The place we call home, the Upper Valley, is rich with art, performance, food, natural beauty, and opportunities for relaxation.
Stroll around the grounds at nearby Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.
Just down the river — the Connecticut River, that is — Northstar Canoe & Kayak Rentals is ready to set you up with paddles for a waterborne adventure. Guests who’d rather climb a mountain will find an almost endless range of local hikes, state parks and natural areas to enjoy.
Hungry? The valley is rich with food producers. Drop in on Vermont Farmstead Cheese for some yummy samples, or take a class at King Arthur Flour. Both are just a short drive away. Beer lovers can take a tour at Harpoon Brewery, then relax with a pint next to their outdoor fire pit (or even sample the spirits at SILO Vodka, our newest distillery, just across the parking lot from Harpoon).
When evening falls, live music abounds. The Claremont Opera House, the Lebanon Opera House, Opera North, and Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts — all within 30 minutes’ drive — host first-class plays, concerts, performances and operas.
And if kicking back is more your style, Strong House Spa has a full- menu of services for you to get your “melt” on.