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Valcour Educational Conference Center is truly one of the most unique venues in the northeastern United States for meetings, weddings, conferences, trainings, family reunions, overnight stays, etc. Located on the western shore of Lake Champlain and owned and managed by College Auxiliary Services, Valcour offers panoramic views of the Green Mountains of Vermont and overlooks Valcour Island, the site of one of the most historic battles of the Revolutionary War.
Located nearby are two 18-hole championship quality PGA golf courses, as well as areas for swimming and boating. In winter, ski the Olympic mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid, or cross-country ski right next door. With Lake Placid, New York, Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Canada within an hours' drive, recreational and cultural opportunities are at your finger tips.
Valcour is not only known for its unique location and beauty, but also for the quality of superb cuisine by Valcour's exclusive caterer, Catering by Chartwells. Cookie cutter menus will never do at Valcour. From light fare to buffets to plated meals, our caterers professional, talented chefs and waitstaff pride themselves in the gracious serving of fine food. For questions and estimate regarding food service, linens and bar service please contact Catering by Chartwells at 518-564-2229 or email@example.com.
WHO MAY RESERVE VALCOUR
Anyone may reserve Valcour for a business or social event - Valcour is open to the general public. For further information please feel free to contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-564-2035 or toll free 1-877-778-CAS1(2271) or like us on Facebook!
History of Valcour
The first recorded event connected with the present site occurred in 1776 when Benedict Arnold's fleet engaged in warfare with the British Navy off Valcour's shore. Although Arnold was defeated, the defeat caused the British fleet to retire to Canada for the winter.
In 1784 Zephaniah Platt gave this present site, plus acreage to Nathaniel Platt. Congressman Joseph Sibley acquired the Valcour property in 1904 and used it until 1915. He constructed the existing boathouse to accommodate his large yacht. At the time of construction, the boathouse housed guest rooms on the upper floor. During WWI, Sibley's daughter Celia Sibley Wilson received the property and in the early 1920's, the original house was partially destroyed by fire. Mrs. Wilson had the present structure built in 1925 and upon her death in 1945; the property was passed on to her sister, Josephine Sibley Heathcote, who in turn passed it on to her daughter, Mrs. Haskell. In 1959, the property was sold to the Coastline Development Corporation of Montreal, Canada. In 1961 the corporation sold nine acres, including the main residence to Harold and Olive Baker who converted the site into a restaurant. The property was reverted to the Coastland Development Corporation in 1962. In 1963, the estate was sold to the Plattsburgh State Teachers College Benevolent and Education Association, Inc. (now known as College Auxiliary Services, Inc.) and was officially designated as the Valcour Educational Conference Center.