Woodbridge is a privately owned, family business.
We have lived our adult lives travelling the world. We love finding special places, luxury hotels, boutique accommodation and romatic getaways. When not travelling, we have welcomed friends and family to share the beautiful places that we have called home. And all the while we have enjoyed the creativity of building and restoring property.
Woodbridge brings together these pleasures for us, and she has become our magnificent obsession! Similarly, our staff members are under Woodbridge’s spell, and this passion shows in everything they do.
We restored Heritage Listed Woodbridge in 2005, and she won 2005 Tasmanian and 2006 Australian HIA Restoration on the Year Awards. After much deliberation as to what her future should be, we decided that Woodbridge would offer beautiful accommodation as a boutique hotel. We started operating her as a Small Luxury Hotel of the World in 2007.
In 2009 our son was hit by a drunk driver in WA, and so, no sooner was Woodbridge on the Derwent operating, than it was closed down. Woodbridge was closed until the end of 2012, when we three returned to Tasmania.
To create one of Tasmania's finest accommodations, we have continued to travel the world to benchmark Woodbridge against some of the world's most outstanding properties. In 2014, just 2 seasons after we reopened, Woodbridge became Tasmania's first and only Accredited 5 Star Hotel.
Our vision for Woodbridge is to develop it as a highly successful business entity, which will ensure its survival long after we are out of the picture.
Woodbridge is a 'work in progress'. We invite you to share the journey.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you to Woodbridge.
Laurelle, John and Nils Grimley