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The Balsams

1000 Cold Spring Road, State Route 26, Dixville Notch, Dixville, NH 03576
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New York City, New York
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77 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Attempting to present themselves as "proper" an "up scale" they fail at both. The "Proper wait staff chastise our children for holding a folk somewhat incorrectly" The menu is limited and appears to cater to a singular group which is of DAR heritage. If not Catholic, you may feel uncomfortable.

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5 Thank 635george
charlestown mass
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I stayed here a long time ago and am looking for a trip back. I don't know which time is better, i stayed in the winter time and "oh my god" First of all it is self contained it has everyhting you need starting from the board in the hotel lobby that has your name as an arriving guest, then... More 

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8 Thank irene j
North Conway, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The location of this majestic hotel is quite remote, but at the same time welcoming and opulent. The food was highest quality, and our room was very romantic . You have to see it to believe it. It's like something time forgot.... But in a good way.

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11 Thank kimdowns
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My neice took me by The Balsams October 19, 2014. The place is in sad shape. It's been all closed down, broken into. Broken window's and dooors. Doesn't look any one or any work as been done to it. I loved the older side of it. We didn't go in. There was animal fieces all over the porch. It would... More 

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22 Thank joannelafleur
Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I took the hard trail and it was a scramble up a fairly steep slippery trail. I missed the easier trail driving out to the notch. My wife wasn't able to complete this trail, too tough for her hiking level. Really nice views from Table Rock, but it's a bit unnerving walking out to the end. And I'm not usually... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was actually staying here for business because I couldn't find a decent hotel in the Colebrook, NH area. This was had very very unique rooms and big character. The happy hour was a nice touch, the food was pretty good, and the surrounding areas were a clean and inviting lake, hiking trails, and sporting courts. I really liked this... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I tried to book a vacation this past year, but was disappointed to see that the resort has been closed for renovations. I can't wait for the Balsams to re-open. My family vacationed here every year when I was growing up, and it was fun for all ages. There is so much to do at the resort, and it reminds... More 

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4 Thank MrAndMrsBouronich
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We were on a road trip to New England and I came across this resort in a guide book. I wanted to see the famous Dixville Notch anyway and as we came over the Notch we could see The Balsams set back from the road. What a beautiful sight! We went in the back road and didn't determine until we... More 

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3 Thank lnois
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

finally stopped for a romantic week-end, after have driven by year after year! Now I know what I was missing. This place is fantastic, the grounds are breathtaking the views are fantastic. It s a grand hotel we stayed in guedt room in older section and this is were you want to be. It s very cosy and old fashion.... More 

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1 Thank Julthi
Way's Mills
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Yesterday I stopped at the Balsams to check it out for a possible group event I'm planning. I was surprised to see it closed, but more shocked to see the current condition of it. The website says that it is undergoing renovations (no on-site signage). That's an understatement. I thought that the place had been blown down by a hurricane.... More 

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