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South Hero / Grand Isle B&B's

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South Hero / Grand Isle B&B's

Can anyone who has stayed at them comment on any inns or B&B's on South Hero or Grand Isle?

My wife and I stayed at the Ferry Watch Inn a few days last summer and found it very pleasant, no complaints whatsoever, but we'll be back in the area this August with another couple and would like to know what other options are available.

We are avid road cyclists, which is the main reason we adore the Hero Islands; also their proximity to Burlington for pleasant evening activities. Swimming on premises is also a plus.

We also like fancy breakfasts; Ferry Watch's were perfectly OK but not gourmet.

We agree whole-heartedly with a recent post that lauded The Blue Paddle, provided Phoebe is running the kitchen.

Thanks in advance!

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The only lodging I can think of is farther away from Burlington in North Hero. They are Shore Acres and North Hero House. Will be interested to see if there are any other possibilities.

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OK, well, we ended up spending the first week of August at the Kelsey House at Adams Landing, which is a separate (attached building) part of the Adams Landing B&B.

We had another couple with us the first 3 days, then our (grown-up) daughter replaced them for the remainder of the week.

Just as with the Ferry Watch Inn, we had no complaints whatsoever.

Our hosts were gracious and helpful, the buildings and grounds were quiet, comfortable, well-appointed and beautiful, and we did our own cooking so the breakfasts were as gourmet as we felt like making them. The on-premise swimming was great, because there is a float available for sunning and diving. We used the available kayaks to get out to the float, rather than swim through the seaweed that's occasionally between it and the dock.

Since we were doing a lot of our own cooking, we made heavier use than previously of the A&B market which is 8 minutes from the B&B. It had lots of local berries, breads, and wines, and otherwise was stocked with everything we needed... and we're pretty picky. There are also farmer's markets several times per week in the Hero Islands at which we bought local veggies and other products.

East Shore Winery is back in operation after being disabled by an ice storm a couple winters ago. Their wines are excellent. This makes two outstanding wineries in the Hero Islands; Snow Farm's wines are also very good. You can taste East Shore's wines at the farmer's markets, and Snow Farm's at their winery on South Hero.

We again visited the Blue Paddle (twice). Phoebe was running the kitchen, and our dinners were very good.

Hero Island cycling continues to be the best rural-but-paved cycling I've ever found. Isle La Mott in particular is a road-biker's paradise.

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Glad you had a great trip and to know of your new B&B. In comparison, would you recommend one B&B over the other and if so, why? Thanks.

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