No small inn sits closer to Lake Champlain than this serene spot, in business since 1891. Twenty-six rooms and suites feature amenities such as fireplaces and screened-porch hammocks. Fine and casual dining options include a new lakeside “Steamship Pier” bar and grille. Rates: from $125. Best Inn on the Islands-Yankee Magazine, May/June 2015Best Island GetawayThere’s no city on North Hero’s City Bay–little more than this cozy lakeside inn. Some of the 26 rooms and suites have private balconies and/or fireplaces; most offer splendid lake and mountain views.-Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012This 1891 home on North Hero Island boasts a well-appointed dining room serving terrific food, including locally raised beef and produce—but we prefer the patio or porch for cracker jack views of Lake Champlain and east to the Green Mountains on the mainland.-Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010
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