Winner of Complimentary Overnight Stay Shares Her Experience

Jennifer and Joe at Mill Falls

Jennifer and Joe at Mill Falls

When The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls posted a giveaway on Facebook for an overnight stay in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week, Jennifer Yahoodik from Boston ended up the lucky winner.  The only condition was that she had to pay it forward and invite some friends along to enjoy a room at the Inns as well.  So Jennifer and her fiancé, Joe, brought their good friends and “super-fun-couple,” David and Katie, to Meredith for a spontaneous Friday night getaway.

Jennifer has been a fan of the Inns for about ten years, since her mother brought her here for a weekend one fall.  “She had booked a stay at Mill Falls for Columbus Day weekend for her and my father.” said Jennifer.  “When work called my father away, she took me instead of having to cancel her reservation.  Columbus Day weekend is now a ten-year-strong mother-daughter weekend, and in 2010 my sister joined the trip as well.”

“Each time we return, we mix it up and stay at either Bay Point, Mill Falls, or the newest hotel, Church Landing.” Jennifer continued. “Every time I am up in Meredith staying at the Inns, my only two wishes are to never have to leave, and wishing I could share the experience with everyone I know and love.” Continue reading

Meredith Eatery a True Musical Venue

David Francey to play at the Grotto March 16, 2011

David Francey to play at the Grotto March 16

Since 1989, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristoranté in Meredith, NH has been serving up great live music with its award-winning Italian cuisine and festive charm.  The restaurant features well-known local and regional musicians seven nights a week, and has become one of most popular and loved destinations in the Lakes Region.   With the addition of its new room, “The Grotto,” Giuseppe’s can now host even more special events, and has lined up some national touring acts for its exciting new Dinner Concert Series.

Julie Gnerre-Bourgeois has owned and operated Giuseppe’s in the Mill Falls Marketplace for 21 years.  She takes pride in having an establishment that features live nightly musical entertainment, and is excited about the restaurant’s expansion in May, which will provide the space for concerts that they haven’t had until now.  “We recently created “The Grotto” at Giuseppe’s, a beautiful room in the original foundation of the old Linen Mill at Mill Falls,” says Julie.  “This room has character with old stone, brick, wood, wrought iron and canvas.”

The Grotto is available for private parties and wine dinners, and is regularly hosting Karaoke nights, DJ nights, and Live Band nights.  The new room provides an intimate concert setting, and will be the home to the new Dinner Concert Series beginning in March.  The series will feature national touring artists such as David Francey, Willy Porter, and Jeffrey Foucault.  Julie is also planning a local artist concert series for the future.  Food and beverages from the menu and full bar will be served during all shows.

“I am offering each artist 100% of the ticket sales and would be so pleased if we could fill the room for them,” says Julie.  “These touring artists work so hard, and are so very talented.  My interest is in sharing their music with the folks from around The Lakes, Mountains, and Seacoast Regions of New Hampshire.”

For more information on the concert series, as well as Giuseppe’s annual Music Memorial fundraiser, please visit their website or call the restaurant at 603-279-3313.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

Photo courtesy of Giuseppe’s Pizzaria & Ristorante

Storytelling Dinners at The Corner House Inn

Corner House InnLooking for another way to warm up the chilly winter nights?  Try a candlelit dinner in a cozy dining room, followed by an evening of storytelling in a quaint New England eatery.  The Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich, NH, offers storytelling dinners every Thursday night from October to May, and the series has proved to be a popular event.

Now in its 23rd season, the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner Series is going strong, with a lineup of many fine storytellers from all over New England on its schedule.  Each Thursday features a different raconteur, with a different tale to tell!

Guests attending the storytelling event are treated to a full dinner, which includes salad, main course, a glass of wine, dessert, and coffee.  The varied menu offers something for everyone, and storytelling begins as soon as the dessert plates are cleared.  Dinner is served at 6:30 pm, and the cost is only $19.95 per person—quite a deal for a full evening of relaxation and fun!

Next Thursday’s featured storyteller is Travis Wallace from Fryeburg, Maine.  Travis, who has performed at the Corner House Inn many times in the past, is returning after a two-year hiatus.  He will be taking a new direction in storytelling and sharing material from his new memoir.  He calls the venue his “favorite, by far,” and is looking forward to the audience’s feedback on some “funny stuff” he has unearthed while writing his book.

At the end of May, the season will go out in style with a storytelling gala that showcases a variety of storytellers and their tales.  These dinners usually sell out quickly, so reservations are highly recommended.

Unplug for the night and join some local folks for some quality food and old-fashioned entertainment in the picturesque village of Center Sandwich.  It’s not far from this favorite Lakes Region resort, and well worth the drive!

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

Photo courtesy of The Corner House Inn

Romance and Renewal at The Inns

Couples MassageIn February, thoughts turn to romance and reconnecting with our special someone, and many couples celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers, chocolate, and a candlelit dinner.  If you are looking for a different way to share some time together this year, take your loved one to Meredith, a charming village with one of the most romantic hotels in the country, and indulge in a relaxing couples massage.

Cascade Spa at Church Landing is offering a special in their Couples Suite.  The Melt Me Massage uses Zents, a therapeutic natural massage oil with aphrodisiac properties. Couples can choose from sensual and warm “Sun” with amber and vanilla, or euphoric and stimulating “Ore” with jasmine.  Another special treat is the Chocolate Truffle Body Treatment.  Let your senses experience this blend of aromatic, organic essential oils and fresh nutrients.  It’s a “chocolate delight” without the calories!  Both services include a sweet take away treat.

Church Landing at Mill Falls recently received the Travelers’ Choice® Award by TripAdvisor® as one of the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the United States. ?“Church Landing at Mill Falls has a long trail of loyal followers,” said Gail Batstone, General Manager of the Inns and Spa at Mill Falls, “and we are proud and honored to be recognized by them as one of the most romantic hotels in the country.”

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team