view of harbor from lodge lawn
view of harbor from lodge lawn
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Visit Lake Champlain Chocolates near our Vermont Resort

If you’ve got a sweet tooth like we have—and, specifically, an obsession for chocolate—we’ve got great news for you. As a guest of ours here at Basin Harbor, enjoying our warm-hearted hospitality and historic accommodations on the shores of Lake Champlain, you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from a truly fantastic regional chocolate maker.

We’re referring to Lake Champlain Chocolates, less than an hour’s drive from our lakeshore resort in Burlington and most definitely worth a visit.

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Committed to making non-GMO chocolates incorporating certified organic and fair-trade ingredients whenever possible, Lake Champlain Chocolates creates a rich smorgasbord of Vermont delights: from dark chocolate almond caramel clusters to milk chocolate squares, from chocolate bars to truffles, from chocolate flowers to chocolate gift baskets. A highlight of the vast inventory is the Chocolates of Vermont series, the lovely designs and local ingredients of which evoke the Green Mountain State in a sort of confectionary tour.

Lake Champlain Chocolates launched back in 1983 and is going stronger than ever as a multigenerational, family-run affair.

Tour the Chocolate Factory

Simply enjoying some of the melt-in-your-mouth (but not in the mail) morsels Lake Champlain Chocolates whips up is heavenly enough, but during your Basin Harbor stay you can take your chocolaty immersion a step further with a behind-the-scenes look at factory operations.

Lake Champlain Chocolates offers free factory tours on the weekdays: seated, lecture-style, first-come-first-served affairs on the observation deck overlooking the production floor, complete with rundowns on the transformation of cocoa into chocolate and some delicious sampling. They’re delivered on the hour between 11 AM and 2 PM Mondays through Fridays, with self-guided tours available after 3 PM.

From 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, meanwhile, the factory offers free chocolate tastings.

In other words, whenever you’re staying with us at Basin Harbor, you can enjoy an easy daytrip up to Lake Champlain Chocolates and learn a bit about the process behind the meticulously crafted goodness this company has been churning out for decades.

Visit Lake Champlain Chocolates on Your Next Vermont Getaway at Basin Harbor

We reckon we’ve made your taste buds pretty darn primed for some Vermont-made chocolate, yeah? Well, treat yourself to a blissful summer vacation at Basin Harbor and pay a visit to Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington while you’re at it: Needless to say, you’re not going to regret it.