Basswood Chalet & Guesthouse offers more than just a venue and a great getaway home in the heart of the Blue Diamond resort area. Onsite services include a seminary-trained, ordained interfaith minister, photographer, videographer, keyboardist, and full-service audio/video production capabilities for businesses, musicians and more.
The Basswood Chalet is a warm, cozy, intimate place to get married! Indoor elegance or an outdoor Bohemian style fit right in here. If your image of your special day is a simple, elegant, romantic ceremony in front of a 22 foot tall river rock fireplace, on a rustic balcony while your guests are seated below you, or among the canopy of trees or tamarack marshlands, we can make your dreams come true here.
Decorate the space yourself or use one of our recommended event stylists.
Licensed caterers are welcome to use our kitchen facilities for assembly and service purposes. We also can recommend amazing chefs who will complement your vision of your perfect day.
Small meetings are also welcome here. Consider getting away from the distractions at the office with your executive team! Basswood Chalet is wired with a fiber connection, offering super-fast internet highway speeds. Recording of your meeting is available and large monitors for viewing are available for an additional fee.
Please note parking is limited to protect the beauty of Basswood's forest and marshlands, so carpooling or a shuttle from another location is recommended.
Basswood's Guesthouse was designed by the first owners as their residence while the Chalet was being built. As a result it's a full one-bedroom home with over 750 square feet of comfort. Today we rent it to guests to enjoy all the New Auburn and Lower Long Lake area has to offer, as well as offering a place for couples to stay before and/or after their ceremony at the Chalet, to celebrate their anniversary year-after-year, to renew & rejuvenate their relationship, for writers wishing to start or finish a project, for musicians looking to compose and record in a place that inspires, or for those wishing to just get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Entrepreneurs seeking solitude for planning purposes find all the comforts of home, spreading out room and high speed internet access without distractions meaning better outcomes. Personal or couples spiritual retreats are also a favorite here.
Basswood Chalet & Guesthouse is a wonderful place to get back in touch with those you love - yourself included! Pamper yourself with an upgraded package including a welcome basket, continental breakfast each morning, celebration package or all of the above. References to massage therapists, natural healers and others are available upon request.