Eight food filled and affordable spring adventure packages in Mt Washington Valley, NH
News from Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce - March 8, 2017
Contact: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org
FROM GRAPES TO GRAINS AND MYSTERY TOURS TO MAPLE TASTINGS, SPRING BRINGS RENEWAL AND A-MUD-DER CHANCE FOR FOODIE ESCAPES
Eight food-filled affordable spring adventures in Mt Washington Valley, NH
North Conway, NH – When April comes to Mt Washington Valley and the inevitable showers bring spring flowers, people tend to refer to this time of year “Mud Season”. We in Mt Washington Valley prefer to refer to this time of year a spring renewal, when rushing waterfalls offer up ideal photo opportunities, hiking paths are once again revealed and the yearly trek to Tuckerman Ravine for late season skiing commences. And from waterfall hikes to Tuckerman Ravine treks, spring adventure in Mt Washington Valley is sure to awaken the appetite too.
The 2017 North Conway Chili Cook-off kick starts the spring foodie season on April 8, 2017, with a wide variety of chili and cornbread tastings, the annual Chili stroll featuring special offers from North Conway businesses, plus new this year, the Feelin Good 5K.
Here are eight fun filled foodie packages offering tastings from grapes to grains, with BBQs and special dinners and breakfasts added in too. Please note unless otherwise specified all packages below do not include NH lodging tax and may not be combined with any other promotion, offer or discount.
March 25-27: Maple Madness Tour offered by B&Bs Inn Mt Washington Valley, including Buttonwood Inn: The annual Maple Madness Tour offered by the B&Bs Inn Mt Washington Valley takes place March 25, 10:30am – 5:00pm. Visiting guests can learn about “sugaring” at maple sugar houses and stop in at participating “Maple Country Partners” shops and vendors along the way. Combine this self-guided maple-sampling event with an overnight stay at any of the participating inns. The Buttonwood Inn’s package includes two nights accommodations, March 24-26th, full gourmet breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and hot chocolate with Paula’s baked treats, two tickets for the Maple Madness “March” Maple Madness, a souvenir recipe collection and inn-to-inn tour map, Maple Madness “March” clues and directions (if you choose to participate in the contest for prizes) and free discount restaurant dining coupons, all starting at $339 for traditional rooms. Info: 1-800-258-2625, www.buttonwoodinn.com.
March 24-26: Romantic Maple Sugaring Weekend at Snowvillage Inn: The fourth weekend in March is New Hampshire Maple Sugaring Weekend, when maple sugar producers open their sugar houses, for tastings and demonstrations. The Snowvillage Inn’s romantic maple getaway includes a visit to Oak Hill Farm in South Hiram Maine where you will enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast, maple sugaring demonstrations, tours, and samples. The package starts with two nights accommodations starting with a special gift awaiting upon arrival. Enjoy a three-course dinner in Max’s Restaurant and Pub. You will be awaken to the smell of freshly baked muffins and hot coffee before your shuttle arrives to take to the all you can eat pancake breakfast at Oak Hill Farm for your maple sugaring adventure This package includes two nights accommodations, a special Maple Sugar House breakfast, Snowvillage Inn signature mugs and thermos, 2 Pints of maple syrup to take home, a 3 course dinner for two, breakfast at the Inn with freshly baked muffins and hot entrée choices starting at $619 per couple. Note: taxes, beverages and gratuities not included. Info: 603-447-2818, www.snowvillageinn.com.
March 15-May 31: Escape the Mud Monster with Dinner & a Stay at Briarcliff Motel: Here’s one package where mud is a welcome addition when the $30 included gift certificate to any of the Valley Originals restaurants is used for Mud Pie dessert or a delicious Mudslide beverage! Stay any non-holiday/non-school holiday date from March 15-May 31 and receive a $30 gift certificate to the Valley Originals restaurants. In addition, you’ll be treated to coupons for nearby Settlers Green outlets along with a customized list of great places to enjoy your “spring renewal” season. Nightly rates start at $95 for King rooms and $105 for double queen rooms. Note 9% lodging tax is not included, this package is not offered during any holiday periods and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Info: 603-356-5584, 1-800-338-4291, www.briarcliffmotel.com.
April 15-June 22, 2017 : Spring Fling with a Horse Ride at Farm by the River B&B and Stables: Enjoy the onset of spring by getting out on the trails and observing some bird and wildlife reawakening from the winter. This package Includes: a two night stay for 2 people, tax, two horseback rides, or a carriage ride for two or a wagon ride for a family of 4 or 5 (weather permitting). A full patio breakfast each morning is included as well as discounts to are businesses. It starts at $330 for a queen room with private bath. Add on a 3rd night for a great rate. Info: (603) 356-2694, (888) 414-8353 or http://farmbytheriver.com/spring-and-summer-packages/.
April 7-8th and June16 -17: Grapes and Grains Weekends at Inn at Thorn Hill: Join Inn at Thorn Hill Innkeeper, Steve, for a 2 day brewery and vine extravaganza throughout Mt Washington Valley. You will be chauffeured in the inn’s group limo to seven amazing venues for tastings. The package includes a two night stay at the inn and breakfast each morning, dinner on the first night with a wine gift awaiting your arrival, live music both evenings and the day out Saturday throughout the Valley's best brew pubs and local standards. Return for a Saturday night of music and merriment including access to the inn’s wine cellar appetizer lounge. The inn provides the transportation and guests are responsible for their checks at venues on the stop. The Inn will provide appetizers and the admission at Tuckerman brewery. All this for $500 per room, all rooms. NH tax and gratuities not included. Info: 603-383-4242, 800-289-8990 http://www.innatthornhill.com/specials.html.
May 26-29: Memorial Day weekend Package at Nordic Village: Book your stay at Nordic Village by May 12, 2017, stay Memorial Day Weekend in any style unit, and save over $75.00 off the room rate, plus get in on the annual Wildquack Duck Festival. The Wildquack Duck Festival starts at 8:00am on Sunday, May 28 when ducks are launched at the top of Jackson Falls and the ducks that make it across the finish line first win a prize. There will be food, a parade and many other fun activities right in the center of Jackson Village. This package includes Wildquack Duck Festival tickets for a chance to win more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at Jackson’s Wildquack Duck River Festival on May 28th and free admittance to the Annual Nordic Village BBQ event on Saturday 27th for everyone in the party, plus special rate on lodging. Info: (603) 383-9101, http://www.nordicvillage.com/memorial-day-package/ .
June 10 & June 17, Murder Mystery Dinner Train Package at Cranmore Mountain Lodge: Cranmore Mountain Lodge joins a number of other B&Bs in Mt Washington Valley who’ve teamed up with the Conway Scenic RR. On June 10th and June 17th, The Conway Scenic Railroad presents a first class evening of fabulous food, superior service and entertaining Dinner Theater aboard the elegant dining car Chocorua or Hattie Evans. Passengers can participate as much or as little as they like in the tongue in cheek humor and zany antics that will keep everyone on their toes as they work the clues to determine the killer on board. The trains depart promptly at 6:00 pm. Plan to board early and enjoy a cocktail in one of Conway Scenic Railroad’s beautiful dining cars. The Cranmore Mountain Lodge’s Murder Mystery Train package incudes 2 nights for two in the room of your choice plus a 10-percent off a third night, Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, Bubbly wine in your room upon your arrival, 2 tickets for the Murder Mystery Train, 2 four-course dinners provided by the Chocorua Dining Car, and the Murder Mystery performance by Arts in Motion, Afternoon tea, coffee and homemade snack; and a Dining Pass for savings to area restaurants, all starting at $430 plus tax. Note: Guests are advised to wear formal attire. Due to the nature of the performance, event is reserved to people 18 or older. Info: 800-356-3596, http://www.north-conway.com/attraction/murder-mystery-dinner-train/.
March 15-June 15: Mud Season Hiking Petcation at the Bartlett Inn: Bring your best four-legged friend for the romp of a lifetime in and around Mt Washington Valley. Your Spring Petcation includes – 15-percent off your lodging, choosing from inn rooms to cabins, guidance on fantastic mud hikes including waterfalls and views customized to guests’ and dogs’ abilities, Moose Sighting Driving Tour Tips, a full hot breakfast daily with option of a Mud Coffee (coffee, cocoa, half and half and whip cream on top!), a Welcome mud towel for guest to wipe their hiking boots, Mud Fruit (Choc Dipped Fruit Plate) for your afternoon refreshment and an outdoor hot tub to wind down after a day out hiking (or shopping ). For Petationers, bring your dog and receive a doggie welcome packet including mud towel, treat and coupon to Four Your Paws Only Pet store and Bakery. Room rates start at $115 per night plus tax. Info: 603-374-2353 or click here.
For a complete list of vacation specials, organized by theme, click here. For a complete guide to all your Mt Washington Valley vacation planning resources go to www.MtWashingtonValley.org or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). To learn more about planning New Hampshire vacations visit www.VisitNH.gov.
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