Snow Sculpture Inspiration

This weekend is the Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain. In case you couldn’t make I thought I would post some snow sculpting inspiration so you can start planning your idea for next year. Enjoy!

2009 St. Paul Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture by Lois Bravo2009 St. Paul Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture.
Photo by Lois Bravo

Snow Sculpture of Château Frontenac from Harbin Snow Sculpture Art fair 2007Snow Sculpture of Château Frontenac in Quebec City from Harbin Snow Sculpture Art fair 2007. Photo by R. Todd King.

Under Water – Breckenridge  International Snow Sculpture Championships ’11Under Water from the Breckenridge  International Snow Sculpture Championships ’11

Milite Est Vita - Breckenridge  International Snow Sculpture Championships ’10

Milite Est Vita from the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships ’10

Snow Sculpture from Sapporo Snow Festival 2004Dinosaurs Snow Sculpture from Sapporo Snow Festival 2004.
Photo from Starfires.

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A Trip Up the Mt. Washington Auto Road

A couple weeks ago our innkeepers Mike and Tina took a SnowCoach up the Mount Washington Auto Road with some of our guests. It was a beautiful day and they got some amazing pictures!


Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road

Mount Washington Auto Road

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Ice Carving With Inspirational ICE

This weekend when you are shopping in North Conway Village look around for some of the ice sculptures done by Josh Nylin of Inspirational ICE. There will be 12 sculptures total, though a few of them will be done tomorrow throughout the day as demonstrations.

Here are some from today:

Funky Bubble Ice SculptureIce Sculpture by Inspirational ICE outside The Funky Bubble.

Inspirational ICE DemonstrationInspirational ICE Demonstration Outside The Eastern Slope Inn.

The Penguin Gallery Ice SculptureThe Penguin Gallery Ice Sculpture by Inspirational ICE.

Soyfire Candle Ice SculptureSoyfire Candle Ice Sculpture by Inspirational ICE.

Chef's Market Ice Carving Demonstration Chef’s Market Ice Carving Demonstration by Chef Bryant Alden.




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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.


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+)


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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Voices & Colors – A Music & Arts Festival

Here’s a fantastic way to spend a weekend Get-Away in NH.  This is a new event, but one that is sure to take off and grow!  Check out all the details below!

AN EVENT PRODUCED BY FREDDIE PROCYK OF CRANMORE MOUNTAIN LODGE AND JESSICA ZARENKO OF CABERNET INN with assistance from The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

Cranmore Mountain Lodge
Enjoy listening to traditional Folk music by The Mountain Top Music Center Old Time String Band in the setting of a cozy B&B

The Metropolitan Coffee House
Listen to Italian Music as you enjoy authentic, homemade Italian Gelato, cakes, pastries and coffee drinks

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Waterpark
June 29, 9-11:00pm – Enjoy solo guitarist and singer Jim Conners at their Red Ridge Grill
June 30, 8 to 9pm – Kids performer and family fun time musician Bob Rutherford with adult music to follow

Red Parka Pub & Steakhouse
June 29, 9-12:30 – Amorphous
June 30, 9-12:30 – Full Circle
July 1, 4-7 – Bennett & Perkins

Stone Mountain Arts Center
June 29 – Billy Bragg Up Close and Personal
June 30 – Wine, Dine, and Diva .. A Really, Really Fun Wine Dinner

World Fellowship
June 30, 7:30pm – Baroque & Renaissance Dance

Bartlett Inn Art Gallery
June 29 – July 1, 11am to 5pm View original Oil and Watercolor paintings of the White Mountains by New England artists

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
June 29, 7:30 pm – “You Can’t Kill Stephen King,” an independent film
June 30, 7:30 pm – Enjoy the new Fryeburg Academy band, Junco, that has a “softer Dave Matthews Band” sound.

Fields of Ambrosia
June 29, 1pm-5pm & June 30, 10am-4pm. Design your signature scent from a single note to a symphony of fragrance and receive a free perfume bottle with your THE ART OF PERFUMERY purchase.

302 West Smokehouse
June 29 – Rek’lis a Trois
June 30 – Cooped Up

Margarita Grill
July 1 SHOL Sunday
an evening of acoustic music, local art, handmade crafts and tastings of local food and beverages

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association
Local artists will be painting scenes around North Conway Village
Come watch as their talent comes alive on the canvas

Omni Mount Washington Resort
June 29 – 9pm-Midnight “Side Show

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Summe Event Schedule for Settlers’ Green

Whether you’re here for a romantic get-away or are just enjoying your stay at our Glen NH Bed and Breakfast, there’s so much to do in the Mount Washington Valley!  Here’s a great list from our friends at Settlers’ Green!

Movies on the Green
Every Tuesday in July & August (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28)
Giant sixteen-foot movie screen and Blu-Ray projector, comfy outdoor lounge chairs for the first 30 guests, full dinner menu, ice cream and popcorn, all on the lawn on a warm summer night!  Movies start at dusk and are all G or PG rated family films.

8:28    July 3    Puss N Boots, 90 Minutes, Dream Works
8:26    July 10     Kung Fu Panda II, Dreamworks, 90 minutes
8:22    July 17  Charlottes’ Web, 96 minutes, Paramount
8:16    July 24, Megamind, Dream works, 96 minutes
8:09    July 31, Happy Feet II, Warner Bros. 100 minutes
8:00    August 7, Muppet Movie, 98 minutes
7:50    August 14, Wizard of Oz, 102 minutes, MGM
7:40    July 21 E.T., The Extra Terrestrial, Universal Studio, 115 Minutes
7:28    July 28, Men IN Black, 98 Minutes, Columbia

Dog Day
Saturday, July 14
Bring the family and pooch for a fun day.  Agility course, kissing booth, dog costume photos, doggie swimming pools and much more.  Free treats and water at participating doggie friendly stores!

Diva Day
Saturday, July 28
It’s all about the shopping and it’s all about you!  Entertainment, raffle, special discounts, free goodies, hand and shoulder massages, belly dancing and more.

Mall-Wide Tent Sale
Thursday–Sunday, August 2–5
4 days of tent hopping, back to school, summer clearance, fall fashions and bargains galore.  Save even more at over 60 first-quality name brand outlets including Coach, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and many more!

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Friday-Monday, August 31-September 3
Save even more on back to school and college apparel, gifts, house wares, at over 60 brand name outlet stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and more.

Mt. Washington Valley Old Car Show
Sunday, September 9
9am to 2pm
Over 300 cars, trucks, motorcycles including antique, classic and special interest vehicles compete for cash and trophy awards in 8 categories.

Fall Festival & Scarecrow Contest
Saturday, September 29
Event includes dozens of handmade, unique scarecrows competing for cash awards!  Free horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, apple cider & apples, live music and so much more!  Pumpkins to the first 100 kids ($2 per pumpkin while supplies last) and a pumpkin pie contest!  All free and open to the public.

Columbus Day Sidewalk & Tent Sales
Friday-Monday, October 5-8
Spend your holiday weekend at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and get AMAZING deals!  Save even more on apparel, shoes, gifts, etc. at over 60 brand name outlet stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and more.

Haunted Happenings
Saturday, October 27
Halloween treats for all costumed characters free to children ages 11 and under while supplies last.  A great safe place to take your children Trick-or-Treating, AND you can shop!

Zombie Village
Saturday, October 27
Calling all zombies, get your lurch on!  Outdoor movie fest, bonfire, costume contest, DJ monster mash and more!

Bring a Friend Shopping
Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11
The sale you wait for!  Stores open 8am on Saturday.  Free shopping bags for first 2,000 shoppers on Saturday, starting at 8am.  Discount coupons for all, gift with $100 and $500 purchase!  Raffles and entertainment!  Surprises!

Morning/Midnight Madness
Friday, November 23
Come early to Settlers’ Green and take advantage of the amazing after-Thanksgiving sales!  All stores open at 5am and some at midnight!  Special sales & promotions!  Enter raffle to win prizes!

Holiday Tree Festival
Saturday, December 1
Live caroling music, festive trees decorated by locals competing for cash awards, free hot chocolate & candy canes, free horse drawn wagon rides with Santa, Cranmore miniature snow-tubing park and much more!

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Special Event–Civil War Presentation

Remick always has fun things to do and we’re forever sending our guests over there to take advantage of their full schedule.  If you’re staying with us for a simple weekend get-a-way or you’ve just stumbled across our Glen NH B and B, we want make sure you have a great stay in the area and at the Inn!

Special Event–Civil War Presentation with Denis Hambucken, Chris Benedetto & Matt Payson

Saturday, June 30 (4:00PM-6:00PM)

TAMWORTH, NH–Denis Hambucken has co-written two books on the Civil War from both the Union and Confederate side (with Chris Benedetto and Matt Payson, respectively). Rather than dealing with politics or tactics, these books focus on the daily life of the men who risked their life in defense of their homes and ideals. All three authors will be at the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm on Saturday, June 30, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to present an immersive, highly interactive, and family-friendly program including information on New Hampshire’s contribution to the war effort. You will see a soldier from each camp in full uniform, but be careful–there may be actual musket fire (no bullets, of course), along with a number of artifacts on display. A few lucky youngsters will get a chance to try out some of the clothing and equipment. Weather permitting, this will be an indoor/outdoor event, with a Civil War campsite set up. This being the Remick Museum & Farm, we will, of course, have Civil War-era food to sample. Co-sponsored with the Cook Memorial Library, books will be available for sale and signing.

From the back cover of the Union Soldier book:
“As the year 1862 began, the war that most Americans thought would only last a few months showed no signs of ending. Hundreds of thousands of men across the divided nation enlisted in state volunteer regiments that poured into the sprawling military camps around Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and other strategic locations. Within a year, thousands of these courageous men had lost their lives on bloody battlefields or died in disease-ridden encampments. This book provides a glimpse of the lives, weapons, and
equipment of these soldiers through a collection of artifacts and exacting reproductions.”

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call us at 603-323-7591 (or toll free at 800-866-6117)
or email Linda Jones (

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Highlights from 2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day

Here’s just another one of the many reasons taking a romantic get-away to our Jackson, NH bed and breakfast can be relaxing, entertaining and just plain fun.

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PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-The 2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day on the Mt. Washington Auto Road turned out to be a great success and was proof positive that more than 150 years after it opened, the lure of being the first to do something on the Northeast’s highest peak is as compelling today as it ever was.

This year’s event found an eclectic group of first ascenders lining up at 6 am to begin their record setting attempts. Each was inspired to march to the beat of a quite different drummer, but together they created a morning on Mt. Washington like no other.

Jesse Lyman-The Fireman-In what was certainly the most physically demanding attire of the day, this 45 year old, 18 year veteran of North Conway Fire Department donned full bunker gear (pants, boots, jacket, gloves, hoodie, helmet and breathing apparatus) and made a successful ascent on what was an 80 degree day.

Andy Macleod-Star Wars Scout Trooper-This 27 year old Boston resident wore the easily recognizable white “armor” of the Scout Trooper from the Star Wars movie series. Carrying his “blaster” and in a full face helmet, Macleod made a stellar effort.

Leanne Lovell, Craig Newton-Recumbent Trikes-Climb Mt. Washington while laying down, now there’s an idea! These 37 year olds from Orange, Massachusetts rode their “lawn chair on wheels” (as they called their trikes), on a 1200 miles tour last summer, have done all the New England states in 36 hours and are currently planning a cross country trip.

Sean Doherty-Roller Skier Extraordinaire-In a performance that reminds the rest of us what true athletic excellence looks like, this 17 year old from Conway roller skied his way to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak in just one hour and 45 minutes Doherty, who is already revealing a stunning depth of ability as a biathlon skier, recently was one of only six teenagers from the United States invited to participate in the Youth Winter Olympics in Austria, where he won a medal.

Sue Wemyss-Nordic Walking-Proving that former Olympians can still kick your butt in most athletic endeavors, Wemyss, 52, powered her way to the top in just two hours five minutes. As Ski School Director and a paddling guide at Great Glen Trails she considers physical conditioning a way of life and shares her passion for fitness and the outdoors all year round.

Hans Bauer-Backwards, Barefoot, Jumping Rope-Returning to the Auto Road after making a successful winter ascent this past season on stilts with snowshoes, Bauer latest ascent was a tribute to the event’s namesake, Alton Weagle. It was Weagle, in various attempts throughout the 1950s, who eventually climbed the road barefoot, backwards, blindfolded and pushing a wheelbarrow with 100 pounds of sugar in it.

Steven Caming-Go Kart, in buckskins and coonskin cap-This eccentric character, who also serves as Media Director for the Auto Road, followed last year’s backwards drive up the road with this first ever go kart ascent. The 6 horsepower contraption featured antlers on the front, a leather wrapped frame and a bird house hanging off the back. While the 60+ mph winds, fog and rain on the summit made for a dramatic finish.

An awards ceremony in the newly dedicated Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum completed the festivities and then this group of newly minted Mt. Washington superheroes each went back to their day jobs, to await the next time Mt. Washington’s siren song lures them back to Pinkham Notch.

For more information about Alton Weagle Day or general operations at the Mt. Washington Auto Road call (603) 466-3988

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Free Father’s Day Gondola Rides at Wildcat

Fathers Ride New Hampshire’s Highest Scenic Gondola Free Sunday, June 17

If you’re heading up to the White Mountains for a weekend get-away with dad, why not take in some high elevation adventure!!  We also certainly hope you choose to make your stay as comfortable as possible at our Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast!

New Hampshire’s highest scenic gondola at Wildcat Mountain.

Pinkham Notch, NH – On Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17, dads (and grandfathers too) can enjoy the Wildcat Express scenic gondola at Wildcat Mountain for free when one or more other family members purchase an adult or junior gondola ride. The only one of its kind in North America, the Wildcat Express transforms from New Hampshire’s arguably fastest and most powerful summit quad chairlift during the winter and spring skiing and riding season to the state’s highest summer and fall scenic gondola. The enclosed 4-person scenic gondolas offer a unique guest experience and opportunity to view Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from atop the over 4,000 foot summit. The Wildcat Express scenic gondola is the best way for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leash, to enjoy the legendary views and scenery that have been consistently voted #1 in the East.

Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest, will be open daily starting Saturday, June 16, weather and conditions permitting, for summer and fall operations through Labor Day, September 3. After Labor Day, Wildcat Mountain will be open weekends only until Sunday, October 14. In addition to the scenic gondola, Wildcat Mountain offers New Hampshire’s only ZipRider zip-line cable ride, hiking, fishing, a seasonable lift-serviced 9-hole alpine disc golf course, and weekly guided tours and outdoor interpretive programs with the Tin Mountain Conservation Center and Appalachian Mountain Club. A seasonal food menu, beer, & wine are offered in the base lodge with fresh “Lunch & Ride” packages available for individuals, families, or groups. All rates and information can be found online at or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD

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