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

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

the signs of spring…green shoots in the garden, a renewed energy in the offices, people raking, the lake rising to meet the diving board……..what a beautiful day today was. And on my way home, I got to welcome back the osprey who nest on the creek. Such a sight, they were re-twigging their next, circling
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Walk with Eagles

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Here at Basin Harbor Club, we’re beginning to see signs of spring.  The ice has gone out of Lake Champlain and everyone is excited about the upcoming summer.  We never get tired of the natural beauty here, and on this georgous, cool, crisp, breezy morning I was accompanied by eight bald eagles as I walked
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February sunshine

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Has been pretty rare this year.  All the snow we’d like has ended up in the middle part of the East coast.  The lawns at Basin Harbor Club are mostly bare of snow and brown.  We wouldn’t say it’s mud season yet, although the dogs have been finding it here and there.  Still, March is
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Friday Morning

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

It’s a damp chilly morning in VT. No sun, just a silvery sheen in the sky, the trees and ground. Driving to work, I had my first winter bald eagle sighting. It always makes me smile to see them, they are such a majestic sight. This one was fairly large  and just surveying the creek
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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Basin Harbor Club entered the new decade with a mantle of snow, not unusual for this time of the year.  Our big news is left over from 2009:  The Champlain Bridge was demolished on December 28th.  The structure was condemned on October 16th, forcing a mad scramble for those who work on “the other” side of
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Holiday Wishes

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Hark! how the bells Sweet silver bells All seem to say, “Throw cares away.” Christmas is here Bringing good cheer To young and old Meek and the bold From the cold winds of Lake Champlain to your homes, warm holiday wishes from your Basin Harbor family!

The EScapes Last Trip

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The unusually high lake level brought the Basin Harbor Ferry to a halt 2 weeks before its scheduled end date. Amidst the snow flurries, the EScape made its way over to Westport for its final ferry. It was quite beautiful and Bob wanted to share the picture with you. After being brown and green for
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Summer’s here at last

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Summer weather has finally come to Vermont, not a moment too soon.  Lots of familiar faces are everywhere.  It’s fun to catch up with folks we haven’t seen for a year. The moose we mentioned last time has moved on to better habitat.  The gardens are beginning to fill in.  The Lake water temperature is
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It’s Busy Here

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Here we are, just about the end of May, and we’re doing all sorts of things: The sod has been replaced and the ground re-contoured on the fifth green. The Red Mill has a great collection of hot sauces.  Even if you don’t think you like them, you may be pleasantly surprised.  They don’t burn
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Busman’s Holiday

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I had the privilege of visiting the Otesaga Hotel on Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, New York recently.  What a lovely property in a very beautiful part of the country.  We had the good fortune to have dinner in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Hall of Plaques, with all those immortal baseball greats looking on from
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