An unforgettable experience at Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain in Vermont, with delicious food and fun activities, I can’t wait to go back.
Hi Guys! I am so excited to share with you the great time we had at Basin Harbor Club a few weeks ago! The photos don’t do it justice, but I can assure you that its heaven on earth. Lets take it step by step, we got there in the evening so we started with dinner at The Red Mill:
I know, mesmerizing and like I have previously said the photos don’t do it justice. The place is heaven on earth! Basin Harbor Club is a family owned business, and I must say that they made us feel like family too. You know, how sometimes when staying at super fancy hotels, no matter how expensive they are, you feel just like another person coming and going. I have been to many places in my life, but both me and my husband agreed that the customer service at Basin Harbor Club was by far the most amazing. This is what their employees say as well, as a 5th generation family business the owners are very kind to all their personnel and treat everyone like family. The personal touches thru the resort make you feel like home. I am so happy that we had the time to escape NYC and attend the Writer FAM weekend they put together.
The accomodations were beautiful, from our cozy room with a fire place and king bed, which by the way didn’t have a TV, I appreciated the lack of television so much. You just become part of the nature and the beautiful surroundings. Situated right on Lake Champlain, Basin Harbor Club has some jaw dropping views and a huge golf course. We ended up renting some bikes to explore the place and it felt so peaceful.
Our hostesses were very nice and put together a weekend full of fun for us, which included a cruise on Lake Champlain. Such a gorgeous lake, we got the chance to see some eagle nests, to hear the history of the lake and just enjoy the amazing feeling of being in a such gorgeous place. After our cruise trip we were offered the chance to see some beehives, which by the way felt like I am in a fairy tale. The whole setting was very magical. After seeing the beehives we had an art class with Joanne who is the interior designer at Basin Harbor Club. This was one of my favorites of the trip, as me and hubby were able to create unique antique signs that we took home, such a nice keep sake.
The food at Basin Harbor Club is out of this world, we feasted on pork buns, lobster rolls, calamari, s’mores by the campfire. They use fresh produce, which many of it they buy locally. Breakfast was buffet style, with local eggs and yogurt, fresh fruit and many delicious pastries. The dining rooms are bright, large and chic, which makes eating so much more fun.
We also got the chance to have a wine tasting class, which was obviously delicious and at the same time educational. We have learned so many new things about wine, and discovered a few that I must buy ASAP.
On our last night there we were treated to a fancy dinner by Chef Christian. The dinner was great, and I had the chance to try for the first time heirloom carrots. The 72 hours cooked short-rib was my favorite, especially since it was served with smoked mashed potatoes. A delicious and colorful pea soup was served, which was almost too pretty to eat! The dinner ended with Strawberry Cannelloni which is one tasty way to end an already delicious meal.
I am very thankful that we got the chance to meet the amazing family at Basin Harbor Club and also meet and connect with other bloggers, as of now I just can help myself but plan another trip to Basin Harbor Club, but this time with our son, I am sure he will have lots of fun!