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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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The Origins of Saint Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Origins of Saint Patrick’s Day It’s that time of year again: time to bust out the green and hoist a frothy pint of Guinness in honor of Saint Patrick and all things Irish. Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest bashes on the calendar in the U.S.—but what exactly does it signify? To
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The Age of Wild Ice

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

A Look Back at Lake Champlain’s Ice-Harvesting Days As Basin Harbor Club hibernates through Vermont’s deliciously cold and snowy winter, we thought we’d devote a blog post to a little local history: back to a time when glazed-over Lake Champlain was a great seasonal quarry. For decades, wintertime on Lake Champlain meant a brisk business
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The Adirondack Chair Translated

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Adirondack Chair: iconic to warm weather and often framing beautiful views. The first Adirondack chair was created right across the lake from Basin Harbor in Westport, NY. In the early 1900’s, a Boston businessman spending the summer in the Adirondacks, designed a chair for his mother. It was a  summer full of “test” chairs and
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Easter Traditions Explained

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Traditions are a huge part of who we are at Basin Harbor, and although we aren’t open for business during Easter Weekend, we still are sure to celebrate the new and old traditions with loved ones. An article by USA TODAY broke down some of our favorite Easter traditions.

History Throwbacks ~ Bringing the Guests from Town

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

BHC History Bit ~ Imagine getting off the sleeper – the overnight train – from New York, to be greeted by an enthusiastic BHC staff member for the long ride in a surrey pulled by a fast team. That smiling person was Allen Penfield Beach, Bob’s and my Grandfather. We’re sure he regaled the guests
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The Daily Breeze, August 20

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Tuesday Schedule August 20, 2013 Week  33   Sunrise 6:02am Sunset 7:51pm Local Weather (Subject to Change!) A high of 87 is expected on this bright, sunny day! Clear skies tonight will allow excellent full moon viewing. Be sure to look up and enjoy the night sky on your walk home from dinner! Guest News Basin
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The Daily Breeze, August 15

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Thursday Schedule August 15 Week 32      Sunrise 5:56am Sunset 7:59pm Local Weather (Subject to Change!) A beautiful day is in store for us at the Harbor, with a high of 73 degrees and some good old-fashioned sunshine. Plenty of stars will be visible on this mostly clear night. Guest News Basin Harbor is delighted to
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The Daily Breeze, August 1

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Thursday Schedule August 1   Week 30 Sunrise 5:41am Sunset 8:18pm Local Weather (Subject to Change!) Welcome to August! Today’s high is expected to reach 77 degrees, with a strong likelihood of some precipitation heading our way. Guest News How wonderful it is to welcome Susan Tritell and Joel Gendler today, from Shrewsbury, MA, who are
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Happy Fourth of July!

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Next to Thanksgiving, July Fourth is our favorite holiday.  It’s all about people – families and good friends getting together to enjoy one another’s company (with good food of course!).  And we love all the red, white and blue clothing! We always get a lump in our throat at the flag-raising and singing those wonderful
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