Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas At Adair

We all want a white Christmas right? Well, I know I do, and Mother Nature seems to be doing her part nicely this year. We have about 10-12" of snow on the ground and more coming in the next few days. The house is decorated to the nines and just awaiting Santa's arrival.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus are planned and printed and the staff is in their best holiday spirit of the season.

New Year's brings it's own festivities with both New Year's Eve dinner and New Year's Day buffet. With that we have an after party with fireworks (10:00pm for those who would like to go to bed early), hor 'derves, countdown party and a champagne toast at midnight.

We just can't wait!  We all look so good in those New Year's Eve party hats!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Farm to Table

Spring is coming to Adair. Albeit slowly, she's definitely on her way, and we're ready for her.  We have baby chicks this year with the intention of producing our own organic eggs.  We're also adding some raised beds for vegetable gardens and we've planted about 20 berry bushes.  Anyone who's stayed at Adair knows we use a great many eggs and berries at breakfast and with 200 acres, why not grow our own?

We also have 5 baby ducks, though their not so little anymore. They started out about the same as the baby chicks, but they are surely twice their size by now.  The ducks will be a permanent fixture in the front pond
and I am assured by those who know that they will bed down at night with their beloved friends the chickens.  They also tell me that duck eggs make the very best pastries.  I guess we'll find out. Somehow it makes me laugh that these ducklings are SO attracted to water. They just can't stay out of the water dish.

They can all be viewed at the Adair this summer.  You best be thinking of  some names or we're gonna start naming them after the guests.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Adair Inn's New Website

It's true!  The Adair Country Inn and Restaurant has a new website.  It comes complete with packages, things to do, local events, and even online dinner reservations!  In catching up, we also recently put in a new bar and moved to an ala carte menu in the restaurant.

The Packages include some old favorites like snowshoeing Adair's 200 acres, dog sledding with Muddy Paw and golfing two Donald Ross golf courses in a single weekend. Our new soon-to-be-favorites packages include sleigh rides, hiking Flume Gorge and the Cannon Tram as well as a new Wellness Package that includes yoga, massage and our favorite green drinks.

On the Things To Do page, you can let your adventurous heart run wild with a day of soaring with the Franconia Soaring Association, take a drive up the Mount Washington Auto Road or go cross country skiing at Brettonwoods. For a softer pitter pat, perhaps the Cog Railway up Mount Washington or a trip to the Ice Castle at Loon Mountain would satisfy your search for adventure.

The New Hampshire Scottish Highland Games is quite the to-do on the Local Events page, but the Lupine Festival and Swing and Sweets in June is pretty fabulous.  For a classic New England Christmas, one really must cut down their own Christmas Tree at the Rocks Estate Christmas Tree Farm.

In January 2014 we put a new bar in the library just off the dining room.  We're like proud parents of a new baby. It turned out beautifully.  As if it was built as an original part of the house.  It has been a tremendous
hit and extremely well received from the guests.  Most of the repeat guests suggest that it was about time. ;o)

Speaking of the bar, we have also done extensive work on the wine list. We think we have developed a very interesting and wonderful list, but not necessarily wines that are commonly known. Perhaps some wine dinners would be in order.

In February, we moved to an ala carte menu in the restaurant.  The guests seem to be much happier with this idea, especially when they can order appetizers in the Apres Bar starting at 4:00. There's nothing like a nice glass of scotch in a cozy bar to warm your insides when you come back from a day of adventure in the White Mountains.

By popular demand, we now have online dinner reservations available.  If you don't see what you need at https://www.seatme.com/adair-country-inn-restaurant/ you can always call the Inn and see if we can fit you in.

Wow! We've been busy, but we heard you!