Good morning! I am officially on vacation. Well, not really vacation, but I’m not working :). Luke and I did take a little getaway to the White Mountains over the weekend though. We stayed at the Adair Inn in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. It is the nicest and most adorable bed and breakfast we’ve ever been to (it was our second visit there).
The innkeeper upgraded us to a suite and it was very luxurious. Our room even had a heart shaped soaking tub!
The bed and breakfast is set on a huge estate with acres and acres of beautiful landscaping and trails. Everything is just gorgeous!
Everywhere you turn there are beautiful flowers, ponds and gardens!
We spent a good amount of time relaxing at the inn and enjoying delicious food, and the rest of the time we spent hiking. On Sunday we hiked up Bald Mountain.
It was a beautiful but windy day!
On Monday, it was even more beautiful out and we hiked to Ripley Falls.
We had such a great time hiking! When we came back from our hike on Sunday afternoon, we found homemade cheesecake waiting for us at the bed and breakfast. What a treat!
We then relaxed for a bit followed by a delicious dinner at the Adair. We sat on the patio and had a gorgeous view of the gardens and mountains.
Dinner started with a complimentary hourderve, or amuse-bouche, from the chef.
For an appetizer, I had the Smoked Chicken Crepes and Luke had the Adair Antipasto. Both were delicious, but my crepes were the best!
In between courses, the chef served a lemon sorbet. It was nice and refreshing!
For our entrees, I had the roast lamb loin and Luke had the vegetarian plate. Both were quite tasty, but Luke’s plate had so many unique foods like a grilled vegetable strudel and herb spaetzle tossed with truffle oil, which made his entree a bit more fun!
As you can imagine, we had no room for dessert, but the chef finished our dinner off with complementary chocolate truffles. Yum!
After our amazing dinner, we had a mission. Moose hunting! I have been trying to find a moose in New Hampshire for two years now with no success, so we wanted to give it one last try before we move to Texas. This was our fourth time actively looking (ie. going out at dusk and driving around for hours in the forest!). We followed a local’s advice and sat at place where moose “come every night” for over an hour. This is all we saw.
I am officially convinced that moose do not exist in New Hampshire. Those road signs are for nothing! Luckily, we returned to our room to find delicious cookies on our bed (part of the nightly turn down service) :). Way to cheer me up! It’s little things like this that make the Adair Inn so nice!
We then shared our last bottle of Virginia wine, a 2008 Keswick Vineyards Norton. It is my absolute favorite red wine and I’ve been aging this bottle for three years. It was just as delicious as I remembered. If you’ve never tried a Norton, you should! They have a really unique, spicy flavor that I adore. Unfortunately, this vineyard no longer sells Nortons. It was a bittersweet last sip knowing I can’t get any more!
The following morning, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast before we checked out. It started off with homemade granola and local yogurt.
We then enjoyed fresh fruit, followed by the Adair’s famous giant popovers!
The main course (yes, there was more!) was cinnamon amaretto french toast.
We left satiated and stuffed. It was the perfect weekend getaway! I’m off to begin packing… I’ll be back tomorrow with a WIAW post – catch ya then!