Tag Archive: lake champlain
June 19, 2018 9:24 pm Comments Off on Breeze: Wednesday June 20th 2018
Week 25 Wednesday, June 20th
Sunrise: 5:09 am
Sunset: 8:39 pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)!
We are in for a mostly sunny day today. We should expect a few afternoon clouds and the temperature reaching the mid 80’s after lunch. There will be a few clouds in the sky leading into dinner and the temperature will drop into the low 50s through the night.
We are excited to welcome back Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farrell of Smithtown, NY and their sons Robert and Christopher! Also joining us is Ms. Carrie Pais from Brooklyn, NY. Welcome back to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Coffin visiting us from Basking Ridge, NJ. We are excited to welcome back Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stimpson of Naples, FL, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gaillard visiting from Exeter, NH, Mr. and Mrs. John Stimpson from Princeton, MA, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Vatcher of Kennebunk, Me, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Stimpson of Weston, MA for the Stimpson Family Reunion! Hello and welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Levin of Old Lyme, CT visiting for the Levin Family Reunion! We hope you and your families have a wonderful stay at Basin Harbor!
Kickstart your day at the Tennis courts with a Tennis Core Strength Training class. Starting at 9:00 AM, we have Pickle Ball. Join in on the fun (and learn a skill or two) at the Adult Tennis Clinic at 10 AM! Stick around for the Round Robin competition at 11:00 AM for a challenge with fellow guests! For the kids, there’s a Junior Tennis Clinic at 2:00 PM and for the ones under 5 an introduction to tennis at the 1:00 PM Tiny Tots Clinic. Book a court in the afternoon to get the whole family in on a match!
Kids Camp will be offered throughout the week starting at 9:30, stop on down at the Champs Camp to check it out. Please see the Kids schedule at the Front Desk or Concierge for more details. Evening Camp is held every night and requires sign ups, which you may do in the lobby before 4. We look forward to hanging out!
Join our team at the Treehouse Wellness Center for a 9:45 AM Yoga Class with Nancy. Later at 11:00 AM Join Rayne for Circuit Conditioning. This class has multiple exercise stations set up for a total body experience. Join Rayne for this fun, fast paced workout!
Calling all History lovers! This morning at 10:00 AM join fourth generation host Bob Beach Jr. on the Lode Deck for a History Talk. Come learn about Lake Champlain, Maritime and Basin Harbor. We have a wealth of knowledge to share with you!
Love the wildlife and being outdoors. Take part in our Wildlife Paddle on Otter Creek at 10:30 AM with Charles. Join Pennie our fourth generation host at 11:00 AM on a tour of her Bee Hive. Learn the ins and outs with this apiary tour. This event will only happen with nice weather.
After lunch head down to the Waterfront and enjoy a Narrated Cruise on the EScape at 2:30 PM. Captain Marty will take you on a tour of Lake Champlain and over to the magnificent Palisades, sharing information about the lake’s history & nature highlights. Keep your eyes open to see if you can spot the Bald Eagle! At 2:00 PM join us for a mini Biathlon! Get a team together or compete on your own. Meet us down at the waterfront and start with a bike and then a run to the finish!
At 9:00 PM join us at the pool for Dive-In Movie Night! There will be an outdoor showing of a movie at the pool while you float and play.
The Harbor Store is open! Stop in for an afternoon snack, some delicious ice cream, or a fun game. They are open from 9 AM until 5 PM. The Breezeway Gift Shop will be open as well from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM.
See the back of the Breeze for our full schedule of our indoor and outdoor activities. And be sure to sign up for them at the concierge!
June 14, 2018 9:46 pm Comments Off on Breeze Friday June 15th
Week 24 Friday, June 15th
Sunrise: 5:08 am
Sunset: 8:38 pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)!
This morning we are in for partly cloudy skies. As the morning goes on, the skies will clear, but expect a few lingering clouds! After lunch the temperature will reach a high of 76 degrees and dip into the 50s after dinner and into the evening.
We are excited to welcome back Mr. and Mrs. Michael Banchik of New York, NY! Hello to Regina Nadeau and David Frost from Meredith, NH. Also joining us is Mr. and Mrs. Peter Terell from West Minster, VT. Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelsey from Exeter, NH for a family reunion! We hope you and your families have a wonderful stay at Basin Harbor!
Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cryan from Vermont. They are being joined by their extended family to celebrate Mary Ann’s 75th birthday! Happy Birthday Mary Ann! We hope you enjoy your day!
Welcome to the friends and family joining us this weekend for the Funk Olmstead wedding. The Olmsteads have been coming to Basin Harbor for over 50 years and continue to come back and make memories. We are so happy you chose to celebrate with us!
Kids Camp will be offered throughout the week, stop on down at the Champs Camp to check it out. Please see the Kids schedule at the Front Desk or Concierge for more details. Evening Camp is held every night and requires sign ups, which you may do in the lobby before 4. We look forward to hanging out!
Treehouse Wellness Center has a variety of equipment and has everything you need to maintain your fitness regime. The treehouse is open daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, it houses the fitness center, movement studio, and 2 bathrooms with showers.
Get out on the lake this afternoon and enjoy a Narrated Cruise on the EScape at 2:30 PM. Captain Marty will take you on a tour of Lake Champlain and over to the magnificent Palisades, sharing information about the lake’s history & nature highlights. Want to venture out on your own? Rent kayaks, canoes, and power boats down at the waterfront.
The Harbor Store is now open! Stop in for an afternoon snack, some delicious ice cream, or a fun game. They are open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Amy and Harley! The Harbor store now offers coffee, so you can grab a cup of Joe for an afternoon boost while the kiddos snack! The Breezeway Gift Shop will be open as well from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM. Stop in for all your Basin Harbor Stuff.
Join us in the Club Room at 9 Pm for a showing of Finding Dory!
Taste of Vermont
Before you leave Vermont: visit some of Vermont’s best local stores on your way out! Check out Dakin Farm located North on Route 7, they have the perfect treats for the ride home or a gift for your loved ones. And if you are headed south check out The Vermont Country store in Weston or Rockingham for more VT goodies!
Are you taking photos while you’re here? When you share them on social media, be sure to tag @basinharbor and use #mybhc. Don’t forget to follow our other accounts @basinharborweds, @bhcdogs, and @redmillbhc
December 20, 2017 6:23 pm Comments Off on Day 8: Ritz Cracker PB Chocolate Cookies
Who doesn’t like those flavors and all together? Salty, sweet, nutty…..yum. And easy!
60 Ritz Crackers
Creamy Peanut Butter of your choice
12 oz. milk or dark melting chocolate
8 oz. white melting chocolate
6 oz. butterscotch baking chips
Make sandwiches with two crackers and peanut butter. Melt the chocolates and chips in a double boiler, stirring as needed until melted and smooth. Dip sandwiches in melted mixture and put on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. Once the sheet is full, place in freezer until the cookies are frozen. Store in ziplock bag in freezer.
Basin Harbor’s 12 Days of Cookies is in it’s 10th year of curation. Recipes from favorite cookbooks, treasured family recipes, trendy, traditional…we try to cover them all. We hope you enjoy them and think about your favorite summer vacation spot on Lake Champlain.
December 18, 2017 7:30 am Comments Off on Tiramisu Truffles Day 5
- 24 ladyfingers
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
- 2-3 tablespoons espresso
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
- In a food processor, blend lady fingers until you have fine crumbs. Set aside 2 tablespoons to sprinkle on the truffles later. Transfer the remaining crumbs to a bowl. Add the sugar and whisk until combined.
- Using a hand mixer (or stand mixer) add mascarpone to bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Add espresso one tablespoon at a time. It should be similar to a soft cookie dough. Transfer the mixture to the fridge for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the mixture from the fridge (it should be firmer now). Shape the mixture into 36 (1-inch) balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate and stir in the espresso powder. Dip truffles into the melted chocolate and transfer it back to the baking sheet. Sprinkle the truffle with the crushed lady fingers,
- Place in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes, long enough for the chocolate to harden. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
*3/4 cup (6 ounces) cream cheese can be substituted for mascarpone
**Strong coffee or coffee liquor can be used in place of espresso
November 19, 2017 7:00 pm Comments Off on The Holidays Approach.
The holiday season is quickly approaching. Our doors may be closed here at Basin Harbor but we still enjoy the season and all it brings.
We are putting together The 12 days of Cookies 2017 edition, finishing up our Annual Gift Guide including local specialties and starting off with our annual Gift Certificate Special on Cyber Monday deal, it’s too good to pass up.
Our next eBreeze will include more details and some favorite Thanksgiving recipes. We are grateful for our friends and extended family at Basin Harbor and look forward to sharing the holidays with you.
September 16, 2016 5:00 pm Comments Off on Autumn Traditions: Maple Shortbread Cookies
Every afternoon in the fall, we serve our memorable Maple Shortbread Cookies in the Champlain Lounge. Here is the recipe so that you can make them all year long!
8 oz. Butter, Unsalted
3 oz. Maple Sugar
1 ¾ oz Sugar
1 tsp. Maple Syrup
10 ½ oz. All Purpose Flour
Cream butter, sugars and syrup until light and fluffy. Mix in flour until just incorporated. Chill dough, roll to ¼ inch thick. Cut into desired shape and bake at °350 (10-12 minutes) until golden brown.
2 C. Confectioners Sugar
¼ C. Maple Syrup
Combine until smooth, adding more sugar or syrup to obtain desired consistency.
December 15, 2015 8:53 am Comments Off on No Bake Coconut Pecan Pralines
The hardest thing about this cookie is the decision on how big to make them. Yes, they are sweet but oh so good. From a favorite food blogger: Confessions of A Cookbook Queen
- 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- In a medium sized bowl, combine coconut and pecans; set aside.
- In a heavy saucepan over medium high heat, stir sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup and butter. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a full rolling boil — let boil and stir for 3 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut and pecan mixture. Stir off the heat for about 4 minutes, until mixture starts to cool and thicken.
- Drop by large spoonfuls on wax paper. Let harden completely — about an hour to an hour and a half — before serving.
Makes about 20 large cookies.
November 10, 2015 1:20 pm Comments Off on Recipe: Braised Short Ribs | Creamy Polenta
From Executive Chef, Christian Kruse.
July 11, 2015 12:17 pm Comments Off on Saturday, July 11
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Sunrise: 5:21am Sunset: 8:38pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Another gorgeous day in Vermont with abundant sunshine and high temperatures around 86 degrees.
We are thrilled to announce the return of so many wonderful guests here today! As part of the Schreier Family Reunion we are pleased to welcome back Florence Moore of Cincinnati, OH, The Schreier Families of Garden City, NY, Frank and Cathy Nash and their daughters of Rowayton, CT, and Betsy Davis of Kendall Park, NJ. We are pleased to see Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of New York, NY returning today. As part of the Brons Family Gathering we are glad to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Cooley of Needham, MA, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder of Fairfax, VA and Mr. and Mrs. Brons of Laurel MD. It is great to see Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Marrick, NY arriving today. Welcome back to The Andersons of Sandwich, MA. Mr. and Mrs. Smulian arrive today from Brooklyn, NY. Glad to see The Amsbary Family from Needham MA today. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer from Cedar Grove, NJ are back! Happy to see that Trish Desantis and her Family have chosen to return today from New Canaan, CT. Welcome back to Margret Joyce of New Canaan, CT. We are glad to host The Harris Reunion and welcome back The Harris’ of Paoli, PA and The Maggart Family of Nashville, TN. Welcome back to Mr. and Mrs. White of Upper Saddle River, NJ. Today marks the beginning of The Smyers Reunion. We are pleased to welcome family matriarch and patriarch Mr. and Mrs. Smyers of Wethersfield, CT. Also arriving today are Mr. and Mrs. Smyers of LaFayette, CA, Donna Smyers of Asamant, VT, The Lane Family of Saint Louis, MO, The Kaufmans of Boston, MA, The King Family of Lincoln, MA, The Eusdens of Big Flats, NY and The Smyers Family of Marblehead, MA. Also arriving today we are happy to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Phipps of Summit, NJ.
We are thrilled to be hosting the wedding of Molly and Mark today! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
Welcome Teens! Our program has changed this year. Meet with our counselors at 10am Sunday morning and plan YOUR week YOUR way. Choose from a menu of activities and create a teen approved schedule. Every day can be different. Your week will start with Mocktails on Sunday evening at the Gazebo. From there it’s all about you!
Thursday is always a fun event enjoyed by all! Ellie from Colorado won the Regular Bingo. Postage stamp was won by Kathy and Joe, while Picture Frame also went to Joe from Connecticut! X-Marks the Spot went to Andrew from New Jersey. The High Stakes was taken home by Will from Colorado. Bre from New York won the Losers’ Bingo and the Black Out went to Oscar from Virginia! Congratulations to all of our winners and a big thank you to everyone who came out to participate! Look forward to our next Bing Night Sunday!
Name That Tune
“Do you believe in rock and roll? Can music save your mortal soul?”
First correct answer of the day gets a prize from the front desk! Look for the answer in tomorrow’s Breeze
Yesterday: “Raindrops keep falling” by B.J. Thomas ~ Congrats to Ford Young for knowing it first!
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December 21, 2014 8:15 pm Comments Off on Day 11: Not just a cookie, a pie or fudge, Pecan Pie Fudge
Wow, this seemed too good to be true upon discovery. But it is!
1 pie crust
1 1/2 cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup evaporated milk
3 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon maple extract
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a 8×8” or 9×9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
Place pecans on a baking sheet and toast lightly in the oven. Do not walk away from the oven. After about 1 minute, open the oven and gently shake the pan. Pecans are ready as soon as you smell them.
Unroll pie crust and cut an 8×8 square (or 9×9 if you are using that size pan). Place in pan and poke with fork several times. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden around the edges.
When the crust comes out of the oven, add the corn syrup, evaporated milk, white chocolate chips, and brown sugar to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until mixture is melted and smooth. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and maple extract. Pour over hot crust. Immediately top with pecans and press down lightly so that all the pecans are touching the fudge.
Let fudge cool until firm. You can do this in the refrigerator, but if it’s cool enough in your house you can cool it on the counter, covered with plastic wrap after it cools to room temperature. Slice into squares (or triangles) and serve.