We were very happy with our stay at the beautiful Grey Gables Mansion on July 12-14. It is a lovely, well-maintained property with impeccable hosts Deb and Tim Green and their excellent dog, Heinz. We arrived in the late afternoon on Saturday and were greeted by Deb when we entered. She showed us our room and Tim arrived home shortly thereafter and helped us get settled in.
Our room was a double with a private bath. The room had air conditioning and a ceiling fan which were very welcome since it was over 90 degrees every day that we were there. There is a beautiful wrap around porch on the front of the house facing the river where we sat each evening relaxing with the wine and cheese that we brought. Tim was the breakfast cook and the meals that he prepared were fresh and tasty. Each breakfast had fresh cut fruit, yogurt, muffins, and then a varied main course including pancakes, omlets and french toast. All nicely prepared, nicely served, and very tasty.
Our trip to Richford was recreational for kayaking and hiking, both of which are plentiful and very close by. We stayed at the Grey Gables three nights to give two full days of recreation.
We were steered to the Grey Gables by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail association. It was a great find. The Missisquoi river flowed through the park directly across the street from the inn. We carried our kayaks across the road and were able to embark on an unimpeded 15 mile trip downstream to Enosburg Falls. We also hiked the Long Trail over Jay Peak one day which is a moderately challenging, but friendly hike. Grey Gables was very reasonably priced which would also make it an excellent alternative to the Jay Peak expensive condos and townhouses for skiers and golfers.
There is very little to Richford, but we were able to travel about 10 miles to Montgomery for some good dinner choices. Tim is heavily involved in some economic development efforts in Richford to try to stimulate commerce and jobs in the town. The countryside immediately around Richford is mostly dairy farms. A little farther east are the Green Mountains and the ski resort of Jay Peak.
Nice place and we would return.
- Also Known As:
- Grey Gables Mansion Richford