Grandma’s House in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is Based on This Quaint New Hampshire Restaurant
Who knew that when you travel over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, you'd land in Mason, New Hampshire?
You travel next to the Souhegan River, by the way, as you drive along winding roads to this little town with just over 1,000 residents, according to New England Today. Mason is around 40 minutes west of Nashua just over the Massachusetts state line, and that's where you'll find the house-turned-restaurant that was used in the illustrations for the 1948 edition of Little Red Riding Hood.
The restaurant is called Pickity Place, and it's a quaint, gourmet restaurant with gardens you can amble through, a greenhouse and herb garden, farm animals, a museum, and a gift shop, according to its website.
Since 1786 our quaint little red cottage has graced the hills of southern New Hampshire, seemingly untouched by time. The enchanting cottage was chosen by Elizabeth Orton Jones as the model for her illustrations in Little Red Riding Hood (Little Golden Books, 1948). Today it is a mecca for gardeners, foodies and anyone looking for inspiration and relaxation.
How lovely does this all sound? And get this: according to Pickity Place, you can take a peek into grandmother's bedroom after you spend some time perusing the precious gift shop filled with candles, soaps, dry goods, freshly grown herbs, gourmet goodies, gifts, pet items, and apparel. You can also check out the free library.
It's open year round, so plan a fun outing for some mouthwatering food in this serene location.
According to New England Today, you can phone ahead for reservations as well if you want to enjoy the much sought-after five-course meal focused on the New England seasons.
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