July 13, 2021

Schuyler Yacht Basin Celebrate New, Mini-Luxury Suites with Waterfront View

It was a great pleasure to help celebrate the dedication of some great new improvements at the Schuyler Yacht Basin on July 9, starting with these incredible new tiny homes, made from upcycled shipping containers and turned into air conditioned mini-luxury suites with a waterfront view and a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Imagine an overnight stay in such a comfortable quiet bed, with your own kitchen and full, private bathroom facilities! This is a great way to enjoy private time in a very unique environment!

Plus, just steps away are bicycles and kayaks for rent, plus the Basin Grille and it’s fine food, and the full service marina in case you brought your boat with you. The Empire State Trail is nearby as is the new Gateway Visitors Center and Schuylerville’s first-ever brewery. A little further is Fort Hardy Park, where the British last down their arms in defeat after The Battle of Saratoga in 1777, and where today kids compete in annual cardboard boat races on the Hudson River. There’s Hudson Crossing Park with all is trails, scenery, more kayak rentals, Mohawk Maiden Cruises, Champlain Canal Lock C-5 and so much more. In the other direction are the restaurants, bakeries, shops, full service grocery store, wellness practitioners, art gallery, music studio, etc. of the village of Schuylerville. And a little further from that are farms, orchards, the Schuyler House and the Sword Surrender site, and more things I probably forgot. Yes, this is all within walking or cycling distance of the Schuyler Yacht Basin. Check it out today and see why do many are excited about this historic and quaint village.

The Capital Region Chamber was represented at this ribbon cutting by Pete Bardunias, Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, and is grateful to our ribbon cutting Sponsor the Saratoga National Bank. The event was led by the Saratoga County and Schuylerville Area Chambers of Commerce. Also in attendance were Michael Zembricki from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office, Debbie Curto representing State Senator Daphne Jordan, Lydia Hoffman representing Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, Dave Roberts of the Schuylerville Chamber (who also spoke on behalf of Supervisor Tom Wood and Mayor Dan Carpenter ), Todd Shimkus, staff and volunteer Ambassadors of the Saratoga County Chamber, Schuyler Yacht Basin owner Chip Lawrence, Schuyler Yacht Basin Operations Manager and Dockmaster Jack Yeaton, and Bigfoot Bicycle Rentals and Tours (also Tech Monkeys) owner Chris Payant.

Thank you to ribbon cutting sponsor, Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company.