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Old 06-02-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Help for our kid-less vacation in New Hampshire

Hello New Hampshire people. The wife and I are doing a kid-less NH vacation June 24 thru the 27th. We are staying around Tilton the 25th -27th and haven't decided where on the 24th.

Two questions, since we are from Connecticut:
  1. The 24th is our 19th anniversary. Looking for ideas of a place to stay the night and a romantic place for dinner (could be the same place).
  2. What are some good wineries and breweries we should try to hit (must be open on weekdays) while we are in NH? Hopefully Twin Barns will be open, and I am eyeing Moonlight Meadery and Sap House Meadery in Ossipee.
  3. Any other ideas for a couple that hasn't had a kid-less vacation in 9 years, and is spending it in New Hampshire?
I know the Laconia/Tilton area well (we vacation in Laconia every 2 years) but not much outside of there. Thank you!
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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In Wolfeboro you might try the Pickering House Inn on South Main Street. I should warn you, it is pricey, but it is very nice, downtown Wolfeboro is a very short walk, and the local merchants are readily accessible, and the dockside area.

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Opechee Inn, great rooms and one of the best dining experiences in the lakes region. And it's not far from Tilton.
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Opechee Inn, great rooms and one of the best dining experiences in the lakes region. And it's not far from Tilton.
"O" is a great restaurant there!
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"O" is a great restaurant there!
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:36 AM   #6
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Not quite in the lakes region, but check out Stonehurst Manor in N. Conway...
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Not quite in the lakes region, but check out Stonehurst Manor in N. Conway...
My wife and I stayed there last year for a childless weekend--very nice (though I do think a winter visit is better than somewhere on the lake).

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Breweries in Wolfeboro: Burnt Timber Brewing and; Lone Wolfe Brewing. Hobbs in Ossipee brews a good pint.


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In Wolfeboro you might try the Pickering House Inn on South Main Street. I should warn you, it is pricey, but it is very nice, downtown Wolfeboro is a very short walk, and the local merchants are readily accessible, and the dockside area. Good luck.
Is the Pickering House more expensive than B.O.A.T.?
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:22 AM   #10
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I just checked on “Room 1”. If you wanted it for tonight - $365/night! Yikes🤭


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When it opened they were advertising it at 400 a night with a two night minimum.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:58 PM   #12
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The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be showing the fabulous farce Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig starting June 26th. Hope to see you there! www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:15 AM   #13
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Default 1810 House, Wolfeboro

Check this out!

http://1810house.net/

Nice little B&B on a vineyard! The owner is a wonderful German woman!
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Default Crystal Quail

For something very different, and definitely on the romantic side, look into the Crystal Quail in Center Barnstead for dinner. It's expensive ($75 fixed price per person), and you bring your own wine (no corking fee), but I'd say it's worth every penny. You absolutely have to have reservations, but I think you're reserving for the entire evening. We brought a friend there once from Seattle (a city with a LOT of good restaurants). The Quail's "hosts" treated us like royalty for the full 3 hours (!) that we lingered, and our friend can't stop talking about it.

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https://www.yelp.com/biz/crystal-qua...sq=Restaurants

See Yelp reviews (link above), for a sense of what this place is all about. [Note: Not a single review less than 5 stars].

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Old 06-05-2019, 08:25 AM   #15
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Check this out!

http://1810house.net/

Nice little B&B on a vineyard! The owner is a wonderful German woman!
That looks like a GREAT place, and the prices are very reasonable. May have to check it out with my wife next winter!
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Wolfeboro is definitely one of the all-time quaint towns in the Lakes Region. Highly recommend at least a 1/2 day there, if not a stay there. Be sure to check out Yum Yum Shop for pastries/coffee/ice cream, Lydia's Cafe for a killer blueberry french toast, Full Belly Delli or Huck's Hoagies, and if you want to get out on the lake you can rent a boat from Goodhue & Hawkins.
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What about staying at Church Landing and spending the day in Meredith? Plenty of walkable shops and dining options.



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Old 06-05-2019, 10:34 AM   #18
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The 1810 House used to be part of the Allen A if you are old enough to remember it or have heard about it. Allen Albee, the owner lived there when he was alive.
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Default Ledge Water Steakhouse

If you have time to travel a bit off the beaten path, you can't go wrong with the Ledge Water Steakhouse in Bristol. We went there on Friday night with friends who live in the area and have never been to LWS. They were blown away. The steaks were awesome that particular evening. I had the ribeye which was fantastic. The views of Newfound Lake are great as well.

One caution - be patient. Took a while for our drinks, but overall the service was good. In the heat of the season though, service can be tough.

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Thank you all for the ideas. It came down to the 1810 House and the Hotel Concord. We decided on the Hotel Concord's Romance package mostly due to it being in an area we haven't been to before and getting the dinner voucher at the steakhouse.

We have both been busy marking up brewery and winery maps with locations/days open/hours so we can maximize our tours. The 24th can not come quick enough.

Again, thank you all. If you have any other special spots, quirky locations, or just favorite little stops you recommend please do not hesitate to post!

See you soon.
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Gotta check out Chuck's BARbershop. It's a speakeasy. Great spot! Let us know what you think!
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If you’re in Moultonborough check out the Country Store. We spent a weekend at the Center Harbor Inn back in April and had never stopped until then. It’s jammed full of interesting stuff.
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If you’re in Moultonborough check out the Country Store. We spent a weekend at the Center Harbor Inn back in April and had never stopped until then. It’s jammed full of interesting stuff.
… and the museum upstairs

plus cup and crumb is right up the street
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