Six Cultural Adventures To Satisfy The Soul
April 21, 2022
While many travel to the Mt. Washington Valley for the thrill of winter sports or summer hiking, we realize that’s not for everyone. If you’re looking for some arts and culture in your life, this sleepy little state of New Hampshire might just surprise you. As it turns out, you don’t have to limit your arts and culture to cities or weekends. Book a midweek stay at the Snowvillage Inn and enjoy uncrowded music halls, theaters, and museums, all within easy driving distance. We’ve made the trip planning easy for you with some of our favorites.
Stone Mountain Arts Center
Visiting the Stone Mountain Arts Center is an absolute MUST do for any music lover. Simply put, this place is made of magic. Located just down the street from us in Brownfield, Maine, SMAC is an intimate music venue, housed in a beautiful timber frame barn. You can spend an evening enjoying amazing farm to table food and drink along with an impressive lineup of musicians, comedians, and storytellers. We even have a lodging package which includes transport to and from the property!
The Barnstormers Theater
The Barnstormers Theater is located in scenic Tamworth, New Hampshire, and is the oldest ongoing professional summer theater in the United States. The Barnstormers will have a full lineup of summer shows this year, with many running midweek. Pro tip: make the most of a midweek stay by catching a Thursday night show.
Since 1983, the mission of Arts Jubilee has been to “bring world class live music performances to the valley normally found only in metropolitan areas.” With five concerts lined up for Thursdays in July and August, concert goers can listen to country music, classic jazz, and everything in between. These are outdoor performances that lend well to a comfy lawn chair and cold beverage on a New England summer night.
M&D Playhouse, located in the beautiful theater of The Eastern Slope Inn, is known for bringing fabulous productions to the Mt. Washington Valley. This summer’s lineup is packed with upcoming shows that celebrate the female voice in theater. Spring and summer plays include Sunday Visitors, Cabaret, Marie Antoinette, and more!
New Hampshire Boat Museum
If you’re interested in the history and stories of New Hampshire’s lakes, a visit to the New Hampshire Boat Museum will surely get your motor running. Located in nearby Wolfeboro, N.H. the museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10-4. If you’re really looking for an adventure, you can experience the thrill of riding in a replica vintage boat in NHBM’s very own 1928-style Hacker Craft mahogany triple cockpit, the Millie B on Lake Winnipesaukee
Foss Mountain Alpaca Farm
A visit to the Foss Mountain Alpaca Farm is a lot like finding a hidden gem. Located in our quaint village of Eaton, N.H. on the way to the blueberry topped Foss Mountain (a great local hike) this farm is home to Alpacas, in which Alpaca fibers are produced to create warm accessories and yarn; perfect for knitting and crocheting. The farm also breeds Rag Doll Cats. Foss Mountain Alpaca Farm is open to the public for tours and is a great way to experience “farm life” and learn a little something about fiber arts.
Can’t wait to squeeze it all into one enriching and educational visit to New Hampshire? Stay with us midweek for two nights before Memorial Day and get a third night free! With cozy space to relax, a warm and inviting pub atmosphere for dinner, and a list of impressive amenities here at the Inn, you’ll be sure to find the perfect mix of relaxation and culture, right here in the Mt. Washington Valley.