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Farmington, New Mexico
January 31, 2011
May 30, 2006
From journal New England Fun
Concord, New Hampshire
January 2, 2006
From journal Relak and enjoy nature in NH
March 28, 2005
It was winter, so the only amenity was the indoor pool, which is a bit of a walk. But it's well-cared-for, and the kids enjoyed playing there.
The resort is only a mile from Mt. Cranmore, so skiing is quite convenient. And North Conway is a great area of New Hampshire.
From journal Family Ski Trip
August 17, 2004
From journal North Conway 2004
Aiken, South Carolina
August 2, 2004
We found our unit to be clean and quite spacious. The main level of the unit featured a Kitchen/Dining area, a powder room, and a fairly large Living area. There was also a very nice screened porch (as well as an open deck area). Upstairs from the Living area were two bedrooms – a master bedroom with a queen sized bed, a second bedroom with two twin beds, and a hall closet containing a stacked washer/dryer. However, the only bathroom serving these two upstairs bedrooms was a very small single-sink bathroom with a curtained tub/shower combination. Our third bedroom was downstairs from the Living area. This bedroom turned out to be a rather large, attractive studio unit with a king sized bed, adjoining kitchen area, and a large bathroom with a good sized whirlpool tub, and a walk in shower – but no air conditioning.
The units seemed to have ample heat, but if you go to this resort in the summer like we did, be aware that the only air conditioning unit for all three floors is a small window air conditioner up in the Master Bedroom. This made for comfortable sleeping upstairs, but on warmer days, the main living space was rather warm and humid. We also found that getting an internet connection was impossible in the "older" building (Units 1-6), but the helpful staff changed our unit to the "newer" building (Units 7-12), which has a different telephone system, and once there, this problem was solved. We thought it rather unusual that the only location where anyone staying at this resort could dispose of garbage was over a quarter mile away inside the gates of the Crown Ridge Resort (Resort #2136).
The resort has a pool, an exercise room, and a game room, but there were no structured resort activities -- so if you want to "meet your neighbors," you’ll be on your own.
From journal Mountain View at Crown Ridge Resort
Quogue, New York
March 3, 2004
These three-bedroom units even have a garage and game room with a billiard table on the lower level. The main living area on the second level is an open concept kitchen and living room/dining room with fireplace -- very comfortable, even for a large crowd. There were high ceilings and lots of windows to help bring nature in. With the sun shining on pine trees covered in snow and small chickadees searching for food, this is a winter wonderland.
One room had a king-size bed. The other two were queen-size beds and a third had two bunks to sleep four more kids. A winding staircase led to a loft area that overlooked the living room – this was a perfect spot for the kids to hang out or to steal away quietly with a book.
A car is a must at this resort -- your next-door neighbor is a long walk away and the indoor swimming pool is a long walk away. In the summertime, tennis courts and a children's playground are available. This area has more a residential feeling than a resort feel. It's like living in your own vacation home. Since there are only 15 or so units, you may even have the indoor pool entirely to yourselves at times.
I would certainly recommend Crown Ridge for a group, a large family, or even two families. It's set up to have fun. A couple may find it too quiet. With a group or family, you need not worry about disturbing the neighbors -- they'll never hear you.
The closest ski area is about one mile away and four or five others are within a 15- to 45-minute drive. There are lots of restaurants and bars in the area and lots of shopping, including outlets and small specialty gift shops. And the quaint town of Jackson, with its golf and cross-country skiing, is well worth the half hour drive – go, even if it's only for brunch.
On the hillside in the same area is Mt. View at Crown Ridge, which are two- and three-bedroom condos with lock-offs, but they do not give the same luxury of feeling you are in a home.
From journal winter in North Conway
Fredericton, New Brunswick
April 30, 2002
From journal Eastern Summer Fun