Love Our Locals

May 12, 2023

Snowvillage Inn loves our locals! We do everything we can to support local businesses and non-profits. Best of all, we love sharing the special places and activities that you can only find here in and around Eaton, NH. That’s why we’re proud to share with you our list of favorite local businesses, activities and non-profit organizations. We hope you’ll frequent them too the next time you stay at the Snowvillage Inn!

Because we love our locals, in May 2023, we are offering a month-long celebration with deals at Max’s Pub and Restaurant. You can view our calendar of specials on our dining page. 

The Valley Originals

Max’s Pub and Restaurant is a proud member of The Valley Originals. We’re a group of locally owned and operated restaurants. The Valley Originals support local organizations, charities, and activities and are all involved in the community effort.  

Max’s Pub and Restaurant is open Wed. – Sat., so we encourage our guests to enjoy dining at other Valley Originals when we are closed!

Eaton Village Store

This quaint country store and diner, situated across the street from the serene shores of Crystal Lake, was built in 1800 as a private home.  In 1947 it became the general store, where locals purchased groceries, gas and blocks of ice cut from the lake. 

Today, Eaton Village Store is the heart of Eaton, New Hampshire.  Located along Route 153, between King Pine ski area and North Conway, it’s a convenient stop for travelers hungry for breakfast or lunch, or in need of that specialty coffee to get them where they’re headed.  It’s also the town center where locals meet and share all the goings on, celebrate birthdays and hear the latest news.  

The store is currently operated by a non-profit, the Eaton Village Preservation Society. 

The store is only minutes from Snowvillage Inn and offers wonderful options for lunch and other “to-go” treats that make for great take-alongs for hiking and other adventures. 

Freedom Village Store

The Freedom Village Store was first built in 1860 as a general store. The volunteer-run operation has served many generations of Freedom residents and seasonal visitors. Today, FVS features local artisanal gifts and food items, as well as sponsoring special events. Freedom Village Store serves as an integral partner in this unique NH village.

We recommend our guests visit this sweet little shop on their wanderings down Route 153, whether they are foliage watching, antiquing or Christmas shopping.

Little White Church

The picturesque, fully restored Little White Church has graced our landscape and numerous artistic works for over a century. Visitors to Eaton can enjoy viewing the church from a distance, or step back in time by enjoying events at the church, including concerts, religious services or dance performances. Its recently renovated steeple can be seen from a distance and welcomes all to the shores of Crystal Lake. (Photo at top courtesy of Debra Callis)

So. Eaton Meeting House 

In 1840, William B. Towle donated a plot of land for the express purpose of establishing a house of worship.  Completed in 1844, the South Eaton Meetinghouse opened its doors as a member of the Free Will Baptist Society.

The South Eaton Meetinghouse stands today in pristine condition and maintained as it was in 1844 by loyal neighbors. Non-denominational services, weddings, and local activities are still conducted in Eaton’s only structure listed on the National Historic Register. The Meeting House houses an 1890 pipe organ that delights listeners during their spring concert and on Thanksgiving. 

Snowvillage Inn is pleased to support the continued conservation of this historic building. We encourage our guests to enjoy activities there or to drink in its beauty from the outside!

Freedom Food Pantry

This is an important, vital ministry of the church that serves residents in need on a weekly basis. Not only does it provide food to Freedom residents, but it also serves Effingham and Ossipee as well. 

Snowvillage Inn believes that no one should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. We are happy to support this important community resource which in 2021 served 1,192 clients with a total of 24,732 meals. 

Freedom Old Home Week

Every summer the community of Freedom is one of only five NH towns that celebrate an “Old Home Week” ⎻ a unique idea initiated in 1899 and officially recognized by Proclamation in the New Hampshire State Legislature in 1913. Going strong for more than a century, Freedom Old Home Week is a time for residents, guests, their friends and their families to attend and participate in fun and informative activities and events throughout Freedom. Running July 28 – Aug. 6 in 2023, events include everything from fireworks to road races to a parade. 

Book a stay at Snowvillage Inn during Old Home Week and you’ll enjoy these old-fashioned summer activities with friends and family.