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Lost Valley Ski Vacations

If you will be traveling to North Conway for a romantic getaway, you could take a quick trip over to Lost Valley Ski Resort. Located on 300 acres in the middle of Maine, the resort offers many different types of terrain, hills, streams, bridges, and fifteen well maintained trail systems.

The Lost Valley Resort is best suited to beginners and intermediate skiers, but there are more thrilling trails available for expert skiers as well. There are three lifts to accommodate skiers, including two chair lifts and one surface lift.

Equipment can be rented for all sports that are catered to at Lost Valley Resort, including ski equipment, snowboarding equipment, mountain bikes, and paintball equipment. Ski and snowboarding lessons are also available for private parties and groups.

At the lodge, you will experience a warm family environment with outstanding food and beverages. This is an absolutely wonderful place to bring a family.
There are training programs, adaptive ski programs, racing events, a snowboard terrain park, mountain biking, and a huge twenty acre paintball park.  Lost Valley Resort is also a great place to hold meetings, family reunions, weddings, and other special events.  Catering is available.

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Planning a Family Ski Vacation

It’s time to plan the family vacation and everyone wants to go skiing. Don’t worry, skiing isn’t as expensive as you might think, and there are numerous resorts that cater to families, offering a variety of packages designed to save you money. The problem will be choosing the destination.

Most ski resorts have websites. Start the planning process by accessing these websites to determine where you and your family might want to go. There are many different things to look for when choosing a resort. The absolute most important thing to look for is a ski school if someone in your family will need instruction. Don’t make the mistake of choosing a destination where one or more of your family members won’t have fun, simply because they don’t know how to ski.

Next, take a look at the slopes, lifts, and trails. You want to make sure that the resort has something to offer everyone in your family. If the resort only caters
to beginners, an expert skier will become quickly bored. If you have a snowboarder in your group, and there is no snowboarding park or terrain, that
snowboarder will not be happy.  While these limitations are becoming fewer, they are still out there and something a quick check of the resort’s website can fix.  There are resorts that serve all winter sports, so make sure that your families interests are covered.

Lodging is the next thing to look at. You want to be comfortable, so where you will sleep at night matters a great deal. In most cases, there is a hotel right at
the base of the slopes but this isn’t necessarily the best or most affordable place to stay. Find out what your lodging options are for the area, and choose the one that is right for your family and your budget. If you will be staying farther away from the slopes, make sure that there is transportation to and from the slopes each day!  A nice romantic Bed and Breakfast in Jackson, NH might be just the ticket for a romantic getaway!   Some lodging locations even offer ski tickets if you stay with them.  This is a great deal and nearly always will save you money!

Your family will have many more interests that you will need to search for before deciding on a particular destination and resort. Some of those interests may be dog sledding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or horseback riding. Resorts do offer these activities, but some don’t so be sure to ask about the winter activities, as well as the planned events during the time that you will be at the resort. This will help you plan a ski vacation that your family
will enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives.

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Packing Your Bags: What You Should Leave at Home

Last night I watched a cool show on some big huge cruise ship.  It was interesting to see how smoothly they swapped the “old” passengers with the “new” ones in just a few hours and got the whole ship ready and looking new.  Another thing that I was amazed by was the number of people that were having issues with the check-ins.  People using their wrong names on passports, people forgetting passports, etc…  Here’s a little article about items you should keep in mind, and maybe keep at home, when you’re traveling either to a far off land or just a romantic getaway to a Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast!

Each day, millions of travelers hop on an airplane to get their next destination. Whether you are planning a visit to friends or family, attending a business meeting, or just taking a family vacation, it is likely that you will not be traveling alone. Almost all air travelers bring some sort of luggage with them.  Unfortunately, when it comes to packing their bags, many travelers have no idea what they should or shouldn’t bring along.

Not only should be thinking about convenience, but you should also be thinking about air travel rules, namely the rules that specify which items or materials are allowed aboard an airplane and which ones are not.

When examining items prohibited during air travel, it is important to remember that some items may only have a partial ban. An example of a partial ban is a ban that may prevent certain items from being stored in your carry-on luggage, but not in your checked baggage.  Most of these bans, such as liquids, large tools, sporting goods, and sharp objects, are imposed only for safety reasons.

Although a large number of items are allowed to be in your checked baggage, there are some items that you cannot, under any circumstances, bring aboard an airplane. These items most commonly fall under the category of explosive or flammable materials.  You will find that you are prohibited from bringing dynamite, gun powder, lighters, flares, or strike anywhere matches on an airplane.  In fact, trying to board an airplane with these items in your possession could land you in serious trouble.

In addition to items that are banned by the airline industry, you will also want to think about convenience, when packing your bags for your next business trip or vacation.  When it comes to carry-on luggage, you will find that some airlines restrict the size of your bags, as well as the weight. For your own convenience, you will want to keep your carry-on luggage as light as possible. The same should be said for your checked baggage.  Although you may not be carrying it with you at all times, it is still advised that you pack as light as possible. A number of airlines have strict weight limits on carry-on luggage.  If your luggage weights more than what is allowed, you may be charged an extra fee or you may even be required to remove some of your belongings.

It is also advised that you think of the items that you are bringing along with you, specifically their monetary and sentimental value. When traveling aboard an airplane, there are a number of instances where you belongings may suffer damage, especially those stored in checked baggage. If you would take a large financial or emotional hit from the loss or destruction of your personal belongings, you are advised to leave those items at home. Although you may not be able to have your laptop with you or your favorite piece of jewelry, it is nice to know that your treasured items are safe at home.  I tend to bring those items with me on the plane.  Though I don’t totally distrust the airlines and the luggage crews, I tend to feel safer if my valuable are within reach (that sometimes includes my cat!)

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MWV Photo Contest Winners!!

Special Thanks to the Conway Daily Sun for sharing their article!!

The winners of the Mount Washington Valley photo contest, “There’s No Place Like Home were announced Sunday, Nov. 6, at M&D Productions — Your Community Theatre in North Conway.

More than 60 people attended the event, at which contest creator and host Bernadette Friberg of Badger Realty and production assistant Alicia Leavitt announced the winners.

First place winnings went to semi-pro Joshua Greenblatt for “Jackson Falls,

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Great Things to Do in White Mountains New Hampshire

Special thanks to our friends at Visit New Hampshire for providing us with this great list of activities and attractions around the White Mountains!

America’s Oldest Continuously Operated General Store  America’s Oldest Continuously Operated General Store

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The Brick Store is a genuine old-fashioned general store that dates back as far as 1790 – in fact, the store calls itself America’s oldest continuously operated general story. It is located on the main street – Route 302 – in the delightful town of Bath. Customers include some old-timers in their 90s who tell the owners, Mike and Nancy Lusby, that they remember buying penny candy there as kids. How authentic is that? At the Brick Store, visitors can buy distinctive New England specialties — including smokehouse meats and cheese, homemade fudge, gift packs and gift baskets, maple syrup, weathervanes, and much more. It is open daily. Phone: 800-964-2074

Are We There Yet?  Are We There Yet?

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If you drive regularly in any New England town, it’s only a matter of time before you spot a car bedecked with a bumper sticker that reads “This car climbed Mt. Washington.

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Berherhof Special Packages and Occasions

Romance Package

“Tonight I celebrate my love for you. It seems the natural thing to do. Tonight no one’s gonna find us. We’ll leave the world behind us”

Enjoy a romantic stay in our beautiful Inn….show each other how important you are to one another….let us make your time together enjoyable! Package includes:

  • 2 night minimum stay
  • Box of chocolates
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Flowers in your room upon arrival

Call today for reservations and pricing…

Veteran's Day Romance PackageVeteran’s Day Special

Active Duty Military Personnel take your R & R at the Bernerhof Inn. Romance and Relaxation is what we offer with all two night stays.

From our hearts we thank you for all you do to keep us safe. And we are offering to you, with all two night stays, a special “Romance Package

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Autumn Harvest Time!

The fall months in New Hampshire are filled with festivals, pick-your-own farms, foliage and fun! Come up and enjoy the Haunted Ghoullog at Cranmore or get rides aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express in North Conway.

Meet talented artisans and craftspeople as they open their studios to welcome visitors. Discover the natural beauty and timeless traditions of the people, products and places of New Hampshire  Up here in the White Mountains and the Mount Washington Valley, fall colors are starting to pop and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Go hiking at a New Hampshire State Park, take a bike ride or walk along one of our trails and experience the colors of fall.

Wow! Autumn has come to life all over the White Mountains region. Interstates, secondary roads, country lanes and mountains views are all drenched in perfect fall color. Look for deep reds, bright oranges, and golden yellows along all of these roads: Routes 2, 3, 16, 49, 112, 115, and 302. Apple picking, hiking, scenic drives, covered bridges, waterfalls, hayrides and more await you in this mountainous part of the state. Expect the colors to last up here for at least another week or so.

This is the perfect time for a Romantic Getaway in Jackson

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Upcoming Arts Related Events

Here’s a handy list of some of the great programs coming up at MWVAA.  Check out our website for some packages and specials for your weekend getaway in Glen, NH!

New Class Starting

Mount Washington Valley Arts Association in North Conway, New Hampshire Presents: A Crash Course in Portrait Oil Painting by Carol Phenix. In this course you will complete at least one portrait based on a photo reference. You will follow the classical method utilizing a preliminary charcoal sketch, followed by underpainting as a foundation for the final layers. This class is for students who have some experience with drawing and painting. This is a 6 week course beginning on
Tuesday October 11th from 1:30 until 3:30pm

Cost for members is $120.00, non members $145.00
Scholarships are available for any of our classes.

Artist of the Month

A local non-profit organization has invited juried artists of the association to participate in an artist of the month exhibit at their location beginning in November. You should have enough work to display on 40 linear feet of wall space. If you would be interested in exhibiting, please give the office a call.


The Opening Reception of our fall art gallery exhibit “From My Window” is Friday evening from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Meet the artists, preview the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit features over 50 original images of contemporary White Mountain Art and displays works by many of our juried artist members. Fall images of our world are depicted in watercolor, oil, pastel, fiber art, photography and more.
Matted prints will also be available at the exhibit which runs from October 7th through November 25th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

Attention Life Drawing Artists

The next life drawing session will be on Monday night October 10th and will resume on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month with a model for each session.

Annual Meeting

Save the date…….

Sunday November 6th, 3pm at the Visual Arts Center.

The presentation will report on the past year and lay out the plans for the next year.
An art demonstration will follow the business meeting.
Contact: Fran Duncan, 356-2787

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Cranmore Mountain Adds More Activities for This Winter

What a great way to complement a romantic weekend getaway to the White Mountains or a stay at a Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast….  Spend the weekend taking in all the cool new features and activities offered at Cranmore!

New Giant Swing, Indoor Activity Center, Base Lodge Upgrades and Investments in Snow Making and Grooming Equipment

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Cranmore Mountain continues to make major financial investments in the resort with the addition of new activities, base lodge renovations, snow making and grooming improvements for the winter 2011-12 season.  This additional investment brings the 18-month total for the resort to over $7 million since it came under new ownership in June 2010.

Cranmore announced it will continue to operate its Giant Swing this winter alongside its popular snow-tubing park and mountain coaster. The swing opened in July as part of the resort’s Mountain Adventure Park. The three outdoor attractions, in addition to skiing and riding, will offer visitors to North Conway the greatest diversity of family activities in the region.

Cranmore is opening an indoor activity center, featuring a bungy trampoline, Spider Climb and slide and two bouncy houses. The attractions and activity center will all operate weekends and holidays. Special combination tickets will offer great value for families.

Cranmore’s snow surfaces will be better than ever with a substantial investment in new snow guns and snow grooming equipment. 40 new high-efficiency snowmaking tower guns will be added to their ever-growing arsenal. The snow guns are valued at $100,000. Snowmaking and grooming efforts will also be supported by a new Prinoth Bison Groomer. The new snow guns are added to the 150 purchased over the last two winters. The guns produce more snow at a higher temperature with less energy used, allowing for more snow on the slopes earlier in the season.

Cranmore is also investing in significant additions to its ski and snowboard rental fleet. Partnering with Rossignol, Cranmore is adding new inventory featuring the brand’s new “Rocker

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Amazing Fall Photos!

There will be many more to come, but we wanted to start our guests off with some great photos from around the Mount Washington Valley.  If you are coming up looking for a Jackson, NH Bed and Breakfast or a Fall Romantic Getaway, you are looking at the right place..   Just enjoy these photos!

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