Best Place to Work in Vermont

Posted on April 9, 2014

Pennie Beach and Sarah Morris, Fourth and Fifth generation Basin Harbor hosts with Governor Peter Shumlin. On March 27th, I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Best Places to Work Reception and Awards Ceremony at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.  We were joined by our peers from all over Vermont, all of […]

What’s Your Basin Harbor Story?

Posted on December 3, 2013

December 2013. As many of you know, one of the most special parts of a Basin Harbor vacation is the recognition that our staff have for returning guests. They are part of our family and as such, our history. Here are some of our guests stories.       Francesa and Isabella (on right) Sibble […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 27, 2013

    We’re ready for the big feast! We battled the lines in the grocery store, the turkey is eagerly awaiting its moment of glory in the refrigerator, root vegetables are on standby, wine rack is fully stocked; now we just wait for the alarm on Thursday to jolt us awake to a chilly morning […]

Announcing Weekly BHC Holiday Giveaway!

Posted on November 19, 2013

Tis the season! Or at least all of the decorations and shopping mall soundtracks are trying to convince us. As we’re planning the last details for our Thanksgiving feasts we wanted to kick off our holiday season by announcing our Weekly Holiday Giveaway! Did you know we have an online Gift Shop? Each Tuesday we […]

A Seasonal Farewell from the Beach Family

Posted on November 1, 2013

The leaves are falling off the trees as if on cue – appropriate now that we’ve closed our doors for BHC’s 127th season.  After a rather wet start that left the cement docks under water in varying degrees until Labor Day, the balance of the summer and fall were just delightful, day after day. We’re […]

The Buzz from Basin Harbor

Posted on August 3, 2013

There are 100,000 or so new employees at BHC!  Peter Morris has become our resident apiarist, and his five hives are the only Certified Naturally Grown bees in Vermont (to date).  Peter uses IPM, integrated pest management, instead of chemicals to keep his bees healthy, no small feat when colony collapse is decimating apiaries all […]

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on June 30, 2013

Next to Thanksgiving, July Fourth is our favorite holiday.  It’s all about people – families and good friends getting together to enjoy one another’s company (with good food of course!).  And we love all the red, white and blue clothing! We always get a lump in our throat at the flag-raising and singing those wonderful […]

Marching On

Posted on March 1, 2013

Happy March! Here it is, the month that’s supposed come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.  We can’t say that lion exactly describes the forecast for the first few days, but clouds and snow showers will be with us for sure.  It’s been a strange winter – snow storms followed by […]

Cold!

Posted on January 21, 2013

Greetings from Basin Harbor – The January thaw has ended and cold weather has  returned to Vermont.  As we look forward to a week of temperatures predominately  in the single digits or less, it’s interesting to note that the Lake froze over (in the narrows where we are) during this week in 2000, 2005 and […]

Happy You-Know-What

Posted on December 31, 2012

Greetings to one and all – It seems as if winter as we once knew it is back again – grey, snowy last day of the year, good skiing in the mountains, and very hungry birds at the feeders (the dry summer months led to a dearth of berries and seeds so you can hardly […]