Little River Bed and Breakfast

184 Union Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Innkeeper(s): Paula & Rob Fox

Planning Your February Get-Away 1 Feb 2017, 7:22 pm

Looking for a get-away in February?

As we mentioned in the January Get-Away blog posting...its still winter so you can still get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  Check out the free guided hikes and x-country skiing the awesome Harris Center leads on the events list below).

A special for the winter...stay with us, bring your skis (downhill or x-country) and save $10 per night off our standard rate.
Rob winter hiking with friends
If music, theater and exhibitions sound good to you, Harlow's Pub has Celtic music every Tuesday, Open Mic on Wednesdays and a variety of hip artists rotating through on the weekends (see the listings below).  Peterborough Players offers its "Arts on Screen - Live in HD" series while the Folk Music Society and Bass Hall will host more great concerts.
Live music on the Harlow's Pub stage
There's also a new exhibit opening at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture.  Check out "Hooked: the History of Fishing in the Monadnock Region.

Peterborough also has a wonderful 100 seat intimate and cozy movie theater that shows first run movies.  There's just one screen so check the listing but it is a great alternative to the mega multiplexes of today!

If your preference is to just get away and do nothing.  Little River B&B offers rooms with cozy gas stove fireplaces and several common rooms for curling up with a good book.  Downtown has fabulous dining options and the pedestrian friendly shopping district is filled with unique independent shops.

Check out our Events Calendar for more details but here's a list of things going on nearby that might be of interest to you (we will continue to update the blog post as more events get announced).
  • Feb 1-4: Peterborough Players presents "Mass Appeal"
  • Feb 2: Little River B&B celebrates ten years of hosting guests 😁 and Happy Groundhog's Day!!!
  • Feb 3: Northern Stone/Sheepdip live at Harlow's Pub
  • Feb 4: Keene Snow and Ice Festival
  • Feb 4: Music - Music at Bass Hall presents Cold Chocolate - a unique sound that fuses bluegrass and folk with a dash of funk
  • Feb 4: Phileep live at Harlow's Pub
  • Feb 5: BOLSHOI Ballet in HD @ Peterborough Players presents Swan Lake
  • Feb 8-11: Peterborough Players presents "Mass Appeal"
  • Feb 11: Eric Gagne live at Harlow's Pub
  • Feb 12: Harris Center guided hike of the Eastview Rail Trail in Hancock & Harrisville
  • Feb 14: Happy Valentine's Day 😘
  • Feb 15-18: Peterborough Players presents "Steel Magnolias"
  • Feb 18: Harris Center guided x-country ski of Tenney Pond in Hancock
  • Feb 18: Music - Peterborough's Folk Music concert @ Bass Hall presents Dala - winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year
  • Feb 19: National Theater in HD @ Peterborough Players presents Hangmen
  • Feb 22-25: Peterborough Players presents "Steel Magnolias"
  • Feb 24: Music - Music at Bass Hall presents Los Sugar Kings
  • Feb 25: Mardi Gras celebration with Folksoul live at Harlow's Pub
  • Feb 25: Live at The Met in HD @ Peterborough Players presents Rusalka

Monadnock... A Literary Inspiration 23 Jan 2017, 10:58 am

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting some of the faculty for the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s MFA Writing for Stage andScreen program.  In this two-year, low residency graduate studies program, students, faculty and mentors come together twice a year for 10-day residencies that feature a collaborative approach.  One of the really interesting aspects of the program (especially from a non-playwriter’s perspective) is that each semester, professional actors are brought in to read the students’ works and offer feedback.

So with all of the literary creativity buzzing around the bed and breakfast this month, it just seemed fitting to write a blog on other literary artists inspired by or in the Monadnock Region.  (I’d also like to give a nod to MonadnockLiving magazine that included a feature on “Literary Monadnock” in their Fall/Winter 2016 issue.)  Among the “biggies” are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Yates, and Thornton Wilder.

Ralph Waldo Emerson brought attention to Mount Monadnock with his 1846 poem Monadnoc.  His passion for the mountain seemed to bring many other literary leaders to visit the area for inspiration.  He is reported to have climbed the mountain several times, and there is a lookout, Emerson’s Seat, named for him on the mountain, but actual details are thin.

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