Attitash Mountain Village


Member Rating 5 out of 5 by berky on August 12, 2004

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 everywhere

Best 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.

Resort Experience:
I was told Attitash Mountain Village has been around for 30 years: however, the unit we stayed in (the Franklin House in the Blueberry Village area) was about 2 years old. It was the largest one-bedroom unit we have ever stayed in. The main floor had a queen-size Murphy bed as well as a queen sleeper sofa. There was a full kitchen with a smooth cook-top stove, microwave, full-size fridge, dishwasher, table with six chairs, and a washer/dryer in a closet in the hall. There was a full-size bathroom with Jacuzzi. Having added to my list to always pack 100-watt light bulbs, I was very excited to count three wall lights, an over-the-sink kitchen light, a microwave light/nightlight, an over-the-kitchen table light, and five table lamps that all had working tri-lights! Off the kitchen area was a long balcony with two chairs and a table. There were lots of windows with Venetian blinds, a huge television, and a gas fireplace.

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.

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

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