by Michael Blanding
If you can’t decide between the lake and the mountains, stay right between them, in this three-season resort nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains that bills itself as the best of both worlds. The property’s 77 townhouses are scattered throughout a pine forest filled with kid-friendly amenities and activities. The ski chalet-style townhomes are comfortably appointed, if not luxurious, and come in a range of one-, two-, and three-bedroom sizes sleeping up to eight people.
Among the range of diversions on the grounds are an 18-hole golf course, red-clay tennis courts, cross-country skiing and hiking trails, outdoor pool with separate kids’ pool and hot tub, and indoor pool, hot tub and sauna. If that’s not enough, the resort also houses a large recreation center complete with arcade games, foosball, a TV with DVD player and arts and crafts activities. If you can pull the kids away, you’ll find that White Mountain hiking and Squam Lake boating are both within a 20-minute drive, along with the famed Polar Caves park next door.
Our Editor Loves
- A multitude of family-friendly activities
- Proximity to both mountains and lake
- Spacious townhouses
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
We received a great off season rate through RCI.com. We drove from Florida and our family was glad to enjoy the last snowfall of the season. We enjoyed the fireplace at night. The resort offered a group trip at a very inexpensive trip. We were able tor tour the Sugar House during the maple sugar season and the went to Vermont for shopping and lunch. We would stay here again.
This was a nice unit but could use some updating. The sheets were threadbare. Location was good and the pool and spa were nice. It would be nice if the outside hot tub was available. Very clean everywhere.