By Jay Lloyd

VERGENNES, Vt. (CBS) — Getaways can be relaxing and recharging.   Here’s an ideal spot for one, on the Vermont banks of Lake Champlain.

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The lake, steeped in American history, sparkles at Basin Harbor, where small boats wait for guests to motor or paddle out in brilliant sunshine.

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

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“We really view it as ‘active tranquility,’ ” says Bob Beach, a fourth-generation member of the family that has taken Basin Harbor from farm to resort.

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

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His view is echoed by frequent guest Rick Meyer, from Montgomery County, Pa.

“It reminds me of a summer camp for adults,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

And their first-class chef, Christian Cruze, has a simple approach that turns camp food into a culinary adventure in a formal dining room.

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(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

(Photo by Jay Lloyd)

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“Seasonality and fresh are really how my menus are driven,” he says.

Then, mix in a rustic pub, a lounge bar, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, gardens, and cottage-on-the-lake accommodations, and it’s a memorable getaway!

 

(The Red Mill Tavern.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

(The Red Mill Tavern. Photo by Jay Lloyd)

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