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Football Widows Unite! Harvest to Holidays makes the perfect Girlfriends Getaway!



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                                              Women Unite! Harvest to Holidays is the answer to the Football Widows Woes

North Conway, NH - Women, while your men focus on their football pools, you'll have the time of your life shopping in tax-free Mt. Washington Valley, NH.  Not only do more than 200 national brand name outlets, boutiques, galleries and craft shops await, but now through December 23, lodging properties throughout Mt. Washington Valley will celebrate the Harvest to Holidays promotion, offering added savings for shopping sprees. Fashionable brightly colored purses dubbed Shopping Survival Kits come complete with coupons, small gifts, energy bars, samples and more and await those who book a Harvest to Holiday getaway at participating lodging properties in Mt. Washington Valley.

This year, plan your getaway to coincide with some of the special shopping events taking place in Mt. Washington Valley during November:

November 9, 10, 11:  Bring A Friend Shopping Weekend at Settlers' Green Outlet Village Plus - There will be plenty of giveaways, prizes, and fun activities to make shopping fun this weekend.  Extended hours (8am-9pm Friday & Saturday) mean you can shop till you drop.  Plus everyone gets discount shopping cards which mean additional savings off manufacturer's retail prices.  Info: 603-356-7031,

November 10:  Nordic Ski Swap and Sale at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation - Kick off the Nordic ski season at the Annual Nordic Ski Swap and Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be savings on new and closeout merchandise from the retail shop, plus great bargains on gear and clothing. Skiers of all ages and abilities can purchase quality cross-country ski equipment and gear at bargain prices. Zach Caldwell of Engineered Tuning of Windham, Vermont will present a "Ski Prep and Maintenance Clinic" from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Info:  603-383-9355,

November 24:  Great Glen Craft Fair - From 9am to 3pm, more than 30 crafters will present unique handmade items perfect for holiday gifts.  A raffle and bake sale will benefit Gorham Junior Skiers.  Info: 603-466-2333.

Why not make a weekend out of it?  Grab a girlfriend and come to the Valley for a weekend shopping spree.  Plenty of lodging properties throughout Mt. Washington Valley are offering Harvest to Holidays packages, brimming with extras including a holiday shopping survival kit for everyone.  Here are a few of the many affordable packages (unless otherwise stated, all packages include festive shopping survival pocketbooks filled with coupons and gifts and NH rooms and meals tax is not included in these packages). For a complete list of events, and Harvest to Holidays Packages visit

Abbot Brook Cottages Shopping Package:  Stay November 1 - December 23 in these two bedroom units, just 1.5 miles from North Conway village.  A full kitchen, living room and bath, plus two bedrooms means up to four girlfriends can shop and gab to their hearts content in comfort.  Special rate of $150 per night includes lodging and shopping survival kits filled with coupons and gifts from Valley retailers and restaurants.  Info: 603-662-6862,

Recipe for Fun! Girlfriends + Shopping + Good Food = FUN at Colonial Motel: November 1 through December 23, spend the day shopping and then "drop" into one of the new rooms here through December 23. Relax in the whirlpool tub/shower before heading off to a fabulous dinner at Decades Steakhouse in the heart of North Conway Village. Package includes one nights lodging in a room with two double beds, a complimentary bottle of maple syrup from Turkey Street, a complimentary keepsake purse filled with coupons and a gift certificate for dinner at Decades Steakhouse.  Rates start at $74 per person, double occupancy.  Info: 866-356-5178,

Yankee Clipper Inn Shop Till You Drop Tax Free Package:  Located in the heart of North Conway's shopping district, this convenient and affordable package comes complete with an indoor pool and whirlpool for guests' use.  Rates are $79 per night (double occupancy), including use of the pools, two pocketbooks filled with savings and treats and breakfast for two at the inn's Blueberry Muffin Restaurant, now through December 24.  Info: 800-343-5900,

Buttonwood Inn Harvest to Holidays Shopping Package: Bring a hubby, a girlfriend, a sister or two and enjoy discount coupons, fully supplied wrapping stations with boxes, bags and bows, and holiday treats. This package, offered through December 23 includes two nights lodging, a full country breakfast each morning, afternoon tea and home baked sweet treats, plus discount coupons for shopping from $250 per couple, including tax.  Info: 800-258-2625,

Old Red Inn & Cottages Midweek Shopping Package:  Avoid the crowds and shop midweek.  This shopping package includes two nights Sunday through Thursday lodging, daily breakfast, shopping survival kits, and a complete wrapping station to wrap up all those great holiday gifts.  Rates start at $196 per couple now through December 24.  Info: 800-338-1356,
For more information on packages offered by Mt. Washington Valley lodging properties, visit, then click on the Harvest to Holidays wreath on the home page. There you will find a plethora of wonderful lodging packages being offered from September through December. Scroll down to the SHOP TILL YOU DROP heading to find more value-added shopping packages from November through December.  For additional information on the Harvest to Holidays packages, visit

Bottom line - anyone looking for shopping packages should plan a visit to Mt. Washington Valley, NH during the Harvest to Holidays.  Not only will they be treated to plenty of added value, and New Hampshire's tax-free shopping, but there are a host of wonderful holiday events to take in both November and December. Simply call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364) or visit  for the whole scoop on Harvest to Holidays packages and events.

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