Walk through the quaint village of Knowlton and you will feel like you have been transported to England. This charming place, nestled between grassy fields and gentle slopes, evokes comfort and pleasantness at its best... It's all Miss Marple and tea and crumpets from here on in.
Le Relais, the restaurant at one of the local landmarks, Auberge Knowlton, is perfect for a hearty lunch before going for a hike or taking an afternoon nap. After all, what are weekends for?. Take a seat by the window, enjoy a view of the bustling main intersection street, and tackle regional fare prepared with taste and an eye that is attentive to detail. You can't go wrong with the Brome Lake duck, seasoned to perfection with onion confit or the maple, mustard and ginger-flavored salmon filet that is as refreshing as it is satisfying. Wash your dish down with a glass of local wine, sit back and relax.
You can spend a couple nights at the inn, decorate with rusty charm which includes floral-designed pillows, wooden accents and paintings featuring local landscapes.
Be sure to meander through the village sampling tea, nibbling your way through coffee cake, or watching the waters of the local river rushing by. Home to Louise Penny, the internationally renowned and best-selling author of the Gamache murder mystery series, Knowlton is the place to stay for a quiet weekend in the country.