A Newfound Bed & Breakfast

94 Mandi Lane, Bristol, New Hampshire 03222-3480
Innkeeper(s): Sondra J. Keene

Silver Center for the Arts a Cultural Gem in White Mountains 26 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

We’re so lucky to have a top-notch performance venue right here in central New Hampshire. The Silver Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Plymouth State University, is home to two theaters and a music hall that provide exceptional entertainment to locals and visitors. Guests at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast often combine a trip to Plymouth, just 30-minutes north, with dinner in town and a show at the Center.

The core of the Silver Center is The Hanaway Theatre, a 665-seat proscenium setting that hosts a wide variety of performances: opera, ballet, symphony and chamber music, and dramatic productions. The Center’s Smith Recital Hall is home to vocal and instrumental performances. The Studio Theater, an intimate Thrust stage design, is used for experimental theater and student productions.

One of The Silver Center for the Arts’ most popular draws is the Silver Series which brings in well-known musicians and performers. In March, the Series features Hot Rize, a much-lauded contemporary bluegrass group that puts a unique spin on the traditional music. The foursome includes Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick; the popular host of the eTown radio Nick Forster on bass; the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Tim O’Brien; and Bryan Sutton, master of the flatpick guitar. It should be quite the night! Sharing the stage with Hot Rize is special guest Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Hanaway Theater
114 Main Street, Plymouth
$40-$45/Adult, $38-$43/Senior, $25-$30/Youth

Also part of the Silver Series, coming to the Silver Center in April, is renowned pianist Alpin Hong. Described as “Victor Borge, Horowitx and Billy Joel combined,” the musician thrills with a mix of brilliant technique and disarming humor. Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Smith Recital Hall
114 Main Street, Plymouth
$30/Adult, $28/Senior, $15/Youth

Jazz fans will want to mark their calendars for the All New England Jazz Festival, an uplifting evening where top students musicians from all six New England states perform with the Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hanaway Theater
114 Main Street, Plymouth
$10/Adult, $6/Senior, $7/Youth

For a full listing of all the upcoming shows for the three venues, visit the Silver Center for the Arts’ website. Then give us a call at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, where a charming country setting will welcome you home.

The Flying Monkey Brings Great Shows to White Mountains 19 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

With a name like The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, you know you’re in for a good time! This popular main street Plymouth venue, just a 30-minute drive from A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, is a constant source of enjoyable performance, dining and fun.

Once the old Plymouth Theater, the building was purchased by a local visionary who restored it, giving it new life as an entertainment center. The “Monkey,” as it is affectionately known around here, offers films, art exhibits, theater, dance, and music performances that run the gamut from folk to rock. Because it’s such a great space with a faithful following, the Center draws top regional and national acts. Be sure to check the Monkey’s website for show information and tickets, which tend to sell out fast. Just a few of the upcoming acts: Through the Doors, a tribute to Jim Morrison and the Doors; Rock N’ Blues Fest featuring Dana Fuchs and Joe Louis Walker; and the Robert Cray Band.

To help visitors make a night of it, The Monkey also has in-theater dining featuring a nice seasonal menu, and beverage service that is available throughout the show. That makes dinner and a show super convenient!

The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center
39 South Main Street, Plymouth
Dining begins when doors open, usually 6:00 p.m.

Once you decide to book your show, why not book a room at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast and make a night of it? We guarantee you’ll be happy you did when you see how we take care of you.

Kathleen’s Cottage a White Mountains Fave for St. Pat’s Day 12 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

How excited do the folks at Kathleen’s Cottage Irish Pub & Restaurant get about St. Patrick’s Day? Check the popular venue’s website and you’ll see a running countdown to March 17, down to the seconds. They just can’t wait!Kathleen’s Cottage has been a favored stop for many of our guests at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast—and for the owner! It’s easy to see why. The spot is the epitome of Irish-ness with a setting that evokes an authentic pub. Celtic music fills the air, with evening gigs by some of New England’s best Irish bands and musicians. Thirsts are quenched by pints of Guinness and other heady pours, including the largest Irish whiskey list in all of New Hampshire. To go with the drinks, Kathleen’s Cottage serves delicious traditional Irish fare, such as Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, Harp-Battered Fish and Chips, and Steak and Guinness Pie. Other dishes have a distinctive Irish spin, like the Irish Pizza with mashed potatoes, Irish bacon and melted cheese. And in between bites, you can enjoy a quick game of darts.

On St. Paddy’s Day, the pub and restaurant pulls out all the stops, and there’s no more fun place to be from late morning through the evening hours. Expect lively music (clogging anyone?), great food, and maybe just a leprechaun or two.

Kathleen’s Cottage Pub & Restaurant
90 Lake Street, Bristol
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Heart-shaped Pizza Makes an Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast 5 Feb 2015, 5:00 pm

It’s definitely love at first bite for guests staying at A Newfound Bed and Breakfast this February! Poached eggs, fresh kale and melty cheese make this tasty entrée a winner.

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Pizza
Serves 4

1 package multi-grain pizza dough
marinara sauce
fresh basil leaves
fresh kale
chopped Prosciutto
fresh mozzarella cheese slices
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
chopped scallion
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 500°.
Rub olive oil on a baking sheet, dust with cornmeal or polenta.

For the heart: split pizza dough in half and shape each half into a heart shape. Bake dough hearts on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove from oven.

Spread hearts with marinara sauce, top with basil leaves, kale and some of the Prosciutto. Top with mozzarella. Sprinkle on more Prosciutto, top with tomatoes (cut side up) and scallion. Bake until cheese is melted and pizza is heated through, approximately 8-10 more minutes.

While the pizza is baking, poach the eggs. When pizza is done, top each pizza heart with two eggs; sprinkle with more scallion, if desired. One heart makes two servings.





Perfect Sweethearts Breakfast: Red Velvet Crepes 5 Feb 2015, 5:00 am

Though we treat our guests at A Newfound Bed and Breakfast to delicious breakfasts every morning, we like to do something extra special for Valentine’s Day. These delectable cream-cheese filled crepes never fail to get ooh’s and aah’s.

Red Velvet Crepes
Makes 6 servings

½     cup flour
1      tsp. baking powder
½     tsp. baking soda
1 ½  Tbsp. cocoa powder
2      cups buttermilk
1 ¼  cups milk
1      egg
1      tsp. vanilla extract
3      Tbsp. sugar
2      Tbsp. red food coloring
2      Tbsp. butter, melted
1      8 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼     cup powdered sugar
1      Tbsp. milk
3      Tbsp. Amaretto liqueur
2      oz. chocolate chips
2 ½  Tbsp. heavy cream
powdered sugar for sprinkling on top

Make the crepes:
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well, set aside.
In another large bowl, combine the buttermilk, milk, egg, vanilla, sugar, red food coloring and butter. Whisk until smooth.
Combine dry and wet ingredients, stir until smooth.
Heat an 8-inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, ladle ¼ cup of the batter into the pan. Lifting the pan off the heat, swirl the batter around the bottom of the pan, coating the whole bottom of the pan. Return to heat and cook until batter has lost its shine; then flip and cook on the opposite side.
Remove from pan and keep warm in an over set to 170°. Repeat with remaining batter.

Make the filling:
In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar, milk and Amaretto.

Make the chocolate drizzle:
Place the chocolate chips in a bowl. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat the cream in the microwave until boiling. Pour hot cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a few minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Assemble the crepes:
Fill each crepe with a bit of the cream cheese mixture. Roll up, sift powdered sugar on top and drizzle with chocolate.

Prescott Farm’s Winter Fest a White Mountains Favorite 29 Jan 2015, 5:00 am

Come visit A Newfound Bed and Breakfast for Valentine’s Day, 2015 and you can not only treat your sweetie to a special stay in the country, you can enjoy one of our more delightful area events: Prescott Farm’s Annual Winter Festival. Sleigh rides, a snow sculpture contest, Storywalk™, plus sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are all part of the day’s activities. There’ll even be a bonfire to warm you up, complete with hot cocoa and s’mores!
Annual Winter Festival
Saturday, February 14
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road, Laconia
Cost: $3/person, $10/families with 2 or more kids, free for members and children 3 and under

The event is sponsored by Prescott Farm, a former working farm that is now a New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area and an educational center. Established over 200 years ago by Colonel Dudley Prescott—an officer in the Revolutionary War—it was a working farm until the 1950’s. That’s when the family created a private non-profit organization and developed what is now the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. With a mission to preserve and educate, the Center offers programs for all ages, a Museum and acres of public land with trails.

About a 40-minute drive from A Newfound B&B, the Winter Festival is a great chance to not only get out and enjoy a winter day, but to explore the trails and check out the latest exhibits.

Give us a call to book your stay—we’ll be happy to make Valentine’s dinner reservations for you too!

Something to remember for the next good snowfall, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center hosts Sledding Saturdays during January and February, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You’re never too old to sled! And if you enjoy trekking through the woods, try one of the Snowshoe Adventure Hikes, a great way to commune with nature and get a little exercise too.
Saturdays: January 31, February 7, February 21, 2015
One-hour tour, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00; two-hour tour, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $7/person, $5/members
Price includes snowshoe rental. Reservations are required for this and all special programs.

See you soon!

For Great White Mountains Snowmobiling Head to Bristol NH 22 Jan 2015, 5:00 am

Snowmobilers love staying at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, and not just because we give them a delicious hearty breakfast every day ! It’s also that they can hop on their sleds and access top-notch trails right from our property.

With a bounteous amount of snow, magical forests and gorgeous mountains, New Hampshire boasts some of the best snowmobiling in New England—nearly 7,000 miles of groomed trails—and we’re fortunate to be located in the heart of it all. Trails here are designed to not only take advantage of the great terrain, but intersect each other, so riders can enjoy endless miles of fun.

The local resource for sledders is the Bridgewater Mountain Snowmobile Club (BMSC) and their website is a wealth of information on trails, weather and special events throughout the area. The club supports 50 miles of trails that travel through the Bridgewater mountains by the towns of Ashland, Bristol, Bridgewater and Plymouth. This means riders have access to fuel and restaurants, which make great stops for lunch or warm-up breaks.

This Bridgewater trail system also connects to trails maintained by other clubs, offering options for rides around Hebron, Rumney and Dorchester Woods. With so many options, many guests plan multi-day stays at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast so they have a chance to ride in a variety of terrains and directions. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to get you set up for a great winter getaway.

One last note: Before coming, be sure to check with the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association for the necessary registration information and fees.

Special Deals Make a White Mountains Getaway Even Sweeter. 21 Jan 2015, 12:00 pm

Whether you want to play in the snow or just crash by the fire, you’ll find A Newfound Bed & Breakfast is the perfect winter escape. We’re close to great skiing, near to wonderful restaurants and offer yummy full breakfasts with each night’s stay. All in a country setting that makes relaxing oh-so easy.

Check out our special winter packages, then give us a call. Be sure to mention the package when making your reservation.

Stay & Ski
Stay two nights and receive two lift tickets to Waterville Valley Resorts, or stay one night and get two tickets for the price of one at A Newfound B&B’s discounted rate.  For those of you who prefer Nordic Skiing, the same applies for trail passes that include Nordic rentals and snowshoes.  Double occupancy, breakfast included.

Cabin Fever Discounts
Stay one night, get a 10% discount; two nights, 20%. Stay three nights and we’ll give you the third free!  Double occupancy, breakfast included.

All packages are based on availability and cannot be combined.

See you soon!

A Winter Carnival of Fun and Ice in the White Mountains 15 Jan 2015, 5:00 am

Pull on your warm boots and test your muscle at the 12th Annual Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival in Tamworth, New Hampshire on Saturday, February 7, 2015. It’s a celebration of an Old-World tradition the entire family will enjoy. Why not book a room at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, and make a great weekend of it!

Back in the pre-refrigeration days, ice was a farmed commodity, used mostly by wealthier citizens for drinks, making ice cream and preserving foods. During this time, harvesting companies would collect ice from frozen lakes and ponds in the wintertime and store the blocks in well-insulated icehouses for year-round distribution. As the process became more common and popular, families of all income levels used ice to help preserve their foods.

Now, everyone is invited to explore this chilly part of history and join in harvesting festivities at the Remmick Country Doctor Museum and Farm’s annual event. Learn how to mark, cut, float, lift and stack blocks of ice in the Museum’s own ice house. Visit the farm’s animals and their surroundings. Take part in winter games and crafts. Hear live music in the Hearth room. And warm up with favorite dishes from the Museum’s own Farmhouse Kitchen.

The mission of the Remmick Country Doctor Museum and Farm—which includes houses, barns and outbuildings—is to preserve the past in order to educate the future. While at the event, be sure to take time and wander through the Main Museum—it offers a wonderful look back at local farm life of the past 200 years.

Tamworth is about an hour’s drive from Bristol, so if guests at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast leave after breakfast, they can enjoy a leisurely scenic drive and arrive in plenty of time to take in all the festivities.

Ice harvest and Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Remick Country Museum and Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village
Ages 11 and older, $11/person; ages 5-10, $5/person; ages 4 and under, free

NOTE:  Severe winter storm snow date ~ Sunday, February 8, 2015, determined by Friday, February 6, 2015.

Anglers Compete for Prizes in White Mountains Fishing Derby 8 Jan 2015, 5:00 am

Sure it’s the middle of winter, but that won’t stop New England’s fishing fans from dropping a line or two. It’s all part of the fun—and competition—of the 2015 Fishing Derby on February 7-8. Hosted by the Meredith Rotary, the Derby has become a popular mid-winter event that brings out anglers of all ages to test their skills in the icy waters, with the hopes of winning prizes that range from $15 to $15,000. Eligibility is determined by those who have the largest fish in each category on either that Saturday or Sunday. For tickets, complete rules, listing of species and correct bait for the competition, visit the 2015 Derby website. Oh, and not to worry, A Newfound Bed & Breakfast will give you a good, hot breakfast to get you out the door in top form!
Saturday – Sunday, February 7-8
Tickets: $30/each
Meredith Rotary

After a day in the cold, treat yourself to a great meal in one of the restaurants at Mill Falls Inn & Marketplace, a wonderful mix of shops and restaurants housed in a restored linen mill.
312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith
Open daily at 10a.m.

With sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee and a cozy fireplace, Lakehouse Grille is a perfect place to warm up and relax. Delicious seafood offerings include a lobster clam chowder and fresh pan-seared scallops over cauliflower puree. If a day on the river makes you hunger for meat, you’ll find plenty of choices such as an apple-cider brined pork chop or tenderloin of beef.
281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith
Breakfast: Monday – Saturday, 7:30 –10:00 a.m.
Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 5:00 – 9:30 p.m.

For a meal with Italian flavor, head to Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante. This beloved local restaurant lives up to its slogan, “Very musical, very Italian, and very good.” There’s live music nightly, and a menu that will satisfy a wide range of tastes. Order one of their award-winning thin-crust pizzas, or choose from an extensive list of entrees including pastas, chicken, steak and seafood.
312 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith
Open daily from 11:00 a.m.

Then it’ll be time to head back to A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, happy after a fun-filled day of fishing, wining and dining—and ready for one of our comfy beds!