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Things to Do in Vergennes, VT

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Hey, we’re all about the occasional super-splurge of a vacation: flying someplace exotic, shelling out for the fanciest all-inclusive beachside resorts. Every once in awhile, this is just what the doctor ordered. But we’re also all about the close-to-home getaway, a sort of regional stay-cation that lightens the load on your pocketbook and casts familiar territory in
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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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Closing The Doors for the 129th Time

Monday, October 26th, 2015

History of Basin Harbor Club – Your Ideal Vermont Resort Basin Harbor has been providing a quality place to relax and enjoy Lake Champlain for 129 years. Located in Vergennes, VT, Basin Harbor’s vision of excellence was apparent right from the beginning. Throughout the years, the resort and hotel has grown and developed, providing even
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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 28

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Wednesday Schedule August 28, 2013 Week 34      Sunrise 6:11am Sunset  7:37pm   Local Weather (Subject to Change!) The Harbor is likely to see partly sunny skies today after some patchy morning fog clears off, with a high near 84 degrees. Clouds may roll in by the afternoon and bring a chance of precipitation
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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 16

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Friday Schedule   August 16 Week 32 Sunrise 5:57am Sunset 7:57pm   Local Weather (Subject to Change!) We can expect our partly sunny day to peak at 79 degrees today, with a 20% chance of isolated showers in the later part of the afternoon.   Guest News BHC is delighted to welcome our returning guests
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