view of harbor from lodge lawn
view of harbor from lodge lawn
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Valentine’s Day Getaways on Lake Champlain

Is it hokey to call Lake Champlain the Lake of Love? Maybe, but we’re going to do it anyway! Valentine’s Day, after all, is just around the corner, and though we aren’t yet open for the season we figured it was the perfect occasion to spotlight Basin Harbor’s heavy-duty appeal as a romantic getaway.

The grounds of our historic Vergennes, Vermont resort compose a genuine lakeside love-scape: from shady lawn to placid cove, from white-tablecloth dining to couples’ massage tables. Basin Harbor is a very popular destination for weddings and honeymoons—not to mention popping the question in the first place—and considering our services and setting that’s really no surprise. But our guests also declare us their romance headquarters for more everyday (though still important) couples’ escapes throughout the season.

You and your main squeeze can do as much or as little as you wish: We’ll serve up the gorgeous spread, the thoughtful hospitality, and the endless amenities while you concentrate on gazing into one another’s eyes during lakeside sunsets, working in more than a few hand-in-hand strolls, and all the other important stuff.

Romance-Heavy Itineraries at Basin Harbor Along Lake Champlain

From a guestroom in the Main Lodge to an utterly charming, tucked-away lakeshore cottage, Basin Harbor accommodations make ideal lovers’ retreats. When you aren’t luxuriating there, breathe in some New England-style fresh air with a side-by-side bicycle ride, a laidback paddleboat or canoe outing or Lake Champlain sail, an Adirondack forest hike, or any number of other on- and off-site outdoor activities.

Or slow the pace down in the Blue Chair Spa and indulge in a side-by-side session of sheer bliss.

Romantic Dining at Basin Harbor

Romantic dining options abound at Basin Harbor, meanwhile. Make it a special, dressed-up dinner-for-two at Ardelia’s, toast to love in the rustic warmth of the Red Mill Restaurant, or revel in al fresco cheer at one of our summertime North Dock Dinners. Fresh, local ingredients, inventive dishes, and an exhaustive selection of wine and craft beer (including plenty of local brews) set the stage for the sort of epicurean goodness that’s magical to share.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Basin Harbor

So here’s wishing you and yours a very happy Valentine’s Day, and we urge you to celebrate it by booking a summer or fall romance mini-vacation here at Basin Harbor! We look forward to showing you a wonderful time beside sublime Lake Champlain in 2018.