We almost stayed at North Hero house but decided it looked cramped and run down in the photos, and a bit overpriced.
The best part about the house is the view over Lake Champlain. We got the room with the balcony overlooking the lake, although we mostly spent time in the Adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking the water. There are other pretty areas on the outside of the property to enjoy also. Wonderfully peaceful.
The innkeepers were super friendly, and we were highly entertained at breakfast by tales from the innkeepers as well as the other guests.
Everyone seemed to be having a great time...this seems to be a favorite with cyclists and other "outdoorsy" people. There is also a lot of history (revolutionary war era) in the area.
Alberg, however, is really out of the way from everything (except the Canadian border). That's a plus as far as crowds, but it does mean that there is a 20 minute drive to any restaurant.
We also definitely picked the wrong room...for my tastes, anyway. It was very cramped, being in an attic space. There was no storage to speak of, no closet (just pegs on the wall at the small entryway). Those fabulous sliding glass doors to the balcony turned out to be not so fabulous at night. The standard screen grid let small (thankfully non-biting) bugs into the room. As there were neither A/C nor windows, the only way to be comfortable was to keep the sliding glass door open. (The small waves on the lake were wonderful to hear though). There is a thin curtain on these doors which means we were blasted with sun at dawn. The bathroom was also small, with a very small shower. The shower head was not attached to the wall so I couldn't direct the spray head. The bathroom was done in 80's hyperfloral wallpaper (olive and pink) and we were provided with towels that were hot pink and lime green. Wow! This room is called "Hero's View", and I guess I'm not brave enough to stay in this room again.
I think the other rooms do not have these issues but did not go poking around to see for sure.
On the other hand...we saved $80 a night staying here over North Hero House's lakefront rooms, plus we had a great breakfast.
Bottom line I would recommend this with reservations.
- Also Known As:
- Thomas Mott Homestead Alburgh, Vermont