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January 26, 2016
Love is Grand in New Hampshire’s North Country: Grand North Attractions Offer Valentine’s Day Weekend Fun and Romance
Lancaster, NH – As Valentine’s Day weekend quickly approaches, attractions in Northern New Hampshire are gearing up to make the Grand North the place to visit this Valentine’s Day weekend. Northern New Hampshire is renowned for outdoor fun and adventure, but it is also the place to go for a relaxing and romantic day at the spa, a mouth-watering meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants, an outdoor adventure, or a day of shopping for local, hand-made gifts.
“Whether you choose to spend time exploring snow-covered trails, relaxing fireside at one our authentic lodging properties, or enjoying food and drinks at our local dining establishments, New Hampshire’s Grand North is the perfect place to bring your valentine over the long holiday weekend.” Said Karl Stone, NH Grand Marketing Manager.
Indulge in Exhilaration and Relaxation
The Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, located in Whitefield, provides guests with floor-to-ceiling views of the snow-covered White Mountains along with access to the resort’s Tower Spa, where couples can indulge in treatments, such as a couples massage, facials, hand and foot treatments, and hydrotherapy treatments. Appointments for treatments at the Tower Spa should be booked in advance by calling (855) 837-2100, or book your appointment online.
To make room reservations at the Mountain Grand View Resort, please visit www.mountainviewgrand.com or call (855) 837-2100.
The Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods gives visitors a true resort experience. Hit the slopes at Bretton Woods’ 464 acres of skiing and snowboarding trails and terrain parks or explore the trails while snuggling close to your valentine on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Once you are done with your outdoor activities, immerse yourself in a relaxing spa treatment at the Spa Omni Mount Washington, where amenities such as customized facials, seasonal treatments and salon services are offered to melt away winter stress and promote relaxation.
To make hotel reservations for the Omni Mount Washington Resort, please visit its Online Reservation website.
If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy Valentine’s Day weekend, the Cabins at Lopstick is the perfect place to enjoy the winter wonderland of Northern New Hampshire! Located in Pittsburg, the Cabins at Lopstick sit on First Connecticut Lake and offer winter adventure packages such as snowmobile rentals and ice fishing.
Step outside your cabin door and you’re ready to access miles of freshly groomed trails. Deer and moose are commonly seen as you take in breathtaking views of the area’s mountains and lakes. Then return to your cozy and warm cabin featuring a fully-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, satellite television and a porch with a view of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
To reserve your cabin and winter adventure package, please visit the Cabins at Lopstick’s website by visiting www.cabinsatlopstick.com or call 1(800) 538-6659.
Mush Your Way to Your Valentine’s Heart with a Dogsledding Experience
Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel in Jefferson is a great place for couples in ‘puppy love.’ With 120 dogs, including Alaskan huskies, with a smattering of Malamutes and Siberians mixed in, you can experience the thrill of dogsledding as you make your way along a snowy trail. This is a hands-on dogsledding experience as mushers encourage visitors to pet the sled dogs and assist with harnessing the dogs to the sled. Trail rides range from 2-50 miles over varied terrain, and Muddy Paw also offers overnight dog sledding trips as well. Muddy Paw is open to all ages.
To book your dogsledding experience, please call (603) 545-4533, or visit www.dogslednh.com.
What’s Sweeter than a Box of Chocolates? Pure NH Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is not just for waffles and pancakes! Come visit Fuller’s Sugarhouse in Lancaster, where you can enjoy locally-made maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. Fuller’s Sugarhouse treats are enjoyed all over the world and for good reason. Their syrup has been judged “Best in the World” by the North American Maple Syrup Council, and they have been awarded the Carlisle Trophy for “Best Maple Syrup in New Hampshire.” This family business, which is owned and operated by Dave and Patti Fuller, specializes in creating outstanding gift baskets. Customers can select from pre-made baskets or have a basket custom-made with products sure to delight your valentine.
Fuller’s Sugarhouse is open year-round, Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be found by visiting www.fullerssugarhouse.com.
Decadent Dining in the Grand North
Wine and dine your valentine by enjoying the breathtaking views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Ranges as you enjoy fine dining in the Main Dining Room at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. With main dishes such as Tenderloin of Beef and Chilled Maine Lobster to Misty Knoll Statler Chicken and sugar glazed New York Sirloin, your taste buds will surely be tantalized in robust flavors while filling you up after a busy day of adventures in the Grand North.
Dinner is served from 5:00-9:00PM during Valentine’s Day weekend and reservations are strongly encouraged. To make your dinner reservations, please visit the Main Dining Room website or call (800) 258-0330.
If a more casual and rustic dining experience is what you’re looking for, the Rainbow Grille & Tavern in Pittsburg offers the finest dining in the Connecticut Lakes Region. A varying dinner menu which features Certified Angus beef, fresh seafood from the coast of Maine, poultry, pasta and game meat, will be sure to leave you and your valentine satisfied. Enjoy a libation at their full service bar which features selected wines, several by the glass, draft, craft and micro-brewed beers, premium liquors, espresso and cappuccino all while taking in their gorgeous view of Back Lake. To make your reservations, please call (603) 538-9556, or visit www.rainbowgrille.com for more information.
The Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift House in Jefferson offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items on their menu. Whether you and your valentine are looking to fuel up with a hot stack of pancakes with locally-made maple syrup or an omelet before your planned itinerary, you’ll be sure to leave the Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift House with more than just a full stomach. Be sure to visit their gift house where you can purchase homemade fudge and whoopie pies to snack on later. Learn more about the Water Wheel Breakfast and Gift house by visiting http://www.waterwheelnh.com/.
Handcrafted Gifts Make for Great Valentine’s Day Keepsakes
With dozens of local shops to browse and purchase unique and hand-crafted gifts from, you’ll be sure to leave a lasting impression on your valentine this year. Whether your valentine likes antiques or hand-knit scarves and mittens, there are plenty of businesses in the Grand North that have the perfect keepsake.
The New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, located on Main Street in Littleton, the fine craft gallery offers some of the state’s finest jewelry, clay, glass, fibers, wood, metal, photography, baskets, printmaking and mixed media that are handcrafted by local craftsmen. The fine craft gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and on Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm. More information on the NH League of Craftsmen in Littleton can be found by visiting littleton.nhcrafts.org/.
If you’re looking for a special antique for your valentine to swoon over, Potato Barn Antiques has thousands of collectables and antiques that fill a 7,500-square-foot former potato storage barn. With an extensive collection of glassware, vintage clothing and accessories, you’ll surely find that perfect gift to commemorate your Valentine’s Day weekend in Northern New Hampshire. Weather permitting, Potato Barn Antiques is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am- 4pm. More information can be found by visiting their web site or by calling (603) 636-2611.
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About New Hampshire Grand
“Experience New Hampshire’s Grand North” is the brand of New Hampshire’s North Country marketing initiative — also known as NH Grand — and is the official visitor information source for the Great North Woods and the Northern White Mountains. New Hampshire Grand is an initiative of the Northern Community Investment Corporation to promote Coos County to potential visitors. This outreach effort includes introducing visitors to the diverse range of lodging, dining, events, and outdoor activities available in Northern New Hampshire.
For more information on NH Grand, visit www.nhgrand.com, New Hampshire Grand on Facebook, and NH Grand on Twitter. To sign up for the monthly e-newsletters, visit https://www.nhgrand.com/newsletter-sign-up/default.aspx.