake!) We can't wait to go back and our only regret is that we had to leave!
5 on July 17, 2016
We booked last minute not knowing there was a change in ownership happening. The new owners made the exchange flawless wouldn't have know if we weren't told. The new owners are very down to earth, charming and very excited to make the new adventure in their lives an adventure for their guests as well. We are looking forward to booking a stay this winter for a ski trip. Amazing time would recommend!!
5 on July 17, 2016
We called last minute for a room and we were able to book the last room available. They were going through an owner change but you would never have known as they made it very seem less. They new owners are very pleasant to talk to and very excited for their new adventure in life. We definitely would recommend a stay here and are hoping to make it back for a ski trip this year.
5 on January 08, 2014
I stayed there for 4 nights last January to ski and visit my daughter at UVM. We had a great night's sleep and wonderful breakfasts. The Innkeepers let me stay in an adjoining room when my daughters friend joined us to ski, gratis... It was also very convenient to Sugarbush and Stowe. I bought our passes for Sugarbush directly at the B and B. I'll be back, hopefully in the next month. Thanks. Scott
3.8 on October 04, 2013
Great location, cute and quaint B&B. Owners are very nice and helpful. It's a true B&B with areas shared (they have a game room) but I that is what I expected. Very good value and in a great location.
5 on September 23, 2013
We made the most of our 1 night stay, enjoying cocoa & popcorn by the fire in the common room. Such a lovely quiet setting with a spacious room & bath. Our hosts provided all needed area info, even a self-guided tour to local bridges & waterfalls. Our stay was capped by a tasty breakfast looking out over a wooded area with birds at the feeders. Highly recommend, a peaceful delight!
4.8 on September 11, 2013
We only stayed two nights as this lovely, fun chalet-style B & B. The location in the Vermont woods is inspiring. We did not have time to explore the grounds but want to go back and check out the trails. The rooms are charmingly decorated with quilts and Alpine style painted furniture (at least in our room). Linda and Jeff prepare a great breakfast serving specialities from Vermont. I want to go back in the winter and check out the fireplace in the ski season. Just terrific!
4.2 on June 30, 2013
Outstanding host and hostess; congenial, helpful and knowledgable; perfect location for north/central Vermont travel; peaceful, low-key setting in a relaxed atmosphere;
4.4 on March 28, 2013
Grunberg Haus has a wonderful charm. The service is excellent, warm, and they make you feel right at home. The rooms are simple and nastalgic. I would come back again!
4.6 on January 15, 2013
We've stayed here twice; once in the fall with our dog (they allow dogs in the separate cabin rooms on the hillside in summer & fall) and once in the winter with our two sons in the main inn for a ski trip. Both times, we enjoyed our stay--everything was super clean, the innkeepers were extremely helpful, and didn't mind that we had to arrive late after driving six hours from New York. There is a small network of hiking trails on the property--good for a short x-c ski or snowshoeing. Lots of charm. Has good wi-fi; no TV, rooms are small, but close to good restaurants & exactly half way between Sugarbush and Stowe. Excellent value.
4.0 on October 20, 2012
Found this inn online and decided to stay there with my husband for our 6th wedding anniversary, as we would be spending time in Waterbury and Burlington. What a great place to stay! The inn was adorable, the room was clean and cozy, the homemade breakfasts daily were yummy, and it was very relaxing to spend the nights in front of the fireplace. Jeff & Linda were great innkeepers; very friendly and knowledgeable about the area as well. Grunberg Haus is a definite repeat vacation stay!
1.0 on August 22, 2012
From the moment I stepped in to this B&B I knew I had made a mistake by not paying attention to some of the earlier reviews I had read online. Their website pictures are either from earlier ownership or the current owners are so burned out and broke they haven't done anything to the place for some time. The owner Jeff was like an automaton who wanted to give us his spiel and then get back to whatever he had that needed more attention. There was no smile, no "welcome" or any gesture of . We had booked a cabin and when we entered, I immediately noticed the moldy smell in the room, which Jeff explained by saying that it had gotten cold the night before so trey had closed the windows. I proceeded to open them and put in screens while he stood there talking about how to operate the wood stove. Never offered to assist. The bed cover looked like it hadn't been washed in weeks. The bathroom smelled of urine so we took of the cover and put it in a corner, sprayed the room with freshener, turned on the fan and went out for dinner hoping that it would be better when we got back. No such luck! Next morning we were resolved to leave since I woke up with a sinus headache - no doubt due to the mold in the room. I showered, toweled off with another moldy linen and went down. I informed Linda that we were leaving a day earlier than planned. I checked out only to find that she had charged for an extra night. When I asked why, her response was" You read the contract!" Jeff and Linda have no idea what Vermont is all about despite their being there for 12 years. I lived in Vermont for 11 years and these people are a disgrace to a community that is known for its welcoming friendliness and warmth. This was, unfortunately, a terrible ending to one of the best vacations I have ever taken. Don't ruin yours!
5 on August 01, 2011
I just loved staying here. Linda, the female half of the couple running the place, was delightful and her breakfasts were simple and tasty. The rooms were charming and gave the impression of being outside while inside. The hosts stay at their own home, detached from the guest rooms, so there was a feeling of privacy. Quaint and perfect. Would totally return.
3.6 on July 18, 2011
This is a nice little property with cute cabins in the woods. Clean accomodation and nice people.
5 on August 18, 2009
My 4 Children (ages 20 to 28 ) and I stayed at the Grunberg Haus. We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before. It wasn't stuffy like the hotel chains and we got a real breakfast. Which was wonderful by the way. The owners were real nice and gave tour tips and great directions. If you miss this place while in Vt. you will be missing something good. I am only sorry we could only stay one night. Thanks for the great time. The Weisschadel's
4.2 on October 28, 2008
It was great to relax at the Grunberg Haus after staying in b&bs that were overstuffed with crystal and china. Grunberg Haus is comfortable but informal, a great place to stay up late reading, toast marshmallows in the fireplace, watch the birds outside the common room windows, and explore Vermont. The hosts are so nice. I had a room in the house but next time will book a cabin!
2.8 on October 18, 2008
Beautiful looking place in a very accessable neighbourhood. But very snoty owners. If you stay 10 mins beyond 11 am, they will come to your room and very rudely tell you to get out now, that too for 130 dollars a night. Three floors in the building and unless you are on the top floor, very hard to sleep as you can hear all the people walking and even talking above you. Breakfast was pancake eggs, it was good but I wished they had one more serving. I recommend staying only if you can get the top floor (remember you have to climb three floors, no elevator) and you dont care about a rude innkeeper if you stay 5 mins longer than 11 am.