My parents and I went to Newport for a Jay Peak foot race and stayed 5 nights in the Little Gnesta with Ruth (and Phillip the adorable terrier). This place was truly perfect in every way. The house is an historic old Newport home that has been painstakingly restored with a touch of Swedish inspired decor. We felt at home the minute we walked in the door.
We reserved the 2 bedrooms upstairs, which gave us total privacy and 2 bathrooms for our use. The whole house is immaculate, and attention to detail was apparent throughout. This is not a run-of-the mill B and B, this was the kind of place you wanted to dig in and stay forever!
Ruth, our lovely host, made the most scrumptious breakfasts for us every morning, complete with homemade granola, fresh bread, fresh picked berries (by Ruth!) and an array of cheeses, honeys, jams, and the best French press coffee. Our fellow guests were all very friendly and we enjoyed our mornings meeting and visiting with new and interesting people.
This is the perfect place for a couple, or two couples traveling together. In our case, we had an adult family getaway in a place we felt most at home in and found the perfect balance of company and privacy.
Ruth was happy to give us tips on what to do, where to eat, and what to see. And she has the most incredible library of books for guest use which was a real pleasure.
If staying in Newport, this is your place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Swedish-inspired B & B on the isthmus that is downtown Newport, just steps from international Lake Memphremagog. Four simple, yet elegant rooms, combine Gustavian and Swedish-country design elements where you'll sleep "Scandinavian" with fluffy comforters atop queen-size Carpe Diem beds imported from Sweden. A simple buffet breakfast of crusty breads, granola, yogurt, meats and cheeses. Walk to dining and shopping. Free Wifi. Private baths. Bike trail along the lake to Quebec, Canada (6 miles) only two blocks away. Some French spoken. ... more less