Ferry Watch Inn

121 West Shore Road , Grand Isle, VT 05458 USA (Show map)


Ferry Watch Inn is an intimate Vermont lakeside Bed & Breakfast located in beautiful Grand Ilse. The house is an historical Vermont farmhouse filled with wonderful antiques situated on a 3 1/2 acre peninsula. Savor a fabulous Vermont country breakfast while watching the Lake Champlain Ferries ply the crossing between Vermont and New York. You can enjoy magnificent sunsets on the spacious deck overlooking the Adirondak Mountains of New York and historical Lake Champlain. Located close to Burlington,Vt.,Plattsburgh N.Y., and Montreal Quebec Canada, the Ferry Watch Inn is central to many attractions. We have a huge barn that can host weddings and other events. Call for details.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Ferry Watch Inn

4.8 on August 01, 2013

Wow! What a delightful experience! Charming place to stay. Home feel indeed. Outstanding scenery. Would like to return as soon a spossible. Owners are super too!

Surpassed our expectations

5 on July 12, 2013

What started out to be a vacation to include the Island AND Burlington ended up being just an Island vacation! Troy and Janet couldn't have been nicer hosts - their home is meticulous, the views our awe-inspiring and the breakfasts couldn't have been tastier! Their suggestion for dinner at the North Hero Inn and Restaurant was perfect and we ended up eating dinner two nights there instead of one. We are already planning our next summer vacation at the Ferry Watch Inn for next summer and hoping to bring our friends. We highly recommend this B&B to anyone who is looking for a perfect getaway and some excellent biking!

Our recent stay at the Ferry Watch Inn

5 on June 17, 2013

Where to begin, okay I'll start with the drive up to Grand Isle, picturesque. Once you exit off of I-89 the landscape changes the further north you go, mile by mile you start to anticipate that something very nice is awaiting your arrival. Grand Isle did not disappoint in any way, shape or form. Driving into the entrance of the Inn, you get glimpses of some mighty nice water views. The grounds are beautiful, flower beds, small pond with waterfall, barn and other outbuildings only add to your anticipation of what is in store once you step inside the front door. There aren't many words to describe the 'eye candy' of a lovely decorating scheme, with nice touches everywhere you look. You are welcomed by Janet and Troy who make you feel at home immediately. Our chats with the owners over our two and half day stay were funny, thoughtful and comfortable. Our room with private bath, just as the rest of the Inn is immaculate and I must add that all of the accommodations have beautiful views of Lake Champlain . The bed provided an easy sleeping night for two people who suffer with back issues. The country breakfast on both mornings-delicious. One can stay on the grounds to enjoy the scenery up to and including the crossing of the nearby ferries which goes back and forth from Grand Isle to Plattsburgh, NY, or the loons diving for fish, or the sailboats tacking back and forth on Lake Champlain and be very satisfied, but we chose to wander around the quaint little towns. The innkeepers recommended a handful of good places to dine in the area. We chose two fine dining restaurants that served great food. If you need time away from your daily grind we highly recommend the Ferry Watch Inn. Please send our best to Janet and Troy. Trust me, you will not be disappointed for choosing this particular Inn or location.

Anniversary Getaway: TIP-TOP

5 on July 09, 2011

This week my husband surprised me with a surprise water view getaway on Grande Isle in Vermont. Janet & Troy Wert were our superb hosts at their Ferry Watch Inn on park-like garden setting facing Lake Champlain. Our spacious BR with private bath overlooked the western grounds where flowerbeds, architectural elements, shade trees, birds and the Lake competed for Most Charming View. We watched a particularly spectacular sunset from our Adirondack chairs while listening to the water lapping at the shore and timing the ferries (every 12 minutes.) Fine dining was readily available nearby, and dine we did with Troy's recommendations. Janet's breakfast menu offered many delicious choices including farm fresh raspberries. We recommend her spicy peppered omelette -- but her French toast is great, too. We appreciated the peaceful and private setting, quiet room, nighttime breezes. Janet and Troy have attended to every detail and anticipated every guest's needs. Ferry Watch Inn is a treasure. Relax & enjoy!

A Fabulous Place

5 on August 12, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for 3 wonderful days in a place with outstanding hospitality, cleanliness, gorgeous views to and across lake Champlain. The inn-keepers Janet and Troy are extremely nice and friendly and cook a delicious breakfast. We'll definitely go there back again.

A corner of paradise with friendly inn-keepers

5 on August 10, 2010

My wife and I were absolutely inspired by the extraordinary views of Lake Champlain and the High peaks of the Adirondacks. The Inn itself is on beautifully cared for land and the accomodations are immaculate and comfortable. Add to all this the congeniality of the Inn Keepers Troy and Janet and one could not ask for a better place to rest and recreate anywhere!

You MUST visit this place!!!!

4.8 on August 23, 2009

We spent only one night here and we were thrilled with the location and accommodation. The owners are lovely people and the spot is FABULOUS!! The views are magnificient and it far execeeded our expectations. We will recommend this to all friends and family heading to Vermont! We certainly hope to go again one day soon.

Great place on a great lake!

5 on August 21, 2008

We went to Grand Isle for a friend's wedding and wanted to stay some place we would remember. We loved our time at the Ferry Watch Inn! It is a beautiful home and a magnificent view! Janet and Troy are very welcoming and friendly to their guests. We were treated like family which was so nice. Thank you for a great stay! We hope to be back in the future.

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Location Type

Countryside, Island, Lakefront, Wine country


Burlington, VT (BTV) 30 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Fish hatchery, antiquing, Ferry boat rides, apple orchards, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking allowed outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Some of the lakeshore property has 10 foot cliffs at shore.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of one night required
  • Cancellations: Full refund if cancellation is not less than 14 days prior to arrival.
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Janet & Troy Wert

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About the innkeepers

Sailing, traveling, antiquing, and grandchildren is our main interests. Janet is a Master Doll maker specializing in antique German, French dolls.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Outside deck., Dining Room

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