Located on the east shore of Lake Champlain, overlooking Whitehall Harbor and Cook's Island. In this very harbor 200 years ago Benedict Arnold constructed the first naval fleet, thereby giving Whitehall claim to being the "Birthplace of the U.S. Navy." The building that houses the Finch and Chubb was originally used as an ammunition warehouse for the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812. Later, during prohibition days, due to its convenient location the building was used by smugglers for bootlegging. The cellar walls of the building (which now protect the wine for the restaurant) are over three feet thick and built with native stone. The first floor of this historic building offers a charming chef-owned restaurant and cocktail lounge. The view of the harbor from the dining room or outside porch is spectacular. The second floor offers weary travellers charming and comfortable rooms and suites also with wonderful views of the water.