Jumponit Vermont provided the opportunity to visit the historically charming and picturesque North Hero House Inn and Restaurant.
It is easily accessible from Route 7 or I-89, exit 17, through the lovely countryside to 3643 US Rural Route 2, North Hero Village, the Champlain Islands, Vermont.
The off season package included a one night stay in a lake view room, a bottle of wine, and a gift certificate toward a massage or a boat tour and breakfast for two all for $99!
Please see the slideshow to discover the stunning views towards the Inner Seaway of Lake Champlain , the Champlain Islands, and the well-appointed areas to dine and relax at the inn.
The Hazen Room, was my first choice, a lake view queen size bedroom in the Homestead building.
If I never left the porch and stayed in hammock my entire visit, the gorgeous view would have been well worth it.
For the complimentary wine, there was a choice of a house white or red to enjoy with your meal or in your room.
The chardonnay was forgettable, but interestingly, it was the highest price item on the bill at $24.
Had I been paying for the wine, this is examiner would have chosen one of the Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand.
This examiner is reminded of a quote “Restaurants with a spectacular view or attraction, quite often have only average cuisine.”
The appetizer, grilled shrimp bruschetta, had too many seasonings going on at once, and easily overpowered the cooked to perfection shrimp.
The pub fare, a fabulous lobster roll, with red pepper aioli, coleslaw and fries was everything you would want at summer spot by the water.
The red pepper aioli was what turned a typical tartar sauce into something special.
The only thing about the heavenly, tart, local rhubarb crisp with the sweet Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream, was that it was described as strawberry rhubarb crisp. This examiner found one strawberry.
The following morning this examiner opted for the boat tour on Driftwood Tours with Captain Holly Poulin, phone 802-373-0022.
With the Jumponit Vermont package the boat tour was only $5. Captain Holly was the hidden gem in this whole experience.
She was able to share her knowledge of not only homes located on the islands, but of the history of the North Hero House, as well.
This examiner recommends the North Hero House for its hospitality and pub fare, but cautions the slow service and the cleanliness of the rooms.
The two staff members who gave excellent, friendly and courteous service were Tory and Jackie!
Thank you for a great visit.
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