Posted on December 30th, 2011 No comments
On the second weekend of every December, this lakeside village becomes home to an extended family that has been gathering in Meredith for nearly 30 years and began staying at The Inn at Mill Falls the very first year the doors opened. Since then, the extended Hinchey/Smith/Burbine family has continued to meet at the Inns for their annual Christmas get-together, marking 25 years this December. They say they wouldn’t think of doing it any other way.
When Laura Hinchey moved to Meredith from Rhode Island in the early 1980s, she became the catalyst for the family’s regular treks to the New Hampshire Lakes Region. In the beginning, the group was small enough to stay at Laura’s home, but every year, the party got “bigger and bigger and bigger,” so when the first Mill Falls Inn opened in 1985, they booked some rooms there.
Most of the sisters, cousins, uncles, grandparents, nieces, and grandchildren travel from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Laura’s home state of Rhode Island, and the group now varies in size from about 45 to about 55 family members each year. Of course, some years there are new babies, and sometimes others can’t make it. “My grandmother came for years and years,” says Laura. “We lost her two years ago at the age of 102, but she did make it for her 100th birthday. We have quite an age spread as well. This year, the youngest one here was my great niece, her name is Sophie, and she’s just 2 months, and the oldest was my mother, who celebrated her 75th birthday that weekend.”
Posted on June 30th, 2010 No comments
There’s a new kid in town—The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls have added another cottage to their family of Inns to offer unique accommodations for your family!
Imagine staying in your own private cottage right on Lake Winnipesaukee, where you and your family or friends can share a summer “camp” experience while enjoying all the services and amenities of the Inns in quaint Meredith, NH. Lake Shore Cottage has been open for a couple weeks now, and guests are raving about the spectacular view and the cozy, comfortable atmosphere.
Lake Shore Cottage is next door to Church Landing and features two bedrooms, a living room with a sofa bed and fireplace, a full kitchen, dining area, a sun deck and screened-in porch overlooking the lake, a carport, and a boat dock. Located within a short walking distance to all the shops and restaurants of Meredith, this is the perfect spot to hold a relaxing family getaway or a reunion of close friends!
As with any guest room in the hotel, the cottage is tied into all of the Inns services, including phone, complimentary WIFI, cable TV, continental breakfast, pool, beaches, fitness center, and much more. Lake Shore Cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests, and its affordable rates start at $409 per night, with a 10% discount for five or six nights, and a 20% discount for seven or more nights.
The Inns will soon launch a 25th Anniversary Trivia Hunt that guests can solve and then enter a drawing for chance to win a Great Indoors Package at Lake Shore Cottage this winter. A combination trivia contest and scavenger hunt, this fun game is something the whole family can do together while strolling around the village, and the grand prize can’t be beat! Stay tuned for more details as the challenge unfolds…
Whether you go out or stay in, you are sure to have an unforgettable vacation at Lake Shore Cottage. Try something new this summer! For more information, call the Inns at 800-622-6455.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
Posted on March 17th, 2010 2 comments
Back in the mid-1980s, The Inn at Mill Falls opened its doors and began its journey to help transform the sleepy town of Meredith from a run-down mill town into a revitalized and successful resort village, all while maintaining the charm and character of this old New England lakeside destination. To celebrate this remarkable achievement, the Inns and Spa at Mill Falls is thanking its friends and guests, who helped make it all possible, by giving away four fabulous 25th anniversary packages over the course of this year.
Each Great Anniversary Giveaway package will include a two-night stay at the Inn with breakfast each morning at the Waterfall Café. Also included in the package will be over $175 worth of gift cards for the shops and restaurants at the Mill Falls Marketplace. The first drawing is taking place in March, so if you haven’t entered yet, now is the time!
Posted on December 30th, 2009 No comments
Get ready for a very special New Year’s holiday on the lake—The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls will be turning 25 this coming year, and they are throwing a big party to celebrate! The resort is hosting a New Year’s Silver Celebration Gala in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing, which promises to be spectacular!
The lucky guests will arrive to a champagne and strawberries reception in the lobby and a chance to mingle amid the sound of live piano music in the Oval Room. The party continues in the Ballroom, where a beautiful gourmet dinner will be served. Five plated courses, from Hors D’Oeuvres to decadent dessert, will be prepared by the Lakehouse Grille and accompanied by a champagne toast. Dancing into the wee hours is expected, with energetic live music performed by Center Stage.
Outside, folks will be able to enjoy the festive holiday lights adorning Meredith while taking a Horse & Buggy ride around the village. And at 10:30, everyone in town will be watching the breathtaking fireworks display over Meredith Bay!
The Ballroom Gala has already sold out, but you may still be able to find a table at Lakehouse Grille, where one can luxuriate in a fine, candlelight dinner with a view of Lake Winnipesaukee. The restaurant does not take reservations, but will put your name on the list with call-ahead seating that night, so plan to arrive early and relax with a beverage by the fireplace before dinner.
Congratulations to The Mill Falls Resort, and Happy New Year to all!
Posted on December 28th, 2009 1 comment
It’s not too late to take a little getaway for your holiday break. The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls are offering some fantastic deals for this week starting tonight!
Do you and the kids need to get out of the house this vacation week? The “Holiday Break-Away” package is a great bargain for families! Reserve tonight and tomorrow, December 28th and 29th, and stay Wednesday December 30th for free! Even better, the Inn provides complimentary activities and light dinner for the children each night from 5:00 to 8:00pm, allowing time for a massage and romantic dinner for two.
The Inns will be marking their 25th year in 2010. In celebration of this milestone, the resort is offering a super deal: “25 Great Years = $25 Rooms!” Book a room or suite at Mill Falls or Church Landing for Saturday, January 2nd and stay Sunday, January 3rd for only $25! Also, you can book one Cascade Spa service on Sunday, January 3rd, and receive the second at 25% off.
To take advantage of these special deals, please call reservations at 800-622-6455. This offer is not available online, and the rooms are filling quickly, so call today!
Posted on August 23rd, 2009 No comments
On Friday, August 14, I had the good fortune of attending The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Marketplace. It turned out to have everything they promised: live music, face painting, balloon artist, free massages, and lots of great food provided by The Common Man, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. For everyone’s enjoyment, there were also horse and buggy rides touring the quaint little town of Meredith, provided by the folks at Heritage Farm in Sanbornton.
We were blessed with nearly perfect weather; it was sunny and warm, with a gentle breeze to keep us cool when we weren’t in the shade. The Buskers played for three hours to large crowds of folks taking part in the celebration or just passing through. From what I could see, everyone had a very nice time. I know I did!
The Marketplace has been offering a wide variety of unique shops and eateries to visitors of Meredith for over 25 years now. It is situated in the center of Meredith NH, where you can find numerous other shopping and eating opportunities along Main Street and the surrounding area. When you’re in town, stop by and check it out — I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
View more pictures of the event at our facebook fan page.