Thursday, April 12, 2012

Explore The New Hampshire Countryside At Your Own Pace On Self-Guided Hiking Getaway

Rosewood Country Inn And Candlelite Inn
Offer 4-Night Package Priced From $409 Per Person

For those who are yearning to leave the cell phones and hectic pace of everyday life behind — even if only for a little while, two New Hampshire inns have created a hiking package designed to let guests explore the peaceful New Hampshire countryside at their own pace.

The Rosewood Country Inn and the Candlelite Inn in Bradford, NH have created a "Hiking NH" package to be offered Sunday through Thursday for four weekends this summer and fall:  June 10 to 14, July 8 to 12, August 19 to 23, and September 16 to 20.

These self-guided hiking getaways are the perfect mix of fun, exercise, and relaxation.  Blessed with an abundance of easy-to-climb mountains and scenic trails, the Sunapee Region is a vibrant patchwork of quaint villages, quiet forests, pristine lakes, and babbling brooks.  Participants enjoying the Hiking NH package can also enjoy a side trip to a local blueberry or raspberry farm during summer, or revel in the colorful palette of New Hampshire's foliage while sampling local apple cider and maple syrup during the fall. And with stays at two charming country inns, it's one of the best ways to experience New England, plain and simple.

The "Hiking NH" package features many thoughtful elements include a Yoga session following the hike on Mt. Kearsage to stretch out tight muscles, and a gourmet picnic lunch which will be brought to the hikers for them to enjoy on the veranda of the Hay Estate after their hike at The Fells on Wednesday. The picnic consists of shrimp cocktail, red bliss potato salad, marinated mushrooms, chicken salad stuffed croissants, lemonade, and cream puffs and strawberries for dessert.

The "Hiking NH" package includes:
  • 4 nights lodging (2 at each inn)
  • 2 dinners (one at each inn)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 2 backpack lunches
  • 1 gourmet picnic
  • SRKG Trail Guide
  • Admission to The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens
  • Yoga session
This package is priced at $409 per person based on double occupancy (subject to availability), and is exclusive of tax and gratuities. To make a reservation, call the Candlelite Inn at 603-938-5571 or 888-812-5571 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

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Awesome News for the Sunapee Region!!


This summer Mount Sunapee Resort will become a destination for family fun and adventure, just like during the winter season.  A new Adventure Park will be opening in June at Mount Sunapee that will include guided Canopy Zip Line Tours, a Treetop Obstacle Course, Off-Road Segway Excursions and a Disc Golf Course. The Clipper Ship quad chairlift will be operating up South Peak offering beautiful views of the mountains and servicing some of these activities.

The Canopy Zip Line Tour, constructed by Phoenix Experiential Designs, will be a 2 ½ hour guided tour that will include eight zip lines up to 1,000 ft. long, rope bridges and rappelling as guests descend South Peak.  Groups of up to eight will be led by two guides.  Guests must be 10 years old and between 70 and 250 pounds to take the Canopy Zip Line Tour.  In the Treetop Obstacle Course adventurers ages 5 and up will be harnessed into a self-guided series of obstacles which wind their way through the trees on the lower slopes of South Peak.  The course will feature a beginner loop for small children and an intermediate loop with guides along the way for support.  Guided Segway Excursions will wind through the base area of the resort.  Guests will be given a complete orientation before taking off for an hour-long tour on a Segway equipped with special off-road tires.  An 18-hole Disc Golf Course will follow Province trail in and out of the woods as it winds down South Peak.  Discs designed especially for Disc Golf will be available for rent.

“Our goal is to create an Adventure Park that fits the natural character of Mount Sunapee”, said Jay Gamble, Mount Sunapee general manager.  “We wanted the same brand values as we have in our winter activities: challenge, excitement, discovery, family fun and quality guest service in a natural and healthy environment.”

The Adventure Park will be open daily from late June through Labor Day and then weekends through Columbus Day weekend.  The Treetop Obstacle Course is scheduled to open mid-July. South Peak’s sunny southern exposure will allow the Canopy Zip Line Tour to operate weekends and holidays throughout the winter season.  Plus, the last two dual 1,000 ft. zip lines on the Canopy Zip Line Tour will be available as a separate activity during the winter without taking the whole tour.

During the summer a miniature golf course, an interpretive hiking trail and family oriented mountain bike trails will be under construction, which will be added to the Adventure Park for the 2013 summer season.

The Learning Center building at the base of South Peak will be the center of operations for the Adventure Park.  Here guests will register and receive orientations for the Canopy Zip Line Tour, Segway Excursions and the Treetop Obstacle Course.  Food and beverage will be available at the Learning Center.  Advance reservations will be required for the Canopy Zip Line Tour and the Segway Excursions.

For more information visit or call 603-763-3500.