The Coziest Mountain Town

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Burke MountainAROUND THE NEK - Many people in the Northeast Kingdom could tell you what a special place they believe it is, and with an article Expedia published, they can solidify that.

East Burke was rated the number 2 "coziest american mountain town." According to Expedia's article, they picked the 17 best mountain towns in America "to inspire your next rustic retreat."

Johnny Lotti, the owner of Cafe Lotti in East Burke moved here a year and a half ago after buying a Vacation home back in 2012. Lotti was not surprised by the recognition."Being recognized as one of the top small towns, cozy towns, in the country doesn't surprise me at all. It's like taking a step back in time, in a good way." says Lotti.

Burke was established back in 1796, and until this day it still holds the values of what life used to be. The mountain town is home to inns, bed and breakfasts', general stores, skiing, backcountry roads, and more.

"It's just the way it should be, you know we haven't grown there's no corporations around here. It's all about the little guy you know, I help you, you help me." Says Lotti.

The article recognized businesses like Kingdom Adventure Mountain Guides, Burke Public House, and Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center.

"I mean obviously it's cool to be recognized as cozy, it's definitely a neat word to attribute to the area" says Jessica Sechler, marketing manager at Burke Mountain. "I think when you look around at the hotel, you feel the cozy vibe that kind of naturally just happens here" says Sechler.

East Burke is currently prepping for it's winter season, which offers those who come to visit the chance to participate in events such as ice climbing, phat biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and more.