03221 Travel Guide
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]