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Thomas Mott Homestead
Ranked #2 of 3 Alburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Thomas Mott Homestead and left wishing we could have stayed longer. Our room was on the first floor with windows looking at the lake and a private bath. We were very comfortable. We loved sitting on the deck overlooking the lake and I spent some time in the sun room reading. Very relaxing!

Sue is wonderful. She is so accommodating and a great conversationalist. She asked us ahead of time what we would like for breakfast and that's what she prepared. The food was delicious and included homemade yogurt.

We definitely will return in the future!

Room Tip: Our first floor room was great. Very private and quiet. I can't speak to the other rooms as I...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We spent 3 idyllic days here! We stayed in the Ransom Bay Room--beautiful lake views, very private, with comfortable furnishings. The near-constant lake breeze was a delight even in July. We brought kayaks and were able to launch off of the front lawn. Wonderful biking opportunities abound. We did a beautiful circuit around Isle La Motte. We did an 11-mile loop in the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, replete with ospreys, eagles, and herons. Sue was a gracious host and very considerate. I'm gluten-free and she was able to accommodate my diet. Breakfasts were great--baked eggs, fresh-baked goods, and fruit salad. Our only complaint was that the well-water was heavily treated and left an after-taste in the morning coffee. When we pointed it out, though, Sue switched to bottled water and all was well. Would definitely come back!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We were here to do genealogy research in the nearby towns and chose to stay at this B&B. Our one regret was that we had planned to stay only one night. Our room was Ransom's Retreat and very clean and comfortable with a queen sized bed, small love seat, night stand, small table, and corner fireplace. There were even folding chairs and a small table to put out on the balcony, if we had chosen to do so. Our room had a private bath, complete with shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer. I was slightly concerned that there was no air conditioning (we're from the South and it is July), but with the cool breeze from the lake, we were quite comfortable. The soothing sounds of the waves on the beach were a wonderful plus. There is a large room downstairs that has a table where I was able to work on the computer (no wifi), an amply supplied bookshelf, as well as some board games/puzzles. There is, also, a lovely deck with a table and chairs. Breakfast was amazing. Sue had prepared stuffed French toast, sausage, cinnamon coffee cake, cut up watermelon, and homemade granola. All were delicious!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I first stayed at Thomas Mott for a mother daughter weekend a few years ago. The following year my husband and I booked a couples' time and August 2013 was our third year staying at the Thomas Mott B&B as a couple. We like to stay in a different room each visit and have found each room to have its own unique charm. The breakfast that Sue and Bob prepare are gourmet feasts. We typically order a dinner for a special relaxing evening at the inn, delicious! The location is ideally located on Lake Champlain and we enjoy exploring the many VT artisan shoppe's, antique stores, and spending a day shopping in Burlington and Shelburne. We also discovered a local 'Civil War' museum which was quite fascinating. Sitting by the lake in the Adirondack chairs reading and the gentle sound of the lake's waves in the evening is a great way to cap off an enjoyable day. We highly recommend Thomas Mott B&B.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This place marks the halfway point in the Champlain Bikeway loop. There's not much around. Sue, knowing we were on bikes, offered to make us dinner as well. The view of the lake from our bedroom was amazing. There are windows that wrap around two walls with the longest wall facing the lake. There was a storm that night and the show was just fantastic. Sue makes her own granola and yogurt and offers them along with a full breakfast. She made her garage available for our bikes. All in all - very accommodating and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

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.

Room Tip: Hero's View has wonderful view of the lake but is cramped and faces east -- the room gets very b...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Spent 2 nights, pretty location, fascinating house (some parts built 1835), nicely appointed. I stayed in a 2nd floor room with balcony, fire place, sofa with a wonderful view overlooking Lake Champlain. Sue was excellent and being available and answering questions about the area. Very comfortable setting, excellent breakfasts and a dinner made by Sue. A previous reviewer said no shampoo, but there was shampoo, lotion and a sewing kit. If you are in the area, I would recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Thomas Mott Homestead

Address: 63 Blue Rock Rd, Alburgh, VT 05440-4002
Region: United States > Vermont > Alburgh
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Alburgh
Price Range: £68 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Thomas Mott Homestead Alburgh, Vermont

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