Spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. With the change in seasons comes a rebirth of beauty here in the White Mountains, and a refreshed list of fun activities to do in the area; even if it may be a …
Author: Jillian Moulton
The maple tree magic that is Maple Sugar season in New Hampshire happens every spring for approximately 4-6 weeks. It’s during the month of March, with warmer days and chilly nights that maple sugar season is in full force. During this time, the sap is …
For many, Valentine’s Day can feel like a holiday made to keep the greeting card companies in business. Sure, we’ve all been on the receiving and giving end of chocolates and roses, but there are many different ways to make the holiday unique and meaningful for your loved one. Why not get creative this year? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites, so you can get on out there and spread some love this winter season.
Spend Time Together Outdoors
Whether it’s spending a day downhill skiing at nearby Purity Springs, ice skating on nearby Crystal Lake, or snowshoeing on our very own trails, spending time outside with the one you love is a great way to reconnect, spend quality time with each other, and enjoy the area in the winter. Did you know we have our very own snowshoe trail called Lover’s Lane? This romantic trail is lined with hearts and leads to a little pink cabin in the woods!
Try Something New
There is no better bonding experience than trying something new together.
How about winter hiking? A guided hike or snowshoe in the White Mountains is a great way to see the area from a unique and snowy perspective. Learn all about the wildlife, forestry, and history of the White Mountains all while enjoying time with your loved one.
If you’re looking to do something inside, a card reading by Sara Moore, a local psychic medium for people and pets, will be insightful and fun.
Dine In Style
No Valentine’s experience is complete without an epicurean adventure created by an award-winning chef. At Max’s Restaurant and Pub, you’ll experience casual fine dining, breathtaking views, and warm hospitality in an intimate setting. Consider sharing some delicious appetizers like the Norumbega oysters or Chinatown pork dumplings, indulging in a sirloin steak or pan-roasted duck breast. There are also fantastic vegetarian options and a fresh catch of the day from nearby Maine. Don’t forget to finish the evening off with a cocktail in front of our romantic fireplace!
Create New Memories
If you’re a music lover, then a trip to the nearby Stone Mountain Arts Center is a fun way to create memories with your significant other. SMAC has a full lineup of artists including Della Mae and Valentine’s Day with Dana Cunningham and Carol Noonan. We even offer a special Stone Mountain Arts Center package, so that all of the details are already planned out for you!
Leave The Details To Us
When creating your Valentine’s experience this year, you may consider leaving the details to us so that you can focus on what really matters; your loved one. With our Valentine’s Experience, we’ve thought of all the good stuff, like placing a chilled bottle of prosecco and cheese in your room for arrival, including a special Valentine’s day dinner at Max’s Restaurant and Pub, full country breakfasts each morning during your stay, and even snowshoe rentals. In front of our fireplace is a great place to renew your vows, so be sure to ask us for details.
Partial funding for the development of this blog was made possible by a Rural Business Development Grant through the Northern Community Investment Corporation from USDA Rural Development.
With New Year’s right around the corner, many are thinking about what changes or resolutions they would like to make for the year ahead. Like any other year, we are all looking forward to positive changes in the future, but sometimes it’s easier to make …
Sometimes when we think of the holidays, it’s easy to get bogged down by the nuances that surround them – navigating big box stores, traveling during busy periods, and trying to squeeze everything into a short amount of time. However, the holidays don’t have to …
With summer almost over, many of us find ourselves wondering where the time went, and scrambling to squeeze in a little R&R before going back into our fall routines of busy work schedules and family commitments. In fact, in the past year due to the pandemic, many people left the majority of their PTO on the table, forgoing their normal vacation time to juggle working remotely, reports CNBC. The good news? Many people are finding that they have some extra time off to burn, and there’s no better time to take it. In fact, midweek rates here at The Snowvillage Inn are as low as $179.00. If you’re finding yourself with time off to take advantage of, a midweek trip to the Mt. Washington Valley is a no brainer.
If outdoor adventure is your thing, you’ll appreciate the easy access to popular trailheads on quieter days. With ease of locating parking and less foot traffic on the trails, you’ll find hiking in the White Mountains to be a more rejuvenating experience. Mt. Kearsarge, Diana’s Baths, and even the popular routes up Mt. Washington are all less traveled during the week. Be sure to pack a lunch from the nearby Eaton Store and enjoy an outdoor picnic. At the end of your day, be sure to take a dip in Crystal Lake, at the private and quiet beach that the Inn provides access to.
Hugely popular during summer and peak foliage is a trip down the Saco river in a canoe or kayak. Nearby rentals and shuttles are a breeze midweek, and you’ll have more time to soak up the warm sun and stunning views without sharing the river with the weekend parties that can make the experience feel a bit “peopley.” Several trips are offered in the area from Bartlett, N.H. to Fryeburg, M.E., so whether you want to spend an hour or a whole day on the river, there’s an option for you.
Midweek here in the valley is a completely different experience than the more crowded times we see regularly on weekends. With a midweek trip, you can travel north during quiet times and will notice that the experience is much calmer. With the town less busy, you’ll have easier access to outlet shopping at Settler’s Green on rainy days, a greater choice of smaller locally-owned restaurants to try, as well as VIP treatment at local breweries and distilleries. Don’t forget to visit the locally-owned shops in the village! You can also explore our many farmer’s markets and farm stands to find that perfect specialty item to bring back home. (Homemade maple syrup, anyone?)
We cannot think of a better way to close out your summer than with live music. The nearby Stone Mountain Arts Center features live music from world class musicians like Richard Thompson (playing two midweek dates in late Aug.!), and we even offer shuttle service from right here at the inn! This stunning music venue is located off the beaten path in nearby Brownfield, Maine, and boasts a beautiful bar/reception area in a classic New England style barn. They even offer dinner service prior to the show, if you choose to make a night of it.
Lastly, a trip to The Snowvillage Inn is never complete without a quiet meal at our very own Max’s Restaurant & Pub. With breathtaking views, warm hospitality, and thoughtfully crafted meals, dining with us is a treat you’ll remember for time to come.
Looking for insider tips on how to maximize your midweek getaway? Be sure to ask Innkeepers Jen and Kevin for some pointers.
Partial funding for development of this BLOG made possible through a Micro Enterprise Community Development Block Grant from the NH Community Development Finance Authority to Northern Community Investment Corporation through Grafton County, New Hampshire.