Conquer Your Goals and Help Conquer Cancer at the 35th Annual Prouty

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center signature event is ready to start. Are you ready for it?

The 35th Annual Prouty, one of the biggest cancer fundraisers in New England, is just around the corner. This year, the dates to remember are July 8th and 9th, and the scenery will be at Lake Sunapee, NH, as well as the lovely towns nearby towns of Manchester and Hanover.

35th Annual ProutyWhat is The Prouty About?

This annual athletic event started in 1982, thanks to a group of four nurses who got together for a 100-mile cycle ride to honor their friend and patient, Audrey Prouty, who had just lost a nine-year-old-battle to ovarian cancer.

What started as a modest fundraising initiative has grown into a two day "festival of fundraisers," raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

How Can You Prouty?

The Prouty's events are centered around its traditional The Prouty Ultimate; a massive cycling event that covers the 200 miles between Manchester and Hanover, crossing the beautiful woods and countryside of New Hampshire and Vermont.

In addition, those who are not fond of bikes can still chip in to Norris Cotton Cancer Center through a series of side events:

  • Walk The Prouty provides six different walk-a-thons for different levels of fitness, across both residential areas and wood trails.
  • Row the Prouty is centered on the Connecticut River and allows you to Kayak for a cure
  • Golf the Prouty will serve those who prefer to play a 4-people golf scramble at Hanover Country Club.

After an exhilarating day at the 35th Annual Prouty, a mouth-watering dinner and a cozy bed in true New England style will be in order. Hanover Inn Dartmouth, a proud sponsor of the event, will be there to provide you just that.

Shop and Dance at the Hannover July Sidewalk Sale

The mention of the word sale sends excitement into every shopper’s mind because of all the goodies they could come out with. There is one in Hannover and whatever the weather, it’s going down. Okay, if it rains, there will be tents to ensure nothing stops you from enjoying the day’s great deals on products as you have fun.

Hanover July Sidewalk SaleWhat Should You Expect from The Sidewalk Sale Event?

The Hanover July Sidewalk Sale is an exciting event where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the downtown Hanover to shop and enjoy unique delicacies. And did we mention there will be live music and fun galore to soothe your mind and make July 16 memorable?

All the parking spaces on Main Street will be closed to create more space for you to move freely, have fun and shop from the numerous merchants present.

A Great Place All Year Round

You will not run short of things to do in Hanover NH because Dartmouth College and the great outdoors boasting the Green and White Mountains are all waiting to be explored. Besides, the Connecticut River and the Arts and Culture scene in New England’s metropolitan area will leave you refreshed and enlightened as well.

Enjoy Everything Available  

After a busy day at the Sidewalk Sale event, you’ll need to rest those legs. And there’s no better place to achieve that than at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. At our inn, you should look forward to homemade delicacies, comfortable beds, a fitness center, upmarket bath products, high-speed internet and more. Don’t miss a great dining experience at our PINE Restaurant that features meals from a celebrity Executive Chef and wash them down with signature cocktails.  

Have You Registered for the Vermont 100 Endurance Race?

If you’ve never heard of it, the Vermont 100 Endurance Race is actually among the very first 100 mile runs to originate in the United States. This year’s event takes place on July 16 and 17, 2016 and will be celebrating its 28th year. The event further makes up a part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultra-running. Every year the race attracts over 300 runners who all push to finish this challenging race that winds through the back roads of Vermont. Proceeds from the race go towards Vermont Adaptive.

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Beneficiary

Vermont 100 Endurance RaceThis year’s events proceeds will be going towards Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports. There are two main events that take place each year:

Vermont 100 – this event is limited to just 300 participants, after which registrants are placed on a waiting list.

100K – this race only accepts 75 entrants. Being registered for this event does not mean participants are able to switch to the 100 Mile race.

If you are heading to Vermont for one of the races, book your accommodations with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. Guests can enjoy complimentary Internet access, a fitness center and comfortable accommodations right on Dartmouth College campus.

Have You Seen Our Hanover Inn Dartmouth Package?

If you’re overdue a family getaway, it’s time to plan a trip to Dartmouth. Our Inn is the ideal choice for families looking for modern amenities and a central location. Best of all, you can look forward to great savings with our exclusive Hanover Inn Dartmouth package.

Hanover Inn DartmouthOur Family Fun Package includes your family accommodations and a tasty breakfast for two adults and two children. Guests will also receive a copy of “A Dozen Dartmouth Treasures Scavenger Hunt” which is filled with loads of fun, free activities for kids to indulge in around the Dartmouth campus grounds. The package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in one of our well-appointed guest rooms
  • Special rates for adjoining rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast for a family of four
  • Complimentary admission to one local attraction for 2 adults and 2 children

Choose from The Splash Park or 2 Other Family-Friendly Attractions

Our Family Fun Package also includes admission to one of 3 attractions, including:

  • The Splash Park located at Upper Valley Aquatic Center where you will find a 110-foot waterslide and a current channel
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science located in Norwich and offering fascinating raptor programs
  • Montshire Museum of Science

Book Your Stay Today

Isn’t it time you planned your fun family getaway? Families can look forward to being welcomed to our Inn with warm homemade cookies and comfortable New England accommodations. You’ll also enjoy complimentary Internet access so you can plan your trip on the go.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hanover Inn Dartmouth.

The 37th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival is Headed Our Way

Experience a high flying adventure of a lifetime at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival!  If you’ve always wanted to attend hot air balloon festivals in New Hampshire, this is your chance. The 37th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival will be taking place from June 17 – 19, 2016.

37th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music FestivalHere’s What Hot Air Balloon Festivals in New Hampshire Offer

The skies over New Hampshire will once again fill up with hot air balloons as they usher in the festival. This is the longest running festival of its kind in all of New England, so you won’t want to miss out. There will be as many as 20 hot air balloons and five flights scheduled during the festival with additional tethered rides during the daytime.

Visitors will also get to enjoy nonstop live entertainment from the likes of James Mee, Billy Wylder and other great entertainers. There will also be more than 60 craft artisans along with commercial vendors, so you can find something to take home.

Children will be entertained with fun activities such as a rock climbing wall and Euro Bungee. There will also be plenty of delicious food and a beer and wine garden.

Gates to the festival will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Balloon ascensions will take place on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Children are invited to explore and play inside a partially inflated hot air balloon. Be sure to visit the flight field during flight times to see the balloons; they’re not on display at other times.

Book your weekend stay with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. After an amazing day of festivities, head back to relax in our well-appointed guest rooms complete with luxurious beds, upmarket bath products and complimentary internet access.

Book Your Stay for the Dartmouth College Commencement 2016


The Dartmouth College Commencement will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 on the Dartmouth Green. The Academic Procession will kick off the proceedings at 9:00 a.m. with the ceremony starting at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends don’t require tickets to attend and the ceremony will take place outside, come rain or shine.

Dartmouth College CommencementInteresting Facts About the Dartmouth College Commencement

If you attend the ceremony, you’ll notice a large silver cup on stage. Lord Dartmouth’s Cup is usually borne by the College Usher while escorting members of the Board of Trustees during academic occasions. The cup was crafted in London in 1848 and was acquired by the fourth Earl of Dartmouth. It was eventually presented to the college by the ninth Earl during the college’s bicentennial.

You will also notice a collection of flags displayed on the Green during the ceremony. These flags represent the United Nations’ member states.

Are You Looking for Hotels Near Dartmouth College for the Commencement?

Whether you are Dartmouth alumni, or friends and family of graduates coming over for the ceremony, you’ll want to find hotels near Dartmouth College. You won’t find a more convenient place to stay than Hanover Inn Dartmouth. We are the only hotel located on the college campus, so you’ll be right on time for the ceremony. We’re also located within easy access to some of the best cultural attractions and activities in the region.

Guests can look forward to being welcomed with homemade cookies and warm hospitality. We offer all the amenities you could need for a convenient and comfortable stay, too, including a fitness center, dry cleaning services, complimentary high speed internet and a video lending library.

Rooms book up fast during commencement, so be sure to book your accommodations soon!

Will You Be at the 25th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Known for its gentle course and covered bridges, the annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon is not to be missed!

The 25th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon will take place on June 5 at 10:15 a.m. The half marathon’s course is a gentle downgrade that drops some 200 feet in elevation and there is a moderate hill at the 5th mile as well as a short, steeper hill at the 8th mile.

The 13.1-mile race is one of the best ways to experience Vermont’s covered bridges while also supporting local charities.

More About the CBHM Race

25th Annual Covered Bridges Half MarathonIf you are going to support a loved one taking part in the CBHM Race, there are two great places from which to spectate: the Finish Line and the Village of Woodstock. For those participating, medals and t-shirts will be given out at the finish line.

There will be a beer tent by Harpoon Brewery who will supply the race with refreshing beverages for every 21 or older runner who finishes. Beer will also be available to spectators.

Need a Place to Stay During the Event?

Whether you are taking part, spectating or just in Vermont for a great time, be sure to book your accommodations at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. We will welcome you with warm cookies and an even warmer welcome while taking care of all your travel needs. You’ll want to rest those legs after taking part in the race. Our guest rooms and suites offer comfortable accommodations complete with a traditional New England atmosphere, comfortable beds, top-notch bath products and complimentary high-speed Internet.

We are located on the Dartmouth College Campus and there is plenty to explore right on our doorstep. The area of Hanover caters for all tastes, from business travel to a quick getaway during the race.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have You Booked Your Mother’s Day Getaway in Hanover, NH?

Treat mom to a relaxing getaway this Mother’s Day to beautiful Hanover NH!

If you’ve not yet planned to treat your special Mom, consider a Mother’s Day getaway to Hanover, NH this year. There’s a lot to do in the area, but why not consider treating Mom to a delicious meal and relaxing spa treatments at the Hanover Inn?

Mother's Day at Hanover Inn DartmouthBook Your Treatments at the European Face and Body Studio

What could be a better way to show Mom how much she means to you than by treating her to a luxurious spa day at the European Face and Body Studio? All the services offered can be tailored to meet you and your mom’s needs. The studio offers Babor products, one of the top make up and skincare lines on the market and the studio is also the first full service space in Hanover. You’ll find the studio just a few steps from the Hanover Inn and you’re sure to find a treatment or two – or even a package- for Mom to indulge in.

After a day of complete relaxation and pampering, head to our PINE Restaurant for a delicious meal. Our American restaurant uses the freshest local and seasonal ingredients to create delectable dishes you are sure to enjoy. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure you feel welcome and looked after as you enjoy the special occasion.

Book Your Getaway Soon

Come and enjoy comfortable rooms with all the tradition of a New England atmosphere complete with luxurious linens, top-notch bath products and all the amenities you and your mom could need for a wonderful, relaxing trip. Enjoy homemade cookies on arrival, dry cleaning services and so much more. We look forward to making this Mother’s Day one to remember at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth.

Take in a Show at the Lebanon Opera House

Chris Isaak will perform at the Lebanon Opera House this spring!

The next time you’re in New Hampshire, treat yourself to tickets to a show at the Lebanon Opera House. The venue is the main performing arts venue in New Hampshire and home to various performing arts companies. It is also the only community-based theater of its size in the west-central New Hampshire region and a cultural focal point of the Lebanon community. The Opera House offers year-round entertainment so there’s sure to be something on you’ll want to see.

Lebanon Opera HouseUpcoming Events

Chris Isaak: First Comes the Night Tour - Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Catch the multi-talented Chris Isaak showcasing some of his best work, including “Forever Blue” and “Somebody’s Crying.”

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  Don’t miss this special reunion of this talented combo. Don’t expect a trip back in time, though. The quartet plan on performing some forward thinking pieces in an array of genres from jazz and classical to Eastern European folk dances, bluegrass and more.

Steven Wright - Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  If you’re a fan of comedy, be sure to book your tickets to Steven Wright’s telling of his autobiography. Wright has appeared in a myriad of films and been the voice for several movies, too. He has also made regular appearances with Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’ Brien. Wright’s show is a reflective delivery of his life delivered in that distinctly lethargic voice, complete with his anticipated one-liners.

Stay with Us

The next time you’re in town for a show, come and stay with us at Hanover Inn Dartmouth. We are the only boutique hotel right on the Dartmouth College campus with easy access to many of the local attractions. Our tastefully-appointed accommodations feature a distinctly New England atmosphere complete with upscale bath products and all the amenities required for a luxurious and comfortable stay. Book your room soon!

Don’t Miss the 2016 White River Indie Festival

The annual White River Indie Festival returns to the Upper Valley!

The exciting White River Indie Festival will take place from May 13 – 16, 2016. The festival is a non-profit, educational event that is dedicated to engaging and encouraging the public to get involved with social and political issues while also supporting the visual arts through the medium of film.

2016 White River Indie FestivalMore About WRIF

The WRIF selects films that are recognized for their social and artistic merit. By attempting to broaden the audience for these types of films, hosting engaging discussions and partnering with local public interest groups, the festival hopes to fill a void and stimulate greater participation in cultural and political affairs from the public. The film festival in Vermont also supports the regional film community’s work and assists local nonprofits with their outreach efforts, thereby contributing to White River Junction’s creative economy.

The success of the film festival lies heavily on the team of volunteers who make it happen. The event requires help with several areas, including setting up chairs and taking tickets. Volunteers can spend a couple of hours helping out or even the whole day. Volunteers are rewarded with free event or film passes as well as the chance to meet some great people.

The schedule of events and ticket prices are available on the film festival’s site.

Hanover Inn Dartmouth wishes you a delightful time at the festival!