It’s the most exciting phone call of my year: when the Balsams’ Activities Coordinator, John Kennedy, asks if I am able to return for their Visiting Artist Series this summer.
“Yes! Please!” is my unhesitating reply.
As a Visiting Artist, I have the pleasure of conducting knitting & embroidery demonstrations and workshops with resort guests.
My first year, I even attempted a felting demonstration, with fascinating results.
The Balsams is a treasure. Luxurious accommodations and to-die-for dining are set in the northern New Hampshire wilds of Dixville Notch (where the first voting in the country happens each election).
Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and golf galore can fill up your days, while fantastic food and dancing to Rick Erwin’s Orchestra in the ballroom complete your nights.
If you’re looking for a fabulous getaway this summer, I highly recommend a stay at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel.
And if you happen to visit between June 29 and July 6, 2009, I will see you there!