Whether or not the old adage “In like a lion, out like a lamb” remains true, one thing can be counted on, March brings the beginning of Maple Sugaring season in New England. In 2013, the Northeastern United States produced 2.7 million gallons of maple syrup – Vermont alone was responsible for nearly half of that amount.
Considering those incredible numbers, and all the sugar houses offering demonstrations, tastings, and activities for children, New England makes a great escape during the spring months. The Maple Syrup region in the Northeast is like the kid-friendly version of Napa Valley.
It’s not too late to plan a sensational Valentines Day! Whether you’re celebrating as a couple, as a family, or even on your own, we’ve got inspirational suggestions for making this year’s Valentine’s Day one you will remember for years to come.
Here are exciting and imaginative – unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year:
About The Guaranteed Performance Golf School
The first thing you should know about Bethel Inn’s golf school is that the student/instructor ratio is 3:1, meaning everyone gets lots of personal attention and the coach and students can actually play a round of golf together. I knew straight away that I was going to like golf pro, Mark Mallory, when he scolded husbands about shouting “Keep Your Head Down!” to their wives – explaining that was not the true problem. Golf pros Mark and Niko escorted us to the dedicated golf training range where they put us through our paces and reveled all kinds of wonderful golf tips…. Wondering how much to bend your knees? Simple, “Imagine you’re standing in your ski boots.” – brilliant!
Throwing caution to the wind we decided to try to escape to the coast of Maine during the busiest week of the summer season. Summer doesn’t officially begin in New England until July 4th, and this year a heat wave only heightened everyone’s desire to getaway. Finding a last minute room anywhere in Maine during the July 4th weekend was unlikely, but after scanning a few bed and breakfast sites, we were lucky to grab a room at the Dockside Guest Quarters in York Maine. This is truly one of the most picturesque and quiet settings in the York Harbor/ Ogunquit area. The inn is located on Harris Island and affords their quests beautiful waterfront views.
We were looking for peace and quiet and busy hotels and 4th of July crowds were not for us during this weekend getaway. We arrived while the inn was setting up for afternoon tea which offered quite a delicious spread, and the view was breathtaking.
Now that winter has arrived in earnest and snow blankets the hills and valleys of New England, it’s time to don your winter woolies and venture out to make long lasting family memories in the snow. Last fall we visited an amazing outdoor sports wonderland tucked in the woods of Brownville Maine – close to [...]
Chasing the Peak Fall Foliage to a Bed and Breakfast Getaway When it comes to leaf peeping, you could take one of two approaches: hang loose and wait for the peak color to arrive or put on a warm sweater, lace up the boots, pack your camera and go chase it. But, where would you [...]
I’m just back from spending three totally magical days in the Maine North Woods in the Moosehead Lake region, and the leaves are already starting to change! This is my first time visiting the Maine North Woods Moosehead Lake region, and I’m happy to report it won’t be the last. A northerly drive from Portland [...]
Hey what are you doing next weekend? It’s about time that you dusted off your golf clubs and headed out of some a crisp clear morning to play a round. We have good news – it’s opening day at the Bethel Inn Country Club in Bethel Maine, and to celebrate the early opening of the [...]
Here’s our list of fantastic restaurant week celebrations across the country for 2012. Just when the winter doldrums have set in, cities across the country want to entice you to get off the couch and experience some memorable meals with friends. Restaurant weeks typically offer 3 course lunches and dinners at a fraction of the [...]
The Captain Lindsey House Bed and Breakfast in Rockland, Maine is not only one of Maine’s premier inn experiences, but it is so comfy that spirits from past generations just don’t want to inhabit anyplace else. Recently a “spiritologist” reported that Captain Lindsey himself is still in residence as well as 35 other friendly spirits who seem to gather in the parlor