Sunday, August 30, 2009
Mountain View Grand Hotel
We spent the past 4 days vacationing in New Hampshire. We stayed at the Mountain View Grand resort & Spa (www.mountainviewgrand.com), and I must say it is aptly named. The views from the hotel are of the White Mountains and are stupendous. The hotel originally opened in 1865, and is now listed as one of the historic inns of America. In 2002 it reopened after a $20 million renovation, and the results are very grand, and authentic. They have retained the chalm and grandeux of the hotel while introducing all mod cons. The hotel has both an indoor and an outdoor pool, its own movie theater, a games room with pool, ping pong, air hockey and foozball tables, a library, a sauna, a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts, horseback trail riding and mountain biking. At the front of the hotel is a huge covered farmers porch/veranda, and I spent many happy hours sipping a glass of wine and reading, while looking out over the mountains. I will definitely be back there in the near future.