In July 2001, we were so looking forward to our week of timeshare in NH -- and we were most definitely not disappointed!
Our week at the historic Eastern Slope Inn in North Conway was really nice -- we so enjoyed the Inn, the town. . . and the surrounding beautiful countryside of the Mount Washington Valley, here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The timeshare unit we had at the Inn was a lovely refurbished one, to the left and rear of the main building. We had many steps to climb to get into the unit, but once there - well, it was a joy to behold! Just really lovely. . . occupying the second and third (loft) floor of the building.
It had a bedroom and bathroom on each of the two levels, with the master bedroom on the top floor. We thought it an absolute gorgeous room -- very spacious, with a spacious closet, too.
The full kitchen, dining area and living room were on the first level. Though a bit compact, it was all very nicely arranged, very comfy. It felt like "home", throughout.
We were well supplied with towels and linens for our week's stay, and the kitchen was well equipped in every way. There was a deck off the kitchen . . . from here, as well as the kitchen window, we had a view of the railroad tracks -- which carries the local excursion trains in and out of town.
There are many interesting shops and stores on the main street of town. We traversed these streets many times by foot, both in 2001 and again in July 2003 -- when we returned for a week and stayed at the Grand Summit Resort in nearby Bartlett, NH.
We enjoyed our week at the Grand Summit in Bartlett very much, it is only about 10 miles from North Conway. The Grand Summit Resort Hotel And Conference Center is large, and has a "very grand" - "showy" appearance when you drive up!
Our large studio unit on the second level had two separate entrances and met all our needs for the week. It had two double beds in the spacious bedroom, a nice living room, dining area, a mini kitchen, two bathrooms, as well as a good-sized closet. There was a small deck off the bedroom, with views of the front lawns. . .and the parking lots, too, which were at some distance.
The resort has an outdoor pool and deck that's just super for sunning and swimming! On Saturdays, you can get lunch poolside!
"Joseph's Spaghetti Shed" - on the main road to North Conway - specializes in spaghetti dishes, and is a lovely place to dine. A very nice "countryside" setting!
Another place we enjoyed very much was the "Flatbread Company" located in the Eastern Slope Inn in No. Conway. This is "pizza heaven" -- all natural pizza baked in a primitive wood fired earthen oven. Service was really good here too!
One of the highlights in the Mt. Washington Valley is the "Mt. Washington Auto Road", which you can drive your car up on to the highest mountain peak in the northeast -- for a charge of $25. We enjoyed the gift shop at the base of the mountain, which contains a lot of historical information and photos of the area. . .going back a hundred-plus years.
There is the quaint, historic village of Jackson, just a few miles from Bartlett that we visited twice during our stay. It has a covered bridge at the entrance to the town. At one end of the town, there's a very pretty "falls" and a "lengthy" brook for wading. Many people were enjoying it. We had a picnic lunch at this spot -- and took several pictures.
The resorts did not have computer use for guests. We did find computer use at the Jackson library, as well as the No. Conway library. There's also a new Internet Cafe in No. Conway.
The excursion trains and the one-hundred year old depot in No. Conway are a major attraction! In 2001, we took one of the excursion rides, and it was fantastic.
I must mention the Eastern Slope Inn's Playhouse. It is a small theater, but wonderful! We saw "Music Man" there in '01, and were lucky to catch "Guys and Dolls" this July. Both were super performances!
There's a lovely lake about three miles from No. Conway. You can walk around it in a half-hour or so. It is just so pretty! There's a very nice beach on one side of the lake. People were surely making use of it, too -- lots of them!
In the town of Conway, south of No. Conway, there's a place where you can rent a canoe for a trip on the river. Also, there are public tennis courts in Conway. Not so at either of the resorts! The indoor pool at Eastern Slope Inn was very good -- it's partially outdoors -- you can "see out"!
There are some major stores in the area, such as J.C. Penny's. There are a host of unique shops and stores in No. Conway on both sides of the main street -- which goes for several blocks. You'll find antique shops, too, in about all the towns!
WAY TO GO NEW HAMPSHIRE! ! !