Chase B. Perkins acquired it from his brother in 1883, but the property was passed through several owners before it was finally handed to Perkins.
Christmas is, undoubtedly, the best time of the year. As soon as winter begins, everyone looks forward to Christmas and its festivities. Most people head home for the holidays and are excited to meet family and friends during this time of the year. Additionally, you get to indulge in some lip-smacking culinary delights and, of course, the exchanging of gifts. But this lasts only for a day, and it can be disappointing. However, what if we told you could spend Christmas all year round? Sounds too good to be true? Well, there is a place where it's always Christmas, and it's not the North Pole!
According to delish.com, the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa is a charming bed and breakfast nestled in the White Mountains in Jackson, New Hampshire. It is open throughout the year, and the theme is always Christmas! Their main aim is to celebrate the simple pleasures of everyday life, including friends, family, fun, love, adventure, inspiration and well-being. This explains why the Inn always operates with the spirit of Christmas in mind.
The website mentions everything about the inn, starting from its history to their innkeepers! This quaint inn has a rich history behind it. It was formerly a part jail, part church, and part farmhouse. However, official records of the inn back in the day were sadly burned down. How cool is it to step into a slice of history in this current day.
"The original building – the front section of the red house-was built more than 200 years ago. This Cape Cod-style 'saltbox' believed to be built in 1778, was the farmhouse of the Rufus Pinkham family. The front portion of the white main building was erected about 1786 and became the new Pinkham homestead. The red house was then converted to storage use. At one point, though, the red house was the local lockup!" Chase B. Perkins acquired it from his brother in 1883, but the property was passed through several owners before it finally reached Perkins.
Perkins decided to start an inn since the area had a lot of visitors and farming was quite a risky business. "Before long, “Perkins Cottages” were going so well that Chase had to expand. An addition to the Main Inn was extended out behind the original two stories, but that even wasn’t enough. Guests at this time were almost totally summer visitors in this country." He wanted to expand the inn a lot more, so he decided to move the abandoned “Free Will Baptist Church” from just up the road and attached it to the back of the Inn.
Gary and Sandra Plourde are the current innkeepers. They took over the place in 2010. "We have had a tremendous welcome from our hotel guests and have been warmly embraced by the local community. It is safe to say that we have had our share of challenges, but we approach them with a can-do attitude and genuinely do whatever we can to ensure that our guests are happy and really enjoy their stay! We are the Plourde family: Gary, Sandra, Sofia, Quintin, and Golden Retriever Cookie."
Unsurprisingly, each room at the inn has a name like Dasher, Sleigh Bells, and Cupid to name a few! The inn also has packages for people to choose from. One can choose how to enjoy their holidays based on who they're with. They even offer services for a complete girls' trip! You get a cottage to yourself and it can be shared between 6-8 of your girl pals. They even have spa services and dinner for a night so you can completely relax!
Guests at the inn who have been here have raved about the place. One such satisfied customer is Shannon who took to Facebook and wrote about the inn. She said, "It’s fun and cozy! The people were very nice. They made us feel like we were home. They were all so friendly and welcoming. The Mistletoe Pub, especially our bartender Joshua was the best! The breakfast was included and it was delicious. It was a perfect place for our Christmas getaway. We will definitely be returning next year. I highly recommend coming here." Now, where's that booking?