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Chocolate Hazelnut Surprises

These cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat! Don’t forget to check out our other recipes and cooking classes.

Chocolate Hazelnut Surprises

Chocolate Hazelnut Surprises

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

3 cups Nutella, divided
2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
melted white (or dark) chocolate, garnish (optional)

  • Do the night before baking: For the surprise filling- Take 1 cup of Nutella and spoon 24 small balls onto a waxed paper or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Don’t worry if not perfectly round, you can shape them better once they are frozen. Freeze overnight
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Line 2 cooking sheets with a Silpat liner (see note below) or parchment paper
  • In a bowl of stand-up mixer, with paddle attachment, mix together remaining flour, espresso powder and cinnamon until combined. Add the Nutella and eggs, continue to mix until blended. Don’t over mix.
  • Scoop out cookies by a heaping spoonful of the dough onto your prepared cookie sheets. (You should aim for 24 cookies/ 12 per cookie sheet.)
  • With the bottom of a large drinking glass, flatten each dough ball. Place frozen Nutella balls in the center of each flattened dough piece. Wrap cookie dough around the Nutella, enclosing it completely. Roll the ball of dough to seal any openings. Repeat.
  • Bake cookies for 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Once out of the oven, drizzle melted chocolate in a ‘zig zag’ design over cookies
  • Serve these surprises warm with a big glass of milk. YUMMO!!!!!!

Chef Steffani’s Note: If you don’t serve the cookies while they are warm, the centers solidify. Nuke them for about 6-8 seconds in a microwave to get the centers gooey. Parchment paper isn’t the only thing (nor, IMO, the best) that you can use to line a sheet pan for baking. Silpat liners are non-stick baking sheets made of a blend of food-safe silicone and a fiberglass mesh. They’re versatile because nothing sticks to them. They never wear out and work at a very wide temperature range. Parchment paper, by contrast, can only be used a limited number of times and start to burn at very high temperatures. Silpat products are great for working with sticky materials such as gooey batter, taffy, caramel, doughs and more.

Yes! I am a BIG FAN of Silpat liners. No! This is not a paid endorsement. : )

You can find Silpat liners at most culinary supply shops. Locally, you can find them at Sawyer River Knife & Trading Co in North Conway.

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Midweek Spring Special

Spring Time Midweek Specials
The longer you stay the less you pay $$$

Springtime is a special time of year. The snow is gone, and the flowers are budding. The trails are ready to be hiked, streams ready to be fished, and stores and outlets are fully stocked and ready to be shopped. And best of all it is much less crowded! Come join us at our beautiful and romantic Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast and take advantage of our Low Season Rates combined with our Spring Time Midweek Specials Rates. Save lots of dollars!

Spring at the Bernerhof Inn

From now thru June 13, 2013 (Sunday – Thursday)

Stay Two Nights Midweek receive 25% off second night – Code ST25

Stay Three Nights Midweek receive 50% off third night – Code ST50

Stay Four Nights Midweek receive 75% off fourth night – Code ST75

Stay Five Nights Midweek receive fifth night FREE – Code ST100

This Midweek Special includes:

  • 2, 3, 4, or 5 night’s stay any Sunday-Thursday through June 13, 2013
  • 25% Discount on 2nd night stay, 50% Discount on 3rd night’s stay, 75% on 4th night’s stay, OR 5th night Free
  • Full delicious country breakfast for two each morning
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and fresh homemade cookies
  • Apple iPad in each room and FREE WiFi
  • Every room has a cozy fireplace and many with a 2 person Spa Tub
  • Rooms are priced per couple.

When booking your room, use the appropriate CODE listed above to receive your discount.

View Rooms     Book Now

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Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

Are you having trouble coming up with a gift for Mother’s Day? Get Mom something she will actually enjoy: a gift certificate for the Bernerhof Inn! Gift certificates are good towards lodging, spa services, or cooking classes.

Mother's Day Gift Certificate

Get your Gift Certificates here, or check out our spa services and cooking classes.

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Murder Mystery Dinner Train

Murder Mystery Dinner TrainAll aboard…for the Murder Mystery Tour! Come walk the blood red carpet and board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a tantalizing evening of INTRIGUE, SUSPENSE… AND HOMICIDE! It’s Lights! Camera! Murder!

Performance are Scheduled for:

Saturday June 1st,
Saturday June 15th,
and Saturday Oct 26th

Till Death Do Us Part

The Marriage of Becky and Stanley

The pleasure of your company is requested at a reception to honor the union of Becky Giovanni and Stanley Simpson.

As friends and family gather together to offer their congratulations and best wishes to the bride and groom,
someone has a different motive for their presence at the reception. Before the bride has a chance to throw
the bouquet, her beautiful dream wedding day quickly turns into a nightmare of mystery, mayhem and murder.
And, you and all the other guests are left to solve the crime.

Will it be the father of the bride who opposed the marriage from the start?
The bridesmaid who longs to be a bride?
The overlooked little sister that has a great inheritance to gain?
Secret will be revealed, motives exposed and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test.

Speak now or forever a killer goes free!

This Fun-Filled Evening includes:

  • 2 tickets aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train – leaving from Conway Scenic Railroad promply at 6pm
  • Four course dinner (gratuity & Tax included)
    Alcoholic Beverages are available at additional cost
  • … and the Murder Mystery performance (by Arts in Motion) begins.

Murder Mystery Dinner Menu 2013

  • Preset: Crudite Platter served at each table
  • First Course: Lobster Bisque
  • Second Coarse: Crawford Salad, mixed greens with apples, cranberries, carrots, and cheddar cheese served with maple mustard vinaigrette
  • Entree: Choice of:
  • Grilled Rib Eye with balsamic herb emulsion
  • Baked Stuffed Chicken with prosciutto & gruyere cheese
  •  Vegetarian Option: Black Bean Stuffed Portabella Mushroom with Roasted Red pepper
  • All entrees served with Manchego polenta cake and seasonal vegetable
  • Desserts: Trays of mini desserts served at each table

This is an audience participation performance. Dress the part and coming looking Fabulous! Casual Elegant to Formal. Break out the bling, and dare to show some skin. Evening Dresses and Tuxedos are highly encouraged (but not necessary).

Evening Event Cost: $210 per couple

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Time to Relax

There is nothing more relaxing than a weekend (or weekday!) getaway in the White Mountains, especially when we have the Serenity Wellness Studio conveniently located right here at the Bernerhof Inn!

Serenity Wellness Studio

Massage Treatments at the Bernerhof Inn

Essential Massage – Our most popular massage designed and customized for each individual to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, reducing muscle tension and improving overall wellness.
60 minute ~ $85 90 minute ~ $125

Warm Stone Massage – This treatment incorporates warm Basalt Stones to enhance the Essentials Massage by warming the muscles and melting away tension.
60 minute ~ $95 90 minute ~ $135

Deep Tissue Massage – Designed for those who like deeper more specific bodywork on multiple target areas. *90 min session recommended.
60 minute ~ $95 90 minute ~ $135

Couples Massage – Enjoy your customized Essentials Massage along side your friend or loved one! *can be upgraded to Warm Stone or Deep Tissue.
60 minute ~ $170 90 minute ~ $250

Foot Retreat – Perfect for after a day of hiking or hitting the slopes! Your feet will be pampered in a aromatherapy foot bath and softened with an exfoliating foot scrub and callous softener. Finishing off with a lower leg and foot massage including reflexology.
45 minute ~ $70

Couples Foot Retreat – Enjoy our Foot Retreat along side your friend or loved one!
45 minute ~ $140

Hydrating Wrap – After a stimulating dry exfoliation a rich balm will be applied to skin that warms and melts for deep hydration, then wrapped in warm blankets to enjoy an aromatherapy face and scalp massage.
50 minute ~ $70

 Learn More or call   (603) 383-4200 to set up an appointment.

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Valentine’s Day Couples Cooking Class

It was a very romantic Valentine’s Day at the Bernerhof Inn! Here are some photos from the Couples Cooking Class with Chef Kendra Stanley:

Couples Cooking Class With Chef Kendra StanleyCouples Cooking Class With Chef Kendra Stanley
Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day as well!

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Couples Cooking Class

Valentine's Day Flowers
Looking for something romantic to do with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? look no further:

Cooking for Couples with Chef Kendra Stanley
Price $190 Per Couple

Thursday February 14th, 4-7 pm •  Open
Class Description:
Love is in the air. Grab your honey and get your romance on with Couples cooking this Valentine’s Day at A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School.


  • Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
  • Sweetheart Salad with  Raspberry Love Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Shrimp in Lemon Cream
  • Roasted Garlic Heart Shaped Duchess Potatoes
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Fondue with Strawberries

Meet Chef Kendra Stanley

Chef Kendra Stanley

Register Now!

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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

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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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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