view of harbor from lodge lawn
view of harbor from lodge lawn
Specials & Packages

Tips for Safe Spring Hiking in Vermont

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Vermont, and New England in general, is one corner of the U.S. where four seasons are really too few to accurately capture the year’s environmental cycle. That’s never so clearly on display than during the window you could roughly call a part of spring, but which really is its own dramatic interval: the infamous “mud
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Hotel Near The Best Spring Skiing in Vermont

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Spring is on the horizon here in Vermont, no question (as is “mud season,” of course). Even as our thoughts turn to the pleasures of the warmer months in the Green Mountain State—hiking, cycling, river running, swimming, sailing, and so much more—ski and snowboard season is still very much active.  Not long ago here at
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The Best Dining on Lake Champlain

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Lake Champlain isn’t just one of the best places in New England for sightseeing, outdoor recreation, and historical tourism: It’s also a great place to tuck into some high-quality cuisine! Here are some prime spots to do so in Basin Harbor’s backyard.

Vermont Winter Fun for the Whole Family

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

With its gorgeous, forest-quilted mountains and its healthy snowfall, Vermont holds its own with any other part of the country when it comes to winter activities for the whole family. Here’s a quick rundown of some options for winter recreation and fun for the whole crew in the Green Mountain State!

Here & There with Pennie

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Here and There   I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica in early January.  The 14-year-old festival features chamber music performed by international artists for 10 days.  The music of Schubert was highlighted this year.  I went with a group sponsored by Great Performance Tours (spoiler alert: run by
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Vermont Skiing & Riding near Basin Harbor

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

We may be closed for the winter as usual here at Basin Harbor, but it’s still a great time to be out and about exploring Vermont. Indeed, the Green Mountain State is one of the most legendary destinations in the country for skiing and snowboarding, and a host of long-running and renowned hills lie within
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Exciting Winter Adventures in Burlington, Vermont

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Vermont’s generous snowfall and abundant public lands translate to one of the standout winter playgrounds in the U.S.A. This may be the time of year here at Basin Harbor when we take care of regular maintenance, improvements, and other projects ahead of our spring opening, but we still like to share with our readers and
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The History of Basin Harbor in Vermont

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Here at Basin Harbor, we’re proud to be a multigenerational hotel. Our resort has been in the Beach family since the 1890s, and this beautiful ground we occupy on the Vermont shores of Lake Champlain is, of course, more venerable yet. Whether you explicitly seek it out or not, a sense of deep history is
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Vermont

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

While Basin Harbor isn’t open for New Year’s Eve—we’re busy celebrating with family and doing the work necessary to kick off our 2020 season with a bang—there are, of course, many reasons to mark the holiday in the great state of Vermont. Rather than provide a comprehensive overview of NYE happenings around the state, we’ll
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Local, Fresh and Lakeside: Dining at Basin Harbor

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

At the heart of the Basin Harbor experience is the onsite dining: Meals at our multiple restaurants help set the tempo of our guests’ days, and reflect our passion for and commitment to local Vermont ingredients. Here’s a look at our establishments and a little about the dining experience at our long-running Lake Champlain resort!