Come in a bit earlier and enjoy 50% off appetizers in our "Nibbles" section of the Chef's Menu for any oders placed between 4:00-5:30 p.m. With appetizers, you'll also receive $3 off glass of wine, beer or signature cocktails (again on orders made by 5:30 p.m.). The famous Grazing Burger is coming back as a Happy-Hour Only offering at $24 (8 oz. Wagyu burger, smoked cheddar, caramelized onions, Grazing Sauce, bacon. Vinegar fries. Chef's pickles. Add fried inn hen egg for $2).
Japanese Blossom Dinner
Plum and cherry blossoms mark vibrant celebrations throughout Japan every March. Dr. Sachiko Howard will help us plan this special menu. The menu will be paired with some fabulous sake. We are offering a 10% discount on guest rooms for this dinner only as a celebration of spring special! $150 per person for dinner (plus sales tax and gratuity).
After the success of last year's SPRING FLING season, the Barn will be again especially decorated, throughout April and May, for celebrating the arrival of SPRING! The atmosphere was a splendid back-drop for baby and bridal showers as well as private cocktail parties or birthday parties (all with a minimum of 25 guests). Your guests will certainly be delighted with the baby goats we're expecting around May 1. The Barn facility fee is $500 for such events, and does include a heater as needed for temperatures below 60*F - we also offer 10% off guest rooms for anyone needing an overnight stay. Menus, ranging from $35-$150 per person, and photos are available at: www.colbyhillinn.com/privateparties.
Total Solar Eclipse Celebration
The next time New Hampshire will be in the direct path of a solar eclipse will be 2079, so you might want to join us! We are expecting 95% dramatic coverage of the sun by the moon at 3:27 p.m. We have purchased ISO-certified Solar Eclipse Glasses for everyone to use. Earth Science Professor Mark Mitch will be available to assist with the viewing, bringing a telescope. Join us from 1:00-2:30 p.m. to gather up a gourmet picnic ($45 pp) to take to your favorite part of the property; or, stay after the eclipse for the Solar Eclipse Happy Hour ($45 pp - including drinks and appetizers) from 3:45-6:00 pm in the Barn, which will launch the first day of our Spring Fling Season (consider having your own Spring Fling private party up until late May). Book a guest room and receive an enhanced picnic at just $45 ($75 off normal rate).
Mother's Day Supper
Seatings from 12:00-4:00 pm. See our holiday page (under the Dining tab) for the menu.
A 3-course prix-fixe menu at $75 per person . Seating available in the Grazing Room or in the gardens.
Korean Barbecue Dinner
Our first Korean dinner - and it's one of the Chef's specialities, so we can't wait! This dinner will be paired with Meadowcroft Wines for Sonoma, CA. $130 p.p. for dinner (plus sales tax and gratuity). We are attempting to arrange a fiddler for entertainment. This will be a Barn Dinner. Please indicate if you'd like to sit at a communal or private table.
A bourbon tasting bar will be open from start to finish featuring regional bourbons - distributed and presented by Stone Fence beverages of NH. Additionally, we'll offer a Moat beer flight or a flight of three stellar wines from Meadowcroft Wines of Sonoma, California. The dinner menu will feature high-end grill items and seafood. Stay tuned for menu and beverage selections!
Summer Dinner with Girasole Wines
Featuring the delicious Girasole Wines of Mendocino. Girasole means "sunflower" it Italian, so we're hosting this dinner Main Lawn which will be magically (with the help of some sun and water) transformed into a seasonal Sunflower Garden (we're planting thousands of seeds this spring!). We're planning some fun original music too - either blues or bluegrass. $140 p.p.
Stay the whole weekend, enjoy the pool, take a beautiful hike or join us on some blueberry picking at Grounding Stone Farms - with both get a complimentary picnic lunch, and dine with us again for our Annual Lobster Bake on Sunday. (Late check-out Sunday for anyone staying Friday AND Saturday nights).
Annual Lobster Bake & Blueberry Celebration
Back for Year 3, join us for a traditional New Englander Lobster Bake that was described last year as "off the charts" by several tables. Choice of New England Clam Chowder, Smoky Tomato Soup of Summer Salad to start with biscuits and breads. Pot of whole lobster, steamers, clam and corn. A buffet of buttermilk fried chicken, mac & cheese, and sides to cover everyone's favorites. A feast of blueberry desserts to end the night - sourcing blueberries from Contoocook's Grounding Stone Organic Blueberry Farm. Live (original) Blues Music. $110 per person ($141.35 with sales tax and gratuity) including two drink tickets (wine, signature cocktail or flight of beer). Tenderloin available for anyone with seafood allergies (must order at RSVP).
Locations Wine Dinner Party
In Champagne, across appellation blending is a time honored and respected tradition – a tried and true method for producing a premium and consistent wine that represents the best aspects of the Champagne region. Why can’t this concept be taken wider – across country? Winemaker David Phinney (founder of Prisoner and Orin Swift) sought out high-quality vineyards, and forward-thinking growers, across appellations to create a wine that proudly represents the best viticultural parcels of that country or location (California, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Washington). His quest is for old vines with low yields, to bring out the best of a specific vineyard and area. He then combine these parcels of place to craft a wine that pays homage to the country of origin, making all of its people proud. Chef Barnes will bring forward dishes that bring out the best unique food qualities of each wine region. This evening will be part food station, part passed food, and part seated. We hope to be outdoors or in the barn. $140 per person, plus sales tax and gratuity. This evening is in collaboration with Pine State Beverages.
Frequent Diner Appreciation Event. The ONE item that has been consistently, yet in varied flavors, on our Chef's Menu since DAY ONE. Learn how to make pierogi, eat pierogi (and salad) and drink some wine. Class and food are complimentary. Charges for wine and other beverages by glass. Gratuities appreciated for service. No other food items will be available for ordering this night. RSVP required.
Harvest Dinner with Gamba Winery
Five-Course Barn Dinner with Farm & Wine Market. Gamba Winery's Gamba & Etrusca wines are just perfect for a dinner celebrating the fall harvest. Planted in the Russian River Valley in 1900, the Gamba Estate Vineyard's thoughtful organic farming methods and reliance on rainwater for its sole source of irrigation has not changed in over a century. An important goal in their winemaking is to preserve the freshness and specific expressions of fruit character. https://www.gambawinery.com/wines. $150 p.p. (plus sales tax and gratuity).
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Currier & Ives Winter Wonderbarn
Did you know that Colby Hill Inn sits on the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway?! Join us in our (heated) barn for a Currier & Ives-inspired Winter Wonderland.
Great gift shopping for the holidays with lots of small business-sourced products as well as some local craft products!
*GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET FOODS & DRINKS
Full line of The Grazing Room's Holiday Signature Cocktails for a "Sip & Shop" experience prior to dining in The Grazing Room.
Pork Schnitzel, Bratwurst Platter, Weisswurst Platter, Pierogi Platter, Cod Cakes, Cream of Chicken Mushroom Soup, Lobster Bisque. Baked Goods, Christmas Cookies. Gluhwein, Hot Chocolate, Mulled Cider (add some rum or bourbon).
*Join us afterwards in the Grazing Room for our Chef’s Christmas Cheer Menu and a view of holiday lights throughout the gardens. Early seating begin at 4:00 pm.
Join us for a deluxe High Tea with some favorite Christmas treats! We begin at 12:30 pm in The Grazing Room. $65 per person includes a first round of mimosas, followed by your choice of holiday-inspired cocktails. After or before tea, shop in the Winter Wonderbarn!
This is a 2025 Event - Midsummer is the longest day of the year and was long considered a magical night. In agrarian times, the Swedes arranged Midsummer celebrations to welcome summertime and the season of fertility. Be prepared to wear flowers in your hair and join us for a night of merriment with food, traditional honey, drink, barn dancing, and bonfire. An afternoon garden party with music and yard games, swimming pool also open (shower available too), that leads to a magical stylized dinner party experience. $140 pp. Stay the night to use pool earlier or arrive as early as 2:00 pm or as late as 6:00 pm to join us for dinner in the barn. This event will bring back communal seating at long barn tables.