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We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
There's only one thing better than a snow-covered mountain view out of a hotel room, and that's this killer view: a framed snow-covered mountain view out of a hotel room, and said hotel room is in the Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire.
Who needs the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore when you can partake in a chili challenge in New Hampshire?
The Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire is totally ready for summer. On May 25, the 10th Annual Chili Challenge pits all the area's restaurants in a cookoff, and luckily, all the area hotels are nearby. (Though, honestly, we sorta think of chili as a winter food.)
Rooms at Waterville's lodges and condos start at $43 per person (with quad occupancy) and you have five properties to choose from. If you book a Memorial Day package, you also get $50 worth of "Town Square Bucks," which you can spend at select businesses after the Chili Challenge.
It might be worth it to get to Waterville a day early, too. On May 24, a penny carnival for the kids leads into an evening at the town's planetarium. After an indoor presentation, astronomers will then set up telescopes outside and help you scout the sky for cool stuff.
[Photo: Global Reaction]
Could this be WASP-heaven? The Inn at Thorn Hill in Jackson, New Hampshire ranks at number 44 in Conde Nast Traveler's list of the best hotels in the world -- yes, the world.
With a 94.2 rating, the resort remembers every indulgence we didn't even know we wanted. Fireplaces, Jacuzzis, wet bars, and steam showers keep guests hot and sweaty. After a hydro-massage -- with more water and even more rubbing -- head down to dinner. Order from the 3,000-bottle wine list, and dine on authentic New England cuisine while admiring the view of the white mountain range, perfect for every WASP aesthetic.
Said mountains offer a range of winter activities, including tobogganing, skiing, sleigh rides, and ice skating. Rooms start at $269.
[Photo: Mt. Washington Valley]
· WASP Hotels [HotelChatter]
When it starts getting cold usually the last place we feel like heading is north. But lately we've been hearing a lot about fall peepers--those crazy folks who pile into the family car and head out on the open road in search of the perfect tree or the most dazzling foliage.
It turns out this is one--if not the only--reason to head to New Hampshire as the mercury drops. And we've figured out the best way to do it: The Grape Escape Package at The Rosewood Country Inn.
This sweet New Hampshire bed and breakfast features 11 early Victorian-style rooms, whirlpool tubs, sunlit porches and cozy fireplaces. It's perfect New England. Peeper packages start at $149 and include two nights lodging, as well as self-guided trips to Jenness Farm, Flag Hill Winery, DeMeritt Hill Farm and other fall foliage hot spots. And the Inn's chef packs guests off with a gourmet picnic lunch for the road. It's the perfect place to stay for fall foliage fanatics.
[Note: We can't seem to find any pictures of the place that aren't swathed in a dreamy pink-rose border courtesy of the hotel website. If you've been and got some normal snaps of the place, send 'em our way.]
There seems to be a new spin on eco-tourism, and they're calling it "geotourism"; National Geographic says that geotourism looks like this:
Tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place--its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.
Riding on the geotourism wave, the Rosewood Country Inn is offering a couple of geotourism packages. The Rosewood is an 11-room inn built in 1850, found in a quaint and historic rural area, so we're talking maximum charm.
The first of their new geotourism packages is called "Beat the Heat", and at $148 per person (based on a double, two nights) you get tickets for the Kearsarge Indian Museum, the Mt Sunapee State Park Beach and the John Hay Estate. Try the New Hampshire Countryside Estate geotourism package and you'll get to visit a winery and have a guided tour of the stone and covered bridges of the area. So that's what geotourism means, apparently.
· Hotels in New Hampshire [HotelChatter]
· Travel Stories in New Hampshire [Jaunted]
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Today we got this photo of the Kentville Hotel in New Hampshire, a quaint little place on Hampton Beach. Originally a family home in 1917, the place was turned into a 40-room hotel/motel in 1986 where it has continued to please crunchy New Englanders ever since.
We kid, we kid. If you're thinking about staying here, you better go soon because we can't imagine hitting up New Hampshire for the winter. Although, at a rate of $79 for an ocean view we may consider it.
· Gailf548's photostream [Flickr]