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Family Funergy Festival at Cranmore This Weekend!!

The Mt. Washington Valley Green Team is set to present its second annual Family Funergy Festival, set this year for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway,NH, just south of Jackson, NH with a full slate of kid-friendly activities and green living exhibits and demonstrations running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is a family friendly, hands-on investigation of energy and resource conservation.

In addition to exhibits and demonstrations featuring alternative energy, energy conservation, and other environmentally friendly themes, the day’s events are set to include such activities as making s’mores in a solar oven, investigating layers of soil in a soil pit, and fun, exploration games for younger kids.

The event is also set to feature the Nike Sneaker Fling, in which participants can bring in their old sneakers for recycling, try their hand at the sneaker toss, and learn how sneakers can be recycled into such things as gymnasium floors.

The Family Funergy Festival is supported by Public Service of New Hampshire and Green Team Charter Sponsor Cormack Construction Management Inc.

A committee of the Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association in affiliation with the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Mt. Washington Valley Green Team was developed to act as a catalyst to facilitate, educate, promote, and encourage sustainable green business practices that will lead to positive, measurable business, community, and environmental results.

More information on the Green Team’s work is available at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org or www.facebook/MWVGreenTeam/.

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5 MORE ways to enjoy Fall Foliage

From the Seat of a Car:
Mt. Washington Valley is renowned for its fall foliage scenic drives, including the Kancamagus Highway, the country’s only scenic byway loop. Take a Sunday drive through the mountains any day of the week and discover picnic sites, swimming holes, wildlife and family attractions along the way.

From the seat of a golf cart:
Many of Mt Washington Valley’s golf courses remain open throughout October, offering golfers picturesque holes and challenging courses. This is the time to enjoy golf at Mt Washington Valley’s ten courses, all within a 45 minute drive from North Conway, NH. Go to www.Golfmwv.com and check out profiles of each course, including lists of the most picturesque holes on each golf course.

From a cozy B&B or family resort:
Mt. Washington Valley is well known for its wide variety of lodging. More than fifty country inns and B&B‘s offer cozy and romantic getaways and retreats, while the region’s motels, hostels and campgrounds provide additional options for those seeking getaways on a budget. Family resorts, condos, vacation rentals and timeshare properties round out the offerings, so there’s something for everyone. Many of these lodging properties have created packages and itineraries for fall foliage getaways. Be sure to visit Mt. Washington Valley’s package page for a host of themed packages from last-minute specials to Flora and Fauna specials. Simply go to www.Mtwashingtonvalley.org and click on VACATION SPECIALS for a complete list of packages.

From the Seat of a Bike:
Mt. Washington Valley offers ideal biking terrain for those looking for gentle back roads taking them through covered bridges and past farms and meadows to extreme off-road slick track. In fact, New Hampshire was recently named among the most cycle-friendly states in the country. There are even inn to inn biking tours offered throughout the fall.

From the table in the dining room:
Mt. Washington Valley offers more dining with a view than any other New England destination. Whether it’s overlooking North Conway with Cranmore Mountain front and center from the White Mountain Hotel’s dining room, to a fabulous view of the Moat Mountains and Presidentials from Darby Field Inn, you’ll find spectacular dining with a view throughout Mt. Washington Valley. Try the Omni Mount Washington Hotel at the base of the grand dame and finish it off with a flaming drink at the 1785 Inn & Restaurant with a view over the Intervale to the Presidential mountain range. You’ll find plenty of choices for fine dining with spectacular views when you visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/dining.cfm.

Whether you put your foot to the pedal or the metal, don’t forget to bring a camera, because the foliage in Mt Washington Valley is arguably the most exquisite in New England. Yankee Magazine rated North Conway and Jackson among the top 12 foliage towns in New England. Come see for yourself.

Special Thanks to Marty Mayne for this article!!

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5 Top Ways to Enjoy Fall Foliage

From the seat of a car, train, bike or chairlift, there’s more than one way to peep a leaf in Mt Washington Valley, NH

North Conway, NH - Hail to the “peep” this fall with a visit to Mt. Washington Valley, located in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Offering not only spectacular foliage but a wide variety of ways to enjoy the harvest hues of Mother Nature’s artistry, there’s plenty of great ways to enjoy Mt. Washington Valley’s fall foliage throughout this autumn. Here are some conventional and a few unconventional suggestions for viewing Mt. Washington Valley’s fall foliage.

From The Seat of a Train:
Mt. Washington Valley offers a host of train rides. Book your seat on the Cog Railway and take this famous train ride to the top of Mt. Washington or enjoy fabulous scenic tours to Conway, Bartlett and Crawford Notch on the Conway Scenic Railroad.

From the Top of the Notch:
Scenic drives through Crawford Notch to Bretton Woods or Pinkham Notch to Gorham offer everything from ridge top vistas and rock formations to moose sightings. Be sure to have the camera ready because around every turn there’s a new surprise.

From the Moose Van:
Take a ride along the picturesque Androscoggin River and into the 13-Mile Woods area or travel into “Moose Alleys” in other parts of the Valley on a choice of spectacular and scenic Moose/Wildlife Tour. As many as 23 moose have been spotted in one tour. Tours also includes folklore and historic features of the region. Choose from three different tours including Dan’s Scenic Tours, Gorham Moose Tours and MWV Moose Bus Tours/Moose Safari.

From a Gondola, Ski Lift or Zipline:
Fall is the time of year to take in the spectacular vistas from Mt. Washington Valley’s mountaintops. For those who’d rather not hike up, take the lift. A scenic ride on the Wildcat Gondola or the high-speed quad at Attitash or Bretton Woods offers fabulous picnic grounds and views into Mt. Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine or over the whole Bartlett region. For a truly “zipalicious” view of foliage, try the zip line at Wildcat, the Canopy Tour at Bretton Woods, high ropes courses at Monkey Trunks.

From the Pumpkin People or Scarecrow Tour:
Each year, a highlight of foliage season is “The Return of the Pumpkin People”. Businesses throughout Mt. Washington Valley create whimsical displays of pumpkin people; the only requirement being that the heads are made of pumpkins. Take a self-guided tour of the pumpkin people and vote on your favorite from Oct 1-23, 2010. On Saturday, Oct 2, 2010, dozens of scary, pretty, and just plain fun scarecrows competing for more than $2500 in prize money will debut as you hunt for fall bargains at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village. Scarecrows will be on display throughout the month. Visit Mt. Washington Valley’s most up-to-date online calendar of events.

Special Thanks to Marty Mayne for this article!!

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August is Romance Awareness Month – Spend it at Bernerhof Inn

Got a mate who might need a little more romance awareness?  August is Romance Awareness Month, the perfect time to plan your end-of-the-summer romantic escape.  Whether he or she needs a little amorous adventure or tender travel, a country inn is the ideal choice to add a little subtle romance awareness.  Why?  Because inns offer the personalized experience that hotels simply can’t pull off, adding that dose of intimacy that simply leaving the light on won’t accomplish at a hotel or motel.  Fine linens, in-room fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs, incredibly luxurious beds and plenty of places for private talks and walks all add up to the kinds of distinctive intimate escapes that inns and B&Bs offer.

Looking for love in all the wrong places?  Of course, the first step is booking your romantic escape at a B&B or inn within a one-tank drive from Boston. There are literally thousands of choices within an hour or two from Bean Town.  Once there, here are five tips for hitting him or her over the head with romance this August.

  1. Look through the inn’s website and be sure to have his or her favorite flowers, chilled wine or champagne and/or chocolates waiting in the room.  Wow your mate right from the gate!
  2. Allow your innkeepers to make a reservation for the best table at the inn’s restaurant or their favorite romantic bistro in town.  You might even consider a private ensuite dinner, if the inn will allow it.
  3. Bring your mate’s favorite music on your iPod or a CD, and work with your innkeeper to have “your song
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Mt. Washington Auto Road 150th Birthday Weekend

Come up and enjoy the festivities of the Mount Washington Auto Road’s 150th Birthday Celebration!!  There are a ton of activities going on and you can be a short drive from all the action if you stay right here at our Glen, NH Bed and Breakfast!  Special Thanks to the folks at the auto road for giving us all the details!

Mt. Washington Auto Road 150th Birthday Weekend August 5-8, Festivities Include Car Club Cruise Night, Victorian Gala Evening, Auto Road Crew Reunion, Commemorative Postmark and More!

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – The Mt. Washington Auto Road’s season long 150th Birthday celebration reaches its “peak”  this weekend with a diverse and unparalleled series of events and activities.

It was on Aug. 8, 1861 that the 8 mile Auto Road to the summit (then called the Carriage Road) first opened to the public, making it America’s first manmade attraction.

This eventful weekend kicks off on Friday, Aug. 5thfrom 5-8 pm, with the Mt. Washington Valley Old Car Club Cruise Night at the base of the Auto Road.

Saturday, August 6th beginning at 5:30 pm is the Sesquicentennial Gala, a Victorian themed evening that will include an elegant dinner, champagne toast, music, dancing, custom birthday cakes, a time travel presentation with Darby Field and fireworks. Guests are requested to wear vintage or formal attire. Tickets are $125 per couple or $65 per person.

Sunday, August 7th from 12-7 pm will be the Mt. Washington Auto Road crew reunion. All past and present employees of the company are welcomed to reminisce and enjoy a complimentary trip up the Auto Road. From 1:30-7pm will be opening day of a historic White Mountain Art exhibit, assembled by the Banks Gallery of Portsmouth. At 7 pm the public is invited to a showing of “Brush and Pen” a new documentary about the rich history of artists and writers in the White Mountains.

Monday, August 8th is an all day birthday celebration! Any car that arrives with a “This car climbed Mt. Washington” sticker permanently attached to its bumper will get free passage on the Auto Road (vehicle limitations apply). In addition, the US Postal Service will be on hand to issue a one day only commemorative pictorial postmark to celebrate the occasion. A display of vintage and antique vehicles will also be on public view.

“It will truly be history in the making this weekend at the Mt. Washington Auto Road! There is an inescapable sense of history that is part of being in this part of New Hampshire. We hope anyone who is interested will join us for this once in a lifetime celebration,” said Howie Wemyss, general manager for the Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

Sponsors for this weekend’s events include: PSNH, Berlin City Auto Group, Northway Bank, Infantine/Cross Insurance, Pike Industries, Acadia Insurance and FairPoint.

For more information about any of the Mt. Washington Auto Road’s 150th Birthday weekend festivities call (603) 466-3988 or visit the website: www.mtwashingtonautoroad.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Bernerhof Inn

We know you will have many questions about your stay at the Bernerhof Inn, just a few miles from North Conway, NH.  We want to make your  romantic getaway in the White Mountains as easy as possible, so we’ve attempted to answer as many of your questions here as possible.  Let us know if there was a question you had that we might add to our list.

Who are the innkeepers?
Melissa Leonard and Leonard Magliocca are the innkeepers at the Bernerhof.  Their history in hospitality, love of people and commitment to quality innkeeping will ensure your comfortable stay at the Bernerhof.

What time can I check in?
Your  room will be ready by 4:00 pm.  If you would like an early check-in, please ask when you make your reservation and we will try to accommodate you. We strive to greet you when you arrive so that we can welcome you, tour the inn, and show you to your suite. If you know you will arrive after 7:00 pm, a “Late Arrival

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