Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mt Sunapee ski resort becomes part of Vail Resorts

The Rosewood Country Inn is happy to see that the tradition of Mt Sunapee being a leader in providing great skiing will continue under new ownership.  Vail Resorts has purchased both Okemo and Mt Sunapee resorts and committed to providing up to 35 million dollars in improvements to the two properties in the coming couple of years to make both mountains even better for skiers - and will be including them in their "Epic Pass" programs.

Check out their program options at the URL below, and don't forget we are just 15 minutes from the mountain here in beautiful Bradford, NH. 


Monday, July 2, 2018

New Hampshire's crafty neighbors

The League of New Hampshire's Craftsman fair is approaching again.  Time to get ready to view the amazing offerings, demonstrations and partake in the fun!

Our son has enjoyed the hands-on kids area, learning to work with "old fashioned" wood working tools, and create things the way pioneers and settlers in New England and all across our great country have for many generations.  Additionally, the adults and kids get to see demonstrations of Blacksmithing, clay working, jewelry making etc.

As an Inn located just 15 minutes from the base of the mountain the Rosewood Country Inn loves crafting, so much so that we have our own schedule of events which change monthly.  Small groups gather each month to try their hands at different crafts in our dining room or outside during nice weather on our fantastic grounds, past projects have included:  basket weaving, Tree of Life pendant making, wine glass painting, fairy lantern making, and snowman jars.  Each participant gets to make their own item to take home, while laughter, a little wine and fun abound!         

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Crafting, Murder Mystery, Comedy, Baby Showers and Weddings Oh My!!

Lots of fun here in our neck of the woods.  It's a crazy hot July 1st here in the mountains of New Hampshire but we are still having fun at the Rosewood Country Inn.

Last night we had guests attending a wedding at Mt Sunapee and other guests going on the dinner cruise around Lake Sunapee.  At the same time we were watching the fantastic fireworks display our town puts on here in Bradford - lots of fun things to do around here.   

Today we have a baby shower going in our lovely dining room, helping Samantha and her family celebrate her coming little bundle of joy!  Just last month we held our own weddings here doing our part to make sure Dan and Emily as well as Jon and Shelby special days went off "without a hitch", so to speak!

Be it intimate crafting events for a dozen or so, up to weddings for 90 our Inn is doing it's part to ensure lots of different folks have lots of laughs, fun and special memories.

Maybe tonight we will head over to Sanctuary Dairy Farm for ice cream!   

Monday, June 11, 2018

Historic Inn begins to learn new tricks

My wife and I bought our Inn in Bradford, New Hampshire two and a half years ago.  We bought the old Inn with an eye to change it for the better - to retain it's charm, and sense of history, but also to improve it, modernize and improve her structure so that this old Inn would continue to be able to tell it's story for another 100 years.   

Our Inn had gone through many changes since it began it's journey as The Pleasant View Farm in the 1890's as a summer escape for people coming up from Boston or New York by train.  In those days, the train line ended at the Bradford train depot and you were brought to the Inn on a wagon, or by horse and buggy.

In the time we've been here we have been working to upgrade and strengthen the old bones of our lovely old Victorian.  Where she had little or no insulation (basements/crawl spaces and walls) we've been insulating.  Where she was so reliant on outside power, we've added 54 solar panels, we aren't all the way to the point were we can power the entire place year round (due to fewer sun light hours in winter) but for our summer months where the Inn's power usage was highest, we are now collecting enough energy to totally supply our needs.  Just this month, we've upgraded our power systems, giving us greater flexibility and allowing us to covert all of our public rooms (dining room, bar, sitting rooms and parlor space from inefficient "window shaker" ac units to mini-split systems which will maintain a better temperature for our guests while running much more efficiently.  Bonus points because these units also allow us to heat these same spaces in winter, and should help us lower our use oil in the winter, and can even be run in just a dehumidifying form which may replace the need for cooling on those muggy days of midsummer in New England. 

By upgrading our power supply systems we also gained the extra "juice" to allow us to install charging stations for our guests electric vehicles.  We now have two Tesla charging stations and a universal charging station which should fit most other automobile manufacturers electric connections.

We still have lots more to do, with a huge old Inn with 17,000 square feet of space and 12 glorious acres of land in the woods of New Hampshire's mountains we will never run short of projects!  But we taken some enormous steps towards breathing new life, and creating new opportunities for not only the lovely old Rosewood Country Inn, but also for our entire town to begin to experience different - far more than the ordinary - life in Bradford, New Hampshire - Gateway to the Sunapee/Dartmouth area of the New Hampshire woods.

I assure you, there is more to come!  Join us for a wedding, a murder mystery, story telling, or comedy all in the comfort of our updated spaces which still feel the comfort of a Victorian home!