Thankful for Great Skiing in Mt. Washington Valley

By Kathy Bennett, Special for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

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New Hampshire skiing was all about Mt. Washington Valley this Thanksgiving weekend as three ski areas were open for the long weekend. Taking advantage of a cold snap and ideal snow making weather, Wildcat (open now for a few weeks), Bretton Woods and Cranmore all offered post-turkey Thanksgiving weekend skiing for locals and visitors alike.
Bretton Woods and Wildcat were open on the holiday proper. I told my dinner guests turkey would be served later than planned so we could take turns Thursday morning. Reporting 6 trails open, Wildcat had top to bottom, edge to edge frozen granular/machine groomed condition, served by their high speed quad. “Not bad for November” was the consensus of my skiing party, and we took in over 8000 ft of vertical in 4 runs before running home to put the bird in the oven.
Bretton Woods has been consistently adding new terrain since opening earlier this month, and Cranmore joined in the fun starting Friday.
For best results, be sure to tune your skis at one of the many great ski shops in town. I enjoyed sharp edges from the Great American Ski Renting Company on Route 16 in North Conway Village. They are also offering deals on their demo fleet from the last year, in case you are looking to upgrade your planks and save some bucks.
The forecast remains chilly and snow making efforts continue. Skiers can expect to see the increasing trail counts, more lifts operating and base depths building as we move towards the important holiday season vacation period. Grab some turns before then and enjoy the empty slopes as you regain your ski legs before the season begins in earnest!
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Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of November 22-29, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Nov 22nd – Homecoming party with Rek’Lis in the Pub from 9pm to 12:30am.
  • Nov 24 – Live entertainment: Riley Parkhurst Project in the Pub, from 9pm to 12:30am
  • Nov 25 – Live entertainment: Shark Martin in the Pub, from 9pm to 12:30am
  • Nov 26 – Blue Sundays – H-Bomb from 5:30-9:00pm
  • Dec 1 & 2:  Rock Bottom from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 8 – Red Parka Skier Appreciation Night, 7-9 with representatives from all of the ski areas, touring centers & ski shops here to talk about what’s new & exciting for ski season.  Great raffle prizes with the proceeds going to ESSC Jr Ski Program.  Promo Night with Tuckerman Brewery – specials on Tuckerman drafts.  The Dean Machine for entertainment in the pub starting at 9pm.

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

  • Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern

Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Additional entertainment for November at Wildcat Tavern:

 Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show

The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

Nov 24: Warren Miller’s” Line of Descent” screening at Bretton Woods: It starts at 4:00pm -5:00pm with the Warren Miller Pre-Show Party and Bonfire in the Gazebo in front of the base lodge.  Doors open at 6:00pm; Slopeside Pub open with spirits and a select menu. View the film from 7-9pm.  Door prizes too! Tickets are $15 for ages 13+, $5 for kids 4-12 and $10 for resort guests. Better yet! With each movie ticket purchase, guests will receive a complimentary midweek/ non-holiday Bretton Woods lift ticket good throughout the 2017/18 season! Complimentary ski tickets will be issued at Warren Miller event registration desk on November 24th, 2017 ONLY. Click here for more info and full weekend schedule.

November 24th & 25th: Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s: “Line of Descent”, 7pm at Zip’s Pub at Cranmore.

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as you travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat watching the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons It’s legends like Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.. Tickets available here for $12 or at the door. Watch the trailer here.

Nov 24: Paula Poundstone at Stone Mountain Arts Center: An NPR darling, from her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. 8:00pm showtime.  Tickets are $65. Info: Click here.

Nov 25: White Steer in the Wildcat Mountain Pub for apres ski entertainment, 1:00-4:00pm.  Click here for info.

November 29: Stone Mountain Arts Center Rooster Luncheon: Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the day time. A home cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan. Doors open at 11:30am; Lunch at noon.  $30 per person. Info: Click here.

December 2: Jonathan Sarty performs in the Wildcat Pub for apres ski entertainment, 1:00-4:00pm. Info here.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley – November 22-29, 2017

Skiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Throughout November!

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Tavern, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo:  Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

  • Twofer Tuesdays: 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 price: $24.95 (Dine in Only)
  • Wednesday Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, $2 Tacos (steak, pork, chicken, fish)
  • Thursdays: Buck-A-Beer: Order any burger, get a beer for a buck
  • Fridays: Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00pm

Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson

  • Mondays are 2-for-1 night: Buy one entrée, get second entrée free
  • Tuesdays: Succulent Turkey Dinner, including salad, entrée, dessert – $19
  • Wednesday is German Night!
  • Thursday is Steak Night: Build your own steak entrée
  • Friday is Seafood Night
  • Saturday is Wild Game Night: Venison, Elk, Duck & more
  • Sunday: Taste of Italy with Italian specialties

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Every Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH

Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck in to all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional cole slaw and french fries for $20 per person.

And at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu: Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes one pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, prepared in your choice of 5 different flavors from around the world and a Pint of local craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred) and a basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread.

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes three different authentic and creative tacos

Thanksgiving & Themed Dinners in the Valley!

Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at the following restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley

Thanksgiving Day Dinner for two when you stay two nights over Thanksgiving at the Inn at Thorn Hill

Thanksgiving Buffet at Omni Mt. Washington Resort, 12-8pm

Thanksgiving Buffet at Wildcat Inn and Tavern, 12-5pm. Click here for menu.

Thanksgiving Dinner/Buffet at Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson. For menu, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner at  Stonehurst Manor, seatings at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. For menu, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Max’s Restaurant and Pub at Snowvillage Inn will be open for dinner 1-5PM on Thanksgiving Day.  Reservations recommended.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Oxford House Inn from 12pm-3pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at the Traditions Restaurant at the Purity Spring Resort. Click here for menu.

Thanksgiving dinner at Wentworth-An Elegant Country Inn ,  2-8pm,  Click here for menu.

Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub will be open Thanksgiving night 4:30-10 pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner at White Mountain Hotel & Resort.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Notchland Inn, five courses, 7pm, reservations required.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Eagle Mountain House, Highfields Restaurant. Click here for menu.

We Need a Little Christmas Music Dinner at Inn at Crystal Lake – Fri., 12/1 & Sat., 12/2 – Two nights of Christmas music from the world of Classical music and Broadway with Mary Bastoni, Vanessa Schukis & Cassandra Marsh. $65/per person* and includes the dinner and performance/lecture.  For more information, click here.  *does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity.

Other Deals!

From Indian Mound Golf Club

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
* $100 or more:  20% off
* all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit, and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used any time within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Discounted Valley Originals Gift Certificates – still a few left

The Valley Originals is a group of independently owned restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley.  You’ll recognize them from the yellow flags with a fork and plate hanging outside their doors. To fund the community giving projects throughout Mt Washington Valley, Valley Originals sells discounted gift certificates. They make a great holiday gift.  There are still a few left.  Click here to view and purchase the remaining gift certificates.

Black Friday Gift Certificate Sale at White Mountain Hotel – offer valid Nov. 24-Dec 1, 2017 only

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate to the White Mountain Hotel and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate free with purchase. These restrictions apply to the $20 Bonus Certificate:

  • Expires one year from date of issue.
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale, offer, discount or promotion.
  • Has no cash value and no refunds on unused portion.
  • Cannot be used on Group Bookings.
  • Valid toward overnight accommodations or dining in Ledges Restaurant.

Offer is valid from 7:00 AM on Friday, November 24th through 12 noon on Friday, December 1st ONLY. Call the Hotel to purchase and refer to BLACK FRIDAY SALE. Call. 800-533-6301.

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page starting on November 24th and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 24 25% off December 9 11% off
November 25 25% off December 10 10% off
November 26 25% off December 11 9% off
November 27 24% off December 12 8% off
November 28 23% off December 13 7% off
November 29 22% off December 14 6% off
November 30 21% off December 15 5% off
December 1 19% off December 16 5% off
December 2 18% off December 17 5% off
December 3 17% off December 18 5% off
December 4 16% off December 19 5% off
December 5 15% off December 20 5% off
December 6 14% off December 21 5% off
December 7 13% off December 22 5% off
December 8 12% off December 23 5% off

For a complete list of restaurants and dining opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, click here.

Apres Ski and Live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley – November

Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of November 16, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Nov 22nd – Homecoming party with Rek’Lis in the Pub from 9pm to 12:30am.
  • Nov 24 – Live entertainment: Riley Parkhurst Project
  • Nov 25 – Live entertainment: Shark Martin
  • Nov 26 – Blue Sunday – H-Bomb from 5:30-9:00pm

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

  • Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” nightlife hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night
  • Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at Wildcat Tavern for November:

November 18:  Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Miss Maybelle and Slim Pickens

November 22: Bill Madison with Jonathan Sarty – 6-9 PM

November 29: The White Mountain Ceili Band 7-9pm – November 29, 2017

November 20: Kevin Dolan 7-9 pm 

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

Plus these special events

ApresSki-Beatlemania_Stage_Show_Sgt_Pepper_OfficialNov. 17: Beatlemania at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg: Celebrating the end of its 35th season, Arts Jubilee presents an encore benefit concert, featuring the Beatlemania Stage Show, at 7:00 pm at the state-of-the-art Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg.  Tickets are $25 and are available online at fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show when the lobby opens at 6:00. Info: mwvevents.com.

Nov 17: UNPLUGGED – Gerard, Marshall, & Farrell at Medallion Opera House, Gorham: Don’t miss this special acoustic show with three of the area’s top pickers starting at 7:30pm. Guitarists Dave Gerard, Bruce Marshall, & Chuck Farrell will combine forces for a fantastic night of music.  Tickets:  $15 advance/ $20 at door. Advance tickets available online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. Click here for info.

Nov 16-18:  M&D Playhouse presents 12th Night: Twelfth Night is presented at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  Performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats, please visit http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275. Info: Click here.

Nov 18: Met Opera Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel: The Met Opera Live in HD presents The Exterminating Angel at 1 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which guests cannot escape. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students. For tickets, call the box office at 207-935-9232.

Nov 19: Musical/Opera Dinners at Inn at Crystal Lake, 4:00pm: Once a month, Innkeeper Tim Ostendorf, innkeeper and bartender and classical voice major in college, offers a dinner and lecture surrounding a special musical or opera topic. Dinners begin at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted). November’s lecture is on History of Great Singers in Film and starts at 4:00pm. Hosted by William Cotten of The Boston Conservatory Voice Faculty (*dinner will be served after the lecture).  $40/per person. For more information, click here.

Nov 24: Warren Miller’s ”Line of Descent” screening at Bretton Woods: It starts at 4:00pm -5:00pm with the Warren Miller Pre-Show Party and Bonfire in the Gazebo in front of the base lodge.  Doors open at 6:00pm; Slopeside Pub open with spirits and a select menu. View the film from 7-9pm.  Door prizes too! Tickets are $15 for ages 13+, $5 for kids 4-12 and $10 for resort guests. Better yet! With each movie ticket purchase, guests will receive a complimentary midweek/ non-holiday Bretton Woods lift ticket good throughout the 2017/18 season! Complimentary ski tickets will be issued at Warren Miller event registration desk on November 24th, 2017 ONLY. Click here for more info and full weekend schedule.

Nov 24: Paula Poundstone at Stone Mountain Arts Center: An NPR darling, from her comedy specials to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. 8:00pm showtime.  Tickets are $65. Info: Click here.

November 29: Stone Mountain Arts Center Rooster Luncheon: Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the daytime. A home-cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan. Doors open at 11:30am; Lunch at noon.  $30 per person. Info: Click here.

For a glimpse at the complete events calendar in Mt Washington Valley, including everything from family fun to outdoor adventure, click here.

Dining Deals in Mt Washington Valley – November 16, 2017

Skiers and riders also need great food, and with 75 or so restaurants in Mt Washington Valley, you’re sure to find something to feed every palate and every age.

In addition, these restaurants offer great meal deals, so plan your apres ski fun accordingly!

Throughout November!

At Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg, ME:

Thursday Night Pint & a Pound- $14.95: Includes:

  • One Pound of Steamed Maine Mussels or Little Neck Clams, Prepared in Your Choice of Five Different Flavors from Around the World
  • A Pint of Local Craft Beer (or glass of wine if preferred)
  • A basket of Artisan Focaccia & Multigrain Bread
  • Add Hand Cut Fries ($3) or Sweet Potato Fries ($4)

Taco Trio Tuesdays- $12 for Three: Includes:

  • Three different authentic and creative tacos
  • Add Rice & Beans for $2.95
  • South of the Border Inspired Margarita and Cocktail Specials

Red Parka Pub skier barAt Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Glen, NH

On Tuesdays – Buck a Bone Night in the Pub with Red Parka Pub’s famous BBQ Ribs for $1 each

On Wednesdays – Wing It Wednesday with 72-cent Wings

On Thursdays – Prime Time Thursdays – 10 oz. Prime Rib Dinner with fresh vegetable & choice of potato for $12.95.

At Max’s Restaurant and Pub, Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH

On Tuesdays: The local flavor comes out every Tuesday 5:30-9:00 PM at Snowvillage Inn: In addition to the daily menu, the locals’ menu is served, offering made from scratch comfort food, priced just right for our local friends. And on Tuesdays, no matter where you’re from, everyone’s a local at Max’s Tavern.

On Thursdays: Max’s In The Raw & the Famous Oyster Orgy! Oysters, Littlenecks, Ceviche and Crudo: Snowvillage Inn innkeepers, Jen and Kevin, have traveled up and down the coast of Maine in search of the sweetest and largest oysters.  The goldmine is the Damariscotta River….briny, strong shell, plump meat, meaty texture with the true taste of the sea and Snowvillage Inn gets them fresh almost daily! Click here for the menu of the day.

At Lobster Trap, Seafood, Steaks & Italian, West Side Road, North Conway

Early bird specials start at $10.95 and are served daily from 11:30am until 6:00pm. Early bird dishes are served with homemade rolls, and French fries, onion rings or cole slaw.

At Ledges Restaurant in White Mountain Hotel, West Side Road, North Conway

Seafood Fest at White Mountain HotelEvery Friday: Friday Night Seafood Fest in Ledges Restaurant: New England seafood specialties served directly at your table. Offerings include your choice of salad or soup, appetizers including mini raw bar, gulf shrimp cocktail, and poached salmon. Entrees include orange ginger diver scallops, cod and lobster duo, smoked sugar and chile grilled salmon, shrimp scampi and classic broiled seafood platter. Dessert is also included in this 4-Course menu. Seafood Fest menu changes often. Regular menu also available. Click here for sample menu.

Sundays: Grand Sunday Brunch: A White Mountain Hotel tradition since 1990. Includes chef-attended omelet station, bacon, maple sausage, homemade corned beef hash, home fries, Belgian waffles with a variety of fresh fruit toppings, whipped cream and homemade maple butter, chef-attended carving station with two carved roasts of the day, weekly entrée specials, fresh vegetables of the day, homemade soups, pancakes and Eggs Benedict from the kitchen, a delectable dessert table and much more.

 At Traditions Restaurant at Purity Spring Resort, East Madison, NH Note: Traditions Restaurant & Pub plans to be closed December 3 – 14 for annual maintenance/cleaning and will reopen December 15.

$10 Sunday And Monday Menu Items: Enjoy a night out to start your week with special $10 menu items every Sunday and Monday. Order one for yourself or order a few dishes and share with the table.

  • Sauerbraten – German Pot Roast with potato pancakes and red cabbage
  • Roasted Vegetable Primavera – Grilled Vegetables with roasted garlic & herb olive oil, tossed with cavatappi pasta
  • Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie – Tender BBQ Smoked Pork with peas and corn, topped with cheddar whipped potato
  • Chicken Milanese – Chicken Breast Cutlet, dipped in a parmigiana cheese, egg batter and sautéed to a golden brown, served with pasta and vegetables
  • Traditions Burger – Beef Blend Burger, grilled to your liking and served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and onion with hand-cut fries
  • Broiled Flounder with Herb Butter – Served with rice and vegetables
  • Add a side salad to any of the above specials menu items for $3

Tap N’ A Flat Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, head to the pub for a “Tap N’ A Flat” beer and a pizza special. Enjoy your choice of cheese, pepperoni or grilled vegetable flatbread and craft draft pint from one of the taps for only $12.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, tuck into all-you-can-eat Carolina Pork Ribs served with traditional coleslaw and french fries for $20 per person.

King Pine SkierAnd at King Pine, $10 Burger and Beer* at the Trail’s End Tavern with valid lift ticket. Offer valid on non-holiday Tuesdays and applies to 4-9 p.m. lift tickets.

At Wildcat Inn & Tavern, Jackson, NH

Wednesday Dinner for Two Menu:  Make Wednesday your date night and choose from a special two-for-$26.95 menu.  While the menu changes weekly, look for popular entrees from the menu plus a few specials too.  Two entrees from the special menu are only $26.95 (plus tax & gratuity) for both.  Click here for sample menu.

Special dining dates in November!

Musical/Opera Dinners at Inn at Crystal Lake: Sunday, November 19, 4:00pm

Once a month, Innkeeper Tim Ostendorf, innkeeper and bartender and classical voice major in college, offers a dinner and lecture surrounding a special musical or opera topic. Dinners begin at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted). November’s lecture is on History of Great Singers in Film and starts at 4:00pm. Hosted by William Cotten of The Boston Conservatory Voice Faculty (*dinner will be served after the lecture).  $40/per person. For more information, click here.

November 29: Stone Mountain Rooster Luncheon: Here is a little taste of a night out at Stone Mountain Arts Center for Christmas in the daytime. A home-cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan. Doors open at 11:30am; Lunch at noon.  $30 per person. Info: Click here.

Thanksgiving Dinners in the Valley!

Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at the following restaurants throughout Mt Washington Valley

Thanksgiving Day Dinner for two when you stay two nights over Thanksgiving at the Inn at Thorn Hill

Thanksgiving Buffet at Omni Mt. Washington Resort, 12-8pm

Thanksgiving Buffet at Wildcat Inn and Tavern, 12-5pm. Click here for menu.

Thanksgiving Dinner/Buffet at Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson. For menu, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner at  Stonehurst Manor, seatings at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. For menu, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Max’s Restaurant and Pub at Snowvillage Inn will be open for dinner 1-5PM on Thanksgiving Day.  Reservations recommended.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Oxford House Inn from 12pm-3pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet at the Traditions Restaurant at the Purity Spring Resort. Click here for menu.

Thanksgiving dinner at Wentworth-An Elegant Country Inn ,  2-8pm,  Click here for menu.

Abenaki Trail Restaurant & Pub will be open Thanksgiving night 4:30-10 pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner at White Mountain Hotel & Resort.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Notchland Inn, five courses, 7pm, reservations required.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Eagle Mountain House, Highfields Restaurant. Click here for menu.

Other Deals!

Horsefeathers Countdown to Christmas gift certificate saleHorsefeathers Countdown to Christmas Gift Certificate Sale

The official Countdown to Christmas starts at midnight November 23rd and lasts for 31 days with great deals on Gift Certificates. The sooner you buy, the better the savings.  Gift Certificates are available in $50 & $100 denominations and make great gifts for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion you can think of.

Visit this page starting on November 24th and purchase your discounted Gift Certificates for incredible savings!

The following chart shows you the discount percentage for each day starting November 24th. (Please allow five to seven days for gift card delivery)

November 24 25% off December 9 11% off
November 25 25% off December 10 10% off
November 26 25% off December 11 9% off
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From Indian Mound Golf Club

Gift cards now on sale:  can be used for (restaurant, greens fees & carts)
*  $100 or more:  20% off
*  all other gift cards 10% off!

White Mountain Hotel Frequent Diner Program

Enjoy a free entrée for every ten times you dine at White Mountain Hotel.  Please inquire at the Front Desk with any questions.

Horsefeathers Preferred Diner Program

Earn points for every dollar you spend at Horsefeathers toward a $50.00 Gift Certificate. And on your birthday, receive a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée.  Click here to sign up.

Traditions at Purity Spring Resort Loyalty Card Program

With your Traditions Loyalty Card in-hand, you will earn one point for each dollar you spend at Traditions. When you reach 500 points, you will earn a Traditions gift card with a value of $25! To receive your Traditions Loyalty Card, please ask your server the next time you visit and begin earning points right away! Click here for program guidelines.

Free Gift Certificate from Inn at Thorn Hill

The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa has teamed up with Attitash Mountain Village Resort, a premier vacation ownership resort.  Sign up for a 90 minute of Attitash Mountain Village and receive a $200 Inn at Thorn Hill gift certificate.  It can be used anytime within a year of issue for dining, lodging or spa.  Click here for full details.

Black Friday Gift Certificate Sale at White Mountain Hotel – offer valid Nov. 24-Dec 1, 2017 only

Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate to the White Mountain Hotel and receive a $20 bonus gift certificate free with purchase. These restrictions apply to the $20 Bonus Certificate:

  • Expires one year from date of issue.
  • Cannot be combined with any other sale, offer, discount or promotion.
  • Has no cash value and no refunds on unused portion.
  • Cannot be used on Group Bookings.
  • Valid toward overnight accommodations or dining in Ledges Restaurant.

Offer is valid from 7:00 AM on Friday, November 24th through 12 noon on Friday, December 1st ONLY. Call the Hotel to purchase and refer to BLACK FRIDAY SALE. Call 800-533-6301.

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort Named Employer of the Year

The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort of North Conway, NH, was recently named Employer of the Year by the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at their sold-out 105th annual meeting. The Employer of the Year Award is given each year to a business that demonstrates respect for employees and other business partners and excellence in creating a safe and inviting workplace. The Employer of the Year is also a business offering solid pay/benefits and the opportunity for training and advancement.

Jon Sallinen, General Manager of Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, accepted the award on behalf of the resort. “We are honored and excited to accept this prestigious award,” he said. “The strength of our business relies heavily on our talented staff and the feeling of teamwork at the resort makes coming to work each day a true pleasure. We are proud to provide a welcoming, supportive, positive and professional workplace for our team as well as creating a fantastic resort experience for all our guests.”

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is a great mountain escape for families. In addition to the on-site Kahuna Laguna indoor water park featuring 3-story slides, a wave pool, water basketball court and adventure tower, there is also an outdoor pool, playground and walking trails to explore. Family activities keep guests busy and there are many dining options and a full range of accommodations from traditional guest rooms to family rooms with lofts or bunkbeds, 2-bedroom townhomes and 4-bedroom custom “Presidential” homes. Red Jacket Mountain View Resort is located in North Conway, NH close to Story Land, Santa’s Village and many other family attractions.

JOSIE PEARCE CROWNED AS 12TH MISS BERLIN-GORHAM AND MIA LETOURNEAU CROWNED AS MISS BERLIN-GORHAM’S OUTSTANDING TEEN!

The Twelfth Annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Competition took place in the Medallion Opera House at the Gorham Town Hall on Saturday, November 4th.  Miss Josie Pearce of Hanover was crowned Miss Berlin-Gorham 2018 and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.  The daughter of Owen and Erin Pearce of Rossmoor, California.  Josie attends Dartmouth College.  Josie performed classical piano:  “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” her platform is “Lupus Foundation of America”.  The local title earned her the right to compete in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program to be held on April 26, 27 & 28th, 2018 at the Stockbridge Theater at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.

The first runner up, Ashley Marsh of Laconia who attends Plymouth State University, and is the daughter of Dawn Marsh, won a $500 scholarship, and the second runner up, MacKenzie Herlihy of Tamworth who attends Southern Maine Community College and is the daughter of Thomas and Alexandra Herlihy, won a $250 scholarship. Contestants who are residents of or attend school full time in Coos, Grafton or Carroll County are eligible to compete for the title of Miss Berlin-Gorham.

Mia Letourneau of Berlin was crowned Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and won a $250 scholarship.  Mia is the daughter of Steven and Lauren Letourneau. She will compete for a larger scholarship at the Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen competition on February 9, 10 & 11th, 2018 at Pinkerton Academy’s Stockbridge Theatre.  For more information on the Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program, find us on Facebook at Miss Berlin-Gorham and Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen and for more information on the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program and Miss NH’s Outstanding Teen Program, go to missnh.org.

The White Mountain Waldorf School’s 31st Annual Winter Craft Faire, November 18, 2017, 10am-2pm

A Family Event of Children’s Crafts, Puppet Shows, Student Art, Local Artisans, Musicians and delicious refreshments.  Come join in the fun as we celebrate the season at our 31st Annual Winter Craft Faire, presented by the Development Committee, Parent Association and Faculty of the White Mountain Waldorf School!

The faire will take place at the Waldorf School, at 1371 NH Rt. in Albany, NH just two miles south of Conway village.

Admission to puppet show and student performances is free.  Bring your family and shop for beautifully handcrafted gifts from local artisans and student crafters. There will also be an Elf Shop with handcrafted gifts for kid shoppers only! Don’t forget to search for the Pocket Lady with her many treasures, or to visit King Winter in his Crystal Cave for a magical storytelling experience. There will be unique craft activities for kids ongoing throughout the day, as well as marionette puppet shows, student musical performances, and much more! Come hungry because the food is not to be missed; a delectable assortment of homemade baked goods and comforting choices are part of the hearty lunch menu.

This is a great opportunity to shop locally for the holidays while supporting a wonderful school that nurtures children in a loving environment! 

Some well known local artisans & vendors:

  1. Crystal Saujon- clay jewelry
  2. Christiane Hilbrig-Tauroney- Jeweler
  3. Melanie Moore- Moore Fibers
  4. Diane Eldridge- Felt Nature and Paint NH
  5. Jesse Mixer- Jeweler
  6.   Andrea Walker- Reusable snack bags, dryer balls, knit and crochet.
  7. Sarah Davidson-Essential Oils
  8. Hillary Twigg-Smith – Authentic Jamaican and West African crafts, baskets, hand knit products.

Founded in 1985, The White Mountain Waldorf School is an independent, not-for-profit; non-sectarian school providing pre-school, kindergarten and elementary education for grades 1-8.  For more information about the 31st Annual Winter Craft Faire or the White Mountain Waldorf School, please contact us: 603-447-3168 and visit our website at whitemountainwaldorf.org

Volunteer for the Journey to the North Pole Event!

“Tis that time of season!  Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is proud to present to the Mt. Washington Valley community the 23rd season of The Journey to the North Pole Event! This adventure of a lifetime takes families on a one of a kind train ride to see Santa!

They need you! And your colleagues! And your co-workers! And your neighbor and your friends and family too! Come together to volunteer  making it a fun group outing!

Please join them this holiday season in helping produce a truly magical journey to the North Pole!

The dedication and hard work of hundreds of community volunteers and supporting businesses are what keeps this event alive.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation depends on volunteers year round to help with all of their events and Literacy Programs and especially during this holiday season!

 

They are looking to fill positions at both locations in North Conway and Lincoln, New Hampshire. For more information please email andrea@believeinbooks.org or call 603.356.9980

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform live on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 pm at the Medallion Opera House

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform live on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall, Gorham.  Tickets will be $12.00/Adult and will available in advance at the Gorham Town Hall and online at Medallion Opera House or at the door. The concert is sponsored by Marie’s Boutique and Scoggins General Store in Gorham.

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own.

Their new CD, Grain by Grain, demonstrates an ever progressive richness in songwriting and performance. From the opening title song through its closing track—“Across the Morning”—it is an exemplar of what modern Americana can and should be. I maintain that Mark and Raianne’s previous CD—Hard Times & Woes—is one of those rare singularly perfect albums, but with Grain by Grain this talented duo takes it all to a new level, rivaling their earlier effort with terrific original songs beautifully presented.

Both artists are products of central Massachusetts mill and factory towns, and for all their national exposure, they are passionately dedicated to the region and what it has to offer. Each summer for the past eight years they have organized the “Massachusetts Walking Tour” where they hike the roads and trails of the Commonwealth, more than 100 miles in less than two weeks, in support of the arts in local communities along the way. Each eveningthey stop over in yet another Massachusetts town, putting on a free concert there, along with local performers and fellow artists who accompany them on their journey. These annual two-week treks also raise awareness of the trails and greenways in Massachusetts, using music to make important connections. It is my privilege to be able to join them each year for these annual walks and evening concerts, just as it has been my pleasure and honor to have Mark and Raianne on my radio program multiple times over the last several years. They also represented the folk tradition at WICN’s 45th Anniversary gala at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall. With their bandmates—Doug Williamson on bass and piano and Peter Hart on pedal steel guitar—they continue to  impress listeners with their heartfelt songs and to inspire in me an even deeper appreciation of contemporary American folk music.

Gibson Center Seniors Learn About and Experience A Recreation Path

On  Friday, October 27 the  MWV Trails Association Rec Path Committee and Community Outreach Committee hosted the Gibson Center for Senior Services on a tour of the Mountain Division Trail in Fryeburg.

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Sally McMurdo, Marianne Borowski, Doug and Candy Armstrong, Tim Scott, and Jill Reynolds, program director for the Gibson Center
discussed what rec paths are, who uses them, and why, with a special presentation and discussion of the current North Conway Rec path project and capital campaign progress.

Along the way on North South Road, Rec Path Committee members pointed out where the North Conway Path will go. At the Visitor’s Center in Fryeburg, 4 seniors and volunteers walked the trail for about 40 minutes, talking about the benefits of such a rec path and the challenges of building one.

For more information visit MWV Trails Association.

The Twelfth Annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program November 4

 

The six contestants competing to become Miss Berlin-Gorham on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 will share more than $5,000 in scholarships available through generous sponsorships of this year’s competition.

Reagan Murphy, Miss Berlin Gorham 2017.

The Twelfth Annual Miss Berlin-Gorham Scholarship Program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Medallion Opera House at the Gorham Town Hall.  Tickets will be $12/Adult, $5 for Seniors over 65 and Students under 18.  The program is the local preliminary for the next Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program to be held April 26th through April 28, 2018 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.  The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program awarded over $70,000 in scholarships to young women in New Hampshire at the 2017 Program, making it the largest scholarship program for women in this state.  The numerous volunteers and sponsors make it all possible.

The public is invited to attend the event and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.  Miss NH 2017, Lauren Percy will emcee along with Max Sjostrom who will also be performing.  Kenzie Goode, Miss NH’s Outstanding Teen 2017 will be performing.  Reagan Murphy, Miss Berlin-Gorham 2017, will be singing and Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Olivia Halle will be dancing.  Heather Vashaw of the Miss Heather’s Dance Company in Berlin has choreographed the opening number.  Mallory Coulombe Vincent (Miss B-G 2013) and Jessica Dickerson, will provide the audit services for the program.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $12 each, $5 for seniors (65+) and students (under 18).

The winner of the November 4th competition will receive a $5,000 scholarship, the first runner up will receive $500 and the second runner up will receive $250. The Outstanding Teen winner will receive $250.  We will also be giving a People’s Choice Award.  These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the program sponsors:  Mount Washington Auto Road, Royalty Inn and the Town of Gorham, AutoNorth Preowned Superstore, Town & Country Resort, Rob Bolash Custom Builders, Berlin Marketplace, North Country Dental, Clermont Trucking, Inc., Gorham House Florist, Hall of Greetings, Inc., Subway, OC Nails and J’s Corner Restaurant.

The contestants for Miss Berlin-Gorham 2018 are: Bonnie Burke of Berlin, a Senior at UNH and daughter of Elena and John Burke; Megan Cunningham of Lisbon, attending Husson University and daughter of Gregory and Susan Cunningham; Kayleigh Heard of Twin Mountain, attending Southern NH University and daughter of Felicia Heard; MacKenzie Herlihy of Tamworth, attending Southern Maine Community College, daughter of Thomas and Alexandra Herlihy; Ashley Marsh of Laconia, attending Plymouth State University and daughter of Dawn Marsh and Josie Pearce of Hanover, attending Dartmouth College and daughter of Kevin and Tracy Pearce.

The contestants for Miss Berlin Gorham’s Outstanding Teen 2014 are Brianna Goldblatt of Conway, attending Kennett High School, daughter of Eric and Terry Goldblatt; Riley Griffin of Canaan, attending Mascoma Regional High School, daughter of Eric Griffin and Rebecca Gobille; Mia Letourneau of Berlin, attending Berlin Junior High School and daughter of Steven and Lauren Letourneau.

The winner of the Miss Berlin-Gorham’s Outstanding Teen will go on to compete February 9-11, 2018.

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