The Balsams offers world class table d'hote dining combined with charming New England accommodations. With over 8,000 acres of land and groomed trails and a private alpine ski area Aaron and I found plenty to keep us busy outdoors during the day. But if the great outdoors isn't your thing then there's also a daily activity schedule created each morning that tells guests about specific activities and demonstrations going on around the resort. And then there's always the spa if a massage or pedicure is more your thing! At night the resort offered plenty of entertainment including a tavern with live music and dancing, guest performers and a private ghost tour (just for us!!). I just can't say enough about this amazing resort; we were treated like royalty from the moment we stepped out of the car. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Balsams I highly recommend it - we're already planning a return trip next winter!
On Saturday we went snowshoeing (doesn't the resort look like a castle?!)
Later that afternoon I watched one of the many talented pastry chefs give a demonstration on how to make a "Puzzle Cake"
Looks complicated but it's really easy to make!
After the demonstration we took a tour of the world famous, award winning kitchen (the chefs here are known for their amazing culinary creations)
I had a piece of "Puzzle Cake" for dessert, this was all that was left (that's my father's fork trying to get a bite!)
A romantic dinner for two on Sunday night.
Four-star dinning is part of your experience at the Balsams. This is Sherm, just one of the three servers that took care of us at each meal.