Ruthcliffe is one of those very special treasured finds that you don't really want to tell too many others about for fear that there won't be room for you next time around. After several annual Summer cycling visits, Mark and Kathy have become friends and we certainly feel like family whenever we return. The six motel rooms (B&B basis) are simple, clean and comfortable and the view is extraordinary. Scattered Adirondack chairs to sit, relax and read on the lawn while enjoying the view or simply sipping some chilled wine on the deck before dinner is recommended. The topper though is Mark's amazing food. Good wholesome soups, a memorable salad vinaigrette and main items generally with an Italian base, many offering a seafood angle and with an adequate selection of matching wines. Boats can also dock as sailors dine. Oh, and don't forget the Vermont breakfast, copious enough to gear you up for whatever outdoor activity you might have planned for the day. The same lodge staff return every season and each makes the place homely. Shout out too to our good ole hairy pal Bosco (probably off chasing skunks in his dreams)... as no lodge is complete without a "hound" to welcome you or to whimper as you depart.
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