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Birding Lake Champlain: A Year-Round Pursuit

Posted on February 16, 2016

Birding Lake Champlain: A Year-Round Pursuit No doubt about it: Staying at Basin Harbor Club, you’ve got front-row seats to some of Vermont’s finest birding. After all, the Champlain Valley—threaded in both Vermont and New York by the Lake Champlain Birding Trail—is an “avifauna” hotspot: Besides the wonderful spectrum of aquatic and terrestrial habitats—open lake, […]

A Little of Both: A Valentine’s Recipe

Posted on February 12, 2016

Savory breakfast, midnight snack or late brunch for two, this savory and sweet french toast recipe is to die for! Bourbon Vanilla Bean Challah French Toast Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Serves: 5 Ingredients: 6 eggs 1 ½ cups whole milk 1 tsp. grated orange zest ½ bourbon vanilla bean (regular vanilla […]

Something Savory: A Valentine’s Recipe

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Tonight’s recipe is something savory…selected by Heidi. She suggests this as a great alternative side rather than something super starchy. She used European style unsalted butter instead of the plain that the recipe called for, leaving it extra fluffy, light and flavorful! Parsnip Puree Total Time: 25 mins Prep: 10 Cooks: 15 Yields: 4-6 servings […]

Something Sweet: A Valentine’s Recipe

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Stained Glass Valentine Cookies Love is a little Sweet! This recipe is one of Jen’s favorites. It’s equally delicious, as it is beautiful! Ingredients  1½ cups softened butter 1½ cups granulated sugar 1 vanilla bean opened and seeds scraped out 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk 1½ teaspoon cardamom 1 tbsp orange zest 3¾ cups […]

The Age of Wild Ice

Posted on January 28, 2016

A Look Back at Lake Champlain’s Ice-Harvesting Days As Basin Harbor Club hibernates through Vermont’s deliciously cold and snowy winter, we thought we’d devote a blog post to a little local history: back to a time when glazed-over Lake Champlain was a great seasonal quarry. For decades, wintertime on Lake Champlain meant a brisk business […]

Wedding Cakes BY Basin Harbor

Posted on January 7, 2016

Here at Basin Harbor we pride ourselves in working with couples to customize their Vermont weddings. From the signature cocktail at the rehearsal dinner to local flowers atop your cake.  Wedding cakes are an accent of your wedding that make a style statement and are a delicious end to your perfect day. Our Basin Harbor […]

And a Happy New Year!

Posted on January 5, 2016

The New Year is certainly a time for new beginnings and enthusiasm. Here are our wishes for you in 2016: May your Senior be accepted at the college of her/his choice May your team win the Superbowl May the very late-starting ski season be fabulous once it gets under way May the weather man not […]