February 11th, 2014 by Judy Hueber
The funny thing about the best skiing when you’re staying at the New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast Chesterfield Inn is that the closest good skiing is in Vermont! Because we are located on the New Hampshire/Vermont border, the Green Mountains are closer to the Inn than the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In fact, Mount Snow, in West Dover,Vermont, is a short 30 minute drive from the inn. There’s plenty of varied terrain at Mount Snow, as well as plenty of snow. The North Face is where the experts ski, with trails as challenging as you’ll find anywhere.
Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont, is just 45 minutes away, and has lots of deals if you purchase your lift tickets online. Some deals even include lunch! The terrain is varied, and the vibe is friendly.
Stratton Mountain, an hour’s drive from the inn, is a great place to ski or snow board and has a fabulous snow board park where you can work on your moves! They also have a great ski/snowboard school and if you want to relax while your friends are skiing, there’s even a day spa!
So, pack up your skis, find your snow pants and come on up to our New Hampshire Inn to hit the slopes. You can enjoy a cozy evening at the Chesterfield Inn with a delicious dinner, and fall asleep by the light of the fireplace in your room. Get up for a hearty breakfast, and be at the mountain by 9:30 for a full day of skiing. If you come Sunday through Thursday, you can take advantage of our Mid Week Special, get mid week ski passes, and enjoy the uncrowded slopes.
November 26th, 2012 by Judy Hueber
It was our pleasure to have The Red Chair with us at our romantic New Hampshire bed and breakfast this week. This slightly worn, bright red wooden chair is making its way around New England, traveling from inn to inn. It started from its home in Woods Hole at the Woods Hole Inn in July and will return to Woods Hole in mid-December. My job, as host of the chair for 3 days this week, was to take photos of the chair at the inn and in Chesterfield so that people could get an idea of where the chair had been.
My first photo was of the inn sitting in the field in front of the inn sign in the meadow in the front yard to the left of the pond. It was a cold November morning, and the trees and grass were all coated with a thin layer of frost, making the chair stand out even more.
I then moved the chair to the back of the inn, on the blue stone terrace, and snapped this photo. The terrace usually has several wrought iron tables and chairs with umbrellas on it, but the furniture has all been stored in the barn for the winter, so the chair was all alone out there.
We came inside to warm up for a few minutes, and then I packed the chair up into the car and drove 10 minutes up to the Madame Sherri Forest in West Chesterfield. The trails in the forest are beautifully laid out, and circle around the hilly landscape, climbing all the way up to Indian Pond, a beautiful pond hidden at the top of the hill but below the cliffs off the back of Mine Ledge. I carried the chair a short way up the trail, where it forks to the right and opens up so that you can see the ruins of Madame Sherri’s house. I was able to set the chair in the center near the stone staircase and take a nice photo.