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Lodging for hiking the White Mountains and Appalachian Trail in NH

Huntington Ravine Pinkham Notch NH

Hiking Huntington Ravine Pinkham Notch NH

The Bartlett Inn is in a great location for hikers to base themselves for hikes up Mount Washington NH and the Appalachian Trail running through the White Mountains.  Many hikers stay 1 or 2 nights at the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett NH on the edge of Crawford Notch State Park NH and then hike the AMC hut system for a couple of days and return to the Bartlett Inn for a hot shower, great breakfast and a refreshing swim in the pool or in cooler weather the outdoor jacuzzi!  Innkeeper Nick enjoyed a day out with a friend hiking and rock climbing in Huntington Ravine on Mt Washington this week.  It was a huge challenge!   In the winter Ice Climbing is a popular sport in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Frankenstein Cliffs is not far from the Bartlett Inn in Crawford Notch NH and is a very popular ice climbing spot.  There are many other ice spots to practice too like the bottom of Elephant head or Cathedral or White Ledge State Parks in North Conway New Hampshire.  Give Nick a call and he is happy to suggest hikes and rock climbs and ice climbs in the White Mountains 1 800 292 2353! There are a couple of local suppliers like IME that have safe reliable experienced guides for a great day out.

Santa’s Village Jefferson New Hampshire a lovely ride from family freindly Bartlett Inn


Real Reindeer Kiss Santas Village Lancaster New Hampshire

What a great day!  We drove from the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett, NH to Santa’s Village in Jefferson

Moose in Crawford Notch NH en Route to Santa's Village

Moose in Crawford Notch NH en Route to Santa's Village

 NH.  On Us Rte 302 in Crawford Notch we saw a beautiful yearling Moose.  She just stood 5 feet from the side of the road and let us take pictures for 10 minutes.  She was a beauty!  What a way to start the day!  Santa’s Village was excellent.  We had two families with 6 year olds and 15 year olds and all ages had a great time!  There is a great mix of rides even for small children.  Part of the fun is for the kids to do a Alphabet punch card where elves around the park are different letters of the alphabet.  At the end kids submit the card for a diploma and a surprise.  We thought it was great that each sleigh on the sleigh ride was equipped with an umbrella just in case!  We also purchased a snow globe with our picture on it.  It is our family tradition. 

New Water Park Santas Village Lancaster NH

New Water Park Santas Village Lancaster NH

The new water park is fantastic.  We were at Whales Tale in Lincoln NH last week and it is a similar contraption to their new playground.  Large water playground with at least 5 slides stairs, squirters, and a giant bucket that empties every 5 minutes dousing whoever is below!  Absolutely fantastic.  The kids loved it ..especially the 15 year olds!

Santas Village Jefferson New Hampshire new water park

Ho Ho H2O Santas Village Bucket Splash Water PArk

This park is a little less expensive than Story land in Glen NH with an entry fee 2 dollars less and the food was approximately 20% less.  The staff was very friendly and helpful. The cookies in the bakery where you can design your own gingerbread man were delicious! WE all had a lot of fun and the adults had a great relaxing day. Where else an you say that about an amusement park!

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!

Whale’s Tale Waterpark Lincoln, New Hampshire close to Family Friendly Motel Bartlett Inn

Wave Pool Water Slide and Fun in the Sun at Whales Tale Waterpark Lincoln NH

Teen and Kid fun Sun Umbrellas Wave Pool and Swirling Slide Whales Tale WAterpark Lincoln NH

Whale’s Tale WaterPark in Lincoln, NH is jsut a 30 minute drive from teh family friendly Bartlett Inn Bed and Breakfast in Bartlett Nh near North Conway NH and Storyland in Glen NH the wave pool was excellent.  The atmosphere is great as they have fun music playing and all the kids could not help dancing as they walked around the park.  This park had areas that were great for smaller kids as well as bigger slides to keep the teens happy…I was scared and let’s jsut say I am a bit post teen years!  (29!)  Back to the wave pool..when the waves were crashing on the pool shore it felt like we were at the ocean.  W e had fun riding the waves on the tubes and the kids got drinks with umbrella’s like a real holiday! Entry was $32 and the food in the park was very reasonable.  It is a funny thing..we thought the setting of the park was beautiful with mouain views everwhere you looked. We are looking forward to going back to enjoy this awesome park again!

Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln NH an easy ride from the Family Friendly Bartlett Inn

Clarks NH Bear Cub Weigh In

We packed some drinks and headed to Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln New Hampshire to see the Bear Show  at 1130AM this Tuesday.  From the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett NH it was approximately a 30 minute drive.  We took Rte 302 and enjoyed the views on the way of Silver Cascade Waterfalls in Crawford Notch, Mount Washington and the Mt Washington Historic Hotel.  We had a blast at Clark’s.  We had parents, a 15 year old and a 6 year old with us.  The Bear Show was awesome .  There were 2 new bear cubs that stole the show.  The large male bear was weighed during the show and we estimated that some of the bears we see passing through the yard at the Bartlett Inn weigh in over the 400 pound mark…yikes!   We had a nice affordable lunch in the park..kid friendly food grilled cheese and hot dogs and fries.  The staff were busy but all very nice!  The water blaster boats are fun and they are not kidding when they say be prepared to get absolutely soaked..especially if your kids turn against you! The train ride is bizarre with the crazy wolfman chasing you but the kids seem to love to hate him!  The Chinese Acrobats…I always find it funny to see something like this in the rural mountains of NH!  We did not try the Segway as the kids were a bit too small but it looked fun and so did the climbing wall.  Very cool in the Wizards lair!  Don’t miss the little museum with the history of Clark’s, they started out with dog sled adventures.  Mrs Clark was pretty amazing and was the first woman summiting Mt Washington  with  a dog sled team. The great thing about this park is that the admission is very cheap reasonable ($18 adults and kids $7 for s5 and under – perspective Story land in Glen NH is $26.99 and Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH is $per person but under 4 is FREE) and they do not then charge you for every ride and game in the park.  Once you are in you can do it all.  Even on a busy day no wait was very long.  I call Clark’s a weird but wonderful day for the whole family! 

 The drive home we took the Kankamangus Highway US Route 112 and stopped at all the scenic overlooks along the way taking sunset pictures and looking for Moose.  In a little bog on the side of the road we spotted a momma and baby moose but they heard us coming and took off as we pulled up. We turned down Bear Notch Road and enjoyed more scenic pull offs with great views of the Bartlett Village below. Great day out and then we took  at swim in the Bartlett Inn heated swimming pool, perfect ending to the day!

The Bartlett Inn best family lodging location for North Cownay area skiing and school break vacations

If you are still looking for the perfect place to take the kids for a winter school break winter and ski holiday come stay at the family friendly Bartlett Inn!  We have inn and cottage rooms for families of 2-5.  The Bartlett Inn offers great Ski Package Deals and includes free tubing vouchers with each family stay! We offer discounted ski tickets to all the local mountains. Ski Rentals are a bargain at Heavens Ski Shop in Glen NH including skis, poles and boots: kids are just $10 and adults just $12.  The mountains have been making snow on top of the many inches they already have and conditions are great.  We spent the afternoon at Attitash on  for the Kindergarten ski day and the conditions were packed powder.  BrettonWoods got 6 new inches this week too! Innkeeper Nick acts as a personal concierge.

There is  FREE ice skating in Bartlett Village and North Conway.  Skate rentals are available close by for approximately 7 Dollars. 

Indoor fun is also available: The Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum is a great place to go for indoor fun for kids – indoor play and discovery areas.  The Mt Washington Observatory Museum is also a fun place for kids offering hands on wind, water and energy interactive displays. Cranmore Mountain has a FUN ZONE for climbing, bouncy castle and more.  There is also the Uberblast new indoor play zone in North Conway. Moms , Settler’s Green Outlets in North Conway will save you money!  My favorite is The Children’s Place.  If you hit it right they are practically giving the clothes away! 

Come join the Bartlett Inn and enjoy all the local fun, afternoon hot apple cider, real wood fireplace and outdoor hot tub under the stars!  Now that is a winter vacation to remember!

Bretton Woods New Hampshire Pure Powder! This Week!

Bretton Woods Powder GladesBretton Woods SnowboardingThe Bartlett Inn Innkeepers, Miriam and Nick, enjoyed a pure powder day at Bretton Woods on Tuesday, 5 January 2010. Bretton Woods Ski Resort is just 16 miles west of the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett NH: Turn left out of our driveway on US Rte 302 and drive through Crawford Notch.  No traffic,ever, and you enjoy beautiful mountain and forest scenery during your 20 minute drive!) We got our Burton and Ride snowboards out and headed to Bretton Woods to make sure they really did get  the 28 inches of fresh powder over the weekend.  We can vouch for it that on Tuesday there was still great powder.  We boarded the whole mountain but found the Rosebrook and Roz Glades completely awesome!  There was so much powder that if you fell it did not matter..although it was tough getting up out! We have gotten a bit of new snow each day and night this week so it will be fantastic conditions to ski this weekend.  We have discounted ski tickets that save you up to $8 per person.  Another great tip is midweek skiing and boarding.  Bretton Woods offer 2 for 1 lift tickets on Wednesdays.  Mention this blog entry and you can stay at the Bartlett Inn this Tuesday through Thursday (January 12-14 or January 18 to 21 or January 25-28) for just  $50 for a single or $41 Per person for a double with a 2 or more night stay! Call it the Bretton Woods and Bartlett Inn Super Midweek Ski Deal. Call the Bartlett Inn 1 800 292 2353