Gift Certificate Bonus Sale

November 19, 2016

It is that time of year again when we need to finish our Christmas or holiday shopping for those people on your list that have everything. We have got the perfect gift idea for that difficult recipient.   What about a gift of travel, or dining or maybe a spa treatments. Our gift certificates can fit that need.

Our annual gift certificate bonus sale is currently going on.  If you purchase a gift certificate between November 21, 2016 and December 21, 2016 we will give your recipient a bonus value of 20%, 25% or 30% depending on the face value of the gift certificate.   Below the various levels of our gift certificate bonuses.

$ 500 and above gift certificate —- Bonus offer of 30%
$ 300 – $499 gift certificate —- Bonus offer of 25%happy-holidays
$ 50 – $299 gift certificate —- Bonus offer of 20%

Once your guest comes for a visit with us they can use their gift certificate on their lodging stay and they will receive their bonus value to use on their dinner charges, on spa treatments or on gift shop purchases.  A great offer not to miss.

Just call our guest receptionist at 800-545-2141 and we will be happy to mail the gift certificate directly to your recipient.  We are working for you to make your shopping easy-peasy this year.

SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!

December 29, 2015

We all dread the cold of winter but there is nothing better to look out at on a winters day is a fresh coating of snow.   And it finally arrived today.   And it arrived with a bang.  With 6 ” of powder snow on the ground this morning with light snow still falling is it a good start to winter.skiing nh

The Ski Resorts are loving all this snow.  Now the skiers will begin to come.  Waterville Valley  also received 6″ of snow and has 9 trails opened and groomed.    Loon Mountain received 4-6″ of snow with 21 trails open and groomed.  Cannon Mountain has 6-7″ of snow with several trails open.     So the winter activities of skiing has begun. Bring your skis.  We have discounted lift tickets for Waterville Valley Resort for sale at the Inn.

The big local news is that Tenney Mountain Ski Resort in Plymouth New Hampshire is going to reopen after 5 years of being closed.  A new owner has purchased the property and is planning on opening this year.  This resort is so close that a perfect place for a quick few hours of skiing.  They have snow making and new chair lifts that were installed this month.  A must to check out.  With this new snow fall and their snow making  they should be open very soon.

If skiing is not your thing then we at the Manor On Golden Pond will direct you  to the activity that fits your sport.  Of course the fire is always roaring in several of our 19 wood burning fireplaces.   So check out our rates and get on up here.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Manor

October 24, 2014

Peak foliage has officially begun to wind down in the lakes region and we are shifting focus to The Holiday Season. This year’s Thanksgiving Feast will be one of epic proportions, featuring a wide array of appetizers, entrees and desserts for the fixed price of only $55 per person.  Why go to the trouble of cooking when there is surely something on the menu to please each member of your party? thanksgiving_dinner_1280x1024

Start your meal off in festive fashion with a rich bowl of sweet potato and vanilla potage, consisting of Crème Fraiche and lemon bourbon syrup.  The confit-style potted pork and winter squash raviolis are both perfect appetizers for sharing, and our creamy mushroom risotto is a house-favorite, made with parmesan cheese and perigord truffle butter.

The entrée selection features options for every preference. If a traditional turkey dinner is what you wish, our classic plate is carved and prepared with sausage dressing, russet potato puree, cranberry relish and green beans with crispy shallots. A seitan “turkey” with meatless gravy will be available as a vegetarian option.  Other entrees include a ‘turducken’ (turkey, duck and chicken in a roulade), a grilled boneless pork chop, smoke-roasted prime rib and lobster-stuffed fillet of Pollock – all with the customary fixings and complimented by our world-renowned wine list and full bar selection.

Everyone knows that no holiday feast is complete without pie, and we’re offering a trio this year – miniature pumpkin, pecan and Dutch apple – served with whipped cream, dark chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.  Our chef has also put a ‘triple chocolate’ spin on classic bread pudding and added a holiday touch to the sorbet trio with vanilla brown sugar, cranberry sage and mulled cider flavors available.

We are taking Thankgiving decorationsreservations now with seating times available between 3:30 and 5 pm on the half hour. Please note that we will not be accepting Restaurant.Com gift certificates on this occasion. Each dinner comprises one appetizer, a house salad, one entrée and one dessert. Come relax by the fire, gaze out at the lake and mountains and leave the preparation and cleanup to us!

MAKE THE MOST OF THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER WITH AN ALL INCLUSIVE MANOR ON GOLDEN POND PACKAGE DEAL

September 7, 2014

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a warmer than average fall season with below average precipitation, which translates into near perfect conditions for enjoying everything New Hampshire has to offer during the upcoming annual burst of foliage.Manor-Exterior (4)

As the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler we undoubtedly find ourselves looking forward to one of the state’s most spectacular seasons. We must admit though, that we are not entirely ready to say goodbye to summer. In fact, the overlap in season provides guests with the opportunity to pick and choose from some of our most lavish deals.

From now through September 25th we continue to offer a 20% discount on any 2 night stay in one of our classic, suite, Jacuzzi or fireplace rooms. On October 13th   the tour boats of the Squam Lake’s  Natural Science Center will officially dock for the season, which leaves ample time to take advantage of a complimentary cruise by reserving one of our popular “On Golden Pond” Packages .If dry land is more to your liking, book a Stay and Play Golf Package and enjoy one round of golf for two people with a cart at Owl’s Nest Resort, as well as two signature messages and a welcoming bottle of champagne in The Manor’s Season’s Spa. Both of these packages also include a picnic lunch, dinner for 2 on one night of your stay, a full country breakfast each morning and afternoon tea.

There are still plenty of warm, sunny days ahead of us before the official fall equinox on September 23rd. The mid-summer masses may have departed, but warm weather activities are still in full swing, making this the ideal time to experience The Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Wine Dinner Series for 2014 at the Manor On Golden Pond

January 19, 2014

Once again The Manor on Golden Pond is teaming up with the Boston Wine School for our wine dinner series for 2014 to expand guests’ wine knowledge and please their palates.

The Wine Dinner will feature a wine class, led by Jonathon Alsop, founder of the Boston Wine School and accomplished teacher, author and wine writer. Following the class will be a delectable three-course wine pairing dinner, prepared by Manor Executive Chef Peter Sheedy.

The event  is from 6:30 to 9:30.  The evening will begin with an hour long wine tasting class where Alsop will share his wine knowledge while guests sample 4 different wines.  The evening will finish with a 3-course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef Sheedy accompanied by 3 different wines.  Each class will focus on wines from various regions of the world.  Below is our 2014 class schedule

Each course will be paired with a complementing wine. Vegetarian options will be available but should be requested in advance. All wines will be selected from the award winning wine cellar at the Manor On Golden Pond.

The cost is $115 per person, which includes the wine class, dinner, gratuity and taxes. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited.

Any guests wishing to stay at the Manor will receive a 30% discount off of the inn’s regular  best available rates, but rooms need to be booked in advance.

 Reservations for the Wine Dinner and accommodations can be made by calling (603) 968-3348 or (800) 545-2141.


Check out the website for complete menus and details

Hiddens Gems of New England Wine Tasting Dinner

October 27, 2013

logoThe Manor on Golden Pond is teaming up with the Boston Wine School on Novemeber 9, 2013 to expand guests’ wine knowledge and please their palates.

The Wine Dinner will feature a wine class, led by Jonathon Alsop, founder of the Boston Wine School and accomplished teacher, author and wine writer. Following the class will be a delectable five-course wine pairing dinner, prepared by Manor Executive Chef Peter Sheedy.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. with Hors d’oeuvres and canapés paired with NV Gloria Ferrer Brut. At 7 p.m., Alsop will begin the wine class, sharing his wine knowledge while guests sample three different wines.

Following the class, guests will enjoy a five-course dinner.

 

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Roasted pumpkin soup with red curry and coconut cream;

Smoked mussels with brown butter and crispy shallots;

Arugula salad simply dressed with lemon and oil, with candied pumpkin seeds, zante currants & a warm goat cheese crouton;

Pan-roasted chicken statler breast with potato puree, roasted root vegetables and a maple mustard sauce;

Heirloom apple buckle with vanilla sauce and a cranberry and ginger compote.

Each course will be paired with a complementing wine. Vegetarian options will be available but should be requested in advance.   All wines will be selected from the award winning wine cellar at the Manor On Golden Pond.

The cost is $115 per person, which includes the wine class, dinner, gratuity and taxes. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Any guests wishing to stay at the Manor will receive a 30% discount off of the inn’s regular winter best available rates, but rooms need to be booked in advance. Reservations for the Wine Dinner and accommodations can be made by calling (603) 968-3348 or (800) 545-2141.

The Red Chair has arrived at the Manor On Golden Pond

September 14, 2012

The Red Chair Makes Journey Across New England

Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon

Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and B&B throughout New England.  It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among New England innkeepers, and soon the chair is making its way to Holderness and the Manor on Golden Pond.  Look for innkeepers shooting images of the Red Chair at the Manor on Golden Pond.  

 

Throughout the spring, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of Cape Cod to the other. Follow the Red Chair’s travels on www.RedChairTravels.com where inspiring photos of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands.  Throughout late summer and fall photos and stories from the Red Chair’s journey to Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut will be added to the website as they are captured.

 

It all started last winter with a single image.  Woods Hole Inn innkeeper Beth Colt posted a picture on Facebook of her simple red chair perched on the ice behind her house and watched her page light up with “likes.”  The picture was shared on the Facebook page of Julie Ann Cromer, a photographer from Santa Barbara, CA, who was inspired by the image to visit the Woods Hole Inn. Julie’s visit resulted in a beautiful photo of the chair on Nobska Beach now hanging at the Woods Hole Inn.  Colt blogged about the chair and soon interested fans were asking for more.  This inspired Colt to share the chair with other innkeepers, sending it on a journey through towns and villages throughout Cape Cod last spring.  As innkeepers all over the Cape were inspired by the chair it has taken on a personality of its own. 

 

Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop. Look for tales of the Red Chair’s travels to the Manor on Golden Pond on https://manorongoldenpond.wordpress.com/#.

 

For a compilation of these blogs, visit http://www.redchairtravels.com/blog.html. For a complete view of Red Chair photos, visit http://www.redchairtravels.com/red-chair-photos.html and get ready to be inspired. Stay updated at www.redchairtravels.com

 

Come See the play “On Golden Pond” in New Hampshire

July 14, 2012

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Fun Facts about Loons

April 22, 2012

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Here are some fun facts about our beloved Loons that grace  Squam Lake in New Hampshire during the summer months and allow us into their world for a short time.

  • Loons      were thought to mate for life. However, banding loons to allow the      identification of individuals has shown that loons will sometimes switch      mates after a failed nesting attempt, sometimes even in the same breeding      season. Courtship and mating are a quiet time, with the pair swimming and      making short dives together. Eventually, the male leads the female to a      suitable spot on land to mate. Nest building then begins on Squam Lake in      the Lakes Region of New Hampshire
  • Loons      have busy lives. They spend a good portion of their day preening to keep      their feathers looking good. They squeeze oil from a gland at the base of      their tail onto their bill and draw their feathers through their bill. The      oiled feathers provide a degree of waterproofing and ensure a loon’s      buoyancy. The remainder of their day is spent caring for their young,      resting and hunting/eating
  • Loons      are generally solitary birds. However, they will sometimes gather for      short periods in small groups of up to 20 birds in late summer and fall.
  • Loons      can live for 30 years or more
  • Because      their bodies are heavy relative to their wing size, loons need a 100- to      600-foot “runway” in order to take off from a lake
  • The      common loon has four calls. The tremolo, which sounds a bit like maniacal      laughter, is an aggressive call. The wail is a long, drawn-out sound. The      hoot, a shorter call, is used to communicate among parents and young. The      yodel is sounded by male loons guarding their territory.
  • Unlike      most birds, the loon has solid bones which give it more weight and reduce      its buoyancy, making it easier to dive under the water.
  • Named      for their clumsy, awkward appearance when walking on land

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Come and enjoy a tour of Squam lake in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire with the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and experience the Loons world.  The Manor On Golden Pond can make those reservations for you to take a step back in time to a more peaceful setting.

“On Golden Pond” Returns Home

June 3, 2011

In the sleepy hamlet of Holderness, New Hampshire exists an assembly of inspiring
activities for travelers of all ages seeking the peace and solitude of the
lakes and mountains but wanting to explore the local opportunities for culture
and amusement as well.

Escaping from whatever civilization, the splendor of Squam Lake and the White Mountains,
the starry night skies, the haunting cry of the loons, and the possibility of
spotting the elusive moose are among the more ‘wild’ experiences that can be
encountered in and around Holderness. But there are also civilized prospects
for entertainment in town as well. In addition to fine dining
offered at The Manor on Golden Pond with a 4-diamond restaurant and touring the
Squam Lakes Science Center to get up close to native
flora and fauna, there is theater. The Little Church Theater
located right in the small town of Holderness.

The Little Church Theater started out as a small Catholic Chapel at the turn of the
century owned by the Manchester Diocese called the Sacred Heart Chapel. As a
chapel, it was an active participant in the local community with many
participants arriving to its docks on Squam Lake by ferry.

Today the little building stands, still with its pews, hosting a schedule of creative
theater endeavors. This summer season kicks off with a play very familiar to
many of the local residents but also having international fame. The production
of On Golden Pond begins on June 21 and will be directed by Ernest Thompson who wrote the
original screenplay of the movie On Golden Pond so loved the world
over.  With much of the original movie,starring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn shot locally, this is as
much a homecoming for the director as the audience.

On Golden Pond will run for two weeks following its June 21 opening and then close the eighth performance season for
The Little Church Theater with two more weeks the last of August. A wonderful
storyline in an intimate setting located at the foot of the White Mountains in
a little chapel. What cultural event could be more inspiring?