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

Farewell, February

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

In what proved to be an eventful day yesterday, Ava bagged a squirrel in the morning.  Naturally wanting to show off, she proudly brought it into my office.  Thanks to the quick wits and enthusiasm of the BHC team, we were able to get it out of her clenched jaws. Later on, I needed to
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Winter redux

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Just when it’s safe to walk about in the woods once again, we’re expecting more snow – 6 to 10 inches – woohoo!  It’s coming down hard, so much so that the New York shore is invisible.  Well, the dogs will have a good time anyway!  Piccolo and Ava love winter when they can be
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Snow daze at Basin Harbor

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Here we are, firmly in the grip of winter!  It’s an old-fashioned landscape, with a couple of feet of snow on the ground, icicles hanging from eaves, and the Lake solidly frozen across for the first time in several years.  It’s very bright when the sun’s out!  Not too many intrepid people out there fishing
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Ruminations on the holidays

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

As I was packing up the Christmas decorations (surely my least favorite activity of all times), I fell to thinking about the past.  When Bob and I were growing up, our family lived in the Homestead in the winter and Birches cottage in the summer until our parents built their house in 1955.  The Homestead
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Happy New Year

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Can it be the end of 2010?  We’ve had a great year, all around – a lovely summer, for the most part, and a very colorful fall notwithstanding the relative lack of preciptiation during the summer months (hence the great weather).  We had the treat of having both “children” home over the Christmas holiday for the
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Brrrrrry Basin Harbor

Friday, December 10th, 2010

It’s pretty cold here today but, hey! ’tis the season!  I visited my Dad in Naples, FL, earlier in the week – it was cold there, too, albeit warmer than Vermont.  As I got on the plane in New York, the pilot said, “This plane is going to BRRRRRlington.”  He was right! It’s the weekend
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Cyber days

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

It’s a good thing that the internet is healthy as I do my holiday shopping!  The thought of trekking around to endless malls is just not appealing at all!  I’m keeping the UPS man very busy this year. It’s pretty quiet at Basin Harbor now, although there is a local resident who keeps his fishing
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Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Well, here it is, the day after a wonderful Thanksgiving feast.  I was too stuffed yesterday to even think of blogging.  It was a lovely family occasion – Hasket and Sarah were home, our friend Paul was here from Miami, and virtually all the Vermont Morris/Raphael clan was here, including the two youngest, just a few weeks
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Friday, October 29th, 2010

It’s as if the weather is feeling the same sadness we do as we close the doors on the 124th season of BHC. It’s drizzling, the leaves are making their final descent with the wind and rain but we cannot be sad for long. We are reacquainting ourselves with our families after a very busy
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Summertime at BHC

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

well the usual suspects have started to check in at Basin Harbor and truely herald the beginning of summer for us. the sound of laughter from the kids camp resounds around the property and the screams of joy from the new water trampoline reach far past the beach! Our first Farmers Dinner was a success
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