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A classic!

A visit to Auer’s, also known as Charlie’s, is a step back in time. Run by the same family since... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah S
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Spent an hour today with Charlie great stories a history lesson that everyone should hear the way... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Mark W
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3181 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05408-2104
+1 802-862-9840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Auer’s, also known as Charlie’s, is a step back in time. Run by the same family since 1928, I doubt much has changed over the years. We loved the comfortable feeling, The view over looking Lake Champlain, and the proximity to the...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Spent an hour today with Charlie great stories a history lesson that everyone should hear the way things should be.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Perfect place to kayak (or row)! A the end of the road, meet Charlie and step back in time while enjoying time on the lake and a trip down the Winooski River - incredibly picturesque and relaxing. Turtles sunbathing, wild marsh flowers, windsurfers galore and...More

1  Thank DulceVida E
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Rent a kayak or a canoe from Charlie for a paddle on the beautiful Winooski River, then on your return have a cool beverage and a chat with Charlie and his cool beagle. Just great old time fun. This place is frozen in time (~...More

Thank b0neill
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Rented a couple of kayaks to take a trip on the lake and river and we decided to avoid the big popular places that we found first on the web. My companion found this little gem and it was great experience. A visit here will...More

Thank Rich Z
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My family and I were biking on the bike path and stopped here for a burger and candy. The kids loved the nostalgia and simplicity of such a place. They imagined what things were like back in the day when things were simpler than they...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a boathouse at end of a rutted road OR direct ramp off the Burlington bike path (look out for small sign just before the metal river bridge). Sells soda, ice cream, candy for very small prices: bring change or small bills. Then just sit...More

Thank robofw9
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Just before the Winooski River crossing of the Burlington Bike Trail, simple drinks, snacks, and boat rentals. This place has stood for many years 70+. I started my bike ride today at Leddy Park in Burlington due to the heat. Rode up to Charlie's rented...More

2  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I moved to Burlington a few years back and lived just a couple blocks from the boathouse. Charlie was one of the first people we met when arriving in town from Michigan. What a wonderful man and a great place. Thank you...More

1  Thank Straits_Area_Tour_Co
Reviewed 11 February 2015

If you are traveling the bike path and would like a cold drink, roll down to the Auer Family Boathouse and say hello to Charlie and Christine. This is not a tourist destination, this is just a quaint spot, run by people with hearts of...More

5  Thank RockingGiraffe
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