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Valcour Inn and Boathouse is truly one of the most unique venues in the region for meetings, weddings, conferences, trainings, family reunions, and pther events. It is a beautiful location for overnight stays, with lake views from most of our seven bedrooms. Located on the western shore of Lake Champlain and owned and managed by College Auxiliary Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Valcour offers panoramic views of the Green Mountains of Vermont and overlooks Valcour Island, the site of one of the most historic battles of the Revolutionary War.
Located nearby are two 18-hole, championship-quality PGA golf courses, as well as areas for swimming and boating. In winter, ski Whitefce Mountain in Wilmington near Lake Placid, or cross-country ski right next door at Ausable Point. With Lake Placid, Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Canada within an hour's drive, recreational and cultural opportunities abound.
Valcour is not only known for its unique location and beauty, but also for the quality of superb cuisine by Valcour's exclusive caterer, Campus Dining Catering. From light fare and down-home barbecue style cook outs to a buffet or elegantly served meal, our professional, talented culinarians and waitstaff pride themselves in the gracious serving of fine food.
For questions about menu selection, pricing, linens and bar service please contact the Campus Dining Catering office at 518-564-2236 or email@example.com.
HISTORY OF VALCOUR
The first recorded event connected with the present site occurred in 1776 when Benedict Arnold's fleet engaged in warfare with the British Navy off Valcour's shore. Although Arnold was defeated, the defeat caused the British fleet to retire to Canada for the winter. In 1784 Zephaniah Platt gave this present site, plus acreage to Nathaniel Platt. Congressman Joseph Sibley acquired the Valcour property in 1904 and used it until 1915. He constructed the existing boathouse to accommodate his large yacht. At the time of construction, the boathouse housed guest rooms on the upper floor. During WWI, the property was given to Sibley's daughter Celia Sibley Wilson. After a fire in the early 1920's heavily damaged the original house, Mrs. Wilson had the present structure built in 1925. On her death in 1945; the property was passed on to her sister, Josephine Sibley Heathcote and then to Mrs. heathcote's daughter. The property was sold out of the family in 1959 and went through several hands. In 1963, the estate was sold to the Plattsburgh State Teachers College Benevolent and Education Association (now known as College Auxiliary Services) and was officially designated as the Valcour Inn and Boathouse.
Valcour Inn and Boathouse | 3712 State Route 9 | Peru, NY 12972