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Want Free WI-FI? Stay at a B&B

January 22nd, 2012 by donnanandersen

Breakfast on the Connecticut

Breakfast on the Connecticut

In a recent article from HotelMarketing.com a survey asked travelers about their favorite in-room amenities.  According to the article, 38% of travelers reported that free WI-FI played a must role in deciding where to stay, 35% rated it as a simple amenity they wanted to see in more hotels and 31% wished it would become the standard in all hotels in 2012.  Consider a better way to stay – more than 93% of inns and B&Bs offer WI-FI according to the Industry Study of Operations and Finance by PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) and more than 90% offer it for free.  Add to this that an even higher rate – 97% of inns and B&Bs – offer a complimentary breakfast included in the room rate.  Travelers are seeking more bang for their buck and they definitely want to depend on staying plugged in when they travel.  Here at Breakfast on the Connecticut we offer a full country breakfast, very strong free WI-FI and great cell phone service as part of our room rate.  Next time you are choosing where to stay, with free WI-FI and breakfast, consider an inn or B&B as the “Better Way To Stay”.  And if you are coming to the Dartmouth College/Hanover/Lyme, NH area, Breakfast on the Connecticut is the “Better Way To Stay”.

Long River Studios – Filled With Treasures

November 8th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Long River Studio Celebrates 20 Years

Long River Studios Celebrates 20 Years

Located on Main Street in Lyme, NH, Long River Studios sits filled with the creative offerings of local artists & crafters.  A volunteer-run cooperative, Long River was formed in 1991 to try to connect local artists & crafters with the local community and help them make a living.  Currently, Long River represents 75 artists and crafts people from a wide sampling of medium.  Within its walls, you will find sculpture, photography, jewelry, needlework, painting and basketry just to highlight a few.  Long River Studios is open year round and hosts three annual exhibits.  Long River Studios is one of the focal points for the village of Lyme and once though its doors you get a feel for the New Hampshire region known as the Upper Valley.  If you stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut stop by Long River and pick up that one of a kind holiday gift.

New Hampshie Covered Bridges – Lyme’s Own Edgell Covered Bridge

May 25th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Edgell Covered Bridge

EDgell Covered Bridge, River Road, Lyme, NH

Covered bridges are placed throughout the state of New Hampshire.  “Kissing Bridges” as some affectionately call them are unique unto themselves.  They can reflect the town that they reside in, the artist or architect that designed them, and even the period that they were built in.  A picturesque New England Covered Bridge is more than just beautiful, covered bridges are practical and why our forefathers built them.  They provide a great place to walk in from the sun, to hide from the rain and to look down at the water that passes below.  Covered bridges also protect the structure from the harsh northern New England winters.  Breakfast on the Connecticut is less than a mile from the Edgell Covered Bridge that spans Clay Brook which feeds into the Connecticut River.  You can reach it in one of two ways – put on those sneakers and take a walk to the bridge and back.  What a great way to get in some exercise before breakfast!  Or, put on those sneakers and take out one of or canoes paddling to the bridge – you can go under the bridge and explore the large pools of water that make up Clay Brook.  And don’t forget to bestow that kiss on your significant other!  For many years we had our children convinced that the horn of the car would sound every time we passed through a covered bridge – they eventually discovered the slight of hand but they asked us to continue with their children.  Covered bridges are magical places.

Holt’s Ledge, One Of Over 50 Upper Valley Hiking Highlights

May 24th, 2011 by donnanandersen

View From Hol's Ledge

Sunset From Holt's Ledge

Located in Lyme, Holts Ledge is an easy dayhike  of 2.2 miles roundtrip.  Holts Ledge is a precipitous cliff with fine views to the east.  The cliff edge is fenced off not only to protect unaware hikers on foggy days, but also to protect the peregrine falcons who nest on the cliff.  Before being protected by the Endangered Species Act, peregrines were driven out of New England by the ravages of DDT, which thinned their egg shells and caused the eggs to break before the chicks were mature enough to survive.  Holt’s Ledge was one of the first sites in New Hampshire where peregrines were successfully reintroduced.  The gentler northern slope of Holt’s Ledge is home to the Dartmouth Skiway. and also the route of this dayhike.  Breakfast on the Connecticut is 7 miles from the Skiway and Holt’s Ledge.  You will travel east from Route 10 on Lyme-Dorchester Road to the parking lot of the Dartmouth Skiway, which is also the trail head.   If given advance notice and for a small fee, Breakfast on the Connecticut will pack a picnic that can be enjoyed on this outstanding dayhike.