Top Ten Spots to Cuddle Up & Get Warm
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TOP TEN SPOTS TO CUDDLE UP & GET WARM
Explore ten cozy, quiet corners of Mt Washington Valley, NH perfect for unwinding and thawing out during the brisk autumn nights
North Conway, NH - Whether it's holiday shopping, hiking the White Mountain National Forest or taking in the breathtaking view of snow-covered Mount Washington, the warm, clear days and brisk nights of autumn make this a perfect time to visit Mt. Washington Valley, NH. After a long day of playing and exploring in the late autumn air, what better way to thaw out than to cozy up to a hearty meal, sip a cocktail in front of a roaring fire, or cuddle up on an authentic Victorian sleigh ride. Below are ten great ‘warm up' spots in Mt. Washington Valley, sure to get the chill out of your bones this autumn.
Farm By the River B&B with Stables, North Conway, NH -- The Stables at the Farm By the River B&B are open to the general public for scenic horse drawn carriage and wagon rides, horseback rides and sleigh rides in the winter. A mere two miles from North Conway Village, located on the scenic West Side Road, the Stables at Farm By the River B&B offer romantic Victorian carriage rides on their scenic trails, perfect in late fall. Guests can snuggle in the back of a vintage Victorian carriage and take a journey through 70 acres of pastures, forest and riverside property.
Littlefield's Tavern at Darby Field Inn, Albany, NH - For an intimate, quiet place for good cuisine with spectacular views, try Littlefield's Tavern at the Darby Field Inn. Admire the iron work of the chandeliers, end irons, fireplace tools and banisters all forged at the inn in its own bellows as you and enjoy soft jazz and the warm glow of the lanterns that illuminate this cozy little pub. Share some lighter fare and a bottle of wine and enjoy a game of Cribbage or quiet conversation in the fireside lounge. The Littlefield's Tavern at Darby Field Inn is a great snuggle up and unwind location off the beaten path, just south of Conway Village. The Darby Field Inn also serves dinner for those who want to warm up to a larger meal.
The Black Bear Pub at The Bernerhof Inn, Bartlett, NH -- A Valley landmark, this circa 1880's Victorian inn has been welcoming diners for over 50 years. The Black Bear Pub offers a cozy pub atmosphere highlighted by golden oak woodwork, an intimate bar and a fireside lounge. Guest can enjoy authentic German cuisine such as Wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten and cheese fondue. Share a pot of bubbling hot fondue, great for a romantic night out or a fun evening with family and friends.
Frontside Grind Coffee & Espresso, North Conway, NH - What's better on a cold day than a steaming cup of hot cocoa loaded with whip cream? Frontside Grind, located in North Conway Village, has just the fix! In addition to their fresh roasted coffees and candy bar latte selections, Frontside Grind makes a mean cup of hot cocoa. Enjoy your hot beverage in the café or lounge on the comfy couches in the adjoining Ledges Room of the Eastern Slope Inn Resort.
Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH - Looking for hearty fare to warm your bones? Come to the Wildcat Inn & Tavern for their signature ‘warm your soul' creations like Lobster Macaroni & Cheese, Herb Roasted Chicken, or try their hearty New England Clam Chowder and French Onion soup. Stop by on Wednesday nights for their ‘Dinner for Two' special, where guest can enjoy two entrees for two people for just $23.50! The pub also features live music on weekends.
1785 Inn & Restaurant, North Conway, NH - For a warm drink and a great show, go the 1785 Inn & Restaurant and order one of their signature flaming drinks. The wait staff will dazzle you with flaming concoctions made table side. It's a show that is sure to heat things up both at your table and those surrounding you. Sip drinks in front of the inn's original beehive fireplace or in the dining room renowned for its views of snow-capped Mount Washington and the Presidential Range.
Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson, NH - The Shovel Handle Pub has been a favorite of locals and tourists for decades, and offers Yankee style cuisine to compliment the rustic charm of this three-story post and beam barn. Try Chef Seammus McGrath's famous lasagna, New England Pot roast or chicken pot pie, sure to warm you from the inside out. While relaxing fireside under "Whit," their moose mascot, take in views of Black Mountain Ski Resort and enjoy their family-friendly live entertainment offered on most weekends.
Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME - In addition to eating in their dining room with breathtaking views of the Saco River Valley, guests may also choose to eat at Jonathan's, located on the lower level of The Oxford House Inn. Jonathan's, a granite walled pub, offers relaxed dining with an eclectic and funky lite-fare menu and full bar. Try warming up with some of their hot 'Perfect Ending' desserts like the Individual Warm Apple Pie, Pumpkin Brioche Bread Pudding and Hot & Cold Belgian Chocolate Torte. These desserts are sure to leave you warm and tingly all over!
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, Spa & Water Park, North Conway, NH - After a day of hiking in the cool air of late autumn, what better way to reward and pamper yourself than a relaxing hot stone massage? The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort has a full service spa with seasonal treatment packages and specials in addition to their extensive list of spa services. Try a facial, lip or eye treatment, manicure, pedicure or get a couple's massage. The Spa at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort also offers pre-natal massages for moms-to-be, and treatment packages for a full day of self-indulgence and relaxation. The Spa also offers treatments and packages for men as well!
Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson, NH - With one of the largest wine cellars in New Hampshire and a wine list that has earned the "Best of the Best Award of Excellence," from Wine Spectator Magazine, the Inn at Thorn Hill is the perfect place to warm up with a glass of wine. Open to the public, the Inn at Thorn Hill offers dining in their upscale dining room, in their more casual lounge, and in the Cooperage; a stone dining and tasting room glassed off from the inn's extensive wine cellar. Their denim-friendly lounge, with live piano entertainment on Mondays and Saturdays, is where guests can relax by the wood fireplace, fall into one of the comfortable couches and sample both casual and fine dining menus, cocktails and their full wine list. A romantic, upscale inn, the Inn at Thorn Hill makes the perfect place to cuddle up with loved ones. For a special warm up, the Inn at Thorn Hill hosts monthly popular wine tasting dinners too.
For other Mt. Washington Valley ‘hot spots,' great places to get cuddle up and get warm, as well as complete up-to-date information on Mt. Washington Valley lodging, dining and attractions visit www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364). Don't forget to subscribe to the free E-Traveler newsletter complete with top ten tips, not to miss events and coupons for valley-wide savings.
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