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Wildcat New Hampshire Gondola and Zip Line is a fun family day out!


Wildcat NH view to Tuckermans Ravine Mt Washington NH

Wildcat NH view to Tuckermans Ravine Mt Washington NH


Ride the Wildcat Gondola to the top of Wildcat Ski NH Mountain and stay at the Bartlett Inn hotel close to North Conway NH.  The views are as spectacular in summer as they are in winter.  We even saw a large bull moose on the Gondola ride laying just under the!  At the top there are several hikes short or long you can do and they give you access to even more views!  WE made it tot the very summit of Wildcat where there is a lookout platform…spectacular looking into Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine on Mt Washington NH across Pinkham Notch.

The Wildcat zip line is quite long and a real thrill!  The only drawback is that you have to weigh about 70 lbs to ride and so our 7 year old was not able to try it.  Maybe next year!  Stay at the Bartlett Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cottages and then enjoy a beautiful scenic short drive to Wildcat.  The innkeeper will give you some tips for hikes along the way and you can even get lunch at the mountain!  Call 1 800 292 2353. Did we mention that you can bring your dog with you on the tram!!  As long as they don’t suffer from vertigo!

Storyland in Glen NH and Bartlett Inn in Bartlett NH OPEN near North Conway Lodging!!!

Story Land in Glen NH and Bartlett Inn in Bartlett NH OPEN!!! Irene is gone and the sun is shining for some great late summer weather.  Get the kids out for a last chance summer vacation at the Bartlett Inn and Story-land NH.  We have Story land specials this week with 1 free ticket with your stay worth $27.99.  US Rte 302 is closed for a couple days but you can still access The Bartlett Inn near Attitash NH and near North Conway NH through US Rte 16 to US Rte 302 East of Crawford Notch.  Call 1 800 292 2353.

Swimming, tubing, canoeing and Kayaking Saco River North Conway NH

Saco River Tubing Fun North Cownay NH

Saco River Tubing Fun North Cownay NH

Swimming, tubing, canoeing and Kayaking Saco River North Conway NH

The Saco river is just a short walk or drive from the Bartlett Inn near North Conway NH.  If you want a refreshing day out and some adventure without going to Storyland then spend a day on the Saco River.  There are several local swimming holes that prvide a variety of conditions for different strength swimmers.  Big Rock swimming hole on River Street in Bartlett NH has a small sandy beach and calm water close in good for non swimmers and little kids to splash around.  Halfway across teh river is the famous BIG ROCK.  If you dare you can climb up the rock and jump in.  There is a sweet spot in teh middle of the river that is typically 4-6 feet deep.  Watch where the locals jump to get the location.  Feet first for safety.  After the rock the water moves more swiftly so stronger swimmers enjoy the challenge.  If you bring a tube you can sit in teh tube from under the bridge and ride the current a couple hundred yards and then walk back.  I recommend river shoes or sneakers as the bottom of the river is rocky and some places are hard to walk in bare feet.  There are longer tubing trips from1-2 hours where guests can use Andes, Saco Bound Canoe and Kayak or Northern Extremes companies who will rent a tube, canoe or kayak and then drop you off and pick you up for a fee.  If you have 2 cars and your own tubes you can spot one car at the end after dropping everyone off.  Last season we had a great time dropping in on West side road and 3 hours later ended up at 1st bridge in North Conway.  There was a rope swing hooked to a tree branch over the river and we all took turns doing a Tarzan swing into the river.  It was a blast! The river can be chilly so if you plan a long tubing trip make sure you have a dry bag with towels, food and water especially for the kids. Stay at the Bartlett Inn and we will help you find the best outing for your family forSwimming, tubing, canoeing and Kayaking Saco River North Conway NH

Self Guided Moose Tour North Conway NH

Moose seen near Bartlett NH

Moose Bartlett and North Conway NH!

Self Guided Moose Tour North Conway NH

Spring and Summer are a great time for a Self Guided Moose Tour North Conway NH : to see Moose in New Hampshire. When we were returning from dinner and driving back from Crawford’s restaurant at Bretton Woods after drinks at the Mount Washington Hotel we saw a Moose on the side of the road grazing. To our surprise when we turned the headlights onto the Moose and saw three more! That night between Crawford Notch and Bartlett NH we saw 4 Moose.

Now is a great time to see Moose – Come stay at the Bartlett Inn and we can help you see Moose.  The Bartlett Inn Innkeeper Will give you a map with places where we have recently spotted moose or we can reserve a seat on the guided Moose Tour where they pick up and drop you off at the Inn. Call 1 800 292 2353 for information!

If you prefer to relax on a small bus and have a guided tour then the MWV Moose Tour or MWV Moose Safari is a great option for you.  The Bartlett Inn offers Moose Tour Packages.  The package includes accommodation, full hot breakfast, and pick up at the inn for the Guided Moose Tour.  The Moose Tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours so we recommend that you bring a bottle of water and a snack.  The driver often has the best luck at night so has a spotlight to help you see what most drivers miss along the way through the White Mountain Road ways.

Self Guided Moose Tour North Conway NH

NH Cross Country Skiing at Bear Notch Ski Touring in BArtlett NH near Attitash and Bretton Woods.

Bartlett Inn NH Bed and Breakfast Snow in Winter

Snow Day Bartlett NH

We enjoyed fantastic conditions Saturday Cross Country Skiing at Bear Notch Ski Touring in Bartlett NH near Attitash and Bretton Woods. We usually do not get out on Saturday as that is the Bartlett Inn Bed and Breakfast busy day but most of the guests were out early enjoying the great snow conditions at all the local Ski Mountains Attitash , Bretton Woods, Cranmore, Black and Wildcat too and Jackson XC Ski Touring .  We made tracks through the trail behind the inn that is ungroomed (except by us).  It was gorgeous 18 inches of powder.  Our neighbor had tamped down some of the trail with his huge snowshoes so it made that section easier going.  In 10 minutes we were passing the brook and then onto Bear Notch groomed trails. Never crowded, we only saw a few other skiers and most of them were the guests staying at The Bartlett Inn.  It was a perfectday, bright blue skies, immaculately groomed trails..both good for track and skate skiing.  The snow bridge across the river on trail 2 to trail 5 is now open so you can do a nice loop up trail 5 and then past the water tower and down 5 and round back to trail 6 to the Bartlett Inn connector.  This week we plan to go out and do the other side of Bear Notch Road.  We will post pictures. Cross Country Skiing or Nordic skiing is a well kept secret.  If you have not tried it and like downhill skiing and hiking then give it a go.  You will love accessing remote areas, rivers and great views during the winter months and the price is about 1/4 of a downhill lift ticket.  $14 bucks on the weekend and we also offer midweek deals with discount and always free passes to Great Glen trails in Pinkham Notch.

Winter Hike to Carter Notch Hut ( 3,290 ft elevation) New Hampshire Success!

19 Mile Loop bridge Carter Notch Jackson NH
Bartlett Innkeeper Nick Crossing a Bridge Carter Notch NH

This is the first post in Bartlett Innkeeper Nicks series Adventures in the White Mountains of NH: Winter.  Share my wilderness experiences as I tell about my hikes in the White Mountains of NH!

 I went on a beautiful winter hike on 27th January with two friends of mine Matt and Greg. We went on the 19 mile loop trail  ( only 7.8 miles round trip) in Carter Notch Jackson NH – the trail head is just above Wildcat Ski Mountain. The trail was in great shape and we didnt need crampons or snow shoes . I Used Crampons on the way down as I was going solo. Met the Hut master Mike who was studying Pine Martens. The views around the hut looking at the Wildcat mountain and on the other side Carter Dome were spectacular. The lake was frozen and the ice was over 3 feet thick so I felt very safe crossing it. There are a few small exposed areas where you will feel the wind and temp drop – apart from that – a very protected trail. To see more pictures and details of our hike go to the Bartlett Inn Facebook page and become a friend .The Bartlett Inn  near Jackson NH is a great base to go out winter hiking.  Greg and Matt stayed at the Bartlett Inn Wednesday night to charge up and then spent Thursday night at the Carter Notch Hut and returned to refuel at the Bartlet Inn and do more day hikes with the Bartlett Inn as their base for Ice Climbs  at Cathedral Ledge, North Conway,  NH and Frankenstein Cliffs Crawford Notch NH.

Fantastic Cross Country Skiing in Bartlett New Hampshire Bear Notch ski Touring

Fantastic  Cross Country Skiing in Bartlett New Hampshire Bear Notch ski Touring

Conditions at Bear Notch Ski Touring and Snowshoe Trails is fantastic.  Yesterday we snowshoed about 5K and it was beautiful hard packed right out the back door of the Bartlett Inn.  Today Innkeeper Nick took me on a 10 K cross country ski.  We started from the Bartlett Inn where the trails are snowshoe flattened.  It was beautiful for the 15 minutes to the groomed Bear Notch Trails.  There was 2 new inches of very fluffy powder and it was still snowing with the sun coming through the trees.  Just a beautiful day.  Felt warm skiing but was actually only 15 and kept the skiing nice and fast.   Took trail 40 across Bear Notch Road losts of hills up and down a good challang.  Then to Trail 30 relatively flat with beautiful views along the Saco NH River and back. Saw some fox, deer and moose tracks and some very tiny cute mouse tracks too. It took us just under 2 hours to complete the 10 K loop. Enjoying some soup now to recharge and then time to start the taxes! Come stay at the Bartlett Inn and enjoy all the great Nordic skiing available in Bartlett, Jackson and North Conway and Bretton Woods New Hampshire. Call 603 374 2353

Fantastic  Cross Country Skiing in Bartlett New Hampshire Bear Notch ski Touring

Sweet Hard Pack at Cranmore North Conway NH

Innkeepers took an ESSC ski instructing and snowboarding course today at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway New Hampshire.  I am happy to report that the mountain was in great condition.  Snowconditions were hard packed and I rented some demo skis, Rossignol Bandits, from Heavens Ski Shop in Glen NH on the way to Cranmore from the Bartlett Inn. Great suggestion for the hardpack from Heavens and their rentals start at just $12 per day..doesn’t get any cheaper than that!  We are expecting snow tomorrow so come and enjoy some New Hampshire skiing.  Bretton woods Had 4 inches yesterday and the White Mountains are looking at another 12inches tomorrow!  Come on up Bretton Woods has 2 for 1 lift tickets Wednesdays and Cranmore has Mon-Thurs 2 for 1 lift tickets.  Stay at the Bartlett Inn and get a yummy breakfast to start your day along with a great midweek ski deal room rate! 1 800 292 2353

BEST SAVINGS MidWeek Ski and Stay Deal for Cranmore Mountain NH

Book a Cranmore Ski and Stay Deal at the Bartlett Inn and Save big with a Discount Card! Stay Sunday through Friday , Ski Monday through Thursday and pay just $69 per person per night including cozy cottage room, yummy country breakfast, lift tickets and a discount for Valley Restaurants getting 2nd entree for half price!  This is an awesome deal. Call 1 800 292 2353 to make reservations and we will also reserve your preferred participating restaurant dinner for you too!

Santa’s Village in Jefferson New Hampshire open for Family Fun

Santa’s Village in Jefferson New Hampshire is open for Family Fun this holiday week.  Stay at the Bartlett Inn and enjoy a day out at Santa’s Village 28,29 (11AM-6PM) Dec or 31 Jan (4PM to 9PM) for New Years Eve.  Our favorite parts of the park in the winter are riding the sky sleigh and getting a picture in a snow globe, the 3d Movie, and of course feeding the real reindeer! If you stay at the Bartlett Inn near Attitash NH we will also give you FREE tubing tickets for a fun time at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch NH. Give the family a fun break this winter holiday week!

Don’t Ski There is lots to do in North Conway Nh Area!

Don’t Ski?  Not to worry – North Conway, Jackson and Bartlett NH are still a great place to visit in the Winter.  Here is a list of fun things to do for non skiers:

Mountain Coasters at Attitash and Cranmore North Conway NH
Tubing at Great Glen Trails Near the Mount Washington Auto Road and Cranmore
Snow Cat up Mount Washington or Cog Railway both go partway up in winter weather depending
Zip Lines and Canopy tours at Wildcat Ski Resort in Pinkham Notch NH and Bretton Woods NH
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at several local Farms
Snowmobiling – the best NH snowmobiling is just outside the Bartlett Inn NH
Dog Sledding – Lots of fun and bundle up!
Ice Skating in NH (several options)
and of Course….Shopping at the North Conway Outlets!

And if you do ski – Bartlett Inn near Attitash , Bretton Woods and Cranmore and Wildcat NH has discounted ski tickets to all the mountains and great cross country ski trail access too! Call 1 800 292 2353 for deals as we have discounted tickets to all of the above activities and even some FREE tubing tickets!

Holiday Shopping Packages North Conway New Hampshire Tax FREE!

Come stay at the Bartlett Inn near North Conway NH and enjoy a reduced rate on a room, coupons, tax free outlet shopping, yummy country breakfast, afternoon refreshments, and then wrap your pressys by the cozy inn fire – we provide all the trimmings for wrapping!  Valid through 24 DECEMBER!  Great deals at Children’s Place, Aeropostale, Gap, Lany Bryant and more. Shops for everyone!  Call 1 800 292 2353.  We will even help arrange for a yummy dinner at a local restaurant for you!

Tubing the Saco River from Bartlett NH to North Conway New Hampshire a blast!


Saco River Tubing fun White Water Bartlett NH

After 8 years of exploring North Conway, Jackson and Bartlett in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we had the chance to explore the section of the Saco River from Humphreys Ledge in Bartlett through to the First Bridge in North Conway.  The Bartlett Inn provides lodging near North Conway and Storyland and is a great location for tubing, kayaking and canoeing down the Saco River.  We recommend the section from North Cownay to Conway and Fryeburg in the dryer times so you do not have ot drag your boat in low spots.  There were so many beautiful deep spots along the way.  We came off our tubes and swam and dove in off rocks, even swung from trees like tarzan.  The kids loved the adventure. Better than Storyland! The adults loved that you could see every granule of sand on the bottom even in 6 feet of water.  As a caution there are some sunken trees and braches you have to be careful of.  We packed plenty of snacks and drinks and floated them on a small tube in a plastic bag.  This tubing trip took about 4.5 hours and was a fantastic day out for kids from 6 years old to adults and teens.  The river is very warm right now and the air temps in the 90s thi sweek made it the best place to keep cool! This river adventure takes some planning as you either have to set up pick up and drop off with Andes canoe and kayak rental or spot one car at the end and one at the beginning.  Sit back, relax, cool off and enjoy one of the most beautiful scenic days out in the US right here at the Bartlett Inn NH!  1 800 292 2353.

Things to Do on a Rainy Day while Lodging in North Conway NH at Bartlett Inn & Cottages

Bartlett Inn Pool near Storyland North Conway Lodging NH

Enjoy Bartlett Inn Swimming Pool Rain or Shine

Highway US RTE 112 and look for Moose!..and there is more..No one ever said you can’t swim in the rain..especially with the Bartlett Inn Heated Swimming pool..as long as there is no lightning and thunder Swimming in the Rain is a real treat!Kancamagus is a blast; they have bouncy castles, slides and many token games where you win tickets for prizes.  Today’s favorite was the air hockey.  All the kids lined up to play a tournament!  I was pleasantly surprised how yummy the Buffalo Salad was too.  I did not expect much from food at a kids indoor game place!  What else to do…The Weather Observatory Museum next to Citizens Bank in North Conway is a fun hands on display with cause and effects of the wind and other weather.  Make sure to go into the Mountain top Cabin to experience the worlds highest recorded wind from the Top of Mt Washington.  Look for the Meow!  What else…The Artery offers crafts for kids to paint and fire or not.  They can ship the finished product to your home if it is not ready before you leave the Mt Washington Valley. What else..well I love the outlets..bargains galore..climb MT Reebok, Mt Nike, Mt Adidas or enjoy great bargain racks at the Children’s Place.  Take a drive along the Uberblast in Glen NH and other Amusements Parks or if it is raining there is still plenty to do with the kids in North Conway NH.  StorylandIf you are tired of hiking , river swimming and


Storyland Glen NH Packages for September at Bartlett Inn Bed & Breakfast & Cottages

Bartlett Inn Music Marshmallows Storyland

Bartlett Inn Storyland Lodging Music Marshmallows Family Fun

September is a great time of year to come and enjoy the White Mountains and their many attractions.  The Bartlett Inn offers great Storyland Lodging Packages that go back to non peak package rates after Labor Day.  Storyland in Glen NH is open until Colombus Day in October.  After Labor Day the Story Land Park is open 9AM  to 5PM on the Weekends and Holidays.   A great itinerary is to get up and enjoy a yummy home cooked breakfast at The Bartlett Country Inn and then take the Cog Railway or the Mount Washington Auto Road up to enjoy a bit of adventure and great views.  September offers clear crisp days with great views from the top of Mt Washington, the highest point in the US East of the Mississippi!  When you return enjoy a short hike at Glen Ellis Waterfalls in Pinkham Notch en route to the Auto Road or Elephant Head Views in Crawford Notch en Route to the Cog Railway. Then hit Storyland for the After 2 tomorrow too special.  Enjoy the Park from 2-5 PM.  Then return to the Bartlett Inn to unwind, have a swim in the pool, cook on the Bar B que or order in for pizza or..go out!  Saturday night is a lot of fun with a  firepit to roast marshmallows and often Nick and guests will grab a guitar and make some fun background music! Story land Amusement Park in Glen NH is just 7 miles to the Bartlett Inn..Come enjoy Indian Summer!