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Discover Basin Harbor and Start a New Family Tradition

by Linda Warner

Basin HarborBasin Harbor lies along the shores of Lake Champlain in Vergennes, Vermont.  This 131 year old grand resort hearkens back to the great resorts of times past when escape from the heat of the cities in summer was a common practice by all who could afford such a luxury.  Today, rather than avoiding the heat, many of us seek a vacation to relax and unwind from the pressures of modern life.  Basin Harbor is the perfect choice.  In fact, Basin Harbor offers a special deal to first time visitors as an introduction to all this magnificent resort can offer.  The deal – stay two nights and get the third free.  Plus you receive complimentary Kid’s Camp for children under 12 during your stay.

Basin HarborFor returning visitors, Basin Harbor hasn’t left you out.  Take advantage of the unlimited golf and cart package for stays from Sunday to Thursday.  This package even includes breakfast for 2 each morning before you hit the links.

In addition to golf, Lake Champlain provides a water playground for all manner of boating, water skiing and tubing, swimming and fishing.  Land-based activities abound as well with tennis, croquet, badminton, and hiking.  Just want to relax and recharge?  Have your morning coffee on the front porch, read a book in one of the Adirondack chairs, or book a spa treatment. The daily calendar of special events will keep you and the kids as busy as you want.

With multiple on-site restaurants, dining at Basin Harbor will suit any occasion – family dinners or special events.

Lake Champlain Maritime MuseumAlthough the property has so much to offer that you don’t need to leave, the local area does have some fascinating attractions.  Right “next door” you will find the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.  Learn about the maritime history of Lake Champlain, visit replicas of historic ships, or take a shipwreck tour! For something totally different, visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Company in Shelburne and see how these famous bears are made. You’ll even see the bear hospital where ailing bears are cured. For something totally different, head to Shelburne Vineyard also in Shelburne. Try some of their award-winning wines and learn about sustainable agriculture and Vermont wine making.

Shelburne FarmsThroughout the year, Vermont celebrates the bounty of the land, the creativity of its artisans, and the beauty of the landscape with festivals and fairs.  Check’s Calendar of Events to see what is happening during the time you plan to visit.  An event in the area that you might want to consider is the Annual Harvest Festival at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne on September 16.

However, you choose to spend your getaway, Basin Harbor will help you create treasured memories that might even grow into a family tradition.

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