The resort itself is rated Gold Crown by RCI, but there is a very wide difference in the quality of what they call their "new inventory" and their "old inventory".
The "new inventory" units are wonderful. They are beautifully furnished and very well designed. The bathroom features a large whirlpool tub, the bedroom has a king bed, and the kitchen appliances are spotless. These are the units that are shown to prospective buyers on the sales tour.
The "old inventory" is definitely OLDER. The units were cleaned adequately, but there is only so much that housekeeping can do to make an "old unit" look new. The bathrooms were very small, with only single sinks in each bath, and curtained tub/shower combinations. Some of the furniture was in need of repair, and in one of our bathrooms, the shower did not work. Also, there were many, many steps in the unit (we counted 43 to get from the unit’s front door to our second bedroom on the top floor).
In short, this writer would rate the "new inventory" a bona fide "Gold Crown", but the "old inventory" a far cry from that. We were told that if you want to get a newer unit, you will have to include the "One Bedroom, Two Bath, Full Kitchen, 6/4" option in your choice. (For RCI Points members in 2004 "red" time, this is the 65,000 point, one-bedroom option, so be sure to check your point totals carefully.) If you opt for anything else, we were told that you will get an old unit.
The resort has both an indoor and outdoor pool. There are hiking trails, tennis courts, horseshoes, a basketball court, a fitness room, game room, and barbeque grills. The resort is across the street from the Attitash Bear Peak Ski area, which in the summer (during our stay) had scenic chair lifts, mountain biking, a rock climbing wall, water and alpine slides, a trampoline, two pools, and restaurants. The resort itself offered a wine and cheese party for guests one afternoon, a Wednesday barbecue, guided hikes, evening movies, and some craft programs. The restaurant on site makes an excellent pizza for a reasonable price.
If you rely on internet service or if you plan on making local calls, be aware that the resort charges per MINUTE for all calls made from your room
All in all, the resort is OK, but if you want facilities that are truly "Gold Crown" and you go to Attitash Mountain Village, be sure that you get a new unit!
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August 26, 2005
From journal The White Mountains
May 7, 2005
From journal Vacation
April 24, 2005
Our unit had a huge master bedroom with a Jacuzzi, fireplace, big-screen TV, king-size bed, and bar fridge. It was wonderful to come back from a day on the slopes to soak in the tub with a drink.
There was a pullout couch in the living room and a Murphy bed. This was great for the kids, since they both got their own beds. There was also a Jacuzzi tub in the downstairs bathroom.
It was very easy to entertain in our unit, so every night our two families (eight in total) would eat dinner together. There was plenty of space for everyone, and on the last night, we discovered that the table expanded to seat eight.
This was a wonderful unit which compares very favorably to many others that we have visited. One complaint was that we did not get linen service in our unit, although our friends did in theirs.
From journal Spring Skiing in New Hampshire
New York, New York
December 24, 2004
From journal Retreat in White Mountain National Forest
October 27, 2004
From journal White Mtns with 4 year old
August 12, 2004
On the second floor was a king-size bed, a two-person Jacuzzi, a bathroom with shower, a pullout single bed, and a small sink and fridge at the top of the stair landing. Again, there was great lighting, a large palladium window, and another large window.
Blueberry Village is a bit of a distance from the hospitality center, which has the check-in and front desk, the hot tub, the indoor pool, and the restaurant/bar. It is quite walkable, but you are walking along highway 302 and cars are zipping along. It is also up a steep hill. (Wow, did my butt cheeks feel that after a few days!). There were a fair number of stairs (there were ramps as well), which might pose problems for those with difficulty with those.
Amenities included two or three outdoor pools, several water slides, alpine slides, horseback riding, hiking trails, an exercise room with dated aerobic machines, dated Nautilus weight machines and free weights, a games room, a BMX track, a trampoline, a scenic chair lift…
There is a restaurant/bar on site, but it was closed at 9:30 in the evening, when I decided I might like a drink.
One afternoon there was a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception where one could mingle with other guests. There were organized activities, such as movies being shown, crafts for the kids, organized walks, etc. The staff was friendly and helpful.
In the winter, one could go cross-country skiing and downhill skiing on site.
Aiken, South Carolina
August 3, 2004
From journal Attitash Mountain Village
Carson City, Nevada
August 2, 2004
From journal Native Westerner visits Northeast
Jewett City, Connecticut
July 28, 2004
We visited in July during Nascar Race Weekend and the scenery on the way to the track is just breathtaking. The Kangamangus Highway Rt 112 is a little winding, but worth the extra care in driving it, to see some of the Greatest Mother Nature Creations of mountain streams winding through the rocks and creating "swimming holes" if you can take the COLD Mountain Water.
From journal Race Weekend in NH
by Tracy Logan
Saint John, New Brunswick
July 14, 2004
The staff were absolutely wonderful. We checked in rather late (after midnight) and the staff were smiling and cheerful. Even though it was so late they still took the time go over the site map to ensure we did not get lost checking into our rooms. The thing that won me over was when I dropped my diamond earring down the kitchen sink drain and maintained saved it within 30 minutes!
Attitash itself had so much to see and do you really need more than a week stay. The scenery was breathtaking, the activities were very family friendly and shopping was just a 15 minute drive!
From journal Attitash Mountain Resort