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Mountain resorts offer year-round fun for romance, families, and groups

New England Mountain Resorts Mountain resorts in New England offer different characters and activities in every season. And they are perfectly suited to everyone from couples on a romantic getaway to families with kids. Start planning your mountain vacation by picking a destination, like the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire and western Maine, or the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

Most mountain resorts are near areas for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports like snowshoeing and sleigh rides. In summer and fall foliage months, the mountains burst with warm-weather activity: swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, and more. Some ski areas offer mountain coasters, chairlift rides, and ziplines. Mountain resorts live up to the "resort" appellation: plush furnishings, balconies with gorgeous views, Jacuzzis and fireplaces. AAA Four-Diamond service is available. Most New England mountain resorts are an easy drive from New York City and Boston.

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Mountain Top Inn & Resort is a four season resort, in central Vermont, just a short drive from Killington. Set on 350 private acres with sweeping views of the Green Mountains and a 740 acre lake, the Resort is one of central Vermont’s most sought after vacation destinations. Offering classic & luxury lodge rooms and suites, luxury cabins and a wide variety of guest houses (many houses & cabins are pet friendly), the perfect get-away awaits you. Relax in the brand new spa or enjoy a wide variety of activities from horseback riding, boating and swimming to Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and more. The Resort’s Dining Room and Tavern offer creative cuisine and over 12 Vermont craft brews. Any season of the year, the Mountain Top is the perfect escape.

Mountain View Road Whitefield, NH, 03598 Phone: 888-260-4929

Truly grand, truly New Hampshire

The only New Hampshire resort to earn AAA Four Diamond awards in Lodging and Dining since 2008 welcomed its first guests to this majestic White Mountain setting in 1865. The personalized service and classic hospitality continue. Choose from elegant and relaxed guest rooms or family sized and friendly suites with separate living rooms and spectacular mountain views. Rejuvenate in the award winning Tower Spa and Health and Wellness Center. Kids have their own complimentary activity programs, game room, and movie theater. There’s even a working farm to explore. Dine from breakfast through dinner and in between at any of four restaurants offering casual to fine dining. Come any season and you will not run out of things to do, be it golf, skiing, foliage hikes, swimming and much more.

67 Atlantic Highway Lincolnville, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-789-2000

An authentic Maine lodging by land and sea

Maine’s Mid-coast arises on 387 picturesque acres of mountainside terrain overlooking Penobscot Bay. Enjoy unique outdoor camping with resort style amenities. Choose from fully furnished one, two or three bedroom cabins, cottages and vacation rentals with screened in front porch, plus 1-2 baths, full kitchen, cable television and wireless internet access. Year-round enjoy tennis, biking, kayaking, swimming on the private beach, skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. The fitness and recreation complex offers racquetball and squash courts, billiards, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, an eight-lane bowling alley and video game arcade. There’s space for meetings, celebrations and group gatherings, 3.8 miles of nature trails, and nearby, the celebrated villages of Camden, Belfast, Rockland and Bar Harbor for great shopping, dining and entertainment.

1172 Easton Road Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-5542 Toll-Free: 800-473-5299

Come for the views and stay for the mountain pleasures

For more than 150 years, the Franconia Inn has been offering guests majestic scenery, unmatched outdoor recreation and year-round resort comforts and amenities. Set on 107 acres of White Mountain splendor, you’re lodging is a colonial style mountain Inn with fireplaces and an oak paneled library. The bountiful food has been called “elegant American Cuisine” with dishes like oven-roasted duck, baked salmon, and lobster ravioli. Relax in the pub with a burger or some buffalo wings. Work up an appetite on the tennis courts, in the outdoor pool, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or on one of the nearby golf courses. Don’t miss the fall foliage and some of the best skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing all winter long.

179 Carter Notch Road Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-383-9111 Toll-Free: 800-966-5779

An historic White Mountain retreat with every activity, comfort and amenity

Come for the views and relax with comforts and amenities at this historic Inn built in 1879 and surrounded by White Mountain splendor. The enchanting village of Jackson NH is your getaway destination and it has everything to be wished for in a New England setting. Rooms and suites are traditionally decorated and include free Wi-Fi and cable television. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool, a game room, a playground, and meeting and event space. The scenic nine-hole golf course features a pro shop and a driving range. Spa services are available and family friendly Highfields Restaurant offers classic comfort cuisine. Enjoy cocktails or a light meal at the Eagle Landing Tavern and dine al fresco in summer on the veranda.

18 South Main Street Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7301 Toll-Free: 800-253-7302

Enjoy the peak of luxury, convenience at elegant country inn

You’ll notice the fresh mountain air right away when you travel to the Green Mountain Inn, and once you check in to your elegant room, suite, apartment or townhouse (many with fireplaces and Jacuzzis) , you’ll notice the breathtaking views. But don’t stop there. Head over to the Stowe Mountain Resort for some world-class skiing or take a scenic drive up Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. From the summit, you can take in gorgeous views of lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. In warmer times, go zip-lining or ride the mountain gondola. Other nearby activities include skating, sleigh rides and dog-sledding in the winter, and golf, hiking or seeking out a crystal-clear swimming hole in the spring, summer and fall.

3351 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-3113 Toll-Free: 800-525-9100

A Mountain Resort fit for a King

This spectacular mountain resort offers Victorian rural elegance on 33 wooded acres. . The manor retains its allure and original buildings from a century ago when it was the summer estate of carpet baron Erastus Bigelow. The historic lodging offers 16 guest rooms in the Manor house with fireplaces and Jacuzzis, and 10 rooms in the Mountain View Wing attached to the main manor with sweeping views of the Moat Mountain Range. Four dining rooms attend one of the most popular restaurants in the Mount Washington Valley. Relax amidst gardens, quiet places, a tennis court, a heated indoor pool, Adirondack chairs, and the Library Lounge, open for a nightcap by the fireplace. Book direct and dinner and breakfast are free.

22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7500

White Mountain splendor in a great resort hotel

Fabulous resort condominium hotel in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Any time of year, the White Mountains beckon with scenic splendor, outstanding outdoor recreation, and the promise of a relaxing vacation away from home. Located in the center of town, enjoy the comforts of home at this luxury resort hotel. You’ll enjoy the onsite spa, indoor/outdoor heated pool, a fitness room, an onsite restaurant serving Italian cuisine, a full production, commercial winery and tasting room, plus valet parking, a concierge and room service. You’re within walking distance of the unique shops, entertainment and outdoor recreation at Loon Mountain and downtown Lincoln. Natural and man-made attractions offer limitless four season fun and adventure in the mountains, lakes, towns, and villages nearby.

33 Brookline Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-9900 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Five-Stars and a mountain high enough to see them

New Hampshire’s only Five-Star condominium resort is set on a mountainside and adjacent to 750,000 spectacular, four season acres of the White Mountain National Forest. One to three bedroom suites can accommodate from four to eight and include fully equipped kitchens and living rooms with gas fireplaces, a TV with VCR or Combo player. There is air conditioning in every bedroom, a whirlpool spa tub and a balcony or patio to take in the scenery. Enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, improve your game on the basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Cool down or steam up in the locker room with showers, sauna and a spa tub. And if you just haven’t had enough, there’s the fitness room, game room, and in-house laundry facilities to keep you limber. Off site, adventure lurks.

3 Village Road Waterville Valley, NH, 03215 Phone: 603-236-4501 Toll-Free: 800-349-2327

Get away where the mountains rule and relax

A four season, family oriented and activities filled vacation destination in the heart of the White Mountains. This condominium-style hotel boasts 107 individually owned units that sleep 4-6. Superior, Deluxe and loft style suites offer fully-equipped kitchen, dining/living area, full bath and separate bedroom. Resort amenities include indoor/outdoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpool, exercise room and a game room. Wireless high speed internet service is free. In winter, enjoy the finest in downhill and XC skiing or hike, swim, play golf or tennis in summer in a 770,000 acre natural paradise. Town Square features great shopping and dining, a children’s theater and Shakespeare In the Valley. Venturing out you’ll find the summit of Mt. Washington via the famous Cog Railway.

171 Cottage Club Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-8610 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Your own four-season retreat in a picturesque mountain setting!

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the picturesque New England village of Stowe, Vermont, Mountainside Resort offers a unique and reasonably priced, year-round lodging experience for families and small groups on vacation. Units are completely equipped and fully furnished, boasting fireplaces, A/C, private phones, cable TV, DVD players and VCRs. Resort amenities include indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, central laundry, a basketball court and two tennis courts, a playground, and an open field for games. The property is just minutes to excellent skiing, dining and shopping opportunities. There is also a town-wide trolley service available seasonally. Year-round local activities abound: golfing, fishing, boarding, hiking, rock climbing, biking, rollerblading, antiquing, leaf peeping – you can do all of that and more right here.

off West Side Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-662-5391

Generous Lodge with Room for 20 and an Indoor Pool!

For over two decades, I’ve been welcoming big groups of up to 20 to my woodsy lodge in the New Hampshire forest. Sprawl out in 10 bedrooms and splash in the heated INDOOR pool with big wooded views! Your only neighbors are the trees, yet you’re close to everything…from ski areas and hiking trails to one of my favorite places in the world: downtown North Conway.

I’ve been where you are—put in charge of finding a rental to please a big group. Luckily, I stumbled upon a special lodge in the pines. Guess how THAT story ended? Now I own that very lodge, and I hope to make your vacation here as perfect as ours that first time!

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

The Presidents will see you now

The words mountain and resort together form inviting images, images that are realized at this favorite New Hampshire getaway. Framed by the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and the shimmering waters of the Lakes region, you’re in for a treat that has been repeated countless time over more than century. The scenery is a given but great hospitality takes a little more work and Purity Spring delivers. Choose from fifty-two rooms in a variety of settings, seasonal rate options offering affordable lodging, meals, recreation programs and use of resort facilities. There’s an indoor pool, fitness center and boundless outdoor activity year round on the lake or in the mountains. And the images you take home will forever be enhanced.

511 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-4811 Toll-Free: 866-970-0786

The mountains are calling at Golden Eagle Resort

Stay at Golden Eagle Resort and you'll find everything you're looking for in a mountain vacation. We're located in Stowe, Vermont -- ski capital of the East -- and nestled among the surrounding Green Mountains. You can enjoy all the winter sports at nearby ski resorts, from downhill skiing to snowshoeing. There's even more happening in warm weather months. Hike woodland trails,where you might spy deer, great blue herons, ducks, and sometimes even a moose. Explore on a faster pace with a mountain bike. For less physical fun, tour the Ben & Jerry's Factory, where you can sample their wares at the end. Frolic in our heated indoor and outdoor pools. And it's easy to unwind in our spacious guest rooms. Amenities include jetted tubs, kitchenettes, and private balconies, depending on the room.

2560 West Side Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-7100 Toll-Free: 800-533-6301

A little piece of heaven – and not far from it

Welcoming guests to North Conway, NH since 1990. A tranquil retreat just 2 ½ hours from Boston is minutes from North Conway Village and local area attractions. 80 deluxe guest rooms and suites offer spectacular mountain views, complimentary continental breakfast, Colonial inspired décor and first class amenities. Serta pillow-top beds, luxury linens and pillows, Eco friendly Aveda bath products, 26” flat panel television with DVD/VCR and complimentary high speed wireless Internet. Guests enjoy access to the Championship 9-Hole Golf Course, year-round fitness center and Finnish sauna, and the hiking and biking trails in the adjacent State and National forests. Savor full service candlelit dining at Ledges Dining Room or try the Tullamore Tavern featuring local ingredients and contemporary New England specialties. “Best Lodging in the Valley” by Ski Magazine.

Route 7 Lenox, MA, 01240 Phone: 413-637-1469

Stay where the Berkshires come alive right out your door

The Berkshires are really hills, but you won’t miss a beat at this resort with everything your mountain loving soul could want. Towering pine framed seclusion, 223 acre of breathtaking scenery, and endless recreational and cultural activities on hand or within a short drive. Your lodgings offer one and two bedroom condominiums with master bathroom and Jacuzzi, a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, living and dining areas, a deck overlooking the pond, and all the entertainment tech you need including complimentary wireless Internet access. Gas barbecue grills mean food fun outdoors along with tennis, shuffleboard, bocce courts, a playground, rowboats and canoes, trails for walking and cross country skiing. The Berkshire’s have history, great food, the Norman Rockwell museum, taverns and other magical places to stop in along the way.

527 US Route 3 Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8141

Mountain splendor and lots of activities greet you here

Woodwards Resort & Inn in the legendary White Mountains town of Lincoln offers or is close to all the joys of a mountain vacation, in all seasons. Bring your family in the snow season for Ski & Stay, Christmas Tree Weekend, and New Year’s Eve packages; we are near Cannon and Loon ski areas. Summer at this year-round resort brings zip lines, golf, and family fun at the nearby Flume Gorge, Hobo Railroad, and Whale’s Tale. “Resort” means lots of diversions on the property, so stay close and enjoy onsite indoor & outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, sauna, racquetball and tennis courts, and a skating pond. The Grille onsite restaurant has seasonal daily hours, offering breakfast and dinner in a casual and kid-friendly setting.

Kancamagus Scenic Byway -- Route 112 Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-3401 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

A mountainside airy with all the amenities

The Village of Loon Mountain offers one, two, and three bedroom deluxe suite, condo/townhouses, and lodge studio units. Located on the southern face of Big Coolidge Mountain, each deluxe townhouse and lodge suite offers a full kitchen, fireplace, TV/VCR, deck and patio. Surrounded by the majestic White Mountains, expect unlimited year round recreation for the entire family including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, fishing and sightseeing — all within easy access from the Village. On site, two indoor and outdoor pools, a health and exercise club, basketball court, hot tubs and whirlpools, free W-Fi and laundry facilities. Take in the unmitigated and breathtaking views of Loon Mountain Ski Resort area. If you hush, you can hear its plaintive wail.

37 Corey Road -- Route 43 Hancock, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-738-5500 Toll-Free: 800-882-8859

The Berkshire experience comes alive

Since 1948, southern New England’s largest ski and snowboard resort has been providing high quality service and amenities in an inspiring mountain setting. From exciting ski vacations for the whole family to romantic getaways for two, this now year-round resort delivers. Lodging includes the Country Inn with spacious suites and vacation homes featuring master BR and king size bed, flat screen TV, living rooms with queen size sofa beds and fully equipped kitchenettes. A spa, heated outdoor swimming pool and indoor and outdoor whirlpools are there to soothe and relax. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the Inn and the village center with shopping, Christiansen’s Tavern and John Harvard’s Brew House to satisfy that special urge. Within a short drive lay the heart of the Berkshires.