Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Winter Wonderland at The Lodge in Jackson Village

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THE LODGE - LIVE LARGE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
On-going series - hotels of note in the Granite State

It is a compliment when travellers leave notes that say things like “The Lodge at Jackson Village doesn’t really feel like a lodge”.
There is a good reason why the four season award-winning White Mountain inn doesn’t feel like a Lodge – it is too roomy to be called a Lodge. Built almost twenty years ago, the Lodge almost began life as a townhouse complex, that plan didn’t come to be; instead the project was modified to create an upscale 33-room hotel within walking distance of the picturesque and historic Jackson Village. The conversion has resulted in The Lodge having more spacious suites than what even the most discerning tourists would expect!
The Belcher family who own and operate the establishment operate The Lodge. Continental breakfasts are served mornings throughout the winter, and all guests are offered access to free snowshoes! The Lodge is located on the Ellis River, and more than half the rooms on the west side of the hotel have a lovely view of it.
Winter hikers and outdoor enthusiasts love the fact that The Lodge is only minutes from the Appalachian Trail and Mt. Washington. The Inn is in the heart of the 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest. In the winter, enjoy hiking, skiing, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating and spectacular outdoor mountain scenery.
Skiers of all skill levels love it here. There is Black Mountain, a great slope especially for beginners, Wildcat Mountain, known as a “skier’s mountain,” and then there is excellent cross-country skiing with the Jackson X-Country Ski Foundation located directly across the road from the lodge.
Jackson's clean mountain air, unforgettable landscape, covered bridges, white steepled church and unique shops and restaurants continually surprise and delight visitors. The community of just 700-people was voted one of the “Top Ten Most Romantic Villages in North America.”
The Belcher family’s hotel can be reached at 603-383-0999 or through their website at: http://www.ilovethelodge.com


CUTLINES - Top - The Belchers
Bottom - The Lodge in warmer months

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