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Aiken, South Carolina
August 3, 2004
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!
From journal Attitash Mountain Village
May 11, 2004
I felt that the location was good because you could go south to Conway for the shopping and restaurants and north to the White Mountains for more skiing, etc.
From journal Skiing in New Hampshire
June 24, 2003
Cooking amenities were limited. No oven and just two small burners in the kitchen.
Housekeeping (towel exchange, etc.) was available for an additional charge.
From journal The White Mountains
June 25, 2003
Aside from that, the unit was humongous. It had a queen murphy bed and a sleeper sofa. The kitchen had a large dining table, refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, toaster, and coffee maker. The bathroom had a big Jacuzzi tub. There was also a washer and dryer. If I could choose this new unit again, I'd go back. If I were relegated to the original unit, I don't think I'd choose to go back, since that unit was older and nothing spectacular.
From journal Bike Week in Laconia
New York, New York
December 24, 2004
From journal Retreat in White Mountain National Forest
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
April 20, 2004
There are different buildings and some are newer and have better layouts. Our unit was SHM 2 and 4. The unit was well equipped with the necessary appliances and since it had two kitchens, there were two of everything.
While we were in the studio unit, we could hear the boys running and playing upstairs in the one-bedroom unit. This could be problematic for those people staying in just the studio unit. The people were friendly, but there were no planned activities, NONE whatsoever. The units are located far from everything except the ski slopes. Overall, it’s nice, but not a Gold Crown.
From journal Attitash Mountain Resort
Alpha, New Jersey
April 20, 2003
From journal our yearly getaway
Saint John, New Brunswick
April 17, 2003
In the middle of everything that you would want to do.
There is something for everyone and anything that you would like to do.
Resort Experience:The unit was huge and with every amenity that you would really ever want including a top of the line kitchen and entertainment centre.
There was enough room that 9 of us never felt like we were packed in and always had space.
You can also commune with nature as I woke up to hear a scratching outside. When I looked out the window, there was a bear tearing an old tree apart outside of our unit! Really was amazing to see.
From journal Halloween at Attitash
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 JULIE RENCURREL
WARREN, Rhode Island
February 19, 2003
From journal New Hampshire Dream