Treats and sweet ideas
Welcoming guests with a nibble and a warm drink is a New England tradition that goes hand-in-mitten with Christmas. Innkeepers know that to spread holiday cheer in a way guaranteed to make guests, family, and friends smile, it's best to ply them with home-baked goodies.
New Hampshire's Country Inns in the White Mountains Inn to Inn Christmas Cookie and Candy Tour, Dec. 12-13, is an opportunity to nibble your way through the Mount Washington Valley, from Chocorua to Hart's Location, and tour 15 inns, each wrapped up for the season like holiday presents. Not only do you tour and taste on this self-guided tour, you'll also pick up decorating ideas, view displays of handmade gingerbread sculptures, and receive recipe cards from each inn. All participants will receive a brass ornament. Many inns offer packages built around this event, but individual tickets are $27. Advance reservations are recommended.