WHEN: December 10th – 11th,
TIME: 11am – 4pm
Popular Mt Washington Valley, NH Inn to Inn holiday cookie tour will offer holiday decorating ideas & trees, recipe cards, collectors ornaments, prizes plus plenty of sweet treats.
“C” is not only for Christmas but also for cookies, candy, collectors’ ornaments and cards with recipes this holiday season in Mt. Washington Valley. When innkeepers from the Country Inns in the White Mountains wish their guests sweet dreams on the second weekend in December they can guarantee that visions of sugar plums, holiday cookies and beautifully decorated trees will dance in their heads. December 10-11, 2011 is the weekend the Country Inns in the White Mountains assure holiday revelers the ultimate in sweet dreams at the 15th Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour® held from 11 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Participants will not only tour inns decked in all their holiday finery offering signature decorations, holiday cookies and candies, but this year they will also view beautifully decorated trees created by local businesses in honor of their favorite nonprofit organization. With a “Let It Snow” theme, collector’s brass snowflake ornaments and recipe collections from each inn will round out the opportunities for tour goers. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of this event, a cookbook collection of recipes from all 15 years of cookie tours will be given to overnight guests taking advantage of the Cookie Tour package. Chosen by editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “The Best Sugar High”, here’s one chance to participate in the ultimate cookie walk.
Each of the twelve inns on the 15th Annual Inn to Inn Cookie & Candy Tour will feature original holiday cookies and candies, along with exquisite decorations offering tour goers the bonus of taking home holiday decorating ideas as well as scrumptious cookie and candy recipes for themselves. The participating inns have developed original recipes for everything from sweet to savory holiday treats, with each inn featuring a new recipe for this year’s tour. Additionally, tour participants visiting all 12 properties will receive a keepsake brass snowflake ornament, intended to be the sixth in a collection of Cookie Tour ornaments to be distributed in years hereafter. This year, local businesses will be recruited to create and sponsor decorated trees. Participating businesses will either internally create the themed trees or recruit artists or school groups to create them. Tour goers will then vote for their favorite, and the winning tree will receive $300, $200 or $100 donations for the non-profit organization to which the tree is dedicated. The tour stretches from Harts Location, to Chocorua, NH, with twelve inns opening their doors to those in search of fabulous holiday treats, recipes and decorating ideas. No inn is more than fifteen minutes from the next, with many much closer. Additionally, this year two businesses have joined in the tour. Enjoy samples of cookies and candy from Grammy Gordon’s Bakery and White Mountain Café.
Each participating inn will offer a Cookie Tour package.
Packages will include: Two nights accommodations, Breakfast each morning, two Cookie Tour tickets (a $54 value), Best of 15 Years Cookie Tour Cookbook, Discount voucher for Valley Originals 23 Restaurants (Buy one entrée and the second of equal or lesser value is 50% off ), VIP pass for Settlers Green Shopping Outlets, Grand Prize – A chance to win a grand prize valued at over $1000 of gifts and prizes donated from Country Inns in the White Mountains, Basket Creations, Applebee’s, Solar Fun 2010, Inn at Ellis River, Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Settlers’ Green Outlet Village,White Mountain Café and Jewelry Store. Some inns have added dinners to their packages. For a complete list of cookie tour packages: http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com/holiday_cookie_tour_packages.htm
Tour tickets are available in advance by reserving a lodging package from participating inns and this is the best way to secure a ticket for a weekend of cookie, candy and holiday tree fun. Those not wishing to reserve an overnight package may purchase tickets December 1-6, 2011 for $27 per person by calling 800-338-1356 or 603-356-2642. Tickets reserved by phone will be available for pick up at designated pick up locations. Tickets are limited. Any unreserved tickets will be sold for $27 per person on the day of the event at the 1785 Inn, Notchland Inn and Riverbend Inn. Those interested in booking the Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour package may make reservations at the inn of their choice. To learn more about the tour and the inns’ lodging packages, call 800-338-1356 or 603-356-2642.