is provided at the bed and breakfast in the form of board games, checkers,
cards and books, books and more books. There is also the modern addition
of cable television in every room or you can just relax on the porch
or sunbathe on the back deck in privacy.
There is a wealth of great dining in Bristol and the surrounding
area. Click on the link to access a list of local favorites.
Newfound Lake lies only two miles away. This body of water, which some
say is among the cleanest in the world, is 4,106 acres in size and is
considered one of the deepest lakes in New Hampshire (180 feet at its
deepest point.) The lake has several sandy beaches, including Wellington
State Beach, where you can enjoy water sports and fishing. In addition
to lake fishing, the nearby Pemigewasset River provides excellent river
fishing. For boating on Newfound Lake kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the Newfound Audubon Center and motor boats at West Shore Marine.
For those of you who like to hike New Hampshire provides excellent hiking.
Within 10 miles of the bed and breakfast is Cardigan
Mountain park, providing 1,200 acres of AMC (Appalachian Mountain
Club)-owned woodland adjacent to 5,000 acres of state park and 50 miles
just a 40 minutes drive away is the famous Franconia
Notch State Park and the White Mountain National Forest which provides
hundreds of miles of trails
for the novice to experienced hiker and outdoor fun and recreation for
all the family.
Hampshire has over 90 golf courses with 21 in the Lakes Region. The courses
nearby include Ragged Mountain Resort, Owl's
Nest Golf Club,
Den Brae Golf Course and White
Mountain Country Club. For a comprehensive list of courses visit nhgreatgolf.com.
in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking (Packages available):
Located on a forest hillside in Bristol, Newfound
workshops in painting, print-making, and drawing on a year-round basis.
Wirth, is a visual artist with a Master of Art degree in Painting from
NY. She has held many faculty positions at colleges in New England and
has taught numerous Landscape Painting Workshops. Her paintings
have been exhibited in solo and group shows and are included in collections
throughout New England.
Other activities include biking, rock climbing, zip line tours,
enjoying the beautiful fall colors, horseback riding, and for those who
might desire a more leisurely pace there is a self-guided
walking tour of Historic Bristol, antique stores,
and local craft stores, not to mention the Tanger
Outlet Center in Tilton just fifteen minutes away.
For downhill skiing and snow boarding, we are located 14 miles from Ragged
Mountain (packages available) and approximately 40-50 minutes from Waterville
Valley, Loon, Gunstock
and Cannon Mountain Ski Areas.
In addition, Cardigan Mountain offers backcountry skiing on alpine,
and cross-country skis, backcountry snow boarding and snowshoeing above