Replies: 6 - Last Post: Feb 16, 2013 5:41 AM Last Post By: DominicKelly
Feb 15, 2013 6:28 AM
White Christmas?My wife and I are in the early phases of planning a trip to North America over the Christmas/New Year period at the end of 2013.
For us Aussies, the idea of a 'White Christmas' seems very romantic and exotic, as we normally experience the hottest time of year around Christmas - our kids have their 6 week summer vacation from late December all the way through January. I've lived in Chicago and Montreal as a kid, so I have some fond memories of the Christmas season in cold places, but my wife has never experienced anything like this...
The plan for this trip is for us be in NYC for New Year's Eve, but to actually spend Christmas somewhere it is likely to be snowing, perhaps the Catskills or maybe New Hampshire. We'd be looking to be somewhere for Christmas where they do a nice lunch or dinner and we'd have some company from locals or other travelers.
I'd be interested in any comments on suitable candidates, as per our requirements stated above.
Feb 15, 2013 11:39 AM
Feb 15, 2013 6:18 PM
2You don't mention a budget, But you did mention N.H. so here goes......
1, The White Mountains ....The Mount Washington resort
in Bretton Woods N.H.
2. Known as the Switzerland of America ......The Balsams resort
in Dixville Notch N.H.
If your are going to impress you're loved ones
then make it 1 or 2.
Feb 15, 2013 6:21 PM
Feb 15, 2013 11:11 PM
Yofletch, re suggestion #1 - someone on another forum put me onto this place in Bethlehem, NH. It looks to be exactly what we were looking for and I will see whether we can get a reservation there.
I watched practically all of Stephen Fry in America when it was on TV, but I will check out that episode as you suggest.
Feb 16, 2013 3:53 AM
Yofletch - looks like we have found a really good option near Mt Washington, NH as per your suggestion #1. Someone on another forum recommended this place
and it seems to tick all the boxes!
I'd seen most of the Stephen Fry in America episodes when they were first on TV, but I did check out Episode 1 again on youtube
Feb 16, 2013 5:41 AM
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