Well, the summer is basically over and we are now preparing for the fall and winter seasons. Over the past few days I have been reviewing the survey's that our guests have completed for us and so far we have done the following to fix some problems
We recently had 2 opportunities to eat at the Red Fox. This restaurant is located about 5 minutes north of Storyland on 16 and features a long wait each night in the summer (thanks to the large crowds that spill out from the home of Cinderella and Little red Riding hood). Here is the brief from yelp in regards to the Red Fox.
Family owned and operated since 1990. Named after the red fox that would steal golf balls on the Wentworth Golf course. Originally located on the Jackson loop at the Wentworth Golf Club, opened here in the new building in June 2003. This location previously home of the Iron Mountain House which was destroyed by fire in 2000.
Here is the Pros and Cons as we see it.
Overall I would rate the place about a B.
Having spent the last few days up here, we have had a chance to take in 2 local ice cream places. The first one was Trails End Ice Cream Shoppe located in Bartlett, NH. From the seasons, you take 302 towards Attitash. It is about 5 minutes past Attitash on the left side. It features 28 flavors of ice cream and a playground for the kids. The other place we have ventured to is Likety Splitz, located in North Conway. This place features "make your own Sundae's" as well as a playground outside. Both places are affordable. In terms of crowds, since this place is closer to Conway's outlets, it tends to be more crowded. The Trails end shoppe in Bartlett also is popular but less crowded since it is away from Conway. You can read more detailed reviews on yelp: Likety Splitz, Trails End.
You probably knew that this one was coming eventually! Actually while we post Storyland to the front page (being a major attraction nearby), I thought I had included it in the "thing to so series." In searching yesterday, that was not the case! So the short of it regarding a description is this: "2013 will mark our 60th year providing families with young children a treasure chest of enduring memories in New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains."
That about says it all about the park. Our family has been there numerous times and our oldest has been counting down the days to our next trip. She also has been checking to see if she can ride the roller coaster by herself as she grows each year. Overall great place to go to at an affordable price. While I am biased given we have a condo that we rent out in the area, I can say it is a fun day for the kids and enjoyable for the parents. For more information, visit http://www.storylandnh.com. Also do take advantage of the late day entrance (which gives you 1.5 days for the cost of 1).
Little Field, Big Dreams
In this week's Conway Daily Sun, the seasons new Whiffle ball stadium is the front page newspaper. Having seen this in person today, it is pretty cool and the Seasons has big plans for the half acre layout. Erik Atwell, the Seasons marketing manager, has truly done great work our Little Fenway. Read more here at the Conway Daily Sun.
Besides the attractions in the valley such as Storyland and Clark's, there is also the scenery that brings many to the area as well. One of the scenic attractions is the "waterfalls." One of the brochures I read about the valley listed 26 waterfalls in the valley! With so many waterfalls, you get the creation of "waterfall tours." What is a waterfall tour? Well it is a tour of waterfalls! One such tour that you can do by yourself is courtesy of the mount Washington Chamber of Commerce. For a do it yourself tour, go the following link; http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/nhsightseeing/a/aanhwaterfalls.htm.
We are always appreciate of feedback in regards to one stay at our condo. That includes reviews that our guests can post at homeaway.com. Here is a quick list of comments recently posted
"Our experience was 100% positive in every way."
"Although i stayed in the summer, I am an avid skier and this is a GREAT spot in close proximity to lots of mountains."
"My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I wasn't expecting there to be toys and baby accessories in the unit."
"Everything you need for Children is already there."
"The site is beautiful and just 5 minutes from Storyland."
Again, thank you for the kind comments. We hope to continue to be a great locations for families and groups in the Mount Washington Valley.
Located about 25 minutes from our condo, up 302, Bretton Woods serves as a top notch ski resort in the winter for the Northeast. In the summer, there are several things that can be done at the resort. Today's feature: The canopy tour. This year round tour offers nature lovers and thrill seakers a bird's eye view of both the canopy high in the trees and the forest floor below while maneuvering through a series of zip line cables, 2 skybridges and footpaths. The adventure center also offers climbing, mountain biking, disc golf and scenic lift climbs. For more information visit brettonwoods.com.
When you drive up to the Clark's trading post, you come to the sign "Welcome to Clark's." Basically their moniker is "quality family entertainment for over 80 years. What you will find at Clark's, as our family did last year, is a trained bear performance (featuring more than one bear), the SteamTrain ride through the woods or the "Wolfman's Territory (he was scary at first to our young kids but after a while they got used to it and said, "get away wolfman!) and the amazing Yandong Chinese Acrobatic Troupe. There is also Wolfie's segway park, Merlin's mystical mansion, water blaster boats, climbing tower, tuttle house and some pretty cool museums. Overall a good time though we did not spend the whole day there. It was about 40 minutes from our house though we did cut along the Kangamangus.
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