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North Conway Vacations Blog - July 2009

Hartman Model Railroad Museum

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 08:28 AM

Guests of the Old Field House Inn are sure to enjoy the Hartman Model Railroad Museum, located in Intervale, New Hampshire. There is something about boys and trains and at times, they just never seem to separate. This is exactly how the Hartman Railroad Museum was created. Children of all ages will enjoy the museums' many different train layouts. Trains can be seen winding through tunnels, over bridges, and passing through miniature towns. So "all aboard" for a special museum for everyone!

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After a visit to the museum, be sure to stop in the gift area where just about anything can be found to develop your own model trains. Train models available include Marklin HO and 1 gauge, Lionel, LGB, and others. Additionally, one can find just about anything that they need to enhance their train model including railroad components, paints, tools, books, magazines, scenic accessories, track, buildings, and the list goes on! However, if your special train component is not available, they will be happy to special order it for you.

Added Value for Guests of the Old Field House Inn

When people are planning their vacations they truly want to receive value. Value for many can be seen as a discount in a room rate, but is that a real value? Guests of the Old Field House Inn will not be offered discounts on their room rates, but will be offered true "value added". Let us share with you what guests of the Old Field House Inn receive.

Traditional features are offered including great rooms, TV's, DVD's, DVD library, and a lovely breakfast. But this is only the beginning. In addition, guests will also experience what makes the Old Field House Inn stand apart from other Inns. Guests also enjoy:

  • A heated 85 degree swimming pool open from 7 A.M. until 10 P.M.;
  • Outdoor hot tub;
  • Gas grills for guests to utilize during their stay;
  • Picnic tables to enjoy the wonders from the grill or the picnic basket;
  • Fire pit to get the full feel of an evening bond fire;
  • Game room which is free for all families to use (Rod noted that his mother would be upset if he charged children to play games);
  • Movie theater and on evenings when there are families, a "G" rated movie begins at 7:30 for the children and this provides the parents with a well needed break;
  • Hammocks for relaxing and taking an afternoon's nap;
  • Screened cabanas around the pool.

So come as guests and enjoy the true "value added" amenities the Old Field House Inn enjoys sharing!

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Mount Washington Observatory

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

I hear it on the radio and I have to smile "this car climbed Mount Washington". It brings back fond memories of being on a family vacation and taking the 8 mile climb up the Auto Road of Mount Washington and hoping on the way down that the brakes were in good condition! But it never failed, as we returned to the bottom of the mountain without any problems. Weather permitting, many families just opt to take the trip via the Cog Railway as it climbs directly to the summit on it 3.1 mile track. 

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There is something to be said for being known as home of the worst weather on earth, but it is a little intriguing and makes you want to experience it for yourself. The view are lovely and we will make sure to only send you during the Summer and Fall months.

Mount Washington has attracted visitors since 1642 and is the Northeast's highest peak. It contains 59 acres and is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. On a clear day views extend beyond New Hampshire as far as 130 miles to Vermont, New York, Quebec, Massachusetts, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean. Each year about 250,000 people visit the peak. What are you waiting for?

Old Field House Rated #1 by Trip Advisor for Intervale, NH

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Thu, Jul 16, 2009 @ 08:18 AM

Old Field House Inn guests have helped them to achieve a rating of #1 by Trip Advisor. Thirteen out of thirteen comments have rated the Old Field House Inn as "excellent". Rod and Linea would never toot their own horn, but I can do it for them. Here is what former guests of the Old Field House have to say:

"Old Field House is our New Hampshire Home" , June, 2009

"We didn't want to come home, it felt like home." , June, 2009

"Best Family Inn in the area", May, 2009

"feels like our own personal vacation home", March, 2009

"great country inn with extreme hospitality" , January, 2009

Maybe it is time to visit the Old Field House Inn and write a review of your own? Reservations are easy to make and they would enjoy your visit!!

Shopping Galore at the North Conway Outlet Stores

Old Field House Inn, Shopping and North Conway, New Hampshire go hand in hand as the outlet stores are too numerous to mention! Did you realize that the number one activity for people on vacation is shopping? Well if your vacation takes you to the North Conway area, you will not be disappointed. With over 60 outlet stores and tax free shopping, where should you begin?

Favorite stores include L.L. Bean, Polo, Coach, Talbots, Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Gap, and I think you get the picture! Whether you are shopping for clothing, jewelry, home apparel, children, shoes, or specialty food items they are all available within a two mile radius. During your visit, make sure to ask about our shopping discount coupons, as they are provided to us as they become available.

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If that isn't enough, the outlet stores even have special shopping events such as July 18 is Dog Day, July 25 is Diva Day, August 6-9 is Tent Sale, and September 4-7 is Labor Day Sale. The events and the savings are endless and this is only a partial listing. The stores are open 7 days a week and we are sure that you will find the purchase of your dreams!

Jacuzzi Suites for Romantic Getaways in Intervale, NH

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Wed, Jul 08, 2009 @ 08:43 AM

Are you seeking a romantic getaway with a Jacuzzi in New Hampshire? The Old Field House Inn has eight lovely Jacuzzi Suites, all with fireplaces. Each Jacuzzi Suite features a king or queen sized bed with a skylight over the bed so that you can count the stars! Of course if you need to connect with the outside world, each suite also has a television and telephone.

To make your romantic getaway even easier, there are three Romantic Getaway Packages to choose from. Dinner for Two, Massage for Two, or Romance Deluxe which is complete with a candlelight dinner for two and a ½ hour couple's massage. Getaway packages start at $395 mid-week and in the winter months, you can even add a sleigh ride to your getaway. A true romantic getaway!

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Tubing down the Saco River in New Hampshire

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 @ 08:01 AM

Have you ever enjoyed tubing on the Saco River in New Hampshire while visiting the Old Field Inn? This is a perfect activity for a hot summer's day and if you have never experienced this, it is time to have some fun! Get your friends and family together and experience this for yourself. So what do you need? All that is needed is a swim suit, shoes for the water, and a tube! And yes, it is always good to have transportation waiting for you at the end of your journey. You can either buy your own tube or many locations rent them. Then float down the river and enjoy the great outdoors.

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You can tube on your own, but we always want to ensure your safety. There are many companies that can be of assistance including Saco River Tubing and Northern Extremes Canoe and Kayak. Both are within the North Conway area and can guide you along the way.

This is sure to be a summer activity that you will put on your "must do" list when visiting the Old Field Inn!

Mountain Biking at Attitash Mountain New Hampshire

Posted by Rebecca Levitan on Thu, Jul 02, 2009 @ 09:23 AM

While visiting the Old Field House Inn, mountain biking in the North Conway region can be enjoyed at many different locations. One of our favorites is at Attitash Mountain. Attitash offers some of the best lift-serviced mountain biking in the area and has a total of over 20 miles of bike trails. Enjoy the ride to the top of the mountain and then get ready for the excitement! Bikers will enjoy the adrenaline rush of racing down the mountain and have access to more than six miles of mixed-trail and single-track downhill terrain for advanced mountain biking. However, if you are new to this sport, Attitash also offers approximately 12 miles of easy-to-moderate trails along the Saco River.

If you do not plan to bring your bike along with you on vacation, Attitash provides access to mountain bike rentals. All rentals come complete with a helmet or just bring along your own.

After a day of enjoying the great outdoors, return to the Inn and relax by the pool. Now this is what they call a vacation!

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