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With the increased popularity of cooking classes being offered to vacationers, you may be wondering whether you should add such an activity to your vacation itinerary or not. To many, cooking sounds more like a chore than a fun activity to do while on vacation.
Your vacation time is sacred—an opportunity to rest, relax and get away from it all. Most of the time, you want to stay away from anything that even remotely looks like work. But we can assure you—a cooking class is not work and can be a highlight of your vacation experience.
Vacations are great for rest and relaxation, but sometimes you want to do more than just the usual kind of thing. Perhaps you’ve been wondering what you can do to spice up your next vacation. Well, we’ve got the answer for you—the North Conway Murder Mystery Weekend.
Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? We can assure you—it’s an incredibly fun experience. To prove it to you, we’re going to tell you what you can expect when you book the North Conway Murder Mystery Weekend adventure.
When you go on vacation, probably the last thing on your mind is cooking. After all, the reason you’re on vacation is to get away from everyday life and activities, like cooking. The idea of having someone else working in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning up, is one of the perks of a vacation. And, besides that, going to a restaurant that we wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to go to is something every vacationer looks forward to.
You may notice, however, that more and more vacationers are being offered cooking classes. What’s the appeal? Should you sign up for one?
Food is an important part of everyday life. It is one of our basic human needs; without it we would die. But the fact of the matter is that most of us eat not simply because we experience hunger pains. No, we eat because we enjoy it. When you get the flavors, smells and textures just right, food is no longer a basic necessity—it is art.
Don’t Just Eat Food—Experience It
Eating is no longer just a nice experience; it has become an adventure. People’s love of food and exotic or interesting and unusual cuisine has led to the term “foodie.” Such people’s life revolves around food; they even plan vacations around it. They’re less concerned with the sights and activities of the vacation location. Their main concern is: what restaurants are we going to try?
There are a lot of people who have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. Some simply haven’t had the opportunity or forgot that a B&B was even an option when booking their vacation. Others haven’t stayed at a Bed and Breakfast because the idea doesn’t appeal to them. Why? Generally, the reason behind their disinterest comes from misinformation. So, today we’re going to set the record straight and show you exactly why you should give a North Conway B&B a chance the next time you go on vacation.
When someone mentions wine, what comes to mind? Usually hearing that word brings to mind lush rolling hills lined with row after row of grapevines in places like France, Italy or California. Did you know, though, that if you’re visiting North Conway, you can experience fine wine here, too? It’s true—besides the glories of the White Mountains, North Conway has some excellent wineries where you can experience local wines, fine cuisine and beautiful surroundings.
Summertime is one of the most popular times to get away from it all. If you’re taking a vacation with your significant other there is hopefully going to be more than a couple opportunities for romance. You don’t have to wait for the mood to strike or for the timing to be just right—you can make the romance happen. How?
3 Romantic Date Ideas to Try When Staying At a North Conway B&B
If you want your summer getaway to be a romantic one, planning is necessary. Be proactive and plan for romance.
Of course, the best way to do this is to stay at a North Conway Bed & Breakfast during your summer getaway. We have three great romantic date ideas you can try while staying at a North Conway B&B.
This time of year affects people in two different ways. Some people love the idea of having a lazy summer—enjoying a backyard Bar-B-Q, going swimming, taking naps in a hammock. Others get an amazing amount of energy during the summer and want to do as much as they possibly can. Whether you like to fill your days or experience one special event during the weekend, North Conway is your ideal vacation destination.
North Conway Has Something for Everyone
If you have kids, you may be wondering if you should take them to a North Conway Bed & Breakfast. Of course, you want to take them on a fun summertime vacation, but is a bed & breakfast the best place to take your kids?
Some B&Bs Are Kid Friendly
The first thing to check out when considering whether or not you should take your kids with you to a North Conway B&B is if the place is kid friendly. More and more B&Bs are becoming a place for the whole family. They offer connecting rooms, kid’s menus, toys, cribs, highchairs, snacks, games, and Wi-Fi to keep the children entertained. North Conway is one of the best destinations for outdoor activities that are fun for the whole family no matter what time of year you come.
Summer is the most popular time of year for weddings. In fact, the most popular wedding months are May, June, August, and September. Romance seems to be in the air during this time of year and you should take advantage of it by spending a weekend at a North Conway Bed & Breakfast.
3 Reasons to Plan a Romantic Summertime Getaway
Besides the fact that love is in the air, there are three more reasons why summertime is the best time for you and your partner to get away to a North Conway B&B.
Most guests who come to our North Conway B&B come for the hiking. There really is no better way to get close to nature than to go on a hike. You can trek through the White Mountains and go swimming along the way, take a break and do some fishing, or simply lie in the grass among the wildflowers. There really is no better way to experience the White Mountains than hiking.
Why Some People Are Skeptical
There are some people, though, who hold back from hiking in the White Mountains because of minimal hiking experience. These North Conway B&B guests generally stick to the scenic train rides or river tours. While we encourage these experiences, we also want to assure you that you don’t have to be an expert to have fun on a hike. There are trails for hikers of every level.
One of the main attractions of the beautiful White Mountains is the outdoor experience. If you enjoy being at one with nature, there’s plenty here for you to experience. You can fish, swim, get lost in the wonder of our waterfalls, and take pleasure in the colorful wildflowers.
A Feast for the Senses
There is no better way to enjoy the White Mountains than to go hiking. A hike through the White Mountains is a feast for the senses: the color of the wildflowers; the smell of our famous lilacs; the invigorating splash of cool water as you jump into a lake, river, or stream; the roaring sound of the waterfalls; and the taste of a gourmet meal from a North Conway B&B at the end of the day. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Memorial Day was the first glimpse we had of what the summer season was going to bring to us. And we can say with absolute confidence that summertime in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is going to be awesome!
Why Summer Is Such a Special Time of Year
Summertime is special because of the longer, and often more fun-filled days. For some people, those fun things include reclining in the sun, drinking a margarita, enjoying a good book, and delighting in the fact that life seems to have slowed down, if just for a few days. Such a vacation is actually good for you according to author Minda Zetlin in her Inc.com article about the importance of summer vacations.
When most people think about getting away from it all, they imagine getting out of town and staying in a swanky hotel where they can order room service. While this sounds heavenly, there is another option when you want to get away from it all. What’s that? It’s the ever humble, yet completely wonderful, North Conway B&B.
Today we’re going to do our best to convince you to try The Bernerhof Inn the next time you go out of town. Of course, we are a tad bit partial. After all, the Bernerhoff Inn is a lovely, historic building and we offer comfortable rooms, relaxing spa treatments, and exquisite cuisine. On the surface this doesn’t sound that different from a hotel, but we guarantee you—the North Conway B&B experience is even better than what you’ll find at most hotels.
We’ve previously talked about all of the fun things you can do in the White Mountains, including skiing, snowshoeing, zip lining, hiking or experiencing a relaxing getaway to a B&B. We’ve even talked about how beautiful this area is during the seasonal changes—the vibrant colors of the changing leaves in the fall and the exuberant countryside with its array of springtime flowers.
What we haven’t really gone into is some of the specific places to go to see these wonderful sights. Well, today we’re going to fix that! Today we would like to take you on a journey of the imagination to four areas in North Conway where nature’s beauty is most abundant.
Spring cleaning involves so much more than cleaning out the garage, cleaning windows and pulling weeds. This is the perfect season for overall rejuvenation. You can feel it in the air.
Many people use springtime as a time to do a healthful cleanse or detox. While this is a great idea, everyday life can make it difficult. Stress bombards us and we immediately want junk food. We experience some justified road rage and our day is ruined. The idea of rejuvenation has gone out the window and all we want to do is sit in front of the TV and vegetate.
But there is a solution! If you want to take advantage of spring and experience the transformation the season offers, we suggest a relaxing get-away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Its official, folks! Spring is finally here (no, really!), and you know what that means—love is in the air. Now is the perfect time to get away from the doldrums of everyday life and enjoy some romance and relaxation. Whether you’ve been with your beloved for a few weeks or many decades, a trip to the romantic White Mountains of New Hampshire is the perfect romantic getaway.
“Where does the time go?” This is something all of us have uttered at some point. Time just seems to fly and before you know it a year has passed. We’re pretty convinced the major reason for this is because of fast-paced lifestyles. Even kids are super busy. And the poor parents, too! Not only do they have to take care of all of their child’s engagements, they work full time, clean the house, and go to PTA meetings.
In this day and age it’s really easy to feel frazzled, which is why getting away from it all is a great idea. But a lot of people have a hard time justifying a getaway. That’s why we wanted to give you some valid reasons why you should get out of town.
Artists search for inspiration. Some find it in music, a child’s laughter, a good book, or by looking at the work of other artists. If you’re an artist and you’ve been struggling to find some inspiration lately, we have a suggestion. Why not visit the White Mountains in New Hampshire?
The White Mountains are the perfect place to find inspiration and exercise your artistic expression. We try really hard not to be biased, but it’s difficult because we’re located in such a wonderful area. There truly is something for everyone. It really doesn’t matter what type of artist you are or what you’re looking for. Here are just a few things you can find in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that any artist will appreciate.
Spring is almost upon us and we’re pretty excited! We’re doing our best to be patient and have been “enduring” the crazy winter weather by enjoying fun winter sports—and hot cocoa in front of a cozy fire hasn’t hurt either.
Needless to say, we know how to enjoy the winters around here. But we are so excited for the spring that we just had to tell you about one of the best ways to experience it around here.
Springtime is one of our most beautiful seasons. We have some of the most colorful and fragrant displays of wildflowers this country has to offer. The exquisiteness of the White Mountains makes this the perfect place for a wellness retreat.
Most people take vacations during the winter, partially because of the time off they get for the holidays and because the kids tend to get quite a bit of time off from school between November and March.
A lot of times, though, people choose to go somewhere warm. Why? Well, when you live in snow, drive in snow, and work in snow, the beautiful, white, flaky substance can be a bit overwhelming. But, as we all know - the snow is something that can be enjoyed, too.
And, that’s where an experience at our White Mountains B&B will serve you well.
Staying in a White Mountains B&B will help you get away from it all, relax, and have some fun. The snowy weather is good for skiing, of course, but if skiing isn’t your thing, there’s much more that the White Mountains have to offer you.
The East Coast sure is getting slammed with snow this winter! It’s beautiful, but it’s cold and can be cumbersome. This is why some people choose not to travel during the winter months. Or, if they do travel, it’s to get far away from the snow. Granted, there are those people who adore winter weather. The rain, snow, thunder and lightning, strong winds, whatever winter has in store – they’re ready and they can’t wait!
To those of you who are like that, we welcome you with open arms. We know you’ll enjoy your visit here, whether you’re stuck indoors because of the bad weather, or get to go outdoors and enjoy it.
To those of you who are apprehensive about traveling to a North Conway B&B during the snowy weather, we want to tell you why winter is one of the best times to visit.
Have you heard the news? The Northeast is expecting to be hit with a “snow hurricane”. We’re not sure about you, but this is somewhat of a new concept for us. We’ve dealt with our share of blizzards in the past…but a “snow hurricane”? That sounds ominous, doesn’t it?
If you have plans to visit a Jackson NH B&B sometime this winter, you will most likely experience a snow day or two, whether they come from a “snow hurricane” or not. For some folks, the idea of a snow day is an excuse for a cozy weekend indoors.