New Ultimate Family Getaway Package

Vergennes, Vt. (April 26, 2006)  For families, summer vacation means a much deserved break from school, work and the routines of daily life.
Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vergennes, Vermont, the Basin Harbor Club offers a family vacation designed to make the most of those precious days away with the Ultimate Family Getaway package.

“Not only do we cater to parents,” said Pennie Beach, owner of Basin Harbor, “but we are parents. We have thought through every detail of this package to create a wholesome, memorable vacation that is as easy for parents as it is fun for kids.”

The Ultimate Family Getaway package includes a two-night stay in one of Basin Harbor’s lakeside cottages, breakfast and dinner daily, numerous children’s activities, a cruise, a watchable wildlife tour, a special “tower of treats” upon arrival, a tour of Vermont Teddy Bear Factory (, and two hours of babysitting.

Guests of the plan are automatically enrolled in Basin Harbor’s Children’s Program, offering a summer camp atmosphere filled with activities and special events. Comprised of three parts  morning camp, afternoon activities, and evening dinner events, kids will enjoy swimming, arts and crafts, field trips, cookouts, sports, games, and hikes among many other activities.

Children’s camps are organized by age, starting with Champ’s Camp for 3-5 year olds, all the way up to the Total Teen program for ages 15 and older featuring day long hikes, mountain bike treks, and overnight camping trips.
For a complete description of Basin Harbor’s Children’s Program, please visit

While the kids are busy creating memories that will last a lifetime, parents can opt to spend the day relaxing on the beach, playing golf, tennis or croquet, or browsing around the galleries and shops in the nearby towns of Middlebury and Shelburne.

The Ultimate Family Getaway package starts at $336 per night, and is available during non-peak, non-holiday times. Please visit or call 1-800-622-4000 for more information or to make a reservation.

Basin Harbor Club was established in 1886 by Ardelia Beach and has remained family owned for 120 years. Today, guests are greeted by fourth generation hosts, Pennie Beach and Robert H. Beach, Jr. Originally a 225-acre working farm catering to summer boarders, the resort has expanded to cover 700 acres of Vermont’s most pristine land along the shores of Lake Champlain, encompassing the main lodge, cottages, a private golf course, spectacular gardens, a 3,200 foot grass airstrip, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museuman organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-622-4000.

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