Snowvillage Inn Blog

Author: Kathy Bennett

Simple Holiday Cheer

Simple Holiday Cheer

Remember the years where the holidays seemed so much simpler? Days spent playing in freshly fallen snow, followed by warm fires in the fireplace shared with dear friends and family were the norm. Now, we seem to find ourselves consumed by finding the latest tech […]

Changing Colors. Changing Perspectives.

Changing Colors. Changing Perspectives.

With the hustle and bustle of summer on its way out, and fall knocking on the door, many find this as a time to slow down, hit pause, and shift perspectives. Perhaps now more than ever, with many jobs moving to remote work and college […]

Is It the Right Time for a Minimalist Wedding?

Is It the Right Time for a Minimalist Wedding?

The concept of minimalism has officially hit the wedding style scene. With so much going on in the world now, this trend towards simplification couldn’t be more refreshing. Couples are hopping on the “less is more” train by clearing away the clutter, eliminating the frills, and being very intentional about what they choose to be part of their big day. In essence, minimalist weddings only include the things that—in the words of Marie Kondo—spark joy.

Here at Snowvillage Inn, we could not agree more. While we have always embraced small intimate weddings, we are already seeing an uptick in requests for elopements and micro-weddings

Foliage Weddings

And here’s a new development to share. With changing travel patterns, including cancellations of local fall events, fairs, and festivals, we are now able to accommodate foliage weddings for fall 2020. Fall is truly a magical time in the White Mountains. Your elopement, small wedding, or honeymoon can be magical too, right here at the Snowvillage Inn. Book as soon as possible as these dates will not last long!

Weddings Two Ways

As an intimate wedding location, we can give you options other places cannot. We offer weddings in two ways:

  1. Wedding Buy Out – Are you the DIY kind of couple?  Perfect.  Take the whole place for your destination wedding.  10 acres, 17 guest rooms, 3 buildings, all the common spaces…the options are endless and completely up to you! For 72 hours, the place is yours. 
  2. All Inclusive – Prefer to have our team show you the way?  Our onsite wedding planner, chef, and innkeepers will help you plan your simply elegant wedding. This is a great option for small weddings too!

Non-Traditional Celebrations Welcome

We are known for welcoming celebrations of all kinds! 

  • Second weddings are great for our smaller space. Invite those special loved ones and family members and enjoy a getaway together with no fuss. 
  • LGBTQ weddings are extra special here and we’ve been the site of many happy celebrations over the years. 
  • Elopements might just include the bride and groom, but they can receive the same attention to detail, romance, and joy (without the planning and expense). We recently welcomed a pair of local honeymooners who decided on an intimate ceremony on top of nearby Foss Mountain, followed by dinner and an overnight at the Inn.

Whether we are close to home or hours away, we’ll make your day amazing.  Contact our wedding planner to learn more. 

Carrie Steeves | Event Coordinator

603-447-2818 | carrie@snowvillageinn.com

The One Less Traveled By

The One Less Traveled By

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost A different time, a different place, but New Hampshire’s own Robert Frost understood what we still face today. Both literally […]

Why Small is the New Big at Snowvillage Inn

Why Small is the New Big at Snowvillage Inn

Why Small is the New Big at Snowvillage Inn Secluded Are you dreaming of a getaway later this season? With much of the world staying at home in spring 2020, what might a perfect vacation look like later this year and beyond?  Those in the […]

Forest Bathing Brings You Back to Nature

Forest Bathing Brings You Back to Nature

Snowvillage Inn is planning to help guests relax, recharge and destress later this year with the introduction of a Forest Bathing Trail on their grounds. Owner and Innkeeper Jen Kovach explained that forest bathing will invite guests to commune with nature on their wooded trails. It will let them focus on “sight, sound, smell and feel” at predesignated stations along the way.

According to Psychology Today, Forest Bathing is defined as making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest. What sets forest bathing apart from simply taking a walk in the forest is that it encourages people to consciously take in the sights, sounds, smells. It’s about the whole experience, rather than allowing our minds to do the things they habitually do, like putting together a mental grocery list. Results of a study of 280 subjects conducted in 2010 found that forest bathing was associated with lower levels of a stress indicator called cortisol, lower pulse rate, and lower blood pressure. Relaxing like this is crucial for good health. The fact is, chronic stress reduces immune function and makes us more prone to depression, heart disease, and other disorders.

Jen shared that their future plans for their Forest Bathing Trail will feature signs at different points along the trail that encourage an action to take, such as “Breathe,” “Smell,” or “Listen.” Guests are asked to walk the trail by themselves and to leave their devices behind … no selfies while Forest Bathing! Guests will receive a map outlining the trails and stations along with a background on the benefits of Forest Bathing when they check-in.

The Forest Bathing Experience will begin for guests as they arrive for their stay at the Snowvillage Inn. Rooms for guests who have selected a Forest Bathing Experience for their stay will be greeted by a special diffuser in their room, wafting the aroma of pine, cedar, and balsam. A special yogi tea will also be served to get in the mood for a truly relaxing and unique experience.

Forest bathing is not the only relaxing activity for guests at the Snowvillage Inn. Other recommended activities include guided hikes, which can be arranged by the innkeepers; taking a waterfall tour; and visiting businesses such as Be Well Studios for yoga and meditation, or The Soaking Pot for a relaxing foot soak. Thinking of a future visit to the White Mountains and a relaxing forest bathing experience is a stress-relieving experience in and of itself! If you’ve visited us in the past, view your photos and dream of a return visit in the future! Haven’t been yet? View our online photo gallery here!

As of this writing on March 23, many businesses and operations are modified due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please call ahead to confirm availability.

Partial funding for development of this blog made possible by a Rural Business Development Grant through the Northern Community Investment Corporation from USDA Rural Development.