Thursday, March 31, 2011

13th Annual Mount Sunapee Slush Cup

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011


Starts in the Spruce Lodge Lobby next to Guest Services at 8:00am sharp and fills up fast. There is a $15 entry fee. The first 200 people to sign up get in. We have 200 bibs. A $5 donation will be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation from each entry fee.
Event starting time is at noon on Sunday. Slushers will run in bib order. The 90' slush pond will be located on the lower section of Eggbeater trail.

Spring is the time of New Beginnings

4/1/2011 - 4/3/2011

Join us at Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast for 3 workshops at this special Bed & Breakfast in April--April 1,2,3 with Reverend Corbie Mitleid, certified psychic, tarot card reader and ordained minister; April 8,9,10--Krista Mitchell, Reiki Master Teacher, Crystal Therapist and Past life Regression Coach and April 29,30 and May 1--Fit Foodie Denise Costello, RN and Life Development Coach Mary Howe; call 603-763-4212 or visit for more information 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Inn at Pleasant Lake

Pleasant St., New London, NH
Relax in our elegant ten room inn overlooking Pleasant Lake and Mt. Kearsarge. Gourmet Dining.

The Inn at Pleasant Lake is a beautiful waterfront property in New London, New Hampshire. We offer spacious rooms, award winning gourmet meals, and access to a wide array of activities. Spend your winter getaway skiing at Mt. Sunapee or Ragged Mountain, cross country skiing, ice skating on our downtown rink or snowshoeing area trails.  Summertime is for swimming in the clear waters of Pleasant Lake,  hiking, kayaking, golfing, or doing nothing at all.  We can meet all of your no stress vacation needs! Complete with high speed wireless Internet and central air conditioning, we want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Come relax in the quiet elegance of the historic Inn at Pleasant Lake.

Brian and Linda MacKenzie have operated the Inn at Pleasant Lake since 1997. They welcome you and your families to come and enjoy one of the most beautiful spots in New London. Brian, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, creates the inn’s signature five course dinners.

Situated across from pristine Pleasant Lake and across from majestic Mount Kearsarge is the Inn at Pleasant Lake. The structure’s humble beginnings started in 1790 by Caleb Segur. He farmed over 400 acres of pasturelands in the lake valley. It was here, close to the shores of Pleasant Lake where he built his Cape style farmhouse and barn.

The property was later purchased in 1878 by retired Union officer Colonel William Messer. He added a second story and a row of deep gables and named his summer resort The Red Gables Inn. It remained so for over 100 years. The tradition of hospitality continues today at the Inn at Pleasant Lake. The gables, the lake, and the views remain, waiting to welcome you.

The Inn at Pleasant Lake has ten well-appointed guest rooms, each with a private bath, and three common rooms. Guests have access to our private beach on Pleasant Lake as well as our workout facility behind the Inn

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Package Includes Garden Tours, Historical Sights,
Scenic Lake Cruise, Outdoor Concert, And More!
The Rosewood Country Inn and the Candlelite Inn are offering an Inn to Inn Summer Sampler for visitors to explore the beauty of the season in central New Hampshire. Available for June 26 to 30 and July 17 to 21, the four night package includes two nights at each inn, and a self-guided tour with admissions to some of the Sunapee region's most popular and scenic attractions.

The Summer Sampler package also includes tickets to Fuller Gardens. Located in Portsmouth, along the coast, the turn of the century public botanical garden features hundreds of varieties of rose bushes, formal English perennial borders, a Japanese Garden and Conservatory. On the way guests can also visit Prescott Park, a serene and charming setting with gorgeous flower gardens and deciduous and exotic plantings.

The following day guests can venture north to see the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge spanning the Connecticut River (the longest covered bridge in America), and then spend the afternoon at the St. Gaudens Historic Site.  Admission is included to the beautiful home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. Over 100 of his artworks can be seen in the galleries, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Guests can also enjoy summer concerts, explore the nature trails, or take a sculpture class on the grounds.

The next morning, guests can visit The Fells, one of New England’s finest examples of an early 20th-century summer estate. Admission is included to tour the Colonial revival home and explore the 84-acre estate and gardens. In the afternoon, guests will enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Sunapee, followed by an evening concert-on-the-green in Sunapee Harbor, complete with a picnic basket supper.

The Inn to Inn Summer Sampler is priced from $399 per person plus tax, based on double occupancy. The package includes:
  • Two nights at Candlelite Inn
  • Two nights at Rosewood Country Inn
  • Four breakfasts
  • Two dinners
  • A picnic supper
  • Admissions to Fuller Gardens, St. Gaudens, and The Fells
  • Tickets for Lake Sunapee Cruise

To book this package call the Candlelite Inn at: 1-888-812-5571, or email at:

About The Rosewood Country Inn
The Rosewood Country Inn is the ultimate New England inn providing truly elegant accommodations, luxurious touches, and more than the comforts of home. Set on 12 hilltop acres in Bradford, part of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region,  the Rosewood Country Inn offers guests luxurious suites with antique beds, fine linens, and country air to lull them to sleep. The suites come with private baths, whirlpool tubs, and all suites have fireplaces. Wireless Internet is available in all rooms.  The owners have provided all of the special touches to make guests feel welcome including crème sherry in the room and a guest-accessible butler’s pantry on the second floor for special late-night snacks. The Inn’s sunlit porches, English gardens, and fine guest chambers reflect a gracious, romantic lifestyle.  The Inn also features a large dining room which can seat up to 65 people and a full-service bar. For additional information on the Rosewood Country Inn, call 1-800-938-5273 or visit

About The Candelite Inn
The Candlelite Inn features four luxurious and individually decorated rooms and two comfortable suites complete with a queen size bed and private bath. Wake up to the mouthwatering aromas coming from the Inn's kitchen as they freshly prepare a three-course breakfast including a house-made dessert. Homemade jellies and jams, freshly baked muffins and breads, tantalizing entrees, and mouthwatering cobblers, pies, and tarts. are typical fare.  The fine Victorian structure of The Candlelite Inn features a welcoming parlor where guests can enjoy a warm winter afternoon next to a cozy fire.  It is the perfect place to sit with a hot cup of apple cider and relax with a good book while the snow falls outside.  For more information or to book a reservation call 1-888-812-5571, or visit

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rosewood Country Inn

67 Pleasant View Road, Bradford, NH
Rosewood Country Inn...selected time and again as America's Most
Romantic Hideaway.

Imagine.......Luxurious Rooms, Antique Beds and Crisp Fires

....the perfect romantic escape.

Here, the suites await you, luxurious and romantic. Imagine fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and antique beds. Fine linens and country air lure you to sleep. The aroma of a gourmet breakfast awakens you in the morning.

Imagine open common rooms, with comfortable furniture and a crisp fire.

Hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing beckon on a summer's day. You want to explore country lanes, hike the state parks and discover treasures in the small towns and villages. Ponds, Lakes and streams offer swimming, fishing and old fashioned relaxation. A wide front porch….flower and herb gardens…a deck with a private hot tub. Relaxation surrounds you. In the fall, the parade of colors explodes and they are yours to savor all around the Inn. Rosewood Country Inn is located with access to many trails in the area, a perfect place to snowmobile and cross-country ski in the winter months and walk and bike in the spring, summer and fall.

An 11-suite Inn, built around 1850 in the early Victorian style. The Rosewood is set on 12 hilltop acres in Bradford, part of New Hampshire's Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region (about 90 minutes from Boston). The Inn offers fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, sunlit porches and inviting common rooms. Wireless internet is available in all rooms.

Selected as "One of New Hampshire's Eight Most Romantic Inns" by Chronicle Books and Inn of the Year for 2002 by guidebook author Pamela Lanier. The Rosewood was also voted the Most Romantic B&B/Country Inn in America and one of the Most Romantic Hideaways by readers of Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal.

As a member of the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging Program, we are committed to continually evaluating our operations for more environmentally-sensitive ways of serving our guests. These include using fluorescent and LED lighting, reducing the use of paper good, and implementing a towel and linen reuse program (voluntary for the guests). We will strive to continually make a difference, while simultaneously maintaining our commitment to provide our guests with the quality service they expect and deserve.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast

Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast ~ 877-516-1370
259 Shaker Hill Road, Enfield NH
Welcoming, restored country inn with comfortable accommodations and sumptuous breakfasts. We make you kindly welcome.

We invite you to be our guests in our comfortable, recently updated 1790's colonial style home. Originally home to a Revolutionary War colonel and his family of seven children, the house has been modified over the years. Most notable was the addition of a wonderful wraparound porch where you can relax and unwind from your day's travel. The house sits on 24 acres which abound with wildlife.

We are committed to assuring your stay will be relaxing and memorable. All guest rooms are newly renovated - each one is distinctive. All have private baths, restful chairs and lots of light. The original wide-board floors set off the easy charm of the carefully selected antique furnishings which make each room unique. The living room is yours to enjoy with games, puzzles, books or television.

Start your day with a hearty, homemade breakfast - fresh-baked scones, muffins or coffeecakes, specially prepared fruits, with hot pancakes, waffles, or any of a number of wonderful egg dishes. Coffee, tea, and the always-full cookie jar are available at any time. Afternoon tea features more fresh-baked goodies and either hot or cold drinks. The Shaker Hill Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of the Upper Valley, your gateway to a perfect New England Vacation. Let us be your guide.

Enjoy activities at Dartmouth in nearby Hanover (we are 15 minutes from the college), the Hood Museum and Hopkins Center. Visit the White Mountains or the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Hike local trails in the summer or cross-country ski in winter. Enjoy downhill skiing with a choice of slopes located from a few minutes to an hour away. Browse the antique centers in Quechee and Woodstock, VT (20-30 minutes from the Inn). Witness nature's beauty in the flaming colors of fall. Attend country auctions, craft fairs, farmers' markets, church bazaars and local events. Visit LaSalette Shrine and the Lower Shaker Village of Enfield, the Shaker Museum and the Great Stone Dwelling. Visit St. Gaudens National Historic Site and the longest covered bridge in the country.

Go bicycling or hiking in our beautiful parks and countryside. Enjoy boating and fishing; golf at any of our fine local courses or just practice your putting on our on-site putting green. Mascoma Lake is just down the hill and Crystal Lake is nearby. Take a short drive to visit either Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee or the Cog Railway at Mt. Washington. You can participate in local foot or bicycle races; secure bicycle storage is available.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A New Hampshire Snowshoeing Adventure on

From, New England Travel, March 2011
© 2011 Bob Curley

Two of the greatest pleasures associated with travel are the thrill of discovery and the joy of learning something, and the "soft adventure" snowshoeing weekend hosted by a pair of New Hampshire bed & breakfast inns put a best foot forward on both counts.
The Rosewood Country Inn and the Candlelite Inn of Bradford, NH, are only about 3.5 miles from each other, which wouldn't make for much of a hike on a summer morning, but it is plenty far enough for a half-day outing on snowshoes--especially for rank amateurs like the five couples who met at the Rosewood Country Inn on a Friday night in 2011 for welcome cocktails and a brief introduction to the sport (yes, it’s a sport) of snowshoeing.
We were greeted warmly by innkeepers Dick and Lesley Marquis: Dick worked the bar serving wine and Guinness, while Lesley passed the hors d'oeuvres. The weekend kickoff revealed that our group ranged from relatively sedentary fifty-somethings to dedicated marathoners--in short, the perfect group to test what kind of shape you need to be in for snowshoeing.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast

Sunapee View Bed and Breakfast ~ 603-763-4212
348 Route 103A, Newbury NH
There's beautiful view every season at Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast. Located just down the road from the Historic Fells estate in Newbury.

Located in the heart of the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region, Sunapee View B&B offers year-round spectacular views and easy access to Mount Sunapee & Lake Sunapee activities.

Each room has a spacious, private bath and egress to a deck or balcony. The inn is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway.

Once a part of the historic John Hay Fells Estate, the inn was completely renovated during 2009.

The old apple orchard has been brought back to life, fresh vegetables grow in the garden, and you may find some home grown berries and fruits mixed into muffins or sprinkled on breakfast.

Enjoy a wealth of four season activities in the region. Fine dining, shopping and cultural events abound. Hiking trails, water sports, downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and golf are just some of the nearby outdoor activities. We welcome you to sit by the fire, enjoy the views and play in the great outdoors of
the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Area.

A full breakfast is offered every day. An elegant and gourmet repast with fresh homemade breads and muffins. Lighter fair is always available for those who might wish, a selection of yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and oatmeal.

We offer a complimentary chef's choice dinner between 6 and 8 PM on the night of arrival for guests with reservations staying two nights or more. This is a simple supper such as homemade soup, stew or roast chicken and salad. We do not have a liquor license, but you are welcome to bring a favorite bottle of wine or other beverage to have with your meal. We do have a small guest refrigerator and glassware for your use. Other dinners or picnic lunches may be arranged in advance for additional charge.

Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food allergies or any other dietary restrictions. We are happy to accommodate special requests.

Coffee and tea are available at all times as well as fresh fruit and other snacks during the day and evening.