For those seeking to get out and enjoy nature first hand, start here…
North East Snowmobiles Rentals-Fryeburg, Maine. Located next door. www.northeastsnowmobile.com
Whether an experienced rider or first timer, they will take good care of you. Half or full day rentals available, helmet and map included. 20 new Arctic Cats added to their fleet this season. Walk over from The Oxford House and be on the trails in minutes!
Town & Country-East Conway, New Hampshire. Drive time: 5 minutes www.townandcountry.com
A Polaris and Yamaha dealer, Town & Country offers rentals and sales of snowmobiles and ATVs, as well as a unique country store, with items ranging from copper cupolas to handmade furniture and woodstoves.
ALPINE & DOWNHILL SKIING/TUBING/SNOW BOARDING
Shawnee Peak-Bridgton, Maine. Drive time: 10 minutes www.shawneepeak.com
Shawnee Peak received more than 200 inches of snow during the 07/08 season-with just as much predicted for this winter! With 40 trails, some of the best night skiing in New England, 240 acres of terrain, 5 lifts and spectacular views of Moose Pond, the best ski value around is just down the road. *Be sure to ask us for discount vouchers for lift tickets.
Cranmore Mountain-North Conway, New Hampshire. Drive time:15 minutes www.cranmore.com
Cranmore includes 40 trails, six glades, two terrain parks, two lift serviced tubing parks and a fitness center. Home to the Mountain Meisters Race Series, a program hosting 45 local ski teams. Jonathan and Natalie, along with Oxford House Inn staff & friends, are sure to be there every Wednesday with their new Oxford House Inn ski team!!
Attitash /Bear Peak-Bartlett, New Hampshire. Drive time: 35 minutes www.attitash.com
Two mountains, one lift ticket! 70 trails with a 1250' vertical drop make Attitash the largest nearby mountain. Known for excellent grooming and extensive snowmaking.
Sunday River-Bethel, Maine. Drive time: 1 hour www.sundayriver.com
A great day trip with beautiful scenery along the way-well worth the drive. Sunday River offers New England skiing at its best, featuring 8 peaks, 131 trails, 18 lifts & 92% snow making, ensuring a dependable blanket of snow from mid-November through March.
NORDIC & CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING
Bear Notch Ski Touring Center Bartlett, New Hampshire. Drive time:25 minutes www.bearnotchski.com
65k of well groomed trails encompassing waterfalls &rivers. Beginner to expert terrain.
Jackson Ski Touring-Jackson, New Hampshire. Drive time: 35 minutes www.jacksonxc.com
154k of trails with views of Mt. Washington and the picturesque village of Jackson.
CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS
Experience sparkling clear water and explore miles of sandy beaches perfect for swimming and picnics when you spend a relaxing day canoeing the gentle Saco River. Both rental facilities provide transportation to and from the river and include life vests and paddles.
Saco River Canoe & Kayak: Fryeburg, ME. Drive Time: 3 minutes
Saco Bound: Center Conway, New Hampshire Drive Time: 10 minutes
The White Mountains are home to some of New England's best climbing and backpacking. Ask Jonathan, an avid climber, to share some of his favorite routes with you.
ROCK & ICE CLIMBING
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) - North Conway, New Hampshire. Drive time: 15 minutes www.emsoutdoors.com/north-conway
Member guides are professional climbers and teachers, experts in technical climbing on rock, snow, and ice, with extensive knowledge of weather and climbing conditions. Equipment rentals available.
International Mountain Equipment (IME)-North Conway, New Hampshire. Drive time: 15 minutes www.ime-usa.com
Home of the International Mountain Climbing School. Equipment sales and rentals for all your climbing, backpacking and expedition needs.
Red Jersey Cyclery- North Conway, New Hampshire. Drive time: 15 minutes www.redjersey.com
The Red Jersey Cyclery is your premiere bicycle shop in the White Mountains offering the kind of service you and your bike deserve. Mountain & road bike rentals available.
Let the stress of today's hectic lifestyle slip away as you enjoy some of life's simpler pleasures…
High View Farm -Harrison, Maine. Drive time: 30 minutes www.high-view-farm.com
Offers old fashioned Belgian Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, complete with jingle bells and layers of warm flannel blankets…an enchanting experience with breathtaking scenery.
Pietree Orchard-Sweden, Maine. Drive time: 20 minutes www.pietreeorchard.com
During the in seasons, pick your own apples, blueberries, strawberries and pumpkins while enjoying fresh-pressed cider, cider donuts, aged cheese, homemade jams and much more. Owned by Stephen King and his family, this unique orchard offers a farmers market (including in the winter!), farm demonstrations and hayrides. A beautiful drive and well worth the trip! We purchase our apples from them.
Weston's Farm & Sugar House -Fryeburg, Maine. Drive time: 1 minute www.westonsfarm.com
5th generation farmers, the Weston's offer a four-season selection of Maine-made items, including fresh fruits and veggies, jams, paintings, folk art, pies, cider and unique handmade gifts. Much of the produce we use in our menus is grown on their farm in the fields behind our inn! Christmas trees, wreaths & ornaments are available in December, and fall brings the hay fort, cider, and autumn vegetables. Every March, once the temperatures rise above freezing, the Weston's fire up their boiler and start collecting sap. The fourth Sunday in March is Maine Maple Sunday. Visit Weston's Farm for a tour, demonstration and tasting. Be sure to bring home pure Maine Maple syrup to family & friends!
Sherman Farm-East Conway, New Hampshire. Drive time: 5 minutes www.shermanfarmnh.com
Beautiful cutting gardens, bountiful local fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, baked items and their own fresh milk (blueberry is a local favorite) may be found here. Much of the produce we use in our menus is grown on their farm in the fields behind our inn! The highlight of fall is the Corn Maize, open weekends September and October, featuring 10 acres of twists and turns, as well as hay rides and corn cannons. A true New England experience!
Nurture through Nature- Sweden, Maine. Drive time: 20 minutes www.ntnretreats.com Yoga, meditation, a wood fired sauna, wilderness guide services...get back in touch with nature, peace and your inner self.
FOOD & THE ARTS
Though located in a quiet, rural country town, we are fortunate to have nationally known musicians, talented artists and world-class cuisine close by. A few of our favorites…
Stone Mountain Arts Center-Brownfield, Maine. Drive time:20 minutes www.stonemountainartscenter.com
A beautiful timber frame concert space hosting national acts year round, up close and personal. Owned by musician Carol Noonan and Jeff Flagg, the magical atmosphere and hardworking, dedicated staff have gained SMAC a reputation as being a favorite venue for both musicians and guests.
White Mountain Cider Company-Glen, New Hampshire. Drive time: 30 minutes www.whitemountaincider.com
Owned by two chefs, this is our favorite place to eat when we are not cooking in our restaurant. Creative, contemporary food is served in a remodeled 1880's farm house. Also on the property is a cider press and gift shop. Be sure to arrive early for one of their amazingly different & delicious cocktails at the bar, and their homemade apple cider donuts are a must for dessert! Open seven nights.
Valley Originals-Mt. Washington Valley, NH & Western Maine. Drive time: Under 40 minutes
The Valley Originals is a group of 22 nearby locally owned and operated restaurants, with an emphasis on originality, local products and professional service.
Gallery 302-Bridgton, Maine. Drive time: 20 minutes www.gallery302.org
Gallery 302, an artist's cooperative, features the work of over 60 artists and artisans working in a wide variety of media. Open daily.
Harvest Gold Gallery-Center Lovell, Maine. Drive time: 15 minutes www.harvestgoldgallery.com
Featuring a collection of fine American Crafts and original art including outdoor art, interiors, fine gifts and jewelry, Harvest Gold Gallery is an artist's delight! Located in the beautiful setting of Kezar Lake.
SHOPPING, THEATRES, EVENTS AND MUCH MORE…
Please visit our local Chambers of Commerce for a wealth of valuable information.
Settlers Green Outlet Village - North Conway, NH. Drive time: 15 minutes http://www.settlersgreen.com/ World class shopping at over 60 stores at outlet prices...and tax free! Ask us for VIP cards for additional saving of 15-30%.
Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy-Fryeburg, ME Drive Time: 2 minutes...or walk! www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac
Brand new 380 seat theater attracts extraordinary talent. Visit their website for a calendar of events, including The Metropolitan Opera- Live in HD!
Local Chamber of Commerce...
The Oxford House Inn of Fryeburg, Maine is proud to share resources with the Mesothelioma Community Resource Network. Family and loved ones of those undergoing cancer treatment or other procedures will find comfort while lodging with us. Visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance to learn more about mesothelioma.