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Grand Isle Lake House

P.O. Box 1144, Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 372-5024
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Oct 7, 2014
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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful venues you can imagine for a wedding. Sadly, when I was here, it was raining but still we had a great time. I spent the night at the lakehouse and the next morning I was able to experience the beauty first hand. During breakfast I took my coffee outside and sat in the... More

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New England - USA
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232 reviews 232 reviews
79 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This wonderful, nostalgic property has lived at least three lives. Once upon a time beginning with its construction in 1903 this was a grand old hotel, then a girls' summer camp, and now a lovely Vermont Inn where events such as weddings, corporate retreats, wine tastings, etc. are held. I spent many wonderful summers at this location when I was... More

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New England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A nostalgic turn of the century hotel carefully preserved for use as a wedding venue. FABULOUS food and service. Best wedding I've attended, hands down.

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Historical and lovely. Went to a wedding here: everything was perfect: food top notch (I'm an ex-chef) the staff worked like crazy, but invisibly so the day just flowed. A wonderful place.

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Burlington, Vermont
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Gorgeous mountain views on the lake. GILH offers a memorable event with really relaxing atmosphere. It feels like visiting family. I think it was pricey for what we were wanting. Ultimately, my daughter chose Basin Harbor for her wedding with so many people traveling from out of state and country.

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is the place to rock in your rocking chair, and soak in the history of Vermont. Beautifully restored hotel.

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Underhill, VT
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

a lovely spot , if it's not windy! visually, the whole picture will be with you awhile....food delicious....

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Washington DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed here for two nights for a wedding. It was definitely an experience! The house is an enormous historic property, with all that comes with it. The biggest challenge was the lack of air conditioning, on some 90 degree days. We had a hard time sleeping, even with every window open and fans going. Very convenient to have our... More

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Montgomery Center, Vermont
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Gosh I wish this place had air conditioning. I would go back in a heartbeat. But, with no AC and with Vermont summers usually in the high 80's to mid 90's, this was a very uncomfortable night. Room was spotless, the shared baths were always available, and the managers were very nice. I just think people need to be warned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011 via mobile

We got married there and location and views were spectacular!

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