Franconia Journals

The White Mountains of New Hampshire

A February 2003 trip to Franconia by lisa marie

Quote: This winter's ski trip was to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We stayed in the Franconia Notch State Park area, and traveled to various locations in the White Mountains.

Mittersill Alpine Resort

Hotel | "Mittersill Vacation Ownership Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:Skiing, and lots of it!! We visited Cannon mountain, Loon Mountain and Bretton Woods. The aerial tramway at Cannon is a must at any time of year. There are also lots of cross-country, hiking and snowmobiling trails. This is a great area for the outdoor enthusiast.Best Things About the Resort:The location is great. Very accessible to all ski areas via route 93. The kids will love the arcade, and the indoor pool and hot tub. There were other kids there, and they really had a great time in the evenings playing the games, and all the buildings connect inside, so there is no need to go outside.Resort Experience:The view from our room was very n...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2003

Mittersill Alpine Resort
193 Mittersill Road
Franconia 03580
(603) 823-5511

Franconia House

Restaurant

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Great pub burger! Since there aren't many restaurants open in the area during the winter, this quaint pub caught our eye (and was close to Mittersill).

The pub fare was very good. We played darts and games until the food arrived. They had a nice selection of beers and the staff was friendly.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2003

Franconia House
Route 18
Franconia, New Hampshire
(603) 823-7761

Sunset Hill House

Restaurant

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Spectacular! What a beautiful inn. A little off the beaten path, but worth the trip. The view and the food were outstanding.

This is a first-class inn, with a first class restaurant. If you book a reservation for sunset, you see the amber glow on the mountains facing the restaurant.

This is really an adults-only inn, and is not open every night in the winter, so be sure to call ahead.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 6, 2003

Sunset Hill House
Sunset Hill Road
Franconia, New Hampshire 03585
(603) 823-5522

Cannon Mountain Skiing

Attraction | "Cannon Mountain"

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We were told that this is more of a local's mountain. The skiing is faster, and a little more advanced than Loon or Bretton Woods. The lodge is very rustic, and not as upscale as Bretton Woods, but that shows in the price of the lift ticket. They have special mid-week twofers that are worth checking out.

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The tubing is worth the $10 for a session.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2003

Cannon Mountain Skiing
Off Route 93
Franconia, New Hampshire

Loon Mountain

Attraction

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Very nice lodge with nice amenities. We used the gondola very often due to the extreme cold on the day we went.

The terrain was very diverse. I think there is something here for every skier.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 6, 2003

Loon Mountain
Off Route 93
Franconia, New Hampshire

Bretton Woods

Attraction

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Lovely lodge, with plenty of room to spread out.

The skiing was great. Some groomed, some powder, and some tree skiing. We really enjoyed Bretton Woods. It is a great family resort! With a great view of Mt Washington and the Mt. Washington Hotel.

http://www.brettonwoods.com/

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 6, 2003

Bretton Woods
Off Route 93
Franconia, New Hampshire