Dartmouth College Homecoming Weekend is Coming Up

Alumni and fans flock to Hanover to see Dartmouth Football vs. Yale.

Homecoming Weekend at Dartmouth College is always a blast, and 2015 will be no different when Big Green plays Yale on October 10. This is one of Hanover's biggest weekends for guest traffic when family, friends and alumni of Dartmouth College all come to see their favorite school shine.

Dartmouth College Homecoming WeekendThere's something for everyone to do. To kick the weekend off, have fun at the DARToberfest Pre-Parade Celebration where activities like face painting and photo booths offer family-friendly entertainment. Then, hang out and have a good time at the traditional Dartmouth Night bonfire and parade while you celebrate the 2015 Wearers of the Green, all of whom are students, coaches and alumni who have excelled at Dartmouth athletics. Alumni will be present all weekend to attend many different small reunions and gatherings along with friends and family. For those striving for academic excellence, there will be a Navigating College Admissions workshop and a Back to Class faculty lecture.

If you're planning to stay in Hanover for Dartmouth College Homecoming Weekend 2015, October 9-10, be sure to book your room with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. We're a classic Hanover institution and we have deep roots with Dartmouth College, offering you a lush, cozy New England atmosphere. Our Inn is richly decorated in classic "Dartmouth green" and includes a restaurant named PINE in honor of the traditional Old Pine that gathered graduating Dartmouth students. We'll always remember and celebrate the vision of the innkeeper who first built his lodgings on the site of Hanover Inn back in 1780. Most importantly, we offer a gateway to Dartmouth's outdoor homecoming activities, the Dartmouth Boat House and the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. Book a room today and make your stay in our college town an event to remember.


Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic Is Rolling in Soon

September's Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic is the tastiest way to ride the Connecticut River Valley.

It would be hard to imagine a more lovely time of the year in which to take bike tours through the Connecticut River Valley than glorious September. The Upper Valley Trails Alliance biking event The Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic  is coming soon on Sunday, September 13.

This Pedaling Picnic event features the finest Upper Valley restaurant taste testing that you'll find all year. It will be harvest time, so the UVTA is teaming up with local farms and some of the area's hottest chefs. Starting with the freshest ingredients, these gifted chefs turn up the heat to show off their finest creations. The whole family can find tasty treats and new food favorites!

Tour de Taste A Pedaling Picnic

You are not limited to just a single route during this bike event. There is a range of scenic vistas and participating farms to visit. The classic bike tour takes you through stunning areas with brilliant picnicking spots. The organizers have also put together an especially family-friendly route that will take you on a Lake Morey loop where the chefs are ready for you and those growing appetites. The extended route will test your endurance a bit more, but it's the best way to see the most of the valley, and you'll keep your energy up with great food along the way. 

We congratulate the participants and volunteers and invite you to start the day at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. Our location is excellent to serve as a base for all the attractions in the area, including the Pedaling Picnic. We also feature Hanover's fine farm-to-table experience at our PINE Restaurant. You'll find a breakfast to set the stage for the day as well as luxury accommodations that the whole family will enjoy. Book your stay to savor the chance to relax after a wonderful bike touring outing.


40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival Coming Soon

Experience the energy, color and music of the Highland Games.

When cooler weather hits the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it can only mean one thing: It's time for the 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival! Coming September 2015, the Highland games give visitors a chance to experience the intrigue and excitement of the Scottish Highlands and Celtic culture as they transform the White Mountains into gaming fields and festival yards. With clans, competitions, entertainment and food, visitors immerse themselves in the rich cultural experience of visiting Scotland, and they never even need their passports!

40th New Hampshire Highland Games & FestivalNot only does the NH Highland Games bring the excitement of heavy Scottish games, such as the Caber Toss, Weight Over Bar, Weight for Distance, Sheaf Toss and Hammer Throw, featuring professional and amateur athletes, they also offer musical competitions with some of the best Scottish and Celtic performances in NH. Competitions include fiddle and harp as well as piping and drumming. The Games and Festival also give visitors a chance to see the best of highland dancing competitions in NH. Rounding out the festival are the vendors, craftsmen and seminars where attendees can learn more about genealogy and history or refine their tastes in whiskey and beer. Children are sure to enjoy their own competitions and crafts, and the sheep dog trials capture the attention of visitors of all ages.

Just a scenic drive away, Hanover Inn Dartmouth provides visitors of the games convenient access to the rugged and haunting experiences of Scotland without a passport during Highland Games. At the end of the day, you can relax in our stylish and cozy guestrooms and soak up that famous New England charm, perhaps indulging in a dining experience at PINE, our onsite restaurant and bar.

Visit Hanover Inn Dartmouth website to learn more about available accommodations and the warm cookies served daily!


Watch the HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament in Hanover

The stage is set for the golf tournaments in Hanover NH this September 18th, 2015, as golfers assemble for a weekend of fun.

On September 18th, golfers of all kinds will pick up their clubs and compete in the HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament. Whether you're a pro looking to engage against others on the green or an aficionado looking to relax while watching the players, this event has something for everyone. People of any skill level are welcome to attend or participate in this relaxed setting. There's no pressure to win since it's all about the game for this event.

HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament in HanoverFood and beverages are brought to the tournament from sponsors with enough goods to satisfy everyone's needs. Attend the Hole-in-One contest as a spectator or a player and qualify for fun prizes. The Shoot-out contest is sure to bring a great deal of excitement as one champion is crowned on the 18th hole. With on-course snack and beverage carts available, attendees can keep hydrated and fed without missing a moment of the tournament.

The HACC is only one of many golf tournaments at Hanover Country Club. This site is home to players of varying skill levels and delivers a beautifully sculpted course with well-manicured landscapes. From smooth sloping hills to strategically placed sand traps, it's an experience every golfer will enjoy trying out.

The Hanover Inn Dartmouth is conveniently located near the country club, offering a place to stay during the festivities. Although the tournament itself is the driving force for many golfers, the event has pre- and post-game festivities planned. Reserving your room today can help ensure that you won't miss anything during this event. Loaded with special contests and prizes, attending the HACC 19th Annual Golf Tournament at Hanover Country Club is a premier way to end the summer.


Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Hanover

With many things to do in Hanover NH, it's the perfect place to close out the summer

When the time comes for summer to start winding down, the best thing for you to do is indulge in a Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Hanover Inn Dartmouth. It is centrally located around a whole variety of memorable experiences in New Hampshire.

If you lean toward the cultural aspects of travel, you can check out a number of art galleries in the area. There are also bookstores that just might have that book you're looking for or offer up some new avenues to pursue when it comes to interesting themes and ideas.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science will give you an up-close look at how important the environment is and what's being done to make sure that the wildlife population is maintained. Education and research serves as the backbone of the organization.

Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Hanover Inn Dartmouth

For outdoor activities, check out the Ledyard Canoe Club where kayaking is truly an adventure for all who partake in it. You also can hike on any number of the 161 miles making up New Hampshire's share of the Appalachian Trail.

If shopping is more in line with your tastes, an eclectic array of boutiques offer up a cavalcade of items, some of which you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

If you're wondering where to stay for Labor Day weekend in New Hampshire, Hanover Inn Dartmouth is a good place to kick back and relax. Our award-winning inn welcomes guests to stay in any of the 108 rooms available and has easy access to cultural and outdoor activities. You can keep up with things at home and around the world with complimentary internet. Delicious dining options are available at our PINE Restaurant or through room service from breakfast through dinner. Visit our website for more information.


Harpoon Point to Point Presented by National Life Group Charity Bike Ride Hits Vermont

Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group arrives in town on August 8, 2015

Harpoon Point to Point Presented by National Life Group is an exciting charity cycling event to help raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank and fight the growing problem of hunger.  Cyclists have until August 3, 2015, to register for the race, and to make things easier, the founders now let you complete your registration packet online.

Harpoon Point to PointAll riders can swing by the Harpoon Brewery on August 7, 2015, for an introductory meet and greet. You can pick up your information packet, have fun meeting with some of the other volunteers and enjoy a pasta dinner for a nominal fee that fuels you up for the upcoming ride.

The action really kicks off August 8, when hundreds of cyclists and bike riders hit the streets in one of the longest and most strenuous charity rides in the world. Riders can sign up to remain in the race for 25, 50 or 100 miles. Those in the 100-mile race start at 7 a.m., and those registered for one of the other events join the race later in the day.

This athletic fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank ends with a huge party, which starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. All participants can grab free food and drinks while watching the founders and organizers award prizes to the top finishers.  Sign up today and start finding supporters.  All donations helps to raise money for the Vermont Foodbank, the state’s largest hunger-relief agency. 

If you come to Vermont for the Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group and love to ride, consider making a vacation out of your trip. Here at Hanover Inn Dartmouth, we offer a Stay & Ride package that will let you help a charity, relax and ride even more. Visit our website to book your package deal today.


Kids Will Love Dartmouth Big Green Camp

Discover the best places to eat in Hanover NH while your kids are at camp.

Dartmouth Big Green Camp offers a variety of sports camps for boys and girls such as baseball, hockey, rowing, lacrosse, basketball, soccer and more. If you are sending your kids to any of these camps on Dartmouth's campus, it can be helpful to become familiar with the area and find things to do while the kids are at Dartmouth Big Green Camp. It's especially convenient to find some great places to dine in the area. One of the most popular and prestigious places to eat nearby is our very own PINE Restaurant, which is right across the street from the Dartmouth Green.

Dartmouth Big Green Camp

PINE is an American restaurant that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Our restaurant has a policy of serving only fresh, farm-to-table dishes created from local and sustainable ingredients. It's an elegant and relaxing experience to enjoy a meal at PINE while the kids are at the camp next door. Another option is to stay with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth and have the luxury of getting PINE's unique dishes delivered via room service.

Hanover Inn Dartmouth, New Hampshire's longest continually running hotel, is one of the area's most distinctive and historic buildings. Constructed in the 1700s, it was once a private home belonging to General Ebenezer Brewster. It was later converted into a tavern and, eventually, a boutique hotel. We are located near the Dartmouth campus, making it a convenient place to stay if your kids are enjoying sports and other activities at Dartmouth Big Green Camp. Visit our PINE Restaurant to appreciate the colonial-style elegance and the gourmet cooking of our chefs.


Enjoy Summer Concerts at Hopkins Center For The Arts

Watch talented musicians perform on the Dartmouth College campus.

If you're looking for a great way to spend some quality time with loved ones, look no further than the Hopkins Center For The Arts at Dartmouth College, which offers an amazing summer concert series hosted purely for the enjoyment of fans and open to locals and visitors alike.

Two of the upcoming summer concerts on the Dartmouth Green are C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band on July 9 at 5:30 p.m., and Gordon Webster Septet on Thursday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. Though beautiful summer evening weather is part of the experience, come rain or shine, the organizers still plan to host this concert series. The rain site and the Spaulding auditorium at the Hopkins Center will allow for a large number of guests to attend.

Summer Concerts at Hopkins Center For The Arts

The free concerts are sponsored by the Hopkins Center For The Arts, an organization that brings the arts to its community for free or at very low costs. The center's website is where you can keep track of the concerts and other upcoming events.

When you come to town to see the concerts, you probably want to take a little time to unwind beforehand. At Hanover Inn Dartmouth, our renowned PINE restaurant is where you can kick back in style and enjoy delicious New England fare. The PINE menu features locally sourced food from the region's farmers, and you can stop in for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and Sunday brunch. Our inn overlooks the Dartmouth Green, so you'll be less than a stone's throw away from performances at the HOP. If long bouts of traveling get you down, feel free to stay overnight with us and wake up to stunning mountain views along with a sumptuous breakfast. Enjoy a cozy stay and the warmth of our hospitality for a night or more.


High School Football Stars Play to Benefit Hospitalized Children

Graduated seniors face off in all-star HS football games in NH in effort to raise money for Shrine hospitals.

The Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is no regular football game; it's a major regional event that pulls together graduating seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire in a sportsmanlike game of football whose proceeds are donated to benefit children who are living in Shrine Hospitals for Children. The motto of this long-standing event is "strong legs run so that weak legs may walk," and it's a great encapsulation of the philanthropic nature of this event.

Annual Shrine Maple Sugar BowlThe annual game is held at Castleton State College, and spectators are treated to an impressive Shriner parade before commencement. Players who participate in the game walk off the field as official graduates, and they also have the knowledge that they have helped children who are less fortunate. It's a rare occurrence, too and big draw to the community; there are only 30 Shriner games held across the country annually. For spectators who don't enjoy football as much or for those just hungry for more pageantry, the Shriner All-Star band, a collective of the best marching band players from surrounding schools, will be putting on a spectacular show as part of the event.

All in all, this event provides family fun and entertainment while also supporting children in need of medical care. For those who want to find a quiet place to stay while visiting town, Hanover Inn Dartmouth is a great choice. Our cozy Inn helps you have a smooth visit and a comfortable stay amid the beautiful landscape of New England, and it's conveniently close to Memorial Field at Dartmouth College. You are invited to include our Inn in your plans to visit for this classic event.

Good luck to all participants! 


Elegant Weddings at Hanover Inn Dartmouth

For an unforgettable wedding experience, book your wedding at Dartmouth's charming Hanover Inn.

Countless people recall their wedding day as the most important and happiest days of their lives. When planning the perfect wedding, one of the most important considerations is selecting a beautiful and accommodating venue that will create lasting memories. When choosing among Hanover, NH, wedding venues, each couple likely has a particular ambiance in mind, but countless people have chosen the charming, yet elegant, Hanover Inn Dartmouth in New Hampshire to host their special day.

Weddings at Hanover Inn DartmouthOur historic inn is located in the midst of a scenic coniferous forest and offers a collection of wedding packages, from the intimate to the extravagant, and features a variety of discounts.

If you're hoping to schedule your wedding in a cozy, warm inn situated amid the natural beauty and charm of New England, you can choose among several packages: the Daniel Webster, the Montgomery and the Dartmouth.

If you're part of the alumni at our local, prestigious higher learning institution and plan to enjoy your wedding near Dartmouth College, then we have a package that's just right for you. If you have extravagance in mind, the Dartmouth is the ultimate wedding package. You'll get an hors d'oeuvres upgrade, a custom wedding cake and even a deluxe breakfast for two for the morning after the special day.

The Montgomery package offers a reception as well as a wide selection of crudités appetizers served with house-made chorizo that guests will enjoy. If you're still hungry after the reception, you can dine in elegance in our PINE Restaurant.

We're conveniently located near Dartmouth College and stand out among New Hampshire wedding venues for our cozy atmosphere and spectacular packages. Plan your stay here at Hanover Inn Dartmouth, where we look forward to helping create your dream wedding.