Friday, September 23, 2011


Enjoy 2 Nights Accommodations, Breakfast, Dinner, and More From $168 Per Person

Bradford, NH (September 21, 2011) — The fall is, without doubt, one of the most popular seasons in New England, and three country inns in New Hampshire have joined together to create a unique package for fall foliage and foodie fans:  the Autumn Harvest Getaway and Progressive Dinner.

Available for the weekend of October 28 to 30, participants have their choice of staying at one of three Victorian-style inns, Candlelite Inn, Henniker House B&B, or Rosewood Country Inn and enjoying the following:
  • Two nights lodging;
  • Hearty country breakfast each morning;
  • Friday evening hors d'oeuvres;
  • Three-course progressive dinner at the three inns (first course at the Henniker House B&B, main course at the Rosewood Country Inn, and dessert at the Candlelite Inn).  The sample dinner menu is as follows:

Autumn Harvest Progressive Dinner

 Henniker House
Hors d'oeuvres
 Mulled cider
Fall Harvest soup with apple, pear and squash
Cranberry Cheese Spread served with crackers
Cranberry & Sage Tarts
Local cheeses
Apple & Blue Cheese in Phyllo
Shrimp Cocktail

Rosewood Country Inn

Autumn Harvest Salad with Field Greens, Cranberries, Oranges,
Blue Cheese, Candied Pecans and a Maple Vinaigrette
Apple Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Maple Brandy Cream Sauce
Red Bliss Garlic Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables

Candlelite Inn
Dessert Course
Gingersnap-Pear Cheesecake
Autumn Spice Cake with pumpkin ice cream
 Apple Streusel Squares
 Pumpkin-Pear Tart
Coffee and Tea

Rates for this package at all three inns start at $168 per person, based on double occupancy.  This package is exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Guests may also opt for a hay ride on Saturday afternoon which is an additional $20 per person.

While in New Hampshire, guests can avail themselves of a wide variety of activities from picturesque walks or hikes along country lanes to shopping at the nearby Tanger Outlets, visits to small, specialty artisan shops in each of the small towns and villages, or even antiquing.

To make a reservation for the Autumn Harvest Getaway and Progressive Dinner, call the Rosewood Country Inn at 800-938-5273 or e-mail:

About The Candlelite 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 the cozy fireplace.  It is the perfect place to sit with a cup of hot apple cider and relax with a good book while surrounded by the beautiful New England scenery. For more information on The Candlelite Inn, visit
Package Rates: $168 pp/do plus tax & gratuity

About Henniker House B&B
Located in the picturesque college town of Henniker, New Hampshire, Henniker House is just minutes away from fishing, canoeing, kayaking, golfing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and skiing. Boston is a 90-minute drive and Concord, New Hampshire is a short 20 minutes away. The White Mountains and the lakes of New Hampshire are also easily accessible.  This quintessential 1859 Victorian Inn overlooks the scenic Contoocook River. A charming B&B since the 1980’s, Henniker House served as a birthing hospital in the 1920’s and later was a residence for World War II veterans attending New England College. Guests enjoy hearty New England breakfasts in the sun-filled solarium, which boasts spectacular river views. Henniker House offers five individually decorated rooms with a private bath, cable TV, and wireless Internet access. In-room massages by a local licensed massage therapist can be arranged.  For more information, visit
Package Rates: $39 plus tax & gratuity over room rate

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 visit
Package Rates:  Rates start at $175 pp, fireplace suites start at $215 pp

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Local birders and would-be birders are invited to join Alan McIntyre, coordinator of Proctor Academy’s Environmental Program, on a birding walk along Andover’s Northern Rail Trail on Sunday, September 25, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Rail Trail in Merrimack County, the walk will begin and end in the parking lot beside Carr Field on Main Street in Andover.  The lot provides easy access to the trail, which in turn provides easy access to several spots where a variety of birds are often found.   Recent sightings include Indigo Buntings, Eastern Bluebirds, Blue and White Warblers (as well as other warblers), Tree Swallows, Great Blue Herons and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

The walk is free and does not require advance registration.  Sturdy shoes are advised.  Bring binoculars if possible; several pairs will also be on hand for loan.  Bad weather may cause cancellation.  Call 603-735-5021 to confirm.

A veteran birder, McIntyre is a former program director for the Audubon Society of New Hampshire’s Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia.  At Proctor he teaches courses in biology and advanced-placement environmental science, coaches the Fall Community Service team, advises the Proctor Environmental Action Club and is a dorm parent of Eco-Dorm.

For more information about the Northern Rail Trail please visit