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help with where to stay!!

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help with where to stay!!

i have been researching for weeks now and getting nowhere please help

we have 4 days to stay near the white mountains (so we can also pop over the border to the north east kingdom of vermont too on a long day out)

29th sep to 3rd october

looking for the following for a couple aged 41 and 39 who like wildlife and gentle walks and most of all scenic drives for the fall away from mad crowds and traffic!

1) away from bigger towns and 100% away from shopping outlets and the like

2) off the beaten track to some degree (prefer small villages, we did montana and wyoming last year and stayed in cooke city, philipsburg, mammoth hot springs, virginia city and whitefish all small but amazing )

3) somewhere that has maybe a population of between 1,000 and 3,000 at most

4) an inn, motel, lodge hopefully walkable to a couple of restauarnts for 2 of the nights after sightseeing but anythin considered

5) budget up to $175 per night

looked at the likes of littleton, gorham etc but anywhere with a subway and kfc are a no no!!

was tinking of franconia,, bethlehem, whitefield, north woodstock but any help most welcome as know nothing about any of them as from the UK

any help would be fab......

paul and susan

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1. Re: help with where to stay!!

Jackson NH, Whitney's Inn.

No neon signs, fast food, or shopping.

Thousands of hiking trails waterfalls and Peaks to climb.

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2. Re: help with where to stay!!

thank you very much snork, will take a look

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3. Re: help with where to stay!!

North Woodstock or Bethlehem are closer to vt than Jackson of that is important. In all my visits to nh never paid attention to whether there was a subway in any town, just never visited one. Anywhere between north Conway and Jackson are of the beaten path.

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4. Re: help with where to stay!!

Jackson, NH was the first place that came to my mind -- small, walkable, New England village, with a year-round population of between 800 and 900 depending on whose numbers you look at. Has it's own covered bridge, river rapids, some good places to eat (including a great little bake shop next door to the Post Office in the middle of the village), easy access to major routes for day trips, no Subways (nearest one we know of is miles away in Glen, NH), great access to White Mountains National Park, and definitely non-commercial. One of our favorite places to visit in that part of NH -- only part of your criteria that might be an issue could be the $175/night because your dates are at the height of the fall foliage season (think limited supply and high demand). But, we've never stayed overnight in Jackson, so don't know if that part is "do-able" or night, Could be worth checking out a few places to see what prices they quote you.

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5. Re: help with where to stay!!

I would agree that Jackson though lovely, is not really near the VT border, if that is important. Northeast Kingdom is a fabulous area to explore. Littleton, though home to a Subway, kfc and others, is also a very cool small city, with a great homegrown downtown. Definitely worth considering. It is also 20 minutes +/- from Franconia Notch and White Mtns, and also 20 minutes to St. Johnsbury, VT and Northeast Kingdom. You might also look at the town of Franconia, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Lancaster. Woodstock is also a good choice. A little farther to St. J. But easy enough.

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