We just finished a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Mountain Club on Loon. We ski at Loon 2-3 time a winter and generally stay 4 days at a time. We have stayed in the Rams Horn and Village at Loon condos, but really prefer the Mountain Club, and have stayed there exclusively in recent years. It is so easy, once you check in and leave your car in the garage under the hotel, you don't need it until you leave. In the morning you take the elevator to the ski lockers, then ski down to the Gondola. For lunch, to warm up or at the end of the day you just ski in. Lunch is much cheeper and more relaxed in your suite than on the mountain. If you are cold swing by the room or your ski locker to pick up a layer. You can get to the Restaurant/bar, spa, health club or pools without traveling outside.
The accommodations consist of Club Rooms (King sized bed, fold out chair, desk area and Balcony), Studios (with a full kitchen, dining area and living area where 2 full sized beds pull down and there is also a couch that can be made up as a bed), and Suites which combine the other two units together. There are Slope SIde and River Side units. Most people want to stay Slope Side (and pay more for it), but we have found that side is noisier, with snowmaking and grooming at night during the winter, and we prefer the view of the Pemigewasset River and Mountains from the River SIde units.
We have stayed at the Mountain Club mostly in the ski season, but have returned in the summer and for the Highland Games (Scottish Festival) and foliage viewing in the fall. Many of the activities at the Highland Games take place in the hotel function rooms, and it was wonderful to hear the bagpipers warming up on the slopes outside.
The Health Club and Spa includes a full service spa, outdoor (seasonal) and indoor pools, an outdoor hot-tub (year-round), a hot-tub, sauna and steam bath in both the men's and women's locker rooms, a weight room, an aerobic studio, and squash and racquetball courts. They have classes in Yoga, Pilates, Water Aerobics and Spinning.
Outdoor winter activities (at Loon Mountain) include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and tubing in addition to alpine skiing. The lift serviced day and night tubing takes place right outside the Mountain Club. As does horseback riding in the summer and fall. Loon also offers Gondola rides to the summit, glacial caves to explore, wall climbing, bungee trampoline jumping, a zip-line across the Pemigewasset, and bike tours of Franconia Notch during the summer and fall. The paved bike path trough Franconia Notch is a scenic, several mile, up and down (mostly down, dropping about 1000 vertical feet from Cannon Mountain to the Flume) ride. It passes by Echo and Profile Lakes, The Basin and ends at the base of the Flume. You can stop for a picnic and take in the view of Mount Lafayette and the Franconia Ridge, or take an icy dip in the Pemigewasset River. The entire family really enjoyed this activity during our summer stay.
The Black Diamond Bar and Grille has a wide variety of dishes and wide range of prices. We found the food on both ends of the spectrum interesting and very good.
The carpeting in many of the hallways is old and worn. However on this visit we were on a hallway that was recently redone with new carpet, wood panels and chair rails on the walls, and textured wall paper. Our unit had been totally redone with marble counters in the kitchen area and the bath rooms, and all new appliances (new, but the dishwasher and refrigerator seem pretty low end) (the stove and microwave were of higher quality). A new washer and drier where in the same room with the ice machine down the hall.
We really love the Mountain Club, and highly recommend it as the best place to stay at Loon Mountain. As they say about real estate, "Location, location, location."
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