March 28, 2011

A Weekend at the Balsams

     At the beginning of March my husband and I were lucky enough to spend the weekend at The Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch, NH. 
     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.

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