An August 2003 trip
to Lincoln by nonniepazonnie
Quote: Village of Loon Mountain Lodges in late summer.
During our weekend getaway we found plenty of solitude, elegance, and relaxation. The family spirit of the resort doesn't hinder couples or adults from enjoying their time away. There are ample opportunities for quiet reflection or romance, given the expansive size of this resort and the unspoiled natural surroundings.
Rooms are well appointed, comfortable, and quiet, with no invasive noise. There were no mascots or characters marching around giving away lollipops. You don't feel like you are at a theme park.
There are two restaurants and a lounge that were just an elevator ride away for us. The portions at the lunch restaurant were enormous. Our side salad was by itself a meal. Since the resort is self-contained, you can easily access the indoor health club, pool, or spa without leaving the building--a real plus for winter vacationers not wanting to bundle up for an outdoor walk to the pool.
The resort is basically the base lodge of a ski area, offering unparallelled convience and comfort for winter sports enthusiasts.
Of Note, Parking Is a Problem: All parking is underneath the building, some larger SUVs may not fit comfortably in the narrow spaces or under the low clearance of parking garage. My sister's Hummer was too tall to get into the parking garage. Even if you park under the building, unloading is somewhat cumbersome and time consuming, given distance you must travel to the rooms. Luggage carts are available, but you usually have to go searching for one. The parking was the only drawback I found. In winter, however, when plowing and snow clearing are underway, protected parking could be an asset.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2003
The Mountain Club on Loon
90 Loon Mountain Rd.
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Restaurant | "Common Man"
Menu: Chowder, chicken pot pie, seafood, steak, salmon, and new twists on old classics offer ample choices for all diets and appetites.
Service: The wait staff is exceptional as is the atmosphere. Known for its extra touches, whether that be the recipe cards on table or the audio recording of a local standup comedian playing in the bathroom, the Common Man knows how to make your experience special, beyond great food and excellent service so that the experience is memorable while also being a great value for your entertainment dollar.
The Lincoln Restaurant is one in a chain of Common Man restaurants along the I-93 corridor. You could expect the same quality and service at any of other Common Man restaurants, but each has its own unique atmosphere. I reside in NH and have dined at several others in the chain. See www.thecman.com for other NH locations.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 24, 2003
Common Man Restaurant The
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251
Keene, New Hampshire