My husband and I stayed at the Beacon Resort for the weekend (May 10-12, 2013). The weather was not great (it rained most of the time) but that is not the fault of the Beacon.
Our room was a jacuuzi room (room# 147) on the ground floor. The room is not fancy but it does have a very spacious jacuuzi tub in the corner of the room, which can fit two people comfortably. ;) Let me say right now that I have never experienced such a great hot water supply. I filled up the jacuzzi with very hot water and my hubby took a shower right after and still had hot water. That was very impressive. The bathroom was small but it housed a shower/tub, toilet, and vanity. You should know in advance, they supply soap but there was no shampoo or conditioner. There is also a nice tv in the room and good channels.
The resort has free wifi but I will say that it was very slow and sometimes didn't work at all. The weather may have been a factor there because the internet worked ok, when it was sunny out.
They have 1 indoor pool and one outdoor pool. The outdoor pool was not open yet (still too cold outside). The indoor pool was great! It was big and reached a depth of 5'4" so you could jump in (but no diving). I read complaints about the pool liner being ripped but it had already been fixed by the time we arrived. The pool was definitely heated. It wasn't warm but it wasn't really cold either. Except for one mean little girl that jumped in to spash me on purpose (before I had gotten in), the pool environment was nice. People respect your space and are friendly.
There is also a nice sized jacuzzi near the pool (aka: a great place for parents to hang out). I read a review here a short time ago that complained about the jacuzzi having one pump that hangs over the edge into the water and that it's "just over grown pool with attached portable whirlpool." I am going to disagree. There is a weird looking thing that hangs one the edge of the jacuzzi but it does not supple the bubbles. I'm pretty sure it is an automatic water feeder for when the water gets low. There is a switch on the wall to make the jacuzzi turn on. The jacuzzi temperature was hit and miss. The first time we used the hot tub it was very warm. The second time it was more like a luke warm bath. I think they must turn on the heat at a certain time, which would account for the temperature difference.
We ate at the on site restaurant (Dad's Restaurant?) every day for breakfast and dinner. The food there is fantastic. My hubby had a prime rib and it was so thick. The portions were huge! The serving staff are very nice and helpful. They also have a meal plan you can buy at a reasonable rate.
We clearly went up to NH too early in the season. Almost everything was closed. We went to the Flume, which was beautiful and fun (you better like walking). Clarks Trading Post was not open yet but having been there before, it is a lot of fun. Loon Mountain was also closed. I'm pretty sure most things are not opening up until the end of May/early June. There is a great mini-golf up there (sorry, I can't remember the name). They also have zip line adventures, which we didn't get to try due to the rain but it looks like fun. This is definitely a tourist town. There is not a lot going on in between seasons so if you are looking to keep busy, go in the summer or winter (not early spring).
We had a great trip (again, except for the rain) and will absolutely go back again in the summer months.
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