May 23. 2013 2:24PM
248 Nutting Hill Road
Mason, NH 03048
This cozy 1786 cottage once inspired a local artist's illustrations in a 1948 version of "Little Red Riding Hood."
Today the cottage houses a book store, a "Little Red Riding Hood" museum, and a gourmet restaurant. Herbal themed five-course luncheons are served daily, prepared with fresh herbs harvested from the gardens that surround the cottage. More than five acres of herbs and perennial gardens complete with old-fashioned bee skeps, birdhouses and meandering brick pathways are there to explore. A rustic old barn is home to an Herb Shop. A second barn contains a Garden Shop and Greenhouse. Menu changes monthly. Reservations recommended. Open all year except on major holidays. Two miles off Rte. 31.