Bartlett Journals

The White Mountains

An August 2004 trip to Bartlett by berky

Whales Tale Water Park Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire More Photos
Quote: With perfect summer weather and superb accommodations at Attitash Mountain Village, we could easily have stayed for a week rather than the three nights we had reservations for.

Attitash Mountain Village

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Hotel | "Attitash Mountain Village"

Attitash Mountain Village Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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Best Things Nearby:Skiing on site (cross-country and downhill), White Mountain National Forest (hiking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting, and camping), North Conway (outlet shopping, scenic railroad, and lots of restaurants), Whale of A Tale waterpark (Littleton), many other family attractions, and quaint villages and beautiful scenery everywhereBest Things About the Resort:Attitash Mountain Village has enough to keep a family busy for several days. It is off the beaten track, so one could appreciate the quiet evenings and see the stars in the skies. Within an hour's scenic drive or less, there are a great many choices of activities for everyone. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 12, 2004

Attitash Mountain Village
US Route 302
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03812
(603) 374-6500

Bellini's Restaurant

Restaurant | "Bellini's"

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Bellini’s is one of the best restaurants in North Conway. I had seen excellent reviews in a variety of publications and the couple who were sitting next to us in the restaurant told us the same thing and they should know—they visit North Conway twice a year. We arrived fairly late on a Sunday evening and were told there would be a thirty minute wait—long enough to go check out a few shops on the main drag. The décor is not spectacular. The tables were distressed tin, which one of us found nifty and the other found tacky. Sliced bread, oil and freshly grated parmesan arrived promptly, which was wonderful as we were all very hungry. Then came a green salad with a delicious ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 13, 2004

Bellini's Restaurant
Seavey Street
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03860
(603) 356-0005

Muddy Moose Restaurant & Pub

Restaurant | "The Muddy Moose"

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The Muddy Moose is on a quiet stretch of the 302 which runs through North Conway. It has its own parking lot, which is a good thing as parking can be an issue in North Conway. We arrived around 7:30 pm and did not have reservations. We were told the wait would be about 30 minutes, so we drove down the road to do a bit of shopping and came back when our table was ready. The décor was uncovered wooden tables and chairs, high beamed ceilings with strategically placed woven blankets and a couple of moose heads. The fare included burgers, quesadillas, potato skins, salads: pretty much what one would find in one of those chains like Kelseys, TGIFridays, etc. We all just ordered appetizers or burgers a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Muddy Moose Restaurant & Pub
2344 White Mountain Highway
North Conway 03860
(603) 356-7696

Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rental

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Attraction | "Saco Bound"

Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rental Photo, Center Conway, New Hampshire
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We did not find the guy at Saco Bound to be particularly forthcoming with information; however, his prices seemed better than some of the competition, so we went with them. There is one fee to rent the equipment and another for transport back and forth to the drop-in and pick-up sites. The guy was just on his way to the drop-off with another couple, so we felt rather rushed. As we found out later, we did not ask all the right questions. Although my 17-year-old daughter wanted a single kayak, in the interests of saving a few bucks (which I paid for dearly in other ways), we elected to take two double kayaks for the four of us. The guy told us that one kayak was a sit-on-top type, so there was ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 12, 2004

Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak Rental
2561 E Main St. Rte. 302
Center Conway, New Hampshire 03813
(603) 447-2177

Whale's Tale Water Park

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Attraction | "The Whale's Tale Water Park"

Whale's Tale Water Park Photo, Bartlett, New Hampshire
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We had one day to visit the water park, and although it seemed a little cool in the morning when we arrived at 10:30am or so, we decided to pay the fee and take a chance on its warming up. There were two windows open to pay, but one was only for people paying cash (who pays cash for anything these days?), so the line up in front of the other window seemed fairly long, but it only took about 10 minutes to get in. It was a weekday, and though we did not arrive at opening time (10am), we did manage to find lounge chairs for all of us. Half an hour or so later, they were pretty well all spoken for, so it is probably a good idea to get there early if you want to stake out a spot. The park itself w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Whale's Tale Water Park
Route 3 Lincoln
Bartlett, New Hampshire 03251
(603) 745-8810

Shopping

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Many people come to the White Mountains for the beautiful scenery and to commune with nature, but a good many bargain minded shoppers come to wander through the many outlet stores, hoping to find brand name articles at less than brand name prices. Settlers Village Outlet Village Plaza is the largest of the outlet malls in North Conway with Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Wamsutta, Woolrich, Pac Sun, LL Bean, Bootleggers, Maidenform, Jockey, Adidas, Rockport, Reebok and many more. We are Canadian and given the exchange rate, we did not find many great bargains except on the clearance racks. The three teenage girls I traveled with spent most of their time in Pacific Sun and did spend som...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2004

Shopping
North Conway
Bartlett, New Hampshire