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

Notes from the Beach Family

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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Family Memories, Family Homes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

For one hundred and thirty-one years, Basin Harbor and the Beach family have provided an idyllic backdrop to summers on Lake Champlain. Memory making experiences that brought guests here throughout the twentieth century are the very same experiences that bring guests here today. Read the historic guest books, and you will see that comments spanning
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Our Traditions… be shared.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Certain words are used a lot at Basin Harbor: family, fun, safety, traditions, playground, retreat…  As we give thanks this holiday season, we have been reminiscing about all the wonderful memories we shared with you this past season and beyond.  You are part of our extended family and we hope your holidays are filled with
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In Memory of Robert Harvey Beach

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

ROBERT HARVEY BEACH – Died in Naples, FL, on July 15, 2016, 36 days before his 97th birthday. He was born in Burlington, VT, the fourth child of Allen Penfield Beach and Harriet Jane (Bump) Beach. His young life was divided between summers at Basin Harbor and winters in Miami, FL, which his intrepid family
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Best Place to Work in Vermont

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Pennie Beach and Sarah Morris, Fourth and Fifth generation Basin Harbor hosts with Governor Peter Shumlin. On March 27th, I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Best Places to Work Reception and Awards Ceremony at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.  We were joined by our peers from all over Vermont, all of
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What’s Your Basin Harbor Story?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

December 2013. As many of you know, one of the most special parts of a Basin Harbor vacation is the recognition that our staff have for returning guests. They are part of our family and as such, our history. Here are some of our guests stories.       Francesa and Isabella (on right) Sibble
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Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

    We’re ready for the big feast! We battled the lines in the grocery store, the turkey is eagerly awaiting its moment of glory in the refrigerator, root vegetables are on standby, wine rack is fully stocked; now we just wait for the alarm on Thursday to jolt us awake to a chilly morning
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Announcing Weekly BHC Holiday Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Tis the season! Or at least all of the decorations and shopping mall soundtracks are trying to convince us. As we’re planning the last details for our Thanksgiving feasts we wanted to kick off our holiday season by announcing our Weekly Holiday Giveaway! Did you know we have an online Gift Shop? Each Tuesday we
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A Seasonal Farewell from the Beach Family

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The leaves are falling off the trees as if on cue – appropriate now that we’ve closed our doors for BHC’s 127th season.  After a rather wet start that left the cement docks under water in varying degrees until Labor Day, the balance of the summer and fall were just delightful, day after day. We’re
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The Buzz from Basin Harbor

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

There are 100,000 or so new employees at BHC!  Peter Morris has become our resident apiarist, and his five hives are the only Certified Naturally Grown bees in Vermont (to date).  Peter uses IPM, integrated pest management, instead of chemicals to keep his bees healthy, no small feat when colony collapse is decimating apiaries all
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