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Turn the holi-daze into holidays


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 1, 2010

CONTACT:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


For too many people, November and December become a blur of holiday shopping, entertaining and ever-shifting children's' wish lists.  This holiday season, do something for yourself in Mt Washington Valley.  Choose at least one (and ideally more) of these different ways to pamper yourself this holiday season.

Ahhh, spas:
  Mt Washington Valley abounds with spas.  From day spas offering hair, make-up and a full range of beauty and spa services to full-service spas found in inns and resorts throughout the Valley, Mt Washington Valley offers everything from Pilates to pedicures.  Simply visit and click on Body Mind and Spirit, then Day Spas, massage or nail care.

Girlfriend's getaways:  Sometimes getting away with the girls is just what it takes to regroup and revive the spirits, and that's why Harvest to Holidays was created.  Lodging properties throughout Mt Washington Valley will offer special bags filled coupons for ladies' shopping sprees, and après shopping martinis and graze at area restaurants.  There's a packed events calendar for the Harvest to Holidays period too, if shopping  and sipping aren't enough fun!

Go cuckoo for cocoa:  You'll find everything from a satisfying cupa cocoa java at local coffee houses including The Met and Frontside Grind to decadent chocolate cupcakes at the White Mountain Cupcakery and brownies, cookies and chocolate whoopie pies at Vintage Baking Company.  For a real choco-pampering, visit Bavarian Chocolate Haus and watch the treats being made. We dare you not to sample some!

Flaming desserts:  While the dessert is sumptuous, the preparation show is even better than a singing band of waiters delivering the birthday cake.  Don't miss the 1785 Inn for a nice array of flaming drinks and desserts to pamper yourself.

Specialty Martinis, wines and locally crafted beers: More beer-geek than flaming sweet tooth?  Try Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewing Company for a view with a brew or a tour of Tuckerman Brewing Company for fine hand crafted locally brewed ales.  If martinis are more your style, a full menu can be found at Decades Steakhouse where big martinis come in all colors even Bond would approve of, and  Wine Thyme is perfect for the more sedate wine tasting.

A touch of the metaphysical:  From Reiki and tarot enlightenment to hypnosis and dream work , connect with your inner self in Mt Washington Valley.  A number of natural healing practitioners offering everything from  acupuncture to  chiropractic relief will also provide services to pamper and heal.  The Center for Natural Health takes a "whole body" approach to making you feel good with the only ONDAMED biofeedback system in Northern New England.

Shopping Sprees: 
Tax free New Hampshire is reason number one to shop here.  Two hundred outlets, boutiques, specialty shops, farm stands, craft and antique shops add up to 200 reasons to save your shopping spree for the next visit to Mt Washington Valley.  There are too many to mention, simply go to and click on shopping to see hundreds of shopping options for your next spree.

Personal training, great work outs: Pampering is all about feeling good.  Get ready for the upcoming ski season and do a little body sculpting at places like 121 Fit or Cranmore Family Fitness Center (which also offers child care in the Kids Corner Playroom while you work out!) or The Mill at Purity Spring Resort.

Foo Foo for Fifi:  How about a little pampering for your favorite pet?  Bring Fido or Fifi on your next getaway, where he or she can enjoy a little cut and styling too at Auntie Cindy's Albany Pet Care, Hooves, Paws and Claws, or Karla's Pet Rendezvous, then head on over for some doggie delish deli treats or a new wardrobe for your pet at Four Your Paws Only.  Send your doggie for his or her own workout at doggie day and overnight care facilities

Pamper Dry Skin: With winter coming, your skin is in need of its own daily pampering regime.  Visit Fields of Ambrosia at Norcross Place in North Conway Village for locally made soaps, lotions, oils and salts.  Also made locally, Garden Dreams Artisan Skin Care products can be ordered online at

For more ideas on how to pamper and enjoy Mt Washington Valley, please visit or call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).  For more information about New Hampshire and additional digital images, visit the New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism website at

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