Fodor's Expert Review Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant
1002 Quarry Rd., Isle La Motte, Vermont, 05463, USA
Good food and splendid scenery make this off-the-beaten-path motel directly on Lake Champlain a great value. If you're looking for a inexpensive summer destination—to take in the scenery, canoe the lake, or go biking—this will do quite nicely. The lodge is on the rarely visited Isle La Motte. Guest rooms are very simple: bed, dresser, night table, and stenciled wall border. Owner-chef Mark Infante specializes in Italian pasta, fish, and meat dishes; there's alfresco seating that overlooks a lawn leading to the lakeshore. A full breakfast is included.
- inexpensive rates
- serene setting
- laid-back vibe
- rooms simple, not luxurious
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-May, Free breakfast