Holiday gatherings for the family — away from home
In a desire to join up with relatives on holidays without the burden of preparing a feast for a crowd, some are turning to inns and resorts that specialize in hosting such events, freeing up time for participants to socialize, relax, and enjoy one another’s company
For extended families that enjoy intergenerational holidays, but not the chaos and clean-up they entail, a visit to a New England inn or hotel can make the season less stressful and more festive. Innkeepers and hotel managers from around the region report more families are making such holiday plans. Some are originally from the northeast but scattered across the country as the family grew, and want to relive a traditional New England holiday. Others are trying to spare one of their group from shouldering hosting duties.