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General information about the Bernerhof Inn and things happening in our area.

The Mountains Are Calling

The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go

 

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Valentine’s Day and the Month of February Means… Love and Romance

Valentine's Day Conversation Hearts

Romance Packages

Be a good cupid and give your love a stay at the romantic Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast along with one of our Romance Packages:

Sweet Delights – Set the mood with these delights. Your romantic getaway will only get better.
Includes: A Box of Hand-Crafted Bavarian Chocolates • A Chilled Bottle of Champagne • A Dozen Beautiful Long-Stem Roses in your room upon arrival.
Price- $59

Love in the Mountains – Pamper the one you love! This Package includes a heavenly one hour Essentials Massage at our “Serenity Wellness Studio

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Winter Fruit Compote Recipe From Chef Steffani Adaska

Winter Fruit Compote
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Winter Fruit Compote

For the Cheesecake
1 T. unsalted butter, melted
3 T. graham cracker crumbs
2 lbs. Philadelphia cream cheese,
room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. lemon zest
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean pod, scraped
1/4 cup heavy
1/4 cup sour cream
1. Pre-heat the oven to 500°.
2. Brush sides and bottom of a 9’’ springform pan with butter. Sprinkle
graham cracker crumbs over bottom of pan and shake to coat evenly
with crumbs.
3. Beat the cream cheese in a standing mixer until very smooth. Gradually
add the sugar and beat on medium speed until sugar dissolves (3-
4 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until incorporated
and scraping down the sides of the mixer bowl after each addition.
Add lemon zest, vanilla extract and vanilla specks and beat just until
incorporated.
4. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in cream and sour cream with a
wooden spoon.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cheesecake at 500°
for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 200°. Bake until the
cheesecake’s perimeter is set, but center jiggles when pan is tapped,
about an hour.
6. Turn off the heat and use a long-handled fork or spoon the hold the
oven door open by about one foot.
7. Let the cheesecake rest for an hour, then place it on a wire rack and
let it cool to room temperature. Cover the cheesecake and refrigerate
it until chilled, at least 4 hours.
Chef’s notes:
I recommend baking the cheesecake in a water bath (Bain Marie).

For the Compote
1 cup dry white wine
¼ cup sweet Marsala wine
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cinnamon stick
½ cup dried apricots, quartered
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup dried cherries
Dash gray sea salt
1 cup Granny Smith apples,
diced ¼-inch thick cubes
1 cup pears, ¼-inch slices
1 T. lemon zest
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1. In a 4-quart saucepan or pot bring the first 6 ingredients to a simmer.
Stir slowly to dissolve the sugar in the liquid.
2. Add the remaining ingredients except the lemon juice.
3. Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, simmer for about 20.
4. Turn off the heat then stir in the lemon juice. With a slotted spoon
remove the fruit to a bowl.
5. Bring the remaining syrup to a simmer and reduce until lightly thickened
or when the bubbles formed on the top become small.
6. Remove the syrup for the heat and cool. Once cool mix with the fruit
and serve over cheesecake slices.
7. The compote can be made ahead and kept n the refrigerator for up
to 3 days.

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Super Bowl Foods With Chef Kendra Stanley

 

We got Super Bowl party-ready this Saturday with Chef Kendra Stanley and A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School. Chef Kendra showed us how to make some game day dishes that will please any crowd.

"Just Wing It" Class Photo

 

"Just Wing It" Cooking Class

 

"Just Wing It" Cooking Class

On the menu was drunken meatballs, pizza dip, reuben dip, jalapeno bites,  butter beer shrimp, and three different kinds of wings!

Chef Kendra Stanley

 

"Just Wing It" Class

 

"Just Wing It" Cooking Class

 

"Just Wing It" Cooking Class

If you missed out on the fun, do not fear! We have plenty more cooking classes coming up!

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5 Things to Do in the Mount Washington Valley This Month

Happy New Year! The end of 2012 brought us more snow than we saw all winter last year so there are plenty of fun things to do this month! Here are 5 of them:

1. Learn to Ski or Snowboard (For Free!)

Bretton Woods Skiiers

January 12-18th is Ski Nh’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Free week. Just go to their website and download a coupon and first time skiers and riders can get a free beginner lesson, free equipment rentals, and free lift ticket for downhill skiers/riders, or free trail pass for cross-country skiers.

     PARTICIPATING DOWNHILL SKI AREAS FOR 2013:

Bretton Woods (age 13+), Cannon Mountain (age 13+), Cranmore Mountain Resort (age 13+), Dartmouth Skiway (age 13+), Granite Gorge (age 5+, Sunday only), Gunstock Mountain Resort (age 6+), King Pine at Purity Spring Resort (age 13+), Loon Mountain (age 13+, Sunday-Friday only), Pats Peak (age 6+, Monday-Thursday only), Ragged Mountain (age 13+), Waterville Valley (age 7+)

 PARTICIPATING CROSS COUNTRY SKI AREAS FOR 2013:

Bretton Woods XC (age 6+), Dartmouth XC (age 6+), Great Glen Trails (age 6+, Monday-Friday only), Gunstock Mountain Resort (age 6+), Jackson XC (age 13+, Sunday-Friday only)Purity Spring Resort XC and Snowshoe Reserve (age 13+), Waterville Valley (age 7+)

2. Jackson Chamber of Commerce Snow Sculpting Competition

2013 Snow Sculption Competition at Black Mountain

January 25-27th The Jackson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain. Both amateur and professional sculptors are welcome to join in on the fun. A bonfire with marshmallows and sleigh rides are other activities planned for this event. For more information check out the Jackson Chamber of Commerce website.

3. Ice Carvings in North Conway

Inspirational ICE carving

If you would rather be shopping than playing in the snow you can still get your taste of winter beauty in North Conway Village from January 18-21st. 12 unique ice carvings by Josh Nylin of Inspirational ICE will be on display throughout the village. You can also check out several demonstrations at various times on January 19th and 20th. A list of exact locations of the ice sculptures and times for the demonstrations are available on the North Conway Chamber of Commerce website.

 

4. Go Snowshoeing

Jackson Ski Touring

Get out and explore the nature of the Mount Washington Valley on snowshoes. Snowshoeing is fun and easy and there are plenty of trails around the valley. The Bernerhof Inn has several pairs available to guests, as well as our very own trails behind the Inn. Jackson Ski Touring also has guided snowshoe tours available every Tuesday at 1pm, Saturday at 9:30 am, and Sunday at 9:30 am. The tour costs $10 and rentals are also available.

5. Take a cooking class

Cooking Class at Taste of the Mountains Cooking School

When you get sick of the cold come inside and take a cooking class at the Taste of the Mountains Cooking School located at the Bernerhof Inn. There are a bunch of classes going on this month you should check out:

Just Wing It – Super bowl Foods with Chef Kendra Stanley
Price $95

Saturday, January 12th •  1-4 pm • Open
Class Description:
Kick Off a Winning Super Bowl Party and Score Big with our crowd-pleasing Super Bowl recipes from Chef Kendra Stanley. Join us for game day dishes sure to be a hit at your football fiesta.

Winter Soups and Stews with Chef Jonathan Spak
Price $95

Thursday, January 17th, 4-7 pm  • Open
Class Description: Enjoy an evening with Chef Jonathan Spak of the Oxford Inn in Fryeburg, Maine. Chef Spak will warm your belly and soothe your soul with flavorful dishes to take off the winter chill.

Comfort Food Cravings with Chef Kendra Stanley
Price $95

Tuesday, January 22nd •  4-7 pm • Open
Class Description:
What’s at the top of your Comfort Foods list? We’ve got the answer and Chef Kendra has the recipes that will warm your belly and make your heart smile. Come hungry. Leave happy.

A Taste of Asia with Chef Steffani Adaska
Price $95

Saturday  January 26th, 1-4 pm •  Open
Class Description:
Learn to cook authentic dishes from Vietnam and Thailand. Chef Steffani will broaden your knowledge about the Vietnam and Thai cuisine as you learn basic cooking methods, knife skills, and enjoying culinary discussions with your chef-instructor. This is a hands-on class where you will have fun creating genuine, healthful recipes from Southeast Asia.
Please note: Peanuts are used in several recipes. If you have peanut allergies this class is not recommended.

To book a class call (603) 383-4200 or book online!

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Tooting our own Horn!!

BERNERHOF INN BED & BREAKFAST NAMED A 2012 “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE

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BERNERHOF NAMED “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE

We couldn’t be happier!!!  Check out our latest “pat on the back”!!

BERNERHOF INN BED & BREAKFAST NAMED A 2012 “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE

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Quick Travel Tips for that Summer Romantic Getaway

With gas prices, this summer, hovering around the $4/gallon mark, many people may be reconsidering taking that summer road trip. However, the Tire Industry Association (TIA), one of the leading global authorities on tires, offers six tips drivers can use to stay safe, reduce fuel consumption and thus make that NH romantic getaway a reality.

1. Perform a visual inspection and check tire pressure. According to TIA Senior Vice President of Training Kevin Rohlwing, improperly inflated tires are one of the biggest contributors to a car’s fuel inefficiency. Drivers should check the owner’s manual or the placard on the inside of the driver-side door to determine the correct inflation, and always check the pressure first thing in the morning, when tires are “cold.

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Myths and Facts about B&Bs

Our good friends over at bedandbreakfast.com included this article on their site and we knew the info. here would be helpful to our guests as well!!   Enjoy!

Myths and Facts about B&Bs

B&Bs lack privacy.
While meeting the many wonderful innkeepers and inngoers are a big reason travelers choose B&Bs, most are also more than accommodating when it comes to guest privacy. With almost all B&Bs offering rooms with private bathrooms and many providing flexible dining hours and private or semi-private dining options, staying in a B&B provides an exceptional experience for guests seeking a relaxing weekend getaway. Guests respect one another’s privacy and innkeepers work hard to provide gracious hospitality and give you as much privacy as you need. Many B&Bs have private entrances, separate cottages or carriage houses, for those want an option to the main house.

B&B means sharing a bathroom with others.
Back in the day, B&Bs were practically defined as places where you could rent out a room quite affordably with shared bathroom facilities. However, today’s modern B&B industry has evolved to where nearly all B&Bs, inns, and boutique hotels offer rooms with private bathrooms. In fact, according to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, more than 97 percent of B&Bs offer private baths in some, if not all rooms. For those looking to economize on rates, a shared bath option is available in approximately 12 percent of B&Bs.

B&Bs are expensive and don’t offer hotel-like services.
Room rates for B&Bs vary widely, depending upon location, the property itself, and its amenities. B&Bs, however, are attractive to many travelers because of the great value for your dollar including such as free breakfast and other amenities, usually at no extra charge, like refreshments, Internet, onsite parking, afternoon teas, wine and cheese hours, and more. Many B&Bs also offer free Internet, flexible check-in, private pools, spas and spa services, bars, private balconies, luxury soaps/shampoos, high thread count linens, and much more, providing 5-star accommodations and service. Travelers are guaranteed to get these and other amenities at BedandBreakfast.com™ Diamond Collection™ properties, which are professionally inspected and maintain top consumer reviews.

Finally, B&Bs offer a level of personal customer service often unmatched by many other lodging alternatives. Innkeepers serve as not only managers, but as “personal concierges,

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We are Open and the White Mountains are Ready for the Weekend!!

Blue skies, sunny with a delightful cool breeze is what we are experiencing in the valley.  Plan for a terrific Labor Day Weekend.

Irene’s rain should make for a fantastic Foliage Season.

  • Check out this document for current Road Closures
  • This site from the State’s DOT is also fantastic!!  It has real-time road updates!!!
  • Dianna’s Bath is open but visitors are cautioned not to stand in standing water.
  • Stay tuned for road opening information NHDOT: 603-271-6862
  • The river is high and it is recommended that no recreational activity occur at this time.
  • Check this link for attraction openings and closings from our friends at Visit White Mountains
  • Please check the websites of businesses you are  looking for info on if you have power.
  • White Mountain National Forest is also a great resource

If you are looking for an excuse for a Romantic Weekend getaway!!  This might just be a great chance!!

And our Stay 2 nights, Get One Free is running through the 11th!!

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