Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Family Time in the New Hampshire woods

Any time of year is the right time of year to have a family gathering/escape in the New Hampshire woods.  Here at the Rosewood Country Inn in Bradford, which is part of the Lake Sunapee region we know how precious your time away with family can be.  This area is known for the raw beauty that is New Hampshire, and New England in general. 

  • We have winter snowmobiling trails which double as fantastic hiking opportunities in the summer
  • Lakes for Spring, Summer and Fall fishing and boating.
  • Mountains with awesome trails for skiing in the winter, but wonderful hiking options too in the summer
  • Locally, Mt Sunapee even has been expanding their Adventure park for the summer season with zip lines, biking and aerial courses.
  • PYO fruit orchards abound with a variety of different fresh fruit options as well as fruit festivals
  • Craft fairs and Fall festivals are in high gear in the fall
  • Historical properties are near enough to go to with both Canterbury and Enfield Shaker villages within driving distance as well as The Fells.
All of these things are available to entertain family members here in our quiet corner of New Hampshire.  It's why we love it here.  We can escape to Bradford for the quiet, yet find any number of activities within easy driving time of our lovely Victorian home.

This year we've had the pleasure of helping families welcome new loved ones into their families with intimate weddings, as well as family gathering at our Inn with the larger wedding at other local venues, as well as gatherings where family members traveled from around the world to enjoy time together in our special place. 

Come visit us, see our beautiful grounds, if you are lucky see a bear, deer, turkey or moose.  We've seen them all here on our property - you just have to keep your eyes open and your senses in tune!

Monday, September 4, 2017

New Hampshire Festivals and In-house Events in the Dartmouth/Sunapee region Fall and Winter 2017-18

Fall is a fantastic time for experiencing New Hampshire - with wonderful colors, apple picking and festivals.  The Rosewood Country Inn is blessed with our proximity to all of these wonders of nature and fun times.  We just experienced the Hopkinton Fair ourselves today, with rides, local foods and crafts galore.

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  • NH Highland Games and Festival September 15-17 at Loon Mountain
  • Schnitzelfest 2017 in Hillsborough, NH - September 23rd - German food and entertainment for all!
  • 28th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival. Date: Friday through Sunday, October 6-8, 2017. ...
  • 70th Annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival. Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6-8, 2017.   Look for the Sunapee Lions club food wagon, we are members and will be helping out cooking locally grown buffalo burgers etc!
  • 20th Annual Attitash Oktoberfest. Date: Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2017.
  • 9th Annual Fall Festival Pig Roast and BBQ at Mt Sunapee, October 7-8
  • The Great New England Fall Craft Fair - October 21/22 - Milford, NH - over 200 Crafters and artisans  
  • Too many craft fairs to even list on a single blog - they are everywhere - literally!

Plus, we at the Rosewood have our own events to keep our guests and friends entertained as well.

  • Events/Crafts
    • Burlap Wreath making with our local artist, September 30th 2-4:30 - limited seating so contact us for details
    • Join the Rosewood in supporting our local town meeting house - an 1790's building with a DoBros Concert October 27th 6-8pm.  We are a proud partner!
    • Traditional New England Story telling and a dinner buffet with Rebecca Rule - December 2nd.  Help us spread the Christmas cheer as Rebecca tells stories with her fantastic New England humor!  A catered buffet dinner will be included in your evenings entertainment and guest join us at a discount for their evenings entertainment. 
  • Tour 
    • Wine, Chocolate and Cheese - October 14
  • Comedy
           We have 2 comedy shows scheduled for this fall and winter so far and a third planned but not              confirmed so far:
    • October 21  - Laughs, desserts, and refreshments
    • April 14 - taxes either make us laugh or cry - we'd rather laugh! 
  • Weekends can be Murder at the Rosewood
    • The Password is Murder - November 10-12 - a 1920's themed murder weekend where our guests join us as gangsters and flappers of a bygone era.  Somebody dies and everybody laughs - sometimes even the corpse gets giggle-mortis.
    • Medieval Madness - January 26-28 - a Knights and Maidens tale of intrigue and murder. Who will die, the bride, groom, family members, court jester or the Bishop himself - you've got to join in the fun to find out!
    • 1953 High School reunions can be tough, especially if you're a lover of Llama's!  Join us to find out what happened to cause many of your former classmates to be lost in an explosion and even the school mascot to go missing - fur will fly!
We love it here in our special spot in New England, and we try to make sure to either join existing events or come up with some fun activities of our own through out the year.