Because Mom needs a break too!
Being a Mom is amazing! But it takes every ounce of our beings– physically, mentally and emotionally– to juggle that never-ending to-do list. School runs, kids’ activities, food shopping, meal planning and cooking, laundry, cleaning, homework…Moms do it all. But who looks after Mom?
Taking care of everyone else usually means that Moms’ needs and wishes have to settle for a comfortable, 18-year snooze on the back seat of this crazy journey called life. ‘I really should go for a walk, get that massage, pencil in some me-time, or sleep in,’ moms think daily– and yes, you should! We are here for you, Moms, giving you all the compelling reasons why you should stay at our full-service Inn on your next family White Mountains getaway. Get ready to win this debate with your partner using these loaded arguments:
1- No Cleaning
You’d think that this does not need any further explaining, but still here goes: our Team Mom believes that a dream vacation starts with no chores, so we are here to make everyone’s bed, pick stuff up off the floor, get the crumbs off the furniture, vacuum, and freshen up the bathroom– every day. Signs of last night’s popcorn party and this morning’s pillow fight will soon be out of sight and mind.
When check-out day comes around, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a last walk to the waterfall or a swim at the pool, then shop for some local delicacies to enjoy at home, so you can preserve your memories of the NH escape long after you return home. Compare this to a morning of cooking and cleaning up after breakfast, clearing out the fridge, stripping beds, collecting all the towels, wiping surfaces, removing trash– all before midday. Just…why?
2- No Cooking
Yes, cooking at home is cheaper than eating out, but what value do you place on your time and nerves? We believe you are no longer on a getaway if you are still planning, shopping and cooking for family meals– and what’s more, without your regular kitchen routine and efficiency. Team Mom is here to start you off every day with a large breakfast menu of entrees cooked to everyone’s liking, as well as freshly cut fruit salad, yogurt and granola, homemade baked goods, and choices of cereals to fuel you up for the day. Stop by the front desk on your way out to reserve your table for dinner at a time that suits your family and plans for the day– no waiting, no buzzers, no hangry children running around in the parking lot. We also play movies every night in the sitting room adjacent to the restaurant, giving you the chance to chill with a cold drink while the kids have a space to unwind. We get you, Moms.
Amenities are a mom’s best friend! Kids love our indoor pool and hot tub, which are fun year-around, in summer-time kids can let off more steam in our large outdoor pool and adjacent playground. Grab a s’mores kit, and head to the firepit for some socializing and stargazing. Our Santa’s Story Land Package comes with a welcome kit that includes a wallet filled with Santa Dollars the kids can spend in our gift shop, spa and restaurant– maybe they will even buy something for you!
Forgot your toothbrush, contact lenses case or one kid’s allergy is flaring up? Our gift shop has got you covered. Finally, have that massage at our Aveda Spa, or any other relaxing treatment! You deserve it! Massages are a stressbuster, relieving tense muscles and minds, preparing you re-join your family with a new calm.
4- Be Our Guest!
All our departments belong to Team Mom, so whatever you need we are here for you. The front desk team is a great resource for discounted tickets, things to do on rainy days, assist you with future reservations or help you extend your stay if you are having too much fun to leave. Maintenance issues can be reported and addressed right away. If Murphy’s Law strikes, we have our room inventory to tap into or will get on the phone for you– we will not leave you stranded. Speaking of which, we will even help you jump start your car! Our housekeepers have a welcome treat for Fido, and are always happy to supply more bedding and towels when you call. The dining room crew is ready with a special kid’s menu and activities, and they will keep the Shirley Temples flowing. We are at your service 100%!
Location, Location, Location! Referred to as ‘The gem of the White Mountains,’ Jackson is one of the most picturesque and charming places to bring your family. Driven by old-fashioned values and a strong community spirit, Jackson remains in the hands of independent businesses that help preserve local treasures and the unique feel of the village. Jackson Falls is a children’s paradise, just a short walk from the Inn where barefoot kids explore smooth rocks or swim in the shallow pools. Story Land and the new Living Shores Aquarium are just a short drive away, avoiding busy North Conway traffic and intersections. Nearby you also find excellent Nordic and Alpine skiing, stunning waterfalls and the famous hiking trails of the AMC.
These are the five most compelling reasons, but if you need a few more in your debate armory, try these, because Team Mom is on fire now!
6- Pet-Friendly Vacation Cottages
We know your dog is family, so we have allocated three cottages and one room to be pet-friendly any time of year. Another item checked off on your to-do list. Dog parents, you’re welcome!
7- Safety First!
Hotels and Inns are subject to strict regulations regarding the health and safety of our guests and are inspected annually to make sure detectors are in working order, fire escapes are in place and clearly marked and occupancy does not exceed the allowed fire code, etc. All this sounds rather tedious, but it is with your safety in mind.
8- Make New Friends
Making new friends on vacation is one of the most cherished memories for many kids. Soon, a game of Marco Polo in the pool could lead to a movie date in the sitting room to joint s’mores by the fire, followed by some stargazing on the lawn. Some of the best friendships have been forged by these flames and your kids will always remember these fun nights under the stars. Trust us, we see it all the time.
9- Instant Booking Process
If you know what you are looking for, you can simply book a room through our website. If you prefer to discuss your options and get a recommendation for the best room type, just book with our front desk team. Either way, you will have an instant confirmation and guaranteed room reservation. All communication is directly with our front desk with no middleman required in the process (unless you chose to use a third-party site). Check-in is quick, easy and professional (not a key under the mat or complicated meeting arrangements and check-in lists). Save your time, Moms, and make it easy on yourselves. We know you only have a nanosecond to book this getaway…
The White Mountains of New Hampshire are one of the safest places to take your family. For added peace of mind, a Hotel or Inn are easily found on any GPS and will have staff members on site at any time to help you. Vacation rentals can be tucked away in quiet side streets with no guarantee of neighbors should you need assistance and owners often do not live in the area. There are many things to consider until you find the right match for you and your family. We sure hope that Christmas Farm Inn turns out to be your match made in vacation heaven.
BONUS 11- Support Local Business
We may appear to be a small Inn, yet we employ on average 35 to 40 team members throughout the year. Their livelihoods depend on the success of our business and your visits to this area. In a post-Covid world, even a valley as popular as ours is likely to see less traffic and therefore less opportunity for work. Please support our local employers by choosing to stay and shop at private businesses that are working hard to maintain employment for our local workforce.
Your Innkeeper Sandra and Team Mom