Vergennes, Vermont is located on Route 22A in Addison County, 25 miles south of Burlington and 12 miles north of Middlebury. The City of Vergennes is Vermont's first incorporated city, making it the oldest city in Vermont. Vergennes is also the smallest city (by population) in Vermont.
The city was named for the Comte de Vergennes, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and negotiator of the Treaty of Paris. It was in Vergennes, on Otter Creek, where the fleet that would defeat the British on Lake Champlain was built and armed. A historic marker can be found on the east side of Otter Creek where the shipyard once was.
Vergennes is also home to the Basin Harbor Club, a summer resort where you'll find wholesome family fun, romance, and recreational sports for every conceivable type.
The very plentiful buffet stretches the length of our lakeside dining room and offers many options from traditional items like Eggs Benedict, Faroe Island Salmon and Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes to Farro Salad, house pickled vegetables and omelets to order. The kids have their own mini buffet to chose from and the dessert tables are brimming with decadence. Reservations are required and we suggest making them as early as possible.
Join us for a special 6 course wine dinner featuring Chef Christian’s menu presented at the James Beard House on January 30, 2016. Our wine list boasts the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. For this meal, the Chef and Wine Director consider and chose carefully the pairings to enhance your experience. An intimate dinner for 30, seats are limited. Overlooking Basin Harbor and Lake Champlain, the setting is unmatched. Date night, girlfriend getaway or dinner with close friends, this epicurean repast will tantalize your palette.