Attitash Mountain Village

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by JL43 on August 3, 2004

Best Things Nearby:
Bear Peak Ski/Recreation Area; the "Village" of North Conway

Best Things About the Resort:
The NEW units

Resort Experience:
Attitash Mountain Village is located on Route 302 in Bartlett, New Hampshire, about 12 miles from the town of North Conway. North Conway has numerous summer activities including restaurants, quaint shops, art galleries, concerts, plays, a scenic train ride, and many other things to do.

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!

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

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