Welcome, Chef Philippe!

We are thrilled to announce Basin Harbor welcomed a new Executive Chef this month. With over 35 years of experience in the world of gastronomy, Chef Philippe joined the Basin Harbor team that will host you for the 138th season. Trained in the culinary crucible of Paris, Philippe’s journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication to the art of cooking.

With degrees in French culinary arts, Philippe’s career began in the fine restaurants of Paris, including the exclusive Polo Club of Paris, known for catering to Europe’s elite for centuries.

Transitioning across the Atlantic, he found success in the United States and Canada, owning and leading thriving restaurants that blended French tradition with global flair.

In 2016, Philippe’s exceptional talent earned him a nomination for the prestigious title of French Master Chef, a recognition of his culinary prowess. Beyond his culinary creations, Philippe is an educator, sharing his expertise with aspiring chefs at the college level in the Culinary Arts. Known for his innovative approach, Philippe crafts dishes with uncommon ingredient combinations, surprising and delighting diners.

His culinary journey began in his mother’s kitchen in Provence, where he learned the rich flavors of the region and explored Meridionale cuisine, fusing tastes from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and North Africa. Today, as the Executive Chef of Basin Harbor, Philippe is eager to create “fine dining experiences” that transform each dish into a visual and gustatory masterpiece for our guests.

In the upcoming season, prepare for an unparalleled gastronomic voyage as Chef Philippe Ducrot takes your palate on an exploration of flavors, tradition, and innovation. Basin Harbor promises to be the epicenter of culinary excellence, redefining your understanding of culinary artistry. Bon appétit!

Vermont Flood Relief Fundraiser 2023

Join us for the Golden Hour concert series on Wednesday, August 9th with special guest Ryan Montbleau! $1 from every Zero Gravity can sold and 50% of proceeds from the Full Belly Food Truck will go toward NOFA-VT Farmer Emergency Fund. This fund provides grants and 0% loan to certified organic and NOFA-VT member farms experiencing emergencies that can’t be covered by insurance. Donations will be quickly mobilized to farms as they repair from the storm.

Vermont Flood Relief Golden Hour Menu

Rock The Dock: Golden Hour Concert Series

The Golden Hour Concert Series at Basin Harbor is back! Come one, come all to enjoy live music at the North Dock. Open to the public, free shows. All shows are rain or shine 7pm – 9pm. If the weather is really bad, we will reschedulekeep an eye on Facebook for updates.

Wednesday, June 21st – The Full Cleveland
Wednesday, June 28th – Justin LaPoint
Wednesday, July 5th – Josh Panda and Clint from The Grift
Wednesday, July 12th – A House on Fire
Wednesday, July 19th – John Lackard Blues Duo
Wednesday, July 26th – Sanctuary
Wednesday, August 2nd – Josh Panda and Clint from The Grift
Wednesday, August 9th – Ryan Montbleau
Wednesday, August 16th – The Full Cleveland
Wednesday, August 23rd – Sanctuary
Wednesday, August 30th – Neon Ramblers

Event notes:

-No outside coolers, please. The Burgee Bar and the Full Belly Food Truck will be open!
-Leashed, well behaved dogs are welcome to join the fun.
-Parking on site, please park in designated areas.
-Bag chairs/blankets are encouraged!
-Want to have dinner? The Red Mill, Megumi Sushi and the Full Belly Food Truck are great options for pre-show food.

Rescheduled: 22nd Annual M&T Bank Basin Harbor 5k

Lace-up your running shoes and get ready to join us for the 22nd Annual M&T Bank Basin Harbor 5k. Please note this race has been rescheduled to July 15th, 2023 due to inclimate weather and trail conditions. The course winds through the resort on both paved and gravel along the shores of Lake Champlain.

Pre-registration is now closed, if you are looking to participate there will be day-of registration from 8:00am – 8:45am.


  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 am Race Registration
  • 9:00 AM Race begins!

Race Info

  • Ample parking available on site.
  • Water station and snacks will be available for runners.
  • Other food and drink are available in the Main Lodge in the Breezeway Gift Shop.

Thank you to our friends at M&T Bank for sponsoring this year’s 5k!

Champ Sighting

Legends of Champ have lived long before Lake Champlain had its name. The Abenaki and the Iroquois have their own legends about a large creature inhabiting the lake, which looked like a large, horned serpent or giant snake. By 1992, over 600 people claimed to have seen Champ all over the lake. Local lore insists Champ lives across the lake from Basin Harbor in underwater caves beneath the Palisades. Pennie shared that “several staff members and guests have seen Champ over the years. Curiously, most sightings have been during cocktail hour”. Have you had a Champ sighting?

Golden Hour Concert Series Is Back!

Join us for great live music by some of our favorite local bands this summer at the North Dock! Wednesday nights starting June 21st through Labor Day. These concerts are free and open to the public. The Full Belly Food Truck will be open and Burgee Bar will be making drinks! Please no outside coolers. You’re welcome to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music from the lawn!

Wednesday, June 21st – The Full Cleveland
Wednesday, June 28th – Justin LaPoint
Wednesday, July 5th – Josh Panda and Clint from The Grift
Wednesday, July 12th – A House on Fire
Wednesday, July 19th – John Lackard Blues Duo
Wednesday, July 26th – Sanctuary
Wednesday, August 2nd – Josh Panda and Clint from The Grift
Wednesday, August 9th – Ryan Montbleau
Wednesday, August 16th – The Full Cleveland
Wednesday, August 23rd – Sanctuary
Wednesday, August 30th – Neon Ramblers

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