| Omni Mount Washington Resort is pleased to confirm that work has commenced on an exciting enhancement to our B-Chair Double Chair Lift and the Latitude 44 restaurant. We will be replacing the existing lift with a new, state of the art eight passenger gondola, which will run year-round, as well as a 10,000 square foot mountain side restaurant. Both will offer unprecedented alpine views of the highest mountain range in the northeast. This project represents a major investment in the Bretton Woods ski area, New Hampshire’s largest, and will be a highly anticipated new amenity for Omni guests and day visitors alike.
We look forward to sharing more details in an official announcement in the new year, in advance of the gondola’s 2018 – 2019 ski season debut and the mountain-side restaurant’s summer 2019 opening.
For more information, please call 603-278-3304.
Lafrance Hospitality of Westport, MA announces the recent acquisition of the Residence Inn by Marriott® in North Conway, NH from True North Hotel Group. With a portfolio of 11 hotel properties in New England, Lafrance Hospitality is a well-established and highly successful business that is founded on family values, customer satisfaction, and employee well-being.
“Acquiring the Residence Inn in North Conway strategically aligns our company’s growth in destination markets throughout New England.” said Richard Lafrance, President and CEO, Lafrance Hospitality. “We are thrilled to expand our presence in New England, and especially in New Hampshire.” Tim Burkhardt, VP Hotel Operations, Lafrance Hospitality, states, “The acquisition process went very smoothly. We have retained all staff who were currently employed at the hotel and we are working with them to ensure our acquisition doesn’t affect their position or history with the property.”
The Residence Inn by Marriott® North Conway offers sophisticated yet comfortable lodging for both leisure and business travelers. Guests can experience all the comforts of home and more including: complimentary breakfast buffet each morning and manager’s reception on select weekday nights, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker, separated living and sleeping areas, flat-screen, LCD HDTV(s), a spacious work desk with a telephone and an ergonomic chair, luxurious Marriott® bedding, a fireplace (available in select suites), indoor saline-mineral pool, fitness center, spacious lockers for ski and snowboard equipment, and 100% smoke-free accommodations.
The Residence Inn by Marriott® North Conway hotel is conveniently located on the White Mountain Highway minutes from area attractions, shopping, and ski resorts. Walk to Settler’s Green Outlet Village, ride the scenic Cog Railway up Mount Washington or step back in time on the Conway Scenic Railroad. Entertain the family at Story Land, hike the trails of the White Mountain National Forest, or ski miles of slopes at the ski areas and mountain resorts located just a short drive from the hotel. A seasonal favorite is the “Journey to the North Pole” package that includes overnight accommodations including buffet breakfast with Santa, 4 coach railcar tickets, a present under the tree from Santa, and craft time with hot chocolate and cookies.
Perfect for both one-on-one and small group conferences, the hotel provides 500 square feet of flexible space with exclusive features to suit business meeting needs. Whether you’re looking for business accommodations or the perfect place to stay with your family, you’ll feel right at home at the Residence Inn by Marriott® North Conway. For reservations or more information, call the hotel directly at 603-356-3024, or visit marriott.com/pwmcw.
About Lafrance Hospitality
Lafrance Hospitality, headquartered in Westport, MA, is a multifaceted organization that owns and operates fourteen hotels throughout New England and Florida, five function facilities, three restaurants and a catering division. In addition, Lafrance Hospitality offers management and consulting services as well as distressed asset management. Their vision is to be the premier hospitality company by employing the very best people, trained and empowered, to deliver a quality product with sensational service to every guest, every time. For more information, visit www.lafrancehospitality.com.
The Bernerhof Inn Bed & Breakfast has created a great weekend itinerary that suits the Beer and Brew enthusiast’s holiday agenda! December 11th and 12th, 2015 the entire Inn is reserved for a chauffeured & hosted visit to the area’s top six brew pubs and breweries! Join Innkeeper Steve on a limo tour from Tuckerman’s Brewery to Sea Dog Brew Pub, Delaney’s Hole In The Wall, May Kelley’s, The Red Parka and other famed local breweries!
Your two night package includes a Friday arrival with dinner for two in Black Bear Pub, Gourmet Breakfast both mornings, a luxury Limo pick up at the Inn’s front doors Saturday afternoon with Steve at the helm, and many laughs and sips before retiring at the Bernerhof Inn’s own Black Bear Pub!
The Inn has designed this fun food and beverage weekend to include some free time for your Christmas shopping time as well at the tax free shops and boutiques minutes from the Inn…as you take care of your loved ones and friends’ holiday gifts, you will also have time for you both to unwind and relax in a hosted shuttle and exploration of The White Mountain’s best pubs as well.
With limited availability you should reserve direct with Steve at Stay@BernerhofInn.com or 1.877.389.4852 so that you secure your limo seat and Bernerhof Inn Pub Crawl VIP pass before they sell out!
For the second consecutive year, the Comfort Inn & Suites of North Conway, N.H. brought home the prestigious Hotel of the Year Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc. CHH, +1.96% one of the world’s leading hotel franchisors. Choice Hotels and Comfort Inn & Suites brand executives presented the honor of excellence to President and General Manager Dave Power at the recent 61st Choice Hotels International Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
“The Comfort Inn & Suites – North Conway has once again demonstrated a commitment to exceptional customer service and operational excellence,” said Steve Joyce, president and CEO for Choice Hotels. “Winning two years in a row is a testament to the continued dedication of the property’s long-term staff and their exemplary service, well-maintained and attractive accommodations, and genuine care for guests.”
Choice Hotels International’s Hotel of the Year Award winners are selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council and are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand.
Open since 2000, the 59-room Comfort Inn & Suites is surrounded by the great New Hampshire outdoors. The 700,000-acre White Mountain National Forest is just steps away, as are other popular hiking, fishing and camping areas in the Mount Washington Valley, including Great Glen Trails, Mount Cranmore, Attitash Mountain and Wildcat Mountain. Other local attractions include the North Conway Scenic Railroad; the Story Land family theme park; and the Settler’s Green Outlet Tax-Free Shopping Center. The hotel also features the Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf Course onsite, featuring two pirate-themed 18-hole miniature golf courses, lush gardens and waterfalls.
Convenient access to the extraordinary natural beauty surrounding North Conway is complemented by the family-like atmosphere and service provided by the Comfort Inn & Suites. A consistent Choice Hotels’ annual Platinum Award winner, recognizing the top three percent of Choice’s franchised properties across the United States in customer satisfaction and commitment to brand standards, General Manager Dave Power credits his staff’s teamwork and sincere service with making the hotel an exceptional experience for guests. “Our customers quickly become repeat guests because of the genuinely warm and friendly service they receive from each and every employee. The consistency of our dedicated staff is noticed by all of our guests. When repeat guests return to our hotel, they say it’s like coming home to visit close friends,” said Power.
Guests enjoy personal, concierge-style service from hotel front-desk agents, and stay in guest rooms offering everything needed to prepare for adventurous outings. Amenities at the Comfort Inn & Suites North Conway include rooms complete with wet bar, sink, microwave, coffeemaker and mini-fridge; 32-inch HDTVs; indoor heated pool, fitness center and laundry facilities. As with all Comfort Inn & Suites brand hotels, guests can enjoy a complimentary high speed internet and the brand’s free signature hot breakfast to fuel the day with offering such as eggs, waffles, breakfast meats, yogurt and fresh fruit.
Comfort Inn ®: Rested. Set. Go.™When you travel, what do you need to be ready for the day ahead? At Comfort Inn® hotels we think we’ve got a pretty good idea. Like friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and amenities you can count on, for a start. Can’t decide if you want a soft or firm pillow? Don’t worry—your bed has both. Our premium bedding will leave you rested and refreshed in the morning, just in time to enjoy our signature free hot breakfast. Now, if you can’t decide which waffle to try first, we suggest flipping a coin—because both the original and flavored are delicious.
With all the amenities you need, and hotels everywhere you want to be, Comfort Inn will get you rested and ready for anything. After all, behind every great day is a great night.
About Choice HotelsChoice Hotels International, Inc.® CHH, +1.96% is one of the world’s largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2015, 615 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests’ needs. With more than 23 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. Visit us at http://www.choicehotels.com for more information.
The Snowvillage Inn is pleased to announce that Peter Willis of Albany, NH has joined the culinary team at Max’s Restaurant & Pub at the Snowvillage Inn. Willis is well known in the Mount Washington Valley for excellence and creativity in fine dining with an emphasis on locally sourced vegetables, seafood and meats.
“We are excited to have Peter join our team at Max’s,” says Jen Kovach, Owner and Innkeeper at the Snowvillage Inn. “Peter’s culinary vision fits beautifully with Max’s mission to provide classic and contemporary cuisine mixed with outstanding casual fine dining in a relaxed and beautiful setting.”
An outdoors enthusiastic, Chef Peter Willis grew up in Connecticut, and studied business in college. His career plans changed though, when his parents bought a cabin in New Hampshire and he started cooking there over the summer. He loved it, and soon discovered that the job found him, as it suited his lifestyle.
He honed his culinary career working at restaurants in Utah and in the White Mountains. While working at an country inn, the chef there inspired him as he had spent time in Japan and South America and he used those elements in his cooking. Chef Peter Willis started his own traveling and picking up influences along the way, deftly incorporating Asian, Southwestern, and Santa Fe elements into his culinary vision.
“Jen and Kevin, the owners of the Snowvillage Inn, embrace the community by supporting local farmers, artisans and businesses. This melds well with my vision to be in the forefront of not only what is new in food, but bearing in mind the importance of incorporating our environment and community,” says Willis.
Peter’s experience in the Valley includes The Darby Field Inn, The 1785 Inn, and his own restaurant, Coyote Rose, which proved to be a favorite of local residents and visitors alike.
Max’s Restaurant and Pub at the Snowvillage Inn is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday serving 5:30-9 pm. Reservations are recommended at 603-447-2818.
The Snowvillage Inn is located in Eaton Center – 136 Stewart Road (off Brownfield Road), a mile up from Crystal Lake. 603-447-2818. http://www.snowvillageinn.com.
As people are yearning for connectedness and a tranquil state of mind in our digitally driven world, local Innkeeper Marc Donaldson of The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant has teamed up with a number of community businesses to offer a healthy solution through a series of retreats he has coined the INN Revivalist Movement.
“We’re inviting people back to balance by turning off their electronics for a short while and tuning INN to the quiet, calm nature of our land and each other,” says Donaldson, who along with his wife Maria, have had the pleasure of owning the Inn for more than 35 years and hope each guest enjoys its treasures as much as they still do.
The forward-thinking Innkeeper, inspired by Dixie Lea, his Kripalu yoga teacher and potentialist Michael Kline, has combined holistic therapies and indigenous traditions in a series of wellness retreats with the healing effects of The Darby Field Inn as the backdrop.
Women’s Find Greatness With-Inn Tues., August 25th – Friday 28th
Senior Empowerment from With-Inn Tues., September 8th – Friday 11th
Couple’s Rejuvenation from With-Inn Tues., October 27th – Friday 30th
Dixie Lea, founder of Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance and limber leader of the Inn Revivalist Movement feels, “we live in a world where multi-tasking is the expected norm if we are to succeed in upward mobility.” Lea adds, “with the gift of the internet, we can be wired to our work and world everywhere even if this means we are doing so at the expense of our health and relationships.” Lea feels yoga offers tools to help us de-stress and disconnect gracefully from technology when necessary.
Michael Kline of Kline seminars recently changed his business name to Intus, which is Latin for within. “Creating safe spaces for people to go within themselves for personal transformation is what we do as a company,” Kline shares, “I am happy aligning with my community colleagues to bring this knowledge and training to the idyllic setting of the Darby Field Inn.” He invites us all to go withINN™ with his unique “Technology Recovery” sessions and inner healing methods.
WickedGoodTravelTips.com recently joined the Inn Revivalist Movement and is a proud supporter of peace, quiet and inner harmony as part of their Wellness Beyond Borders initiative. By turning off and tuning INN, if even for a handful of days, travelers can achieve renewed life balance and return home with an enhanced sense of wellness.
The Darby Field Inn is located in the heart of the White Mountains, situated close to North Conway, New Hampshire offering an intimate B & B experience. The romantic 13 room, full-service inn sits at the end of an unwinding road and has been bringing culinary excellence to the Mt. Washington Valley for over 30 years. For more information on becoming an INN Revivalist, signing up for a With-Inn retreat or visiting the Inn, call 603-477-2181.
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Snowvillage Inn in Eaton Center, NH has been selected by the editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “Best of NH 2015” for Charming Country Inn. According to NH Magazine: “The lovely and peaceful Snowvillage Inn in Eaton Center (snowvillageinn.com) offers peace, relaxation, cozy rooms, gorgeous views of Mount Washington and [casual] fine dining at Max’s Restaurant and Pub. If that’s not enough to inspire a weekend getaway, they’ve put together some great incentives. Their live music packages include lodging tickets to a show at the nearby Stone Mountain Arts Center in Maine, dinner, transportation to the show and breakfast. Special summer packages include antiquing or a day of paddling down the Saco River, and year-round fun includes their Foodie Escapes and a craft beer stay that includes tasting at area breweries.”
“To be chosen as the editors pick for “Charming Country Inn” goes right along with the mission of the Snowvillage Inn. Synonyms for “charming” perfectly describe the Snowvillage Inn: delightful, endearing, appealing, attractive, fetching, captivating, enchanting, fascinating, heavenly and gorgeous,” says Jen Kovach, Owner/Innkeeper at the Snowvillage Inn. “We hear descriptions such as these all the time and appreciate that people have such a wonderful experience whether they come for dinner, a wedding, a family reunion or a restful get-away.”
The Snowvillage Inn is owned and operated by Kevin Flynn (who previously owned the Inn from 1994-2005) and Jen Kovach. They offer a comfortable and beautiful place to get away, relax, and refresh any time of year. The Inn is located in Snowville, New Hampshire (just a mile up Brownfield Road from Rt. 153 on Stewart Road and about 7 miles from Conway, NH) For more information about the Snowvillage Inn please go to www.snowvillageinn.com. Or call (603) 447-2818.