Mt Washington Valley, NH (5-4-12)– Leave it to the Country Inns in the White Mountains to come up with the perfect spring follow-up to their annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour. Just in time for gardening season, guests can usher in spring with a culinary event celebrating the garden-to-table movement combined with a learning getaway for everyone from “Zoomers” (active Baby Boomers) to families. On June 2 – 3, 2012 join 10 premier White Mountains inns for the 4rd Annual Inn to Inn Spring Herb Tour from 11am-4pm, as they present an in-depth look at a popular culinary herb at each inn. At each inn, tourgoers will take home herb trivia, historical facts, recipes and ideas for growing the herb seedlings you receive from each inn. It’s a take-home herb garden and a fun, educational getaway combined with stays at award-winning inns.
Each inn will focus on one herb and offer delicious samples of one or more special recipes using their featured herb from their own kitchen garden. In the past, tour goers have grazed from inn to inn enjoying tastes of tomato basil soup, carrot-chervil dip, sage biscuits, tarragon egg salad, and rosemary chocolate cookies. This year’s tour will feature a whole new menu of wonderful herb-inspired tastings. You’ll go home with a folder of new recipes, interesting herbal lore and pots of herbs or seeds to grow your own. It’s quite literally a take-home herb garden in one getaway!
Six Northern inns (Jackson to North Conway) will be open on Saturday, June 2th and four different Southern inns (Conway to Chocorua) will be open on Sunday, June 3, 2012, allowing plenty of time to tour inns and enjoy delicious tastings and tours at each stop.
Northern Inns open from 11 am - 4 pm on Saturday, June 2, 2012 include:
Inn at Ellis River in Jackson - Featured herb: basil
The 1785 Inn in Intervale - Featured herb: cilantro
Glen Oaks Inn in Intervale - Featured herb: chive
Wildflowers Inn in North Conway - Featured herb: rosemary
Old Red Inn & Cottages in North Conway - Featured herb: parsley "laura"
Eastman Inn in North Conway - Featured herb: horseradish
Southern Inns open from 11 am - 4 pm on Sunday, June 3, 2012 include:
Darby Field Inn in Albany - Featured herb: dill
Riverbend Inn in Chocorua - Featured herb: lemon verbena
Inn at Crystal Lake and Pub in Eaton - Featured herb: mint
Brass Heart Inn in Chocorua - Featured herb: sage
The Spring Herb Tour is an annual event held the first weekend in June available primarily for those booking a two-night package at one of the ten participating inns. Lodging packages range start at $178 per couple including two-night stays, herb-themed breakfasts each morning and two tickets to the tour. Package prices vary from inn to inn and also depend upon room choice. Some lodging packages will also include special five-course, herb-themed dinners. One night packages including two tour tickets, overnight accommodations breakfast for two start at $99.00 per couple. Tickets are available in advance by reserving a lodging package directly from participating inns. Those interested may check online for availability at participating inns here: http://www.webervations.com/magic-scripts/associations/countryinns.asp.
Those not wishing to reserve an overnight package may reserve and purchase tickets between May 11-25, 2012 for $25 per person by calling 603-356-9025 or 800-421-1785. Tickets may be picked up at the 1785 Inn on June 2 or 3, 2012.
Celebrate gardening season with a getaway that guarantees you go home with all the makings and plenty of green growing tips for your own herb garden. Tickets make a great Mother’s Day present too. For more information, visit www.CountryInnsintheWhiteMountains.com or call 603-356-9025.
High-res photos and recipes available upon request.
Contact for more information and photos:
Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, firstname.lastname@example.org