Showing posts with label new hampshire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new hampshire. Show all posts

Friday, August 27, 2010

B&B Friday (8/27/10)!


Autumn has begun to grace us with 
its presence here on Long Island.
Pictured is my friend Pooh holding a fiery
orange leaf my aunt found the other day ...
Isn't is beautiful? ♥

I don't know about you, but I am so
ready for chilly nights, warm apple cider,
spooky stories, and pumpkin-everything!

1.
Crook Jaw Inn
(Yarmouthport, Ma)

"Listed on the National Historic Register and located in a seaside village, this classic c. 1798 cape is a getaway haven combining old world charm with modern amenities. Romantically warm and cozy, the inn's seven fireplaces, library, spacious gathering room, free WiFi and secluded brick patio is well suited for both extended stays or that needed getaway weekend. Its 5 guest rooms with sumptuous beds are distinctively appointed. All are air conditioned and have private baths, one with jacuzzi. Guests enjoy good company over the inn's acclaimed breakfasts and fresh ground coffee served by a crackling fire in cooler months. It's mid-cape location allows quick access to the National Seashore beaches, ferries to the islands, and numerous other Cape delights. Antique shops, fine dining, nature trails, and sunsets overlooking Cape Cod Bay are minutes or steps away."

Rates: $125-155

2.
 
Coach Stop Inn
(Bar Harbor, ME)

"The Coach Stop Bed and Breakfast, built c.1804, is Bar Harbor's oldest. A stagecoach stop originally christened the Halfway Tavern, it was virtually the only housing readily available to the sailors and adventurers traveling the wild northern reaches of New England. The main structure's colonial style mirrors the architecture of many antique dwellings and taverns on Cape Cod. Our home was expanded throughout the last two centuries, and has been renovated and maintained with care to preserve the integrity of its historic details. Enjoy our country setting surrounded by ancient apple trees and lovely gardens."

Rates: $135-165

3.
Olde Orchard Inn
(Moultenborough, NH)

"Olde Orchard Inn is nestled on the outskirts of rural Moultonborough at northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, about two hours from Boston. Simply decorated with antiques and natural fibres, the colonial farmhouse is relaxed and casual yet also offers many modern conveniences such as private bathrooms, fireplaces, robes and air conditioning. It is located on nearly ten acres of apple orchards, yet is also conveniently located to many four-season attractions and several superb restaurants."

Rates: $90-185

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Enjoy this "last" weekend of Summer!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hancock, NH (Day Two)


Good afternoon, everyone!
Let's continue where I left off....

Day Two

Washing up in the morning

The buffet, or "appetizer" portion of the breakfast

Our breakfast table

At the time, I thought this was the breakfast,
so as you can see, I really piled it on!

... until I discovered this at the table!

I ordered the French Toast, and 
received this adorable treat :)


Mmm...


My mom's yummy dish

After breakfast, we met up with a family friend who
lives in the area, and were taken on a tour of a lifetime! . . .

First, he took us to Island Pond in the town of Stoddard

 I went kayaking!

 Drifting around...

Beautiful!

Someone built a dock and staircase into a boulder... cool idea!

Charming home on the pond

Wild blueberries (they were everywhere!)

After kayaking, we were taken for a drive 
through some of the towns in the area . . .

 Lovely log cabin in Marlow

Village Pond

Close-up on the gorgeous structures

I couldn't stop snapping away at them
(can you imagine how lovely it'll look in autumn?!)

Odd Fellows Hall

The Congregational Church

Absolutely beautiful home
(they even had an apple tree in
the backyard... so perfect! ♥)

Homestead Bookshop in Marlow

Always my favorite section!

After Marlow, we drove through the
town of Dublin, and guess where I made
them screech the car to a halt? . . .

Yankee Magazine!

I was so ecstatic to see their headquarters in person,
I made my mom take me inside to profess
our love of the magazine (to their receptionist :p)
I was also this close to begging for a position!



Eventually, we ended up in Keene and went for
a quick lunch (I didn't take any photos there, but
don't fret, I certainly will in October!), then called it
a day and returned back to the Hancock Inn . . .

This is what I bought at the Bookshop, by the way :)

Before we knew it, it was after six, and dinner time! . . .

Mom posing at our table

Cheers!

First Course
Calamari
with Marinara Sauce and Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Second Course
Herb Crusted Day Boat Cod
with Mashed Potatoes and a Malt Vinegar Remoulade

Mom about to eat the inn's signature dish:
The Shaker Cranberry Pot Roast
... mmm!

Third Course
Flourless Chocolate Torte
topped with a scoop of Blackberry Sorbet
... one of the most delicious desserts I've ever had.

Are you stuffed? 'Cause I sure am!

Mom relaxing on the rocking chair
before we set off for our last stroll

The old homes looked so beautiful glowing
against the blue tinted hue of the evening

Sigh... ♥

This came out rather blurry, but I still think it's lovely

Back at the inn, about to cozy-up under
the covers, and read my new cookbook...
Goodnight!

Our Departure

Our pretty table setting the next morning

As you can see, I went a little lighter on
the starters the second morning!
(P.S.- that Raspberry-Blueberry
muffin was absolutely divine!)

I ordered the Poached Eggs with Melted Swiss
... great way to start off the day!

Couldn't resist including this
(have you noticed I'm a tad New England-obsessed?)

Taking one last photo of Hancock...
Goodbye for now! See you again in October


Back at home with my souvenirs
(New Hampshire Maple Syrup,
and my beloved Maple Syrup Candy!)

Lola helping me unpack...
shes' such an angel :)

 Hope you enjoyed this tour of Hancock!

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