Crisanver House

Crisanver House

1434 Crown Point Road
Shrewsbury, VT 05738
United States
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Toll Free (800) 492-8089 ; Local (802) 492-3589
Average rate/night $399
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Sophisticated country charm along with a memorable Vermont bed and breakfast experience awaits you: wonderful views, upscale country classic accommodations, delicious food & wine, attention to detail, and warm hospitality. This grand country retreat high on a hill just minutes off the highway, yet far from the everyday hubbub. Painstakingly appointed with excellent decor and design, antiques, luxury linens, oriental rugs, and original international artworks, this high quality boutique Inn/B&B (circa1806) has been completely renovated. Crisanver has a natural charm to unwind you with fresh air and stunning surroundings that please the senses.

A mini resort at 2000 feet with lovely gardens, bucolic meadows, and woodlands allows guests to walk our trails without leaving the property. Playing tennis, bocce or shuffleboard on our courts, relaxing at the pool, hiking and croquet are popular ways to enjoy an afternoon.

Acclaimed dining in our glass-enclosed conservatory surrounded by beautiful countryside with panoramic mountain/sunset views is a memorable experience. Soft candlelight compliments a select wine list from our 500-bottle wine cellar, either at a private table or en famille; and our kitchen prepares fresh local, organic and healthful meals, which have been described by one of our European guests as "food fit for the gods."

Bed & Breakfast Diamond Collection, Vermont's Register of Historic Buildings,1000 Places To See Before You Die in the USA and Canada, Trip Advisors' Certificate of Excellence. Join us at our Green Mountains bed and breakfast.

Select Registry member since 2005


  • Minimum Stay Required: Holidays, Peak Season
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly: Yes


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available

Food & Wine

Delicious and wonderful is how many of our guests describe the food at Crisanver.

Your chef while staying at this romantic Vermont bed and breakfast is owner Carol Calotta. Carol’s culinary expertise has grown from her youth in Georgia learning all that a Southern kitchen has to offer. Carol has further developed her skills in her travels and most recently in Sicily. Carol has extensive knowledge of the wines, cheeses and pastas of Italy and through the local Garden Club has also cultivated a love for the various species of Vermont wild mushrooms she can use to enhance her delicacies. All this knowledge and love of food she brings to her cooking – for your delight.

The menu changes daily, but you can be assured that you will be served only the freshest health giving ingredients. From our local farmer’s market we bring you the area’s daily harvest, something you will appreciate when you experience one of her savory specialties such as the gourmet country breakfasts, fresh baked biscotti in the afternoon or a fabulous fruit cobbler for dessert.

We pride ourselves in offering you the best, whether it’s fresh fruit or orange juice in the morning, hot from our oven popovers, brewed rich coffee or fragrant tea after a scrumptious meal. Your dinner service features candlelight, Wedgewood China, crystal, linens and fresh flowers. You are sure to enjoy you dining experience at Crisanver House.

Begin your day with one of our eye opening gourmet country breakfasts. It may be flapjacks (pumpkin, rum raisin, blueberry, cranberry walnut, banana pecan, etc) or one of a variety of farm fresh egg dishes such as frittata, huevos rancheros, etc, McCann Irish oatmeal, Swiss Familia topped with fresh fruit, Belgian Waffles with ice cream and/or Strawberries, all with baked Turkey Bacon or maple flavored breakfast sausage. In addition there is fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, freshly made fruit salad, fresh pineapple, melon or baked Vermont apples with home baked bread, muffins or scones---all complimented by freshly brewed green Mountain French Roast Coffee or gourmet teas.
Afternoon tea with a home baked biscotti or cookies, fresh lemonade, soft drink or hot chocolate depending on the season is always a treat.

Dinner, always special particularly at sunset, with table linens, candlelight, English china, sterling flatware, crystal glasses, an arrangement of fresh flowers in season.

The menu of the day set by the chef is prepared with fresh ingredients and includes one of a variety of green salads, whole wheat or multi grain breads, homemade soups, entree and the chef’s dessert of the day. The chef’s soups prepared in season include Curried Butternut Squash, Pasta Fagioli, French Onion Gratinee’, Escarole with Cannellini, Gazpacho or Melon.

The entrée maybe fish, fowl, or low fat prime meats, such as Black Angus beef or beef tenderloin with fresh Vermont produce. The entrees could be Mama’s Garlic Roasted Chicken (an Inn favorite), Marinated Pork Tenderloin grilled and served with the house applesauce, Flank Steak a la Mediterraneo, or Salmon Balsimico.

Our Chef’s desserts include many Fruit Pies, Cobblers, Tartin’s, Poached Pears w’ Crème Anglaise, Double Chocolate Brownies w’ Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. An Inn favorite is Ben & Jerry’s ice cream topped with Amarena Cherries from Italy. In Season fresh fruit is always available.

In warmer weather you may dine “alfresco” on the porch enjoying panoramic mountain views and sunsets. A private room for dining is also available for parties up to ten.

Espresso, Cappuccino may also accompany your dessert selection.

Dietary meals are prepared, with advance notice, to your needs.

Dinner reservations at the Inn are required.

We are also pleased to assist you in selecting one of the areas many fine and varied restaurants. We maintain a book of their menus for guest convenience and can make your reservations.

Bon Appetite!

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal, Set Times, Flexible Times
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Picnics Available, Room Service
  • Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
  • Restaurant on Premises: Limited to overnight guests
  • Pub/Tavern on Premises: Limited to overnight guests
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Rooms & Suites

The comforts of home with exceptional hospitality.

Our establishment has eight guestrooms comprised of deluxe guest rooms, three suites and cottages. Each is named after a mountain peak viewed from the Inn, appointed in individual charming country elegance, and offers king, queen or twin beds with private bath. We offer special touches like daily newspapers (Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Rutland Herald), a selection of books, magazines, CD’s, European amenities, early morning fresh brewed coffee, and WiFi throughout.


Feature temperature balance control in all frameless glass enclosed showers, two snuggly bathrobes, sound insulated walls, private baths, goose down comforters and pillows, Clock/radio/CD player, hairdryers, individual baseboard thermostat, a selection of novels, magazines and European amenities.

Recently completed, these rooms with queen or king beds, trump our classic guest rooms with elegant detail for your utmost comfort and delight, from the cathedral ceilings and century old columns/beams, inlaid oriental rugs, large luxurious tumble stone marble baths with radiant heat marble floors, his and hers sinks, ceiling fans, British heated towel bars, cast iron Kohler Jacuzzi tubs, separate private toilets, rainfall showers, fine linens, to the fireplaces with seating arrangements, kitchenette in one cottage, DVD Hi DEF TV and sundeck with a gorgeous view of the mountains and sunsets, you are sure to enjoy.

Each of the rooms is decorated with country elegance and graced with original art and antiques, yet each has its own distinctive décor and personality.

  • Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites
  • # Rooms: 8
  • Beds: Twin, Queen, King
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Refrigerators, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards
  • Entertainment: DVD/Blu-Ray Players, Music Library, Video Library
  • Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite
  • Inn Amenities: Pool, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, GLBT Friendly, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Limited Spa Services, Wine/Spirits available

Location Type

  • Location Type: Rural, Mountains

Weddings & Events

Crisanver House - The Perfect Place for a Vermont Barn Wedding

Crisanver is like no other for a classic country wedding with one of the most stunning mountain views Vermont has to offer blending natural beauty with superb facilities only moments off the highway. Delight in everything from comfortable and elegant accommodations to a magnificent reception in the Millennium Barn.

A Grand Country Wedding

The Millennium Barn, constructed for weddings, accommodates up to 150 guests for dining and dancing.
This recently built wedding venue with a backup generator assures a wonderful reception and peace of mind regardless of the weather.
An expansive deck offers spectacular views where guests can enjoy cocktails, fresh mountain breezes and magnificent sunsets. The extensive verdant lawns and beautiful gardens make for a lovely stroll.

An Intimate Romantic Wedding

A classic country inn seating up to 32 for a one of a kind very special occasion
A space filled with character to create your own unique atmosphere
Sunbathed airy conservatory surrounded by an inviting deck, lush gardens and landscaping
Customized dinner reception


Over ten years experience assisting in planning and selecting the best sources-florists, photographers, cake bakers,caterers, music, massage therapists, hair stylists and more for that special wedding.
120 acres of magnificent countryside exclusively for your wedding
Amenities include Pool, Tennis, Bocce, Shuffleboard, Pond, Hiking Trails, Gift Shop for your guests enjoyment
A non smoking Inn
Ideal for your bridal shower and rehearsal dinner

  • Weddings & Events Capacity: 100-199
  • Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement
  • Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant
  • Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
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Business Travel & Events

Crisanver House offers boutique facilities that are perfect for conferences, workshops and get togethers. The privacy and peace afforded by our 120 acre resort is the ideal setting.

For a focused meeting where participants are free from distractions and interruption, a creative meeting, brainstorming, a strategic review, or a day of watercolor, rug hooking, or catching up with family at your reunion…the setting is unmatched.

We can accommodate smaller events with more intimate rooms in the main house, and for larger events from May to September we can host up to 60 attendees in our recently constructed spacious Millennium Barn.

Our nine guestrooms and suites accommodate up to 20, and with additional lodging in nearby inns and hotels, there are plenty of rooms close by for the rest of the party.

Any event is enhanced with splendid dining, for which Crisanver House is experienced and well regarded. Meals, refreshments, and opening reception are customized to fit your budget and any dietary restrictions.

All of the inn’s facilities and recreation are available for your enjoyment and relaxation. One can enjoy our heated swimming pool, tennis court, hiking trails, snow-shoeing, yoga classes and reflexology sessions. If you are building in time for the group to explore the locale there are plenty of seasonal activities at Crisanver, and also a listing of area events for you to choose from.

For your convenience wireless internet, light printing and faxing facilities, projection screen and presentation board are available.

Please call us for further information.

  • Banquet Seating: 150
  • Reception Seating: 150
  • Max Capacity Outdoor: unlimited
  • Max Capacity Theater: 150
  • Max Capacity Classroom: 150
  • Max Capacity Boardroom: 10
  • Business Travel & Events Max Capacity: 150
  • Total Rooms Sq Footage: 3000
  • Total Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Meeting Facilities: Indoor
  • Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering
  • Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social