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

Blue Heron

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

As I was looking out of my kitchen window just now, I saw a large blue heron staring intently into the water.  Suddenly it snapped a huge fish out of the water.  It must have been all of 15 inches long.  The bird walked out of the water a few feet and set upon the
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It’s a Beautiful Day

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

at Basin Harbor today, April 2nd. The snow is hiding in only a few places and the remaining ice in the Harbor has broken into platelets and looks very soggy. Have you seen this piece from the Family Travel Forum? We are always grateful for any sort of press. Bob Beach is just off
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Otter sighting

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

A very cute otter was playing at the bridge where Dead Creek comes into Otter Creek this morning at 9 am. There were several people fishing there, too, so it certainly wasn’t a shy critter.


Monday, March 23rd, 2009

The calendar says it’s spring but Vermont’s weather has gone from 40s to 50s to 20s to 30s with plenty of stiff North wind thrown in just for yuks. But, the ice is pretty much gone from the lake except in the Harbor and hundreds of birds are arriving daily. A cloud of cedar waxwings
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The February Thaw

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The past two days have been warm, sunny, and in the 40s, quite a teaser!  The snow has retreated but some rain has fallen to make everything quite slick, and the temperature is headed down for the next few days.  We’ll need crampons to get about. A beaver is out and about, busily chewing –
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In Memory of Jane Maloney

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Our cousin passed away last week after a 20-year battle with MS.  Jane was witty and bright, loved a good book and glass of wine.  She was always planting interesting bulbs and flowers in her garden.  She loved to cook Chinese food.  She took a vacation white water rafting down the Grand Canyon, and visited butterfly gardens
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Winter Wonderland!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

While much of the country copes with ice, we’re having a good old-fashioned blizzard. We expect to have over a foot of snow by tomorrow so we’ll get out there to take some photos once it stops. Meanwhile, it’s time for a cup of tea and a good book while snuggling in with the dogs.
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Winter’s here!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

In addition to the eight or so inches of snow that arrived on Saturday, the 10th, Lake Champlain froze over during the night. We’ve had a bit of cold weather, and the “catch” date is the earliest for several years – at least since I’ve been making a note of it. No doubt we’ll be
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