Inn on Golden Pond http://innongoldenpond.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:33:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Check Out These New Hampshire Fairshttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-fairs/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-fairs/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:39:00 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2038 Memories of elephant ears, Ferris wheels, and corndogs most likely fill your mind when you think of a Fair. The sound of children’s laughter and the dinging of a bell as someone hits the mark are all too familiar to most of us. When you come to visit us at the Inn on Golden Pond, […]

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New Hampshire FairsMemories of elephant ears, Ferris wheels, and corndogs most likely fill your mind when you think of a Fair. The sound of children’s laughter and the dinging of a bell as someone hits the mark are all too familiar to most of us. When you come to visit us at the Inn on Golden Pond, there is no better way to spend your time then at one of the local New Hampshire Fairs. Below we have made a list of a few of our favorite New Hampshire Fairs to visit! We hope that you will love them just as much as we do.

 

The Sandwich Fair

Right around the corner from the Inn on Golden Pond is the lovely town of Sandwich. This October 11th through the 13th, the Sandwich fairgrounds will be full of children running between stands with cotton candy in their hands ready for an adventure on one of the flashing rides. The Fair’s Midway opens at 4 P.M. and stays open till 9 P.M. The cost of rides is included in the entry fee, which is 15 dollars. During the Fair, not only will there be thrilling rides and delicious food but also interesting exhibits and shows! Check out the Sandwich Fair Schedule of Events to find out about all the events.

 

Belknap County Fair

Join the people of Belknap at the 72nd Annual Belknap County 4-H Fair! The fair features animal shows, oxen and tractor pulls, horses, live demonstrations, 4-H exhibits, live entertainment, plenty of delicious food and a midway! On August 9th, the fairgrounds will open at 8 A.M. with an admission fee of 7 dollars for children 10 and up. From the children’s Jell-O eating contest to the Jay Taylor show, there is something for everyone.

 

Rochester Fair

Mark your calendars for one of the best New Hampshire Fairs. September 12th through the 21st, come out and partake in all the festivities at the Rochester Fair. This New Hampshire fair is the largest and one of the oldest in the state. The 139th Rochester Fair is full of family fun entertainment and thrilling rides. The entry fee is 14 dollars and covers all mechanical rides on the fairgrounds. Monday through Friday is free from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Wander through the livestock area and pet the adorable little animals, then make your way over to all the fascinating exhibits.

 

After looking over our list of a few New Hampshire Fairs, don’t forget to think about were you will stay when in the area. The Inn On Golden Pond is the ideal place to retire to after a day of exciting and thrilling activities at the fair. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have all the amenities you want in a home away from home. Plus, your stay includes a delicious breakfast each morning so your day will start off on the right note before heading to one of the New Hampshire Fairs. For a memorable experience in the Squam Lake area, staying at a local bed and breakfast is a must. The Inn On Golden Pond will make your trip to the area truly special!

 

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Pick Your Own: Amazing Apple Orchards in NHhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/pick-amazing-apple-orchards-nh/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/pick-amazing-apple-orchards-nh/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:20:07 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2029 There’s nothing better than fresh produce right off the farm.  During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, you’ll have many opportunities to take advantages of the home grown fruits and vegetables in the Lakes Region.  One popular activity that involves getting a taste of the local produce is picking your own fruit at […]

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Apple Orchards in NHThere’s nothing better than fresh produce right off the farm.  During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, you’ll have many opportunities to take advantages of the home grown fruits and vegetables in the Lakes Region.  One popular activity that involves getting a taste of the local produce is picking your own fruit at one of the great apple orchards in NH.  At these locally owned and operated farms, you can pick a wide variety of apples, wander around the beautiful landscapes, and even indulge in a sweet treat or two.  Here are a few of our favorite apple orchards in NH.

Cardigan Mountain Orchard

Cardigan Mountain Orchard is located in Alexandria and is open daily from Labor Day through November. This is one of our favorite apple orchards in NH due to its high quality, local produce and treats. In addition to pre-picked apples, you can pick your own or pluck one from the tree for a snack while on a walk through the orchard. The apple selection includes McIntosh, Macoun, and Cortland apples. Or you can enjoy cider, jams, and other homemade snacks. and sweets There is also a farm store located in Bristol that is open through December.

 

Hackelboro Orchards

Another of our favorite Apple Orchards in NH you may want to visit is Hackleboro Orchards in Canterbury. Apple picking is abundant here with nine types of apples available for your picking enjoyment: Puritan, Paula Red, McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Red & Golden Delicious, and Northern Spy. You can also wander around the farm and visit the farm stand for a large variety of produce, sweet cider, baked, goods and more. They also have farm animals to visit, so you can get your cute fix while you’re visiting the orchard.

 

Windy Ridge Orchards

Another of the great Apple Orchards in NH is Windy Ridge Orchards in North Haverhill is a perfect spot for people wanting to visit charming working farm. They have farm animals, nature trails and a variety of pick-your-own produce. There are 18 varieties of apples to choose from! After you fill your basket, head over to the cafe for a made from scratch treat like fresh apple crisp.

Windy Ridge also has something to offer the wine lover. Seven Birches Winery is a great winery for those looking to experience the region’s great wine along with the fresh produce. This new member of the Windy Ridge Orchard family uses the fruits from the orchard for its fruit wines and grape wines. The winery has two estate wines available which are Apple and Blueberry as well as four reds and four whites. Attend a tasting to find your favorite!

 

Diamond Hill Farm

If you enjoy picking fruit at the above Apple Orchards in NH, you should try picking berries at Diamond Hill Farm in Concord. This locally owned and operated farm provides high quality produce and homemade treats at their farm and farm stand. Along with berry picking, you can check out the farm trail, sit on the relaxing porch, or visit their resident llama. Or you can walk the Diamond Hill Labyrinth: an eight-circuit circular maze in the grass on the farm’s hilltop.

 

 

When planning your visit to these apple orchards in NH, be sure to book your stay at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. The Inn On Golden Pond is the ideal place to retire to after a day of picking your own fruit at the orchard or participating in some of the fun activities. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have all the amenities you want in a home away from home. We’ll make your trip to the New Hampshire Lakes Region a trip to remember! See you soon!

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The Ironman 70.3 Timberman: A Challenging New Hampshire Triathlonhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-triathlon/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-triathlon/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:54:49 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2020   Are you ready for a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon? If you are up for the test, we have the perfect one for you! Come stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond and participate in one of the best triathlons in the state. The Ironman 70.3 Timberman is a fantastic weekend-long triathlon festival […]

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New Hampshire TriathlonAre you ready for a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon? If you are up for the test, we have the perfect one for you! Come stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond and participate in one of the best triathlons in the state. The Ironman 70.3 Timberman is a fantastic weekend-long triathlon festival with plenty of racing, BBQ’s and family entertainment. As you are training for this challenging New Hampshire triathlon, make sure that you are all set for the big day. Here is all you need to know about the Ironman 70.3 Timberman.

 

Held in Gilford, NH, this challenging New Hampshire triathlon is a thrilling experience that you don’t want to miss out on. The race day activities begin on August 17 in the morning with the athlete check in. After checking in, racers can make their way to the Official Ironman Store or Ironman Village. Wander around and take in all the excitement! That evening, enjoy a delicious pasta dinner before retiring for the evening.

 

The next morning, breakfast and lunch concessions will be held until late afternoon along with anyone who still needs to check in. If you didn’t make it to the Official Ironman Store or Ironman Village, you will have an opportunity to browse through them both on the second day. Throughout the afternoon, a Race Information Booth will be open for any questions or concerns you might have. If you have any little athletes in your group, make sure to check them in at the TimberKids Race Check-In. The race will begin shortly there after. For all you cyclist out there, the Mandatory Bike Check-In will happen in the afternoon.

 

The Athlete Briefing, an hour-long overview, will take place on the second day. Make sure to stop by and learn more about this fantastic race and how to enjoy everything to its best!

 

Race Day! Get ready for the exciting, at points trying, Ironman 70.3 Timberman triathlon! Be ready for when the gates open to ensure that you are in you designated spot in time! A shuttle bus service will be available from Gunstock Mountain Resort to Ellacoya State Park. There will be a short Pre-Race Briefing before the race begins at 7 A.M. on the dot. At the end of the race, make your way to the Post-Race Athlete Food Tent, where you will find water and food.

 

After a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon, there’s nothing better than munching on delicious BBQ. Enjoy the evening with fellow racers at the Gunstock Mountain Resort for some homemade, scrumptious BBQ.

 

What better place to comeback to after a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon than the Inn on Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for racers to relax at after the long day. Our classily decorated country style guest rooms feature sitting areas, private baths, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you will be ready for all the Ironman 70.3 Timberman festivities. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

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5 Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake this Summerhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/things-you-have-to-do-at-squam-lake/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/things-you-have-to-do-at-squam-lake/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:14:44 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2004     It‘s summertime in New Hampshire, making it the perfect time to visit the beautiful Lakes Region. Come and take advantage of all of the summer attractions that the area has to offer. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors during your time at the Inn On Golden Pond. Check out […]

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Things You Have to Do in Squam Lake This Summer

It‘s summertime in New Hampshire, making it the perfect time to visit the beautiful Lakes Region. Come and take advantage of all of the summer attractions that the area has to offer. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors during your time at the Inn On Golden Pond. Check out our list of 5 things you have to do in the Squam Lake area!

 

 

1. Visit Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation

Things You Have to Do in Squam Lake This Summer

There is something exhilarating about flying through the trees on a zip line hundreds of feet above the earth’s floor. Strap on your gear and get ready for an experience you won’t want to miss! With 21 zip lines on 3 separate courses, guests will have an unforgettable time! Each course covers almost 3 miles of land and each is over 200 feet above the forest floor! A true New Hampshire Adventure!

 

 

2. Marvel at the Views from Castle in the Clouds

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

With 28-miles of hiking trails maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Castle in the Clouds is a great place to take a leisurely walk along cascading waterfalls and enjoying the amazing view. Enjoy a truly breathtaking view from the stunning turn-of-the-century sixteen-room Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. You can spend the day hiking with the family over the 5,200 acres or touring the elegant mansion. Castle in the Clouds also offers an adorable café to grab a bite to eat. The Carriage house Café is open daily serving scrumptious lunch items, from sandwiches to full entrees. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor seating terrace of in the charming indoor dinning area!

 

3. Take a Ride on Café Lafayette Dinner Train in North Woodstock, NH

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

Sit back and unwind aboard a scenic train ride while enjoying a 5-course meal. Referred to as the “restaurant with a constantly changing view”, the Café Lafayette Dinner train is really an extraordinary experience. Start your meal off with a scrumptious appetizer, from smoked salmon croustades to herbal mushroom turnover, and finish on a sweet note with a homemade dessert! Guests will be seated in one of the train’s beautifully restored dining car at a traditional table for four or you can upgrade to a private table for two. To find out which date works best for you, click here!

 

 

4. Go On a Moose Tour

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

Pemi Valley Moose Tours are the perfect summer activity. Eastern moose are some of the areas most famous residents and this 3 and a half hour journey is your best bet to see one or two in the wild. The tours take plae through the White Mountains aboard a comfortable air conditioned bus and utilize special guides for moose spotting.

 

 

5. Hit the Waters of Squam Lake

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

There is nothing better than kicking back and relaxing on the lake. Spend a day relaxing on the banks or out on the water at Squam Lake! With an array of places to rent boats, kayaks, and canoes, you are sure not to run out of things to do. Arrange a Squam Lake boat tour if you want someone else at the helm with local knowledge. If you prefer to have your feet planted solidly on the ground, explore the beautiful Squam Lake area! Hike the miles of trails or visit the locally owned shops and galleries featuring antiques, artisans’ wares and local specialties.

 

 

 

When you’re filling up your vacation to-do list with these exciting attractions in New Hampshire, be sure to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have the perfect combination of country charm and modern conveniences you want in your home away from home. Plus, every more you will be served a delicious gourmet breakfast! We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

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New Hampshire Hiking Trails to Tackle this Fallhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/new-hampshire-hiking-trails/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/new-hampshire-hiking-trails/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:17:23 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1992 Are you looking for a way to enjoy summer turning into fall? There is no better way to experience the changing of seasons then wandering through the great outdoors. With so many New Hampshire hiking trails to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your skill level. When you come to stay […]

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New Hampshire Hiking TrailsAre you looking for a way to enjoy summer turning into fall? There is no better way to experience the changing of seasons then wandering through the great outdoors. With so many New Hampshire hiking trails to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your skill level. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have access to the best trails in the area. Enjoy the vibrant, lush colors of fall on one of our favorite New Hampshire hiking trails!

 

 

Kris Ebbeson Photo Journeys

Ready for an adventure? Take a tour with Kris Ebbeson and walk up the magnificent Blue Job Mountain on a “Funset”/ Full Moon Hike! Make unforgettable memoires while watching the sunset, eating a gourmet picnic dinner, and enjoying the beautiful full moon rise high above the skyline! The easy 1-mile hike up the mountain is the perfect distance for a fun excursion. From the summit of the Blue Job Mountain, you can see more than 50% of the state of New Hampshire!

The tour is offered from August to mid October. Reservations are required for all trips and space is limited. To find out more about this awesome hike and book you spot, click here!

 

Squam Range Traverse

This 13.1-mile hike is full of magnificent views and soaring summits. Explorers trek over Mt. Squam, East Doublehead, Mt. Percival, Mt. Morgan, Mt. Webster, Mt. Livermore, and Cotton Mtn. This point-to-point hike runs across seven peeks of the Squam Range in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. With ample opportunities for breath taking views and climbing on open ledges, hikers should be in descent shape to tackle this New Hampshire trail. The hike starts on Bearcamp River Trail and heads west towards Mead Base Camp then merges onto Sandwich Notch Road. Then continues on till Crawford-Ridgepole trail, which will take you to the summit of Mount Percival. The scenery along the trail is stunning and worth the energy! You will continue on the path and make your way to Morgan’s summit, Mount Webster’s summit, and Mount Livermore’s summit and then descend until Crawford-Ridgepole Trail ends. Take time to plan out this excellent hike for this fall!

 

Red Hill Trail

2,030 feet tall, this moderate hike is perfect for a lovely view of the area. Located new our Inn, guests can easily enjoy this hike while staying with us. The hike is 3 ½ miles and takes about 2 ½ hours to hike. Once hikers reach the summit, they enjoy a panoramic view making the Red Hill hike totally worth the effort!

 

Eagle Cliff Trail

Eagle Cliff Trail climbs 1,270 feet and is an easy hike near Squam Lake! This fun trail is great for an afternoon stroll. The hike is 1-mile in distance and offers a beautiful view of Squam Lake.

 

Mount Percival Trail

Just north of Squam Lake, Mount Percival Trail is a moderate hike and is 5-miles in distance. Climb 2,220 feet and delight in the wooded summits with ledge views overlooking the beautiful Squam Lake. The hike loops over Mt. Percival and Mount Morgan!

 

West Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Hike up the side of West Rattlesnake Mountain and experience a view like never before! The 4-mile trek takes about 3 hours and rises 1,243 feet. The wooded summit offers a spectacular ledge view of Squam Lake. Make time for this unforgettable climb!

 

 

When planning which of these New Hampshire hiking trails to explore, don’t forget to reserve your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for guests looking for a relaxing retreat without sacrificing modern amenities. Our classily decorated country style guest rooms feature sitting areas, private baths, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you will be ready to hit all of the New Hampshire hiking trails. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

 

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New Hampshire Tourism in the Fallhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/new-hampshire-tourism/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/new-hampshire-tourism/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:17:13 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1988 Fall in the New Hampshire is truly a special. The changing weather fills the countryside with an array of colors. During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, there are a number of New Hampshire tourism things to do in the area. We’ve put together a few ideas to make planning for your fall trip a […]

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New Hampshire TourismFall in the New Hampshire is truly a special. The changing weather fills the countryside with an array of colors. During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, there are a number of New Hampshire tourism things to do in the area. We’ve put together a few ideas to make planning for your fall trip a little easier.

 

 

Dine, Dance & Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington

A great way to watch the crisp green leafs of summer change into the beautiful orange and red of fall is on one of the Mount Washington dinner cruises. Take a Dinner and Dance Cruise and enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night while eating a delicious dinner and dancing. Hop aboard the Scenic Cruise on which passengers are picked up and dropped off at five different ports of call around the lake. This New Hampshire tourism attraction is a great way to see the lake!

 

 

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

This impressive seaside festival offers 60 of the Seacoast’s top-notch restaurants, endless entertainment and so much more! The 25th anniversary of the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is from September 5 through September 7, 2014! Celebrate the Festivals anniversary with great food, excellent shopping and fun! Join in on the Lobster Roll Eating Competition or dance to music by Chris Cyrus.

 

 

Surowiec Farm

The Surowiec Farm is located in the rural town of Sanbornton and was originally operated as a dairy farm. The farm has been in the Surowiec family since 1917 and the first apple trees were planted in 1971. This beautiful farm is the perfect way to experience the change in seasons! With a spectacular view to the north and west, you will pick delicious red apples with a gorgeous backdrop. The pick your own apples season starts in late August and lasts until mid October. The farm’s stand is a great place to purchase decorative gourds and pumpkins or fresh pressed cider and a jar of local honey. Fall is not complete until you pick and munch on a crispy, juicy fresh New Hampshire apple!

 

 

39th NH Highland Games & Festival

On September 19, 20 and 21, on Loon Mountain, the 39th NH Highland Games & Festival will take place! The Festival is amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country. It includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Massed Bands, Sheepdog Trials, Celtic World Music Concerts and more! Enjoy the three-day event eating food, listening to live music and watching exciting competitions.

 

 

When you’re planning out which New Hampshire tourism attractions to do this fall, don’t forget to book your stay at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. The Inn On Golden Pond has comfortable rooms featuring classic country style, perfect for relaxing and appreciating the summer weather changing into fall. Plus, your stay includes our delicious breakfast each morning so your days exploring and discovering all of New Hampshire tourism sites and festivals starts off on the right note. For a memorable experience in the Squam Lake area, staying at a local bed and breakfast is a mus. The Inn On Golden Pond will make your trip truly special!

 

 

 

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Where to Go Horseback Riding in NHhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/horseback-riding-in-nh/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/horseback-riding-in-nh/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:19:14 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1982 New Hampshire’s beautiful countryside can be enjoyed in several different ways. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have the opportunity, not only to delight in the Inn itself but also the beautiful surroundings! From hiking through the forest to biking along side the glimmering pond, New […]

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Horseback Riding in NHNew Hampshire’s beautiful countryside can be enjoyed in several different ways. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have the opportunity, not only to delight in the Inn itself but also the beautiful surroundings! From hiking through the forest to biking along side the glimmering pond, New Hampshire is a great place to spend your vacation. One of the best ways to see the area is on a horseback ride. Let us help you find the perfect horseback riding in NH!

 

Riding in the Clouds

Moultonborough, New Hampshire is a stunning area to see on horseback. Ride through the historic wooded acres at the Castle in the Clouds beautiful mountaintop estate. Relax and get away from the stress of life on a quiet, peaceful, calm, walking trail ride. The picturesque ride takes you by Shannon Pond, through wooded trails, fields with amazing views of Lake Winnipesaukee, and across a wooden bridge over Shannon Brook small waterfalls. Riding in the Clouds also offers horse drawn carriage rides for those not keen on riding but want to see the area. Call to make a reservation today!

 

Franconia Notch Stables

Experience the gorgeous White Mountains region on horseback with the staff at Franconia Notch Stables. Make unforgettable memories riding through sunny meadows and cool forest trails. Tours are offered hourly 7 days a week. The 1-hour excursion takes you through green forests fields full of flowers. You’ll enjoy exquisite views of Mt. Lafayette, Kinsman Ridge and Cannon Mt. Keep your eyes open on the tour, because you might see a moose, deer or turkey. As you pass through Beaver Bend, search for a beaver hidden in the shadows! There is no better way to spend an afternoon then riding through the picturesque scenery.

 

Farm by the River

Offered daily, the Farm by the River takes you on a scenic horseback ride, horse-drawn carriage ride, or a wagon ride through the most beautiful part of the Mount Washington Valley area. The trail winds through green meadows, mixed Maple and evergreen forest and along the Saco River. The panoramic mountain views of Mt. Cranmore, Kearsarge, nine miles of the Moat Mountain range, Cathedral and White Horse Ledges, is breath taking. Reservations are highly recommended! All rides begin at 10:00 a.m. and last 1 hour long. The Private Victorian Carriage Ride is a fun filled 45-minute ride that can be enjoyed with up to 4 people!

 

 

When planning which of these places to choose for Horseback Riding in NH, be sure to reserve your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for guests looking for a relaxing retreat without sacrificing modern amenities. Our luxurious guest rooms are all individually decorated in a classic country style for unique character, but feature sitting areas, private baths, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you can be sure your day riding through the countryside starts off on the right note. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

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Things to Know About Holderness, New Hampshirehttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/things-know-holderness-new-hampshire/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/things-know-holderness-new-hampshire/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:33:02 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1976 According to the United State Census Bureau, the town of Holderness, New Hampshire has a total area of 35.6 square miles with 30.4 square miles being land and 5.2 square miles of water. You might think for such a small town there cannot be that much to do. Well we here at the Inn On […]

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Holderness New HampshireAccording to the United State Census Bureau, the town of Holderness, New Hampshire has a total area of 35.6 square miles with 30.4 square miles being land and 5.2 square miles of water. You might think for such a small town there cannot be that much to do. Well we here at the Inn On Golden Pond are here to tell you that this quaint little town is full of hidden gems just waiting to be found. Here are the things you need to know about Holderness, New Hampshire and the surrounding area!

 

Holderness, New Hampshire is in the central part of the state, nestled between the foothills of the White Mountains and the shores of Squam Lake. In 1751, the town of Holderness, New Hampshire was named after Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness. However, the French and Indian war prevented settlement until after the 1759 Fall of Quebec. In the earlier 1800’s, Native Americans and European settlers used the region’s Lakes as a trade route.

 

The land of Holderness had its first settlers, a group of New England families, in 1761. By 1790, the town had 329 residents. The unspoiled beauty of Holderness drew visitors seeking relief from the scorching heat of Boston and Baltimore to the beautiful scenery. By 1890, Holderness was a cool and relaxing retreat from the hot city summers, with dozens of rustic fishing camps on the shores of Squam Lake and hotels scattering the hillsides. Although the town is still small and largely rural, the breath taking natural view of the mountains is nevertheless what draws visitors back to the quaint town.

 

With so much to do from shopping to eating at the fantastic restaurants, Holderness, New Hampshire holds some true gems. One great place to grab a bite to eat is at Walter’s Basin Pub. Munch on some delicious American style cuisine while enjoying the awesome view of Little Squam Lake. The teriyaki steak tips are the best!

 

West Rattlesnake Mountain offers visitors to the town a picturesque view Squam Lake. The gradual one and a half mile climb to the top is the perfect distance for a short stroll after lunch!The beautiful view is worth the climb.

 

Create unforgettable memories on a Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad ride. Enjoy a scenic excursion along the shorelines of the lake on the railroad line that was built in 1849. The ride travels between Meredith and Lakeport with the promise of an awesome view of the lake. The tour starts on Main Street in Meredith, right down the road from Holderness.

 

A charming place to buy a gift for a friend or yourself is the Country Carriage located at the Mill Falls Market Place, 10 minutes away from Holderness. The store specializes in gifts and decorative accessories for the country home. Located on the third floor of the beautiful old linen mill, shopping at the store is an experience.

 

 

When planning your Holderness, New Hampshire vacation, don’t forget to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our comfortable rooms are each decorated in a classic country style and feature plush sitting areas, flat screen televisions, private baths and luxurious amenities. For the ideal lodging near Holderness, New Hampshire, choose the Inn On Golden Pond.  We look forward to having you!

 

 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Rentals Guidehttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/lake-winnipesaukee-boat-rentals/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/lake-winnipesaukee-boat-rentals/#comments Sat, 07 Jun 2014 17:40:13 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1906 With 72 square miles of clear blue water surface, Lake Winnipesaukee is a boater’s paradise. This New Hampshire Lake has 258 islands scattered throughout it and is the largest lake in the state.  The lake has plenty of wide-open space and is the perfect place for taking a spin around in a boat or for […]

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Lake Winnipesaukee Boat RentalsWith 72 square miles of clear blue water surface, Lake Winnipesaukee is a boater’s paradise. This New Hampshire Lake has 258 islands scattered throughout it and is the largest lake in the state.  The lake has plenty of wide-open space and is the perfect place for taking a spin around in a boat or for exploring the numerous quiet coves and sheltered areas. When in the Lakes Region at the Inn On Golden Pond, you can choose from several options for  Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals.. Here are a few suggestions for the best Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals!

 

Channel Marine

One of the best Lake Winnipesauke boat rentals is Channel Marine. If you enjoy a spacious boat, the Marine can accommodate your wish! Make your summer memories in their newer and bigger boats. To rent sport boats, pwc’s or bigger powered pontoon boats, renters will need to have a New Hampshire approved Safe Boating Certificate. Boating Certificates from out of state are accept, as long as they have the NASBLA emblem. All renters must be 21 years of age or older.

 

Melvin Village Marine

Providing renters with clean and safe boats, the people of Melvin Village Marine pride themselves in having all their boats maintained and inspected yearly by the New Hampshire Department of Safety. When you rent a boat from the Melvin Village Marine, you will have a worry free rental experience. Rent a boat for a full day or more. From a pontoon boat to the Four Winns Horizon 190, you are sure to find a boat for your Winnipesaukee adventure!

 

Thurston’s Marina

Thurston’s Marina, a family owned business, was established in 1972. The shop offers the Starcraft’s comprehensive line of traditional and pontoon boats and is located in Weirs Beach on the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. All the boats are kept in shipshape, in order for your time spent on the water to be exciting and safe! Thurston’s mission is “to make your time on the water a family fun experience!”

 

Meredith Marina

This full-service marina is located on beautiful Meredith Bay, in the heart of the Lake Region of New Hampshire. The Marina offers 19′ Stingray bowriders, 19′ deck boats from Hurricane, pontoon boats and more. All the boats are powered by Mercruiser stern-drive or Yamaha outboard engines, which gives you the best handling while on the water!  Rent water-skis, tubes and boards, for even more fun! Meredith’s allows you to rent for any period of time, in order to fit your needs.

 

Lakeside Boat Rentals

Since 1995, Lakeside has rented out boats and jet skies to visitors and tourists a like. Lakeside is located at the southern tip of Winnipesaukee in Alton, one of the earliest tourist destinations on the lake. Treat you and your loved ones to an extraordinary day of tubing, skiing and spectacular scenery. Take a Deckboat for a spin and enjoy a day out on the water. All rentals include lifejackets and detailed instructions.

 

 

After a day spent on the beautiful water, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than the Inn On Golden Pond. Our luxurious guest rooms feature classic country decor with all of today’s modern conveniences. Start your day off on a bright note, with a scrumptious complementary breakfast. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

 

 

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5 Reasons to Visit the Frost Placehttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/05/the-frost-place/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/05/the-frost-place/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 03:00:07 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1897 The Road Not Taken “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that made all the difference.” Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval.  1920.   Do you every wonder where poets receive their inspiration? When […]

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The Frost PlaceThe Road Not Taken

“I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that made all the difference.”

Robert Frost (1874–1963).

Mountain Interval.  1920.

 

Do you every wonder where poets receive their inspiration? When staying at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have the opportunity to visit The Frost Place and experience how Frost lived and was moved by his surroundings. Robert Lee Frost, an American poet, owned the house where The Frost Place Museum is located. Frost is highly regarded for his realistic portrayals of rural life and his take on American everyday dialog. Repeatedly employing settings from rural life in New England, Robert used his work to express his outlook on society. Here are 5 reasons to visit The Frost Place!

 

1. The Location

The Frost Place is a sanctuary for lovers of poetry and books. Built in the 1860’s this house is well preserved by the families that lived in it until the mid 1970’s. It is nestled on a quiet country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains.

At The Frost Place you will not find fancy multi-media displays or cafés, but a glimpse and a sense of the place where a young poet could concentrate. Robert Frost’s four children could range through the woods and orchards and discover the world without have all the media and radio. Today, The Frost Place can still offer such pleasures. The porch, which inspired Frost, has a view that is stunning and open to the public year round. Come and see how Robert found he’s inspiration from the things that surrounded him!

 

2. The History

The farmhouse where poet, Robert Frost, resided and accomplished much of his work does not look like much but inside holds the original furniture and belongings of the young poet. Visitors get to experience life as a Frost whiling wandering about the modest home.

 

3. The Inspiration

There is something about standing in a place where a great poet once stood. You view things in a different light and imagine what the person was pondering. Step back in time to when life was simple and enjoy being inspired by the place and people.

 

4.The Museum

Visiting The Frost Place Museum gives you a brief background on the poet and allows you to ask the staff questions about Mr. Frost and his family. Sit and watch the short informative video, which is shown in the barn, about Robert and his works. Also, the barn is home to poetry readings. Each year a poet, who is at the same point of their career as Frost was in 1915, is given the honor of living in the house for the summer to pursue their work. For information about news and events, click here!

 

5. The Poetry Trail

Enjoy this short trail around the property and view the plaques of Frost’s poems staggered throughout the walk. The nice weather and beautiful scenery allows visitors to truly enjoy the pleasant weather of New England.

 

 

When you’re making plans to tour The Frost Place, don’t forget to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond.  Our cozy guest rooms feature traditional country decor with all the modern conveniences travelers have come to expect. And each stay includes our delicious breakfast each morning so your days will start off right.  Book your room today, to ensure that you have a place to unwind and rest!

 

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