Things to See and Do in New Hampshire – The Inn to Inn Cookie Tour

Covered Bridge InnIf you are looking for a quick, relaxing getaway before the flurry of December holidays start, the Inn to Inn Cookie tour hosted by the Country Inns in the White Mountains on December 8-9, 2012 is a great way to relax and unwind. I attended the event several years ago and it was a great way to get in the holiday spirit.

The 16th Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour will be held from 11 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday will include 12 participating inns and bed and breakfasts. In the self-guided tour, you can sample cookies at each inn, as well as view their specially decorated Christmas tree. You’ll also take home for recipes for each of the signature cookies. No inn is more than 15 minutes from another (and most are much closer), and you can take your time visiting each one on your own schedule over the two days.

When we attended two years ago, we started our weekend at the Covered Bridge House where we were hosted for two nights. It’s such a welcoming inn, and its central location is great for the cookie tour. On Saturday night, the 1785 Inn hosted us for a delicious dinner. The food was outstanding – and I’d definitely recommend that couples visiting the North Conway area dine there (unfortunately, it isn’t really kid friendly). We also visited the Settler’s Green Outlet Shopping area to do some holiday shopping – it’s always great to shop in tax-free New Hampshire.

If you go:
If possible, spread out your visits to the 12 inns over the two days. It’s too difficult to see and enjoy everything all in one day.

This is a guest post by Jodi Grundig of Family Travel Magazine. Photos are courtesy of Jodi Grundig.

Disclosure: We were given free tickets to the Cookie Tour, two night’s stay at the Covered Bridge House, and dinner at the 1785 Inn.

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