(L to R) Joe Ouellette, Mill Falls Director of Marketing and Sales/Public Relations, Jason Hicks, LACLT Board Chair, and Gail Batstone, Mill Falls General Manager
In one of the many ways Mill Falls at the Lake demonstrates its commitment to the local community, the resort has purchased $14,350 in state tax credits to help Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) continue to upgrade their permanently affordable rental housing in Laconia.
“We are thrilled to assist such an important organization in our community. The need for affordable housing is vast in the Lakes Region. We applaud the hard work of the Land Trust,” stated Gail Batstone, General Manager at Mill Falls at the Lake. Continue reading
The design board for the refreshed Inn at Mill Falls
How time flies! It’s been 30 years since the original Inn at Mill Falls opened its doors and kicked off the amazing journey of Mill Falls at the Lake, which helped transform the sleepy town of Meredith into a revitalized resort village, all while maintaining the character of this old New England lakeside destination. In that same spirit, the Inn is now undergoing a little transformation of its own to freshen up for a new season while keeping it’s old country charm! Continue reading
Railing by David H. Little of Winnipesaukee Forge
Artist-blacksmith David Little of Meredith, NH and his Winnipesaukee Forge crew will appear on New Hampshire Chronicle this coming Wednesday to give the public a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of forging metals into beautiful works of art. The show will air on WMUR Channel 9 on March 4th at 7pm, and can also be seen online at New Hampshire Chronicle’s website after March 8th. Continue reading
Left to right: Dr. Steven Kelley, Principal of I-LES; Maia Brown; Amelia Brown (both 6th graders); and Michelle Brown, Mill Falls Marketing Director
Inter-Lakes Elementary School recently reached its start-up fundraising goal and has broken ground for the school’s latest project—a greenhouse that will be used as a “Living Classroom,” providing unique opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning for all Pre-K – 6th grade students who attend the school.
The Living Classroom will be used for a wide range of teaching and learning experiences that cut across all areas of the curriculum, including reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Lessons can all be taught in new and innovative ways using the greenhouse as a springboard for experiential education. According to the project’s website, “the Living Classroom will allow teachers to teach differently and students to learn differently, resulting in increased student investment in school and a growth in student achievement.” Continue reading
When Church Landing at Mill Falls opened almost ten years ago on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, a peaceful little sanctuary was contained within its walls where guests of the resort could retreat for some relaxation and rejuvenation. Since then Cascade Spa has been offering guests and locals of the Lakes Region alike a luxurious little getaway featuring a steam room, massages, and salon services of the highest quality. After many years of treating others, it was time for Cascade Spa to get a little TLC of its own! Continue reading
Plaid is the new black. Although the day after Thanksgiving in the United States has long been referred to as “Black Friday,” a day when retail stores across the country hold big sales and welcome throngs of holiday shoppers looking for that special deal, in the past few years, small, locally-owned businesses have been participating in “Plaid Friday” in response to the recent trend of big box stores and national chains monopolizing the kick-off of the holiday season. Continue reading
The Kancamagus Highway in Autumn
Columbus Day Weekend is one of the busiest weekends for tourism in New Hampshire. In fact, it is traditionally the third busiest weekend of the year, after the Fourth of July and Labor Day. State officials don’t expect that to be any different this year, despite the federal government shutdown, as most parks and attractions are either privately owned or run by the state—not the federal government.
“I can’t say how many people have asked, ‘Aren’t the parks getting shut down?’ No, they’re state parks, not federal parks,” says Tai Freligh, communications manager for the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism. Continue reading
Loft Studio for Hot Yoga and Aerial Yoga
The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls is proud to announce that it is expanding its services once again, this time by offering guests a new way to relax and unwind at Lake Winnipesaukee—with a beautiful new yoga and wellness studio, aptly named Sacred Waters.
The new studio just opened its doors this week in the building previously occupied by The Christmas Loft, located next to Church Landing. Sacred Waters will be run by Christina Alexa, who is master certified in yoga and healing therapies and draws from 28 years of personal healing and practice, as well as over 14 years of teaching and healing work. Christina has moved her classes and healing services from The Practice Room Center for Yoga & Healing in Meredith to Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls.
“We look forward to growing our student base in our new location,” says Christina, “offering expanded services in an exquisite space!” Continue reading
The day after Thanksgiving in the United States has long been referred to as “Black Friday,” a day when retail stores across the country hold big sales and welcome throngs of holiday shoppers looking for that special deal. However, in recent years, the day has become more of a mass exodus to the big box stores and national chains as folks line up early to be among the first to get their hands on limited offers for big ticket items. Some of these big retailers have begun to open earlier and earlier each year for the event, with several now opening on Thanksgiving evening to get a jump on the Black Friday craze, disrupting employees’ holiday time with family and causing smaller retailers and “Mom & Pop” stores to suffer as their customers flock to the well-hyped super sales. In response, several small merchants, together with American Express®, organized Small Business Saturday, a day when everyone is encouraged to shop locally while taking advantage of some special offers as well. Continue reading
Shayna Seymore interviews Rusty McLear.
While The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls and the surrounding village of Meredith, NH are popular Lakes Region destinations, well known to many people within as well as outside the area, these local treasures are about to gain an even wider audience and greater exposure, as they have been featured on a Boston travel show that is scheduled to air tonight!
Shayna Seymore and Bob Oliver from Boston Chronicle visited Meredith last month on October 15th and 16th, staying overnight at the Lodges at Church Landing, the latest addition to the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls. The two were in town to film a segment for a series that the show produces called “A Tank Away,” which features great places to visit within a tank of gas from Boston. The special series is filmed every season, and the Chronicle crew timed their visit to coincide with the peak of fall foliage in the Lakes Region. Continue reading