Located in Vermont's tranquil Northeast Kingdom overlooking Lake Willoughby, this historic inn's setting has inspired many people to poetic expression, including Robert Frost. It was originally the farmhouse for the George Conley farm where the Vermont poet and his family camped in tents in the summer 1909, with Frost seeking escape from hay fever in the forested mountain foothills. Guest accommodations today are in 10 elegant, individually furnished rooms in the main inn, which offers gracious, informal ambience and features a big wraparound covered porch and cozy lounge warmed by a woodstove. Rooms have handcrafted Vermont furnishings and art pieces, beautifully dressed beds, 42-inch flat screen TV with DVD player, Wi-Fi, in-room safe, coffeemaker and refrigerator. Gil's Bar and Grill on site offers meals with a view of the lake including a substantial continental breakfast for guests. Canoes and kayaks are available for exploring the lake, whose clear waters are hemmed in on both sides by tall mountains, reminiscent of a fjord.