November….Looking Back and Prelude to the Holidays!

November is such a turning point for us here at the Inn.  The weather can be a mystery—snow one day and 60 degrees the next with leaf peepers and then leaf raking.   And so we end one season and begin another!  Of course now we are getting our first burst of cold weather and Pat’s Peak Ski Area (just 3 minutes from the Inn) area opens on November 22 for skiing.

Earlier this month, we hosted the member innkeepers from Passport to New England here at the Inn.  This is always a terrific opportunity for us to review our past year together and talk about our plans for the coming year.  We have a great level of respect for each of the innkeepers in this group and we come away with some terrific new ideas.  Lastly, we always enjoy great food and wine together too!  If you are planning a visit to New England check out the Passport website and make plans to visit our friends at the other inns for a classic New England experience.

This week we are preparing for Thanksgiving next week.  This is always a favorite holiday for us and our team.  We enjoy serving our guests a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner with lots of choices, including a traditional turkey dinner and seeing family and friends come together.

Our chefs and entire team do an amazing job of taking great care so everyone has a wonderful holiday.  Kudos to Chef Jim Bicknell who does a terrific job creating our menus and managing our kitchen.  The reviews have been terrific!  We are always grateful to our team and our guests for entrusting us with this special day.

We’ve stocked up on firewood and the fireplaces are crackling away as we welcome our guests each afternoon.  Oh, did I mention the house made cookies that our amazing assistant innkeepers, Mary and Danielle bake fresh each day?  We’re known for our freshly baked oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies –always ready for your  arrival.

Plenty of activities happening in New Hampshire over the next month or so.  Skiing at nearby Pat’s Peak and  Mt. Sunapee, plenty of Craft Fairs, Cut your Own Christmas Tree and beautiful ornaments (right here in Henniker) at Forsters Christmas Tree Farm, the Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and of course our amazing TAX FREE outlet shopping.  Be sure to check out our two favorites,  Tanger Outlets in Tilton or The Premium Outlets in Merrimack both offer outstanding value including favorites like Nike, Jones New York, Coach, Pac Sun, Loft Outlet and many, many more.  Take care of your holiday shopping in one visit to New Hampshire.  If you’re staying with us, be sure to ask us for your voucher to receive a complimentary coupon book.

Enjoy the holidays and we hope to see you soon!

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