NORTH HERO, VT
SHORES ACRES INN AND RESTAURANT
Well into their third decade of owning and operating the Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant, Susan and Mike Tranby, along with daughter Majken, decided it was time to turn the reins of this beloved property over to a new owner. Resoundingly successful, the 23 room full service inn attracts a loyal clientele built over many years. Guests exhale in this peaceful, fifty acre oasis on Lake Champlain. The artfully curated grounds and gardens, the magnificent vistas, lulling sounds of the Lake, and the pristine condition of the property keep people returning year after year. Meanwhile, locals love the restaurant whose longstanding Chef puts out consistently delicious food served in a lakeview dining room by staff who have returned for years. It is a comfortable place where connection is found. In the midst of a Pandemic, along came Neil and Kelly Gillespie and their friend, Jason Hanny who made it their mission to buy the inn so that North Hero would continue to have this special place for years to come. Jason will be at the helm. They intend to make a few very exciting tweaks to the property while promising to value what has made the core business so successful. The sale is proof that a global pandemic has not stopped the market for viable hospitality properties. We wish Neil, Kelly, and Jason years of success and fulfillment at Shore Acres.
The Hearthside Group’s Partners have decades of Innkeeping and Resort Management experience between them. Wendy Beach’s recent sale of the Shore Acres Inn and Restaurant capitalized on her unique and first hand experience in seasonal, lakeshore resort operations. First hand operations experience makes a difference in hospitality transactions.