Inspiriting, Nourishing, Serene, Peaceful, Idyllic, Relaxing, Impressive, Notable, Glorious... in every way INSPIRING.
We had notified the innkeepers in advance that we would be arriving later than the appointed time and, thus, found a colorfully-decorated envelope waiting for us with instructions enclosed. The note directed us to our room and to other places where we might find useful information. While waiting for Tom to wash up, I sat outside in one of two Adirondack chairs on our private deck overlooking the side/front yard, meadow beyond that, and park across the road. Watching the birds dart back and forth was the perfect way to begin to unwind/relax, though dark clouds loomed and threatened to spill the rain the weather forecasters had been calling for all day. After leaving our bags in our room (The Weaver, on the main floor), we wandered out to explore the lodge... quietly tiptoeing like mice so as not to disturb this quiet, magical place. Finding only one or two cars in the parking area, we assumed other guests had headed into town to find supper and set off to do the same. Upon returning later, we found a full parking area, a young couple looking through books in the sitting area, and others sitting in the screened-in gazebo rocking and chatting quietly on what had turned out to be a beautiful evening. Tired after a long day of exploring Grand Isle, Burlington, Rouses Point, North Hero, St. Albans, Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge and all of the pretty little towns, we showered quickly and fell into bed.
We were the first to find the dining room the next morning. There, we were greeted warmly by Karen who showed us the menu options and encouraged coffee and a selection of juices. Having been gently wakened by birds, I asked her about the big, black cat that wandered by our glass doors that morning... "Frisky," she smiled. By the sight of him, I could tell he may have been more interested in the meadow mice and darting birds but something told me he was well-fed by our innkeepers. Creston stuck his head out of the kitchen and greeted us just then. Others began to arrive just as we finished deciding between omelet (egg, mushrooms, poblano peppers, cheese and a delightful sauce) and pancakes (cinnamon-strawberry with real maple syrup)... GREAT choices... and completely made-from-scratch-fresh-everything... I had the omelet and Tom had the cakes. Watching Angus, the dog, outside lolling loosely in the back yard made me wish I could stay for a week. A month. A year. We will definitely return to this heavenly lodge. Thank you, Creston and Karen!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy our log style bed and breakfast. Surrounded by Point Au Roche State Park and walking distance to Lake Champlain and 12 miles of hiking trails. Located 15 minutes outside of Plattsburgh and within 60 mins of Montreal, Lake Placid and Burlington. ... more less
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