ARTICLE BY DEBBI KICKHAM, FORBES.COM
November 28, 2018
If it hadn’t been for Wolfeboro, N.H., residents Peter and Patty Cooke, a historical old building in town, built in 1813, might have just been turned into a lackluster store. Or torn down. But today, the Pickering House Inn — the building that they bought and completely redesigned– is a winter wonderland (and also a terrific summer resort on the lake) where you can soak up the snow in style…
The Pickering House Inn may be just the ticket to make all of your winter weekend (and midweek) getaway dreams come true. Midweek winter rates start at $285 (about 25 percent below summer and fall seasons) and include a full, homemade breakfast and afternoon treats.
“You can walk to phenomenal cross-country trails,” says Ms. Cooke, citing cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on 30km of world-class trails in Wolfeboro’s Sewall Woods and the nearby Abenaki Cross Country trail network. She adds that a wide array of other winter pasttimes are just as easily available. Skating is nearby on Lake Winnipesaukee along with at an indoor arena. You can also go ice-fishing and snowmobiling. And if you only want to hit the slopes, you can drive easily to Gunstock to get your fill of downhill.