Our house was so quiet after the kids all left. I tend to get all sad and weepy at that point, so this year I booked a stay out of town to stave off the crazies. We live near the ocean and decided that a trip to the mountains was just the change we needed, and that meant staying at the Adair Country Inn located in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. This was our second stay - I blogged about the first here. It's nice to explore new places, but it's also fun to return to favorite haunts.
Dorothy Adair Hogan
Mrs. Adair's hat collection decorates the upstairs landing and many of the rooms. The landing library is pretty sweet, too.
The house is all that you'd expect from an old, well -loved and preserved estate.
The hosts, Barry and Kimberly Hunter are the perfect blend of friendly, helpful, funny and not intrusive. We felt welcome from the minute we entered the door.
The restaurant at the Adair is outstanding. We had dinner and breakfast there. Dinner was superb - I had the most delicious mushroom ragout over crisp polenta squares and was too busy enjoying it to take pictures! Breakfast is my favorite, though, because of these:
And the grounds - 400 acres of beautiful trails and gardens.
I'm not a fan of spiders, but I'm fascinated by their webs. I caught this one decorated with all that morning mist.
The Captain, consulting the map of the grounds. Silly me - I thought we should just follow the big red arrow !
Love the little fern's shadow.
Crazy melt-down averted - mission accomplished.