No one can get enough maple goodness, especially during sugaring season! Plan a weekend getaway March 21-23, 2014, to see how maple sap becomes liquid gold in the White Mountains and enjoy maple treats both sweet and savory. March Maple Madness is a self-guided inn-to-inn tour where you will sample maple delights at the eight participating inns in the Mt Washington Valley, see maple sugaring in action, join in some wacky fun with a scavenger hunt for prizes if you wish, and leave with maple recipes to sweeten your meals year round. The ninth annual tour is March 22, 2014, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Joining in the tour are Maple Country Partners Ravenwood Curio Shoppe and Producers Dindor/Ritger Residence, Josiah Bartlett School Sugar House, Notchland Sugarbush, Thorn Mountain Maple Sweets and Maple Sugar House in the 100 Acre Wood.
The Grand Prize package for the Maddening Scavenger Hunt includes a $200 certificate toward a two-night stay at one of the participating inns, dinner for two at The Notchland, a horse or carriage ride for two at The Farm by the River, and a basket of gifts contributed by the Inns and our Maple Country Partners. On the tour there will be places, people, and things to visit, find, and retrieve. For extra points on the Hunt, bring your digital camera, Ipod/Ipad or cell phone to document suggested photos. Ticket holders will also be asked to cast their votes for Best Maple treat and Best Seasonal Inn Decorations.
We’ll feature maple goodies morning, noon and night at the Inn! Your package includes:
- Two nights lodging
- Gourmet country breakfasts and afternoon treats featuring the Inn’s special maple recipes
- Two tickets to the March Maple Madness Inn-to-Inn Tour
- Maple Madness souvenir recipe collection and Inn-to-Inn tour map
- Trail Passes for Great Glen Trails – work off those calories with tubing, snowshoeing, or xc skiing (rentals not included)
- A sample of the Inn at Ellis River’s homemade maple granola to take home
So enjoy our sweetest package ever! Two night package March 21 – March 23 is $279-$329 for classic rooms, $359-$379 for fireplace rooms, and $399-$519 for jacuzzi rooms and suites. Stay an extra day for $99-$149 depending on room selection (all nights in same room only).