Since it first opened its doors in 1956, the Town and Country Inn has been a key stopover during New Hampshire's presidential primaries. In fact, every president since Richard Nixon has stayed at the inn. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, about a three-hour drive north of Boston, the Town and Country Inn is a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding wilderness or descend a staircase that once bested Gerald Ford. Located beneath a vaulted wooden ceiling and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi allow guests to swim year round. In the hotel’s dining room, chefs prepare daily breakfast dishes such as omelets ($6.95) and belgian waffles ($4.95), and dinner entrees including roast prime rib of beef ($19.95) and fresh Maine lobster (market price). To burn off a big meal, head to the health club or try out one of the nearby hiking and biking trails that lead into the White Mountains and Great North Woods. There are also four nearby golf courses, including Androscoggin Valley Country Club just across the street.
After studying at Ricci's Academy in Newtown, Heather Zilliox completed an internship at a local hair-replacement clinic where she learned to work with special-needs cases. A five-year stint at an upscale salon followed, where Zilliox mastered Aveda techniques. Then, in February of 2010, the nine-year hairstyling veteran opened Inner Beauty, where she currently transforms humdrum locks into fetching, face-accentuating 'dos. All visits kick off with a detailed consultation, which helps cuts mesh with each guest's personal style, hair type, and job as a celebrity body double. A shampoo with hair-nourishing Sebastian products cleanses head-bound strands before Zilliox trims away shaggy excess during cut and style services. All tress trimmings also include a brief scalp massage, where the stylist straps a miniature pogo stick onto each finger to dole out cranial kneading. Matrix hair color products offer chromatic conversions to guests looking to change their natural hues, highlights liven up monochrome hair with attention-grabbing texture, or one-step color redresses tresses.
Northeast Snowmobile Rentals has locations in Gorham, New Hampshire, and Fryeburg, Maine; that puts them right next to the vast system of snowmobiling trails near the White Mountain National Forest and surrounding areas. Head to one of their facilities and you can choose from a herd of brand new Arctic Cat snowmobiles, as well as single- and double-sleds.
The team has mapped out a well-marked system of trails where you can take self-guided snowmobiling tours. Beforehand, a team member will equip you with a helmet and a map of the area so you won’t have to ask a local moose for directions. Northeast Snowmobile Rentals can also equip riders with boots, gloves, bibs, overalls, and jackets for each journey.
Over the tops of the apple trees, clouds gather in the distance above the hazy, rolling mountains. Thirteen types of apples thrive here, and have for nearly a century. Row upon row of golden delicious, macintosh, and honeycrisp apples blossom and grow throughout the summer, before droves of folks come to pluck the ripe fruit from the heavy branches. In the summertime, strawberries and peaches multiply beneath the sun, and in the fall, the staff bottle pressed, unpasteurized cider to toast hands faced with the mission of finding the perfect pumpkin that will hopefully transform into a carriage this time.
Continuously operated by the Lahout family since 1920, Lahout’s Country Clothing and Ski Shop has supplied four generations of shoppers with winter-sports gear and backcountry apparel. Patagonia, North Face, and Columbia clothing highlights their collection of seasonal apparel, while their on-site ski shop rents out skis and snowboards and offers fast turn-around on tune-ups.
Clark's Trading Post is a family owned and operated summer attraction since 1928. Enjoy an amazing performance with our North American Black Bears or the Yandong Chinese Acrobats. Take a ride on the White Mt Central RR and encounter WOLFMAN! Have fun on the rides and tours. Enjoy the museums or specialty shops.