We are celebrating the end of another season here at the Darby. The last two sleigh rides went out on Thursday, March 22nd...the first full day of spring, coincidentally. The Smiths, of Rochester, New Hampshire, were celebrating an anniversary here at the Darby with the dinner and sleigh ride package (purchased for them by their adult children...) and the Savages were staying here at the Inn, from Merrimack, New Hampshire.
The end of snow officially begins an often dreaded season, mud season! While some people play in it, and the flowers live for it, we use it as an excuse to reflect on the past season, take a deep breath, and prepare for the next one. Kim, Beth and Spike are taking a well-deserved rest before carriage rides start up (keep an eye out for new carriage offerings later this spring...), Marc and Maria (the innkeepers) are taking a little vacation, and Faye is getting ready to work her magic in our award-winning gardens, again. We'll be following her progress this year, so keep checking back to watch our flowers (and vegetables) grow. I'll also be passing on gardening hints I pick up while helping her out, here and there. Just a reminder:
Darby Field will be closed from April 9th to April 19th, and then open weekends only 'til the 29th.
We still have some great specials going on, so keep an eye on the Last Minute Special page on our website. Do you want to be a spring bride? We've created a new page for elopements and intimate ceremonies that is worth a look. Golfers, please note our new midweek golf special, and for those who just love a great deal, our Spring is in the Air package is for you! Until next time, Enjoy Spring and watch out for the Mud!
(Our last sleigh rides: Top: Kim & Spike,
Middle: Winston & Monique Savage,
Bottom: Harry & Ginny Smith)