It’s Time for the Fryeburg Fair ~ Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic

Pumpkins and Lavender Yellow Mums

Foliage season in the White Mountains means it’s time for the Fryeburg Fair, September 30 – October 7, 2012. The biggest agricultural fair in Maine began 162 years ago, organized by the West Oxford Agricultural Society which includes 16 towns in Western Maine and 6 in Eastern New Hampshire. It’s a family-oriented country fair with…


A Scenic Foliage Drive in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Winding Road near Mount Washington

Fall foliage color is arriving in the White Mountains. Frosty nights mean that the reds, oranges and yellows of New Hampshire’s spectacular foliage season are appearing along the Kancamagus Highway, and in the Great North Woods and the Mount Washington Valley. From Jackson, try a foliage itinerary that will take you over Hurricane Mountain Road,…


Enjoy a Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch on your Fall Weekend Getaway

Aerial view of corn maze

What is a fall weekend without a trip to a pumpkin patch, farmstand, and corn maze for outdoor fun? Plan to include Sherman Farm in nearby East Conway, NH, in your getaway plans. Visit their Farm Stand and Pumpkin Patch to pick out your own pumpkins and produce to bring home. Then take a hayride…







Jackson Falls, NH is a beautiful place for wedding vows!

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It’s been a romantic few weeks at the Inn at Ellis River, with a proposal, two elopements, an intimate wedding reception for family and friends after a Jackson Falls wedding, several honeymoons, and anniversary getaways galore! The scenic beauty of Jackson Falls is a natural backdrop for many of these special moments, or sometimes guests…





Enjoy a historic walking tour of Jackson, NH, June 23, when Art in Bloom pairs White Mountain art and flower show.

Art in Bloom 2011 owl in stained glass and floral arrangement

Visit the shops, inns and historic buildings of Jackson Village on the Art in Bloom Walking Tour June 23, 2012, combining exhibits of local artists with floral arrangements inspired by each piece of art. The free self-guided tour begins at the Jackson Public Library, and continues to Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, the Snowflake Inn, the Whitney…





Plan a Memorial Day Getaway to New Hampshire!

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Whether you want to cheer for one of the 3,500 rubber ducks racing down Jackson Falls at the Wildquack Festival, or just want to go swimming in our outdoor heated pool, summer is here in the White Mountains! Don’t miss Jackson, NH’s most popular festival on Sunday, May 27 with the famous Duck Race, plus…




ART is in bloom in galleries in the Mt. Washington Valley.

Through the Trees by Terri Brooks

Come see our beautiful scenery not only through your own eyes but through interpretations of our local artists. Art Celebrates Place at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, NH is displaying works by local artists featuring lands protected by the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. The exhibit runs from April 7 – May 20,…



MARCH MADNESS in New Hampshire means MAPLE!

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Spring temperatures mean sugaring has begun in the Mt. Washington Valley, so let’s hope for lots of that sweet goodness from Black Mountain to top breakfast favorites at the inn. We’re featuring a special Maple Package at the inn for March and April. The New Hampshire Maple Producers will be hosting Maple Weekend March 24-25.…



Leap Day is February 29 ~ A Lady’s Privilege to Propose

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February has 29 days just once every four years, and 2012 gives you one more day for romance, so why not make sure it’s special? What’s especially romantic about Leap Day? It’s ‘The Ladies’ Privilege’. In past centuries, when tradition dictated men were expected to propose marriage to women, Irish folklore tells us St Bridget struck a…


2012 Snow Sculptures, Jackson NH

Snow Sculpture Competition Jackson NH

The snowflakes are gently falling today, freshening the cross country and downhill trails, and softening the edges of the snow sculptures at Black Mountain. This past weekend our guests enjoyed perfect weather for skiing and for viewing the annual snow sculpting competition. Sculptors began Friday at noon, and worked night and day, encouraged by visitors and Saturday…


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