New Hampshire/Southern Maine mini-vacation ideas?

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@EmieBee4:  I love Ogunquit but it’s close to Kittery so you might be sick of it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@EmieBee4:  I’m not sure what’s open in January … I think the Admirals’ Inn is open year round and it is supposed to be nice there and it is walking distance to the restaurants and such.  The place I usually stay is closed for the winter.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

How about Portland Maine.  Lots of restaurants, shopping, brewery tours and night life.  Stay at Portland  Hilton Garden Inn, Portland Regency, Marriott all withing walking distance of Old Port.  

 

we have stayed in Ogunquit at many places.  This past summer we stayed at the Nellie Littlefield House Close to downtown area and I beleive it is open year round.   

 

Portsmouth happens to be one of our favorite places for weekend get aways. Since you are from the area, maybe a weekend at the Wentworth.  It’s a beautiful hotel.  

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@beccab107:  Good call – I love Portsmouth too!  Wentworth is gorgeous.  Now I want to go there for a weekend 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First, I have to say I LOVE your hometown / area (Portsmouth & Kittery)… Mr TTR & I have been several times.

Lol, nice problem to have… as Maine, NH (and Vermont) have such GORGEOUS countryside / hidden gems

* Freeport has a lot of nice shopping being LL Bean’s HQ and various Outlet Malls.  And there are some decent Hotels in the area (and at various price points).  Last time we were in town we had a good feed at Buck’s Naked BBQ

* We’ve been to Kennebunkport & Ogunquit too… and we like them both, but that was in the Summertime.  Not sure how they’d hold up in the Winter.

Favourite spots in NH (beyond Portsmouth, which we LOVE) have included:

* The Lake Winnipeauskee area is also BEAUTIFUL… a good destination Spring thru Fall (not sure what is happening there in the winter)

* North Conway is good year round.  Again lots of Outlet Shopping.  And a good assortment of Hotels.

Have stayed other places in NH as well… but not in Winter.

Have you considered Vermont ?

The Waterbury / Stowe / Smugglers Notch area is quite nice in Winter.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@EmieBee4:  Ski season is nutty.  I did stay in downtown Burlington in December one year and the hotel (I think it was the Marriott) was nice and not pricey at all.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@EmieBee4:  There is a hotel in Marshfield, Vermont, which is really pretty nice.  My husband and I were there in October.  We were close to a lot of great beer places…but if you’re not into beer, I wouldn’t go there.  Here’s the link: http://www.marshfieldinn.com/  It’s about an hour from Burlington, too…but I don’t know about northern Vermont in the winter!

Portland is always a good time, too.  

 

Also did you go to PHS?  

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @EmieBee4:  True…. anywhere around Ski Country is going to probably be higher for the long weekend

So lets see if I got this right… 3 Nights (Jan 17th, 18th & 19th) Accommodations and for a total of about $ 400 – $ 450

Food & entertainment extra ?

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We stay in the N Conway area A LOT and often rent little cabins/houses for cheaper than hotels. Search homeaway.net.

 

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