The Karlhubers Celebrate 27 Years of Innkeeping at the Snowed Inn

Fall 2011

Contact: Jeanne Karlhuber

The Karlhubers Celebrate 27 Years of Innkeeping at the Snowed Inn

KILLINGTON, Vt.—In February 1984, Manfred and Jeanne Karlhuber made a lifestyle change, moving from Medford, New Jersey to Killington to purchase the Snowed Inn, a small nondescript four room guest house of the 1960s vintage. Salzburg, Austria native Manfred and New Jersey-born Jeanne, didn’t have a clear vision as to what their new property would ultimately become, but as they raised their two children, hosted hundreds of guests, invested countless hours of hard work, and made a few sacrifices along the way, the Karlhubers transformed the Snowed Inn into one of the most popular bed and breakfast inns in Killington today.

Consistently expanding, upgrading and improving the structural and aesthetic parts of the inn (five rooms were redecorated just this year), the Karlhuber’s son, Tom, who is now an architect, created the design plans for the expansion and redesign of the front facade of the inn in 1996. A family affair still to this day, to help spread the word about the Inn, their daughter Kerstin, a filmmaker, created the Inn’s video montage as well as its Facebook page.

Renovations in recent years also have included upgrading and redecorating rooms, adding fireplaces and two-person Jacuzzi tubs, ceramic tiling, and other amenities.

Here is just a glimpse at the history and timeline since 1984 to the present:

1984 Karlhubers purchase the four-room guesthouse known as the Snowed Inn.

1986-1988 Several major construction projects expand the inn to 19 rooms.

1988 New outdoor spa/hot tub is built on the backyard deck, hidden amongst the wooded forest

1996 Inn undergoes a complete redesign and extension of the front of the building using the designs from son, Tom, a graduate of the University of Virginia and later the Harvard School of Design.

1998 Jeanne convinces Manfred to expand back deck and add a beautiful gazebo.

1998 The Weather Channel films several special segments from the Inn.

2000 Manfred creates the Wacky Winter Games.

2000 Snowed Inn featured in the Improper Bostonian

2001 Snowed Inn featured in the New York Times.

2001 Snowed Inn takes first prize in the Killington White Lights competition

2005 Jim Gasco becomes the assistant innkeeper.

2005 1500 square foot two bedroom, two bath suite added to room inventory.

2005 Inn featured in the Montreal Gazette

2009 Jim, the assistant innkeeper, creates Rosie the Raccoon and her babies, a giant hay sculpture as part of Killington’s Fall Hay Festival.

2010 Manfred is prominently featured in “Ski Vermont Magazine.”

2011 Inn is featured in an article in the Boston Herald

Over the years, Jeanne and Manfred have developed a following, many of whom have become cherished friends, and literally come from all corners of the world. Whether it’s small weddings or civil unions, quiet rehearsal picnics, corporate retreats, spiritual workshops, or other unique gatherings, the Snowed Inn is known for its charm and welcoming appeal.

The Snowed Inn is a small, hotel-style country inn tucked away in a quiet, woodland setting just off of Killington Road. Family-owned and operated by Manfred and Jeanne Karlhuber, the Snowed Inn is a classic AAA 3-Diamond rated lodging property with a variety of room types, all with private bath and wireless Internet access. From standard rooms with one, two or three beds, to deluxe rooms with fireplace and/or Jacuzzi tub and even some with a living rooms and kitchen/dining area, staying at the Snowed Inn is intimate yet provides the modern conveniences and amenities just steps away from the front door. A year-round outdoor spa with hot tub is nestled in the woods off the back deck, or guests can sit and share stories of their day in the common living room area.

The Inn is located just a short drive up the Killington access road, to Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East. The resort plans to open for the winter season in early November but guests should visit for the latest updates and conditions.


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