The Breeze, Closing Weekend
October 18—October 20, 2013
Sunrise and Sunset Times
Friday: 7:11am; 6:05pm
Saturday: 7:13am; 6:04pm
Sunday: 7:14am; 6:02pm
Our last weekend of the season brings uncertain weather to the Harbor. Partly sunny skies on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday may be accompanied by a few rain showers, especially overnight on Saturday. The afternoon highs hover in the mid-60s and drop to a 55 degree high on Sunday. Overnight lows will stay around 40 degrees. Whatever the weather, we know our final festivities will bring merriment to all!
Hello to our lovely guests this weekend! Here to help us celebrate the final Harbor Hurrah are some of our local Vermont friends. We welcome Scott LaMothe & Anne-Marie Vanucci from Hinesburg, Sara Russell and the gang from Addison, Annie Gorin of North Chittenden, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Leclair from Shelburne, George & Kate Waterman of nearby Ticonderoga, NY and Mike & Jessica James of Ferrisburgh, here to celebrate Jessica’s birthday. Happy Birthday! From Wayne, NJ we welcome Kathryn Ratcliffe-Lee and the crew for Rocktoberfest, as well as Jeane Vosburg of Port Henry, NY and Michael & Cindy Stone from Sunderland, MA. We are also delighted to welcome Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Molander from Burlington, VT, here with us this weekend to celebrate their 8th Anniversary. Happy Anniversary!
Goodbyes are always hard, especially after yet another great season at the Basin Harbor Club! Alas, as we prepare to pack up the boats, the buildings, and the memories, we hope that you will enjoy the last few days of the good life here at BHC this weekend! Don’t forget to grab one last pint of Switchback at the Red Mill, enjoy one more gourmet meal in the Main Dining Room (open for breakfast 7-10am through Sunday morning, with the last dinner on Friday night), and head to the golf course for a season’s end game. Store up those memories for the winter ahead, and we’ll welcome you back next May!
Meanwhile, the waterfront is still open for bike rentals, kayaks, and more through Saturday, and our final narrated EScape cruise will go out at 10:30am on Sunday. Grab a cycling map or a BHC trail map at the Nature Center, located below the Homestead, and enjoy any of our numerous walking trails on property. See if you can find our hidden Checkerboard Stump in the woods! Grab a friend and play a game or two amidst the maples. Hint: the stump is located on the Button Bay Trail, with a view of the 4th Fairway! If chess is more your style, take advantage of our brand new life-size BHC-themed chessboard on the sunshine lawn!
Basin Harbor’s own Blue Chair Day Spa is still open for business this final weekend! See the concierge to book a massage with Patti on Friday or Saturday.
Autumn brings the smell of crisp leafy air, woodstoves, hot apple cider, and—if you’re at Basin Harbor on Saturday—BACON! Yes, that’s right, more bacon than you could ever dream up. It’s time for BHC’s Second Annual Rocktoberfest, a celebration of beer, bacon, and live music! From 3pm to 10pm outside the Red Mill, prepare your appetite and your arteries for a full lineup of bacon-inspired sweet and savory morsels and bring the kids along for face-painting, games, hayrides, and more. Sip seasonal brews from Magic Hat and Woodchuck and visit with the pigs of Whistlepig Rye Whiskey as you listen to the rockin’ tunes of five fabulous bands. Come early for the 2:30pm “Beer and Bacon Cruise” aboard the EScape, and enjoy Mr. Beach’s favorite peanut butter and bacon mini-sandwiches to accompany your brewsky on the lake. See the back of the Breeze for more details, and purchase your tickets online or at the door.
And for your final bit of excitement to carry you through your bacon coma, get ready to dance the night away after the festival with our final Reggae Dance Party, hosted by Burlington’s Reggae Night legend, DJ Demus of Nectar’s fame.
With visions of bacon and Adirondack chairs dancing in your head, we bid you adieu! Cheers from all of us at Basin Harbor, and we wish you the merriest of winters. See you next year!
Quote of the Week
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” ~ Dr. Seuss