Trout River Sitting Area
One of the most enchanting features of our country inn is the riverbank sitting area on the Trout River. A book, a glass of wine, and the river’s murmur will cure many an ill from an over-stressed urban lifestyle.
From the Main Inn, walk along a charming path to the River House, where you first begin to hear the river splashing over stones. We’ve arranged Adirondack chairs for relaxing and created a fire pit for those who wish to build a campfire – you’ll find plenty of fire wood on hand. Ask at the Main Inn, and we can also provide all the “fixings” for smores.
Our River House Suites are located “on the river”, so if you find the sounds of flowing water and crickets relaxing, you may want to choose one of these suites for your stay. Even if you decide to stay in the Main House or the Carriage House, you can still enjoy our sitting area on the Trout River, as this area is available to all guests.
About the Trout River
The Trout River and nearby Missisquoi River are two of Northern Vermont’s most cherished and pristine waterways. Throughout Vermont’s early history, these rivers enriched the farmland in the area, as well as provided sources of power for the booming lumber trade. One early and ambitious historical gazetteer, Hayward’s New England Gazetteer of 1839, describes the Trout River as an important waterway not only for Montgomery, but for the surrounding countryside as well:
“Franklin county. This river is formed in Montgomery, by several branches; it runs in a N.W. direction and falls into the Missisque on the border of Enosburgh and Berkshire. This is a good mill stream, and with its tributaries, fertilizes considerable tracts of country.” – From Hayward’s New England Gazetteer of 1839