If you have stayed in a Marriott property anywhere in Vermont, New Hampshire, or on the coast in Maine near Portland, I would like to hear about the properties where you have stayed. We will be "chasing the leaves" and covered bridges, and lighthouses. I am making reservations in cities that we think we will be in; however, I am not making reservations that cannot be cancelled in the event we need to alter our plans. Thanks for the help.
Yes, and two places have been very good to me:
Wentworth by the Sea, is very special. Good CL, and great service, as well as upgraded. You will never forget this place.
Concord FF, nice to walk around the Capital of NH. There is a wonderful NE place to dine at the end of the parking lot, but I just can't remember the name of it. It had a New England name, and it was very reasonable and a great value. From Concord, you can travel to many lovely places. I would suggest Littleton, NH, and stay at the Littleton Inn. Inexpensive, but do request the "Elongated room", some of the rooms are larger, take the larger rooms.
If you need photo's, let me know!
Shoeman, I am finding lots of interesting information about the area on the About.com website. Also, the Yankee Magazine websire has lots of fall foliage information if that is relevant to your trip. Do I remember correctly that you work in New England? If so, you probably already know a lot of this information.
thanks! No, I work in New york city and Greenwich, ct. I have only been to New England a few times and never for fall foliage. the foliage will be the main point of this trip. I also found the Yankee website, and used it to determine that Oct 11 appears to be the optimum time for color, at least in Mass and southern Vermont and Maine.
Here's an update from my experience there:
Got upgraded to this suite, right in front of the CL. This was a very nice room! Room 338.
The hotel valet drove us to this lovely dining spot, The Library, get a window seat, very good beef.
The Bistro Bar was highly recommended, but was way too loud, and I would not go back.
Ben was a pro when it came to making the dining enjoyable and memorable. The staff was great and the brunch was wonderful. Make sure you get reservations!
This historic place is quite a place to relax and enjoy. Have a great time!
I've been in a couple of different hotels near the Manchester, NH airport. The SHS was fine. The FFI & Suites in Hooksett was very nice. It's fairly new.
My recent stay in Gilford, NH at the TownePlace Suites was really nice. It's a newer hotel with a wonderful staff. It's north of Concord. tef6178 tipped me off to a Turkey farm restaurant in Meredith, NH. It was a short drive from the hotel.
The name of the restaurant was Harts Turkey Farm restaurant. Nothing fancy, but good food priced right. It's in Meredith, NH at the top of Lake Winnepesaukee.
And, if youre driving around the New Hamshire/Vermont areas there is a glass factory on the NH/VT border where they blow glass on sight. Best part is they have a restaurant that overlooks a waterfall. Here's the webpage for it:
There's a picture of the restaurant and the falls on the web page. We've eaten there in the past and it was always good.
Speaking of Yankee..... The Yankee Candle Co. has a GIANT store and "museum".....in South Deerfield, MA. It's just south of the Vermont border. We have visited this place a few times. I wasn't a candle person prior to my first visit, but once we walked inside, I was amazed. It's worth a stop if you have the time. Be prepared to buy lots of candles!
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