Tag Archives: White Mountains NH

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

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

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 skiwildcat.com or by calling 1-888-SKI-WILD

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Mt. Washington Auto Road open to Summit!

Yet another reason to take that romantic NH get away in the white mountains!!  The auto road is open and nothing can quite compare to that ride…

Pinkham Notch, NH-The Mt. Washington Auto Road is now open to the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak. Visitors to the nation’s first manmade attraction can take either a guided tour or drive their own vehicle on this remarkable and historic road, which has been in operation since 1861.

The Auto Road is now open from 8-5 pm, as is the base lodge and gift shop. Beginning on Memorial Day weekend, the Summit Stage office will be open (and offering hiker shuttles). Saturday the 26th  also marked the opening of the newly dedicated Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum, as well as the Glen View Café, the Outfitters Shop and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. Alton Weagle Day, which featured and celebrated several unusual first ascents of the Auto Road.

“We are delighted to be open to the summit for our 151st season here on Mt. Washington. Although we experienced a mild winter, our spring Road opening turned out to be quite challenging, we’re particularly proud of the work our Road Crew has accomplished in the past several weeks!” noted Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. “As always, the Auto Road operation is heavily weather dependent at this time of the year so it’s often best to call ahead”, he added.

Included on the schedule for the coming season will be events as diverse as bicycle races, footraces, sunrise drives, a colonial muster in the mountains and a 1920s speakeasy casino night. For more information about Mt. Washington Auto Road operations, schedules and events please call (603) 466-3988

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter


An exploration of integrative approaches to health, well-being, and stress reduction

Saturday, May 19, 10am-4pm

Treatment Specials, 4-7pm

Evergreen Institute for Wellness is committed to providing affordable and accessible health education services. An introduction to the expanse of health outlets available to you on your journey to whole health is what you will find at this event with the array of presenters and demonstrators.



Enjoy guest speakers  & stress busting workshops  with a  $10 PASS FOR ALL


10:00am-4:00pm: Exhibits, Demonstrations, Free Health Screenings, Hands on Healing Sampling and more


10:15-11:30 Dr. Bethany Hayes, Functional Medicine, Healing the Health System

11:45-12:30 Kenji Fukunaga, Acupuncture Explained

12:30-1:45 Local Cafe Open, Lunch served by The Local Grocer

2:00-2:45 Dr. Warren Chin, Osteopathy: What’s in it for You?

3:00- 4:00 Allison Shaw, Body-Mind Connection


10:00-10:45 White Mountain Reiki Circle: Reiki: Hands on Healing

11:00-11:45 Chuck Foster, Meditation Instructor: Body- Breath-Mind Connection

12:00-12:45 Becky Mulkern, Naturopathic Doctor: Emotional Freedom Technique

1:00 – 1:45 Benita Silver, Art Therapy Workshop: Mandala Making

2:00-2:45 Kelly Simpson; Yoga/Dance Instructor: Journey Dance

4:00-7:00 Treatment Booths offering private consultations and hands on healing

(Reservations required. Fee paid to providers)


4:30-5:45 Dixie Lea; Yoga Instructor: Light Yoga atop King Pine Mountain


7:30-9:00 Scott Kiloby, Author and lecturer presents a free program: Finding Peace Through Non-Duality



Call (603) 651-7475 or evergreenforwellness@gmail.com



Up Close & Personal with Scott Kiloby

Scott will lead a workshop from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a much more in-depth engaged teaching and experience.

Tickets are $100 with a light lunch included. You can register here.

For more information, download PDF flyer:

Scott Kiloby Workshop – Sunday, May 20

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Midweek Escape to the White Mountains!

What better time to take a romantic get away into the White Mountains than during our “shoulder season” through May and June.  This is the time when we enjoy a little respite from the hustle and bustle of ski season and the warm sun-filled days of summer.  There is still loads of activities to take advantage of, but there are also lots of mid-week specials and packages that will make your stay more affordable than ever.

Here’s a great article from our friend, Blythe Copeland, of Boston magazine, about a few of the great things to do!

Just a few hours north on I-93 lie the New Hampshire woods and waterfalls that  inspired the likes of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau. Modern-day travelers can find their own inspiration along the 100-mile White Mountain Trail, a scenic byway dotted with information centers, trailheads, and picnic benches—all good starting points for outdoor adventures by bike, train, or foot.

By 1910, northern New Hampshire, with its temperate weather and awesome vistas, claimed more resorts than any other region in the country. Nearly a century later, the grand old hotels are all but gone, but visitors can still explore the woods and waterfalls that inspired the likes of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau.

A two-hour drive on I-93 lands travelers in Lincoln, at the start of the 100-mile White Mountain Trail that runs through the towns of Franconia Notch, Twin Mountain, North Conway, and Crawford Notch State Park, among others. The scenic byway is dotted with information centers, trailheads, and picnic benches. All make good starting points for outdoor adventures by bike, train, or foot.

The area is best known for its hiking trails, and experts and amateurs alike find more than enough to challenge themselves on its myriad peaks. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the Northeast’s highest climb (www.mountwashington.org), but sudden weather changes and a steep rise—4,000 feet in just 4 miles—mean it’s not for novices. To get the same views without the workout, hop aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway (800-922-8825, www.thecog.com), the first of its kind in the nation, for a three-hour round trip to the top. On a clear day, you can see four states, Québec, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Easier walking paths off the White Mountain Trail allow less hardy travelers to experience the lush woods on a smaller scale: from the 4-mile, moderate Nancy Pond Trail hike in Crawford Notch to the 1-mile Diana’s Bath walk just outside North Conway (get hiking guidance from the USDA Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain). Those looking to get off their feet can rent bikes in Gorham from Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (603-466-2333, www.greatglentrails.com) and ride the 8-mile path through Franconia Notch State Park to the Flume Gorge (603-745-8391, www.flumegorge.com), a glacier-cut granite formation and waterfall. Or try whitewater rafting on the swift Androscoggin River (603-449-2628, www.northwoodsrafting.com) or swimming at Echo Lake State Park (603-271-3556).

Call ahead to Miller’s Café and Bakery in Littleton for a brown bag lunch of pesto caesar salad (16 Mill St., 603-444-2146), and park your crew at one of many spots along the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln. Afterward, pick up the Kancamagus Highway, a 34-mile-long, 2,855-foot-high road connecting the towns of Lincoln and Conway, and cruise past roadside waterfalls and bird’s-eye mountain and valley views.

If your little ones are feeling restless, Story Land on Route 16 in Glen (603-383-4186, www.storylandnh.com), a fairy tale–inspired amusement park, keeps families entertained with a roller coaster and water rides. And the popular Santa’s Village in Jefferson helps children get in the holiday spirit early with arts and crafts and the man in red himself (603-586-4445, www.santasvillage.com).

While in the area, don’t miss tax-free shopping in North Conway. The town is best known for its outlet center, Settlers’ Green (888-667-9636, www.settlersgreen.com), where browsers can buy discounted items from more than 60 stores. More-unique finds—handcrafted quilts, silver jewelry, local pottery—abound at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen (603-356-2441, nhcrafts.org). And the cozy Bavarian Chocolate Haus (603-356-2663), with its hand-dipped truffles, fudge, and nut clusters, helps you end your travels on a sweet note.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Where to Stay in NH!!

We’re very excited to have been named in the State of New Hampshire’s 2012/2013 Visitors Guide WHERE TO STAY section for the White Mountains.  The state highlighted the history of the inn, our amazing renovation in 2010 and boasted about our 12 room Bed and Breakfast right smack dab in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley.
They went on to talk about or hearty breakfasts, relaxing afternoon tea and, of course, the first-floor pub.

Check out the full visitor’s guide by clicking HERE.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Update!!

We always like to share events going on in the valley.  If you’re heading up for a romantic get-away or just want to enjoy the events and stay in a cozy jackson nh bed and breakfast, we welcome the opportunity to host you and your family.

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association
Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association
Schedule of Events
Welcome to your Members’ Update!
Here you will find the latest news and a quick reminder of scheduled events, activities and classes.
If you have questions, phone us at 603-356-2787, or visit us on the web at mwvarts.org
New Exhibit

Juried Photographers Dick Pollock and Kathy Bergeron share the Artist of the Month Exhibit for the month of March.  Their Exhibit is titled “A’ LA CANVAS”.  Both artists have recently begun to produce much of their work on canvas.  The emphasis of this show is to demonstrate the wonderful detail, vibrancy and texture that is possible with this medium.

The public is invited to come to the opening reception where you can meet the artists on Friday, March 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  The exhibit will run from March 2nd until March 24th.

Gafney Library

Several Association Members will be exhibiting their work at the Gafney Library for the month of March.  If you are in the area, stop by to see the exhibit.

M&D Productions’ “Your Theatre”

The work of photographer David Gorke will be on display in the theatre for the month of March.

Art Appreciation Video
Our video series on Art Appreciation will resume next week on Friday evening March 9th at 6pm.
Sitters Needed

Gallery sitters are needed for Saturdays during the month of March.  If you have some time available (10am-2pm) we could use the help.  Please call the office if you are available and we’ll be happy to schedule you.

Save the Date

Ever wanted to own a Nan White watercolor? Saturday evening, March 31, 2012, is your best opportunity!   ” NAN WHITE the ARTIST: An Exhibit for Sale” will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Mt. Washington Valley Art Association ‘s Visual Arts Center, 16 Norcross Place , North Conway Village, NH. White’s work will be display on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 9-3.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Fundraiser for NH sled dog rescue and ed. center March 7-9

This looks like it’ll be a really great event and a fun way to spend a weekend here in the beautiful White Mountains!!

AR Logo horizontal Great Glen horizontal logo

SLED DOG TEAM TO ATTEMPT HISTORY MAKING ASCENT OF MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD ON MARCH 7-9 AS FUNDRAISER FOR NH SLED DOG RESCUE AND EDUCATION CENTER PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-An intrepid team of sled dogs and mushers from the Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel of Jefferson, NH will attempt to tackle the Northeast’s highest peak on either March 7, 8 or 9, depending on weather conditions. This will be only the fourth ever attempt of such a feat and the first time ever in winter. The Muddy Paw mushers and dogs will be following in the historic “pawprints” of Arthur Walden and his famed Chinook team, who were first to summit in 1926, followed by the first and only woman, Florence Clark, in April 1932 and then Carl Brown in April 1992.

This event has been undertaken in an effort to not just make history, but raise awareness and funds to help support the more than 130 sled dogs that the Muddy Paws kennel have rescued and care for. Muddy Paw owners Karen Tolin and Neil Beaulieu have been taking in rescue and second chance huskies and giving them a home & job for life while supporting their care with year round dogsled tours.

The couple took their passion for rescue and the rich history of dogsledding in NH and formed a board of local mushers to create the nonprofit NH Sled Dog Rescue, History & Education Center. This new nonprofit will focus on rescuing northern breed dogs in need, preserving NH sled dog artifacts, and educating the public on the history of dogsledding & the care of northern breeds.

In addition to the one team making a summit attempt, a truly unprecedented opportunity will be offered on two additional sleds–two guest seats will be auctioned to the highest bidder for this once in a lifetime opportunity to ascend halfway up Mt. Washington and experience the world above treeline on a dog sled. Local school children will also be involved, as they write letters to the Observatory staff members on the summit (which will be delivered by the sled dog team) and follow the track of the mushers to the summit.

“It will be exciting to see this adventurous episode of Mt. Washington Auto Road history brought to life after all these years. This is not an endeavor to be taken lightly and those involved will certainly earn their place in the history books!” noted Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails.

Taking into consideration the changeable conditions on Mt. Washington, safety of all two and four legged participants is of paramount concern. Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel’s veterinarian, Dr. John Anderson, DVM of Lancaster, NH will be supporting the dog teams on the day of the event and staff members of the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Mount Washington Observatory and the Mt. Washington State Park will be on standby for any emergency circumstances.

For more information, check out dogslednh.com or email Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel at info@dogslednh.com . Individuals or companies wishing to sponsor the teams or be involved in the auction for the two available seats should contact Karen Tolin at 603-545-4533.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Climbing Ecuador’s Volcanoes Tonight!!, Feb, 1.

Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center to host Climbing Ecuador’s Volcanoes on Wednesday Feb 1

Join Eric Pedersen, AMC’s Huts Manager, as he shows slides from his climbing
expeditions to Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.
Ecuador sits on the equator and is one of the world’s hot spots for volcanic
activity. Its rich bio-diversity, delicious food, beautiful landscapes and
friendly people make it a wonderful climbing and travel destination.  This
program follows the 6 pm International Dinner featuring cuisine of Ecuador.

This program is part of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s annual International
Dinner and Adventure Series.  Dinners are offered every Wednesday night from
through March 28, 2012 (excluding February 22).  Each week features a unique
menu carefully planned and prepared by our chefs.  Dinners are four courses
of delectable fare from fresh baked breads to dessert. Beverages are
included. All menu items are prepared fresh in our kitchen.
BYOB is welcome.

After dinner, sit back  & enjoy the evening program.  Presentations from
around the world will spark your curiosity for travel and adventure.

Dinner is at 6 pm, the program follows dinner.  All programs are free and
open to the public.  Reservations are recommended. For more information or
to make reservations call: 603-466-2727.  The Appalachian Mountain Club is
an equal opportunity service provider. The AMC operates the Pinkham Notch
Visitor Center and its system of backcountry huts in the White Mountain
National Forest under special-use permits from the US Forest Service.

Nicky Pizzo
Senior Naturalist
Appalachian Mountain Club
PO Box 298 Gorham, NH 03581

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Leonardo Live! at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

“Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter