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12 Days of Cookies: Day 7

Posted on December 18, 2013

Day 7 Orange Chocolate Shortbread   1 cup salted butter (2 sticks) 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 325. Cream together butter and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and gradually stir in flour. Once mixture is combined, place […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 6

Posted on December 17, 2013

    DAY 6 Swedish Dreams Anyone who has eaten at the Ranger Room knows what a Swedish Dream is. A buttery, shortbread cookie with delicate flavors of coconut and pecan. A timeless favorite. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/1/4 cups butter 1/2 cup & 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cup cake […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 5

Posted on December 16, 2013

    DAY FIVE Flourless Chocolate Cookies   We always feel so decadent eating flourless chocolate cake. Well now, you can share the experience with your cookie swap! Dark, dense…..oh heavenly with a cup of dark roast coffee. Invite a friend over and have a few of these cookies to celebrate you! 1 1/2 cups semisweet […]

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Posted on December 14, 2013

This is our 8th annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.  Each day for 12 days, we publish favorite and cherished recipes to try for your family and friends.  For 2013, we will posting them daily to our blog.  

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 […]

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 […]

History Throwbacks ~ Bringing the Guests from Town

Posted on November 12, 2013

BHC History Bit ~ Imagine getting off the sleeper – the overnight train – from New York, to be greeted by an enthusiastic BHC staff member for the long ride in a surrey pulled by a fast team. That smiling person was Allen Penfield Beach, Bob’s and my Grandfather. We’re sure he regaled the guests […]

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 […]

Rocktoberfest 2013

Posted on October 19, 2013

We had so much fun last year we’re going to do it again! Join us on October 19th for the 2nd annual Bacon & Beer Festival. Basin Harbor will be hosting our 2nd annual Rocktoberfest: A festival of Beer and Bacon  beginning at 3PM, live entertainment from local musicians, a variety of Vermont beer and a bacon-inspired […]

Osprey Dance

Posted on August 30, 2013

Our Grounds Superintendent, Charlie Messenger had some personal time with the “Basin Harbor Club” ospreys this morning. We put a nesting platform up on our golf course several years ago and we have been so very lucky to have attracted a pair of osprey. These pictures were right before he saw a doe and pair […]