Travel to Vermont and enjoy New England lodging in the Vermont countryside with short drives to great dining, wonderful mountain views, and a wide range of activities.
The Grünberg Haus bed and breakfast inn is located in the Green Mountains of north central Vermont. We're three miles south of the village of Waterbury, and about mid-way between the two famous resort areas of Stowe, Sugarbush (the Mad River Valley including the villages of Waitsfield and Warren), Mad River Glen ("Ski It If You Can"), and local favorite Bolton Valley. All are within 15 miles and easy to get to from our convenient central location.
We're also about 12 miles north of the Vermont state capital of Montpelier, and about 30 miles southeast of Burlington and Lake Champlain, an easy trip on scenic Interstate highway 89.
We are ideally located for day trips to New York's Adirondack region (1.5 hours), New Hampshire's White Mountains (1.5 hours) and Montreal (2.5 hours).
We offer lodging near Vermont's most popular attractions including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory and tours, Cabot Cheese Outlet, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Cold Hollow Cider Mill - all within a few minutes drive.
Directions - We recommend you print or download these directions and bring them with you even if you have GPS. Using GPS navigation works fine most of the time but it won't tell you which building to go to when you arrive and we have had experience with some guests getting misdirected or losing the GPS signal so we suggest bringing these directions for back up. This is especially true if you drive at night. It gets very dark here and there are few road signs. Cell phone coverage in Vermont is spotty. Some local bridges and roads are closed in winter and some are undergoing repairs but the directions below will keep you clear of them. These directions are especially important if you are arriving after 11:00 at night so you won't have to call and wake us to get directions.
If you have GPS, here are the coordinates according to geocode.com (yours may vary from this):
The street address is 94 Pine Street, Waterbury VT.
From Interstate 89, take exit 10 (Waterbury-Stowe) and turn onto Route 100 South to Waterbury. Continue on Route 100 through the town and then watch carefully for the right turn that Route 100 takes about 100 yards after crossing a bridge over a river (“Snowfire” car dealership will be on your right at the intersection). Take that right turn to stay on Route 100 and go exactly three miles. Look for our large green and white sign on the left. Turn left into the driveway. The driveway forks about 75 feet from the road - just bear left and come up the small hill. If there is snow on the hill, do not come up slowly, and be sure to keep your momentum all the way up until you reach the flat area at the top. At the top, make a U-turn into the parking lot on the right. The inn is the three story building in front of you with the red door and brass numerals, "94" next to the door. In daylight, you will see a "Wilkommen" sign over the door. If you are flying here in winter, we definitely recommend renting a four wheel drive vehicle.
Check-in time is any time after 3:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.
Directions from the Burlington airport
After exiting the airport, turn left onto Airport Road and proceed about one minute to the traffic light. Turn right onto Williston Road, Route 2. Go about one mile and watch for the right turn you must take after passing over the highway. Follow that ramp onto Interstate highway 89, southbound. Note: this intersection on Williston Road is poorly designed and you have to pay very close attention to the lane you are in. At the traffic light just before passing over the highway (Shell gas station on the left), you should not be in the lane on the far right – it exits onto I-89 northbound. You should be in the adjoining lane to the left but no other lane (there are two left turning lanes that you do not want to be in). However, after you pass the ramp leading to I-89 northbound, you must then get over quickly to the right lane and take the ramp onto southbound I-89. This is a problem because of traffic coming up another ramp on the right side at the same time.
You are getting on Interstate highway 89 at Exit 14 and you will be driving about 30 miles south to Exit 10.
Directions from Albany and Rutland
There are many routes you can take from Albany. This one is very scenic. Much of it is along Vermont Route 100, which is often included in the Top 10 scenic roads in the country by various travel, automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle magazines and books.
From Albany, take Interstate 87 north to exit 20, Route 149. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. There are lots of outlet stores here (Polo, Hilfiger, etc.) if you would like to do some shopping. Watch for the right turn that 149 takes just past the shopping area. Go east on 149 to Fort Ann and turn left (north) on Route 4. Take Route 4 through Whitehall and Fair Haven to Rutland. In Rutland, Routes 4 and 7 run together through the town before splitting on the north side of town. Continue on Route 4 to Route 100, which is just a little past the Pico ski area but before you get to Killington ski area. This left turn is just after going down a long hill and is difficult to see especially at night.
Turn left (north) onto Route 100. About ten miles later, watch for the “Y” intersection with Route 107 and bear left to stay on Route 100. Site seeing note: about 2.5 miles past Granville is Moss Glen Falls on your left - a parking area is just past the falls also on the left. It's worth a stop and it's a good place for a photo.
Warning: watch for moose in the marshy areas alongside the road north of the waterfalls. They are not afraid of cars and will walk in front of one without hesitation. They're very tall and some can weigh more than a thousand pounds. If you see one, pull off the road if you would like but stay in your car and be ready to drive away quickly. Moose are usually docile but they are wild animals and are unpredictable especially if their offspring are nearby or it is mating season.
Continue north on Route 100. Watch your speed when going through Waitsfield - it is often patrolled with speed radar. About four miles north of Waitsfield, watch carefully for the left turn that Route 100 takes. (Route 100 B continues straight.) Turn left to stay on Route 100. We are about four miles north of that turn. Watch for an Irving gas station (Duxbury Country Store) and then a miniature golf course on your right.
About a tenth of a mile past the miniature golf, Route 100 takes a left bend and our driveway comes up quickly on the right. Look for our large green and white sign. Turn right in front of the sign into our driveway. The driveway forks about 100 feet from the road - just bear left and come up the hill. If there is snow on the hill, do not come up slowly, and be sure to keep your momentum all the way up until you reach the flat area at the top. At the top, make a U-turn into the parking lot on the right. The inn is the three story building in front of you with the red door and brass numerals, "94" next to the door. In daylight, you will see a "Wilkommen" sign over the door. If you are flying here in winter, we definitely recommend renting a four wheel drive vehicle.
The drive from Albany takes about 3 ¼ hours.
Check-in time is any time after 3:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.