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WOOFSTOCK 2014

Posted on April 4, 2014

            Attention greyhounds, setters, labs and retrievers (and all our other fidos friends!)  Consider this your invitation for you and your human(s) to attend the best dog event Vermont has to offer! Just think, water bowls big enough to swim in, a playground for you to play on and even […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 10

Posted on December 21, 2013

      DAY  10 Foolproof Nutella Turtle Cookies 10 ounces milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, divided 20 pretzels (flattened pretzel crisps are the best) 20 large rounded teaspoons nutella 40 whole pecans, toasted 24 soft caramels,  unwrapped 2 tablespoons heavy cream sea salt Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 8

Posted on December 19, 2013

    DAY 8 HOLIDAY BLONDIES     A twist on a classic, it’s fruitcake in a bar. 2/3 cup  butter, softened 2 cups  packed brown sugar 2 large  eggs 1 tablespoon  cherry brandy or cherry juice (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder 2 teaspoons  vanilla 1/4 teaspoon  salt 2 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour 1 cup  chopped walnuts, toasted* 3/4 cup  chopped white or dark […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]