Outdoor Activities

Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, NH ~ Offering apple picking and other fruit in this picturesque orchard, with a playground and a farm stand/shop with local products (seasonal).

 

Walpole Valley Farm Events, Walpole, NH ~ Our sister business offers farm tours on Saturdays, May through October, and Movie Nights in the Barn on Thursdays throughout the summer.

 

Hooper Golf Course, Walpole, NH ~ Sitting on what was once a working farm, this 9-hole course has been rated one of the best in the world.

 

Chesterfield Gorge, Chesterfield, NH ~ Natural area offering great opportunities for hiking as you explore the footpaths along the gorge and enjoy the scenic views, which can be combined with a visit to Pisgah State Park.

 

Harlow Farm, Westminster, VT ~ Over 100 years old, this farm has been growing over 150 acres of organic crops since 1985. They grow some of the best strawberries you’ll ever have.

 

Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail, Walpole and Alstead, NH ~ An environmental and horticultural learning center, with acres of gardens and miles of trails, some of which are accessible.

 

Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH ~ A nonprofit working farm and educational center whose mission is to connect people to the land and to the role of local agriculture in their lives, offering events and programs such as maple-sugaring in the spring and Thanksgiving Farm Fare.

 

Wares Grove Beach, Spofford, NH ~ Public sand beach, located on the shores of Spofford Lake. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day with a small entrance fee.

Cold River Guide Service and Outdoor Outfitters LLCAlstead, NH ~ From beginners to experienced anglers, Mitch Harrison provides fly fishing instruction and guiding in southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont.

Vermont Canoe Touring CenterBrattleboro, VT ~ Serving southern Vermont and New Hampshire, providing self-guided canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals.

 

Area Attractions

The Vermont Country Store, Rockingham VT ~ Family-owned and operated, this specialty New England store features products that you can’t find anywhere else. 

 

Fall Foliage ~ During the month of October, our area of New Hampshire becomes ablaze with the amazing colors that fall brings. Enjoy daily excursions around the Monadnock area that lets your eyes feast on the beauty.

 

L.A. Burdick Chocolate, Walpole, NH ~ Delicious handcrafted chocolates, rich artisan pastries and gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Walpole CreameryWalpole, NH ~ Enjoy super creamy, small batch, super premium ice cream made from farm fresh milk right in Walpole. The only ice cream maker in NH that produces their own base mix from scratch, using fresh, local and all-natural ingredients.

 

Orchard Hill Breadworks, Alstead, NH ~ Not only known for their amazing sourdough breads and pastries but also their woodfired pizza nights and events. Pizza Nights are held on Tuesdays from June to August, proceeds benefit local non-profit groups.

 

Covered Bridges ~ With only 54 still in existence in New Hampshire, these distinct and iconic structures were the first type of historical structure to be protected by state law. Ten covered bridges are located within easy reach around Cheshire County.

 

The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH ~ Performance arts venue presenting exciting and diverse live events, niche independent films, and stimulating educational and outreach opportunities.

 

 Thorne-Sagendorph Art GalleryKeene, NH ~ Located at Keene State College for over 50 years, the gallery host exhibits by local, national and international artists. All exhibits, receptions and programs are free and open to the public.

Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls, VT ~ Located in the Rockingham Town Hall, this local landmark, with its distinctive 1926 six-story clock tower and classical revival architecture offers one of the largest movie screens in Vermont. Showing both live productions and new movies. A local favorite event is Classic Film Wednesday.

Green Mountain Railroad, ~ Enjoy the nostalgic experience and high-quality customer service the Wulfson family provides. while exploring southern Vermont through rail travel. Departing from Chester, VT and Burlington, VT seasonally.

 

Dining

The Hungry Diner, Walpole, NH ~ Located 5 miles from the inn, serving farm-to-table comfort food using locally sourced ingredients, including meats raised on our farm. Full service bar. Lunch & Dinner. First come, first served.

 

The Restaurant at Burdick's, Walpole, NH ~ Fine, French-Inspired dining, with international wine list and full bar. Reservations required

 

Wunderbar, Bellows Falls, VT ~ Small, eclectic restaurant fusing international flavors with local ingredients.

 

Stuart & John’s Sugar House Restaurant, Westmoreland, NH ~ Family-run since 1975, this family-friendly restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Well known for their high quality maple syrup. Visit their maple sugaring operation. Seasonal. 

 

The Gleanery, Putney, VT ~ Restaurant using under-utilized ingredients through a network of local farms to serve thoughtfully sourced, creatively prepared food. 

 

Spencer’s Place, Walpole, NH ~ American style restaurant with bar, serving a simple but delicious menu with generous portions.

 

Luca’s Mediterranean Café, Keene, NH ~ Luca’s menu is inspired by Mediterranean and Italian cuisines. They have a wonderful wine list that features wines from all around the world.

 

Stage Restaurant, Keene, NH ~ Located at the center of downtown Keene, The Stage features unique, contemporary American cuisine in a relaxing, artistic atmosphere.

 

Machina Arts, Keene, NH ~ An organic farm-to-table restaurant, craft cocktail bar, live music venue and art gallery energizing the creative economy and building community in Keene, NH.

 

Antiquing 

Colony Antiques, Keene, NH ~ Many dealers under one roof, offering something for everyone.

 

Flying Pig Antiques, Westmoreland, NH ~ Over 40 reputable antiques dealers from New England and New York.

 

The Cottage by the Brook, Westminster, VT ~ Antique, vintage, industrial, retro, home & garden décor and more.

 

Stone House Antique Center, Chester, VT ~ Featuring a multitude of antiques and collectibles. 90+ individual dealers in nearly 20,000 square feet tastefully displaying fine furniture, folk art, quilts, jewelry, ephemera, primitives, artist supplies, crafts, and collectibles of every description.

 

Shopping

Walpole Artists Coop, Walpole, NH ~ A full-time cooperative galley space, showcasing a group of local & regional artisans and fine craftspeople, with over 20 artisans, in various mediums (wood, glass, pottery, fiber, paintings, photography and more.)

 

The Village Blooms, Walpole, NH ~ Beautifully and artfully crafted floral pieces and bouquets, along with cute gifts for any occasion.

 

Walpole Grocery, Walpole, NH ~ Small specialty store with a diverse selection of locally sourced and international artisan cheeses, meats, wines and bakery items, as well as in-house prepared foods, butcher counter, seafood, deli counter and more.

 

Walpole Valley Farms Store, Walpole, NH ~ Our onsite farm store, stocked with all of our meats, local pantry items and fridge items. Open only on the weekends.

 

Downtown Keene, Main St. Keene, NH ~ Easy parking and walkable main street with shopping, dining, galleries, and more.

 

Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Keene, NH ~ Home to local artisans selling their crafts and handmade treasures such as food, wine, pottery, blown glass, wooden items, and more.

 

Toadstool Bookstore, Keene, NH ~ Book lovers won’t want to miss this wonderful bookstore with café; also in Peterborough, at Depot Square.

 

Toy City, Keene, NH ~ Toy and hobby store with items for children of all ages including an expansive game department, radio control section, and an extensive baby department.

 

Skiing

Magic Mountain, Londonderry, VT (35 miles away) This laid back yet rugged and wild ski resort has a 1500ft vertical descent down to its two summit lifts!

 

Okemo Mountain, Ludlow, VT (36 miles away) Feel right at home while enjoying impeccably groomed slopes with 121 trails and a 2,200 foot vertical drop (the highest in Vermont), on over 600 acres of skiable terrain.

 

Mount Sunapee, Newbury, NH (38 miles away) With easy access to I-89 and I-91, the resort is located on southern New Hampshire’s biggest mountain. A special place to all who visit, this family operated resort has something for everyone.

 

Mount Snow, Somerset, VT (42 miles away) One of the most recognizable ski resorts in the world, featuring many upgrades in snowmaking capabilities and all the best resort amenities - while being Vermont’s closest major resort to the Northeast’s bustling metro areas.

 

Bromley Mountain, Peru, VT (44 miles away) Family-friendly resort with terrain for all ski levels. The warm southern exposure and sun deck located at their base lodge keeps everyone in the family happy.

 

Stratton Mountain, Stratton, VT (50 miles away) This award-winning ski resort offers one of the best snow guarantees, fastest lifts in the East and a host of winter and summer events and activities.