My wife and I recently spent a week at Forest Glen and had a wonderful time. As other reviewers had noted, it is tucked away off the main street providing all the guests with a very quiet setting to enjoy nature and to avoid traffic noise. During our stay we sensed that we were in a somewhat remote setting, yet we knew that the North-South route and all the restaurants and shops of North Conway were just a couple of minutes away when we needed them.
We were greeted by friendly staff when we arrived late Friday evening and found our room very clean and neat. Throughout our stay we found our studio suite to be very comfortable and we prepared many of our meals in the more than adequate kitchen. We also took the opportunity to use their modern laundry facilities, complete with ice machine. The grounds of FG are very well maintained and the pool seemed very attractive even though my wife and I never used it. I would have loved to have played some tennis on their tennis court, but did not have the opportunity to do so. (Suggestion - they could have a sign-up sheet of guests who are looking for a tennis partner). The court was in good shape although it needed a washing.
Forest Glen is very family friendly. It has a game room (pinball, video arcade), table tennis, pool, hot tubs, a TV room, basketball court, picnic area, barbecue grills, and a large area for kids to run around safely. It also has free bikes that the guests can use to bike around the area.
A couple of nice touches included a free wine and cheese social Saturday evening where guests could meet each other and free coffee and newspapers in the lobby lounge area in the mornings.
Forest Glen did more than meet our expectations. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it as a destination for families, seniors and couples. Yes, some of the decor might be a bit dated but FG is clean, comfortable and homey, and a very quiet place to enjoy the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Make sure to plan your stay well so that you enjoy all that the region has to offer. There is so much to do. Hiking, rafting, kayaking, biking and rock climbing are some of the more active alternatives to shopping and eating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are conveniently located 1 mile from the village shops and restaurants and only 2 miles from tax free factory outlet shopping. All of our compact yet fully equipped units include a complete kitchen. Our units can accommodate 2-6 people. ... more less