At the beginning of May we decided that we just needed to get away. We booked a room at the comfy little bed and breakfast called The Cabernet Inn.
3552 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
Because we went during the off season, it was a little bit cheaper than it is in the Summer. It was also much less busy than it is during the Summer. This is good for two reasons, 1. it saves us money and 2. we pretty much had run of the house, which was amazing. We stayed in a premium room. The Cabernet Inn has many different types of rooms, which are listed on the website. The premium room was huge. It included your own bathroom, a queen size bed, a jacuzzi!
And a gas fire stove!
It was a beautiful room. It also had an entrance from the outside parking lot, so we didn't have to walk through the entire house if we didn't want to.
The Cabernet Inn is absolutely beautiful. I am so so glad that we chose this small little B and B. Not just because of the beauty, quaintness, and homey feeling of the place Inn, but also for the SNACKS and the BREAKFAST!
Everyday at 3PM, the innkeepers, Jessica and Bruce, make a snack. When we first got to the Inn, we indulged in a delicious snack of white chocolate covered pretzels. WHOA!
They were AMAZING! That is all I can say about these.They are huge pretzels with the tops covered in think white chocolate (obviously you can see that) they are OUTSTANDING. I had two.
After settling into our room we decided that we would go exploring a little bit. We got in the car and drove about 400 hundred feet to find this:
MT. WASHINGTON! It was literally in our backyard and it was BEAUTIFUL! If it hadn't been May 1st we would have gone to the top of it. But, because it the auto road was closed, we will have to save that for another day.
In our travels through the center of North Conway I had picked up a dining guide. This was the most helpful thing in the world!
When we got to North Conway we were starving. On our way to the Cabernet Inn we stopped at a little restaurant called The 1790 Homestead Restaurant.
It was a small little restaurant that used to be a farmhouse.
Location: 1921 White Mountain Highway,
North Conway, NH 03860
It was very good. Very Good.
When you walk into The Homestead Restaurant you are greeted by a host who escorts you to your seat. The dinning area is a lot bigger than I thought it would be for an old farmhouse.
The picture doesn't really do it justice.
We started with WATER! Mostly because it was free. Plus, I love water with lemon.
My boyfriend ordered The Amos Barn Burger. It came with bacon, cheese and pepperchini's. He ordered it medium and it came medium. I tried it, it was delicious!
I ordered a Cajun chicken sandwich. It came with lettuce, tomato, cheese, a bacon. It had really wonderful flavor. It came with french fries which were very good and crispy. They served it with sour cream. I LOVE sour cream on my french fries.
While we waited for our meal we also got a bowl of homemade chips.
After discovering that Mt. Washington was in our backyard, we decided we were hungry again. In the dinning guide we found a place that was about 15 minutes away called Tuckerman's Restaurant and Tavern. It is named after the tuckerman ravine on Mt. Washington.
The restaurant is located at 336 Rt. 16A, Intervale, NH.
I heard a rumor that people ski down this... but I am not sure how true that is.
When we drove in, the place was PACKED. I think there was only one spot open in the parking lot, and there were people sitting outside. This was good because it was the first GORGEOUS weekend we had had all year (this was before the rain that lasted for 4957203 days). We, however, sat inside.
The restaurant was attached to The New England Inn.
At Tuckerman's we were greeted and seated. It was at this restaurant that I had the BEST BEER I HAVE HAD IN A WHILE! Naturally it was my favorite beer seeing as how it was a seasonal, special limited release. Meaning I have NO IDEA where to get a 6 pack or a 95208532909 pack of it.
Is was called Rustic Saison and it is made by Samuel Adams. It is considered a blonde beer and has a fruity taste to it and it is AMAZING. If you have never had it, and you can find it than get it. Trust me, you won't regret it. AND IF you do find it here in southern Maine than let me know, because I will be buying out the entire store. It is by far my favorite as of right now.
I also helped myself to coffee and an AMAZING blueberry muffin when I first cam upstairs.
It was in Crawford Notch in the White Mountains that we decided to hike the Arethusa Falls Trail where we saw this:
This is Arethusa Falls, a 175 foot waterfall located in Crawford Notch in the White mountains. It was GORGEOUS.
Twelve Chipotle Citrus
I bet you have never had chipotle citrus wings before. Because you haven't I am going to tell you, you are MISSING OUT! They had a sweet, spicy, smoky, chipotle flavor and they were wonderful! The other wings were good too. But nothing like the chipotle citrus.
We also ordered sweet potato fries. They were very good, pretty much your typical sweet potato fries.
This is the inside of Almost there. If you can see the biker gang sitting at the table on the other side of the pool table, that should give you an idea of the type of place it was. There was one waitress/bartender and she was WONDERFUL! I wish I could remember he name. She was busy, but she was ON TOP OF EVERYTHING. She did a very very good job and got the tip that the waitress from tuckerman's!
It was OUTSTANDING! It contained red peppers, green peppers, cheese, onions, and ham...OHHH MY!
Another cool thing that I want to mention is the syrup dispenser. Weird I know. But I am a fairly simple-minded person and small things amuse me and I think I want to buy one of these awesome syrup dispensers.
It was VERY COOL! you pick it up by the handle, place it over your food, push the button on top and the syrup comes out the bottom! then you place it back in the glass holder so it doesn't leak all over the place! Awesome!
And, as a pre-breakfast snack, Jessica made homemade banana bread. It was OUTSTANDING! It wasn't dry, it was just right! I think I had three pieces.
Our trip to North Conway was just what we needed after a LONG week. Bruce and Jessica, The innkeepers at The Cabernet Inn were probably two of the nicest people I have ever met in my entire life. They are very genuine and very nice. They are really really good at what they do and Jessica can cook some outstanding breakfast!
When we left that morning Jessica sent us home with four homemade truffles. Two blueberry and Two Orange Cream. WHOA! they were amazing!
If you ever decide that you need to get away, than book at THE CABERNET INN! you will not be disappointed! I promise!