A Newfound Bed & Breakfast

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

Downhill Skiing in the Beautiful White Mountains Area 20 Nov 2014, 5:00 am

Let it snow, let it snow!
Here in New Hampshire that’s all the excuse we need to go skiing, and you’ll find some of the best choices nearby A Newfound Bed & Breakfast. So bundle up for a few days of outdoor fun.

Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury is a friendly family setting just 30 minutes from A Newfound Bed & Breakfast. With New Hampshire’s only high-speed, six-pack chairlift, visitors can ride and ski on two mountains peaks. 53 trails provide something for every level of skier, including three terrain parks where novices to advanced skiers can test their skills. Little ones (and the young at heart) will love the Tubing Park. One nice option: half-day rates. When it’s time for a break, head to one of the resort’s three restaurants for warming soups and sandwiches or call it a day with a brew and burger.
Lift Ticket Prices:
Adults, $49 – $79 (weekends and holidays); over 65, $35 – $55; over 75, $33 – $51; over 80, free
Teens 13-18, $39 – $65
Children 6-12, $35 – $55; under 5, free
620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury

Gunstock ski area is also close to A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, just 40 minutes away. All levels will feel at home here, with a choice of 55 trails plus a tubing park—and for those who like high-altitude fun, 22 ziplines! There’s also nighttime skiing on 21 well-lit trails. The resort offers great deals every day of the week, such as Two-for-One Mondays, when two can ski for the price of one. Hungry skiers can choose from six restaurants. For lunch with a view, shush up to the mountain-top Panorama Pub and warm up by the fire while you dine.
Lift Ticket Prices:
Adults, $68-$78; over 65, $45 – $55
Teens 13-17, $56 – $66
Children 6-12, $45 – $55; 5 and younger, free
620 Ragged Mountain Road, Danbury

Set in the midst of the White Mountains’ 4,000-foot peaks, Waterville Valley Resort is a picture-perfect ski resort just 40 minutes from A Newfound Bed & Breakfast. (We have special discounted lift tickets for our guests.) The resort has multi-level runs with 50 trails, five glades and six moguls. There’s a bounty of food options too. Before your first run, sample one of the resorts famous sticky buns. Six venues serve up everything from waffles (served from a snowcat!) to buckets of ribs.
Lift Ticket Prices:
Adults, $55 – $75; over 65, $35 – $55; over 80, free
Teens 13-17, $45 – $65
Children 6-12, $35 – $55; 5 and under, free
1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley

Plan your snowy getaway now with a stay at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast. That way you can ski all day and feel pampered all night!

Winnipesaukee Playhouse: A star is born in White Mountains 13 Nov 2014, 5:00 am

From its very beginning in 2004, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse was aiming big, and after 10 years, the hard work has paid off. The Theater is a cultural bright spot in New Hampshire and a hit with locals and critics.

The Playhouse was founded in 2004 and in 2013, thanks to its success and popularity, the Playhouse moved into a brand new Mainstage Theater on its Meredith campus, just a 30-minute drive from A Newfound Bed and Breakfast.

Education is an integral part of the Playhouse and classes give visitors a chance to learn the play basics, as well as to hear Pulitzer Prize winners read from their plays. But it’s the performances that are the big draw and the upcoming season proves to be a delightful mix of comedy, drama and song.

Come early and enjoy a light meal in the Playhouse’s Lobby Bar. The Bar opens 1½-hours before each evening performance and offers a nice selection of small plates, salads, sandwiches, desserts, wine and beer.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse
50 Reservoir Road, Meredith

Don’t Drink the Water, by Woody Allen, takes a typically-Woody approach to a tricky situation. Amid the 1960’s Cold War paranoia, an American Ambassador leaves on business and places his inept son, Axel, in charge. Mayhem ensues as Axel tries to help a distraught American family who wandered into communist territory during their vacation.
Don’t Drink the Water
Thursday – Sunday, November 13-16, 2014
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $18 Orchestra, $10 Balcony

In what’s sure to be a feel-good afternoon, award-winning jazz vocalist Krisanthi Pappas brings her merry spirit and band to the Theater for a performance of holiday favorites like Winter Wonderland and Santa Baby.
Sleigh Bells Swing
Wednesday-Thursday, December 3-4, 2014
2 p.m.
Tickets: $25 Orchestra, $15 Balcony

Music from Broadway and Off-Broadway, and the stories behind the music, are the focus of Something Wonderful I Missed. Four talented and versatile performers play a range of characters and perform music from holiday hits and a few not-so-famous gems.
Something Wonderful I Missed
Saturday, December 6
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$25 Orchestra, $15 Balcony

The age-old story of Alladin gets a zany new telling in this modern adaptation, presented in the style of an old English Panko. The performance mixes magic, slapstick, song and dance for a grand time.
December 19-January 3
11 a.m. December 11, 29
2 p.m. December 20-21, 28-28; January 3
7 p.m. December 19-20, 27; January 2-3
Tickets: $19 Adult Orchestra, $16 youth Orchestra, $12 Balcony. Family package of six tickets, $84

Combining a day or evening at the theater with a night at A Newfound Bed and Breakfast might be just the kind of Christmas escape you need!


Get Festive with Two White Mountain Holiday Events 6 Nov 2014, 7:00 am

Mountains, snow, rolling hills dotted with cozy homes. Christmas in the Bristol area is like a Norman Rockwell painting, and it’s a beautiful season to visit A Newfound Bed and Breakfast. Not only could you sample our homemade cookies, you could enjoy two of our delightful events.

Each December, the Franklin Opera House hosts a Festival of Trees fundraiser. This is a merry collection of trees big and small, decorated by local organizations, businesses, families and individuals. After you gaze at the trees, be sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes including trees, wreaths and a holiday-themed afghan.
Festival of Trees
Friday, December 5, 2014; 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, 2014; 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Franklin Opera House
316 Central Street, Franklin
Admission: $5; children under 12 are free

For a bit of magic, and a sense of holidays past, plan a visit to Christmas at the Castle at the Lucknow estate. This exquisite mansion was built by Tom Plant, a local shoe manufacturer, for his wife, Olive. Constructed in the early 1900’s, it’s a magnificent Arts and Crafts structure set high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. Open to the public since 1959, the home gets all decked out for the holidays. A perfect time to visit! Guests arrive at the Castle via a trolley for an escorted tour of the home. Then you’re invited to relax by the fire in The Carriage House, enjoying hot beverages and cookies. Items from local artisans are on display in this room, so it’s also a great opportunity to do a little shopping. For more gift ideas, the Castle Gift Shop carries souvenirs, holiday-scented candles, scarves, and more.
Castle in the Clouds
455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough
Friday – Sunday, November 21-23, 2014; November 28-30, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Guests must arrive no later than 2:30 to purchase tickets)
Admission: Adults and Seniors, $20; age 5-15, $10; Friends of the Castle, $15

To experience all the magic of Christmas in New Hampshire, plan a little getaway to our slice of winter wonderland and A Newfound Bed and Breakfast.

2014 New England Holiday Craft Spectacular 30 Oct 2014, 6:00 am

Make your list, check it twice, and head to the Lakes Area for a day of great holiday shopping. Start with a yummy breakfast at The Newfound Bed and Breakfast, then travel south on Interstate 93 for a fun outing.

The 15th Annual New England Holiday Craft Spectacular in Salem is a not-to-miss event for all of Santa’s elves out there, and well worth the drive. Over 150 of the region’s top craftsmen and artisans will have booths selling a vast selection of items including candles, angels, pottery, quilts, folk toys, Victorian wreaths, pewter ornaments and much, much more. In addition, you’ll find a food-sampling extravaganza featuring everything from herbal dips to Whoppie Pies. All with live music to keep you in the holiday spirit.15th Annual New England Holiday Craft Spectacular
Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, 2014
Rockingham Park Racetrack, 79 Rockingham Park Boulevard, Salem
Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 10am – 4pm.
Admission: $7.00 Adult, under 14 free. One admission is good for both days.

After a few serious hours of shopping, you’ve undoubtedly worked up a thirst, so head back up #93 to The Barley House in Concord. “Simple food, complex beer” is their slogan and you won’t be disappointed by either. They’re known for their super juicy burgers, and of course their extensive beer list. Stop by on a Wednesday and you can take part in Trivia Night too!

Just 19 miles north of Concord is the Tanger Outlet in Tilton. The best part about shopping here? Tax-free holiday shopping. So all those great deals on name-brand items become even sweeter.

Whew. A great day of shopping. Now you’re ready to head back “home,” to The Newfound Bed and Breakfast, and cozy up by the fire!

Enjoy cozy dining at Six Burner Bistro in Plymouth, NH 23 Oct 2014, 8:00 am

If chilly autumn evenings have you thinking of dinner by the fire, head down to the
Six Burner Bistro in downtown Plymouth. It’s just a 20-minute drive from A Newfound Bed & Breakfast and offers diners a creative seasonal menu—and a fireplace in the dining room!

The charming 1850’s red farmhouse has been lovingly refurbished into a quaint bar and cozy restaurant. Snare a table by the fire and settle in for a delicious meal.

The mastermind of the food here is Chef Rob, a New Englander (born in Massachusetts) who began cooking after high school in the local Summerhouse restaurant. After moving to Florida for culinary school and working in a series of restaurants in Florida and New England, he settled at Six Burner Bistro in 2006 where his distinctive menu draws on locally-grown products from neighboring farms.

The restaurant is known for its homemade mozzarella, served as an appetizer, lightly fried with a Marinara Sauce. Other apps include tasty gnocchi tossed with spinach and artichokes in a white wine-garlic sauce and warm goat cheese with roasted garlic, red peppers and olives. It’s delish on the house-made bread.

Chilly nights often signal comfort food and there’s no better comfort than the restaurant’s soothing mac and cheese, which you can doctor up with bacon and tomatoes or buffalo chicken. Meat-lovers, not to worry, the dinner menu features Filet Mignon, Steak Frites smothered in a bleu cheese and NY Steak Aupoive, as well as Pork Schnitzel and Grilled Chicken.

Nighly specials often include fresh fish, such as sesame-crusted salmon or crab-stuffed haddock. And do save room for dessert –it’s the whim of the chef and changes daily.

Be sure to let us know when you want to dine here, and A Newfound Bed & Breakfast would be happy to make reservations for you.

Six Burner Bistro
Lunch daily, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; dinner daily starting at 5 p.m.
13 South Main Street, Plymouth

Spooky fun events top Halloween 2014 in the Lakes Region 16 Oct 2014, 6:00 am

Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, you’ll find lots to scare and delight you this Halloween. Make A Newfound Inn Bed & Breakfast your base, then discover all the bewitching things to do in the area.

Be thrilled, chilled and romanced by The Phantom of the Opera. The classic silent film stars Lon Chaney in a story of horror and romance.
October 30, 2014
Admission : $10
6:30 p.m.
The Flying Monkey
39 South Main Street, Plymouth

Find yourself in the middle of a crime scene, Death at Club 54 – It’s a Groovy Kind of Murder, all part of the Swinging Sixties fun on the Murder Mystery Dinner Train at the Conway Scenic Rail. Ticket price includes first class seating, a four-course dinner, live theatrical performance, taxes and gratuities.
October 24-25, 31and November 1, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Admission: $125, includes tax & gratuities
Murder Mystery Dinner Train at the Conway Scenic Railroad
38 Norcross Circle
North Conway Village

Spend a chilling night of theater with the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare and Thomas Wolfe during a Halloween Evening with John Astin. The renowned actor explores the darker side of the human psyche with works by some of his favorite authors.
October 31, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Admission: adults, $30; seniors, $28; youth, $15
Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University
Route 25

Bring the family for an evening of Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village and enjoy trick or treating, cider, spooky local ghost tales and more Halloween fun.
October 25, 2014
3:00-8:00 p.m.
Admission : Adults, $12; kids ages 6-17, $6
288 Shaker Road

Try not to get lost as you weave your way through acres of the Moulton Corn Maze. Corn stalks as high as 15-feet make it tricky but oh-so fun for the whole family.
Admission: Adults and children 7 and older,$6; 6 and under, $4
8 Quarry Road

The colors are still beautiful here at A Newfound Bed and Breakfast, so now’s a great time to take in our stunning scenery ⎯and have a little spooky fun too!

Leaf Peeping, Apple Picking at Peak in the White Mountains 9 Oct 2014, 8:00 am

A Newfound Bed & Breakfast is awash in color! Fall’s glorious colors are blanketing our area, so now’s the time to plan an outing. From a base at the Inn, you can head south or north and get some of the best colors in the state.

Take a drive south to Concord, then east to pick up Route 28 in Barnstead. Get your camera ready! This is a pretty stretch of road where the colors have been reported to be brilliant. Continue on into Alton and you’ll see more tree drama in the Merrymaking Marsh area. Ready for another treat? Stop at Stillwell’s Ice Cream in Alton Bay where they dish up generous servings of nearly 50 flavors.

For a short but stunning drive close to A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, take the route around Newfound Lake where golds and russets, auburns and orange turn the area into a jewel box of foliage.

But to see true drama, head into the White Mountains where the deep green pines form a perfect backdrop for the brightly-colored deciduous trees, making for a stellar show. One of the best drives is along the Kancamagus Highway, route 112. Named after a heroic Indian Chief, this route is a National Scenic Byway and one of the best scenic drives in all of New England. The 34-mile route, from Lincoln to Conway, twists and turns as it climbs up towards the peak of Mount Kancamagus. Pick up a map at the Visitors Center in Lincoln; it lists well-designated scenic overlooks, picnic areas and hiking trails that will help you plan your journey.

Now that you’ve drunk in the brilliant colors, head back to the Newfound area for another taste of autumn. At the Cardigan Mountain Orchard, just a 5-minute drive from Newfound Inn, you can sip fresh homemade cider, pick your own apples (pie anyone?) or just take a peaceful stroll through the orchards.
Cardigan Mountain Orchard
2760 Smith River Road, Bristol
Open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

So plan a stay at A Newfound Bed &Breakfast. You can spend your day leaf looking and cider sipping, and return to a relaxing evening in a cozy room. There’s no better way to soak up the pleasures of the season!


Stay & Ski Waterville Valley 22 Jan 2014, 6:13 am

Stay & Ski in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Stay two nights between 1/21/14 – 3/31/14 in any of 4 comfortable & cozy rooms at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, overlooking picturesque Newfound Lake and receive 2 free lift tickets to Waterville Valley PLUS a $30 gift card to Kathleen’s Cottage in Bristol, NH. 35-40% savings with full breakfast each morning and plenty of amenities, so check them out on our website! Subject to standard reservation policies & please mention package when making reservation

Holiday discounts for your stay at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast, Bristol, NH at Newfound Lake 12 Nov 2013, 4:22 am

Tax free holiday shopping in New Hampshire

During the Month of November and December A Newfound Bed & Breakfast is offering the following holiday discounts so you can enjoy your time here during your holiday tax free shopping;  stay one night and get 20% off your stay, stay two nights get 25% off your stay and stay three nights get the third night free.  Local shopping includes Earlthly Treasures in down town Bristol, NH.  The Tanger Outlets in Tilton, NH is just 20 minutes away.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse 4 Nov 2013, 3:26 pm

The winnipesaukee Playhouse

Looking for a great Theatre Production?  The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is outstanding.  If you are staying in The Lakes Region of NH at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast you will get two tickets to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, a bottle of wine with cheese n crackers followed with a full breakfast in the morning. Check the dates and add us into your activities and this will be the best thing you could ever do!