One of the great things about visiting a bed and breakfast in New England is the availability of winter sports. After all, no one wants to go to a wonderful place like Follansbee Inn in New Hampshire and just sit and look at the snow. There is no shortage of winter sports near Follansbee Inn.

From Lake Kezar where Follansbee Inn is located, there are several well-known ski areas within a short distance. These areas provide skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice skating.

Located about twelve miles from Follansbee Inn, Mount Sunapee is “the largest New Hampshire ski resort closest to Boston.” Sunapee is an Algonquian Indian word meaning ‘Goose Lake’ and is known for giving skiers goosebumps. Upon arrival, you get the sense that this ski resort might be an extension of your family. It’s familiar, it’s warm (even in the middle of a cold winter’s day) and it’s a place where everyone in the family has fun. Sunapee is renowned for its snow grooming; indeed, every night the Sunapee groomers take to the slopes to make sure the snow is prepared for the next day’s skiing.

Also located about twelve miles from Follansbee Inn is Ragged Mountain Ski Resort. Ragged Mountain’s 2,286 foot tall summit is one of the highest peaks in Merrimack County. Ragged is a wonderful venue for families looking for a ski vacation.

Pine Hill Ski Club is in New London, not far from Follansbee Inn. Cross country skiing is their specialty. All volunteer and non-profit, the club keeps up miles of trails offered by generous landowners for cross country skiing. There is a section of trial open for Nordic skiers who want to bring their dogs along.

You might also choose to cross country ski just outside the Inn’s front doors, around Kezar Lake and through Wadleigh State Park. Or perhaps you would rather borrow the Inn’s snow shoes and trek to Blueberry Island in the middle of Kezar Lake. On the way to Blueberry Island you might visit the many people ice fishing on Kezar.

So, winter sports are available all around Follansbee Inn. There’s no reason to let winter weather keep you home and not taking advantage of this wonderful bed and breakfast treat.

If you need a getaway place to de-stress and just relax for a few days, Follansbee Inn is your kind of place!

When you want to enjoy time away, the ideal bed and breakfast in the Sunapee/Dartmouth region is Follansbee Inn. Call 603.927.4221. Come see us along the shores of Kezar Lake for an enjoyable and relaxing time.