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DSCN2718COLD WINTER’S NIGHT  with Maple Taps in Sight!

While spring should be right around the corner, the heavy snow around us belies that reality. Last year, in February, the taps were set. Now we look for a window of warmth to accompany the cold nights indicating that the sap will flow soon!

Meanwhile it is perfect weather for cross country skiing and snow shoes! Our recent guests have delighted to the trails around Fitzwilliam and the area. Skiers relish the later season.

This is  also a great time to release the skater in you as there are several good skating venues in the Monadnock area. In Fitzwilliam we have a small rink maintained by the town that is free; Keene has two rinks, one at the Cheshire Fairgrounds and one downtown. Windblown nordic ski area also  has skating on their pond. Sledders take delight in their rides down our Fitzwilliam slope or go further afield to Granite Gorge where they may also enjoy snow tubing! Granite Gorge in Keene is in full swing with amazing tubing slopes as well! …This is a great time to visit Southwest NH for winter sports or just to seek a quiet space to hunker down and read or to browse the many area antique shops.

Throughout March, stay one night and get the second night for 10% off for a couple. Fitzwilliam Furniture/Covey House now open for shopping. Experience this good old fashioned winter :skier s :(Windblown, Granite Gorge, Wachusett, Crotched Mountain), skater (Cheshire Fair Grounds and Keene), Snowmobiler (Rails to trails), hiker: Monadnock region; walker,(Fitzwilliam Trails) , sledder: Fitzwilliam Community Hill, or respite seeker, lover, reader…there is something for all here… So many delicious restaurants to visit, Sunflowers, Piedra Fina (new Latin) the Pearl, Nicola’s, Lucas, plus music and outdoor venue down the road from the Ashburn House in Fitzwilliam… visit Cathedral of the Pines..10 min from the village….climb Gap, Grand Monadnock or Little Monadnock or just take a stroll around town. …..spend a night or the weekend at the Ashburn House and experience the relaxation of a New Hampshire winter.

Bolshoi Ballet: on screen: Romeo and Juliet: March 8; Ivan the Terrible: April 19; Peterborough Players

March 22: Of Mice and Men; The Hard Problem: May 3; Man + Superman: May 11  National Theater Live:Peterborough

April 16-18 : MONIFF (Monadnock International Film Festival) Get your passes for this third annual event with

enticing restaurant combinations….

Keene Farmers Market..second Saturday of each monthi beginning January 31