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Mountain top, Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
603-236-8311
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Gourmet cocoa, specialty coffees, fondues, fresh baked pastries, soups and...
Gourmet cocoa, specialty coffees, fondues, fresh baked pastries, soups and great views!
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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ski to this restaurant to have a satiated belly.

If you ski at Waterville valley do not miss this restaurant to warm up, have amazing comfort food like hearty Mac and cheese with bacon or chicken, Korean pulled pork sandwiches, chili, great hot coffee, hot cocoa with real whipped cream and phenomenal cinnamon rolls, beer if you wish. Once the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Rles91
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Decided to eat lunch at the top of the mountain for fun. Had brought sandwiches and just planned on buying drinks, etc. Were surprised to walk in and find an assortment of from scratch foods like mac & cheese, lobster bisque, pulled pork, roasted beet salad. It all looked delicious but since we already had our sandwiches all we tried... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you ski at Waterville valley do not miss this restaurant to warm up, have amazing comfort food like hearty Mac and cheese with bacon or chicken, Korean pulled pork sandwiches, chili, great hot coffee, hot cocoa with real whipped cream and phenomenal cinnamon rolls, beer if you wish. Once the capillaries perfuse your fingertips and toes at the warming... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

Thanks! We're so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you can ski then you can get to some of the worlds most charming l places, one of which is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This winter season's Schwendi Huttte is run by a new couple who come with successful restaurant experience. They have GREAT customer service skills, often soliciting feedback to see what they could do... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it! We're excited to be a part of the Waterville Family. Come back soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Schwendi Hutte has been part of the Waterville Valley Ski resort for years. Owned by the resort, which is very visibly struggling financially, the operation of the restaurant changed hands this year. We visited the restaurant this weekend on Saturday afternoon for lunch. Based on what we saw, hopefully they are just having some growing pains as the new operator... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing some feedback Mike! With new management at Schwendi, we are using the early season to take notes and make some adjustments. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so your suggestions are greatly appreciated! We hope you will come visit us again soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I never thought that a restaurant on top of a mountain could make such good food, but I was wrong. This place has good food and good service.

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! It's tough to maintain a quality menu so far up the mountain so it means a lot when someone takes notice. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks Ben! More 

CT
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The problem with a nice place like this is that I'm torn between sitting on the deck, enjoying the view and having a beer and actually skiing. The wait was somewhat long but I was there at a peak time of day and it was worth it. They have a limited but varied menu. Its great to be able to... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed it! Schwendi Hutte is my favorite place for "brews and views" as well! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks! More 

New Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Best mountain top warming hut/eatery in NH! Great atmosphere, warm and inviting. Soup or chili hits the spot as does a terrific assortment of brews. We loved stopping in for a mid morning coffee, lunch or hot chocolate and HUGE cookie after lunch. EXCELLENT experience. On a sunny day that deck must really be the place to be! Look forward... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed Schwendi! You definitely have to come see the views from the deck on a clear day, they are some of the best in New England. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We are frequent customers at the Schwendi Hutte at Waterville Valley. The menu is much more varoied than at any of the other mountain establishments. The food is made to order. The baked goods are some of the best we have ever had at a ski mountain restaurant. The staff id friendly and the views, on a clear day, are... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

I love hearing we have such loyal guests! Be sure to let us know if you ever have questions or comments. Thanks! -Pete PSununu@waterville.com More 

Rhode Island
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Schwendi Hutte was a highlight of our trip. It's at the top of the mountain and only accessible by lift. Downstairs is a comfy bring-your-own snacks area and restrooms. Upstairs it's a cozy mini-cafeteria. We shared a serving of the 'entree of the day' which was a HUGE serving of Shepherd's Pie. We also got hot cocoa. Other options... More 

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WVResort, Manager at Schwendi Hutte, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our cozy mountain top restaurant. We do a lot of sampling up there and it's amazing when it warms up and you can also take in the great views. Hope to see you again soon! More 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The view is great...the food is okay...but if you should arrive after 2:30pm....no food no drinks no anything.... the staff is mostly interested in getting home and is more than ready to kick you out....sorry 2:31 no food / drink service. Even if you come early in the day the service is slow and sad. Time for a change of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mountain top, Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Waterville Valley
  • Phone Number: 603-236-8311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Gourmet cocoa, specialty coffees, fondues, fresh baked pastries, soups and great views!

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