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“Beautiful setting and gracious host.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emerson Guest House

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Emerson Guest House
Ranked #2 of 3 Vergennes B&B and Inns
Kearny, NJ
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“Beautiful setting and gracious host.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Emerson Guest House, which we chose since it was a short walk from the annual French-Canadian festival. We had delicious full breakfasts each morning, and there was a piano which we were welcomed to play. The host is a professional performer who entertained us with his fabulous singing. We stayed in the Meadow Room, which overlooks a huge back yard and is very quiet at night. The French-Canadian festival itself was much better than I expected, with a young accordion player from Burlington and a large Quebecois family where the youngest members had the most talent. There were also creative crafts for sale in the town green. The best nearby restaurant is the elegant Black Sheep Bistro.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristow, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2010

Let me just say, right off the bat, how welcoming the owner/manager Bill was. From the very moment my fiance and I entered the house, he made sure we felt like family. This did not decrease at any point in our stay. The house itself is beautiful, and our room (the meadows room) was looking out over the gorgeous back yard. We slept peacefully, without any noise interference aside from occasional floorboard creaking from another guest. (its an old house, so it was expected, and really wasn't annoying or loud) Breakfast was served between 8 and 9, though Bill was felxable according to the guests needs. Portions were generous, quality was excellent, and overall it was quite healthy. Overall, for the price paid and the experience of being there, it was a tremendous value. We especially recommend this place to travelers who like a real Family environment and enjoy breakfast with strangers, as all the guests sit around one large table in the morning. We will definately return on future trips to the area!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2008

Vergennes is a sleepy little place with an air of period charm about it, and this guest house is in keeping with that aura (although the lady at the Lake Champlain Museum - a must visit - assured us that it is a vibrant community with a lot going on). As the address implies, the Emerson is on Main Street, about 10 minutes walk from the "centre" (which includes the Black Sheep Bistro, which is everything the other reviews say it is). The room was quite the biggest we occupied in the whole trip, with polished wooden floor and original shutters, complete with a huge bed and en-suite bathroom/shower. The bad news is that it was at the front of the house so we listened to the trucks grind up the hill all night. But the welcome was warm, the place was clean and quiet (apart from the trucks) and Bill was quick to reserve us a table at the Black Sheep for dinner. Breakfast was hot, freshly cooked and generous. At about $125 per night for two including breakfast, the Emerson is fair value for money.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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chester1912, Owner at Emerson Guest House, responded to this review, 28 April 2013
I am just going over the reviews posted here for the 1st time, and would like to thank you for your honest feed back. Since 2008, we have had work done to sound proof the front of the house. It is much better. The Black Sheep Bistro remains a tourist attraction to this day!! We now have 2 new fabulous venues in town to eat! We appreciate your feedback in our efforts to do all that we can to make your stay a rememberable one!
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Additional Information about Emerson Guest House

Property: Emerson Guest House
Address: 82 Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491
Region: United States > Vermont > Vergennes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Vergennes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Emerson Guest House Vermont/Vergennes

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