Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Somewhere in New England-where to go with the Senior Ladies?

Somewhere in New England-where to go with the Senior Ladies?

Jun 9th, 2004, 07:31 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 68
Somewhere in New England-where to go with the Senior Ladies?

Before I start my new management job!!! yeah I am taking the week of June 20th off. I live in Rhode Island and have my 74 year old mother visiting from Florida. She wants to see some mountains. I would like to take her and maybe one of the aunties( also Seniors in pretty decent physical shape) for an overnight trip but not have to drive too far. We would like pretty villages, some shopping, history and a good resturant. Not low budget but can't break the bank either.

any suggestions, particulary thinking about Manchester Village or Bennington VT.. it looks like I could drive there from RI in under 4 hours?
Anyone have a nice Inn or resturant.? I saw the Equinox in Vt but it is over $200 night... I would like to keep it under 150 a night.

Thanks, and if you have any other great ideas bring em on.
ColletteRI is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 07:53 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 217
How about Lincoln NH. The Kangamugus Highway from Lincoln to North Conway is the place to see mountains and it's only about 3hours from RI. Picnic along the K-highway. Shop in North Conway, small flat walks by rivers and waterfalls. 36 miles of great views.
Have fun.
herself is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 08:24 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 68
thanks, will consider that.. have driven the Kangemangus with DH .. the only thing I don't like is driving through Boston area to get there!
ColletteRI is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 08:26 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 217
Why drive through Boston? take 295 north to 95 to 3
herself is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 08:28 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 217
Woops, that should be 295 to 3.
herself is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 09:32 AM
  #6  
bm
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 590
Stowe, VT would be another good choice. You could stay at the Stoweflake or the Top Notch and have spa treatments. Lots of nice restaurants/shops and gorgeous scenery.
www.gostowe.com
bm is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 09:40 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 5,440
I know this is not the mountains, but Concord Mass is one of my favorite places in the world. Peaceful, serene, history, literature, Little Women, Waldon Pond, quaint and charming inns. It is chock full of lots of things to do. The aunties might like it there.
Heavens is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 09:53 AM
  #8  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 24,270
How about the White Mountains in NH? I liked the Franconia State Park area, and the Flume Gorge has a nice non-strenuous hike. Other nearby attractions include the Echo Lake, the Basin etc.
http://www.franconianotchstatepark.com/
http://www.flumegorge.com/
yk is online now  
Jun 9th, 2004, 10:04 AM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 68
I have been to NH several times so would sort of like to aim for Vermont this time... anyone been to Bennington and surrounding area? Can you see the Green Mountains ?

thanks and looking forward to more comments/suggestions.
ColletteRI is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 10:47 AM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 68
ttt
ColletteRI is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 10:54 AM
  #11  
bm
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 590
Hi Collette...
Manchester is in a valley between the Southern Green Mountains and the Taconic Mountain range. It's a very busy town w/lots of shops (outlets)and restaurants. Your group may enjoy visiting Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, and also a drive up Mount Equinox.
As far as lodging, can't really help you as I don't need lodging while I'm in the area (mom lives nearby), but there are lots of nice Inn's and B & Bs. If you do a search in this forum, you'll see lots of suggestions....
bm is offline  
Jun 9th, 2004, 12:12 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,528
If considering Stowe, then also consider the Trapp Family Lodge. Very beautiful.
bennnie is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
aanro
United States
13
Sep 17th, 2013 11:41 AM
moo
United States
23
Apr 2nd, 2012 03:28 PM
lol2g
United States
19
Sep 21st, 2009 06:24 PM
Andrea3
United States
5
Apr 12th, 2006 05:19 PM
Ed Zelniker
United States
6
Sep 1st, 2002 07:50 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:34 PM.