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Vermont Best Lodging 2011

Vermont Best Lodging 2011
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by in May 2011

BEST WATERFRONT RESORT
Basin Harbor Club,
Vergennes
You’ll want to pack a trunk and spend all summer at this plush, 125-year-old Lake Champlain retreat. Golf, watercraft, formal dining, and cottage or lodge accommodations. Rates: rooms from $232, $332 with American meal plan; cottages from $369, $448 with American meal plan. 4800 Basin Harbor Road. 800-622-4000, 802-475-2311; basinharbor.com

BEST OVERNIGHT SPLURGE
Windham Hill Inn,
West Townshend
Fireplaced rooms, a heated outdoor pool, spa and concierge services, fine dining with an exhaustive wine list, and a glorious country setting distinguish this Relais & Chateaux property. Rates: from $305 (from $385 with fireplace), including full breakfast. Entrées: $60 (three-course prix fixe). 311 Lawrence Drive. 800-944-4080, 802-874-4080; windhamhill.com

BEST URBAN CAMPING
North Beach Campground,
Burlington
Although sites are small, this campground overlooking Lake Champlain is just a short hop to town via the adjacent bike path. Rates: from $24. 60 Institute Road. 802-862-0942; enjoyburlington.com

BEST FAMILY SUMMER CAMP
Ohana,
Post Mills
Like the best camping experience of your childhood–but this time, for the whole family. Campfires, crafts, hearty meals, and a big lake to swim in. Rates: from $550 per week, including meals. 341 Quinibeck Road. 802-333-3460; ohanacamp.org

BEST BURLINGTON ‘BURBS B&B
Richmond Victorian Inn,
Richmond
A charming and inexpensive alternative to city lodgings or suburban chains, this cozy 1850s Queen Anne home is only a 12-mile interstate hop from Burlington, and just minutes away from attractions such as Ben & Jerry’s, the Long Trail, and Waterbury Reservoir State Park. Rates: from $129, including full breakfast. 191 East Main St. 888-242-3362, 802-434-4410; richmondvictorianinn.com

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