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July 10, 2004
From journal Sunday River Maine, Jordan Grand
Saint John , New Brunswick
April 26, 2004
From journal Bethel during the off-season
September 6, 2003
From journal Bethel, Maine - Jordan Grand Resort
February 9, 2003
The rooms themselves were very nice. Ours had a full kitchen, well stocked with everything you'd need to cook most meals, and a good-size bathroom. The view was of the valley below. The bed was a good-size pull-down that was reasonably comfortable. It was very convenient that lift tickets could be purchased right at the front desk of the resort.
The front desk staff and the valet staff were most helpful. The staff in the restaurants could use some improvement. This hotel does have elevators, so it was not at all difficult to get to your room. There was also a lounge and laundry facilities on site.
From journal Ski vacation 2002
Quogue, New York
January 19, 2003
The small lobby has a big wood-burning fireplace that always has a roaring fire blazing. Check-in is efficient and welcoming. Bellhops are available to help with luggage, and valet parking makes it very convenient.
All units are nicely furnished in tones of green, burgundy, and gold. The kitchen area is cramped, with not much counter space, but has all the expected appliances. The bedroom has two queen-size beds, a desk, a dresser, a chair, a small deck, and a full bathroom with tub and shower. The studio lock-off has an open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen. It is furnished with two sofas (one a pull-out), a Murphy bed, a dining table, and six chairs, along with a full bathroom.
A well-equipped gym overlooks the mountain. The outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzis (accessed from inside) are very inviting after a day on the slopes. The sauna and steam rooms are also very popular. Two restaurants, a deli, a sports bar, a sundries shop, and a game room all contribute to making this a comfortable and fun place to spend a vacation week.
A free shuttle transports you to the sister hotel--Grand Summit--which is 5 miles away. A Sunday River tram transports guests from the condos to the mountain center for lessons and rentals. And a third shuttle runs from the mountain to Bethel, the quaint historic town 6 miles away.
If you plan on preparing meals, you MUST bring supplies with you. The nearest well-stocked supermarket is about 30 miles away. There is a grocer at the mountain, but it's more like a deli. A small store is in the town of Bethel, about a 15-minute drive.
The mountain offers lots of activities day and night: fireworks, tubing, ice skating, restaurants, bars, snowboarding, steel bands, comedians, etc.
Attend the wine-and-cheese party on Monday nights at Tango Mary's (a nightclub) to meet all the vendors and plan your week of fun.
Do take into consideration that the Jordan Grand is the last hotel on the last peak of this mountain. That makes it very private, but if you have kids or a group that needs to rent equipment or take lessons, it's necessary to go to the "center" 4 miles away. There is a shuttle to take you, but it is time-consuming. It is also far from the nightly activities.
If you plan to return to the condo for lunch, again plan accordingly, because you'll find yourself miles away when hunger strikes--the chowder at mid-mountain is pretty good!
We look forward to returning to Sunday River and hope that we can exchange again at either the Jordan Grand or the Grand Summit. For more info on this hotel and a virtual tour, take a look at the Jordan Grand on the Sunday River website.
From journal Winter in Sunday River
Bristol, United Kingdom
April 23, 2002
The landlady, Grazia, is ancient and adorable, and while she's not feeding you thick black coffee she's grabbing you in an affectionate (I think) bear hug. The views from the roof top terrace make the place though, and a breakfast spent looking over the bay is fairly unbeatable for Taormina.
From journal Sizzlin' Sicilian