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Melissa

It’s The Holiday Season!

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We love the holiday season, don’t you? This year we have been lucky enough to receive quite a bit of early snow! Loon and Cannon Mountains both opened early and are experiencing great early season skiing and riding. Now through December 15, we have a fantastic lift and lodging special. Rates start at just $222 for 1 night and 1 day of skiing for 2 adults. That includes all taxes and fees! We also have our Christmas Tree package going on now. Stay here at The Lodge, and take the beautiful ride north through Franconia Notch to The Rocks Estate. Choose your own tree and wreath to bring home and enjoy a sleigh or wagon ride while you are there. These are the holiday memories you and your kids will cherish forever. Come visit us this holiday season!

Laconia Motorcycle Week

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Bike Week: June 9 – 17, 2018
Laconia Motorcycle Week runs from June 9 – 17. Bike events, vending, and live music all week. We are situated about 45 minutes away from the heart of the action. Perfect for those of you looking to enjoy the ride with a little more peace and quiet! Use us as your base and ride the back roads of the White Mountains!

Spring In The Western White Mountains

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To some, this is called the “OFF” season because the winter activities are done, and it’s not quite time for the summer activities yet. To us, it’s the perfect time to enjoy Lincoln and the Western White Mountains of New Hampshire without the crowds! Here are a few of our favorite activities for this time of year:

Waterfalls:
With the snow still melting from the mountain tops, this is the best time of year to view our local waterfalls. The runoff keeps the water levels high, and the water rushing. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Bird Watching & Fishing:

This time of year, the birds are migrating back to NH for the summer. Bring your binoculars and bird book for a day in the outdoors. For you sportsmen (and women!) out there, spring is a great time to throw a line in the water and wait for your first nibble of the season!

Hiking & Biking:
Many of the area hiking and mountain biking trails are ready to go. Don’t forget about the Franconia Notch Recreation Path – a beautiful way to spend the day!
Resort Amenities:
After a full day of recreation, come back and enjoy our indoor pool, hot tub, saunas, game rooms, and sundeck overlooking the Pemigewassett River!
The only thing “OFF” are our rates! Enjoy the lowest rates of the year with no minimum stay requirements. We love spring, don’t you??!!

Polar Express!

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Taking a train ride with your kids to the North Pole is a great way to celebrate the holiday season! Wear your jammies (with warm clothes underneath) and enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas carols as you make your way to the North Pole. If your kids are familiar with the story, they will definitely love this trip. You are greeted by elves and settle in for a reading of the famous Polar Express book and then are treated to a visit from Santa himself. Make a weekend of it and choose your own Christmas tree while you are here. Check out our packages and specials page for dates and details. Trust me, this will be a memory to treasure forever.

Lower Falls

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Some of the best things about the White Mountains are our rivers. We have some really great swimming areas where you can enjoy the cool crystal clear water with your family. This spot is called Lower Falls and it is located on the Kancamagus Highway between Lincoln and Conway. There are lots of flat rocks for spreading out your picnic and some great spots for swimming. Come check it out!

MOOSE!

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Last night we went on the moose tour with Pemi Valley Excursions. It was sooo much fun! We saw 10 different moose, a bear on the side of Cannon Mountain, and a couple of foxes. Even for a local who has seen many moose, this was exciting. Those guys at Pemi Valley Moose Tours run a great trip. I was impressed by their vast knowledge of the animals. In between all the info they were giving us, they made (cheesy) jokes and told funny stories. They knew just where to look and when. I’ve seen their bus around town for a while now, but had never been on a tour. Didn’t know what I was missing. And now that I do – we are offering lodging packages for our guests that include moose tours! This is a MUST for all visitors to NH. You will not be disappointed. Call to book your package today!

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Winter Off Road 137 (800x600)Winter Off Road 140 (800x600) Hmmm, what to do with 7 and 13 year old boys???? Got it – OFF-ROADING! I’ve been in the spring, but never in the winter, so we took my 7 year old son and 13 year old cousin out with Alpine Adventures for an off-roading excursion. Our guide let my cousin ride up front with him (very cool). We strapped in and headed out. It was cold, but they had some blankets to put over the ones who wanted it, and let me tell you, those Pinzgauers can go anywhere! Right over the ice and up the side of a mountain we went, bumping all the way. We stopped at a landing area and all got out to admire the amazing views. We all took advantage of some great photo-ops before heading back down. Gotta tell you, the downhill was scarier than the uphill! I was a little surprised that it wasn’t bumpier, but our guide explained that some of the ruts fill in with ice to smooth things out a bit. Just like the spring tour, I think everyone’s favorite part was the “seat belt check”. They drive that truck right up a super steep hill so it practically feels like it’s standing on it’s end! Afterwards we came back to The Lodge and soaked in the hot tub. Super fun for the whole family (my mom and aunt came too!). Check out our off-roading lodging packages on the Packages and Specials page of our website and see for yourselves!

Winter Zipping?? Oh Yeah…

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Ever tried zip-lining? Ever tried it during the winter?? Alpine Adventures is rolling out a new winter course that uses parts of all their current courses to create their best trip yet! Don’t worry about the temps because this year they will supply those super warm snowsuits to keep you toasty. They also have bonfires out there to warm your fingers and toes. You might not even notice thanks to that adrenaline rush! Best of all, we offer a value package that includes lodging and all of this for a really good rate. Check out our package page for more info and give us a call today!

Winter Is Here!

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It looks like someone flipped the switch and we are now experiencing WINTER! The snow is coming down and all the local ski areas have opened. Check out our package page for info on ski and snowmobile packages. Christmas tree packages are starting to check in this weekend and the Polar Express as well! We’d love to see you.