Escaped a blizzard to find winter in New Hampshire
Submitted: February 19, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
We didn't expect our home of Cape Cod to be crippled by a massive blizzard the day we were planning to drive north for our vacation week. But I had heard that the roads north of Boston were clear and decided that Jackson was a better place to be. Although some of our party didn't make it north for days, the few that did were pretty happy to bet here. The fields around the house (and the ski areas) were blanketed with at least a foot of snow, turning one nightmare into paradise.
We settled in quickly, and the house fit like a soft glove. It felt instantly like home, with a constant fire and the smells of garlic sauteing in the kitchen and the stereo cranking out the tunes.
The bedrooms are more spacious than most ski homes', and this late sleeper appreciated that I could not hear the early risers clattering in the kitchen. (The bed was so nice I didn't want to get up to ski.) We didn't miss the TV, but liked the wi-fi and the CD collection. We thought it would be a battle to line up for a shower in the one tub after skiing, but even with 9 people in the house, everyone seemed happy to wait their turn with a glass of wine in front of the fire. The views, the location, the convenience to the slopes and the pubs around Jackson all fit the plan.
Bonus tip: Bring the snowshoes and drive five minutes down the hill toward town, then turn left up Tine Mine Road to the conservation area. The trails are free and the lot is plowed. A great place to 'shoe!
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ron. Looking forward to having your gang back next year.
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