I like winter, I like snow,
I like icy winds that blow.
I like snowflakes, oh so light,
Making all the ground so white.
Most of you know that Pats Peak (http://www.patspeak.com/) is just 3 miles from us here at Henniker House B&B. I try to get out most every day in January when the conditions are my favorite. The season goes on till the end of March and you’ll see me on the trails till Pats closes – but maybe not every day in the spring. With a seasons pass, I can pop over for an hour or stay all day - I wish - only on days when innkeeper chores don’t call me!. Our guests tend to prefer day skiing but the Saturday night POP ticket is a real value and a party with a bonfire. And did I mention that skiing is ageless? Christmas week, a family came up from Florida so the boys (aged 7 & 9) could learn to ski. Their grandmother (aged 80+), aunt and uncle all came from the Boston area to join in the fun. Note – Grandma’s got her ski boots on too!
The flood plain of the Contoocook River stretches to the east of Henniker House B&B. Strap on your snowshoes or cross country skis and head out our front door. Last winter two of our guests snow shoed to the Henniker Brewery (http://www.hennikerbrewing.com/ ). For the most part they followed the snowmobile trail and worked up a pretty good thirst.
Visiting with guests at breakfast is one of the joys of innkeeping. Today, for the first time this winter, we spied a mink scampering across the ice. I know he’s here year round but there are more sightings in the winter when the snow provides contrast. “I like winter, I like snow!”
Come, let the river soothe you