Eaton, NH

B&W Dandelion Seed by Peggy Wescott

Welcome to Eaton, NH!!! A small town built around a mountain lake that will not only take you back in time, but will take your breath away. Outside of it's natural beauty, we have some wonderful Inns and businesses that will leave you warm & cozy and wanting to come back for more.

From a piece of heaven,,,,,,,,



EATON column by Nancy E. Williams 12/12/17 447-5635


Many thanks to Jeanne and Ed Reilly for beautifully decorating the guard house at the Eaton Beach; it looks so festive and pretty. Somewhere up above us, Edith and Don Dashnau are thanking you and saying Merry Christmas to everyone.

I haven’t been driving south at night on Rte.153 (sadly), so the only tree on Crystal Lake that I have seen so far is Ken and Linda McKenzie’s. They started this whole tradition of a lit tree on a body of water in Eaton, and every year I look forward anxiously to see it, thank you. Three others usually have a tree reflecting on the water, too, so let me know and I’ll put you in the column. I just love the lit trees across the span of water at night. It brightens up the dark road and the surrounding woods.

Tonight, Tuesday, December 12, is the 4th Annual Locals’ Holiday Dinner Party at Max’s Restaurant and Pub at the Snowvillage Inn. Doors open at 5 p.m. and reservations begin at 5:30. Max’s is offering a special price of $39 for a five-course dinner including passed appetizers; choice of soup or salad; sorbet; choice of entree including Prime Rib, Potato Gnocchi or Roasted Salmon; and dessert. Please call to see if there are reservations available, at 447-2818. The SVI Gift certificate sale continues through December 18th. Purchase a $100 gift certificate and receive $20 as a bonus. Call the Inn for more information and to order your gift certificate, and they will have it ready when you arrive to pick it up. And, a big thanks to all who came out for the Annual Artisan Fair and Luncheon on Sunday, December 10th. It was a wonderful afternoon of fun, food, reconnecting with folks, and of course, beautiful artisan’s work for sale.

The next Opera Dinner at the Inn at Crystal Lake will be on Thursday, January 18th, Happy 100th Birthday to Leonard Bernstein. Members of the New England ensemble, the Bostonians, will present a special concert for the 100th anniversary of the birth of this great American composer. Also Wednesday Movie Nights will continue at the Palmer House Pub after the first of the year.

Join the community at the Little White Church for a holiday celebration on Friday, December 15th at 7 p.m. (note the date change, please). This year will feature Puckerbrush (Peter Kimball, guitar; Jeanne Loubier, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo; and Candace Maher, flute, cello, and accordion) with some Celtic holiday favorites. The celebration will also include The Promise Singers (all women singing group) from Brownfield, Maine. The Promise Singers have shared their talents with us for the last two years, and we are blessed to have them again. The night would not be complete without the beautiful voices of Howard West and Mary Edes sharing their favorite holiday songs. The roof will be joyfully raised with community singing of everybody’s favorite carols. Refreshments will be served at the end of the show. No reservations or tickets necessary. Donations at the door will benefit the Little White Church. All are welcome! For more information, call Candace at 447-2295.

It is not too early to get your kids, grandkids, and cousins to participate in the Christmas Eve Service’s Children’s Pageant on December 24. Call Thomas Costello at 447-5774 right away if you want to be in the pageant. Our beautiful service takes place at the Little White Church on Christmas Eve beginning at 6 p.m. Tim Ostendorf and Mary Edes always do a fine job making the service merry and bright, but the Children’s Pageant is a very special part of the celebration. We have Mary, Joseph, kings, angels, shepherds and a little drummer boy, plus the cute little animals (whoever puts on the cow costume usually causes a bit of a stir). Thomas says for all the kids to show up before 5:30 p.m. to get into your costumes. This is an Eaton tradition, and has brought joy and warmth to all who come see. Come early because the Church fills up fast.

Just a reminder that today is the “Remembrance and Celebration of the Wonderful Life of Frederick Mark Gagnon” at the Little White Church in Eaton at 11:00 a.m. Mary Edes will be speaking and singing, Dana Cunningham will be doing her magic at the piano, and we can all share special memories of our times with Fred. His wonderful cousins, the Desjardins family, are providing sandwiches and other goodies downstairs after the Celebration. When it is time to head out of the church, anyone who wishes may join all of us at the Inn at Crystal Lake’s Palmer House Pub to continue our memories. Wine will be provided by good friends, Kathy and Dean Williams.


Business Links

MOTOMO STUDIO & GALLERY : If you found this page through Motomo's url then clicking on the url here will bring on symtoms of deja vu. Go ahead and try it! *:)

CRYSTAL LAKE INN: Here's a personal favorite of mine. Crystal Lake Inn!!! A beautiful Inn with a view of Crystal Lake and across the street from que seraour Little White Church. They're also kitty corner to my house/business which makes it easy for me on a night out. *;) Tim and Bobby are the GREATEST!!! They opened a pub in the Inn called Palmers Pub and I occasionally drop by on a friday night with my local friends for a bite to eat and a couple or a few drinks. *:D This is a DO NOT MISS place to visit or stay in if you come to Eaton. You can learn more about this Eaton delight at:

THE SNOWVILLAGE INN/ The Snowvillage Inn is the perfect location for weddings and special events of all kinds. We have extensive experience creating and managing unique events, both large and small, from weddings and cocktail parties to corporate events.

FOSS MOUNTAIN FARM: If you're interested in registered Huacaya Alpacas and pedigreed Ragdoll cats, then this is a must see stop on your tour of Eaton. Check out their website to see these gorgeous animals and to get more information. *:)

WAUKEELA CAMP FOR GIRLS: What a wonderful camp for girls if you're looking for a small town feel that can take one back to Norman Rockwell days. Crystal Lake is right across the street from the camp and as you can see from their site,,,a good time is had by all! Great camp to check out!!!!

EATON WEB SITE: An informational site for Eaton, NH

Back to Home Page

Art Gallery | Going To The Dogs | Gourds | Hand-Woven | Jewelry | Key Chains | | Photography | Weaving Supplies | Yarn & Spinning Fibers |

Motomo Gallery
2350 Eaton Road
Eaton, NH 03832
(603) 447-1138