Basin Harbor Club Resort Vergennes, Vergennes, Vermont
The 700 acres of Basin Harbor with over a mile of shoreline on Lake Champlain contain a main lodge, three smaller lodges, 77 distinctive studio to three-bedroom cottages, three restaurants featuring eclectic cuisine and weekly outdoor dinners, cocktail bars, conference facilities to accommodate groups up to 280 guests, an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, resort shops, an outdoor, heated Olympic-sized pool, a grass airstrip, boating activities and daily narrated cruises, a fitness center and spa services, extensive gardens, a comprehensive program for children as well as proximity to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. The property is an Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary and watchable wildlife abound. Basin Harbor Club is pet friendly. Pennie and Bob Beach, siblings, are the 4th generation of hosts maintaining the Beach Family tradition of hospitality since 1886. Please note, there is a 5 percent service fee to be charged at check-in. Check-in is at 4pm and check-out is at 11am. A Visa or MasterCard is required at check-in. For your convenience, the resort offers 24-hour front desk and switchboard throughout the season. Located along the shore of Lake Champlain and surrounded by rural farmland, Basin Harbor has spectacular, unspoiled views of the lake against a backdrop of the Adirondack peaks of New York to the west and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east.
Dana Freeman (verified owner) –
Historic Lakeside Resort for all ages.
We recently stayed at BHC with a party of 20 family members (ages 2-95) for my grandmother’s 95th birthday. The resort is made up of individual cottages and there are a few buildings that have 4-10 suites in them. Expect that this is an older property with quaint older decor, except in the new building (Summit).There are endless things to do for families and kids. We spent so much time at the waterfront even though there is a pool. The sandy lakefront has paddle boats, paddle board, a trampoline and more. There is lots of shade too. We loved the Harbor Store with the retro candy and creemees (soft serve ice cream) but it also has drinks and snacks (hummus, applesauce, etc). You can play croquet or disc golf. There is also a 18 hole golf course and plenty of tennis courts. The resort is pretty spread out. We brought our bikes with us to get around, but if that isn’t a possibility for you, then you can rent on site.
Tips for Families
The towels at the waterfront are the size of washcloths, the pool towels are so much bigger and better so be sure to grab though to take with you to the lake. All rooms have a mini fridge. Dress for dinner in the dinning room requires that gentlemen over 12 wear a jacket and no denim is allowed.