Two-Night Stay at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield, NH. Four Options Available.
- Pay: $209
- Value: $510
- Savings: $301
Historical, Colonial Revival–style inn amid New Hampshire's picturesque White Mountains; golf course and eclectic dining options
Must book by 8/24/12 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 9/20/12. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 18 or older to check in. Valid for Classic, Historic, Grand View, Vista Studio rooms only. 9% tax not included.
Historical Resort Overlooking White Mountain Range
Though it’s tucked into 1,700 forested acres amid New Hampshire’s gorgeous White Mountains, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa still found a way to stand out: it has a blazing light display powered entirely by green energy, much of which comes from a 121-foot wind turbine that rotates out back. The resort wasn’t always this conspicuous, though. It was originally a simple country inn, Mountain View House, which was first built on these slopes in 1866. After many additions and a complete 21st-century renovation, the Colonial Revivalist building is what you see today: a massive resort sprawled out like the magnificent peaks that surround it.
In nice weather, you can play a round at the resort's nine-hole golf course, which has 360-degree views of three mountain ranges. Links magazine named it one of New England's Top 25 Courses. After a full day out on the course or in the mountains, pay a visit to the award-winning spa to decompress with a massage or immerse in the 252-jet, mountain-water-filled soaking tub.
There's an eclectic selection of dining options on the property, too. The main dining room is an elegant venue with views of the Presidential Range; chefs whip up French specialties such as duck à l'orange. Alternatively, the Tavern serves up pub fare and local draft beers.
White Mountains: Hiking and Fishing in Protected Natural Wilderness
You can get a nice snapshot of pre-colonial New England when you visit the nearly 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest, located less than 10 miles south of the resort. Dozens of 4,000-foot crests hang above six designated Federal Wilderness Areas; 100 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail meander through here as well. The forest shelters several endangered species, such as the White Mountain butterfly, Canada lynx, and the isolationist poet.
In the spring and summer, the focus for outdoorsy activity shifts from skiing to hiking. On the area's well-kept trails, you can often see moose, foxes, and other native wildlife. The forest is also home to a number of fishing ponds and scenic and wild rivers that are good for paddling.
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