Perfect Day at Basin Harbor Club in Vermont
By Basin Harbor Club Innkeepers Bob & Pennie Beach, 4th Generation Hosts, with Bob Beach Sr., Third Generation Host
The perfect day at Basin Harbor Club Bed and Breakfast always starts with a proper acknowledgement of the beautiful surroundings in which you find yourself. A morning walk, a brisk run or just quiet contemplation on your porch should help you find that sense of place that we cherish here. If you decide to go on an early morning walk on one of the area’s never-ending nature trails, look for asprey, double-crested cormorants and majestic bald eagles. Walk down by the Lake Champlain shore and perhaps you’ll spot a bog turtle or the spiny soft-shell turtle.
Then comes the big question…Shall I go fishing, play tennis, golf, take a yoga class or enjoy the peace and quiet while the kids in the Children’s Program. Then there is Chocolate 101, Pastel Class, Long Game Clinic, Kayak Trek or maybe a relaxing massage.
Fishing can be an adventure on Lake Champlain, as there are perch, bass, northern pike, salmon and lake trout just waiting to be caught Fishing licenses are easily obtained and private charters may be arranged through the Harbormaster.
After a healthy lunch, it’s naptime and it’s not hard to fall asleep with the breeze off the lake and the quiet sounds of summer.
Maybe a hike along the Edgewater Trail afterwards. Chipmunks, warblers and the occasional heron accompany you. An afternoon swim in Lake Champlain is refreshing and invigorating. A jump on the water trampoline makes you feel like a kid again.
For those who enjoy museums, the nearby Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a must see. There you can learn all about boat making, historic watercrafts and even take part in building a lapstrake canoe!
Shower and dress for dinner. Tonight it’s the Main Dining Room where the age old tradition of gentlemen wearing jacket and tie is still upheld. It’s so nice to see everyone dressed up.
The dinner music inspires you to take a turn on the dance floor. And one last look at the lake, with the moon glancing off the waves.